Thank you so much!!
Hope you have a victorious day too!
Great discussion and thank you for getting it going.
The very first thing I would do is listen to the podcast I did with passive and affiliate income superstar Pat Flynn. The guy is brilliant. He has tons of information.
I agree with Joel and Marianne!!!
Thanks Lisa! : )
Great! Will most definitely check out his website!
Like Marianne mentioned, Amazon is easy to do, however I can't say I have made much off mine either. Whatever products you "use" or believe in, ask if they have an affiliate program. I have a few on my resources website. As far as setting up an affiliate program for your own site. I use ejunkie.
Thank you for popping in on the discussion!
It has always been a natural thing for me to be a "resource outfitter" and I am always sharing
links, names, referrals and resources with people ....
it will be fun to go around and see who has affiliate programs!
Again, thank you!
I only have Amazon but really don't have much traffic on my site (yet) but hope to soon!
Still new to affliates and what works well...just like you! :)
I hope some if the replies help you too!! : )
Being an affiliate expert is the same as being a sales expert. Make sure you believe in what you promote. At the very least I would recommend using the products/services that you promote. The key is to come across as helping people rather than shoving affiliates in their face. The best way to do this is through building relationships and a platform. I would highly recommend reading the book Platform, by Michael Hyatt (I won't give you an affiliate link :) ). It lays out many details on becoming reputable. Once people know, like and trust you, they will feel comfortable buying from you whether it's digital products, physical products and everything in between. You should also look at books by Zig Ziglar and Brian Tracey on selling as the principles transfer online too.
That being said, find products that have a high commission rate. Amazon's commission rate is too low so I would look for items that give you at least 40% or more commission. You can find websites geared toward affiliate products. Look at CommissionJunction or ClickBank.com for more info. Many of these products offer commission rates of 50% and higher.
I have several WordPress training video series and offer a 50% commission rate. I haven't gotten rich (yet) from it but it's fun to partner with others who sell your product for you. I also offer a smaller commission rate for people who refer work to me for web design, WordPress set/alterations, etc. I happily pay others to sell my products and services. Perhaps you could create something and offer it as an affiliate opportunity for others to sell? But then we come back to building your Platform to get people to know/trust you (as described in Michael Hyatt's book).
No affiliate links were made in the posting of this article :)
Thank you for this wealth of information!
I will most definitely take a look at everything you listed!
Love what you said "The key is to come across as helping people rather than shoving affiliates in their face."
The thing that appeals to me the most about the "affiliate world" is that it really does seem to help all that are involved in the process! One person (affiliate) believes in a product and shares it with another person to help them move forward and in return the person behind the product is being helped too! Sounds like a good thing to me especially when I think about coaches, authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, organizations that put so much of what they make towards a mission and the list goes on!
Again, thank you!