How To Create Your Simple Affiliate Program For FreeBy: Keller Flynn
Has anyone said they like your product or service? Put them to work selling for you with your own affiliate program. Did a new customer say she learned about you from someone else? Find the person that made the referral and pay them a commission to spread the word about you as a member of your affiliate program.
But don't affiliate programs require expensive software and accounting systems? Not necessarily. Here are some simple free ways to create an affiliate program. For many small businesses and one-person operations, these no-cost options are actually more effective than high-priced systems.
I'll let you in on the affiliate world's embarrassing secret: Most programs don't make much money. They either can't get many people to sign up or the members don't make many sales. While affiliate programs can make tons of money for you, most don't.
Hey, it's like everything else in business. There is no free lunch. You have to know what you're doing and put some work into making your program a success.
It pays to start small. Here are two free methods you can start today:
It's a good idea to create a web page that lays out your rules and policies.
This can also be an email you send to new members. Take a look at our rules
form for ideas at drnunley.com/affiliates.htm Click on the link "Click here to get started" and you
go to the rules and policies page. The member has to approve the
policy page before they can go on to the sign-up form.
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