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12 Ways To Build Your Affiliate Downline List

Your Affiliate Downline List Holds The Key To Great Profits!
Using Email Marketing To Develop Active Affiliates

In an article I wrote previously under the title 9 Steps To Becoming A Super Affiliate, one of the things that I outlined as a necessity to becoming a super affiliate is the usage of email marketing to develop and maintain an active group of affiliates. After all, what good is it to have thousands of affiliate marketers in your affiliate downline if those affiliates do not sell anything?
The reason emailing your affiliate downline is key to your success is that it provides you with an opportunity to communicate with and motivate the folks that you have recruited to market affiliate products under you. Also, by using carefully crafted email-training campaigns, you can teach your affiliates how to become more profitable, which in turn it will make you more profitable. So it is a win-win situation for all those involved.

What Not To Email Your Affiliates

Now, mailing your affiliates to sell them products all the time is a big mistake as far as I am concerned. Personally, I have joined affiliate blogs or affiliate newsletters that promise to deliver content that will help me become more profitable, and to my dismay, all I get is offer after offer for affiliate related gimmicks.
That is such a waste of my time, and it is so annoying. I am sure most folks would feel the same exact way if you promised to help them make more money and instead tried to sell them something every time you email them., so be careful with trying to approach your downline list as if it was a customer list. If you do, you might find yourself blacklisted, and you will loose the chance of making profits from the affiliates that leave your list.
Therefore, in order to build and retain your affiliate downline list here are 12 ways that you should keep in mind:
1. Provide your affiliates useful, relevant content. Your affiliates signed up under you because they want to make profits from the products that they became affiliates for. They are not interested on fairy tails, they want information about the products, price changes, tools they can use to sell them etc Be relevant.
2. Offer your affiliates more opportunities to sell products. Affiliates love nothing more than new products to sell, Make sure that you keep them informed about new affiliate programs and affiliate products that they can join up to represent.
3. Tell them about new social media sites. Social networking is a great way for your affiliates to share their affiliate products and make huge sales. Make sure that you tell you affiliates about the goodsocial networks that you and other affiliates are using to make sales, as well as the techniques you have implemented.
4. Start a social media site or group for you affiliates. One way you can create a sense of unity and loyalty amongst your affiliate marketers is by setting up a group or a social network where you can connect in addition to your emails. Encourage your affiliates to upload their own photo instead of using a generic avatar. This will help you put a face to the name, and it will make your virtual communication experience more personal.
5. Publish a Privacy Policy. Let your affiliate marketers know that they can trust you will not share their information with others. The easiest way to do this is to set up a Privacy Policy web page and provide the link to it below your opt-in form. (Note: If you don’t have one, put the words “privacy policy generator” into a search engine and you should be able to find a suitable form to use.)
6. Archive past emails and articles to your super affiliate site. An online library of past emails and articles is both appealing and useful to visitors and builds your credibility as a super affiliate. In addition, I recommend that whenever you write your emails to your affiliate marketers, that you do so with SEO in mind. As you post this SEO enhance emails to an archive on your site you will be increasing traffic to your website through enhanced search engine positioning. This of course will help you recruit more affiliate marketers.
7. Give gifts and hold contest. Affiliate marketing, although very profitable, can also be very challenging. Many affiliate marketers loose hope and drop out of the ranks due to poor sales and loss of hope. Motivate your affiliates by offering bonuses or prices for the most sales. Do you have a good e-book that you can give them? They make great gifts and incentives!
8. Ask your affiliate marketers to pass it on. Word of mouth is a very powerful viral technique that works great with email marketing. If your affiliates find your content interesting, amusing or informative, they’ll probably share it with other affiliate marketers or associates. This can be a great source of new affiliate marketers for your downline, so make sure to remind them to “pass it on”.
9. Let others reprint your emails as long as the content is not modified. If you’re happy to share your content with the universe, then why not! Many webmasters and newsletter publishers are actively looking for high-quality content and, if they reprint your informative emails, you’ll get new subscribers, and more traffic and links pointing to your super affiliate site.
10.  Share your down line’s success. This is imperative. If you are as good as you say you are, the affiliate marketers under your downline will also become a success story. When you have an affiliate that is earning cash because of your help, let every one in the world know. Post their testimony in your emails and on your super affiliate site!
11. Blog, Blog and Blog. If you do not have a super affiliate blog then what are you waiting for. Blogs that are updated with valuable affiliate marketing content will become a sensation with the search engines. This will bring affiliate marketing prospects to you, and many of those prospects will sign up under your downline.
12. Post on other blogs and forums. Find other blogs and forums that deal with affiliate marketing, and then post comments there. Please do not post comments filled with links to your super affiliate site. This is unprofessional and more than likely send your comment to the Spam folder. Instead be constructive, share some of your knowledge. This will establish you as an authority in the affiliate marketing field, and your authority will help you affiliate marketer recruiting efforts.

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