Affiliate Program Health Pt. 2

Last post I offered that an affiliate program would be a healthier overall program if the affiliate program manager was able to attract and focus on a number of smaller sale volume affiliates rather than just focus on “heavy hitter” super affiliates. It’s true that the best “bang for the buck” is to get these high volume producers into your program, there are a few reasons why it could hurt the program in the long term. Consider- The super affiliate decides for some reason they no longer want to focus on or even work with your program. The reasons this Read More…

Can you make BIG money in Affiliate Marketing?

Yes, you can! Paul from Uber Affiliate just put up a new site compiling some of the pictures and earnings from a few large affiliates over atS.eriously.com. Those checks and earnings reports can certainly be motivating (Granted there is some discussion and debate over how many are real and how many are…touched up). But either way, as a firm, AMWSO has issued some big checks over the past few years. Of course these aren’t generally net earnings, as a lot of that traffic might have been paid for via paid search ads. So even though an affiliate gets a check for say Read More…

Can you make BIG money in Affiliate Marketing?

Yes, you can! Paul from Uber Affiliate just put up a new site compiling some of the pictures and earnings from a few large affiliates over atS.eriously.com. Those checks and earnings reports can certainly be motivating (Granted there is some discussion and debate over how many are real and how many are…touched up). But either way, as a firm, AMWSO has issued some big checks over the past few years. Of course these aren’t generally net earnings, as a lot of that traffic might have been paid for via paid search ads. So even though an affiliate gets a check for say Read More…

Retailers not paying smaller commissions

A recent article from Internet Retailer, based on the recent 2007 AffStat Report, would have us believe that commissions are going down… to which I’d like to offer a more realistic reason for why the reports shows a drop in merchants that pay high commissions. When the report first started the merchants that took part in the AffStat Report were more the larger merchants, with larger programs and larger pay outs. Over the past few years more and more merchants have participated in the report leading to a lot of middle sized and smaller merchant programs adding their data. This simply means that Read More…