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How To Increase Your Affiliate Commissions
by: Lawrence Deon

There are literally countless ways to advertise your affiliate links. The real trick to affilliate marketing though is winning the clicks to conversions number game.

Now, since your not in direct control of the conversion process you only need to concern yourself with identifying top selling products and where to advertise them.

Identiying top sellers through the Click Bank marketplace is a no brainer... they're listed in order of conversions.

Marketing other merchant's products through Click Bank can be a very lucrative business. The only question remains... where else can I promote affiliate products other than my own web site?

The following are just a few of a multitude of examples that you might consider.

Participate in chat rooms related to the product you're reselling. Start a conversation with a person without trying to sell to them. Later on, while you are chatting, mention the product you're reselling.

Creating a free ebook with the advertisement and link to your affiliate web site page can produce really great results. The subject of the free ebook should draw your target audience in to down-load it. Also submit it to some free ebook directories.

My personal recommendation if you want to be a serious affiliate marketer is to start your own affiliate program directory. Simply join a large number of affiliate programs and list them all in a directory format on your web site. Then just advertise your free affiliate program directory. You can even accept submissions!

Write your own affiliate program ads. If all the other affiliates use the same ads you do, that doesn't give you an edge or "distinction" over your competition. So consider using a different ad to give yourself an advantage over all the other affiliates.

Use a personal endorsement ad. Only use one if you've actually bought the product or service for the affiliate program. Tell people what kind of benefits and results you've received using the product.

Advertise the product you're reselling in your signature file... and always use a signature file. Use an attention getting headline and a good reason for them to visit your affiliate site. Make sure your signature file doesn't go over 5 lines.

Join a web ring. It should attract the same type of people that would be interested in buying the product you're reselling. You could also trade links on your own with other related web sites.

Participate on web discussion boards. Post your comments, answer other people's questions, and ask your own questions. Include your affiliate text link under each message you post.

Create a free ezine. Use your ezine to advertise the affiliate programs you've joined. Submit your ezine to online ezine directories and promote it on your web site.

Start a private web site. Use it as a free bonus if people buy the product you resell. You could also allow people to join for free and you could advertise the affiliate program you've joined.

You might consider purchasing an opt-in list or promoting your affiliate links through you monthly or weekly newsletter.

Another powerful way for you to promote your affiliate products is to list your affiliate link in Pay per click search engines or sponsored links!

My personal favorite is Niche PPC search engines. I've collected over 25,000 dollars of free PPC advertising. When I join an affiliate program I list my affiliate link in a Niche PPC engine!

You'll undoubtedly find many more ways to promote your affiliate links but the point I'm making is the more you do the better your affilliate conversion rates will be.

About The Author
Copyright 2010 Lawrence Deon
Lawrence Deon is a Search Engine Optimization/Marketing Consultant Author and Developer of the popular search engine optimization and marketing model Ranking Your Way To The Bank.