big affiliate checksIt happened again the other day.

I went out to the mailbox a few minutes after 2 o’clock. Sales paper…junk. Postcard for DirectTV…junk. Hmmm…a letter from a return address I don’t recognize. Open it up and there was a check from an affiliate program I had forgotten even promoting for.

You have to love that!

Most affiliate programs pay through Paypal, but those few that send a “surprise” payment in the mail always get me.

While I spend the majority of my time talking about information type businesses (ebooks, books, courses, membership sites, coaching, etc.), the majority of my clients also generate a portion of their income from affiliate programs.

And I have a couple of clients who generate all their income from affiliates with no products of their own.

In fact, those “affiliate only” clients are the only ones I’ve ever felt a little jealousy towards.

They get payments without dealing directly with customer service, refunds, product development, etc. They of course continue to build their list, produce content, and advertise. But by limiting their responsibilities they’re able to focus on the most profitable elements to them.  They focus on building their audience, and turn that into income by partnering with high paying affiliate programs that target their niche.

And of course…promoting affiliate programs is one of the easiest ways to get started in your business.

But here’s the secret very few talk about…

The most successful affiliates I work with still treat everything they do like a real business.

They’re not “trying it out.”  They’re building long-term value. 

They build a consistent lead generation system…and they watch each step of the conversion process.

– How many people are reading the teasers they put out around the internet  (seo, social media, articles, videos, etc.)?

– What percentage click on their links and come back to their site?

– What percentage of their visitors turn into opt-ins for their list?

– How many go from their pre-selling page over to the affiliate site?

– What is the conversion rate for their visitors on the affiliate site? 

– How much are they earning for each visitor they send over to any specific affiliate program?

This concentration on numbers is how they win in an affiliate program when others fall to the side.  They know that if they invest $5,000 in media buying or 80 hours in seo, they’ll bring back $10,000.  It’s the math they’re working with because that’s all they do – focus on the conversion all the way through the system.

You can see how dramatically different this is from just trying to get a little traffic to send over to an affiliate program. 

The two ways I’ve seen clients produce major profits in affiliate programs are:

1. Media buying (this includes PPC, banners, direct traffic, CPV, etc.)

2. Authority Sites (they produce regular outstanding content from their blog, video site, etc.)

So it’s your choice of which direction you want to go.  But either way, you want to become an expert at tracking and conversion to grow your profits.

I’ll be sharing step-by-step conversion strategies you can use as an affiliate at the Niche Affiliate Marketing Systems Deep Dive Webinar coming up this next Wednesday,  May 11th.

You ‘re invited to attend for Free:

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Just enter that code on the shopping cart page and save $297… making all the upcoming sessions FREE as they occur.

Not only will you be able to attend my webinar, but you’ll also be able to access:

– Kathleen Gage demonstrate ways to create hands-free income…

– Jeff Herring repurposes a single piece of content in multiple ways…

– David Perdew walks you through a niche affiliate marketing system. 

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Terry Dean
Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Ocala, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how his step-by-step courses can help you today.