By Nicole Dean
Today, Iím sitting at my computer, about to launch a new site
and Iím going through Clickbank, looking for potential
affiliate programs to promote.
Time and time again, Iím shaking my head, wondering if these
Internet Marketers realize how many potential affiliates they
are losing, as I click the red ďxĒ and go to the next product.
And, of course, this isnít only a problem with the products
listed at places like Clickbank (and it certainly isn't a
reflection of the quality of Clickbank, itself). Affiliate
Programs everywhere are lacking in their professionalism and
respect for their affiliates.
Itís pretty obvious that many people donít realize what turns
off a potential affiliate. Could it be, perhaps, that the
people writing these books have not been successful at
Affiliate Marketing themselves?
After much frustration, Iíve decided to run through my list of
reasons I did not choose your product to promote, and, instead
chose your competition.
1. Your page is gaudy and unappealing.
Now, we all know the saying that ĎUgly sites sellí. Thatís
absolutely true. A plain blue background with Arial text can
make millions. However, a site that looks like a sparkly,
flashy mess and gives your visitors a seizure is not cool.
Leave the cursors alone. Donít stick animation on there. And,
for goodness sakes, stick with only one or two fonts, please.
2. Typos and spelling errors.
This one is actually kind of frightening. If the product
selling is an e-BOOK then please act like you know how to
Have a friend or even an enemy read and reread your sales
for you. If you donít have any friends or enemies, then pay
someone. Just donít try to sell an e-book on a sales page that
looks like a third grader wrote it. Itís not going to sell. At
least Iím not going to sell it.
3. You offer sales options that I won't get affiliate credit
for on the sales page.
For instance, you list an electronic and a hard-cover version
of your book through amazon. Tacky! Why should I send you
traffic through Clickbank so that you can make a commission on
amazon? Not a chance. Or even worse, you have both a Clickbank
button and a paypal button.
And, my #1 biggest irritant --
4. Youíve got google ads or actually have the guts to sell
advertising on your page. (And, no, Iím not joking here.) I
donít even need to go there. Anyone whoís a successful
affiliate knows that this is the sign of death for any
So, there you have it. Four reasons why your competition is
getting my loyalty and you are not.
About The Author: Are you looking for affiliate programs that
donít stink? Nicole Dean is on a mission to find a few good
affiliate programs. Sheís found a handful of programs that
donít stink. Check them out at
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