Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways even a complete beginner can make money on the Internet. But once you have been doing it for a while and gained skills, experience, and traffic, you will probably start to wonder how you can make even more money. Wouldn’t it be great to be ale to boost your commission checks by 20, 30,e even 50%, double them, or more?
If you’re already earning money as an affiliate, awesome. Here are a few ideas for increasing your commission checks without too much extra work, so you can take your business to the next level:
Ask for a Bump
If you want to earn more money, all you need to do is ask; ask your affiliate manager for a commission bump.
Let’s say you’re getting paid $4 a lead. The affiliate network gets paid $6.50 per lead by the advertiser. More often than not, they would rather give you $4.50 and keep your business than refuse your bump and risk losing your traffic. If you are delivering a fair amount of converting traffic, they will be happy to give you a commission increase.
This same principle also applies to information products, even on ClickBank. Many publishers are more than happy to give a little extra cut by PayPal if you are driving a lot of traffic.
If you are driving enough traffic ($5,000+ a month) then you should seriously consider going direct, which means you cut out the middleman and send the leads directly to the advertiser instead of through an affiliate network. This alone could boost your revenues by fifty percent. Use affiliate networks to help build up your traffic and test different offers. Once you find an offer from which you can consistently earn a lot of money, explore the possibility of going direct.
Test Different Offers across Different Networks
If you’re getting paid $4 a lead and another network is promoting the same offer for $4 a lead, it’s a very good idea to split test the two offers because the two networks might have different landing pages, different tracking and possibly different amounts of dropped sales. Even if nothing else is apparently different, you will often find differences in sales rates on two different affiliate networks. Testing different offers makes plain sense. Find the highest ROI for your traffic and advertising dollars.
Expand Traffic to All Similar Sources
If you are advertising on Google AdWords, then expand to MSN and Yahoo. If you are advertising on Trafficvance (PPV), then expand to Media Traffic and Zango. If you are advertising on Facebook, experiment with Myspace and PlentyofFish. Whatever traffic sources you are using, identify all the similar sources and see if you can duplicate your results. Although MSN and Yahoo combined might only be a third of your Google traffic, but you don’t need to go through all the trouble of finding a working campaign as you already know what works.
These are a few ways you can take your existing campaigns and techniques and expand them to earn twenty to one hundred percent more money every month. Apply them and see what a difference they can make to your commissions.
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