Generate Huge Commission Checks!   Affiliate Profit Mentor Tricks               Vol. 1  How to Become a Top-Selling Affili...
If You Can Give Away Free eBooks, Reports, Mini-        Courses, Articles and Multimedia Training,        You Can Receive ...
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Obviously, with all factors the same, you would want to make your purchase from the dealer whooffered you MORE value for y...
What do you think?Youre probably thinking "give me that years supply of free gas for my new car!" Right?You need to create...
Watch this. This is cool. Find a PLR site that offers monthly ebooks.Now, heres what you can do. Creates a unique EBOOK CO...
Do you see what happened there? You used free advertising to increase your sales. You buy the$40.00 eBook through YOUR aff...
And 35-40 sales X $25-$50.00 commission per sale = A potential of $2,000 / week or a bonafidesix-figure income online each...
I earn $8.40 per month for each customer that I refer to them. I’m not going to tell you how much Iearn monthly from these...
So, what are you going to do?Offering the same free domain registration package that he did is still a GREAT idea for some...
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  1. 1. Generate Huge Commission Checks! Affiliate Profit Mentor Tricks Vol. 1 How to Become a Top-Selling Affiliate In Any Affiliate Program By Franck Silvestre The Affiliate Profit Mentor www.mynetmarketingland.comHttp://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 1
  2. 2. If You Can Give Away Free eBooks, Reports, Mini- Courses, Articles and Multimedia Training, You Can Receive Big-Time Affiliate Checks Month After Month... Automatically! Sign up free at the FREE Affiliate Marketing TrainingDISCLAIMER AND/OR LEGAL NOTICES:The information presented herein represents the view of the author as of the date ofpublication. Because of the rate with which conditions change, the author reserves the right toalter and update his opinion based on the new conditions. The report is for informationalpurposes only. While every attempt has been made to verify the information provided in thisreport, neither the author nor his affiliates/partners assume any responsibility for errors,inaccuracies or omissions. Any slights of people or organizations are unintentional. If adviceconcerning legal or related matters is needed, the services of a fully qualified professionalshould be sought. This report is not intended for use as a source of legal or accounting advice.You should be aware of any laws which govern business transactions or other businesspractices in your country and state. Any reference to any person or business whether living ordead is purely coincidental.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 2
  3. 3. .......................................................................................................... How To Generate More Sales, Profits And Commissions For ANY Affiliate Program With Incentive Marketing Discover how YOU can create an unfair advantage over all other affiliates, even if you dont have a large mailing list, high-traffic website or industry-wide influence, by using exclusive free incentives to pull in profits like never before!IntroductionThe average affiliate is desperate for some serious training in affiliate marketing. This series is forall affiliates who want more than a couple of banners, a handful of classified ads and anoccasional rah-rah speech.This series is for you.Lets get started with a question that is going to define what you learn in Volume 1...Why do some affiliates sell more than others?Its not a trick question. Go ahead and think about it just for a second. In fact, grab a pen andsome paper and jot down a few ideas. Ill wait.<5 Minute Break -- Seriously, make your list>OK, so youve got your list, right? If nothing else, you made a mental list. And what are somereasons that you came up with for that question "why do some affiliates sell more than others?"Did you respond with any of these answers... • Some affiliates sell more because they have a ...large mailing list. • Some affiliates sell more because they have a ...high traffic website. • Some affiliates sell more because they have a ...well known reputation. • Some affiliates sell more because they have a ...large advertising budget. • Some affiliates sell more because they have an ...influential network. • Some affiliates sell more because they have an ...unfair advantage.Your list probably includes one or more of those answers.And youre not alone.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 3
  4. 4. And youre also not incorrect. These are all plausible answers that explain why some affiliates sellmore than others.I want you to review that list again. And I want you to examine it, because there is an importantcommon denominator in there that I want to point out.Do you see it?In EACH of the above listed reasons, the affiliate has a competitive edge over the averageaffiliate. Whether it is a large list or a high traffic website, the fact remains that many top affiliatesarent competing on a LEVEL playing field. They have something that the majority of affiliates donot have......an advantage.Now, heres the deal, my friend. I cant wave a magic wand and get you a large mailing list. I cantsay "Abracadabra" and create a traffic jam at your website. And I cant suddenly catapult yourreputation to an exclusive "Whos Who" status.But, I can help you create an advantage.And thats what I want to share with you in Super Affiliate Strategies Volume 1. I want to teachYOU (yep, you!) how to create an advantage over other affiliates. Im going to show you how tocreate an exclusive offer that is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH YOU.Thats an advantage.Its an advantage because it cant be found anywhere else. Its an advantage because, ifsomeone wants to take you up on your offer, then they MUST BUY THROUGH YOU.Well get to that. Offline marketers have been doing it for years -- and it works great! So, why not follow their lead and use the same techniques online? A handful of folks are doing it, and sales are coming in like crazy...Let me give you an example from the real world. Suppose you are looking to purchase a new carand you visit several different dealerships.All of them have the EXACT same car that you are interested in purchasing. All are priced at theEXACT same price. Every factor is the same......except for one.One of the dealerships offers you an incentive. If you purchase the vehicle from him, he will throwin a years supply of gasoline!Now I ask you, which of the dealerships are you going to make your purchase from?If you chose anyone but the dealer offering the free gasoline......you probably shouldnt be on the road driving! :o)Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 4
  5. 5. Obviously, with all factors the same, you would want to make your purchase from the dealer whooffered you MORE value for your money.Affiliate programs are kind of like car dealerships - at least in one regard. Every affiliate in aparticular program offers the EXACT same product at the EXACT same price. All factorsconcerning the affiliate program are basically the same for every affiliate.So, whos going to make the sale?The one who offers the added incentive, thats who!The one who creates the advantage, the exclusive offer.Why should anyone buy through YOUR affiliate link when there are potentially thousandsof other affiliates promoting the same offer? Do you think its because you promoted the offer FIRST? You might be surprised...Just a couple of days ago I received an email from one of my regular customers. He thanked mefor sending him an email about a new product that I had begun promoting. He explained that hewas just about to buy the same product from someone else when he received my email. Ofcourse, I offered an INCENTIVE - a product of my own valued at the same amount of the productI was promoting. He excitedly reported to me that he was going to purchase from ME instead ofthe other guy, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I had the extra bonus included in my offer.A few minutes later his order came in.Want to outsell other affiliates? Want to outsell them even though you are all promoting theEXACT same product at the EXACT same price? Want to create an advantage that levels theplaying field with the "big boys" who have the large lists and large budgets?Offer MORE!You need to create an incentive. Some unique and exclusive reason why folks should orderthrough YOUR affiliate link and not one of your competitors.Folks tend to think that that whoever gets the word out FIRST about a new product will make thesale. That isnt always the case. In fact, it could be just the opposite.Research shows that it takes, on average, 7 exposures to an offer before someone actuallymakes a purchase. Most folks receive the same, tired old "product announcement" email from ahalf dozen or more affiliates in the exact same 24 hour period.They get home from work and find a slew of affiliates all wanting to make the sale on the newproduct.Who will they buy from? (If they buy at all from this first batch of offers)If 5 affiliates send out the standard email that their affiliate program manager gave them to sendout as one of the "marketing materials" for the product, and 1 affiliate sent an email with a freehigh-quality offer attached for the same product.....Im guessing theyd go with the 1 affiliate who did things differently.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 5
  6. 6. What do you think?Youre probably thinking "give me that years supply of free gas for my new car!" Right?You need to create an incentive, an unfair advantage over your competition. You need somethingthat convinces folks to buy from you.Dont worry, you dont have to come up with the idea on your own. Im going to provide you withsome *real* examples that you can use yourself. There are only a handful of folks out there whoare using this information -- so youll be getting in on the ground floor.I can tell you this -- dont waste any time. This eBook will soon be in the hands of thousands offolks. And some of them will be your competition.Dont wait for them to beat you to the punch.Put this plan into action. There are only 4 easy steps. Lets get em rolling... Step One >> Develop an exclusive, high-quality free incentive to grab the attention of your contactsThis is where we will spend the bulk of our time. This is the most import part of the strategy --determining what is going to set you apart from other affiliates and give you that advantage thatwill help increase your sales and profits.Step one, quite obviously, is to develop your incentive. What is it that you want to give away?Determine what it is that you wish to offer as your incentive for making the purchase from YOURaffiliate link.And not just "another free eBook." Good grief, hasnt that been beaten to death already? Cmon,be original. Be YOU -- offer something that cant be found anywhere else.Its got to be "high-quality." No junk. Something that is useful and valuable. Something that thecustomer would be likely to buy on its own merits, and would be ecstatic to receive for free bymaking an affiliate purchase.After all, two great products for the price of one is an offer few can resist.What I want to do here is give you some specific examples of WHAT you can offer as anincentive. Here are 9 examples of incentives you can use to pull in more affiliate sales, includingsome *real* folks who are using these ideas to become top affiliates...1.1 Graphic Design. Are you handy with the graphic design software? Why not offer a freegraphic design to anyone making a purchase through YOUR affiliate link.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 6
  7. 7. Watch this. This is cool. Find a PLR site that offers monthly ebooks.Now, heres what you can do. Creates a unique EBOOK COVER GRAPHIC FOR EACH NEWMONTHLY PRODUCT.Then give them away FREE to anyone who joins through your affiliate link.Are you handy with graphic design? Offer a free design for folks who buy through YOUR affiliatelink.Or, maybe youd like to promote a web hosting company like the UMC. They pay out $8.40 permonth for every new hosting account you refer. So, offer an incentive to get more sales. Layout awebpage design for someone who hosts through your UMC affiliate link. Offer a set of webpagetemplates to anyone who joins through your affiliate link. Go one step further and offer a free custom graphic or webpage design for anyone who ordershosting through your reseller ID.Just think of the possibilities here. And thats for ONE category of incentive. There are manyothers...1.2 Free advertising. Heres one that just about anyone can offer -- if they want to. And that is tooffer some kind of free advertising.Maybe youd like to promote www.mynetmarketingland.com because you earn a nice commissionon something that sells very easily. So, what do you do? How about this... "Talk about free advertising -- if you order the Affiliate Profit Mentor through this link, then I am going to give you FOUR 100% FREE classified ads in my upcoming newsletter."Voila. Youve created an incentive. An advantage. A reason for someone to purchase the AffiliateProfit Mentor through YOUR affiliate link instead of another affiliates link.How about offering a free solo mailing to your entire list? Or, an endorsement mailing? Or, anentire package of advertising (you could realistically offer a free package of ads IF the producthad a large enough commission to justify it)You simply offer free advertising to anyone who purchases a particular product or service thatyou are promoting. Let them promote whatever ad they choose. Unless your advertising staysbooked up -- most ezine publishers dont have that luxury -- then its a good use of your space.You earn a quick commission and you offer a valuable incentive to your customers. Everyonewins.Or, how about the reverse of this idea: Lets suppose that you sell top sponsor ads to your ezinefor $40.00, but you and I both know that sales arent that great for your ezine ads. In fact, youhavent sold one in months. How about this offer... "Want a FREE copy of any $40.00 eBook online? For the next five folks who order a top sponsor ad in my ezine, Ill buy you a copy of ANY eBook of your choosing up to $40.00 in value. Order your ad, send me the website address of the eBook you want and Ill buy it in your name and send you the download details."Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 7
  8. 8. Do you see what happened there? You used free advertising to increase your sales. You buy the$40.00 eBook through YOUR affiliate link at whatever website the customer provides you with --probably earning you a 50% commission (most eBooks offer a 50/50 split on profits). So, you stillearn $20.00 on ad space that was just sitting there otherwise.Free advertising is a great incentive to get folks to buy through your affiliate link.But, theres more...1.3 A Service. I already mentioned graphic design in a separate category, simply because agreat many people have this talent (or can easily arrange for it) and it is in such demand.However, graphic design isnt the only service incentive you can offer. How about these... * Proofreading / Editing. Everyone who does business online needs a proofreader. Everyone. Whether it is to proofread a sales letter or an ezine article or a solo mailing or a full-length eBook, we ALL need someone to check for grammatical and typographic errors. Are you able to proofread for others? Then, why not offer that as a FREE service for folks who order a product through your affiliate program link? Think of all the products you can promote and offer your proofreading as a free bonus incentive ------> Any product or service that requires the user to write a single word! Thats a lot of options. * Review. Do you have valuable experience in critiquing materials? Why not use that as a freebie to those who purchase through your reseller link? Offer a free critique of the completed sales letter for anyone who purchases the Affiliate Profit Mentor through your link. Or, offer to review someones completed eBook if they order through your referral. You can offer advice for the first 4 issues of a new ezine, if the publisher buys a copy of Affiliate Profit Mentor by clicking on your affiliate link. See how this works? You can apply it to dozens of different product offers by reviewing things like sales letters, classified ads, solo mailings, webpages, eBooks, reports, eCourses, newsletters, proposals, contracts, etc. * Setup. One of the biggest challenges facing many folks online deals with setting up things. Either they dont have the time or they dont have the knowledge. Heres where you come in. If someone buys a product through your referral, then you set things up for them. If they order hosting, then you could upload their webpage files and verify their order links. If they order an autoresponder service, then you can ensure that their messages are formatted properly. If they order a javascript, then you can insert it into their HTML code for them. The possibilities here are unlimited. The great thing about providing a free service for someone is the fact that the only thing you are really investing is your time. Which means, you would be trading time for commissions earned from your special offer. Most folks would gladly trade an hour of their lives for $25.00 - $50.00 in commissions earned.Think about the *potential* here. You begin making a service offer -- doing something you enjoydoing anyway -- and folks start taking you up on it. You spend a few hours each week, earning$25.00 - $50.00 per hour in commissions from the affiliate program you promoted.What happens when your offer becomes more and more mainstream and you begin making it formore and more affiliate programs and you have more and more people accepting your incentiveand ordering through your affiliate program.It could lead into a full-time position of providing the services and skyrocketing your affiliateincome. Lets say that you average working 60 minutes per sale -- it would only take 35-40 salesper week to become full-time status.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 8
  9. 9. And 35-40 sales X $25-$50.00 commission per sale = A potential of $2,000 / week or a bonafidesix-figure income online each year through affiliate programs...simply because you began offeringa service.Now, I realize that those numbers sound far-fetched. So does earning $200,000 a year with$19.97 eBooks, but thats a reality for me. So, dont let the *potential* seem unreachable.Is it realistic to expect such numbers. Probably not. But, lets say you earned half of that or 1/4 ofthat... most folks FAIL online, so earning $25,000 a year working part-time, doing something youenjoy would be a tremendous success.The point I want to make is this: the opportunity is here. If you can provide a service, then there isno reason why you cant earn greater affiliate commissions because of it. I cant promise you acertain dollar amount of income and I wont give you unrealistic expectations. The average personwont see this thing through.And they wont see anything but average commission checks.If you want above average income in affiliate marketing, then youve got to be an above averageaffiliate. And that means applying the things you learn -- and sticking to it.The *potential* is here. Few will grasp it. But, those that do will pull in a decent income doingsomething they love doing.And that is precisely the goal.Sorry, I dont mean to give you the "rah-rah" cheerleading speech. Im not a coach and I dontdeliver motivational speeches.OK, so maybe I do deliver them. And maybe this is the perfect time for one.Stop right there and analyze that statement carefully and let it sink in -- "I will separate myselffrom other affiliates."You ARE going to be different. You are going to give yourself an advantage over other affiliates.You are going to do something they arent doing, offer something they arent offering......and profit in ways they arent profiting!Got it?Rah-rah, go team. Pep talk is over. Lets move on.A service of some kind is a great incentive to boost sales. proofreading, editing, graphic design,webpage creation, setup, etc. etc.What do you do well? How can you provide it as a free service? Get started.1.4 Free Domain Registration. One of the largest monthly commission that I receive comes fromthe hosting company that I promote (and use), The UMC.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 9
  10. 10. I earn $8.40 per month for each customer that I refer to them. I’m not going to tell you how much Iearn monthly from these guys, but it’s enough that I am going to continue doing what I am doingto get new customers.I decided that I needed a unique approach. Being a well known affiliate program, I knew thatthere would be thousands of others out there promoting them just like I am. How would I get thecustomers instead of the other affiliates?______________________________________________SIDEBAR: Read that last paragraph again. Go ahead. Read it and then come back to thissidebar.Thats where you are at right now. There are hundreds, even thousands of other affiliatesout there promoting the same product or service that you are. How will you get thecustomers instead of other affiliates?Thats the heartbeat of what we are examining in this first volume of Super AffiliateStrategies. How do give yourself an advantage over the others promoting the same offer.You dont want folks to order through you by chance -- you want an "ace in the hole" thatgives you the upper hand.________________________________________________A marketer was doing something, and I thought it was very clever. He decided to begin offeringFREE domain registration from his website. Anyone, for as many domains as they wanted, couldget a free one year registration......IF they agreed to host that domain at through his affiliate link.It cost him almost $10 to register a domain. So, he had an investment for each new customer. Itcost him $10 per customer -- which many would say is waaaaaay too much to recruit a newcustomer.But, heres the logic.First of all, he immediately earned $10.00 when the customer payed for their first month ofhosting through his affiliate link, and the second month rolls around and he earns another $10.00commission.Now, he’s actually profited from the investment.Each month that the customer continued to host with them, he continued to earn $10.00. Nowthat initial investment is looking pretty good! :o)Bottom line: Lots of hosting accounts earning him $10.00 each, PER MONTH. Why? Because ofa DIFFERENT approach. He tried something unique that no one else was offering. Sure, it costhim a little going in, but it paid off quickly and will continue to pay off for the lifetime of thecustomer.Not a bad tradeoff.So, theres what he did. Now, thats important to me, but not to you. Whats important to you isWHAT YOU DO.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 10
  11. 11. So, what are you going to do?Offering the same free domain registration package that he did is still a GREAT idea for someonewho wants to take it on. I dont know of anyone else doing it. Should be some easy commissions.Find yourself a quality hosting company that pays a nice commission each month, preferably onewith a great hosting package and no setup fees. And then get to work promoting your incentive.Dont worry, Ill show you how to do that in a later chapter. :o)______________________________________________SIDEBAR: I recommend the UMC (Its not a 2-tier affiliate program, so I dont earn a pennyif you start recruiting new members -- I just happen to think its a top-notch company anddont have any problems promoting it even if Im not going to earn a commission)________________________________________________And, this idea isnt reserved just for hosting affiliate programs. There is another twist to thisincentive that you can use for just about ANY affiliate program...1.5 Cash Rebate. My, my, my -- how the ideas fly when I think of this incentive. This one is likeCampbells soup...Mmm. Mmm. Good!I was actually first clued-in to this incentive just a few short months after I graduated high schoolmany years ago.There was a hot new MLM company on the rise -- I wont mention any names. And a guy that Igraduated with came over to a well known marketers apartment and wanted him to jump in thenetwork in his downline.He ranted and raved about the benefits of the program and how much money he could make andhow this was going to be the one to grab our fortunes in.He also mentioned that it cost $297.00 in order to join....He didnt have $297.00 for this sales kit and sample products and all that stuff."Dont worry about it," his friend said. "Ill pay your way in for free. It wont cost you a thing to join."His friend was willing to shell out nearly $300 in cash for him to join. And let me tell you the truthhere, it wasnt because they were old high school buddies and he wanted to cut him a break.It was because he was willing to invest in him on the front end, knowing that hed earn hisinvestment back and then some in just a short amount of time.You see, if he joined and then recruited anyone else into the program, he would earn $100.00 perperson that he recruited when they ordered their $297.00 kit. All he needed was for him to findthree willing folks and his investment was returned.And then the money would really work for him. He would earn a monthly commission on thethings he bought each month AND a monthly commission on the things the folks he recruitedHttp://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 11
  12. 12. bought each month and all new distributor kits and membership fees and monthly dues for 7levels deep for every soul that came into his downline through him.That initial $297.00 investment in him is looking pretty good now, huh?What a tremendous, tremendous incentive -- and a tremendous, tremendous way to get newsales from hesitant folks, because you are taking their risk away. You are removing their excuseand providing them with a no-brainer safety net.Lets apply this tactic online by giving you some real life examples. Youll find that this particularstrategy is especially effective in promoting MONTHLY fee-based programs such as eBook clubs,hosting, autoresponders, tracking tools, etc.There is a super affiliate right now who is offering this: He is involved in a monthly program thatprovides a fresh new eBook that members can sell with reprint rights.He earns $20.00 per month, per customer he refers. It costs the customer $29.97 to join. Here iswhat he does...He offers to reimburse the first months fees to anyone who joins the program through his affiliatelink. That is, he sends them the entire $29.97 back to the new member. $20.00 of that was hiscommission and the other $9.97 comes from his own pocket.So, hes down $9.97 in investment for the new member.BUT, when month two rolls around and the customer stays in the program, this super affiliateearns his $20.00 commission......and is now UP $10.03 for the new member.And now hes going to earn $20.00 per month for as long as the member remains active! Whichcould be one more month or it could be years. Tremendous opportunity.______________________________________________SIDEBAR: Learn this truth about MONTHLY fee-based programs...the majority of folks arehesitant about joining additional programs or services that require ongoing fees. Theconversion rate for affiliates who promote programs that are billable every month issignificantly smaller than the conversion rate for one-time purchase products.The reason is because people are reluctant to make a commitment for more monthlyexpenditures. Their reason to be online as a netrepreneur is to EARN MONEY not toSPEND MONEY.Thats a big stumbling block to overcome. It doesnt matter how "valuable" the offer is, alot of folks just wont part with their money on an ongoing basis without some convincing.You convince them by removing their excuse, by eliminating their risk......by offering a ZERO COST TO THEM opportunity to test drive the product or service thatyou are promoting.Thats what the "cash rebate" category of incentive marketing is all about.________________________________________________Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 12
  13. 13. The idea is to offer an incentive that makes it risk-free for your contacts to make a purchase. Youtake the risk going in, hoping it will pay off in the next month.....and beyond.Its the perfect incentive for folks promoting any product or service that is billable monthly. You getthem into the program at no charge to them -- they get hooked and decide to stay with theprogram -- you earn income for as long as they remain active. Nice system.Heres a classic example: the UMC is used by many online marketers. With an Awebermembership, you receive unlimited autoresponder accounts. An unbelievable offer in itself. Theaffiliate program pays a recurring commission per month on two levels for every new customeryou refer.So, here’s how you apply this cash rebate incentive. You offer to pay a portion of the first monthsfees for anyone who joins UMC through your affiliate link.If the customer stays for the next month, they pay and you earn your commission.Heres why this particular program is such a smooth one for incentive marketing......few folks quit after the first month.Why? Firstly, because it is such an incredible system and offers so much for such a small fee. Itwould almost be foolish to cancel the darn thing for tools that every netrepreneur uses.Secondly, most of the members will end up joining the affiliate program and start promoting itthemselves. If they refer a few members, then their own monthly fee is canceled out incommissions. So, why quit something that isnt costing you anything.Finally, and most importantly its too much trouble to quit. They have their autorespondermessages imported into the system. They have leads who have subscribed to their mailing lists.They have input their subscription forms on their webpages. They have began advertising. Itwould be a great big hassle to move all of that to some other system, and it would be darn nearinsane to simply cancel the account and lose all of that. So, they stay, as you and I would stay.Ill be honest with you, Id rather pay the fee each month than to go to the hassle of moving itsomewhere else, even if someone was offering the entire package for half the price. Once thingsare in place, we simply dont like to move them. Thats why folks seldom change hostingcompanies, as well. Theyve loaded all of their files and they are comfortable with the service andso they rarely leave.And you have income pouring in month after month because of INCENTIVE MARKETING. Youtake away their risk on the front end, they love it and begin profiting from it themselves and haveinvested their time and energy into setting things up…and they stay with ya!There are many ideas on how you can work this idea into your affiliate marketing... * Pay the first months membership dues. * Cover any setup fee costs. (I.E. some hosting packages have a one-time setup fee)Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 13
  14. 14. * Pay for any enrollment or evaluation fees. (I.E. Weight loss programs) * Cover the cost of shipping and handling. (I.E. If it is a tangible good) * Pay for the reproduction charges. (I.E. Cassettes, CDs, manuals, etc.) * Cover any certification tuitions. (I.E. If they require specialized training to participate) * Pay any annual renewal fees for life. (I.E. Some programs require a small yearly fee)We could go on and on here if we wanted to.The point again is to make it RISK-FREE for the potential customer. Why should they orderthrough your affiliate link instead of someone elses? Because its not going to cost them anythingif they order through YOU!Theres your advantage.Ive experimented with this quite a bit myself and with folks on my team, and the results aresubstantial. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the folks who join through these risk-freeoffers remain active for, on average, 5 months. Thats AVERAGE.Ive got many folks on my UMC clientele list who have been with me over a year now......and they show no signs of quitting anytime soon.Thats income that lands in my checking account every month without a bit of additional work onmy part. I do NOTHING but cash the commissions when they come in.Is this kind of incentive an advantage? I say "yes" every time I send the money into my bank.Actually, its more like "Yes!!!" as I jump in the air and click my heels together.You get the idea.Remove the risk and youll add more customers to your list.And more monthly income to your bank account.1.6 Free Products. This idea is related to the previous one, except it works with just about anyaffiliate program offer, not exclusively for recurring billing programs.The idea here is the "up-the-ante" by adding value to an affiliate program offer.You didnt really think the "offer" was based on what the affiliate program product or service itselfis, did you?Learn this truth right here ----> Affiliate program success isnt up to the guy at the top, its up toYOU. You are the wheels that turn the big machine. You are the fuel that keeps the motorrunning. You are the one in charge of your success or failure.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 14
  15. 15. Dont ever forget that.The offer that the owner of the affiliate program places on the table doesnt have to be the onethat arrives in front of the eyes of your contacts. Remember, you want an advantage. You dontwant your contacts to see the same thing that every other affiliates contacts see.You are going to be different, because you have an incentive.Same affiliate program product or service -- different offer.You see, when someone buys XYZ product through your affiliate link, they are going to getsomething more than just the XYZ product. You will have put together an exclusive free productthat raises the value of the purchase, thereby changing the offer entirely.Let me give you an examples to understand the concept here in a way you can apply it yourself... Example 1 Lets suppose you are promoting my Affiliate Profit Mentor that shows folks how to make money with affiliate marketing. What does every person need once they start affiliate marketing? They need a website. Offer to pay for their first month of hosting (through your recommended hosting company) and you’ll end up getting both the up front sale and recurring commissions as well. With incentive marketing, you will actually be able to sell more units because of your advantage over other affiliates. You can grab a larger share of the market because of adding value to the offer -- which ultimately is going to increase your sales and profits.Bear in mind, these are just some examples: Im not saying you need to use the exact affiliateprograms that I mentioned above. I just want you to see some real-life application here. You canAPPLY this theory to virtually any affiliate program you want to promote.You can mix and match programs and offers and create something completely unique that isunavailable anywhere else online and see your affiliate commissions soar.______________________________________________SIDEBAR: Heres a crafty tip that I want to pass on to you before I forget.Keep an eye out for affiliate program contests. Affiliate program managers are alwayswanting to increase revenues, so they often set up contests to "light a fire" under theiraffiliates and to generate a quick boost in sales.Heres where you can *really* be a "super" affiliate achiever. Wait and use your incentivemarketing until there is a contest in the works. Some programs offer $500 or even $1000cash rewards for top performing affiliates. You can cash in big-time by waiting until acontest is going and THEN launch your special incentive offer.Not only will you see the results that weve already been talking about, but youll also havea great opportunity to win the affiliate contest, which will bring in additional bonus incomefor you, and will usually get you mentioned in the newsletter and / or webpage of theaffiliate program as the top selling affiliate.More profits and more exposure -- what more can you ask for?Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 15
  16. 16. Remember this ------> Depending upon what your incentive is, you can probably use theincentive (or at least a slight twist on the incentive) for several different affiliate programs.Keep your eyes open for contests and you could become a top seller in several differentprograms!________________________________________________1.7 Training. Are you an "expert" in any particular field? Are you very knowledgeable when itcomes to a specific function or portion of a product / service you are promoting? Do you havespecial insight into a certain aspect of an offer you can promote?If you can answer "yes" to any of that, then you can use the incentive of "training" as your way ofgrabbing more affiliate commissions. And, even if you think the answer is "no" read thisanyway. You might be surprised at your expertise! Seriously -- read this entire sectionanyway, or youll miss something important.So, why not offer one-on-one consultation for anyone who buys a particular product or servicethrough your affiliate link. Youve got several options... * Live chat sessions. You can hold once a week training sessions live via a chat room at any of a gazillion places online. Visit your favorite search engine and search for "chat to find a whole slew of options. Why not provide ongoing training sessions that are exclusively available for those who buy through your referral? This is especially helpful for folks who are wanting to buy and sell eBooks with reprint rights -- you can provide weekly strategies for building their businesses, covering different topics each week. NOTE: This would also be a great forum for recommending other affiliate programs as you mention specific needs. * Messenger services. With MSN Messenger and Yahoo and ICQ and an entire fleet of other "live" services, you can be available to answer questions for your customers on an "as-needed" basis. When you are online and can answer questions -- simply turn your messenger system on and they can contact you with help issues. * Email consultation. Another great way to provide consultation is to allow your customers to email you with any questions that they might have. They send their questions and you respond with an answer. * Telephone. Last but not least, I know folks who actually provide a telephone number for their customers to contact them anytime they have questions. These tend to be folks who are promoting high-ticket items, but it could apply to any product or service.Sure, a lot of these are support related issues that the owner of the product or service willprovide. HOWEVER, nothing adds value quicker to an offer than for the potential customer toknow that YOU are there for them anytime they need you -- that they have someone they knowthey can turn to if they need some guidance.Youll find that this can add a lot of CREDIBILITY to the offer and take away some of thehesitancy that many people have. And, from my experience, the number of folks who actuallytake advantage of your training isnt a very large percentage.It DOES add a tremendous value to the offer, though. Just to have the reassurance that a safetynet is there, a helping hand is there -- is exactly what some folks are looking for.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 16
  17. 17. Dont want to deal with folks one-on-one? No problem. Why not offer some training MATERIALS(instead of training SUPPORT) as your incentive...* Email tutorials. You can offer a free weekly newsletter that is exclusively for folks who buy aspecified product through your referral. This would include ongoing answers to frequently askedquestions, helpful hints and new ideas for using the product or service they ordered.HINT -------> This would also give you an opportunity to setup sponsorship ads for each issue andmake additional product recommendations for more profits on the "backend."How about a set of training tips via autoresponder? Each day -- or every 3-5 days, a new tip isautomatically distributed to your affiliate customers. Again, this adds value to the offer byproviding something that no other affiliate is offering. Here are some examples of this in action... "When you join the UMC through this link, youll receive the 10- Lesson eCourse, "How to Use Autoresponders To Automate Your Business and Skyrocket Your Profits In Less Than 30 Days." Every three days, youll automatically receive a brand new lesson that will teach you how to use the UMC mailing system to put your business on remote control and build new profit streams." "Ive put together a training series of 7 "action steps" that anyone can use in order to recruit new affiliates for any reseller program. If you order the Affiliate Profit Mentor through my referral link below, Ill give you the training series at ZERO COST TO YOU. Francks Affiliate Profit Mentor shows you exactly how to profit from an affiliate program -- and my bonus training lessons will show you exactly how to recruit top-producing affiliates to build an instant stream of additional income for your program."Do you see the idea here? You can setup your own incentive training for ANY affiliate programproduct or service. Its an unbelievable opportunity to simply further enhance the existing offer byadding your own bonus that is exclusively for YOUR customers.* Digital tutorials. You can take the same concept and simply create an eBook out of yourinformation. Allow the customer to send you their receipt for the purchase and you immediatelygive them download information for the eBook. There are dozens of ideas here, including... 10 Highly Effective, Tested Ways to Build Your Downline for anyone joining an MLM 12 Super Strategies To Convert Browsers Into Buyers for anyone who buys guaranteed visitors or any kind of traffic generating product /service. The Ezine Publishers Profit Manual: How to Sell More to Your List for anyone who joins a list-building service or orders an eBook on building lists.Do you see how effective this can be as an incentive? And did you notice that in each of theexamples above, the free eBook ENHANCES the product or service that the customer ordered. Itmakes it BETTER. It IMPROVES the offer. It adds value to the purchase.Think about it -- wouldnt someone who joins an MLM want to have some additional tested waysto build their downline? Thats the first thing they want to do, recruit new members!Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 17
  18. 18. What about someone who brings in traffic to their website? Wouldnt they naturally want to knowhow to make the most of that traffic and sell more of their offer(s) to those visitors? Of course theywould!And anyone who is interested in building a list certainly wants to profit more from that list.These are perfect fits for their respective products -- and they are incredible incentives for gettingfolks to buy through YOUR affiliate link.________________________________________________SIDEBAR: Newsflash Alert! Many people have taught (includingmyself!) that you should give away free eBooks and eCourses in order to generate leadsand "upsell" or "presell" the reader to whatever product or service you are promoting.While this is still a very effective method of promoting your favorite affiliate program......word has gotten out! Folks are creating these kinds of tools at a break-neck pace. Itstime to do something different!A super affiliate constantly adapts and adjusts existing successfulstrategies and implements new and improved versions.NOW is the time to begin offering the incentive not as a lead generator in an attempt toupsell the reader to a sale, but rather as an incentive to convince them to buy the productyou are promoting in the first place!With the proper presentation of your incentive (more on that in anupcoming chapter), there is no reason why you shouldnt be ableto have folks begging to buy your recommendation in order to gettheir hands on your bonus!________________________________________________* Audio tutorials. Audio tutorials have a higher perceived value than eBook tutorials. So, why notrecord your training tips and strategies and share them in a downloadable audio file? You cangrab some free software at http://www.download.com to get the job done.Because of the large size of audio files, Id recommend that you limit your recordings to no morethan 15 minute sessions. This can actually be a selling point. After all 10 free audio tutorials*sounds* like much more than 1 audio tutorial -- even though the information and time may beexactly the same.Same concept as your digital tutorial would apply for audios.If the product or service you are promoting pays a high enough commission to justify it, you could*really* add value to the offer by providing the audio tutorials on CD for the customer to listen toanytime from their home or vehicle. With duplication costs under $1.00 per completed CD andburners under $100.00, this could be an idea worth exploring. Or, you could even have the entirething professionally duplicated at under $3.00 per compact disc.Do you see any other affiliates offering CD training? Hmmmm.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 18
  19. 19. * Video tutorials. Taking it to the ultimate training incentive would be a video tutorial. Its a factthat people learn the best and the quickest if they can SEE someone actually walking themthrough the steps. Its much easier to duplicate something if you can visualize it, as opposed toreading about it or hearing it explained.Screen cam videos created with software such as Camtasia, are becoming more and morepopular online. Download times are a bit slow for most folks because the files are usually quitelarge, but with compression becoming much better and internet connection speeds increasing,video is definitely the choice of the future.This would have the ultimate incentive value to customers. "Wow, a free 5-video tutorial setshowing me how to apply these strategies from the ebook! Sign me up!"1.8 A Package. A friend of mine has worked this one to perfection. In fact, he is the TOPSELLING affiliate in 3 different affiliate programs! Wow. This guy knows what he is doing.And what he does better than anyone I know is using incentives to create affiliate sales. Let megive you just a typical example of how he uses incentives to boost his sales. Lets say he wantedto promote a list building ebook. Here is an ad that he would publish in his newsletter... "My good friend Franck Silvestre has just emailed me and let me know that he’s made his list system available to the public! This is the closest thing you can get to an actual one-on-one meeting with a list marketing expert without spending hundreds or even thousands on a personal consultation. And, since his offer is so crazy, I decided to make it even crazier. When you purchase his eBook by Clickhing here <he inserts his affiliate link here> then Ill throw in 1,000 free leads to your website (to help start building your list) and a free copy of my brand new eBook, "How to Earn a Full-Time Living Online In 3 Easy Steps." After you make your purchase, just send me your ticket number and Ill get your free bonus offers out to you immediately."Do you see how this works? I mean it works like a charm. (Its the closest thing to that magiclamp that youll find) He offers a few bonus items to the mix (that wont cost him a penny!) andimmediately he has created an exclusive offer that is found nowhere else online.It doesnt cost him a penny because he already owns the eBook that he created and he owns aservice that provides free leads in exchange for a contest that he runs.Packages are a great way to offer an incentive to generate more sales. The great thing about thisone is, that ANYONE can put together a tremendous package offer.Let me explain.You dont mind, do you? :o)Lets say you put together a package that is a PRIVATE MEMBERS ONLY site. In other words,you setup a members site that you have password protected and the only folks who can get inare the ones who order the product that you are recommending.Put together a members site that you GIVE AWAY. Fill it with eBooks and eCourses and reportsand articles and write a powerful sales letter that makes the person WANT IT MORE THANHttp://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 19
  20. 20. THEY WANT THE PRODUCT YOU ARE PROMOTING! (Well talk about how to present youroffer in an upcoming chapter)________________________________________________SIDEBAR: Light bulbs should be going off in your head like Roman candles on the 4th ofJuly! Ideas, ideas, ideas.Every eBook, every eCourse, every report, every article -- can all be used to promote otheroffers on the "backend". This members area can be stocked full of goodies, but thosegoodies can be used to bring in even more profits for you!Offer eBooks that can be customized with YOUR affiliate information. Visitezinearticles.com to find articles you can post in the members area and link to theauthors affiliate program. What a backend!I do want to point out that you should ONLY include high-quality, useful materials in yourprivate members only area. Dont setup a pitch-o-rama in there where you have nothingbut glorified sales letters. Thats a NO-NO. You want to provide high-quality materials thatthe member can actually use.Sure, you can make additional offers in the content -- but the content better be good!________________________________________________So, youve got this Private Members Only area setup. And you begin offering it for FREE toanyone who buys whatever product or service you are promoting as an affiliate. Now, that can bea powerful incentive if you do it right. Powerful. If you put it together with high-quality materialsand write a compelling sales letter (yeah, a sales letter for a FREEBIE -- well talk later on this),then you should be able to see a sharp increase in affiliate commissions from your efforts.Why? Because folks would be WILLING to buy the members only membership on its own merits-- and to get it for free by making an additional purchase is just too good to pass up...two greatthings for the price of one?!________________________________________________SIDEBAR: Why not just put together a Private Members Only site and SELLmemberships? Mainly because (a) There are many of them out there to compete with thathave thousands of dollars in high-ticket items included, (b) If you use free eBooks,reports, articles, etc. -- most of the authors allow you to GIVE the materials away, but notsell them. (c) Chances are, by giving away membership to increase affiliate commissions,youll be the only affiliate making such an offer and can generate easy sales!________________________________________________Heres another great thing about this idea ------> You can use the Private Members Only site toPROMOTE DOZENS of offers! Think about it. Lets say you put together a members only sitethat is focused on "web marketing." There are HUNDREDS of affiliate programs you couldpromote in giving away the memberships as an incentive! Just setup different pages (more onthis later) for the various offers and begin driving traffic to them.Bottom line ------> Would you order from someone who offered nothing but an affiliate link, or thisguy who is giving you $75.00 in freebies for grabbing the product through his link?You arent the only one! The handful of folks who are using this strategy are pulling in profits likea dentist pulls teeth.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 20
  21. 21. 1.9 An exclusive eBook. Im not going to spend a lot of time explaining this one. By now, youeither understand the concept, or you dont.Im thinking you do. You look like a sharp one.The idea is to put together an eBook filled with useful information -- usually from a mixture of freearticles and your own added comments -- and offer it as an incentive for anyone buying aspecified product or service through your reseller link.These kinds of eBooks are easy to put together and can actually be created in less than an hour.Another angle of this is to GIVE AWAY the eBook as a lead generator and then offer FREECUSTOMIZATION of the eBook as the incentive.I hope you realize the magnitude of just how powerful and profitable this strategy can be. Its abonafide money-maker for those who take action.I promise you -- sooner or later -- yourcompetition will. Why not beat them to it?Weve discussed 9 different "kinds" or "categories" of incentives, and numerous ideas forimplementing those categories. Now, its up to you to determine what your specific incentive isgoing to be.But, youre only half done when youve put together your incentive. As we are going to talk aboutnext -- "presentation of your incentive is JUST as important as then incentive itself."Care to find out more?Great! I thought youd say that.Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 21
  22. 22. ........................................................................................................... Step Two >> Write a hard-to-refuse sales letter that makes the visitor want your incentive as much as the product you are promotingI know what youre thinking.No, Im not a psychic. I dont have a crystal ball and I cant see into the future.But, I CAN almost read your mind.If youre like most folks, youre thinking "Write a sales letter for something Im GIVING AWAY?"with kind of a puzzled look on your face.You betcha. You are going to write a sales letter for your free incentive as if it were a product youwere selling instead of giving away. Stay with me now, because this is INCREDIBLY important.Heres where most folks make their big mistake with incentives. They develop a decent enoughfreebie and then they blow it by putting a tiny blurb on their webpage that briefly mentions itsavailability.Learn this ------> You dont need a blurb on a webpage to promote your incentive...you need awebpage to promote your incentive! Thats right a full page that does nothing but promote yourincentive.And it starts with a sales letter. I know, I know -- it seems strange to write a sales letter forsomething you arent selling.But, remember, you ARE selling something -- your affiliate program offer.And in order to do that with your incentive offer, you must CONVINCE the visitor that they needyour freebie as much as they need the affiliate program product.I teach how to do this in the Affiliate Profit Mentor Club. Click on the link below to join today: >> Click To Join Today <<Http://www.mynetmarketingland.com Affiliate Profit Mentor Club 22

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