How to Keep Affiliates Motivated

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  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    Exactly. The more they make sales, the more you make and every sale counts. Hope everything goes well in the hospital and you’ll soon have a healthy child 🙂

  • Chris Imamshah

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    Reed, I sure hope that some merchants with affiliate programs read this post because it contains great tips for them.

    I, as an affiliate marketer find that there are virtually no merchants doing what you suggest here and, it’s a shame as they’re probably leaving a ton of money on the table.

    Best wishes that everything goes smoothly with the birth of your new blessing.

    Regards,
    Chris
    http://www.fastinternetmarketingtips.com

  • Linda Morro

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    ….and this is exactly why I hate joining team sites because you work your butt off and those under you (like you said) disappear or want you to do it all for them. Don’t get me wrong, I will help all of those who want help but you get to know the ones that want you to do it for them and reap the benefits. Maybe if that’s all I had to do, I wouldn’t mind.

    Keep up the great articles Reed! Good luck tonight.

    Linda

  • John Marena

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    I hope everything turns out Ok with the baby.
    All i can see and read is about affiliates,but
    no one tells you how to find an affiliate to
    help with you product.I have asked at least
    20 differant people on the net including you
    and no one seems to be able to answer the
    question.I want to find an affiliate to help
    me sell my product,or a JV Partner.How do i
    find them??????????????????????????????
    John

  • Kenny Ritchie

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    The easier you make it for your affiliates to promote the more likely they are to do so.

    If you can write the great copy for them and they’ll use it then great get the sales letter in there for them.

    In all likelyhood you will promote your own product if you know the conversion rates of some keywords or email headlines share this info it can only make it more likely they will promote for you.

    Kenny Ritchies last blog post..Product Launches – Strategy Issues

  • Linda Morro

    Reply Reply September 29, 2008

    John ~ Have you tried sites like PayDotCom or Clickbank. They are always looking for affiliates to sell their products.

    Hope this helps.
    Linda

  • Wayne Bell

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Gret advise Reed. I am sure many will benefit from it. I believe one of the most important things to master when starting or running any type of Business, online or offline, is Time management. If anyone is interesed, there is an excellent article on this subject at:> http://bellshomeprofitnetwork.wordpress.com/category/work-at-home/

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  • Fatherspirit

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    ‘John ~ Have you tried sites like PayDotCom or Clickbank. They are always looking for affiliates to sell their products.’

    Good point Linda – Clickbank is an invaluable resource for any affiliate marketer! Very well patronized and influential and it has the ‘cream’ of online products to sell.

    Best Regards to Reed, Marissa, ‘the little one’ and all readers on this site!

    Regards,
    D.B.

    Fatherspirits last blog post..~ The Birth Of Fatherspirit Inc.! ~

  • Fatherspirit

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    ‘In conjunction with bonuses be sure and give your affiliates the credit they deserve. Nothing is as nice as seeing your name in the monthly newsletter under great achievements. Set up contests and bonuses that create instant rewards for productivity. Anything you can do that lets them know you see their hard work and are thankful for it will inspire them to new heights. This translates into more effort, sales and money. The more successful they are the more successful you are!’

    Great article Reed!

    I have even heard of one extraordinary Businessmen who knows the names of his affiliates by heart; he also knows the names of their families and what everybody does etc.

    An American Internet identity (name with-held) reportedly travels the country to meet with all of his affiliates, face-to-face! He holds expensive dinners (and he insists on footing the bill) and sends regular gifts and incentives – for no particular reason, just because he wants to!

    It’s no wonder that he has an almost 100% retention rate with his affiliates!

    Regards,
    Dave.

    Fatherspirits last blog post..~ The Birth Of Fatherspirit Inc.! ~

  • Fatherspirit

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    ‘You should strive to stay in contact with your worst sellers as well as your best. Contact them both regularly. The good sellers will appreciate the recognition and the worst will be prodded to make some movement. Really, the main reason they are not producing is lack of leadership skills or guidance. You can easily address this issue by writing your own marketing course. Make it available to your affiliates free and perhaps make some money by selling it to non-affiliates.’

    One wise soul once said that marketing was ‘not about recruiting big numbers and hitting home-runs on the sales page!’ Instead, he believed that the nurturing of friendships (by staying in close touch with) and supporting the dreams of his affiliates and associates was of supreme importance!

    He served first, collected checks last! And, guess what? His business boomed like no other!

    Cheers,
    Dave.

    Fatherspirits last blog post..~ The Birth Of Fatherspirit Inc.! ~

  • normz2

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Good luck for the up coming event. Boy or girl? When you have people working for you have to keep the pot boiling for best results.
    norm.

  • Lynda Mekalick

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Another great post, Reed.Good luck at the hospital.We’re all as excited as you are!
    John, you should register yourself with Clickbank and/or PayDotCom.Your product will then be listed for affiliates to join.If your product is really good, is of value, and is appealing then the affiliates will want to market ir for you.Be generous with your commission rate.Check out what other publishers/producers are paying for similar products and you’ll soon get an idea of what % to pay as a commission rate.Good luck
    Cheers
    Lynda Mekalick

  • Delords

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    Thanks reed,

    Really many merchants don’t think well about their affiliates or support their affiliates all they are interested is just for the affiliate to keep sending traffics and sales to them which is really bad.

  • Teasas Tips

    Reply Reply September 30, 2008

    I believe when people get into affiliate marketing they think they can just get signups and the money will flow like honey. What they don’t understand, is that the real work begins once you get a downline. Thanks for the info Reed.

    Teasas Tipss last blog post..You Were Born Rich

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply October 2, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Keeping your affiliates motivated is really important if you want to maximize your profit.

    Affiliates can help you to increase your traffic and sales with almost no effort on your part. Therefore you have to take care of them.

    Offer high commissions and always pay, give them tools and resources, train and support them. The results will be amazing.

    Thanks,
    ^PV Reymond

    http://www.pvreymond.com/stair

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 5, 2008

    @Jussi yes it’s always great to send a big check to affiliates since when they make money you make money 🙂

    @Chris thanks yeah a lot of people leave money on the table

    @Linda thanks; yes downlines can be a hard way to make money

    @Wayne thanks time management is something a lot of people struggle with

    @David that’s impressive on what that guy you know does to motivate his affiliates and I agree with you that relationships matter a lot in this business.

    @normz2 thanks

    @Lynda yes paying out a generous commission will help you out big time

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 5, 2008

    @Delords I hope more and more people will change that mindset

    @TeasesTips it’s definitely not a get rich quick business

    @PV good tips

  • Shawn Horwood

    Reply Reply December 15, 2008

    I totally agree with you here Reed. I have signed up for affiliate programs and received no help or guidance whatsoever and I often forgot about certain programs. Then there are the few that send you emails every week and have constant contests and bonuses and those appear to be the ones with the most success (go figure). I always found it more enjoyable to the products of those that were helpful and gave constant help and reminders anyway.
    I am currently developing a few products, and I am still working on developing an affiliate program and I have been planning on running contests and giving bonuses to those who are successful

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