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Setting up an EBook Affiliate Program

Mar 20th 2011 at 6:15 AM

If you are looking to profit from an e-book that you wrote, you need your e-book to sell. While this is common sense, it is can sometimes be a little bit difficult to do. In today’s world of online shopping, namely for e-books, you can have the best product, but it won’t matter if consumers don’t know that it exists. That is why it is extremely important that you market your e-book to the general public, namely internet users. A great way to do this is to create your own e-book affiliate program.

Over the past few years, the popularity of affiliate programs has increased. For that reason, there is a good chance that you know exactly what an affiliate program is. If you do not know, you should know that an affiliate program is a program that rewards product developers or manufacturers, even e-book authors, and the webmasters that choose to participate in the programs. Essentially, the developer of a product decides that they need assistance with selling their product; therefore, they approach webmasters. Once an agreement is the made, the webmaster will then post links, banners, or information on the product being sold. In this case, that product could be your own e-book.

When it comes getting started, there are many e-book authors who have no idea how to start their own affiliate program. Your best bet is to use the internet to do a little bit of research. While what you find may seem a little bit overwhelming, starting your own e-book affiliate program actually isn’t as hard as it sounds. In fact, it is quite easy. One of the reasons for that is because there are a number of companies that can offer you assistance. In fact, these companies can do most, if not all, of the work for you.

One of these companies, that is highly rated and recommended, is ClickBank. ClickBank, which can be found at www.clickbank.com not only helps you get your program off the ground, but they also help you find affiliates and track each sale that one of your affiliates made for you! In all honesty, this is as easy as it comes.

As it was stated above, the webmasters who assist you with selling your e-book, through an affiliate program, are known as affiliates. These affiliates often display your links or banners on their websites, to drive traffic to your site and possibly increase your sales. There are a number of affiliate hosting programs that will create banners and links for you, but, for the most part, you have to make your own. When making your banners, it is important that you make them clear, attractive, and appealing. There are a number of software programs and free online guides that can offer you assistance. If you still find creating your own banners difficult, you may want to seek professional assistance. This professional assistance may come from a graphic designer or even a web designer.

If you join an affiliate program, similar to the above mentioned ClickBank, you might not necessarily get to handpick you affiliates, but you should have some say in who gets selected to advertise your products. It is advised that you create guidelines for yourself. For instance, do you want your e-book being advertised on a website that displays foul language or one that could be considered offensive? If so, you are making the wrong decision. For the best chance of success, you will want your e-book to be associated with quality websites, not ones that internet users consider to be “trash.”

The decision as to whether or not you want to start your own e-book affiliate program is yours to make. However, it is important to remember what an e-book affiliate program can do for you. Getting your product and your name distributed across the internet is just one of the many things that could happen. Perhaps, the most important to note is the possibility for an increase in sales. In fact, that increase is almost guaranteed.

To Your Success

Michel Muhlhauser CEC

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P.S. With assistance from a program like ClickBank, you can easily start your own affiliate program and see an increase in sales in as little as a few weeks!

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