By Adam Buhler
Friday, November 7, 2003; 1:00pm EST
If we could all have one wish granted chances are most of us would
wish for a huge flood of sales. That is the point right? We're all in
the game to make (at the very least) a little extra pocket money.
There's only one problem. Sales don't come easy. Unless you receive
hundreds, or even thousands of visitors to your website each and every
day you end up struggling just to break even.
This is especially true for 'newbies' who are just learning what it
takes to be successful online. Most don't have the benefits of a huge
opt-in mailing list to promote to, or hundreds of dollars to invest in
getting set up, heck, some don't even have a website to send visitors
Chances are, if you fall into any of these categories your 'driving
yourself insane' and spending long sleepless (unproductive) nights
searching for that 'magic bullet' that will open the floodgates and
secure you a spot on easy street.
Unfortunately it's not that easy. On the other hand, it's not
extremely difficult either. It's a proven fact that most (around 98%)
of affiliates who receive a check never make any serious money. A
check here and there, usually the bare minimum payout. So they
continue the struggle. Night after night, day after day, week after
week, etc.. Swapping ads, posting to ffa pages, and writing articles,
desperately seeking another 'one hit wonder'.
There's a better way. Instead of drudging along, a sale here and
there, concentrate your efforts on products and programs that pay you
over and over again for the initial sale. This is called recurring or
Imagine making a sale for a $30 product. Now let's say you make a
generous 50% commission for each sale of this product. That's a modest
$15. Now instead of the one time $15, let's pretend you are selling a
product that pays recurring (passive) commissions.
You will automatically make that same $15 at the beginning of each
month! So instead of starting from square one each month you can
calculate exactly how much 'start up income' you stand to earn at the
beginning of the month. For as long as your visitor remains a
Will you eventually lose some of these customers? Yes, but in the
meantime you'll be setting up more 'passive' income for the next
month. This begins what I like to call a 'snowball effect' and your
income can add up FAST.
You'll find a good deal of programs that offer 'passive' income so
sticking with your targeted niche is usually not a problem. A few
examples of programs that offer ongoing commissions are web hosting,
autoresponders, Isp services, membership sites, email accounts, etc..
By achieving just a handful of sales each month with a program that
offers ongoing commissions you can stand to make hundreds of dollars
off of what began as a single sale. Good luck, now go out and start
building those snowballs.
About Source of
Adam Buhler is the publisher of the Affiliate Secrets Newsletter
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