Yesterday one of the biggest success stories in my Mastermind group sent us an email explaining how he just wrote his first check to pay out affiliates.

He was super excited and said, “Best money I ever spent!”.

When you get your first affiliate to make a sale for you, you’ll confidence will skyrocket. It will almost be as good as the day you made your very first sale on your own.

I know, because I still get excited when a new affiliate emails me and says they made a sale for Turbulence Training. In fact, I just received an email like that yesterday (Thanks Kevin!).

And you’ll soon find out that almost every successful internet business owner owes a lot of their success to affiliates.

But…

Getting affiliates is tough, right?

Well, here are some of the best tips to get affiliates on board and promoting your product.

First, you need to start with the right mindset.

When going about getting affiliates, you have to remember that your goal is to sell them on promoting your program.

You also need to realize that your #1 goal with your program should be to make your affiliates as much money as possible, because in ALL cases, one way or another, affiliates are paying to get people to your website.

Your affiliates might be paying in money (by buying traffic to go to your site) OR they will be “paying” in time by building an email list of their own and sending those people to your website OR by submitting articles to directories, etc.

So your website must give your affiliates the best return on their investment for their time and/or money. To do that, you’ll need to have these 5 golden rules in place if you want to attract affiliates:

1. High affiliate commissions (both % of sale and total $$$ amount)

2. An amazing offer

3. Sales copy that converts visitors into clients

4. Low refund rate

5. The opportunity for recurring commissions and/or back-end sales

Plus, you also need to do the work for your affiliates, by writing promotional emails, articles, and even Pay-per-click ads. I also like to create content that my affiliates can give away as a bonus to their readers. But that’s not all…

When contacting new potential affiliates, you should always go with a gift for them. It could be the promise of proven commissions (by showing them what results past affiliates have had), or with a bonus report for their business that fills a whole in their offer.

There are so many things you need to be doing when properly wooing an affiliate. And to top it all off, you have to be out there constantly looking for new affiliates/joint venture (JV) partners to contact – make a goal of contacting one new affiliate/JV everyday.

As big-time Internet Marketing guru Ryan Deiss once told me, he spends a LOT of his time, “Working the JV relationships hard.”

So when it comes to affiliates, don’t think about yourself, instead, think about everything you can do to make your affiliates happy.

I’ll cover how you can cover those 5 golden affiliate rules in future emails.

Do everything you can to help others help you,

Craig Ballantyne

“No one has an obligation – moral, legal, or otherwise – to ‘work his way up through the ranks’. Every human being possesses an inalienable right to make a unilateral decision to redirect his career and begin operating on a higher level at any time he believes he is prepared to do so.” – Robert Ringer

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com

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