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Online Affiliate Marketing
Online Affiliate Marketing
Getting Approved As An Affiliate
We remember when we were starting off as an affiliate. Just joining WarriorPlus, with a plan in place super excited to finally get this all started. We went to put in an affiliate request for a product that we thought looked good.
Then a few hours later we received an email saying we were denied to promote that offer. Happened to all of us and maybe you also be now.
We remember thinking “WHAT! Why would someone deny an affiliate?” In our mind, we used think that even if the affiliate only generates one sale for them, that’s still one more sale they wouldn’t have had if we weren’t promoting the product.
So why in the world would this person deny us?
Why Vendors Deny Affiliates
This is an important topic to discuss, and we feel like very few marketers are actually talking about it. You can have the perfect plan in place, but if you don’t get approved to promote the product it doesn’t matter how great your plan was, you can’t make money.
So why would a vendor deny an affiliate?
Well, the short answer to this would be because of their stats. These
vendors (product creators), want to make sure they have the highest possible EPC and the lowest possible refund rate.
That’s the only way they will get the “big name” affiliates who can produce hundreds of sales for them to jump on board and promote. If their EPC starts to drop, they decrease their chances of getting a few of these big name affiliates on board.
When you put in a request to promote a product, the product creator is able to see your previous stats and use that as the determining factor on whether or not they accept or deny you.
If you (as a new affiliate) put in a request to promote a product, the product creator will see that you don’t have any stats, so they might not want to approve you because they don’t know if you will send them high quality traffic or not and many might not want to risk it.
Getting Accepted Even Without Stats
So how do you increase your chances of getting accepted by the vendor even if you have no previous stats?
All you need to do is include a message when you put in your request. Include a message letting them know you are new at all this but will only send high-quality traffic.
Tell them exactly how you will be promoting the product. If you have a website show them the website. Giv e them as much information you can about how you will be promoting, and then let them know if they hav e any questions you would be more than happy to answer them.
On JV pages there will be contact information also and you can connect with most all sellers v ia Facebook so you can introduce yourself directly. We have never turned down an affiliate who reaches out personally and haven’t heard of any other sellers doing so either.
If you are requesting approval for a product on WarriorPlus, you can actually send them a Personal Message (PM) on the Warrior Forum after you put in your request. Basically tell them the same thing in the personal message. Let them know you are new so you don’t have any stats to see and then tell them how you plan on promoting.
Here’s the deal, as product creators ourselveses, we can be very picky with who we choose as affiliates. If we see someone who has no stats and they didn’t leave a note, they aren’t going to get
approved to promote.
Howev er, if they took the time to write to us and tell us they are new which is why they don’t hav e any previous stats and how they plan on promoting my product, we usually accept them.
You need to understand that people appreciate honesty. Honesty goes a long way in this business. So just be honest with the product creator and there is a good chance you will get accepted.
Once you start generating more and more sales, this is something you won’t really have e to do because the product creator will take a look at your stats and will happily approve you right away.
So go ahead and take the time to find a few products you want to promote, then put in your request but leave e a note telling them who you are and how you will be sending traffic. You can also tell them you are being trained by us in the notes and always reach out to us if you need an introduction or further reference.
Once you get approved for a few products, it’s time to move e on to setting up your squeeze page (don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds!
Choosing Profitable Affiliate Programs
This chapter is EXTREMELY important to understand. If you go crazy promoting products that don’t convert well for you, then you are wasting your hard work!
You want to make sure that the products you will be promoting have some really good stats before you start promoting them.
Take A Look At The Stats
There is nothing more frustrating than sending hundreds of vsitors to a sales page and having it result in just a couple of sales. Because of this you need to choose a product that is ATTRACTIVE to the potential customer.
So how do you know if a product is going to be profitable before you start promoting it?
Well, you can’t know 100% if it is going to be profitable for YOU, but you can tell which products hav e been profitable for other affiliates already. If it has been profitable for them there is a good chance it will be profitable for you.
Other than the instant payments, one of the things we absolutely lov e about all three of these affiliate platforms is they show you the important stats. There are three things in particular we want to pay attention to. Those three things are the total sales, the EPC, and the refund rate.
Total Sales: Total sales is simply how many times that product has been sold. When looking at total sales, you want to make sure it has been sold at least 100 times. If it has been sold 100+ times, the next thing you want to look at is the EPC.
EPC: This stands for Earnings Per Click, which basically means how much (on av erage) each click to the sales page will be worth for you.
For example, let’s say a product has an EPC of 60 cents. That means once I send 100 v isitors to that sales page, I should make about
When looking at EPC, we nev er promote anything that is lower than 60 cents. In fact, we try to keep it around $1.00 or more. That might sound pretty high, but there are a lot of products out there that have an EPC of $1.00 or more.
Refund Rate: You want to only promote products that have a 5% or less refund rate. Other than the money you will be losing when a customer requests a refund, the refund rate is a good indicator of the quality of the product and you want to make sure you are only promoting quality products or else you are going to lose trust with people v ery quickly and they will stop buying from you.
We hav e noticed that when the refund rate is 5% or below, that typically means it’s a pretty solid product that you can feel comfortable promoting.
The 3 Best Instant Payment Platforms
You need to be careful when choosing your payment platforms. We’v e hav e heard countless horror stories of people joining an affiliate platform, driving in hundreds of dollars worth of sales, and never once saw the money!
We would stay away from shaky CPA platforms that promise massiv e profits from promoting their offers. ClickSure is one we wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole anymore.
That’s why we stick to just 3 affiliate platforms. These affiliate platforms are extremely reliable, we’ve have never had an issue with payments, and they are FULL of awesome, high conv erting products. These three platforms are WarriorPlus, JV zoo, and DigiResults.
Before you move onto the next section, it would be a good idea to sign up with each of the platforms. You will need to have a verified PayPal account in order to get paid using all three of these platforms, so if you don’t hav e a v erified PayPal account, that’s the first thing you will need to do.
Signing up to the affiliate platforms is really easy. If you are going to be in online marketing for the long term, use your real name as the user name so you can build some name recognition as you grown and it will make it much easier for JV partners to find you.
Here’s how to do it:
WarriorPlus is probably the easiest platform to sign up with (although it’s easy to sign up to all of them). All you have to do is head over to http://WarriorPlus.com and click the “Register” button.
That will bring you to a page that looks like this:
Just fill out your information and click on “Create Account ”. Once you do that you are good to go!
Head ov er to http://JVzoo.com and click on “Become An Affiliate” just like in the image below:
Then scroll to near the bottom and you will see a button that says “Sign Up Now-It’s Free” that button looks like this:
Once you click on that button you will be brought to a page where they will have you enter all your details. Just follow the instructions on that page, agree to the terms, and click the green “Register” button.
BOOM! That’s it, you now have e a JV zoo account.
Head over to http://DigiResults.com and click on the “Sign Up” button.
Then it will ask you to fill in some basic information and hit the “Sign Up” button again. Once you do that you will need to check your email account and click on the link they sent you to finish the sign-up process. If for some reason you never received ed an email from them don’t forget to check your spam folder before you contact their support.
Once you click on that link you will be brought to a page where you need to click on a link to connect your PayPal account. It’s v very important to do this or else you won’t get paid. So just click on the button that looks like this:
Once you click on that button it will open a page asking you to log into PayPal. Once you log in just click “agree”. You now hav e a DigiResults account.
Now that you hav e an account at all three platforms, it’s time to choose a profitable affiliate program to promote!
You’ll find that 90% of the products you promote will be from either WarriorPlus or JV Zoo. With W+ especially if you are new, fill out a complete profile on the site and link it to your Warrior Forum account so affiliates can learn a little more about you and you’ll get higher approval rates.
JV zoo typically has slightly higher priced products and more software to promote. On WarriorPlus you’ll find more pdf reports and quicker “method” type products to promote.
DigiResults isn’t as busy as the other two platforms but you’ll still find some decent higher priced products to promote that may be good for some lists.
Remember we are only talking about platforms that offer instant payments direct to your PayPal account.
You can set up what we are teaching with other platforms such as ClickBank or a CPA network but just know it can take some time to get paid!