Best Ways to Boost your Affiliate Commissions

By Harmen Batubara

Affiliate marketing does not always require that you have your own website, dealing with customers, handling refunds, product development and overall product maintenance. This is one of the simplest ways of excelling in online businesses and earning more profits without having a single product of your own. Your product is simple the medium you used in convincing users to buy a product or service through your affiliate link.

Affiliate marketing is a simple concept to grasp. Promote a product or service and get rewarded in commissions for the successful sales you’ve referred. Here are some powerful tips on how you can boost your affiliate program commissions. Assuming you are already into an affiliate program, what would be the next thing you would want to do? Double, or even triple, your commissions, right? How do you do that effortlessly? Here are some really decent tips on how to boost your affiliate program commissions without sweating it or even breaking a pin from your savings.

Research About best Programs or Best-selling products to promote

Making a research on a service or product you are knowledgeable about and can easily promote is one of the first steps to increasing your affiliate commissions. Obviously, you would want to promote a program that will enable you to get the highest profits in the shortest possible duration.There are many factors to consider in selecting such a program. Choose the ones that have a highly generous commission structure.Always key-in to products that fit in with your targeted audience. And that has a solid track record of paying their affiliate marketers easily and on time. If you cannot seem to increase your investments, dump that program and keep looking for better alternatives to it.

So the idea is only choose the best program to promote. There are so many affiliate program out there and you have the reasons to be picky. Find the one that best matches your target audience groups and offers the most generous commissions to their affiliates. Also, pick the one that always pay their affiliates easily and on time. That’s for sure, nobody wants to loose their money with vendors that have financial problems or difficulties. If you cannot see the increased of your return on investments after some while, it is time to dump that program and choose the others.

Stand out from the crowd 

In affiliate marketing, it seems to be easy, but there are a lot of competition. That is you have to stand out from the crowd. To make you unique, you need to do something extra. One way that most successful affiliate marketers will do is compiling themselves a free report or short e-book that relates to the products or services that they are promoting and allow it to be given away freely to their site visitors.

So it is a good idea to write free PDF reports and/or short eBooks to distribute from your site. There is a great possibility that you are competing with other top affiliates that are promoting the same program. If you start writing meaningful short reports related to the product you are promoting, you will be able to distinguish yourself from the other affiliates, most especially for popular brands or services.In the reports, provide some valuable information, including links and unique videos for free. If possible, add some recommendations about the products. With eBooks, you get some more credibility. Customers will see that in you and they will be enticed to try out what you are offering.

But before you do that, it is wise to always capture your site visitors names and emails before you distribute your free report. The reasons behind it are firstly, for most people, it is a known fact that they have to see your message more than 7 times before they make a decision and purchase your recommendation. By capturing your site visitors’ names and email addresses, you will be able to send them more information about your product and remind them to only buy from you.

Secondly,  you can build a trustable readership with your subscribers by publishing an informative article to your subscribers about tips and tricks of your targeted niche and build . At the end of the day, most people will buy from a person that can provide them useful information rather than a stranger with sales pitch.

Thirdly, you can ‘reuse’ your captured leads for promoting other affiliate programs or your own products. That way you will be able to make an ongoing money rather than ‘one time sale’.

Social Media Pages  And Cheap Ads

Some products sales more with ads. You can boost your affiliate commissions by promoting such products via ads on Facebook, Bing, bidvertisers and other cheap search and PPC advertising platforms.Creating a social media page for the products you intend promoting gives quicker result in most cases. This is because they are easily ranked by search engines and user engagement can increase the possibility of getting huge number of sales quickly.

Another good channel for quick promotion is by creating unique YouTube videos that explains the products/services your are promoting. Insert your affiliate link below the video description to get huge commissions from users that take action immediately after watching your videos.

Ask for higher than normal commission 

If you are already successful with a particular promotion, you should try and approach the merchant and negotiate a percentage commission for your sales. If the merchant is smart, he or she will likely grant your request rather than lose a valuable asset in you. Keep in mind that you are a zero-risk investment to your merchant; so do not be shy about requesting for addition in your commissions. Just try to be reasonable about it.

Write strong pay Per Click ads. PPC search engine is the most effective means of advertising online. As an affiliate, you can make a  income just by managing PPC campaigns such as Google AdWords and Overture. Then you should try and monitor them to see which ads are more effective and which ones to dispose of. Try out these strategies and see the difference it can make to your commission checks in the shortest of time.


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