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How do I get affiliates interested in our product?

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How do I get affiliates interested in our product?

Hi--- We have a brand new eCourse built for newbie stock traders--- it offers them comprehensive trading guidelines to safely trade microcap stocks and also incorporates social media buzz--- the eCourse, our websites, and all related materials, like videos, web content, etc. are all very good.... but I need to know how to get affiliates and JVs interested in helping us sell the product. We are offering 75-100% commissions during our launch this month--- what else should we be doing? Thanks
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Will be launching a product myself in the future :-)

If your product is good and not one of those "pump and dump" clickbank products then there's a good chance that you'll be getting affiliates to promote it.

The route i'd take:

#1 Start networking with other product owners. Only hub i've found till now is jvnotify @jvnotifypro.com

#2 Add your product to the CB marketplace and advertise directly with them - http://www.clickbank.com/featured/advertise/

#3 Media buys on platforms frequented like cbengine.com might also get some traction.

#4 Leveraging high pr and high traffic blogs

Read a post on johnchow.com that was an interesting read on binary options:
http://www.johnchow.com/how-to-make-593 ... -one-hour/

So as an expert you could share something similar without the 593 in the title (lol) that has the potential of not only getting indexed for a good keyword in your niche but also getting eyeballs on your product.
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My understanding is that most good affiliates will want to know that your sales page converts well, before they invest their time and money. For example, on ClickBank they check out your "gravity" rating.

This causes a situation where you have to market your site yourself (or hire someone), in order to get enough sales history to prove your product or service sells well - to then interest the better affiliates.

Affiliates also want to see a good collection of "affiliate resources" you've created for them, like a large selection of banners, insights into your niche and much more.

There is a sub-forum on "Merchant Best Practices" on the www.abestweb.com affiliate marketing forum that has a lot of good advice from affiliate marketers to vendors.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe
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jimcoe wrote:My understanding is that most good affiliates will want to know that your sales page converts well, before they invest their time and money. For example, on ClickBank they check out your "gravity" rating.

This causes a situation where you have to market your site yourself (or hire someone), in order to get enough sales history to prove your product or service sells well - to then interest the better affiliates.

Affiliates also want to see a good collection of "affiliate resources" you've created for them, like a large selection of banners, insights into your niche and much more.

There is a sub-forum on "Merchant Best Practices" on the http://www.abestweb.com affiliate marketing forum that has a lot of good advice from affiliate marketers to vendors.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe


Hey Jim Coe,

Nice tip on the merchant best practices :)

Valid point on the affiliate resources. I remember promoting a product called dubturbo (=used to be a pretty good one in the music niche) just because of their affiliate resources.

They listed a bunch of places to get media buys and that sold me as an affiliate immediately.

Also although not an "affiliate resource" i like to promote vendors that don't dangle your a ?hop affiliate id in the url.

I remember a buyer telling me that he thought it was some form of virus because of the "weird looking url" until i explained what a hoplink was.

That was funny :)

Cheers,
Jay
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Hey Jay...

Also although not an "affiliate resource" i like to promote vendors that don't dangle your a ?hop affiliate id in the url.


I guess your talking about "cloaking" and such? Could you elaborate a bit on that? What's the best way for vendors/merchants to help protect hoplinks?

Thanks...
_jim coe
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jimcoe wrote:Hey Jay...

I guess your talking about "cloaking" and such? Could you elaborate a bit on that? What's the best way for vendors/merchants to help protect hoplinks?

Thanks...
_jim coe


Hey Jim,

Actually i never looked too much into how vendors hide these hoplinks but read somewhere that they're called hopguards.

Quick google search landed me on this page => http://guardhq.com/hopguard/index.php

Think that may get the job done
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jay3 wrote:Will be launching a product myself in the future :-)

If your product is good and not one of those "pump and dump" clickbank products then there's a good chance that you'll be getting affiliates to promote it.

The route i'd take:

#1 Start networking with other product owners. Only hub i've found till now is jvnotify @jvnotifypro.com

#2 Add your product to the CB marketplace and advertise directly with them - http://www.clickbank.com/featured/advertise/

#3 Media buys on platforms frequented like cbengine.com might also get some traction.

#4 Leveraging high pr and high traffic blogs

Read a post on johnchow.com that was an interesting read on binary options:
http://www.johnchow.com/how-to-make-593 ... -one-hour/

So as an expert you could share something similar without the 593 in the title (lol) that has the potential of not only getting indexed for a good keyword in your niche but also getting eyeballs on your product.



Thanks for the pointers--- some of them I have thought of, and some I knew nothing about--yet:) Have lots of internet marketing experience...but the affiliate side is new to some of us (ME!) on the team, so I am trying to soak up all the knowledge I can.
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jimcoe wrote:My understanding is that most good affiliates will want to know that your sales page converts well, before they invest their time and money. For example, on ClickBank they check out your "gravity" rating.

This causes a situation where you have to market your site yourself (or hire someone), in order to get enough sales history to prove your product or service sells well - to then interest the better affiliates.

Affiliates also want to see a good collection of "affiliate resources" you've created for them, like a large selection of banners, insights into your niche and much more.

There is a sub-forum on "Merchant Best Practices" on the http://www.abestweb.com affiliate marketing forum that has a lot of good advice from affiliate marketers to vendors.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe



Hi Jim! I appreciate you taking the time to reply---- what you have said is exactly what I have found out so far.... marketing, marketing, marketing, is the order of the day until we get some sales rolling for sure.... We do have lots of good affilate tools, thanks to our CMO who is on top of these things.... thanks for the link to Merchant Best Practices.... will be perusing that site well:)
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jay3 wrote:
jimcoe wrote:My understanding is that most good affiliates will want to know that your sales page converts well, before they invest their time and money. For example, on ClickBank they check out your "gravity" rating.

This causes a situation where you have to market your site yourself (or hire someone), in order to get enough sales history to prove your product or service sells well - to then interest the better affiliates.

Affiliates also want to see a good collection of "affiliate resources" you've created for them, like a large selection of banners, insights into your niche and much more.

There is a sub-forum on "Merchant Best Practices" on the http://www.abestweb.com affiliate marketing forum that has a lot of good advice from affiliate marketers to vendors.

Hope this helps...
_jim coe


Hey Jim Coe,

Nice tip on the merchant best practices :)

Valid point on the affiliate resources. I remember promoting a product called dubturbo (=used to be a pretty good one in the music niche) just because of their affiliate resources.

They listed a bunch of places to get media buys and that sold me as an affiliate immediately.

Also although not an "affiliate resource" i like to promote vendors that don't dangle your a ?hop affiliate id in the url.

I remember a buyer telling me that he thought it was some form of virus because of the "weird looking url" until i explained what a hoplink was.

That was funny :)

Cheers,
Jay


Thanks, Jay----sounds like you can never have too many affiliate resources....and media buys?? Newbie with blond hair--- can you please enlighten me? Do you mean advertising in offline media like mags and newspapers, or something different altogether?
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jimcoe wrote:Hey Jay...

Also although not an "affiliate resource" i like to promote vendors that don't dangle your a ?hop affiliate id in the url.


I guess your talking about "cloaking" and such? Could you elaborate a bit on that? What's the best way for vendors/merchants to help protect hoplinks?

Thanks...
_jim coe


Can you not just "hide" the hoplink in a shortened URL? Or am I oversimplifying things?
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