Gaining top affiliates into your sales force is key to exploding your online profits to levels never reached before. However, to attract these top affiliates to your affiliate program, you need to promise them specific benefits that they will receive upon joining your affiliate program and promoting your product offers.
Most top affiliates are not going to be impressed enough to promote your product offer if you offer a high percentage commission or have an impressive conversion ratio. It’s going to take a combination of valuable benefits in order for them to join your affiliate sales force.
Other benefits besides high commission rates and high conversion ratios top affiliate would be interested in include the following:
- Getting a higher commission rate than most affiliates – the top affiliate is established in the industry and will expect to be treated as such in return for using his/her extensive knowledge and contacts to promote your product offer. Otherwise, the top affiliate will look elsewhere and consider other proposals.
- Getting exclusive bonuses, such as Private Label Rights or access to an exclusive membership site or forum that you will have others pay for. By offering exclusive products or membership sites, you’ll be more likely to draw interest from the top affiliate in your affiliate marketing proposal.
- Making that top affiliate an exclusive joint venture partner in an upcoming marketing promotion that will enable him/her to make sizable profits fairly easily (just by promoting your product to their lists without any extra advertising).
- Giving that top affiliate top-notch tools, marketing promotions, and easy contact access to help make it easier for them to promote your product offers.
These are just some ideas to consider in order to gain top affiliates in your affiliate sales force.
Finding and successfully recruiting well-respected, experienced affiliates into your affiliate sales force is a major key in being able to increase your online profits by a significant margin. But, do you know how to recruit them into your affiliate sales force?
Well-respected, experienced affiliates are not just going to take any Internet marketer’s offer to join their affiliate program just because the marketer asks him/her to join. The fact is, these affiliate marketers have many Internet marketers who come to them with affiliate program and joint venture proposals. As a result, they can be choosy over whose products they want to promote. Therefore, you really need to consider several factors before asking them to join your affiliate program and promote your product offers.
One factor is that you shouldn’t just “come out of the blue” and ask them to join your affiliate program. Like you would with your opt-in list, you should build a relationship with the affiliate marketer first. This can include buying their products, conversing with them in forums and on blogs, assisting them when possible, etc. By establishing a relationship with them beforehand, they’ll be much more receptive to joining your affiliate sales force and promoting your product offers.
Another factor you should consider is how high a commission rate you should offer them. Because they have so many affiliate program and joint venture proposals to consider, don’t expect a 50% commission rate is going to entice them to join – that’s more likely to get your proposal overlooked and disposed of. The fact is, 50% commission rates are not as enticing nowadays because everyone is proposing at least that. For your proposal to be seriously considered, the commission rate will have to be higher than 50%.
Reed Floren is a “Mild-Mannered Young Minnesota Hotshot” according to The American Spectator Reed has been featured on the front page in numerous newspapers, magazines and in business books for his endeavors online.
Thank you for this opportunity to interview you.
First of all, can you tell me please something about yourself?
I’ve been marketing online since 1999 when I was 13. Now I’m 23 and consider myself a semi-retired internet marketer. I am best known for my JV brokering skills but also make a nice living off my products, hosting giveaway events, and speaking internationally.
How and why did you get into to the giveaway world?
The first giveaway I worked on was with Henry Gold and I helped out behind the scenes we did an event that brought in around 50,000 subscribers in about a month. Almost a year later I did my first giveaway event to build my list and I went from 0 people on my list to over 3,500 in 7 days.
What exactly are giveaway events?
Giveaway events are websites hosted by one or more individuals who invite people with products of their own and lists to market to who will contribute a product to be given away in exchange for building their list. It’s a win/win for everyone involved since the members of the giveaway can download thousands of dollars worth of products for free.
How can I benefit from a giveaway event as an event owner?
As a giveaway event owner you benefit that most because you can build a list of thousands of members in a very short time frame. In fact I have a service where I will setup and host a giveaway event for you and I will take care of all of the work. You can check that out here: http://www.giveawaylistbuilding.com it’s a guaranteed way of adding thousands of subscribers to your list.
How does a contributor benefit from such event?
A contributor benefits by adding dozens or sometimes hundreds if not thousands of subscribers to their list for free just by putting a product of their own in the giveaway and promoting the giveaway event to their list.
Tell me about your most successful giveaway event?
My most successful one with a partner was the one that Henry Gold and I did my personal best I built a list of over 18,000 subscribers in a week while helping my girlfriend at the time move.
What can you tell me about how NOT to run giveaway event?
You need to have the right contributors on board and you need to make sure they contribute quality products. Also remind them to promote and consider having a contest.
Can you explain how to best make your giveaway a successful one?
Invite the right people, make sure they promote and give them a reason to promote hard such as a contest.
People say that your list should be made of buyers. When you do a giveaway, what is your approach to convert your freebie members into buyers?
I typically make around $1 per subscriber per month so let’s say you want to earn $10,000 a month build a list of 10,000 subscribers. To turn some of my freebie seekers into customers I will promote low price products and I will promote products that cost well over $1,000 because I know that there are people at all ranges of the spectrum.
Do you think that giveaways have become too saturated in the marketplace?
No they have not as long as you have a track record for success with these like I do you’ll be able to run these. I think it’s very hard for someone to get started running a giveaway if nobody knows who they are unless they have someone else who is “known” in the industry.
How do you make your giveaway stand out and attract attention?
I pay immediately which helps and I have a good relationship with many marketers who like to promote giveaway events.