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How To Train Your Affiliates
By Walter Griffin

The Internet is a BIG place. While there are hundreds of
billions of dollars changing hands, it is hard to cut through
the crowd to get your share of the Internet gold rush.

No question, the fastest way to profits is to start your own
affiliate program. You get other people to promote your
business in exchange for a commission on sales.

Sounds great in theory, but your affiliate program will fall
flat if you don't have a simple training program for
affiliates. Follow these five steps to making your affiliate
team a streamlined money-making machine.

1. Work hard to get all your affiliates to put your link on
their site and/or in their email. This sounds rudimentary,
but it is by far the most difficult part of getting your
affiliate program off the ground.

Despite good intentions, 80 percent of those who sign up
for your affiliate program won't get around to putting your
link on their site. They are busy people and you will need
you to politely remind them three, five, even seven times.

Send your reminders in the form of a free report showing
them how to promote the opportunity, a monthly
newsletter, or occasional email updates on how well the
affiliate program is progressing.

2. Show your affiliates the magic of good ezine
advertising. Pick out a handful of good email newsletters
that let your affiliates place an ad for $15 to $40. Busy
affiliates will find this more attractive than spending hours
placing free ads and getting discouraged. Send them to E-
zineZ.com, BestEzines.com, and LifeStylesPub.com for
info on ezines.

3. Write, or have a someone write for you, several ads and
sales letters your affiliates can use. Put them on your
website and have them available via autoresponder. Be
sure to remind affiliates that spamming is forbidden. You
may need to clarify what spamming is to new affiliates.
Most affiliate spammers do so unintentionally because they
are new and simply don't know better.

4. Design some banners your affiliates can place on their
sites along with simple instructions for linking them. You
can get excellent free banners from Zy.com and

5. Develop a web page with your sales letter on it. Offer
individualized pages to your affiliates. Many people find
this the best and easiest way to promote an affiliate
program. If you have a few dozen affiliates, you can make
your pages manually. For larger affiliate operations, check
out one of the many replicated page systems available.

By creating your own affiliate training program centered on
these five steps, you can avoid common pitfalls and put
your affiliate program in high-earnings mode.

Walter Griffin works hard to give good training to members
of his affiliate program. Join his program and see his wide
selection of quality diecast NASCAR collectibles online at
Reach Walter at walter@musiccitymotorsports.com


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