How Some Affiliate Programs Take Advantage Of You
It often amazes me how some health affiliate programs get away with giving their affiliates so little to work with and then expect the world back.
I don’t mean to rant on about it, but imagine this:
You have your email list of trusty subscribers who read your email list as soon as it hits their inbox. What you say to your subscribers is valuable content and good‘Old honest information. – Then, you look for a suitable affiliate offer to show to your subscribers.
The problem is, if you only have a 1 page or 2 page offer to send your newsletter subscribers to, your going to have to work harder to research and create new content. That is, if you want to send the offer out several times to the same list.
This is what most health affiliate programs offer you. A simple link to a product page with little information describing the product.
Don’t get me wrong, any good affiliate knows that to provide additional unique content backing up the offer, creates a more value.
So wouldn’t it be even better, if the affiliate program provided at least 10-20 pages of unique content on the products website as well as lengthy email auto-responders enticing your subscribers to buy!
Would’nt you agree?
Doing it this way, instantly makes the affiliates life a whole lot easier. The affiliate is then able to write a short review or summary of the article or content on the product website and point potential buyers to different pages of the website over a period of time.
With more pages of unique content to chose from, you have a lot more control over how you promote to your subscribers AND to make your affiliate business unique.
Here’s an example of what I mean..
Day 1 – You send an email to your list outlining the offer to aggravate the itch the subscriber might have
Day 2 – You send an email to your list to page X on the product website that scratches the itch
Day 3 – You send an email to your list to page Y on the offer website that scratches the itch
Day 4 – Send an email to your list to the sales page on the offer website (That’s right, page Z)
Day 5 – Send an email to your list to the sales page again to irritate the itch again
In the case that a subscriber doesn’t buy on day 5 you continue to..
Day 6 – Send an email to your list to page A on the offer website aggravating the itch again
Day 7 – You send an email to your list to page B on the offer website that scratches the itch
Day 8 – You send an email to your list to the sales page on the offer website
If the sale isn’t made, the process repeats.
If you only had an offer to promote with a skinny 1 page website to send your list to, you would run out of content pretty soon. And anyone else promoting that product would have an identical offer to yours.
On the other hand, if you chose to promote an offer that has a website with lots of pages and lots of content to send your list to, allowing you to chose which pages of content would be more suitable to show you list, it makes your job as an affiliate a hell of a lot easier to make sales.
And we ALL like more sales!
The next time you chose to promote an offer from a health affiliate program, make sure you chose one that doesn’t take advantage of your list by only supplying you with a 1 or 2 page offers with hardly any content.
Chose the right health affiliate program that will actually listen to what the affiliate wants to make your life easier and to make more money as a partnership for both the health affiliate program and the affiliate.