Starting your own affiliate program may be the right thing for you, especially if you have your own product and need to reach more people. Jeanette Cates teaches how to do this, and her training on setting up your own affiliate program is now available. Affiliates can become an online sales team, bringing you more leads and buyers on a regular basis. Before setting up your program, think about the affiliates you will look for, the tools you will provide for them, and the way you will run your program to train people the way you need them to be trained.
Finding the right people to promote your products and services is not as difficult as you might think. You will want to make sure they understand what you are doing in your business, and will be able to give the highest recommendation to their list and other contacts. The very best people are the ones who are also your clients; this gives them firsthand knowledge of why someone else should buy from you.
You must provide your affiliates with the tools to make their job much easier. You can write emails for them to send to their lists, tweets they can use on Twitter, and articles they can post to their blog. All of this makes it much easier for them, and more likely they will make the effort required to be successful. Be sure to give them their exact link so they do not have to take extra time to look it up.
Provide some training for your affiliates on a regular basis. This will ensure that your affiliate program runs smoothly and that everyone is on the same page. Many affiliate marketers are new to working on the Internet, and you want to take the time to train them on how to best promote your products and services to others. This will also set you apart from others with their own affiliate programs. The idea is that they will think of you when they are looking for something to share with their audience. Taking this extra time will pay off well, in terms of increased sales and visibility.
As you can see, it can be extremely worthwhile to recruit affiliates for your online business. You will only be able to reach just so many prospects, so the idea of having a sales team to bring you new prospects on a regular basis can be very lucrative. Take the time to learn how to set up your affiliate program, and you will be amazed at how both your business and you income grow rapidly.