- What exactly
is an affiliate program?
- Do I need a
web site to get started as an affiliate?
- Out of all the
visitors I send you, how many will buy?
- How do I get
paid once I make a sale?
- What kind of
income can I expect to earn as a ChineseFoodDIY affiliate?
- I think I
missed the latest affiliate newsletter or
promotion. What do I do?
- What is my affiliate
link (affiliate URL)?
- Are all of my
sales registered on my "sales counter"?
- How will my
- How will you
keep track of the orders coming from my site?
- How do I
unsubscribe or terminate my affiliate
- How do I
change my contact/shipping information on my
- How do I copy
and paste the HTML promotions into my site?
- How do I get
started with this affiliate program?
- My sales of
the cookbook are not that high, but I get lots of
traffic to my site. What's wrong?
- I have been
an affiliate for a month and have not received
any referral fees yet. What is going on?
- What can I
say at my site that shows that you are different
from all the rest of the cookbooks out there?
- Is there a
particular type of promotion that's more
- How do I
generate more traffic to my site?
- What's an
opt-in e-mail list, and how do I build one?
exactly is an affiliate program?
||Simply put, an
affiliate is someone who sells someone else's
products or services in exchange for a
When you sign up for ChineseFoodDIY's affiliate
program, you receive a unique link that you
can put on your web site or in your e-mail
messages. Anyone who clicks this link will be
directed to our web site. If they make a
purchase, you automatically receive a
commission -- your share of the purchase
I need a web site to get started as an
||You don't actually need
to have a web site to market our products as
an affiliate. Indeed, some of the most
successful affiliate marketing strategies --
e-mail marketing and classified ads -- don't
depend on your having a web site at all.
However, we would like to encourage you to
set up a web site as soon as possible. A web
site provides you with a 'hub'; a place where
visitors can get more information about your
products, and discover how knowledgeable you
are about these products, without having to
contact you directly.
If you market your web site successfully,
you'll get thousands of people coming to your
site each month -- which translates into more
sales as an affiliate. So, the faster you set
up a web site, the better the chances of you
getting more sales faster.
of all the visitors I send you, how many will
||Many new affiliates
wonder how many people it's necessary to send
to ChineseFoodDIY in order to make a sale. On average,
most ChineseFoodDIY affiliates earn one sale for every 95
to 120 visitors they send us. Some sites that
really perform see one sale for every 34 to 45
visitors they refer to us.
However, to get this kind of great
conversion ratio, you really need to give a
personal recommendation, in order to give the
course credibility. In fact, a personal
recommendation can increase your referral fees
by as much as 416%.
For those of you who may not be aware,
these conversion ratios are fantastic when you
consider that the average conversion ratio for
a web site on the Internet is one sale per 720
With that said, we should make it clear
that the type of traffic you generate has a
direct affect on the percentage of people that
buy. For example, if you're promoting the
"Real and Healthy Chinese Cooking"
cookbook on a site that sells
horse saddles, it would be more reasonable to
expect 1 sale out of every 1,000 visitors to
the ChineseFoodDIY site, as these visitors are not
targeted (i.e. they're unqualified visitors).
However, if you have a site that offers
free recipes, cooking tips and other
food-related topics, you could expect to see
results such as one out of every 50 visitors
buying because they are the perfect
qualified visitors with a natural interest in
do I get paid once I make a sale?
||All payments are made
via mailed checks by ClickBank. We regret we cannot make
We send commission checks for sales twice a
month (on the 1st and 16th of the month) via US Post.
Depending where you are, it may take up to a
few weeks or more for the check to arrive.
Most of the time, however, checks are
delivered within 10 business days for North
American affiliates. To see if you have made
any sales click the 'Check my Sales' tab at
the top of the page and follow the
If, for any reason, you're over- or
underpaid in a mailed check, the difference
will be added/deducted from the following
kind of income can I expect to earn as a ChineseFoodDIY
||Currently, a site with
a medium amount of traffic receives a monthly
referral check between $120 to $500. We have
web sites that earn under $100 a month (very
low traffic sites) and others as high as
$1,100 a month (popular, high traffic sites).
The amount you earn depends on the type of
people that visit your site, how many visitors
you receive monthly, and how much exposure you
give your ChineseFoodDIY affiliate promotions.
Sites that have links to ChineseFoodDIY.com
in many places throughout
their web sites do MUCH better than sites that
only have just one link. The same holds true
for people who actively promote the products
-- through e-mail marketing, buying classified
ads, etc. Exposure is the key to the success
of your campaign.
Make sure you spend some time reading the
various tips and promotion ideas that we share
with you throughout this site. You'll discover
the same secrets that our top affiliates
(affiliates earning $1,100+ per month) are
using so that you can experience the same
success. Even just implementing one of the
techniques we share can literally double your
monthly commission checks!
think I missed the latest affiliate newsletter
or promotion. What do I do?
||Because we don't keep
newsletter releases and product launches to a
strict schedule, it may seem like you've
missed out on the latest affiliate mailing
even when you haven't.
However, if you're certain that a
newsletter was released and you didn't get it,
you may want to check to see if the e-mail was
accidentally filtered to your ”junk mail” box.
The same holds true if you're certain a
promotion was just released to affiliates for
a new/updated product.
Again, you may want to check with your ISP
to ensure mailings from us are coming through.
It's a good idea to add us to your "contacts"
list to make sure you're getting your e-mail!
In regard to new product promotions, the
best way to stay on top of them is to visit
our Affiliate Resource Center (this site) on a
regular basis, and make note of anything new
that's been added to our product.
is my affiliate link (affiliate URL)?
||We assign a
unique affiliate link to you when you sign up.
It should be:
where "xxxxxx" is your ClickBank nickname.
all of my sales registered on my "sales
||Yes. The sales counter records all sales that are
made through your affiliate referral number
for that month. Your commission is guaranteed
for each sale generated from your affiliate
will my visitors order?
||We take care of
everything! You just need to direct the
visitors to the ChineseFoodDIY web site through your
affiliate link, and we'll look after taking
the order, delivering the product, and
When one of your visitors clicks through
your affiliate link, we'll display the
appropriate sales letter, where the customer
can order directly online.
When the customer is ready to order, the
ChineseFoodDIY ordering system takes over, and
automatically processes the order -- while
recording your affiliate identification
nickname, guaranteeing that you're credited for
will you keep track of the orders coming from
||It's easy! When you
signed up as a ChineseFoodDIY affiliate, you were
assigned the unique identification nickname. This unique identification
included in your affiliate URL that you use to link to
the ChineseFoodDIY affiliate product.
For example, to promote "Real and
Healthy Chinese Cooking", you will be
assigned a unique affiliate link
Do you see how your unique
identification nickname appears in the URL?
Well, it's this technique that we use to track
how many visitors you send to the ChineseFoodDIY site,
and how many sales you refer! We have special
software that runs seamlessly in the
background, automatically tracking everything
without your visitors even being aware of it!
Now, in the case of all the 'copy and
paste' e-mail promotions, classified ads,
banner ads, text links, pop ups, and product
reviews that we provide you with to promote
our affiliate products, we have
already added your unique affiliate
However, if you decide to write a personal
letter of referral and e-mail it your
customers and subscribers -- or if you write
your own text link or article about a ChineseFoodDIY
affiliate product to add to your web site --
you'll need to use the correct affiliate URL
with your unique affiliate identification
nickname in it, just like we've shown you above.
do I unsubscribe or terminate my affiliate
||Because the affiliate newsletters, the update, and the
follow-up e-mails that you receive are part of
your actual affiliate account, we need to
clarify whether you wish to only unsubscribe
from the affiliate newsletters, or if you wish
to completely terminate your affiliate
By only unsubscribing from the newsletter,
this ensures that you stop receiving our
newsletter mailings. However, your affiliate
account remains active and you'll receive any
commissions that are generated through your ID
By completely terminating your affiliate
account, you will no longer be a member of our
program and will no longer be tracked or
You will need to e-mail us to let us know
whether you want to unsubscribe from our
mailings or terminate your account completely.
do I change my contact/shipping information on
||If you want to change
your e-mail address, mail address, phone
number, company name, or any other information, all you
need to do is log in to your ClickBank account
http://www.clickbank.com/login.html . Enter
your nickname and password, and click the
“Click HERE to view or modify your account
settings" link at the bottom of the page.
do I copy and paste the HTML promotions into
||We've taken the
necessary 'copy and paste' function that
you're familiar with from most computer
programs, and automated it. This means that
you can now add the HTML code for our product
promotions to your web site or e-mail campaign
with only three very simple steps:
- Step one: Copy
the code for the promotional material you
want to add
- Step two:
Prepare your site for inserting the code
- Step three:
Paste the code into your site
- Step four: Replace the
"xxxxxx" in your affiliate link
with your affiliate nickname (ClickBank
You don't have to be able to work in HTML,
or even understand it. If you can type, you
can add a product promotion.
The only thing you need to be able to do is
set up your web editing software so that it
shows you both your web page as it actually
appears, PLUS the underlying HTML code.
All of the major web editing tools --
including FrontPage, DreamWeaver and GoLive --
have the ability to do this with just the
click of a button. Consult your program's
online help if you're not sure.
do I get started with this affiliate program?
||To get started with our
affiliate program, you have to decide how
you're going to promote our product. We offer
a broad range of promotional tools that you
can use for free -- including e-mail
promotions, informative articles, classified
ads, and e-mail promotions.
You can view all of these promotional tools
All of the promotional tools are listed in the
navigation menu on the left hand side of the
view the promotional tools,
simply click each tool.
When you've chosen a promotional tool to
use, simply follow the instructions and add
them to your web site or email messages.
For more information on how to choose a
promotion tool, visit our
Quick Start Guide.
get lots of traffic to my site, but my course
sales aren't that high. What's wrong?
||Even the most
successful affiliates start off small, so
don't be worried if your first month does not
produce overwhelming results. Getting a site
to produce thousands of dollars in referral
fees takes a few months of "tweaking" to see
what is most effective for your particular
For example, our current top affiliate
member only received about $50 for his first
check, but after working with us to find the
most profitable ways to link to our sites, he
is now producing referral fees in excess of
$1,100 a month.
Frankly, you need a lot of traffic to your
site to be receiving in excess of $500 every
month, but no matter how small your site is,
try some of the suggestions located within
this site, as these are the techniques that
top ChineseFoodDIY affiliates are using with phenomenal
have been an affiliate for a month and have
not received any referral fees yet. What's
||Before you'll start to
earn significant commissions each month,
you'll need to increase the traffic to your
web site. There have been a few people in the
past who have expected to earn huge commission
checks each month, despite the fact that their
web sites were only seeing a few hundred
visitors each month. The fact of the matter is
that if you're not getting many visitors to
your site, then you will not get many people
linking through to ChineseFoodDIY, and you will not make
a lot in referral fees.
For free advice on how to increase the
traffic to your web site,
can I say at my site that shows that your
cookbook is different from all the rest of the
cookbooks out there?
||Many of the
recipes books and cookbooks out there, which
range in price from $25 to $45, are just a
compilation of free recipes that you can find
anywhere on the Interne, or recipes that are
submitted by their site visitors. Their
recipes are not guaranteed to be healthy at
Worst, many of the authors who write them
don't actually cook or even look at their
recipes. They make all their money by selling
untested and unhealthy recipes to unsuspecting
people who want to cook delicious while
While our cookbook only contains healthy
recipes that have been personally tested and
cooked one by one by Nicholas Zhou in two full
years. Nicholas also did extensive reading and
research on healthy eating before he included
these recipes in his book. He has read over
34,000 pages from over 80 books on healthy
eating since 2000.
Besides, our cookbook is based on a master
chef's (Nicholas's aunt) over 40 years of
cooking practice who is the best cook in town.
That is also a guarantee that all the recipes
in our cookbook are really authentic and
The 530-page cookbook itself contains over
500+ low carb, low fat and authentic Chinese
recipes, 170+ colorful pictures of Chinese
dishes, professional chefs' cooking tips and
techniques. It has helped over 12,800 people
worldwide improve their health. Ranked as the
#1 best selling and most downloaded cookbook
on healthy eating and Chinese food, you can confidently promote it,
knowing that your customers and subscribers
will receive a very professional, quality
there a particular type of promotion that's
more successful than the others?
In our experience, the more successful
forms of affiliate promotions are those that
either rely on the personal touch (e-mail
marketing), or those that provide a wealth of
useful information (product review) about the
E-mail promotions are particularly successful
because you're sending a promotion to a group
of people who are already interested in what
you have to say -- your opt-in list. You know
that they trust you, and look forward to
hearing from you, because you give them really
useful information. A personal recommendation
to your opt-in list is always your best bet.
Informative articles about the product are
also successful. Typically, these take the
form of a review from you. Again, you're
capitalizing on the relationship you have with
your visitors to present them with helpful
information that they can trust.
You can either use the prewritten e-mails and
product reviews we've created, or you can
write them yourself. We've also created some
tips on writing your own e-mails.
do I generate more traffic to my site?
||The first step in
generating substantial traffic is to submit
your URL to the major search engines. You
should do this as soon as possible, as it does
take some time to start appearing in the
search engine results. To learn how, go to:
If you have capital that you can invest in
advertising, then the next thing you should do
is start experimenting with pay-per-click
search engines. They're great for driving
qualified, targeted traffic to your web site.
To learn more about them, go to:
As well, here are a couple of popular pay
per click search engines:
Another way to generate more traffic is to
look for online newsletters or e-zines that
accept advertising submissions. If you look
carefully, you can sometimes even find
classifieds and e-zines that don't require a
If you don't have a lot of capital, with
just a little research you can find successful
message boards, newsgroups, or forums where
you can advertise. When posting to these,
contact the host or the administrator to
ensure that they allow outside advertising.
an opt-in e-mail list, and how do I build one?
||An opt-in e-mail list
is a database of e-mail addresses belonging to
people who have willingly given their name and
e-mail address to you. For example, if you
offered a free 'joke of the day' e-mail to
anyone who gave you their name and e-mail
address, those people who responded would
become part of your opt-in list.
DO NOT try to purchase thousands of random
e-mail addresses from someone who has
'harvested' them. This practice is unethical,
and in fact, with the recent spam laws in
place, you are allowed to market to opt-in
The other thing to remember about your
opt-in list is that your subscribers MUST be
free to unsubscribe at any time. And, when
someone asks to be removed from you list, you
MUST remove them. But that's a good thing,
because it ensures that your list is made up
entirely of people who want to hear from you.
While building your own opt-in list may
take some time, marketing to it gives you the
highest sales. After all, your list consists
of people who are already interested in what
you have to offer them -- so you don't have to
work as hard to make the sale.
Our recommendation is first to ensure your
site is up and running. Submit it to the major
search engines to get some traffic to your
site. Once you start generating some traffic,
you can begin working on your opt-in list. Try
a pop-up or a major headline on your homepage
that persuades visitors to subscribe to a free
weekly newsletter or similar offer. Once they
have voluntarily given you their name and
address, they have "opted-in." This database
of subscribers is now your opt-in list that
you are free to market to.