I was walking down the high street today, and I walked past someone carrying a bag with the sentiment, “Believe, Achieve, Succeed” written on it. I think it was for a school or an academy in the area. But it struck me that those are three very good simple core principals that we should be instilling in our young folk these days.
Quite simply, you join an affiliate program to promote other people’s products. You choose which products you want to promote, and for each one you get a unique affiliate URL.
When you send traffic to that unique URL, you are tracked as being the affiliate.
You get credit for each sale made, earning you a commission.
Like you, I promote quite a few affiliate products. But surprisingly, I often make my greatest income on the smaller, less promoted products that other overlook. Here’s why:
Let’s say you’re promoting two affiliate products this week. One of them is from a HUGE launch with some really big affiliates.
Affiliates and product owners: If you keep your eyes on only one metric, it should be earnings per click.
If you’re not studying this metric, if you don’t know how it’s calculated, and if you aren’t using it strategically to influence your business decisions, then you are leaving money on the table.
There is a secret ingredient found in every great product that is lacking in every poor product.
And no, it’s not great information that is super helpful to the user.
Yes, it’s awesome to give great info, but anyone – ANYONE – can do a Google search and likely get the same great info if they simply look long enough.