How to Get Super Affiliate Commissions – What Do they Mean for You?
Hah! Super affiliate commissions… it’s everyone else’s dream.You cannot really smell and feel a big fat $1,000 affiliate check in your hands, that is – until you’ve got one! These are regular to me. But life wasn’t like that when I first started online.
In fact, I went through hell and a LOT of trial and error with my affiliate marketing ventures. I still do nowadays. Nobody is perfect.
You can read more about my background in my free eBook here:
So, what differentiates me from anybody else is the fact that I’ve built my personal brand around what I actually do. I stand for authenticity. Never lie. Tell the naked truth, even if it hurts my pocket. To me, reputation is 10x times more important than $100.000 in the bank.
I write from the heart, with passion.
And what is my end goal?
To inspire, to teach what I have learnt, but more importantly – to motivate you in to ACTION!
I don’t just do that here. I try to pre-sell on all my affiliate sites in the same way.
Fake it until you make it might be the way some so called “gurus” make their money online, but not me. I only talk about what I do, what I know. If I haven’t done it myself, I have NO BUSINESS writing about it!
Your reputation online makes it possible to generate $10k over and over again – without depending on loans for example.
What about you?
Would you do anything just to get the sale?
How far would you go with your visitors and subscribers?
All the super affiliates I’ve known over the past decade have one thing in common: they have made an effort and commitment to build trust with their audience, from day one. Trust means never lie, never cheat. When you do that, it comes back to you, sometimes, tenfold.
Note - Competition is different of course, and there are no set rules in business online, especially if you want to get ahead. So do what’s right for YOU and whatever it takes. If you have to upset some people along the way to get to where you want to go with your OWN business, so be it But… when it comes to your clients and your followers – they are your future and your GOLD. Treat them with the utmost respect and the rewards will be more than worth it.
What is possible when becoming a super affiliate?
In short, super affiliates are nothing but power sellers. They can even push a button (or at least it looks that way!) and generate 100’s of sales a day or a week.
How’s that possible in the first place?
Imagine you’ve worked hard at building a mailing list with 10k of subscribers. Visualize you have spent years in the industry and developed your copywriting skills.
You know how to talk with your subscribers. They trust you. When you have something good to share with them, you let them know. When there’s a product you trust, you recommend it. And they buy it, most of the time in droves!
Can you mail your list everyday like that and generate hundreds of sales a day?
I don’t advise that. Would you still have respect for someone who’s mailing you daily pitches?
Would you think he’s doing that for your benefit or to grow his bank account?
Anyway, how often to mail your list, and what to promote is another topic I cannot discuss here.
Our subject today though is…
Super affiliate commissions and how to get them…
The strategy is simple, here’s what you need to do. However, one cannot assume results will happen overnight, so let’s be realistic.
1. Make a commitment to yourself, from day one, to never lie and never cheat to your clients.
Build your business on this foundation. What you believe in, you attract. That means, if you cheat, you’ll be cheated out of your commissions. It happens. There are horror stories of affiliates not getting paid, although they’ve driven thousands of sales. I am not saying that all those affiliates were cheating, just telling you what could happen.
2. Build your foundation
There are three main things you need in order to start your affiliate marketing on solid ground:
- A (remarkable) domain name to build your online brand
- A (relevant) web site to attract quality traffic and visitors
- A (reliable) mailing list system to build your tribe and grow revenue
Consider these essential tools to starting and building your future business (for long-lasting success). Look over the web. All super affiliates are cultivating their business with strong roots in deep soil.
3. Create a daily ritual
Think of the good of others, instead of the good of yourself. Put them first, you second. When I say “them”, I mean everybody:
- Your site visitors
- Your prospects & leads
- Your affiliate vendors/networks/customers
- Anybody else whom you connect with online or offline
- And let’s not forget about your family, relatives and friends.
4. Start reviewing (reputable) products and services in your niche
Super affiliates have one major goal:
*** Connecting their subscribers and customers with other people’s products and offerings. However, (if you want to build a brand and a large following) this does not give you the right nor the opportunity to promote hype deals or poor items.
Once you reach 1,000 subscribers and 100+ daily unique website visitors, then you could call yourself a mini super affiliate. Actually, there are some power sellers with tiny lists (like 500 subscribers) who can directly compete with big players whose lists are built up into the 25k+ region.
So how is that possible?
One thing is for sure: quality trumps quantity. The quality of your list will dictate higher email open rates and click through ratio, which will lead to more sales…
Contact the owner of the product or service which you want to review or recommend to your audience. Show him/her your PROOF (past sales results and traffic statistics). You’re now granted to politely ask for a higher commission than the average (public offering). That’s how you can strike deals with most product vendors.
Most merchants will even give you their product for you to try at no cost, knowing that your review and sales power as a super affiliate will make them a bunch of money.
That’s a win-win-win approach where you, the vendor and your clients are going to profit.
Some vendors will provide you with not only the product itself or commission bump from 50% to 75% for example, but also with a nice discount – exclusive to your audience.
Thus, the advantage of a super affiliate is threefold.
- Higher commissions than average affiliates (who are getting the regular percentage)
- Free access to paid products and services
- A discount deal (even a tiny one could light up your sales and commissions).
Email template you can use when emailing product vendors…
X, I want to review your ____ product
Hi, my name is Y, I own ___ web site (blog)
In the last 6 months I’ve build a list of 2k (very loyal) subscribers.
I am getting 30% open rates and can generate 10 sales on average (I know this from past promotions I did)…
I would like to write a review for ___, post it on my site email my list about it and generate some sales for you.
It’ll cost you nothing, and you’ll gain more customers through my effort, that you can profit from, for multiple times
Let me know if you like the proposal or if you have any other suggestions.
Please modify this template when emailing product owners/vendors and your success rate will improve over time. You have to understand that not all vendors will give you their product for free, raise your commissions or provide a discount for your audience. But the few who will are worth the effort.
Go out there, try this approach (it’s not new in the marketplace) and let me know. What you need to do as a super affiliate is to always differentiate yourself. That means you have to tweak this template which I have provided you with, and make it your own. Always Innovate!
PS – My newsletter, free eBook and all other HWA material is being re-vamped from the core. What I was doing in 2009 to 2011 has been revealed. BUT that was yesterday, and things change fast. We must always adapt our systems and processes, and so I’m doing things differently now – everything needs to change so that I can keep you updated via the blog.
The new material will show and discuss what’s working for me in 2013 and what I am actually doing RIGHT NOW – stay tuned…