One Of The Easiest Ways To Outsell Other Affiliate Marketers

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The Easiest Way To Outsell Other Affiliates

If you’re an affiliate marketer, then you’re always looking over your shoulder to see if the competition – your fellow affiliates – are catching up to you. Or, worse than that, you’re looking up ahead trying to catch up with them!

At times any market can be crowded, so selling the same thing to the same group of people means you’re lucky to get just a small share of the market. Imagine having thirty-five Wal-Mart stores in one small town, all competing with each other to get the local business. You get the idea.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The easiest way to outsell other affiliates is this…

Turn your AFFILIATE offer into a UNIQUE offer!

You see, most affiliates try to sell the product as is. If your prospects are shopping around, they’re going to skip all the “buy from me” offers.

Instead, they’re going to focus on those offers that give them an incentive to buy. And that means you can outsell the other affiliates simply by offering a bonus product to anyone who buys through your affiliate link.

I’ve been teaching this concept since 2001 and, all things being equal, those affiliates who put this into practice will outsell those who don’t virtually 100% of the time.

It’s a very simple strategy. Let’s break it down into three steps…

Step 1: CHOOSE Your Incentive

Your goal is to make your offer stand out from the crowd by offering an incentive to buy from your link, thereby boosting your conversion rate. And that means you need to offer a bonus that enhances or otherwise complements the affiliate product.

Did you catch that? Your bonus should “enhance” or “complement” the product you are promoting as an affiliate. That’s what makes for the best incentive.

————- Case Study ———–

Let me give you a “real” case study (not made up … actually done by one of my customers).

A customer – who is also one of my affiliates – recently purchased my Multiple Streams Theme wordpress blog theme. He loaded it to his site. Then, he invested a little time writing a small report that teaches how to customize and tweak the theme. He offered this small report, filled with insider shortcuts and tips for enhancing the theme, as an incentive to anyone who ordered the Multiple Streams Theme through his affiliate link.


I’m just guessing, but I bet the report didn’t take him half an hour to write. He just logged his own personal experiences. And yet it has high value to anyone who has plans to order the theme.

That’s how you outsell other affiliates. You turn your AFFILIATE offer into a UNIQUE OFFER.

————- Case Study ———–

One way to do this is by reading the sales letter for the product and choosing one particularly enticing bullet point.

Example #1: If the sales letter tells prospects they can learn how to get traffic from social media sites, then you can create a report called “27 Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Any Website!”

Example #2: If the sales page for a diet book promises a month of low calorie recipes to customers, you can create a supplementary low calorie recipe book and give it away to those who buy from your link.

Example #3: If you’re promoting a dog training book and you see a bullet point about eliminating bad behaviors such as jumping, incessant barking, digging in the gardening, etc. You can create a report or even a video called, “The Secrets of Training the Perfect Dog: How to Keep Your Dog’s Paws Off Your Guests, Off Your Counters and Out of Your Garden!”

The point is, your freebie should be directly related to the affiliate offer. You want your prospects to buy through your link just because the incentive is so enticing.

What kind of incentive? You can do videos, software, coaching, advertising, installations, services, etc.

But, “pound for pound”, the best and easiest incentive to create is a small report.

Step 2: CREATE Your Incentive

Once you decide on the topic, your next step is to create the bonus product. If you’re creating a short report or video, you can probably finish it in one day. Otherwise, you can hire a trusted freelancer to do it, which frees your time to focus on marketing the offer!

Tip: You find ghostwriters on sites like,, and You can also ask for recommendations from your colleagues via your social networks or on business forums.

Step 3: CIRCULATE Your Incentive

Finally, your last step is to promote your offer by letting prospects know that anyone who buys the affiliate product using your link will get the bonus product.

Let your list know. Tell your blog readers. Tweet about it. Purchase advertising. Distribute free marketing materials such as ezine articles. Mention it in signature files at forums. You know the drill.

Now, there are a few ways to deliver the product:

1. On the download page. If you’ve developed a relationship with the product vendor, he may agree to set up a special sales page that promotes the bonus plus a special download page so that customers can download it instantly after purchasing.

2. Manually. You can have customers forward their receipts and then you send them the link to the bonus.

3. Automatically. You can also set up a special email address with an autoresponder, so that anyone who sends you a receipt gets the download link automatically. (Naturally, some people will try to “cheat” this system.)

And there you have it – the simple three-step strategy you can use to outsell your competitors and put more money in your pocket.

It’s so easy you could be making more money by tomorrow… if you get started today!

Speaking of “making more money”. If you have a blog, how would you like to have ten “built-in” ways to increase your affiliate commissions from your blog? Visit to learn more.

NOTE: The offer mentioned at the website will no longer be available after Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10PM. Jimmy is “retiring” it then and discontinuing all sales.

Guest article from Jimmy D. Brown, developer of the Multiple Streams Theme WordPress blog theme

By the way, I will be creating a video to show you how to upload the theme and get started.  Just let me know that you bought the theme through my affiliate link and I will send you a link to view the video when it’s ready.

Need Quality Content For Your Blog, Website, Ezine Or Newsletter?

Online success revolves around one thing Quality Content. If you are an Internet marketer you need articles for your blog, your newsletter or ezine, and even more quality articles if you plan to use article marketing or guest blogging to drive targeted visitors to your website. If you’ve been struggling with writing your own articles and sourcing quality content , let me share a few ideas with you that may solve your problem.

When sourcing articles, you have a few options. I personally recommend that you use a combination of these suggestions to add a variety of content to your websites.  I’ll start with a few of my favorites…

 Get Free Reprint Articles FromArticle Directories.

Article directories like and are packed with quality articles that you can reprint on your site. You don’t need to pay for the articles they are free.  The only requirements are that you do not edit the article in any way and that you include the author’s resource box (or bio) at the end including any links that the author has included to their website.

 It’s a win-win situation. The author gets free advertising. You, the publisher, get free content.

 There are three negatives to using this type of article.

  • First is the issue of duplicate content. You’re sharing the same articles as everyone else that uses that directory. This isn’t important  if you’re using the article in your ezine and isn’t a huge issue for your blog or website, as long as you write an introduction to the article, and add a wrap-up statement or recommendation at the end.
  • Second is the time it takes to find the better quality articles. You can’t just use any old free reprint article. You want to use Expert Content to build your business – and many of the article directories have  sub standard articles
  • Third is the issue of having to include live links in the author resource box. You are advertising for someone else for free and sending visors away from your site.

Good news! I can help you with the free advertising part in the next section of this article.

Use Specially Written Free Reprint Articles

Some Ebook owners and other marketers with affiliate programs offer articles with a twist. They let you replace the links in the author resource box with YOUR affiliate link for their program. You get great content and you benefit from the possibility of earning affiliate commissions too.

 Write the Articles Yourself

You can decide to write some of your web content yourself. I highly recommend that you do write a lot of your own content, at least on sites where you’re trying to establish yourself as an authority in your niche.

However, there are options that will enable you to post quality content to your website without having to write all of it yourself. (Some you can just edit and use.)  The difference in this option is that YOU are seen as the expert, rather than endorsing someone else as the expert.

Hire a Quality Ghostwriter or Copywriter

  • A ghostwriter is a freelancer who writes for you but you take the credit.
  • A copywriter specializes in writing copy that sells, and you usually take the credit.

There are many sites on the web where you can find ghostwriters. Start by asking around, or go to sites like (a job posting site)  to find a writer. Having a ghostwriter can help you to keep your blog fresh and active.

 My Favorite Shortcut: PLR Articles

PLR articles stands for Private Label Rights articles. PLR articles are usually written by a ghostwriter and sold to several website owners. This means that you and a limited number of other website owners can edit the articles and publish them without needing to link back to anyone or give anybody credit for writing the articles. You are seen as the expert when you use PLR articles.

You can customize the articles, tweak them for your market, insert examples or photos or case studies and publish them on your website — or you can use them just as they are. Either way, you have a lot of flexibility when working with PLR AND they are very affordable.

How do you Find a Good PLR Service?

Simple. Find a PLR site that’s been around for a while and offers professionally written content that’s sold in limited quantities. That will ensure that you’re not getting recycled PLR, but are getting your hands on top-quality content.

My Recommendation for Top Quality PLR, Sold in Very Limited Quantities: has been offering the good niche plr article packs on the web since 2006.

  • Great reputation. Thousands of happy, repeat customers over the years.
  • Great quality. The content is written by Professional Writers on staff and Edited by a Separate staff member.
  • Limited Availability. You are not sharing your articles with thousands of other people.
  • Run by a Respected Internet Marketer-  Nicole Dean owns and is known as a woman of integrity
  • Excellent customer support. Need any help? They are there for you.

I use and I highly recommend their content. Check it out here.

Are You Making These Affiliate Marketing Mistakes?

Affiliate marketing mistakes and how to avoid them

Believing that people will just click on your affiliate links

Your job as an affiliate marketer is to make honest recommendations and pre-sell the products. Pre-selling involves much more than simply putting affiliate links or banners on your site  It involves encouraging people to click on your links by outlining the benefits, giving honest recommendations, and giving your readers a good reason to check out the product.

Believing that people will simply find your website

You only get search engine traffic when you set your site up in the way that search engines like. If your site isn’t listed on the first page of Google you won’t get much traffic from the search engines.

You need to optimize your site so that people can easily find it. You can do this by doing keyword research, using effective SEO strategies, and proven marketing techniques. If you want to make money online, you need to optimize your pages and your images, and get lots of links to your site. if you do this right, you will get lots of free search engine traffic and get your recommendations in front of a large chunk of your target market.

Believing that using one marketing strategy is enough

I hope you know that submitting one article to article directories won’t give you much traffic and that limiting yourself to one or two marketing strategies will limit the number of visitors you get to your site. You will have more success if you use multiple traffic generating strategies. 

I use Article Marketer to get massive exposure for my articles.

You could use the Directory of Ezines to advertise your site to thousands of your target market economically

Not monitoring what is working

It isn’t enough just to check up on how much you have earned each day. You need to know what is working best and adjust. Review you strategies regularly, note what is working best, what needs improving and how you can improve it, then adjust your strategies.

  • How many visitors are you getting to each of your pages?
  • Where are your visitors coming from?
  • What keywords are bringing them in?
  • How many of your visitors are first time visitors?
  • How many are returning visitors?
  • How much time do they spend on your pages?

If you haven’t got a web analytics package, you need one! Your web statistics will give you valuable information that will help you to improve your marketing efforts.

Choosing the wrong affiliate programs 

Some affiliate programs offer 100% commissions, but if the products are no good or the sales page is sub-standard, or customer service is bad, you won’t make much money and it will harm your reputation.

You need to find affiliate programs that offer good affiliate support and give you resources to help you succeed. My two favourites for that are Sitesell and Jimmy D Brown. I have no hesitation in recommending their products because I use them and know they are good. In addition, they offer excellent affiliate resources and support.

If you aren’t a Sitesell affiliate yet, visit this page to join their program and see how a good affiliate program is run

Become a Site Build It affiliate

You don’t have to promote their products if you don’t want to, but you can build a useful passive income stream if you do, and you will learn a lot of useful strategies in the process.

Not investing in effective training 

Buy recommended eBooks, special reports and video training. Join mentor programs and invest in teleseminars… Learn from people who are already successful and model what they do.

Believing that affiliate marketing will make you rich overnight 

Affiliate marketing is not a way to get rich quick. If you want to succeed online you will have to invest a lot of time, and be prepared to spend some money. 

Action Steps For Affilite Marketing Success

  • Join the Sitesell Affiliate Program and see how a top class affiliate program is run
  • Learn from Jimmy D Brown. Buy some of his reports, join his affiliate program and get tips and ideas for promoting other affiliate programs
  • Build a subscriber list so that you can keep in touch with your visitors and have an opportunity to make money from them over time. People rarely buy on their first visit.
  • Download and read the free Affiliate Masters Course for a good grounding in building a successful affiliate marketing business
  • Test different affiliate programs and see which ones gfive you the best return for your efforts
  • Search for products that have a big demand. When you promote products that people are looking to buy, you stand a better chance of making more money 
  • Find monthly membership products and include them in your list of recommended programs. I love getting paid for months rather than just once 
  • Continue to invest in training to improve your marketing skills
  • Don’t give up. If something isn’t working, find another way

Here is a link to great step by step affiliate training

Here are some free guides to help you.

Make Your Words Sell

Perry Marshall’s Adwords Guide

Free Squidoo Training

Create An E course In One Day

This guide isn’t free but it is good and comes highly recommended

Small Reports Fortune

Here’s to your affiliate marketing success and bigger and better affiliate commission payments.


P.S. If you need any help with keywords, seo, your blog, your auto responders, or anything else in your business, I can probably help. Leave a comment and I’ll get in touch

Affiliate Marketing Webinar – Step By Step Affiliate Strategies


A Webinar That Will Teach You Exactly How To Make Money As An Affiliate Using Proven Techniques For Affiliate Marketing

This affiliate webinar will include training on:

  • How to choose affiliate programs that will make you money
  • Using Twitter and Facebook to promote other people’s products and services
  • How to write articles and include your affiliate link in the resource box
  • Building a list as an affiliate marketer
  • Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank
  • Affiliate Marketing using someone else’s list
  • Setting up a blog in less than an hour to increase your affiliate sales
  • And Much, Much More

You will be amazed at what Connie is offering for a very small investment

Getting Started With Affiliate Marketing – Affiliate marketing resources

What is an affiliate?

An affiliate is someone who makes a commission when they help to sell a product for someone else.

When you become an affiliate for a product, you get a special link to the product page. When anyone clicks your link and buys the product YOU get a percentage of the sale price.

Being an affiliate marketer is one of the easiest ways to make money online.

  • you don’t need to have your own product
  • you don’t even need a website, though you will be more effective if you at least have a blog
Affiliate marketing is simply helping to sell somebody else’s product and splitting the profits.  All you need to do is presell the product and get people to click on your link. 

You can become an affiliate for many different things

Physical products generally generate a small commission, downloadable products tend to generate significantly more, between 50% and100%

Basic Steps of affiliate marketing

  • find a hungry market, a niche where people are already buying
  • find suitable products – through clickbank, paydotcom or private affiliate programs

Always mask your affiliate link – either redirect the affiliate link, or buy a domain name and redirect the domain name to the affiliate product. Then no one can substitute their link for yours and you are less likely to lose your affiliate commission.

Why be an affiliate?

It’s relatively easy to promote an already proven successful offer and earn a commission.

You don’t know everything! Why try to create a product on every facet of your niche when you can earn just as much money by promoting someone else’s really good offer? Affiliate products are a great source of passive income.

Set up a lead capture page rather than send potential buyers straight to the merchant’s page.

Research shows that it takes, on average, 7 exposures to an offer before someone actually makes a purchase. Set up an autoresponder series and give away something related to the product you are promoting to get folk on your mailing list. THEN continue to give away useful information and recommend suitable products to people on your list.

Build a list of highly targeted buyers – find products that solve problems and recommend those products.

I’m following Jimmy D Brown’s affiliate training, he takes you step by step through the process and demonstrates every aspect of affiliate marketing.  It is great training, specially designed so that complete beginners can follow the steps, yet revealing effective strategies that will help you to make more money with affiliate marketing. Here is a link to Jimmy’s affiliate marketing training.

I highly recommend that you only ever promote products that you either use yourself and know to be good, or have good knowledge of and can genuinely recommend. If you want to succeed online you need to become a trusted source of information.

If you really want to succeed with affiliate marketing I suggest you get training from people who are making a good living as an affiliate and can show you how to do what they do. This is a link to an affiliate training webinar that you won’t want to miss

Here are some of the products that I promote – note that some of these products are free. It’s relatively easy to give away quality products that are free. Why send people to a free product? It gives them a taste of what to expect from the paid products and helps to effectively presell a paid product. Free products are a great way to build know, like and trust.


Shopping carts/affiliate management programs

Product creation How to write articles quicker than you ever thought possible  How to get your articles on page one of Google and make more money with them – Use this service to distribute your articles to over a thousand sites step by step product creation at a price that you can afford  – excellent free training to help you find your niche build your list and launch new products – I use Instant Teleseminar to host free teleseminars that earn me money when listeners buy the afiliate products I recommend. Each audio becomes another product. – This is where the internet marketers go to get products to sell to you – a great sourcce of resell rights and plr This is a free resource that shows you how to create an ecourse in just 1 day A very useful free download that will help you to sell more online This free ebook shows you how to presell, folks rarely buy the first time around. If you want to set up your own affiliate program, this will help you to create an effective affiliate program 

Website and blog creation – how to build a website that gets visitors Free video training on how to get started with Squidoo – website hosting with cpanel Typepad is a professional blogging platform. You don’t need to be a techie to use it. This is a great keyword research tool that makes it easy to work out the best keywords to target. – brilliant keyword research training – a 7 day freel trial of the full Wordtracker keyword research tool. You need this – Do not start promoting affiliate products until you have done keyword research and know what keywords people use to search for the information you are promoting. – the autoresponder of choice for many professionals Video training that equips you to manage your own websites. A free tell a friend script to help you spread the word further The easy way to create a membership site. You can get this up and running in less than a week! All you need is some articles an autoresponder and a Paypal account. Free traffic tutorial

Ebook cover creators

When you create your own reports you need a a virtual cover. These two products will help you to produce good looking covers without needing to own phtoshop. Choose the one  that you prefer

Resell rights products and PLR articles – video training that shows you step by step how to sell resell rights products a great source of keyword rich artilces and excellent keyword training Everything here is free. You will find some very useful guides

Internet marketing training – affiliate marketing training these short reports from Jimmy D Brown won’t break the bank and will help to plug the gaps in your internet marketing knowledge. How to make money with podcasts Kathleen Gage offers great internet marketing training. You can still get the replay of this very informative free teleseminar  20 ways to make $100 a day online How to create an effective web presence and do it from a Christian perspective. I highly recommend you get involved with Jireh Marketing. You can have a $1 trial for 7 days and explore what’s on offer.

Non internet marketing products a downloadable book that will help you to hear God more clearly – online journaling software – I use it to keep track of everything – a great way to organise info – Christian meditation audios – The lowdown on wellness – a free audio Christian life coaching at its best How to get started with hearing God through journaling

Make Money With Affiliate Marketing – Why I Love Affiliate Marketing Part 2

This is the 2nd in a series of guest blog posts from one of my favourite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 2 By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliatenaire”

Pop quiz time. What does “HTML” stand for? Don’t know that one? How about this – what does “FTP” stand for? OK, one more chance. Do you know how to work with either?

That brings me to the second reason why I love affiliate marketing…

** You don’t need to build a website **

What scares people more than creating a product is building a website!

  • What in the world is HTML? Or FTP?
  • How much does the software cost? And hosting?
  • How do I upload files?
  • Why isn’t it formatted correctly?
  • Why don’t my graphics look like the ones the pros have?

If you are a complete beginner, it can be very difficult (even using templates) to get an attractive website in place. And hiring a professional to do it for you is out of the budget for most people.

But, with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to build a website. You simply send visitors to someone else’s professionally designed site through your affiliate link.

SIDEBAR: Just in case you’re interested, HTML stands for “hypertext markup language” and is the coding used to build webpages. FTP stands for “file transfer protocol” and is the process used for moving files from your computer to a website, or vice versa.

Affiliate marketing allows you to take advantage of the time and money invested by someone else to develop the a website. Think about it: when you promote an affiliate link, it reflects firstly upon YOU. You are the one who is advertising the link, recommending the product, sending people who have interacted with YOU to the website.

The professional site of someone else really represents you as the promoter, in the eye of those who have clicked through your link.

You get the benefits without the bother. That’s why I love affiliate marketing.

You don’t need to build a website.


Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliatenaire”, teaching you how to create big-time affiliate commission checks in only 1-3 hours each week. Discover how you can get cash in the bank without a website, experience or even an idea!


Make Money With Affiliate Marketing – Why I Love Affiliate Marketing

This is the first in a series of guest blog posts from one of my favourite internet marketing mentors.

Why I Love Affiliate Marketing – Part 1 By Jimmy D. Brown of “Affiliatenaire”

Do you find yourself “starting” to create your own product to sell online, but never “finishing” it?

One of the things I love about affiliate marketing is —

** You don’t need to create your own products **

Many people find the idea of creating their own products to be an overwhelming and even paralyzing task.

* I don’t have any good ideas!
* I’m not a writer!
* There’s too much competition!
* I don’t know how to set everything up!
* I can’t figure out where to start!
* It’s too hard!

These are just a few of the reasons many people give when it comes to not creating their own products to sell. I’m sure with a few minutes of brainstorming, we could come up with a list of many more.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t need your own products. You can simply promote someone else’s already proven successful offer for a commission.

And, truth be told, even if you ARE a writer and you DO have lots of ideas and you CAN figure it all out…

** Nobody wants to create new products all the time **

As good as you may be, you don’t know everything! Why try to create a product on every topic imaginable in your market when you can earn just as much money by simplypromoting someone else’s
really good offer as one of your profit streams?

That’s one of the reasons why I love affiliate marketing. You don’t need to create all your own products.
Jimmy D. Brown is the author of “Affiliatenaire”, teaching you how to create bigger affiliate commission checks in only 1-3 hours each week. Discover how you can get cash in the bank without a website, experience or even an idea!


How To Set Up An Affiliate Program

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of promoting your product or service on the Internet.

A growing number of businesses are using affiliates to increase their website traffic, capture leads and increase sales. Most of the biggest marketers rely on affiliate programs for traffic, which means they also rely on their affiliates for leads and sales.

If you have a product or service and you want to sell more of it, seriously consider setting up an affiliate program.

If you want to know how to set up your own affiliate program I recommend you take a look at

Sales Army Secrets by  Jimmy D. Brown

Sales Army secrets is a complete course and includes audio and transcripts as well as bonuses to help you either get an affiliate program up and running from scratch or greatly improve your existing program. Jimmy shares ideas and techniques that have helped him attract many affiliates and keep them motivated, promoting his products and earning him money.

He shares step by step, how you can get an affiliate program set up within a matter of hours, what tools you need to provide your affiliates, and what you can do to support your affiliates and get them selling for you regularly.

I like the step by step approach. It is great for a beginner who doesn’t have an affiliate program yet, and it also contains advanced ideas and strategies that helped improve my affiliate program. After going through the audio and transcript for the first time, I came up with 2 pages of ideas and changes that I am working on.

Just click this link to check out Sales Army Secrets

Affiliate program management

I chose WAHMCART for my affiliate program.

I chose them because the monthly charge is reasonable and I get affiliate management, unlimited autoresponders and a shopping cart combined. Regina Baker answers emails and will get on the phone with you to sort stuff out if necessary. You get secure electronic delivery.

1Shopping Cart

This has all the bells and whistles and you pay much more because of that. It is good, and if you expect to do a lot of business it may be your best choice. They have a responsive help desk.


This is similar to Clickbank but easier to use. You don’t have to have your sales page approved. You can list your first product for free, then pay a small charge for an unlimited number of product listings when you have more products.  

E Junkie allows you to sell your downloadable product online for a small monthly fee.

There are other affiliate management providers, but these are the ones I either use myself or have heard good reports of.

I’d love to know if you found this helpful.

To your affiliate marketing success


Beginners Affiliate Marketing Training For Free

What is an affiliate?

An affiliate is someone who makes a commission when they help to sell a product online.

When you become an affiliate for a product, you get a special link to the product page. When anyone clicks your link and buys the product YOU get a percentage of the sale price. Being an affiliate marketer is one of the easiest ways to make money online.

Affiliate Cash Secrets

  • you dont need to have your own product
  • you don’t even need a website, though you will be more effective if you at least have a blog

All you need to do is presell the product and get people to click on your link.

If you would like someone to take you by the hand and show you how to build a successful online business selling other people’s products as an affiliate, you can have free access to a complete step by step training system.

Discover how to

  • find profitable products
  • create content that presells the product
  • set up a profitable website
  • generate traffic to your site

You can get started today for free, just click on this link to Affiliate Cash Secrets and claim your step by step affiliate marketing course.

Let me know how you get on.

Free Money Making Website

Affiliate Site X is a simple low cost way of getting started with internet marketing and a great option for people starting out with affiliate marketing.

You get a website and affiliate products to promote instantly so that you can start to profit quickly.

I invite you to click this link  and claim your free website and tool kit. It includes instant access to free money-making tools and guides and easy-to-follow video training.

You have nothing to lose by giving it a try and it might be just the thing to help  you get started.