Internet Marketing and Better Backlinks - Different? Better?
Do you want to be a super affiliate?
An Article Underground member just sent me an email with a few questions about affiliate programs, high ticket items and Adsense. I thought I’d share the info with you guys as well!
“Can you make more money with higher ticket items/higher payouts? Which affiliate programs are best? Are banners really less effective than text links?”
My thoughts came flowing… this is not a guide or lesson – just some of my thoughts.
It depends on your niche(s) and web site themes, so there are no fixed answers for the best affiliate programs, however the idea is to stay away from LOW payouts and low percentage of sales – a 5 or 10% commission is generally just not worth promoting unless you are easily selling something for $1,000. or more.
How hard is it to get that payout??? Do you have to work hard for it?
In most cases – getting conversions requires work – so larger payouts are generally a safer bet and often require the same amount of work or less.
This all changes if you have HUGE TRAFFIC NUMBERS to work with. But then again – it also depends if the traffic is highky targeted or not.
Sure – you can make money promoting free smiley giveaways with a $1.75 payout per lead – but ONLY if you have HUGE traffic – because it is very unlikely you have a web page or site that is smiley targeted and gets huge traffic.
General – mainstream – untargeted traffic is not bad to have – but your conversion rates will be muc less and you will need to work pretty hard to find something that converts. Not everything will.
Unless you have insane volume and huge traffic numbers, it’s very hard to make money off pennies, dimes or even dollar payouts. That said – if you can get a lot of conversions very easily with an IRRESISTABLE OFFER for little effort or money spent – that’s different. But it’s a rarity.
In all honesty – it’s pretty much a crapshoot. You need to throw stuff out there to see what converts and what sells.
That is why I often have difficulty giving training with specifics. The variables always make things hard to pin down. There are so many variables.
What kind of traffic. What are they visiting for? Are there looking for information on a broad topic or a specific tight keyword phrase???
While it never hurts to have a large amount of untargeted traffic – it is almost always preferable to have some or even a LITTLE traffic that is VERY TARGETED – because you can find something that is more likely to convert. Match a product that is what that visitor needs and you will have higher conversions.
Which affiliate programs/networks??? (continued – read more of this article…)