The Key To High-Volume Web Sales

The quickest way to achieve high-volume saleson the web is to set up your own affiliate program.

There are two ways to set up an affiliate program: youcan install affiliate tracking software on your serveror you can use a 3rd party affiliate tracker.

Here is a list of sites that offer affiliate tracking software:

For most people, a much easier option is to use 3rdparty (or web-based) affiliate tracking.

There are literally dozens of web-based affiliate managementservices. Some have setup fees, some have monthly fees andothers charge monthly commissions on your sales.

Here is a list of 3rd party affiliate trackers:

One of the most popular 3rd party affiliate trackersis ClickBank (

Compared to some other affiliate programs, ClickBank'ssystem is quite basic - for example they only offer one-tieraffiliate tracking and they don't provide click-thru stats.

But the one big advantage of ClickBank is they arewidely used (by over 10,000 merchants) and trusted - and that means your customers will feel safer whenordering your products.

Here are some of the features of the ClickBankaffiliate program:

=> one time setup fee of $49

=> no monthly fees

=> 7.5% commission on your sales

=> automatic email (to you and your affiliates) every

time you make a sale

=> ClickBank issues checks to your affiliates

=> checks issued every 2 weeks

=> low minimum ($5) before a check is issued

One drawback to using ClickBank is that the linksyour affiliates post on their websites won't containyour domain name - so they won't increase yourlink popularity.

But there is a way around this - a script specificallydesigned for ClickBank merchants that generates URLsfor your affiliates, based on your domain name:

With this script, your ClickBank affiliates would use a linkthat looks like this:

Once you have your affiliate program set up, you'llneed some promotion tools to offer your affiliates.

Here are some ideas:

=> free eBook - this could be as little as 5 or 10pages explaining the benefits of your product orservice. Make sure it contains some valuable tipsand include links to your website that your affiliatescan customize with their own affiliate link.

=> your own articles - if you write free articles,encourage your affiliates to use them in theirnewsletter and on the website, with their affiliatelink in the resource box.

=> ezine ads - offer your affiliates 30-word ads theycan place in newsletters (preferably ads you havetested and found to be effective)

=> email course - if you have an email mini-course,allow your affiliates to offer it from their website,with their affiliate links

=> popups - give your affiliates a template popup fortheir website, with instructions on how to install it

=> affiliate kit - put all your affiliate tools intoan eBook that your affiliates can download

That's it! All the information you need to set up your ownaffiliate program.

Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3
years. He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this
simple technique to build a successful online business. Click
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