How to Advertise Affiliate Programs the Smart Way

The whole purpose of affiliate marketing is the promoting of products or services on line. The affiliate signs up with the marketing section of the company or the advertiser and then takes on the active role of looking for new customers.

Advertising is the way to make huge numbers of people aware that certain products are available on the market and because of this it has to be both interesting and attractive to consumers. If the advertising is good it will pull in the customers and become a powerful tool, but if it isn’t appealing it simply will not be effective. This is why the affiliate has to use smart methods of advertising to achieve the best possible results.

An illustration of smart advertising is the use and re-use of just one key concept of affiliate marketing, and that is the way in which an affiliate can use the abilities of other people to drive more visitors to the website. The financial side of creating an affiliate marketing program and making it valuable can be simple, yet it is indisputable.

For example, when a visitor ups a form to the affiliate’s website, the affiliate may be earning .50 cent from the company whose service or products he is promoting and if in total he receives and refers ten visitors each day, this means he has earned 5.00. It is also possible for the affiliate to boost his earnings by using others. Every time he recruits or gets people to fill out forms or make purchases he receives a monetary reward so it is, therefore, in his interest to use as many other people as he can.

A significant income can be achieved by an affiliate marketer by doing three things. The first of these is to find a profitable site. The second is to link with companies who are generous with their leads and then last of all he needs to find an up and coming on line company and start recruiting affiliates for this organization.


  • Trent Partridge

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Good sound recommendations they are totally on point.

    Trent Partridge
    Director of SEO and SMM

  • Matt Hanson

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Good writing. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed my Google News Reader..

    Matt Hanson


    Reply Reply October 14, 2008


  • Any part of the process that can be looked at as another revenue stream is an excellent idea. I like the addition of the form.

    Kenny Ritchie

  • PV Reymond

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Advertising is key when it comes to making money.

    Very informative post.

    Keep up the great work.

    ^PV Reymond

  • Rivers

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Keep on happening Reed. Even with the baby in your busy life you have not missed a step!


    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Great Post Reed.
    It all depends on advertising and conversion in the end

    2ask.wss last blog post..Free Blogs and Free Sub-domains For PURE BACKLINKS

  • Liz Nichols

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    If you can find a company who gives you warm leads to follow up with, or has an inexpensive source of pre-called leads, you have a chance of recruiting them.

    Otherwise, you’re stuck with methods that are either slow, annoying, generally ineffective, or expensive: buying lists of co-reg leads, free traffic exchanges, expensive PPC campaigns, or of course, calling on your friends and family once again to support your new product…which quickly makes you persona non grata with the f and f group.

    Liz Nichols

    Liz Nicholss last blog post..Moving Internet Marketers to Goals

  • Peter

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Hallo Reed,
    This is not a Blog which is getting you on the start doing affiliates work. I don’t know what the heck you want to say within this blog ? What is smart advertising ? To use abilities of others ? HI-Hi-Hi one alone or one is doing a review of a MP of others ? that is smart ? Do you think about the time involved to scrutinize effectively thru others programs ?
    Oh Reed your baby is catching your time for valuable reports or Blogs.

  • tmobil8

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Greetings Reed, Thomas Richmond here, another good write up, lot of meat. For affliates and business advertisers who want free leads (potential customers) go here P.s. its free, this is why im giving it away. Happy Advertising!!

  • Timothy Millar

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Hey Reed,
    Great post even if not every one liked it!Controversy is King! One problem though,If you are a newbie with an unproven product, how do you get people to offer your product? I have
    ideas but getting others onboard seems almost
    impossible.(hint hint) Have a wonderful Day.
    “The Leprechaun”

    Timothy Millars last blog post..Blogging for Traffic?

  • John Bandy

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Hi Reed,

    Great reading with lot of fine points. That is what I am doing now. I am going for the affiliate programs with residual income. I will try others as I progress. It is a pleasure reading your articles. Have a great day and thanks for everything.


  • StoneCS

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Great post Reed,

    I’ve been getting emails about these posts for awhile but haven’t read but a couple, mostly just been so busy.

    I just noticed the odiogo player. I was just thinking of starting up a TTS program too.

    I’m getting so used to video or audio that I’m too lazy to read more than a paragraph or two. ;P

  • Jorge EZ Affiliate

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Great article Reed…

    Many people advertise less in tough economic times; I think that is the time they should advertise more to stay a float.

    What do you think about this?


    Jorge EZ Affiliates last blog post..Why is an Online Affiliate Business a Good Move in a Tough Economy?

  • TeasasTips

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    To be honest with you Reed,I never found an affiliate program that paid me any amount of substantial income. Either I was a late comer, promoting products that had been on the market for awhile, or just didn’t use the right marketing avenues. LOL.

    However, I’ve found my nirvana being an affiliate for NeverBlueAds and HydraNetworks..they are CPA programs, and I have seen my commissions literally quadruple, if not more…so to your point, advertise affiliate programs that are smart, you are right…you must find your fit, find out where your strength is and go for it.

    TeasasTipss last blog post..10 Ways To Boost Your Twitter Followers

  • Brahim El Mouaddin

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Congrats ! Mr Reed for your illustrations about affiliate programs . It requires less capital and the compensation plan can double exponentially . ; is the Root – me Brahim at begining gives another stem to the root and by far I do affiliate . It would new leads and some traffic to underlying Web-site which no other than . as for commissions can’t collect my JV doesn’t operate . That’s why …

  • Wayne Bell

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    You hit the nail on the head Reed. Advertising is the foundation of affiliate marketing or any other type of business “BUT” if you don’t learn and follow a few basic rules it could all be for not. Seeing this article is about affiliates, lets stick wth that. My wife and I where lucky enough early on to discover two of the best programs online for those interested in becoming affiliate marketers. We have links to both of them on one of our websites at:>
    The support they offer is second to none and you will find the owners very approachable. Whenever we needed help, they where there for us.


  • David Smyth

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    [QUOTE]: ‘Hallo Reed,
    This is not a Blog which is getting you on the start doing affiliates work. I don’t know what the heck you want to say within this blog ? What is smart advertising ? To use abilities of others ? HI-Hi-Hi one alone or one is doing a review of a MP of others ? that is smart ? Do you think about the time involved to scrutinize effectively thru others programs ?
    Oh Reed your baby is catching your time for valuable reports or Blogs.

    Peter, I’m not really sure of what the essence of your posting is – but it doesn’t sound terribly pleasant. Maybe I’ve misread your meaning? … Astonishing.

    Best to all.

    P.S. Good advertising is an art, in my humble opinion; you can hit market targets if you take the road less traveled. We all want originality and relevance ….. Entertain us!

    David Smyths last blog post..Online Advertising – How To Effectively Promote Your Business

  • Delords

    Reply Reply October 14, 2008

    Great Post reed,

    Its True Advertising is the Key to Online success buts its only when you are advertising at the Right places.

  • Elwood Glasper

    Reply Reply October 15, 2008

    Hello Reed I found this Great program and with the economy like it is I know every one could use the service but I can’t get any response to it! What would be your suggestion?
    Thank You

  • Geoff Dodd

    Reply Reply October 15, 2008

    Thanks Reed.
    Advertising that uses lots of people is ‘leveraged’ advertising in my book, like an affiliate program itself. I get leverage by affiliating with Adlandpro in Canada and taking advantage of their range of services and community of active home business people. My provided link shows how I then ‘target a sub group’ – in this case business women. I think effective advertising has to focus on a target and become specialized on a keyword-defined niche. e.g. teen ringtones. If we don’t focus, we won’t get profitable.

    Geoff D, Australia

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 15, 2008

    @Trent thank you

    @Matt thanks for adding me to your RSS reader

    @Harold thank you

    @Kenny glad you like it

    @PV agreed thanks

    @Rivers thank you 🙂

    @2ask agreed

    @Liz you could sell an inexpensive report and have JV partners promote it when you sell the report you can grab their contact info.

    not sure what you are getting at

    @Thomas thank you

    @Timothy I suggest connecting with other marketers, perhaps those you have bought from before and get to know them.

    @John residual income is awesome, keep it up

    @StoneCS that odiogo player rocks, thanks

    @Jorge I agree recessions are a great way to strategize, advertise and take market share

    @TeasesTips what were you using to promote the products?

    @Brahim, @Wayne thank you

    @David thanks and I agree it is an art and science

    @Delords yes you need to advertise in the right places at the right price

    @Elwood sorry I have no input on that product

    @Geoff leveraging is the key to success

  • Brahim

    Reply Reply February 23, 2009

    your system is superb . it gives proof of being the best in promoting products and by the by bidding heads-up to these products . the results would be more sale and muchmore profits . if only marketers could use the system , they will find the truth about it themselves !

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    Reply Reply November 17, 2009

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