Affiliates Question

Discussion in 'Profit Lance' started by KDMiller55, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. KDMiller55

    KDMiller55 New Member

    I have a question about affiliate marketing, which will probably seem quite naive:

    I'll use ClickBank as an example:

    When I ultimately decide upon a product available on the list, do I actually need to purchase the product or service? I want to start writing articles about products and posting them on a blog, but I'm still a little unsure about the actual process. I'm currently trying to go through the Profit Lance course step-by-step and being patient. Also, I love writing, though I'm a bit out pf practice. Oh, well, it's a lot like riding a bicycle...[​IMG]

    Also, if I have in mind a product that I already use and really enjoy, do I contact the manufacturer and inquire about whether or not they have an affiliate program?

    Any help here to nudge me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    If you would like some free awesome training check out the 30 Day Challenge you will learn everything you are asking about just by watching their educational videos and yes I said it's FREE so take advantage of it and then apply what you learn to your PL course. Ed Dale is fun to learn with and he's quite knowledgeable in IM. Just google 30 Day Challenge and you will see what I'm saying is true.
    Sonni
     
  3. johntanyishin

    johntanyishin New Member

    You don't have to purchase a Clickbank product before you can sell it.

    You just need to have your affiliate ID.

    JTYS
     
  4. KDMiller55

    KDMiller55 New Member

    Thank you, Sonni, for the advice. I joined the Challenge today and have watched the initial hour-long video. It does seem like a lot to absorb, but I realize that all this information can't be taken in overnight.

    Thank you, too, johntanyishin, for the info. I suppose I was confused by the sites that offer affiliate participation, but I'd like to find out more about the product or service without having to personally buy each one, if you get my drift. I want to start writing articles and reviews, but I want to know what I'm talking about...
     
  5. Sonni

    Sonni New Member

    You're welcome KD you will find that the 30DC will teach you all you need to know to begin your online success, it's a great start for anyone considering IM. And yes it will take some time don't quit your day job just yet.
    Sonni
     
  6. Hemjoe

    Hemjoe Member

    KDMiller55,

    If you email some sellers and explain that you are gunna promote their product there is always a chance they may send you their product for free. You never know. However if you do feel you want the product purchase it through you own link [​IMG] obviously you can do this excessively thats not what clickbank.
     
  7. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    KDMiller55: Also, if I have in mind a product that I already use and really enjoy, do I contact the manufacturer and inquire about whether or not they have an affiliate program?

    When there are particular products that I want to promote but don't know if they have affiliate programs, I try 2 different things.

    First, I google "search term + affiliate" without the quotes and see if I can find a company that sells the particular product and has an affiliate program.

    If that is unsuccessful, the second thing I try is contacting the company that sells the product and ask them if they have an affiliate program you can join so that you can recommend their products and earn commissions. Sometimes they respond, sometimes they don't. [​IMG]
     
  8. incomeseeker

    incomeseeker New Member

    Hi KDMiller,

    It's better you buy it first ... In this way it's easier to promote it if you know it works .... But it's not a necessity ... It's all about building credibility with your list of potential customers ... If you want to sell to them again of course ):

    Greetz,
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Hemjoe

    Hemjoe Member

    Hemjoe: obviously you can do this excessively thats not what clickbank.


    I meant you cant do this over and over again thats not what clickbank is for and they may catch on.

    Also if you are reviewing a product or have a site that reviews products and your recommend a product which you haven't tried yourself and it turns out to be a scam your reputation could be destroyed. Just another thought.
     

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