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How do you approach affiliates and get them to promote your

jamewatsn
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How do you approach affiliates and get them to promote your

I have a product in a really unique, but untapped niche of how to make friends, overcome shyness, and build and improve relationships (independent of dating, romance, etc.).

The marketing is very strong and converts extremely well (every inch of my marketing formula is carefully designed), and my programs have an extremely low refund rate (and get a ton of great reviews from users).

I've got a system to follow up an initial eBook for $44 with a $229 audio program, and recurring $150 personal one-on-one coaching; so every visitor is converted (and helped) as much as possible... and I give 50% of any revenues to my affiliates.

The problem is finding affiliates to promote my product.

What I do is I'll write them an email, tell them about my products/niche a little bit, how it would benefit them and there customers, how the profit potential is excellent, and give them a link to my affiliate page to see if they're interested.

What happens most of them don't even bother replying, but no matter how hard I try, I can't figure out for the life of me what I'm doing wrong or missing.

My marketing (and programs) are extremely well researched, targeted, and focused to the major universal problems people in my niche are looking to solve, but aren't finding answers to, so the information and materials are extremely relevant and useful to my visitors... the problem is building relationships to bring in more visitors.

Customers have told me how they love my programs, how great they are, and how much my work has changed their lives, and as far as I know my marketing is extremely well executed and solid, and I offer a lucrative affiliate opportunity (lots of money for every single potential visitor sent), yet somehow I can't get affiliates interested in promoting my program, and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, or what my approach is missing.
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maryt
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You can start marketing your site/product by having your own blog and doing great content. You may also do guest posting to provide better exposure of your product/site. I also suggest you provide a page in your site for affiliates.

Have you tried submitting your product to affiliate networks? You may also try to do that :)

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jamewatsn wrote:What I do is I'll write them an email, tell them about my products/niche a little bit, how it would benefit them and there customers, how the profit potential is excellent, and give them a link to my affiliate page to see if they're interested.


If you are doing all of this in one email, you are probably scaring them off.

Most serious affiliates get pitched emails like this day in and day out.

As soon as we see something like this, it gets deleted before we've even gotten past the first paragraph.

The problem with this approach is that it starts with a "taking" attitude. (And yes, "you can earn 50% commission promoting my product" is a taking attitude, not a giving one.)

Serious affiliates (or pretty much any stranger) isn't going to stop and bend over backwards for someone they haven't even met yet.

Instead, stop and get to know them like they were an actual friend you wanted to make.

Shoot a few emails back and forth.

When the time is right, and you know how you can help them (and if promoting your product would help them), then you can ask them.

Become friends first. Approach with an attitude of service and it will take you a lot further.
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tankctrlr
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This video-blog post might help you out:

LESSON #86: Recruiting Affiliates
http://www.ericstips.com/tips/lesson86/
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paulwardassoc
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Here's something that Ihaven't checked out yet, but I read the other day that Clickbank (after it's huge re-vamp) is now offering a deal where you can actually advertise your product to affiliates. Might be worth a look.
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