How To Get Your Affiliate Sales Rolling!
by Joshua Rose
What can Michael Jordan, Ed McMahon and hundreds of other high
profile product endorsers teach you about cashing in with
Affiliate sales? Tons! In effect, they're Super Affiliates.
After all, what is the role of an Affiliate? It's to gain sales
by endorsing a product.
Would Nike have sold as many sneakers without Mike? Or, would
The Publishers Clearing House have sold all those magazines
without Ed? Not a chance.
Why are companies willing to pay their endorsers such big bucks?
Simple. They know all too well that *trust and credibility*
Let's put it this way: What if Nike had hired me, Joshua Rose,
to endorse their products? Pretty ridiculous, huh? Why in the
world would someone buy some Nike's if I told them to? They
It's exactly the same in the online world. Why should someone
buy a product you're endorsing as an Affiliate? Who are you?
Why should I listen to you? I don't know you. Your endorsement
is next to meaningless, sorry.
If you want my business, you must first convince me that you're
worth listening to in the first place. But gain my respect and
trust, and the opportunities are endless.
The key to Affiliate success is to at first focus your efforts
*away* from your products and *towards* marketing vehicles that
give you the opportunity to win trust.
-Write a 3-10 part Free Report brimming with insightful and
useful information and I'll start paying attention to you.
-Publish a newsletter with more of the same. And let me get
a sense of who you are as a person. I like what I see. Now I'll
think more seriously about your endorsements.
-Write a Free E-book that's going to help me. It can be in your
own words or a compilation of the work of others. Help me and
you'll gain my respect ... and my ear.
-Submit articles to ezines. The more I see your name, the more
credibility I'll associate with you. I'll sign-up for your
newsletter to learn what else you have to say.
-Show me that you've used the products you're suggesting. How,
exactly did you benefit? What were the results? Is there any
downside at all? (You see? Now you've got me paying attention
and asking for more information).
Get the idea? Affiliate sales are all about building relationships, not
promoting products. You can promote until you're green in the
face, but if you haven't developed a personal relationship with
your prospects, and earned their respect and trust, it's
unlikely you'll ever get more than a handful of sales.
And remember this, Affiliate success does not come overnight.
Like anything worthwhile, it takes effort and commitment.
The good news is that once you establish who you are and win
the respect of your leads, it does indeed become easier.
After successfully crossing the trust and credibility threshold,
it's not difficult to transfer this influence to additional
top-notch products and opportunities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joshua Rose cuts through the glut of Internet "hype" and
"false promises" to identify the "genuine" marketing
techniques that are REALLY getting the results. For more
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