Merchant Tips & Resources for Affiliate Programs
What is Affiliate
Affiliate programs have emerged as one of the main revenue
streams on the internet. There's plenty of money to be made selling
other people's stuff, or if you're a merchant, having other people
selling your stuff.
Affiliate Program Marketing allows a website owner (merchants) to share in revenues
that result from users originating at their website. From the
merchant's perspective, it enables the merchant (ie. the company
running the affiliate program) to obtain sales on a
pay-for-performance model - whereby their advertising is essentially
done at no charge and they simply pay-out a commission or fee for
resulting sales or traffic.
Affiliate Program Marketing helps create -
Controlled expansion of distribution and promotional windows.
- Ease of management and introduction of new lines.
- Instant implementation of strategies across your whole operation.
- Incentives to create multiple streams using this solution.
Would you like to learn more about Affiliate Programs?
Some of the best resources to
learn more about Affiliate Programs includes:
software do you need to setup an Affiliate Program?|
The whole point behind setting up an Affiliate Program is to make
it really easy for the associate to join and to bring you qualified
visitors. For the affiliate, the beauty is that there are no orders
to fill, no credit cards to charge, no inventory to stock, no
returns or shipping or handling problems, no customer service, no
questions, no in-person or over the phone selling of the
It is all "clean and easy" for them... which is one of the main
benefits of joining an Affiliate Program.
You can either setup software yourself, through software such as
AssocTrac, or utilise a third party service such as Commission
Junction. It either case, we can help you establish this for you.
Click here to check out Commission Junction.
Commission Junction through EnContext enables online information and entertainment sites, called affiliate content sites, to sell products and services that relate to their content and earn e-commerce revenues. EnContext lets affiliate content sites place revenue-generating products, ads and links from leading Internet merchants in and around the content of their web sites in exchange for commissions. EnContext creates a powerful impulse to buy by matching products with content relevant to the reader - enabling consumers to buy anything, anywhere, anytime directly within information or entertainment that matches their interests. Commission Junction is the infrastructure driving this next wave of e-commerce. Commission Junction is a network that matches products to content, audits e-commerce activity, manages the relationship between merchants and affiliate content providers, and collects and pays e-commerce revenues on all sales generated.
I recommend Corey Rudl's AssocTRAC
software. You don't just get the software installed. The
package also includes a heap of advice from Corey, whose
company achieves sales of $5.2 million a year.
With AssocTRAC you can run your own affiliate program.
AssocTRAC allows you to see which of your Associates are
promoting you and exactly where your sales are coming from.
Corey Rudl's Internet Marketing Center has the
biggest-selling marketing course on the Internet. His sites
attract 6 million visitors a year. His two-tier
associate program works perfectly. Associates like Corey's
tracking system because they can find the information they
need quickly and easily.
This can allow you to target your market more effectively, something you can't do with simple "page hit counters.
To get a good look at AssocTRAC and to
see how it really is click here and check out the screen shots
of the software in action.
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Strategies, tricks and
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We use and suggest, if you are to do your own search engine positioning, that you purchase both TopDog and WebPosition Gold, as each has different strong points
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Mailloop is also used by online marketing authorities such as Jonathan Mizel, publisher of "The Online Marketing Letter", and Declan Dunn, author of Winning The Affiliate Game.
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