An excellent and often overlooked way of getting traffic is establishing your own affiliate program.
If you’ve been involved with Internet marketing for any length of time, you probably are already familiar with the concept of affiliate marketing and have probably already made some commissions for yourself.
In this case, however, weíre talking about joining the other side of the equation — in other words, you’re going to have affiliates promoting your products!
Many people are interested in making extra money (and possibly a full-time income) through affiliate marketing because they don’t want to deal with selling their own inventory, processing credit card payments through a merchant account, or shipping products from their home or office.
With so many people looking to get started with Internet marketing by becoming affiliates, this is an excellent opportunity for you to generate more traffic and revenue for your online business!
You see, those affiliates can take care of much of the groundwork and generate traffic for you by sending people to your website through their affiliate link in exchange for commissions.
Of course, you probably already have other traffic sources, but an affiliate program can simply make you even more successful by expanding and diversifying your traffic generation methods.
An easy way to start an affiliate program is to simply join one of the popular networks that handle all of the annoying tasks like tracking and commission payments for you.
Clickbank is very popular and user-friendly when it comes to digital information products, but some Internet marketers prefer to use other affiliate networks in order to avoid commissions theft.
A few of the other affiliate networks include LinkShare, ejunkie, and Paydotcom.
You can, of course, establish your own private affiliate program if you’re confident in your abilities and for some reason want to avoid the popular affiliate networks.