On my quest to find the best affiliate program, I eventually started getting 20 emails a day from people promoting ‘their’ affiliate products and programs. This is what a typical affiliate does when they are promoting the so-called best affiliate program which is launching ‘now’.
How successful can people be with this, as everyone else is doing it? I get inundated and most of it goes into the trash.
If you’ve been around a while, you know it’s very difficult to be successful doing this. Especially because you not only have to have a long list, it also needs to be very targeted. Put that together with the superstar big marketers who offer bonuses that you have no possibility of putting together yourself and…. well, you get the picture!
So which is the best affiliate program out there? Well, I have done a lot of digging since starting up my online business and I actually came across something that really got my attention and changed the way I would ‘normally’ have rated affiliate programs.
Interestingly enough, I found this information in the WarriorForum, which is a good source of information, but also full of all the ‘latest’ WSO affiliate programs. And here’s the funny thing. I found this information in a report that was a whopping $1.97. Yup. I know what your thinking. How good could it be? Good enough for me to change the way I looked at affiliate marketing and my definition of which is the best affiliate program. And good enough to get me results!
This site is focused on creating residual income, not just for me, but for you too. So when I read this report, I actually got excited. Let me just say that this information is as relevant today as it was when it first launched. In fact, it floors me that so many people still do not know how to find and market the best affiliate programs in this way. Oh well! I only share what works for me. I’ll give you an overview, but you can purchase the report here from the WSO thread (it’s not like you have anything to lose at $1.97… I promise you will get some value from it).
Let’s use Amazon as an example. I have little kids, so let’s say you’re promoting a LeapPad via review, video, etc. and you include your Amazon affiliate link. Someone clicks through your link and purchases a Leapfrog Explorer instead. You still get a commission. And if you’ve ever shopped on Amazon, you rarely buy just one thing!!! You’ll get commissions on whatever they buy.
One characteristic of the best affiliate programs are those that pay you commissions on products that you didn’t promote.
The real downer here is that commissions are, well, puny. They start at 6%. You better know how to sell thousands and thousands of products… AND, if the person that clicked through on your link doesn’t buy anything in 24 hours, the cookie expires. If they come back to buy, no commission for you! 🙁
How to Define the Best Affiliate Program
Thankfully, there ARE some product owners that have affiliate programs that are, in this marketer’s opinion, superior to Amazon. Programs where you will get credit for every single purchase on current and future products for each lead you send to this affiliate company’s sales funnel, whether it be next week or next year. In my book, that’s the best affiliate program there is!
There are specific requirements that a product owner must have in order for this to work:
• Provide you commissions on the FUTURE sales of all leads you send.
• Have MULTIPLE, proven, high quality products, with plans to release more.
• MUST know how to cross-sell across product-lines.
Finding an affiliate program like this is invaluable. Tweeting to your followers, posting to your blog, or sending an email to your list can potentially create an amazing, lifetime residual income stream.
One such vendor is provided in the $1.97 report I mentioned above. Let me say, I have discovered some great vendors in my research… I think a vendor that pays 100% up front qualifies as one of the best affiliate programs out there.
Don’t be one of the people that does what everyone else does and promotes all the affiliate programs you can handle. Spend your valuable time and resources promoting the best affiliate programs.
If you would like to know about my top affiliate program, the one that earns me the most money, you can find out about it right here.
Live your Best Life,