I ran two affiliate promotions recently for very similar products at very similar pricing points. The promotion techniques were also very similar, and although there are many variables involved, there’s a powerful conclusion you can make as a result of this test.
One promotion, as I type this, is nearing $5,000 in commissions.
The other is nearing $500.
So what gives? Why did one do ten times better than the other?
The answer is TIMING.
One product was brand new to the market and I was one of the very first people to promote it.
The other I was very late to the show and as a result most people who were likely to purchase already had.
This is a lesson that always holds true, and there are some powerful reasons why.
Why You Need To Act Fast As An Affiliate
If you ever want to make good money as an affiliate, here’s some very sound advice about why you need to promote early and promote often when a product is first released -
- When a product is new, it’s NEW. New sells a lot more than old because people are interested in new things.
- When a product is new, no one has bought it yet. The entire market is still up for grabs. Those who act quickly stand to gain the most.
- New products are often launched with a lot of buzz. You can ride along with that buzz and benefit from the excitement. That’s why the launch formula works, and it can help affiliates too, as long as you have the right timing.
I Have Something New – Now Is Your Chance To Have Good Timing
I’ve just finished switching over my affiliate program to Clickbank. All my current affiliates have to set up new accounts with the system and replace their old affiliate links with the new ones. All existing affiliates should have received an email about this already.
Blog Mastermind is now available to promote under the new system. As a result of this change, I am once again able to offer the $97/month option for those who can’t afford the $497 upfront payment (this is also an opportunity for smart affiliates – I’ll email details about this shortly).
However, and this is really exciting, I have something new that is about to launch, which many of you know is coming already.
I’m finally going to do an official public opening of my Membership Site Mastermind training program and the launch is just about ready to start rolling.
If you want to get in on the ground floor as an affiliate, now is the time to join. Here’s the link -
Once you sign up you will be on my affiliate email newsletter. I only send details about opportunities with my affiliate program to that newsletter, so as to not clutter this blog with too much promotional content, so if you want in, go register now.
Once you register you will have your personal affiliate links to promote Blog Mastermind immediately, and then Membership Site Mastermind once it is ready to roll. New and existing affiliates should go straight to this address now and sign-up –
I look forward to working with you.
Making New Things