Can You Make More Affiliate Sales By Giving Away Free Stuff? Yes! It actually does work.
If you have your website up and running and/or you are getting ready to start promoting your affiliate offers, you can add one more technique to your sales approach that may dramatically increase your sales and build yourself a bigger list.
The technique that I am talking about is giving away free stuff as an enticement to sign up to your list.
Maybe this sounds a little strange to you if you are new to affiliate marketing. Ask yourself if you have ever submitted your name and email address to an online form in order to obtain a free report or ebook. I am sure that if you have been surfing around the Internet for any length of time you have done it.
Your sales can increase dramatically if you have the mindset that giving away free stuff is important for building your business. There is no better way for any business, regardless of what niche it is in, to capture the attention of a potential customer or prospect than to offer them something for free. If you want the customers to take note of your site and sign up for things like updates and newsletters you can offer them a free product and they will be much more receptive to the idea of putting their name and email in the optin box on your website. Customers tend to have a better memory of a website where they received a free product or bonus. When you give these away you are creating better customer relations, building your customer base, increasing interest in your own site and getting your name into the public eye.
But I don’t have any free products to give away.
Yes, that is the position that many new entrepreneurs are in when they are starting out. I was in the same situation when I started. There are only a couple of ways to solve that problem. If you are creative enough you can write a free report or ebook about the niche or product you are promoting. Another option is to buy a ebook or report from someone and re-brand it as your own. The cost to purchase something like this is normally very inexpensive. A third option could be to obtain a product at no cost and then give it away. I recently found an ideal way to create a free giveaway that I could use to build my affiliate marketing list.
I became aware of an offer that solved the problem of not having a product to give away. This offer included two free “cash kits”. These two “cash kits”, which covered two distinct topics included the following:
Re-brandable PDF reports – Each kit included a separate report, actually more like an ebook. I was able to re-brand them in minutes with my affiliate links, download the reports and they were ready to give away.
Each kit included a professional-looking squeeze page and thank you/download HTML page templates. They were ready-to-go – just edit with your name, links and upload.
Each included a set of Copy ‘n’ Paste Follow-Up emails. You just had to edit by adding your name and affiliate links. You can definitely edit these and add them to an autoresponder so that you can follow up. On the first kit I set up, there were 7 follow up emails. You can re-write these however you want. You can add in affiliate links for other products that you might be promoting. If you like, sign up for the free report in the next paragraph below and you will receive a thank you email and six follow up emails each two days apart. That is how I set it up but you can set it up however you want. If you keep copies of the emails, you could get an idea on how to set them up. You also need an autoresponder in order to set it up properly. If you need one, my service at 123Response.com is available for only $24.95 a years and you get unlimited autoresponders.
In addition to the above kit packages, there was also video training included to show you how to set things up. The whole process was very simple and I had my first site up and running in a couple of hours. Here is the first site I set up Affiliate Money Secret.
These two kits will cost you nothing, they are completely free and if you are interested in taking advantage of the offer you can go here to Turnkey Cash Kits and download them.
One additional note about these great kits, there are a couple of upgrades that you can get that will cost you a couple of dollars. There are a total of five kits available. You receive the two kits free and the first upgrade gives you the other three. It is very inexpensive and I definitely picked it up since I could use them for other free giveaways. But you do not need the other three in order to use the two free ones. So it is up to you.
If you have been looking for a good way to increase customer interest in your site, free promotional giveaways are a great way to accomplish this. You can choose what it is that you will give away and then figure out a fun way to advertise the bonus which will guarantee that the customer spends a little more time at your site before they can claim their bonus.
On a personal note, within an hour of putting a short tweet about the free report on my Twitter account, I had my first download. Now remember, when you re-brand the free report with your affiliate links, any sales from those links can result in a sales commission for you. And the customer has downloaded your free report, so he or she can look at it and possibly purchase at any time.
Want some other tips on affiliate marketing? Check out my article How To Succeed With Affiliate Marketing
Wish you the best of success in your endeavors.
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