Saturday, October 18, 2008

Super-Affiliate write Profit from reviews-Part 5

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the series started. I hope you will take action and receive the best for you!

Super Affiliates Profit From Reviews
You have all this information on the product now what; Just a testimonial? No.
Now that you know your niche and the people in it…you know their problems and how to talk to them…you know what products they’re interested to help them solve their problems…you’ve got the product and tried it out yourself…it’s time to tell your visitors about it.
The most effective way, by far, to do that is to write a good review of the product. A GOOD review isn’t just a line that says, “This is a GREAT product, grab yours while you can!” and add an affiliate link. Everybody does that and

everybody gets just a small percentage of the sales that they could be making if they did it right.
A GOOD review is one that the visitors to your site think is good…it doesn’t matter what you think about it! Make your review of the product as thorough and comprehensive as possible. Don’t be afraid of issuing a 2 or 3 page review of a product…there’s an ulterior motive in there we’ll touch on later in another tip.
Write your review just like you were telling your best friend about the product. Talk to just one person…not everyone in the world…and your writing will sound very personal to your visitors. They want to think that you’re talking to only them about the product.
Make sure you talk about the product in a fair and balanced way. Don’t just rave about it in general terms. Be specific! If the product itself is good, but the instructions are bad, tell your visitors that. If installing the script or putting the product together was difficult, tell them that too. The good, the bad and the ugly!
Make your visitors see the product through your eyes…make them feel what you felt about the product. If you thought it was a good deal, then chances are they will too…and that means a sale for you!
Make sure your review covers the bad points as well as the good. People would much prefer an honest review than sales pitches; it always converts better.
Enhance Your Reviews
At this stage, you will “grow” or enhance your review content with personal recommendations and multi-media to help sell your readers.
Take a look at your original review and find ways to enhance it and add more review comments along with your original ones. This will help people who:

1. Return to your site several times for follow up via your autoresponder messages. Everyone likes fresh content, so they’ll see that you keep adding more.

2. Learn, shop and buy via different senses and methods: i.e. many people learn best by reading text, others enjoy more visuals like digital images, and still others learn through hearing (audio) and movie-type formats (video). So the more content you host, the more visitors you can interest in buying and coming back for more.
3. Can’t decide and want to “think about it” before buying. Your enhanced reviews will help guide them through the closing process, answering any objections they may have along the way.

4. New visitors who find you because your content shows up in the search engines for them! They want to learn more about your affiliate products, but your competitors sure don’t have the info you have. You obviously have more info on the product. You are the authority. So they want to buy from you. Yes!

The main site should have testimonials to kick this content off. Start with those, and then add your own, especially your own story about how you purchased and how you have benefited from the purchase. Add digital photos and a video clip with “before” and “after” results with your purchase. Add an audio file about your experience, too, so that your visitors can download it and listen to it on the road in their MP3 players.
Then follow up after sales… when somebody buys through your link ask your clients for feedback, audio interviews, digital shots of them using the product, etc. Give them a link on your website in exchange for their participation. Make a habit with each sale to ask for this feedback right away; include a message about it in your Thank You message. And don’t be afraid to ask for referrals.
What do you do when you buy something neat? You tell your friends. So ask for their friends’ email addresses so that you can:
a. help your customers share their great news, and;
b. help inform their friends about your product so that they can benefit from its purchase, too.

YES! You can do this as an affiliate.

This personal approach should really assist you to make even more sales!
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Super-Affiliate write testimonials-Part 4

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the series so read and take action!

Super Affiliates Love To Write Testimonials
Testimonials sell because once again your not just saying, hey look at this new product… now buy it. You putting you into the picture a person they trust and want to hear their opinion.
Creating Your Own Testimonial Story…
Here are some general guidelines to follow when writing out your recommendation:
1. Open - Give details freely. Discuss how you initially learned about the product. What were you looking for and what led you to your purchase?

2. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – What happened once you decided to buy? Make sure to share real facts, not hype. For example, did the order button on the sales page not work, making you almost decide to give up? Or maybe you couldn’t remember where you downloaded the file and felt worried about a tough installation and activation? If so, you could mention these kinds of items, in case they do happen with others and scare them off. Then continue your story and let people know you were glad you hung in there because….(#3 point next.)

3. Detailed Benefits – Give specifics, don’t just say, “This eBook is great!” Tell why. Which chapter did you turn to right away? Without giving away the content inside, how did the eBooks’ information help you – did you earn more money, for instance? Work less? Share some of your ROI (return on investment) so that people can discover how the product can help and get them more excited, closing them in on their purchase.

4. Closing Call to Action – Challenge others reading your testimonial to purchase and try the product themselves with the 30-day Money Back

Guarantee. Let them know they have nothing to lose, etc. Help pre-close the sale.

So I highly recommend that you buy and use the products that you are going to promote as an affiliate. Know exactly how they benefit you. And then share the details with others in a personal manner.
Your personal recommendation - your honest, true-to-life experience with your own purchase and use of the products you are promoting - is a key route to your affiliate sales success.
Recommending products that you have tested and know are good will always increase sales.
Yes it may cost you money in the short term, but in the long term your affiliate sales will increase so that you easily get your initial investment back and quickly move on to profit.
Commonsense Tip
Quality and quantity of product and sales page.
If you want to increase affiliate sales, only recommend products that you have tested and know that are good
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Super-Affiliate Build relationships-part 3

Dear reader, this post aims to continue the series it started on being a super affiliate. I hope you will enjoy this and take action.

Super Affiliates Build Trusting Relationships
People buy from who they trust. Many of these methods listed here are designed to build trust; from going the extra mile, to buying the product yourself so you can really tell people more about it, to writing a “tell it like it is” review.
Other ways to build trust are:
1. Be available for a little basic product support, especially right after the sale, whenever possible. People often have a fear of abandonment right after purchases, and for just cause. Think back on the number of items you’ve purchase before and how no one responded to your Help Desk tickets, or you were maybe only given a long distance number that rang busy all the time – or not at all (scary!) or maybe the only phone number had voicemail and buttons to keep choosing, leading you nowhere except around an unending loop of automated voices looping you further into menus of useless choices – with no human or other help at all.

And don’t forget about those people who send you to FAQs pages or Help menus that are multi-levels deep to sift through for hours and days on end, never really answering your question that would probably take 2 seconds with a human contact on the phone or via a personal email of about a paragraph, if that much, in length. Even though you may not be “the” support team of the affiliate products you sell, you’ve already confirmed that you have indeed purchased and used the products. So do try to help out a little when possible.
2. If you do get a lot of support-type questions coming your way, start your own help desk and set up your own “Most frequently asked questions…” page and point customers there. Plus contact the seller’s company and let them know all the questions you are getting. In a way, you are a team, selling the product together. So don’t be afraid to work together, too.
3. List your own contact information on your website and in your email and autoresponder messages. Offer means to call, email and write in for help.

Would you buy from somebody who went this far? I know I sure would.
All of the methods discussed here in this report will add to your trust factor. And as the person you are trying to convince to buy from your affiliate link gains more trust in you, your chances of sales success increase.
It is vital to get potential buyers to trust you. So always give quality content and always, always go that extra mile. The more you can get people to trust you, the more your sales will increase, and that’s a fact.
But why go this far?
Before I answer that let me ask you this “Which one of these scenarios would most make you want to buy?”
1. Someone tells you about a great new product they have heard about. They suggest that you give it a try.

2. Someone tells you about something they tried just last week. They share some details – maybe even a tiny detail or two that could have turned into a huge negative issue but was turned into a positive one instead - and how the product really works for them and how they’ve benefited from it already.

Well, of course it would in likelihood be 2. Why? True accounts as personal recommendations, especially those that are more “real,” with emotional hype left out, are a key route to sales success.
Known Fact
People buy from who they trust so always give quality content.

Super-Affiliate know their product-part 2

Dear reader, this is the continuation of the post I began the last time. Enjoy as you take action.

Next Step ...
Super Affiliates Know Their Products
Now that you know how you are going to be handling the people side of marketing and you know a lot more about your intended niche than the AVERAGE affiliate, it’s time to research some products. You already know from your people research (forums, surveys, etc.) that a lot of people in the niche are having a certain problem…let’s say putting in golf.
Now that you know you’re looking for a “putt straightener” product, it’s a simple matter to do some searching to find products that will help people putt straighter. Here’s how to do that effectively and as quickly as possible.
There are a TON of websites that you can use to find applicable products, but the top 4 to use are:
Individual products may have an affiliate program of it’s own so if you personally use a program check out selling it to others. Check your favorite products to see if they have an affiliate program and you can pick up extra income by just telling people what you are personally using and giving them a chance to have the same great experience!
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Generous Recurring Commissions

If you do not use the product yourself here’s where you have to do some digging. Once you’ve found a list of products that you may want to sell to your new niche, you need to explore those products thoroughly. Check out the sales page you’ll be sending your visitors to; check out the company behind the product…are there any complaints about them on the Internet? Are the affiliates happy with them? Check out the terms of service for affiliates…how often do they pay you…how do they pay you…is there a minimum commission…so there are no surprises for you when you start to sell a bunch of their products.
Get in contact with their affiliate manager, if they have one, or the product owner and see what tools they have to help you sell their product. See what type of support you feel you’ll get from them.
Do your due diligence here and you’ll be FAR above average in both your marketing efforts and your affiliate income.
This may seem very elementary, but how are you going to sell something you’ve never even held in your hands, or read? How are you going to be able to tell someone about it face-to-face unless you’ve used it?
This single point is what REALLY sorts out the average affiliate marketer from the super-affiliates. The very successful affiliate marketers always know exactly what their products look like…what they feel like…even what they smell like! They know their products.
This is something you have to be doing if you expect to increase your affiliate sales. Here’s how to do that. Most digital product owners will give you a free copy of their product if you ask them for it…some of the great digital product owner will include the freebie in their affiliate tools or at least give you a good discount on the product.
Physical products may be a little different… but it doesn’t hurt to ask, you may be surprised! If you explain your marketing to the owner and tell them how effective other campaigns have been for you, the owner may give you a product or at least sell it to you at cost.

Even if you have to pay full retail, the purchase is well worth it. You’ll know just how good the product is…its great selling points, its good selling points and its not-so-good points that you need to tell your customers all about.
Think of telling your best friend about a product. The first question he’s going to ask is, “Have you tried it?” When you tell him that you haven’t, what are the chances that he’s going to be real interested in what you have to say about it?
KNOW your product and you’ll have taken a HUGE step towards being an above average affiliate marketer and increasing your affiliate sales.
“Do This” Tip
Put a recommendation for another complimentary affiliate product on your download page but make sure the product fits the niche.
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How to become a super-affiliate

Dear reader,
One thing that I have promised to give you is the best content ever. This is what I will be delivery again when I start another expository series on how to make money as an affiliate marketer without stress. Do you know that you can earn money on auto-pilot and get checks every month? Just follow this tutorials in series and see what I mean.
I have discovered a killer method that works like “gang busters” bringing me in up to $632.65 each month. The best part is that it only took me less than 10 minutes to setup and it is constantly growing each and every month.
Listen, you are about to read in this 27 page special report, the techniques and tips that super affiliates use to make 90% more than other affiliates do. But if I were to share with you just one technique that you could instantly apply to get monthly commissions that grow constantly, you would be interested wouldn’t you? Say yes, if I’m talking your language.
I freely admit that if you already have a list that is constantly growing then you instantly have 95% of the formula, but if you don’t have a list do not worry because even you can profit from this opportunity.
Here is the simple 3 step formula.
Step 1. Join an affiliate program offering exceptional commissions for memberships that continuously pay you every month for every subscriber you refer.
Step 2. Use all of the recommended promotional tools but especially add to your auto-responder series a solo ad for the membership or a quality review with bonus.
Step 3. Sit back rake in the money and continually drive traffic to either your autoresponder or other advertisements to continually grow it.

Super Affiliates Start With People
The average affiliate marketer just goes out and finds a product…any product that has a high commission… and throws up a link and sits back and HOPES that someone will click on it and buy the product. DON’T BE AVERAGE!
When you’re deciding what product to add to your affiliate marketing business, you really shouldn’t be looking at products at all! Instead, you should be looking at people!
Products don’t buy products…people buy products! If you don’t know what the people who are a part of your niche are having problems with, are interested in, are talking about…then how can you sell something to them?
Once you’ve decided upon a niche, you need to be a part of that niche…even if it’s just briefly. Learn to talk the talk and walk the walk. That’s extremely simple. Just do a search for forums that relate to your niche. Go to them and sign up. Read the posts on that forum. See what problems people are complaining about…see what topics are getting a lot of posts…see who the experts are in that niche.
Sign up for a newsletter or two. That will give you a good idea of the level of marketing in that niche and will also let you learn the “lingo” of the niche. See what products they are talking about and trying to sell. This will also give you an idea of whom to JV with when you start your own affiliate program for your own product!
Ask questions on the forum. Get to know some of the people. Build relationships with them. After you’re an accepted member of the forum, ask them if they’d mind doing a survey for you in exchange for a nice gift. That’s when they actually tell you what they want and will buy!
Rule 1. People FIRST, then products.

Essential Tip
Always, always ALWAYS give superb customer service…even if the product manufacturer or owner doesn’t.
These are YOUR customers and YOUR business!
That philosophy will definitely make you an above average affiliate marketer and increase your affiliate sales. Making people first will almost assuredly create satisfied customers, buyers singing your praise, repeat buyers and all because you went that extra mile.
The average affiliate marketer looks at products first; sees what product has the highest commission and then just throws up a page with a bunch of links and tries to get traffic to it. Is it any wonder that they’re not making very much money?
If you’re just throwing links out there and maybe a picture now and then, all you’re trying to do is sell, sell, sell! Do you like it when someone tries to push you into buying something? Are you the type that LOVES to go to a used car lot just to be bullied by a salesman? Probably not!
Or would you rather go into a store where the “salesman” tells you all about a particular item you’re interested in? He gives you a chance to touch it and play with it…to look inside it. He gives you his opinion on the product and tells you novel ways to use it. He tells you stories about other customers that are using the same product and what they’ve found. He tells you the good and the bad about the product and compares it to others. He finds out what you’re planning to do with the product and gives you great tips on how to do just what you want to do. He builds your trust and builds some rapport with you. He’s just talking and educating you, not selling you!
That salesman is doing exactly what YOU need to be doing with your affiliate products. He’s telling, not selling.
Learn to tell not sell and you’ll see a tremendous increase in your affiliate marketing income. Think of times when you, as a customer, were told, not sold
and try to incorporate that style into your affiliate marketing business…you and your affiliate check will be glad you did!