The Mark of a Super Affiliate by Charlie Page

The Mark Of A Super Affiliate

One of the best things about the Internet is that you can go into business for yourself without the usual hassles of being self-employed.

If you can connect to the Internet you can own your own business in just minutes, by becoming an affiliate for another website.

While affiliate programs are great, the more you know about how to work them smart, the richer you will become.

Affiliate programs offer all of the advantages of being in business for yourself with none of the negatives. After all, the person who runs the affiliate program you join is the one who will have all the headaches.

You, as the affiliate, have:

  • No Inventory
  • No Employees
  • No Credit Card Processing Fees
  • No Time Cards
  • No Customer Service
  • No Hassles From The ‘Boss’  🙂

All you do is promote and cash the checks!

In no other place or time has it been so easy to be self-employed.

You simply find a product that you like and will be happy promoting. You join their affiliate program, send people to their web site (or better yet, your site so you capture the opt-in!) and the product owner does the rest.

But you already know that. You know about being an affiliate. So let’s look at taking the next step … becoming a super affiliate.

What is a super affiliate?

It’s that rare person who has the drive to learn the process of marketing so well that they can literally sell any product or service.

If you become a super affiliate, you will have people knocking on your door to sell their products.

How can you become a super affiliate?

The first step is to understand what super affiliates have in common.

Check yourself against these five attributes of a Super Affiliate, then polish your skills to join their ranks:

1. SUPER AFFILIATES GO FOR QUALITY. The look and feel of their sites says that they are there for the long haul. Their sites are sticky, with compelling content that keeps you reading, and makes sure you are on their list.

2. SUPER AFFILIATES BUILD TRUST AND CREDIBILITY. The content on their site says that they know their business, and not just how to paste some banners onto their page. Their information helps you, it helps you understand what to do next to move forward with your goals.

3. SUPER AFFILIATES TRACK RESULTS AND FOLLOW UP. They make sure to know when and what you bought. They work with the owners of the products they choose to promote to make sure their customers (the customers they create) are well-served and happy. They often include a unique bonus to add value to the products they promote. They send thank you notes and use technology to contact you for follow up sales.

  1. SUPER AFFILIATES CREATE RESIDUAL INCOME. They look for affiliate programs that pay not only once, but again and again. They use a mix of programs to achieve their goals. It’s not unusual for these affiliates to promote low-cost products as well as high end programs.
  2. SUPER AFFILIATES ARE INNOVATIVE. They look for the edge and aren’t afraid to try something new. From autoresponders to personalization, they never stop innovating.

The GOOD NEWS is that YOU can profit from the tricks of the masters.

LEARN more about how the top performers got that way, incorporate the techniques that are right for you and soon you will BE a top performer too.

When you become a super affiliate people will contact you to promote for them. They will seek you out for win-win joint ventures. And they will reward your efforts with high commissions, contest prizes and, often, reciprocal marketing for your own products.

And those are beautiful things indeed!

Charlie Page Sig

Charlie Page
 

Happily married for 44 years, Charlie is the dad to two wonderful daughters. He is the author of 12 books on Internet marketing and creator of over 16 membership sites. You can see all Charlie offers using this link Click Here

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  • Mark M says:

    Great stuff as usual Charlie, thanks for this little post.

  • D. A. Levy says:

    I seem to have missed the boat. I have one of the largest maritime websites in the world (www.MaritimeHeritage.org), and several other smaller sites that track quite well, i..e. ProsperInPajamas.com, InternationalHarbors.com, WisdomToChange.com. However, my affiliate income from those sites will barely buy me dinner in a nice restaurant. Can anyone help, please. I LOVE the internet. Have been building sites for 30 years. Was doing okay for awhile, but being very wealthy from my work has not happened. My dream has been to get a major sponsor for The Maritime Heritage Project. It IS of value to people around the world. Thank you for ANY recommendations. (And I hope your Dad is okay.)

  • Liz McGee says:

    Hey Charlie,

    The 2 most important tips for me have been #1 and #2.

    Successful affiliate marketing is about promoting quality and building trust and Credibility. So many people new to affiliate marketing bypass those qualities and just simply focus on how much money they can earn. Earning money is great and it’s the whole point of being in business but if the people you are promoting to don’t perceive you as a trusted, credible resource then your efforts are wasted.

    The moral of the story is that it takes a lot more than simply adding banners to your site or telling someone how great a product is.

    Love your posts,
    Liz 🙂

  • Zee Norman says:

    Hi Charlie

    Your articles always provide very valuable information. Thank you so much

  • I have become an affiliate with Vemma. We are no longer brand partners.. It is so hard to bring in people to join my team. I need three customers to sign up so I can get my products FREE? Thank you for such a wonderful article. You are so helpful in wanting to help those who are not very smart, like me.

  • William says:

    Hello Charlie, what an insightful post on becoming a super affiliate. One thing that I love about blogging is that many pro themes have an affiliate link cloaker built into them. This saves the hassle of having to re-direct a link from your own domain and/or using Tinyurl, in case you don’t have your own domain.

    Like you mentioned it is best to use a tracker service to track clicks. I know the tracker that I use also cloaks your affiliate link as well. This is great when using e Mails, especially if your using one of those free autoresponder services. Probably won’t get tracking abilities with those.

    Question: Is it appropriate to use your affiliate link when writing articles for e-zines?

    Thanks in advance

  • Doris Hopper says:

    Hi Charlie:

    Great articile, always enjoy your emails..

    Thanks,
    Doris Hopper

  • Wayne says:

    Hello Charlie,

    I am begin to feel the frustration, now. I am so far ahead, i need your help!

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