Affiliate Marketing: Another Way to Win
By Jude Wright
Monday, November 15, 2004; 1:10pm EST
You have a nice looking website, full of content. You have links
to all your favorite affiliate programs. But - no one is clicking.
What else can you do to get someone interested enough to click on
the product's sales page?
Did you know that you can have your own affiliate program even if
you don't have your own product? Well, you can! Simply join programs
that have a 2-tier affiliate program.
Here's what to do:
When you add the link from your website to the affiliate program's
sales page, also add another link saying "Join this Affiliate
Program." The affiliate programs that are 2-tier will provide you
with a second link for signing up
your own affiliates. Now, when your "affiliate" sells a product, YOU
get a portion of the commission.
Of course, the commission won't be as high, but it's still a
commission. And if you have enough affiliates signed up under you,
they can be significant.
Sometimes the people who sign up using your send tier affiliate
program link will end up purchasing the product themselves. Now you
will get a commission from this sale plus you'll commission from any
sale your affiliate should make in the future.
Want another idea?
Create a mini-site for just ONE of your affiliate products. Make
sure it is one that has an excellent commission structure and a
2-tier program. You won't need to create a lot of different pages
with a lot of content because this is a "sales" site - your sales
All you need is two pages. On the first page, create your sales
copy. Do not use exactly the same sales letter that is used on the
sales page for that product. Make it unique. Make it yours. Give it
your own twist, your own personality. On this page you will have a
link to your affiliate program
to page 2.
Create page two. This page will describe the affiliate program for
this product and will have a link to the affiliate program sign-up
page for the affiliate program product.
Now, promote this page - your product's affiliate program. An
affiliate marketer will sign up for this affiliate program under
your affiliate ID. And he or she will make sales. If you can get
many "good" affiliates, ones who work hard to promote the product,
you will make more on commissions that by actually selling the
Another thing to think about is that you could receive residual
income from your affiliates. Even if an affiliate stops promoting
your affiliate product, it is likely he or she has written articles
using their affiliate ID in the resource box for that article. When
the article has been submitted to numerous article directory sites,
and used by other websites in ezines or as website content, that
affiliate ID will still be active. So, you win again!
Also, it will be easier to sign up new affiliates to your affiliate
program than it will be to sell the product. Why? Because the
affiliate marketer is motivated to make money. And the more money he
makes for himself, the more money he makes for you! This is a good
So, don't only think of affiliate marketing websites as content
sites. Keep an open mind. Find new ways to promote your affiliate
programs - and your affiliate program's affiliate program - to get
even more choices for your multiple streams of income.
About the Author
Jude Wright has been an Internet Marketer for three years. She has
just created a product that will help other Internet Marketers keep
all their marketing information in one database. Check it out at: