Affiliate Business Tips

Presell like a pro

The most important thing you can do to increase your affiliate commissions is to presell properly.

Mike Talo Oil PaintingBefore we begin, we need to first define what preselling is. Preselling is both an art and a science.

The goal is to get your reader prepped to make a purchase. Then sending them to the product sales page to make the purchase. If you do it well, it's completely invisible.

The gist is that you give your reader some useful information. And give them a link to the product you're preselling.

In just a minute, I'll explain exactly how to presell. Before we get into that, you should understand what's in it for you. Here are a few benefits of preselling:

  • Preselling creates trust - And gaining the trust of your readers helps them want to click your links. And the more traffic you can send to the sale page, the more commissions you'll earn.
  • It disarms your reader - When you're not hyping or pitching a product, your reader lets their guard down. Unguarded reading means they're not filtering what you say. And your intention is conveyed more easily.
  • It puts them in a buying mood - Now they're open to hearing what you're telling them. So they become more receptive to other messages. Like the info on product sales page you've linked to. Sending them to the sales page in this state makes them more receptive to the actual pitch.
  • You make more money - You've prepped them and referred them in the right state of mind. With the guard down and trusting your recommendation. This dramatically boosts your sales rate!
  • Your customers are happier - People like to make their own buying decisions. Instead of being manipulated into buying. So they are happier with their purchase.
  • Your profits go up - Satisfied customers are less like to refund. And that translates to more commission staying in your affiliate business.

Obviously, it's important to presell. You increase your profits. Your customers are happier. Everybody wins!

Now, here's how preselling works:

OK, now you understand why it's so important. And hopefully you're convinced you need to start doing it. You're ready to learn how to do it properly. As I mentioned earlier, it's both an art and a science.

Mastering the art

First, you have to gain the trust of your reader, so they let their guard down. Honestly, the only way to do this is to provide real value in your content - your product.

Now, providing enough info to be useful, but still making them want more - that's the art of it.

That is, they have to be wanting more when you refer them to the product sales page for the product you’re trying to sell. And because you've gained trust, they’re more receptive to the sales message and more likely to buy.

Scientific preselling

There are also several key elements that need to be included.

The first is how you present the information. You have to have your end in mind. Your goal is to sell the product you're promoting. How can providing information accomplish this goal?

The first method is to provide enough info to get them started, but not enough to finish. The second way is to provide all the information and let your reader discover how hard it is to actually implement it. Either way, the product sales page solves the problem.

Next, you have to use "convert linking" methods. Instead, you use a direct link to the product website. This increases your clicks.

But how will you earn affiliate commissions if you don't use your affiliate link? There's a trick to make this work... You "pre-cookie" your reader before sending them to the sales page.

The next trick is to hyperlink specific words and phrases inside the content of the article you’re providing. Hyperlinked words are clicked more than anything else. And if the words you hyperlink relate, your reader will naturally click them for more information.

What you have now is a super powerful system for affiliate marketing success.

Unfortunately...

This process is not easy – at all! Let's look at the skills required to pull it off: Good content. First of all, you actually have to write great articles and give value to your readers. This means you have to be able to write well, and have enough knowledge to be useful, and be honest.  Take a look at how James Altucher writes.  He's completely open and honest.

Preselling skills. Yes, you must providing useful content. And you have to make the content accessible in order to provide value. And somehow also make them want to learn more. The other approach is to reveal a self-evident problem through the information.

Product selection. Next, you’ve got to pick the right product to presell. Even if you can pull off writing and great article. All your efforts are wasted if you send your reader to the wrong sales letter.

Technical skills. And finally, you need the technical know-how to embed your image tag and make sure you get credit for the sale. This is actually pretty simple – just embed a 1 pixel X 1 pixel image and set your affiliate link as the “source” of the image. (Just don't mess it up. Otherwise, you won't get credit for your sales.)

Summary:

Now you’re armed with the information needed to effectively presell. Preselling properly will boost your affiliate profits.  It’s absolutely critical to do this every time – and to do it correctly. Please don’t be lazy. Make the extra effort required to propel your affiliate business to the next level.

All the best,

Jack Folsgood

Carnage In The SERPS!

For those who don't know, Google recently unleashed a new algorithm update to reduce the effectiveness of EMD's.  (exact match domains)

What's An EMD?

This has been one of the long standing (and effective) ways to game Google into thinking that a site/domain going by the name of acnetreatments.com (for instance) is an important site and should rank on the first page of Google when someone types that exact search (acne treatments) into the search box.

Google Doesn't Like Being Gamed

It turns out that the big G. doesn't like being gamed and giving all of those free clicks away to those who figured out how to rank a site easier.  (although there are those like Chris Rempel who continue to argue that it still is a valid business model - or at least one that is worth the time and investment to pursue due to the HUGE MONEY to be made - you can read some of his thoughts about it in the comment section below this article of mine)

My Argument

I've argued otherwise for some time now.  That type of business model is like building a house on sand which often results in a shaky and unreliable foundation.

Many - perhaps most - of these types of sites were spammy, junky adsense sites with very little to offer anyway.

Did Google Do The Right Thing?

A lot of internet webmasters think that this is a terrible thing.  Of course they do.  They built up a huge monthly income with the EMD business model and now it is almost all gone - perhaps to never return again.  You can check out some of the carnage (and comments about it) at Ajay Singh's Blog.

Wiped Out

I feel bad for those who worked so hard to build up a nice monthly income based on this business model  - and with Google's good graces.

They complain that it is unfair - maybe they should sue Google some of them say.  Really?  C'mon!  If anything they owe Google for all of that free advertising they received over the years.

Is It All About The Bottom Line Dollars?

Isn't that really what this is about?  Money?  Of course it is.  And now Google wants more.  Good for them.

Time will tell how this all shakes out, but for now I am not waiting around for Google to pleasure me with gobs of easy money - I continue to work on building various different Brands.  Brands that don't rely on Google - or anyone else in particular.  Just my good sense and good old word of mouth.

Take Care Out There,

Jack

Is There An (Easier) Way To Make Affiliate Commissions Online?

So Much To Do - So Little Time

Whether you are brand new to trying to make affiliate commissions online or an experienced full time internet marketer it is at times very difficult to get past all of the "noise".

Most of us are signed up to many different "lists" and our email inboxes are inundated on a daily basis with all of the latest and greatest things that we "Absolutely Must Have" to make money online.

Where To Start - What To Do?

Those of us who have been lucky enough to have found a way to make consistent full time money online do not give our secrets up easily.

What I have found it comes down to is finding something that works and doing it over and over again.  What's the cliche'?  Oh yeah... Wash - Rinse - Repeat.

There Are Lots Of Ways

Many of the e-books and online making money courses do in fact work - to a certain extent.

I think the reason that those who buy these courses fail to make any money with these techniques- myself included at times - is that we fail to stick with the basics.

Many times there is just so much information in the course - see my Easy FB Commissions Review for an example - that it's just too much to digest and actually put into practice even if it does work.

Is There An Easy Way?

Often you'll hear an expert tell you that you need to treat your online business like a business - because that is what it is.  The problem is that most people have no idea what it takes to run a business - and even fewer have any clue on how to actually turn a profit with it.

Most people are used to having a job.  In many ways it is far easier.  In most cases all you have to do is show up on time - do what you are told to do - and you will be successful at it.  The problem for many is that there is a limit to the amount of success you can have at a job, both financially as well as personally.

Are You Trapped?

I know that in the past when I had a "real job" I often felt trapped, but there was no easy way out, save for moving on to another job where the "grass was greener".  Being in Sales this was easy for me, but for those who specialize in a certain industry it isn't always so easy to jump the fence and move on.

The Appeal Of An Online Business

There are so many people telling you that it is easy to make money online.

The truth is, as you probably already know... it's not that easy.

You may be one of the few that actually put into practice a certain technique that you learned after reading a good e-book and actually sold something.  It felt good to make some money didn't it?

But how easy was it to keep making a consistent income?  Not so easy I bet.  And even if you figured out what it was that you did that actually caused that to happen were you able to turn a profit?  Consistently?  Not likely.

It Takes Time

Sure, there are a fortunate few in every industry that have the good fortune/karma to hit it big on the first try and the success just keeps on coming.  Good for them.

For the rest of us it may seem like we are doomed to failure and forever will be stuck in our dead end job - if we are lucky enough to have a job that pays enough to pay the bills.

How I Hit It Big

It took me 9 months of near daily consistent effort - four hours or more, every day - of building websites, keyword research, practicing good SEO (search engine optimization) and much of the other stuff you have heard about and maybe even tried to apply in your own money making efforts.

Consistency Is Key

I was 6 months into it when I made my first individual sales commission of over $100.00.  Previous to that I was making a mere $100 - 200 a month from Adsense ads and a Clickbank product here and there.  Just enough to keep me optimistic - but truthfully I was really starting to wonder if I would ever break through.

My Breakthrough

Guess what I sold?  A certain kind of Health Product.  I had written an article  about the benefits of a certain kind of supplement for men.  Actually it was an article that I had written and posted on the US FREE ADS website (not one of my own sites) that detailed my thoughts on the scam type marketing tactics of a product I had heard about after getting some unsolicited mail in my regular mailbox.

In My Own Words

In my own words I had written an article that pointed out the obvious problems of this certain product that I was being solicited to buy - and then suggested to those reading that if they were looking for something reliable to help them with their problem "maybe they should check out a more reliable and proven brand name product".  (one that I of course had an affiliate relationship with - and had tried myself)

I didn't at that point have the marketing skills to do anything more than that.  I just trusted the actual product seller (of whom I was an affiliate) to do the actual selling for me.  AND IT WORKED!  I knew I was on to something.

Product Name Hi-Jacking

I have since learned that the technique I used is known in the online marketing world as "Product Name Hi-Jacking".

Now, there are different ways to go about performing this technique.  Some simple and some not so simple. All of them legal (at least the ones I use).

Easier Affiliate Commissions

I wrote a short (11 page) e-book that you can get for free by filling out the form as detailed on THIS PAGE that details my simple procedure.  I also provide some other stuff that you can use in your online marketing efforts.

Good Luck Out There,

Jack

 

Easy Facebook Commissions – A Good Review? Or a Scam?

Easy FB Commissions Review

So I went ahead and purchased Justin Michie's  [Mee'-Kees] "Easy Facebook Commissions" course.  Figured a review was in order.

After watching the promotional video I agreed to pay $42.70 for it because Justin said that was what his cost was  - and he wanted to help me out.  I believed him.

I WANTED TO MAKE THE KIND OF MONEY HE SAID WAS POSSIBLE WITH JUST 26 CLICKS!

20 minutes later - and THREE more "Just One Time Offers" complete with videos - I sold my soul to the devil and told him NO - "I can do it myself" - I don't need to pay an extra $200 - $300 (or whatever it was) to "Have Them Do It For Me".

I went ahead and spent the $42.70 cents to see what he had to offer - all the time wondering if all of this was a complete waste of time - and money - or some sort of scam. (but no worries - because I could always get my money back - LOL).

This far in when it came (finally) time to make a user name and password in order to access this incredible new way of making GOBS of money in no time at all - and with hardly any effort - (just 26 clicks) I chose to make my password an ironic "michie-scam" because that was what I was feeling at the time.

So what's it all about?

Holy Shit!

What I find inside - before getting to the "software" necessary to spam Facebook using fake user accounts and Proxy Servers is a 146 page - 15 chapter - user's guide.  "Maybe there is something to this after all" - I think to myself.

The gist of Easy Facebook Commissions by Justin Michie is this...  (per my notes)

  • Use Clickbank to find your market
  • Find a Clickbank product (or niche product(s) that has a gravity of 100 or more.
  • Search Facebook for that niche - filet - lots of likes = good.
  • Get a virtual phone number with Voicemail.
  • Excellent instructions on how to make a Facebook "Page" for my new business.
  • Something about  making a "squeeze page" to capture leads.
  • Go and buy some PLR (private label rights) product in the niche to serve these new leads some rehashed internet sewage/spam.
  • Instruction on how to make an "Exit Splash" page.
  • Plugins and other stuff for my new site.
  • How to integrate Aweber - (autoresponder for email follow ups)
  • Something about "banner garden" and an additional "ad code widget".
  • Another wordpress plugin called "sexy bookmarks".
  • Something about how to integrate "clickbank ads" into my site.
  • CPA Networks
  • Proxy and Virtual Servers
  • And a whole bunch of other stuff I didn't take notes on.

After all of this I was pretty tired and went to bed.

The next day I decide to take a deeper look into what this is all about - and to take some time to think about what I had just learned.

This is my review of Easy Facebook commissions - or EasyFBcommissions.com as it's called.

Gaming Facebook!

What easy facebook commissions is all about is gaming Facebook.  Pure and simple.  Except it's not that simple.

See... the thing is - once you get through all of the instructions - and there are a lot of them - you have to put everything into place.  Way easier said than done.

Now I'm not saying that these guys have everything you need to do exactly what they say their course and software will do.  I'm not saying that at all.

It's just that none of it is for the faint of heart - meaning that it sure is going to take more than 26 clicks to send you one your way to internet riches.

The give you the instructions on how to set up your facebook accounts.  They even offer to sell you "phone verified" facebook accounts for only $6.00 each.

The Software

Then you have to set up the software.  Not such a bad thing if you are in to that sort of thing.

As a matter of fact - you don't need the software - if you are only going to have one or two accounts and handle them yourself.  Otherwise - and what they recommend - is that you have as many as you can afford.

What they don't tell you is that even after you figure this whole thing out - and put everything into place - is that your likely hood of success is slim to none.

How do I know?  I've been down this road before.  It takes a lot of guts and determination - and maybe a little bit of luck - to hit it big.  Maybe this is why the guys at Easy Facebook Commissions recommend making as many accounts as you can and spam the shit out of the facebook groups and pages you've joined and/or created.

But who in those groups are going to put up with your shit?  In all fairness to Michie and company they do tell you to only put out 1 in 3 or 4 of your postings as something you are promoting.  But someone has to produce the message - even if it's spun - and automated somewhat with the software.

You also have to have something to sell. Or promote as an affiliate.  And on and on with a whole bunch of other things you need to know and do before you can even hope to have enough traffic (if you are lucky) to get to the point where you can start and try to tweak your campaigns for better returns.

They didn't tell you that up front in the sales message did they?

Look... I'm not saying this thing won't work for you.  The course has a whole lot more substance to it than most anything else I have purchased lately - maybe ever - save for Brad Callen's Skybuilder course that teaches you how to build apps and get them on the Google Play store and Apple's I-store or whatever the hell it is.

The $42.00 I spent was worth it for Easy FB Commissions.  I learned a lot.  I just have not really gotten into Facebook marketing that much, and now that I now what I now from this course, Facebook is something that I will probably dabble in - as part of the larger plan - for some of my niche sites.

All of this being said.  And much like the ideas I expressed in my Does SEO Still Work? post - If you are going to spend your time gaming Google - or Facebook - or even Pinterest for that matter - eventually you are going to get booted, blackballed, or even eliminated completely from that network if they feel you are taking advantage of them.

So think about that before you go and invest your time, energy, and money into a system that very nearly requires you to be shady in some way or another.

It might not be illegal (thank God!), and no one is going to die, but if you do in fact end up building something of substance, just be prepared for the inevitable day where the ten or twenty thousand a month you are making is gone in an instant.

Think about that.  And then maybe think about building a brand with a loyal following - something that is not guaranteed to last of course - but it will last longer than the house of cards you are building with your bot nets, proxy servers, and fake accounts.

Good Luck out there,

Jack

Using Fiverr To Promote Your Business

Since I am a huge fan of Fiverr.com - as a buyer - not (yet) a seller - I figured a few words about the site where you can "Hire people to do things for $5" were in order.

Cheap Labor

Talk about cheap labor.  I'll give you an example....

I own a lot of websites - lots.   Often times when I start a new project to "test the waters" and see if I can gain any traction in that market I don't worry too much about graphics and such, but more often that not - and especially lately - I'll start a new business/website with the intent of branding it right away.

How do you brand?

Well that's a multi answer question and if you really want to know you should read the book "Brand Against The Machine", but for the purpose of this discussion - one sided though it may be - is that (in my mind anyway) after coming up with the idea and seeing that it is worthwhile pursuing after some good keyword research and the like you should have a Logo.

Back to the cheap labor or fiverr idea....

I was paying up to $150.00 for a good logo before I found fiverr.  I am sure there are plenty of good graphic artists and business marketing companies - ad agencies and the like - that charge even more than that.

The thing is - you can get the same work done - often times even better work done - by people offering their services on fiverr.  Amazing!

I re-learned a hard and expensive lesson recently after re-doing 5 of my old sites that were just plugging along - mostly just information type sites - but good original content and consistent traffic, albeit not much.

I paid $25.00 to have five different logos/headers/branding graphics made for each of theses sites.   What I can tell you is that not only has my return visitor traffic increased, my customer's overall "time spent on the site(s)" has more than doubled and I have increased sales by a huge factor.

Now what does this all have to do with using fiverr to promote your business?

All of this (and the logo/graphics/branding thing is just a small part - you can get a lot of other types of website promotion done from those on fiverr willing to do it) got me to thinking.

How can I use fiverr to promote my own business(es) or broker some work (charge more and get it done for less) and make some (maybe big) money?

1) Maybe offer a service that I would normally charge $25 or $50 for - local client stuff, etc - Things that I would normally do myself or pay one of my employees to do - and farm out the work to those on fiverr - for five bucks!  Outsourcing.

2) What about offering a "loss leader" on fiverr for work that I do - and then in the follow up after the sale let them know that I have a website/business that not only does that kind of work - but a whole lot of other stuff too.  If you (or me - or anyone) can use fiverr in this way and attract clients I think in many cases it is well worth the money.

Not only is it cheap advertising - it's smart advertising.

Here's Fiverr's take on what they have to offer over there.

fiverr graphic

 

Now I know that's a lot to take in.  I also know that this is a bit of a rambling type post.  But I figured for those who have not heard about fiverr or for those who have but never really considered using them - either as a buyer or a seller - might want to take a second look and see what they have to offer.

My personal testimonial/review about them - as a buyer -  is that you sometimes have to go through a couple of people to find the ones that really satisfy.  If you do decide to hire someone just take a look at their satisfaction rating  and how long they have been offering the "gig".   The good ones will have positive reviews and a rating above 90%.

That's it for now.  I'm off to the lake.

Jack

Does SEO Still Work?

Things have changed a lot in the last 6 months or so in the internet marketing world - at least for those who built their business on the premise of getting free traffic (free advertising) from Google.

image of crying kidIt turns out that the big G didn't like getting gamed so they changed the way they rank sites.

What this means is that in many cases, people who were earning a living (sometimes a really good living) by getting free traffic to their websites by having a listing on the first page of the Google search results (that is no longer there) have been (almost) wiped out.

Boo Hoo...

I've said on this site - and others - that that was not a viable business model.  It was while it lasted - but as in most things in life, things change.

So what to do now?

There are some folks who say it is important to build a brand. (I'm in that camp)

There are others who say they have the search engine game figured out again.  One of those is Chris Rempel.  (nice guy, excellent marketer - he even commented regarding my thoughts on this matter down below)

Once in a while I make my way over to his Lazy Marketers blog to see what he has to say.

Chris feels that it is a total waste of time to try and build a brand because Google can just wipe your site out of its listing whenever they want.  This is true.  If all you ever do is try and game them. Which has been his business model from the beginning.  It's probably true that you can still game them - and says he has proof.  But why?

Ignore Google?

Why not just ignore Google?  If you happen to rank - great.  You get some free traffic.  If not, no big deal - because you are building a brand (and a customer base) that doesn't rely on Google.

Things are ever changing in not just the internet business, but in every kind of business.  If you want to make a living (and have a business that will last) by selling stuff to people you need to make them happy.  The thing about SEO in the past ie. gaming Google - was that you really didn't need to have a product that was all that good.  You just needed lots and lots of (free) traffic.  The percentages took care of themselves.

Now that it is much harder to "rank" in the SERPS - and that Google is putting more and more "paid" advertisements on their front page people are finding that they have to have an actual product that people are willing to pay for in order to make any money.

Can the SERPS still be gamed?

There are plenty of companies in the SEO business that will tell you that they have the "new secret key" for getting a site ranked on the first page of the SERPS.  This is still probably true.  But the days of using the search engines as a business model are drawing to a close.

I think that in less than five years SEO as a business model will pretty much be dead.  The search engines are very quickly becoming relegated to just another "app" that one downloads onto their smartphone or tablet.  One will still be able to get some traffic and business from them, it will just be a lot different in years to come.

Branding with Pinterest, Apps, and Others

Sites like Pinterest, You Tube, and others such as Instagram have come along and made it much easier to build a brand and drive traffic and in many cases paying customers right to your site.  One does not need Google anymore to make money online.

I'll write more in the future about how to ignore Google, build a brand - and still build an online business, but for now...

Good luck out there,

Jack

Sell Health vs Market Health Affiliate Review

I've been selling health products on the internet for quite a long time now and figured I'd do a quick review on two of the top rated health affiliate programs - Sell Health and Market Health.

Affiliate Products To Promote

sell health products onlineBoth of these programs have a lot of excellent products that you can sell - from acne and other skin care products such as wrinkle creams and scar lotions and such.  These are excellent affiliate products to promote if you have traffic in the niche, and still good even if you don't - more on that below.

They also have Male and Female enhancement products, Anti aging, HGH Releasers, Low Testosterone supplements and the like.  These are some of my personal best sellers and I'll tell you a little bit of how I go about selling them further down the page.

I have achieved Super Affiliate status and make a full time income working from home - a dream for many people, and unfortunately not one that is easily achieved.

Who's Better - Sell Health or Market Health?

Keep in mind that the following is personal opinion and I am going to tell you which of these companies I make the most money with and that one will obviously be my favorite.  Both companies have their benefits and I am more than happy to argue/discuss with anyone if they disagree with me.

Far and away - above and beyond - the top rated company to go with if you are looking to make good money on the internet selling health products is... Sell Health.

Why Is The Sell Health Affiliate Program Better?

I'll list a few things off the top of my head.  Then you can check them out and see for yourself.

  • Cookies Last A Long Time! That's right. If someone clicks on your link today but does not purchase and then later goes directly to the vendor site and makes a purchase you get credit anyway. (as long as they didn't clear their cookie cache of course, but few people do that very often).
  • Besides... have you noticed that some companies (such as Amazon) only offer 24 Hour cookies?  Other companies offer 10 day to 30 day ones, and you can find some that offer as much as 90 days, but that is pretty much the max.
  • Repeat Orders!  People will re-order products and when they do you get another commission from the sale.  Very few companies will do this for you.  Most vendors out there are more than happy to have you do ALL the work of getting them a new customer, paying you once, and not even saying thanks for all of the repeat business they are getting off of your hard work.
  • Excellent Commissions!  Sell Health pays the highest commissions of any health product affiliate company out there.  Market Health's commissions are nearly as good too.
  • The amazing thing is this.  There are other affiliate networks selling similar (and in some cases the exact same) products and paying less than a 10% commission.  This pales in comparison to the 40 -50% commissions that Sell Health pays.
  • Twice Per Month Payments.  Both Market Health and Sell Health pay twice per month, but many other companies pay only once per month. The thing I like about both of these companies is that if I make a sale between the 1st and 15th of the month I will get paid within two weeks.  The edge goes to Sell Health on this one, as they will cut the check as early as 5 days after the pay period ends, whereas Market Health waits until the end of the month.
  • Sell Health has a better back end.  What I mean by that is a couple of things.  First of all - they make it real easy to get your banners, links, make tracking codes, etc.  They also have a lot more marketing resources you can use such as articles that you can use (spin or rewrite) in your marketing efforts.  They also provide more tips and advice about how to go about doing things correctly.  (honesty is the best policy type stuff)
  • Access To Affiliate Manager.  The nice thing about Sell Health is how quickly they respond to your questions and concerns, as well as any suggestions and requests you might have such as making a custom banner for you.  You can email them, or call them, and they take care of your needs.
  • Honesty In Marketing.  Not that I have any complaints in this area about the Market Health Products, but every single one of the Sell Health Products has a generous money back guarantee.  They also make it real easy for your customers to order.  Many people still are not comfortable putting in credit card numbers over the internet - so they have the option to either call and place an order, or even fax one in.  (pretty sure not many people do that anymore, but hey... the option is there).

beach butt imageSleazy Marketing Tactics?

I have not had any concerns with Sell Health as far as any sort of sleazy marketing tactics. 

The company is above board and I highly recommend them.  Market Health is good too,  I make decent conversions and commissions from them, but I get a different feeling from them.

Maybe it is some of the kinds of products they sell (Slap Happy - anyone?), or maybe it's that they aren't up front with their pricing, (you have to fill out a form with your name and email before they tell you how much their product costs - probably excellent lead capture and "follow up" emails to sell product - but I think affiliate conversions suffer because of it )

Or maybe their "testimonials" seem made up sometimes.  I'm not quite sure what it is about them, probably a little bit of all those things.

More Complaints With Market Health's Affiliate Program

Market Health does a good job too, but my sales conversions are quite a bit lower with them and think that's because of the way their product landing pages are.  Market Health does not provide any sort of pricing for their products until a customer fills out a form with their personal information.

Affiliate Conversions Suffer With Market Health?

I think (I know) that turns a lot of people off.  Why not just show the price of the product up front?  I have tested the exact same traffic (by alternating links and banners) sending the potential customer to similar products that each company sells and my conversions are nearly twice as much with Sell Health as they are with Market Health. (in almost every case)  

My Recommendation?

So if you are looking for the best health product affiliate program I highly recommend Sell Health over Market Health. (but join Market Health too - just another option to use when your Sell Health offers aren't converting)

Both companies have plenty of benefits to them, they just go about things differently and Sell Health's interface is much easier (and faster) to use when you are making a new link that you want tracking on.

Sub-Affiliates? Make money off of the people you recruit.

sell health sub affiliate program commissionsBeing an internet marketer myself, I know that when I see a product that I think I can sell I always look to see if the company that is selling it offers an affiliate program.

If the page I landed on happened to be an affiliate's marketing/selling/landing page and not the vendor's main site - and the affiliate is a smart one - they will have an "affiliates" or "webmasters" link somewhere on the page.

Usually near the bottom.  I have no idea how many people I am making money for every day, but I know they are happy I clicked on that link and signed up as an affiliate too.  Because now they have me as a sub-affiliate.

Both Market Health and Sell Health will pay you commissions on sub-affiliates too, meaning that if you refer another marketer and they sign up and start selling products you will get a small commission off of their efforts.  Usually 5% or so.

As a matter of fact, that is the main reason I wrote this article.  I hope that you will visit these companies through the links I provide on this page and sign up with them so I can make some money off of your efforts.  Not to worry though, your commissions will not be any less than what they would be if you don't use my links.

If you do sign up through the links (or banners) on this page I'd appreciate it if you would let me know.  I'd like to help you sell lots and lots of stuff so we both make more money.

What's The Easiest Way To Sell Health Products On The Internet?

Next I am going to tell you one of the best ways to sell health (and most any other) products for that matter.

If you already have a website that gets more than 100 unique visitors a day then you probably don't need any sort of affiliate income advice as you can just put up banners and write another article extolling the virtues of a certain product and start getting sales, but most people don't have that yet, so here's how I would go about it (and did myself in the beginning).

As a matter of fact I still use this tactic because it works so well.

Take Advantage of Brand New Keywords

(I talk at length about this in my new e-book.  You learn more specific techniques by signing up for it HERE.)

I am assuming that you know enough about internet marketing that you know what a keyword is.  If you don't know, you will soon enough.  Basically a keyword is anything that someone will type into the search box on Google, Yahoo, etc. when they are trying to find something out.

They may be looking for "product X review", or typing in something like "is product X any good?"  That's how you ended up on this page right?  Good. Now that we have that out of the way...

Product Name Keywords

You started (or are starting) an internet business to make money right?

If you have been at it for any length of time you have found out that making sales is hard.  It is not nearly as easy as what you were led to believe.  You probably spent good money on some sort of e-book that promised you an easy way to get rich, and found out that you got suckered into something that just does not work.

By the way... if you want the honest to God's truth about it you should visit the Keyword Academy (anow closed to new customers, but a lot of good information still available for free) and see what it really takes to make money on the internet.

It will also be worth your time to visit Becker's Source-Wave site.  Lots of good stuff from beginning to advanced.

Anyway... I digress(ed).  I was starting to talk about Product Name Keywords and how to use them to your advantage.

Everyone knows how hard it is to rank a site (or page on a site) for the very popular keywords.  It is also (usually) very expensive to buy traffic - as in advertise - with Google Adwords, Facebook, and the like.

What you want to be on the lookout for is a brand new product.  If you are into keyword research - and if you are not, you should be.  Once again I'll recommend Source-Wave for lots of free information.  Check them out.

The reason you want a brand new (or little known) product is that the competition is very minimal, and in many cases non existent.  If you write an article with the "brand new product" keyword in the title you can have your article on the first page of Google within minutes sometimes.

This is almost always the case  if you have an established blog or website.

But What Do I Do Specifically With A Brand New Product Keyword?

The keywords I am talking about here are not ones that are attached to huge established brands (in most cases).  It will be hard (for most people) to rank for Nike's Newest Running Shoe or Apple's Newest Product in short (or even long) order.

No.

What you want to be on the look out for is things like this:

  • Product promotions that you get in the mail.  (male enhancement anyone?)
  • Late Night Television product ads. (skin and hair care products)
  • Late Night Radio Ads.  (hair care - baldness cures - etc.)

The idea is to piggyback your efforts on top of the efforts that the product sellers are already doing.  Sometimes you can become an affiliate for that particular product, but the best and easiest way to use that "new product name keyword" is to already be an affiliate for a similar product and offer "your product" as either a "better one" or a "good alternative" for your customer to check out.

You want to be honest when talking about any product.  If you have not used the product you should say so.

People know when someone is trying to be sneaky.  Some of my best selling pages are the reviews where I say something like - "this "new product keyword" looks like it might be pretty good, but maybe you should check out "my affiliate product keyword" as they have tons of happy user testimonials, an excellent money back guarantee, etc.".

I also have great success ripping on the blatant lies that all of the scammy male enhancement marketers tell.  I just point out the obvious in a 300 -1000 word article and then tell them that if they are looking for something that actually works they should take a look at "product X". (my product)

What Kind Of Conversion Rate Should You Expect?

Now don't get discouraged here when I tell you that you can expect "only" about a 2 - 3% conversion rate.  What that means that is for every 100 people that you get to click through your affiliate link only two or three of them will buy something.  Less expensive products will often get you a better conversion rate, but that means a lesser commission too.

I sell lots of product through Amazon, but what you get as a commission (4 - 8% usually) - lets take an average of 7% - means that I have to sell $10,000.00 worth of stuff to make $700.  Lots of sales for very little reward.

Compare that to Sell Health's products where the average commission is 40 - 50% and the average sale (for me anyway) is just over $200.00.  That means I only need 7 - 8 sales to make the same amount of money as selling $10,000.00 worth of product through my Amazon affiliate links.

It takes just as much effort to write a review article for a $20 Amazon product where you'll make $1.50 in commission as it does for a Sell Health or Market Health product where you'll make $50 - $200 (or more) in commission.   The same amount of effort.  Think about that.

What If I Don't Have A Website?

You don't have a website?  No problem.  You can write your review articles on many, many different "free sites", and your "new product name keyword" will rank real well.  Oftentimes better than even if you have a website of your own.  This is because these sites have more authority than your own site.

What Are Some Good Sites To Use?

I'm going to tell you about just two sites you should can use that work well for me.  USFreeAds and Squidoo work well for me, along with Weebly, and other sites that you can make a free blog on.

I could give you dozens more, but then you'd wonder which one is best.  There is no best.  Except for your own once you build it the right way using the info you can get for free from Becker at Source Wave.

Hopefully this 2400+ word article has given you some insight and pointed you in the right direction.  If you skipped right to the bottom, here is what I recommend.

Sign Up With Sell Health first.  Go through all of their marketing material, newsletters, tips and advice on how to go about selling their products.  If you have been marketing on the internet for a while now then you can just jump right in and grab some links or banners to test out how well they work.  Then go and sign up for my FREE E-BOOK.

After you have some sales and traffic with them, then sign up with Market Health.  They do have more offers to choose from and quite a few CPA offers too.  Test out both networks with the traffic you are generating and see which one converts better for you.

Good Luck out there.

Jack

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