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  • 1. Affiliate marketing ideas for merchantsIn this file, you can ref free useful materials about affiliate marketing ideas for merchants and othermaterials for affiliate marketing ideas for merchants such as affiliate programs, affiliate tipsIf you need free ebook: Top 21 affiliate marketing programs Top 12 secrets to be successful in affiliate marketing Top 8 free affiliate marketing ebooks for beginnerspls visit: affiliatemarketingaz.comI. Affiliate marketing guidesThe year might have started but its never too late to look at new ideas and tips on ways toimprove your affiliate program. So here are a selection of ideas from the AMWSO team that webelieve youll find interesting and useful.Customer Feedback :: Customers can provide a never ending supply of useful information, notonly about your own site, but about sites they like that may be related to your site. Doing asurvey that includes questions regarding your customers other favorite sites, especially thoserelated to your business in some way, can provide you with a range of potential link partners andalso potential affiliate partners to approach. You could event segment the questions into askingwhich are their preferred blog, discount and news sites and so forth so that you get a nice spreadof targeted information that you can prioritize.Constantly Optimize your Landing Pages : Everyone knows they need landing pages. We allcreate various pages, test them, see which one converts the best for a given product or type oftraffic, load it up and then more often than not we dont ever revisit that page. Landing pages doneed constant attention to ensure they are doing the best they can. As your products, pages andpromotions change, so will the effectiveness of your landing pages. Make sure to constantlyreview the conversion rate of the pages you have created, that are getting traffic, and optimizethem on a frequent basis.Share Your Marketing Schedule : When launching a new product, it can often be a case ofkeeping that product information under wraps until the very last second seems like a great idea,surprise the consumer with the new release. However by doing so, you may also surprise all yourmarketing partners, leaving them presenting content that is suddenly out of date which can leadto consumer confusion and conversion issues. Make sure that your key link, affiliate andmarketing partners are all up to date on your product changes before you announce them. Thiswill allow them to make the changes to their site in a timely fashion, on a fixed schedule even,rather than them playing catch up after the fact!Performance review phrases comments/ free download examples Page 1

2. Work Closely with your Coupon Partners : Love them or hate them, coupon, rebate and dealsites are not going away. A lot of the time it comes down to cherry picking the coupon partnersyou want to work with and then making the best possible use of them that you can. Keeping theselect group of coupon partners you work with pretty small and ensuring they are well supported.One area that we have found to be very handy in pushing up conversion rates is by having a co-brandedor dedicated landing page for each of tour deal / coupon partners. Promote the fact thatthey are one of your select partners and ensure that customers coming from their site feel theconnection between them and your site.Track your Competitors : It can be easy to sit back and rely on the Network data for all youraffiliate results, however that data might not be telling you the whole story. It might look greatthat an affiliate is sending you 1000 clicks a day and has a conversion rate of 3%, but could theybe doing better, and what are they doing for your competitors. Each week it can be very handy toreview your top affiliate partners and see where your brand stands on their sites, especially ifthey provide ranking reports or reviews that list your products side by side with competitors.Suddenly 1000 clicks a day might not seem so great if youre ranked 4th.youll be wonderingwhat the product ranked 1st is getting in traffic! Youll also want to keep an eye on changes inranking so that you can reach out to your partners very quickly if things change. Partners doinghonest reviews can provide you with some great feedback on your product web site and customerservice!II. Affiliate marketingstrategiesAffiliate marketing is a low-costway for merchants to buildawareness and showcase theirproducts and services. The modelis simple; it works as acommission-based referralsystem. A partner or affiliatemarkets a merchant's productsfor a "piece of the pie."Affiliate marketing experts often make an income that can tally over five figuresper month, however only 1 to 5% of thousands of marketers achieve this level.When an affiliate reaches this elite level they are often referred to as a "super"affiliate.Performance review phrases comments/ free download examples Page 2 3. How does one become a super affiliate? Can anyone do it? Super affiliates havecommon tactics that they embrace and put into place. Anyone can become asuper affiliate, but it will not come without blood, sweat, and a hefty timecommitment. The typical super affiliate possesses the following traits: Persistence Patience Thirst for KnowledgeThese three traits combined with the following strategy gives you the formula forthe makings of a "super" affiliate.1. Find a Unique NicheThe mistake that many affiliate marketing hopefuls have in common is that theytry to offer everything under the sun rather than focusing on a specific nichemarket. Do not scatter your efforts, focus on your niche, promote it, and sell itwell.2. Search Engine MarketingOnce you've built your affiliate storehouse you will need to promote it. Manyaffiliates use pay-per-click engines. I suggest that you learn how to achieve organicsearch results or hire a search engine marketing company. This will save you fromspending all your profits on pay-per-click engines. Only use pay-per-click enginesif you know what you are doing, otherwise all your profits may end in the hands ofGoogle Adwords or Overture.3. Know Your Product, Know Your AudienceCreate a resource. By taking the time to learn about the products and/or servicesthat you are offering you can create information that builds your credibility. Thatcredibility builds trust. If your viewers do not have trust in you more than likelythey will not purchase from your storehouse. If you want more information on thepsychological process that an online buyer goes through I suggest that you readmy article on the Five Levels of Internet Marketing and the Sales Process. This willPerformance review phrases comments/ free download examples Page 3 4. help you in creating a web site that converts well, which in return will increaseyour cash flow.4. Don't Put All Your Eggs in One BasketPromote products from different merchants. This way if you have a problem withreceiving payment from a merchant, or their products do not convert well theeffects on your business will be minimal. Watch out for exclusivity agreements;remember this is your business. Protect yourself and diversify so that you do notfeel the famine effect if something goes wrong. There is absolutely nothing wrongwith promoting niche products from different merchants.5. Seek Knowledge and Embrace ChangeIf you are familiar with Internet marketing at all you know that what worked threemonths ago may not work today. Stay on top of the trends. Seek knowledge, startby learning something new about affiliate marketing daily. For example rememberthose marketing tools called "banner" that use to drive sales at an astronomicalrate a few years ago? Well those banners developed a term called "bannerblindness." That means most online viewers will not click on banners even if theydo pertain to what they are looking for. To be a "super" affiliate you must alwaysspend time reading, learning, and embracing the changes in Internet marketing.6. Don't Give UpIt's hard to do, and most of the time those dabbling in affiliate marketing give upway too soon. Monitor your statistics, watch to see what is working and what isnot. Make changes when necessary. Do one thing daily to promote your storehouseand be patient. Before you know it you will start getting payments.Remember that it will not happen overnight. Encompass and develop thepersistence, patience, and knowledge. Then follow the tactics I've mentionedabove and you are on your way to becoming a "super" affiliate.Performance review phrases comments/ free download examples Page 4