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How many people buy the product before they become an affiliate?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by jono, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. jono

    jono Newbie

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    I guess the title says it all, I was wondering how many people buy the product before they become an affiliate?

    People say that the role of an affiliate is to pre-sell the product, eg. talk about how the product has benefited you and convince them that they need it too. This means that you need a pretty good understanding of the product which you can only get by using it yourself.

    So can you pre-sell the product successfully and not actually buy the product yourself?
     
  2. drawstring

    drawstring Junior Member Premium Member

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    Well if you buy the product and like it then its easier to sell or write about it. However you don't need to buy the product just to write about it. The sales letter often has a lot of the benefits of the product, you just have to reword it a little and give an opinion about it. You would be surprised at how many reviews there are on products which people don't even own! Another option is if you don't know alot, outsource it to a writer or person who does know the product. Be sure to apply black hat tactics for an added boost!
     
  3. livithian

    livithian Newbie

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    Or you can just create your own product and sell that-I'm sure there's a skill that you are competent in that you can sell.
     
  4. matrics

    matrics Newbie

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    Of course you can... takes just a bit of creativity and skill to write a convincing ad copy.
     
  5. jmoe

    jmoe Newbie

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    You can successfully sell a product without actually buying it, but I like to purchase a product beforehand to gauge the quality.
     
  6. poweraffiliate

    poweraffiliate Newbie

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    There are some advantages of getting a product first, especially if it's a software program, is that you can take screen shots to show what you mean, which *could* sway someone into purchasing... just like using audio/podcasting to promote products.
     
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    gurussuck Newbie

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    Nice point, poweraffiliate
     
  8. SchipSlave

    SchipSlave Newbie

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    I have done this before but not for everything I've ever become an affiliate for. It really depends on the product. And like mentioned above, a good sales page will give you all the info you need to rewrite a great ad.
     
  9. tg01

    tg01 Regular Member

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    I've written one before although never read the actual book, although the basis of most are a get rich quick scheme, so you knock down others without mentioning, state reasons why they should buy it, tell them they can become rich, etc... Just build there confidence although don't tell them anything about the product.