An outsourcing affiliate program is a great way to create a real income for you and your business. But not all affiliate programs are alike nor are all outsourcing companies alike. The proper combination of company and program and the proper education of yourself, the program associate, will guarantee success. Remember, you are the salesman, but the company needs to provide the proper tools to help along the way.
A good affiliate program will help educate the associate with tips and techniques that the associate can use on websites, articles or even speaking engagements to insure that a dialog opens up between you and your prospects. If your prospects have questions about the service, which they always will, has the affiliate program provided the answers and availability to make the sale?
A good affiliate program will provide basic training in what you can do to increase conversions, places you could push the program to interested parties and even provide links and graphics that can be included in websites or email marketing strategies. Remember…you are a team with your affiliate partners. They should try just as hard as you do to create sales.
Commissions should be fair and easily understandable. They should have a two tier structure so when your customers recommend the program to their prospects, you still get a commission. That encourages a recommend structure far down the line and creates the possibility of greater income. Look for affiliate programs with a commission above 20% and recurring billing commissions when possible.
Outsourcing is one of best affiliate programs for a couple of reasons. Not only is it a growing trend because of the economy, it is a service that you can use yourself to grow your business while seriously cutting costs. Recommending the affiliate program to just a couple of customers means that you can use the service at no cost you! Imagine doubling productivity, cutting your bottom line and not paying for employees.
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com