The Top 3 Ways You Can Boost Your Affiliate Commissions Overnight

Affiliate marketers have it easy in some ways – they do not need to have their own websites, deal with customers, refunds , research and development of new products, maintenance or anything else of the sort.

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to start an online business and earn a profit. If you are already involved with an affiliate program, you probably want to know how to double or even triple your commissions overnight – but how can you do this?

Read on for some tips which can help you to boost your affiliate commissions overnight.

1. You have to find the best affiliate programs and the best products or services to market. It makes sense that you would want to choose a program which allows you to make a lot of money in a very short time. There are a number of things to think about when you are trying to choose a program. You should look for programs which offer a generous commission and have a proven track record of paying their affiliates on time.

You also want to decide on a target market and pick products or services which will appeal to them. There are literally thousands of different affiliate programs out there, which means you can afford to be choosy.

You can shop around and pick the best one for you and make the best use of your time and your advertising budget. Write free e-books, reports and other materials to freely distribute via your website.

You are most likely competing against other affiliates who are involved in the same program – this will enable you to stand out from the crowd. In your reports, make sure to give people useful information. Add recommendations about the product or service you are marketing. E-books give you credibility with potential buyers; this will make them more likely to buy from you.

2. Make sure to collect email addresses from people who download your free e-books and reports. It is common for it to take as many as seven contacts before a sale is made. Keep in contact, it will likely pay off in the future. This is why it’s important to keep this kind of information on file – even if they don’t buy now, you can make follow up contacts and remind them; they may buy later.

You should always get a prospect’s contact information before you send them off to the merchant’s website. After all, you are essentially giving the merchant free advertising. You only make money when someone actually buys from them. If you send all your prospects off to the vendors, you will likely never hear from them again!

Getting their contact information gives you the opportunity to send them information about other products you are marketing; this can let you keep making money instead of making only a one-time commission. A newsletter or e-zine is a good idea.

You can make a lot more sales when you recommend a product to someone you have already established a relationship with as opposed to making a recommendation to a stranger. You will have to walk a fine line between making a sales pitch and giving useful information to your subscribers. You will establish yourself as an expert voice if you continue to give readers entertaining, informative content, which might lead them to make a purchase in the future.

3. Ask the merchants for a higher commission. If you have had success promoting their product in the past, you may well be able to negotiate a higher commission from them. A savvy merchant will probably grant your request rather than risk losing a valuable part of their marketing strategy. To them, you are a no-risk investment; don’t be shy about asking for a higher commission if you merit it – but do keep your demands reasonable.

Write good Pay Per Click Ads. PPC is one of the best ways of advertising online; they are a very cost effective way to run an advertising campaign. Affiliates can make a little extra income just by running PPC campaigns through Overture and Google AdWords. You can fine tune your ads as you go; another great feature of PPC advertising.

Try these techniques and see for yourself the difference they can have in the size of your commission checks; nearly overnight!


  • srie

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Thanks for your email.
    Keep me informed for the latest info!

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  • robert

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    i get zero to ny website

  • Affiliate Marketing

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Company shall pay all Commissions accrued and payable to Affiliate weekly with ACH Direct Deposit payments on the “Commission Payment Date&quot. Affiliate Marketing

  • Kenny Ritchie

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Would you also recommend offering related content of your own as a bonus to the end promotion to make your offer better than others that are promoting the same product?

    Or give it away upfront to build trust and credibility?

    Or both if possible

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  • Robert

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    What 3 ways would you use to promote your own product? I have a set of DVDs on my website and also sell them on Ebay and Amazon, so how else can I promote them without a large list?

    Best regards, Robert

    Keep up the good material.

  • David Nielsen

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Nice tips here, although there pretty standard. You might want to get some PPC training before running ads on Google Adwords. Most people, just starting out, no nothing about Pay Per Click Marketing. Be very careful so Google can’t empty your bank account! Nice job Reed!

  • Alfonso

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Indeed,PPC advertising is the best way of advertising online but i decided to get PPC for free, Initially, I thought this is just another scam or another hoax. But after understanding how the system works, it all makes sense to me.
    Now I can show my PPC ad to 1,398,100 prospects for free.

    Thanks Reed!

  • Joel Osborne

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Great information Reed!

    Your idea of building a list is so important, it can really boost your sales, probably the best thing you can do for your online business.

    Joel Osborne

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  • Wagih Elsheikh

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    good suggestions for a successful afffiliate,but there are too many affiliate program over there.and I can`t buy all of them to distinguish between the good and the bad .

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    @srie as long as you are on my list or subscribed to the blog you’ll keep getting the updates

    @robert what do you get 0 of?

    @Affiliate Marketing yes some companies do direct deposit which can be nice, but I must admit it can be fun to go to the bank with multiple checks worth several grand each 🙂

    @Robert the most successful methods for me to sell my products has been, JV’s, list building and speaking engagements where I sell the product at the end

    @David I agree 100% with that you can lose a lot of money quickly on PPC

    @Alfonso is what you are referring to in the link under your name?

    @Joel thank you 🙂

    @Wagih if I were to start over and market just information marketing products I would stick with products as I have ALWAYS gotten paid by them. I have been stiffed out of countless thousands of dollars from various marketers but ClickBank has always sent me a check.

  • Ken Wilson

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    Great suggestions! I was just wondering what recommendations of your top choices. Yes, it is true that there are a lot of free stuff out there, but they just do not worth your time.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 7, 2008

    @Ken you could focus on ClickBank products for now and for the list I use Aweber as my autoresponder.

  • Doug Allitt

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Thanks Reed, your articles are always easy to understand. From what I read you are suggesting ALWAYS using a squeeze page to get email address then they click to go to the affiliate page. In effect you are getting a double whammy here.
    Thanks again,

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  • normz2

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Some good ideas, I will try to use them. norm.

  • TrudyVan

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Great Stuff and cool ideas
    Kindest Regards

  • Terry

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Good tips. Though they may be old hat to some, they should serve as common sense and logic to others.

  • irfana kirmani

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Reed, these are very usefull informations. If it is possible that I can jv with you? Let me know your conditions. Thanks a lot.

  • Edy

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Thanks for the tips Reed. I enjoy your writing. For tip #1, yes we have to find the best affiliate programs and the best products or services to market. The question is, how to do it. Are there any methods or tools to pick the best products out there?

  • Clayton

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008


    I really like the simplisity of your wording and the methods used!

    Just how does ppc free work?

    Clayton Schmitt

  • Mc Internet Marketing

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Thanks for the tips. Keep them coming.

  • Jussi Koiranen

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Excellent post! Third tip about asking for more money got me smiling, it was right on, but can easily be forgotten even by the super affiliates producing large sales volumes

  • David Jackson

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Great tips from a person who knows how to make money. Keep it coming, so I can grow to your level or better!

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    @Doug it’s more important to have someone on your list then it is to get a one time affiliate commission. I highly recommend building the list first and then promoting to that list the direct affiliate link. If someone is already on your list they do not need to sign up to be on another list of yours unless you want to segment your list and hit them up hard for a particular product.

    @normz keep me posted on how it goes

    @TrudyVan thanks

    @Terry thanks

    @irfana send me an email reedfloren AT

    @Edy if I were starting over I’d pick ClickBank products that I had purchased myself since I’ve never had a problem getting paid by them and if I have bought them myself others like me will too

    @Clayton my guess is the person who is doing free PPC either has a coupon code for some free PPC or they have advertising on the page they are sending the traffic to and it’s paying for the PPC.

    @Mc thanks will do.

    @Jussi glad to see I got you smiling 🙂

    @David thank you will do.

  • Jeff Bode

    Reply Reply September 8, 2008

    Great post, I think building a list depends on the products you’re selling if it is a product they buy once and never again a list may be a waste of time unless you can add something that they may continue to want info about.

    Jeff Bodes last blog post..Free Ads at the Top of Related Websites

  • Azman

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    Thanks for the valuable info.

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 9, 2008

    @Jeff yes and no you could give that list other things. For instance if someone was looking for a bunch of free stuff and you got them on a list for free stuff you could then recommend affiliate products that pay you when someone signs up for something. Such as setting up an eBay account or a trial to netflix

    @Azman you’re welcome

  • admin

    Reply Reply September 23, 2008

    @SEO Elite thanks for the trackback

  • Felix Makmur

    Reply Reply October 4, 2008

    Thanks for sharing this great infos Reed. I agree that finding great products to promote and building a list are the foundation to create long term incomes in internet marketing.

    Felix Makmurs last blog post..3 Ways To Make Money Online

  • admin

    Reply Reply October 4, 2008

    @Felix you’re welcome

  • Mohamed Akram

    Reply Reply October 24, 2008

    Hello Reed..

    What a Loaded post!! I really had to get my notebook and started to write notes for what I need in those 3 ways

    Thanks Reed again and again for all your posts

    Mohamed Akrams last blog post..Is Clickbank Legit?

  • Anna Kindler

    Reply Reply November 16, 2008

    Hello Reed, How is you new addition doing and how are you and Mama doing as new parents. Your first Christmas will be a great first parent and son time. All your fun has just begun. Just wanted to see how your family was coming along. Thanks Granne Anna.

  • Cheree

    Reply Reply January 4, 2009

    OK, I have to be honest, I never really thought about your third point! I’ll have to give that one a try. Thanks, Reed!


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