A Simple Way to Dramatically Increase
your Affiliate Earnings
Written by Terence Tan
Affiliate programs are undoubtedly one of the most powerful
systems of business available today. When they first appeared, they were
a stunning example of how the powerful traditional strategy of
joint- venture marketing, when combined with the power of the internet,
created an entire new industry that solved the biggest problems
faced by webmasters and web merchants.
For webmasters who specialized in creating valuable web content
and building web traffic, the problem was how to effectively convert
their traffic into a viable source of revenue.
For web merchants who had to spend their energies on creating
good products and delivering them to customers, the problem was how to
do web promotion in a cost effective way.
Affiliate programs quickly became a natural solution to these
problems, offering merchants a way to market their products in
a "cost per sale" manner, while allowing content publishers to
profit from recommending affiliate products to their visitors.
As a result of the huge success of affiliate marketing, there is
now an incredibly large number of affiliate programs for publishers
to choose from. These vary in the type of products offered, the
reliability of the affiliate merchants, and many other areas.
An unfortunate problem for affiliates is that it is often very
difficult to decide which affiliate programs will make them the
most money in the limited space available in their ezines and websites.
A small but rapidly growing number of merchants, in their
attempts to stand out from among the crowd of available affiliate
programs, and sign up good affiliates, have begun to offer affiliate
programs that pay affiliate referral commissions to multiple levels of
In doing so, they offer affiliates the opportunity to leverage
their efforts through the viral nature of such programs and maximizing
the value of their visitors.
The opportunity to affiliates lie in the power of "lost" visitors
to increase their earnings.
For example, a successful website may attract 1000 visitors a day
and recommend a related affiliate product to them. Of these 1000
visitors, only a small number, perhaps about 5 visitors, would be
interested enough to buy the product.
The other 995 visitors end up as "lost" visitors, of no value to
the affiliate. However, if the affiliate program paid commission on multiple
levels, some of the 995 visitors (and also the 5 who bought
products), would probably sign up as sub-affiliates of the
original affiliate. When they in turn recommend the affiliate products and
make sales to their friends and to visitors of their own
websites, the original referring affiliate will also get paid a referral
commission for these sales.
Depending on the number of levels of referral commissions the
merchant offers, the original affiliate may even make commissions
on subsequent levels of sales!
Through such affiliate programs, affiliates end up benefiting
from the viral multiplication of their commissions generated through
visitors who would otherwise be of no value to them.
While some people have compared these multi level affiliate
programs with the MLM programs which flood the net, web merchants have
been careful to draw a clear distinction in that as with single level
affiliate programs, no joining fees, training fees, nor
"start-up" fees are ever required.
Since no money is ever required to participate in these multi
level affiliate programs, no money can ever be made by simply
recruiting people to join these programs.
The value of these programs lies in their ability to unlock the
huge earnings potential in the large numbers of web visitors who would
otherwise be "lost" to affiliates.
If you already participated in affiliate programs, simply switch
to a multi level affiliate program and watch your affiliate earnings
Terence Tan is the creater of HugeAffiliates.com,
a website dedicated towards the development of Multi Level
Affiliate Programs as an alternative system of business.
Visit http://hugeaffiliates.com for a directory of available
Multi Level Affiliate Programs.
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