You have created an awesome product.
Your sales page is emotionally brilliant.
But you are just not selling the thousands you were expected to.
Because it’s only you who is selling the product.
If you want to sell many more copies of your awesome product then you need to allow others (know as affiliates) to sell your product for you, in return for a commission.
So assuming you have set-up the functionality of allowing affiliates to sell your product, how do you find affiliates?
Well the first thing you do is make sure you have an affiliate link on your sales page.
They are normally found at the bottom of the sales page with a link to a separate page.
Click on this link and check out the bottom of my product, How to write articles.
See the affiliate link at the bottom of the page. Clicking on that link takes you to this page: How to write articles affiliates
What’s the first thing that grabs you on the affiliate page?
The high percentage?
If you want affiliates to sell your products, you do have to offer a high percentage. I would recommend at least 60%.
So if you are selling a product for $20, the affiliate gets $12 and you get $8 (less any fees). Now you might think it’s not worth it but what if that affiliate has a client list of 5000 and 2% buy your product, that’s another $800 in your pocket for no extra effort.
As well as offering a high percentage, you want to make it easy for the affiliate to promote your product by supplying text ad and email examples and banners.
So that’s the first thing – have a separate page advertising your product for affiliates.
This way the affiliate has to find you and you will get some who sign up, but not many.
The second approach is to find affiliates yourself.
By contacting them!
Firstly, your existing web marketing / blogging buddies. Over time you have created relationships with fellow bloggers in the same niche. Perhaps, they’d be interested in selling your product for a high commission.
As you already have some sort of relationship with them, you can simply contact them, ask if they would be willing to write a review of your product, in return for x% commission and include a link so that can download the product.
Offer them the product for free.
Here’s an example email you could use:
How are things? I hope you are doing well.
I’ve been busy spending the last few months
on a new product, which I am just about to launch.
It’s called ADD PRODUCT NAME.
During the pre-launch, the product is receiving
I value your input and I would love to have your
feedback on the product.
Here you can download the complete package, tell
me what you think:
By the way the official launch is on ADD DATE and
if you are interested I do have an affiliate program
Please let me know what you think.
I’ve used this email template a number of times and it works.
Remember this is with my blogging buddies, i.e. I already have a relationship with these guys. This is not a “cold” email to someone I don’t know.
In the next article, we’ll discuss how we approach total strangers to get more affiliates selling our products.