What You'll Find in This Article:
Congratulations on your decision to become an
affiliate! At ChineseFoodDIY, we're dedicated to helping you,
our affiliate, be as successful as possible. We've
created the ChineseFoodDIY Affiliate Resource Center
and this Quick-Start Guide to
give you everything you need to maximize your
affiliate sales -- and get the biggest commission
Read on to learn how to really succeed as
a ChineseFoodDIY affiliate.
An introduction to
ChineseFoodDIY affiliate strategies
Have you ever visited a web site that was covered
in advertising banners for unrelated products, or
endless lists of links to other sites, and
none of it had anything to do with the reason
you went to that web site in the first place? Of
course you have -- the Internet is
full of sites like that!
Sad to say, that's a pretty common approach to
affiliate marketing. People think that if they
bombard their visitors with as many affiliate
product ads or site links as possible, those
visitors are bound to click on
something. And they do: Visitors take one
look at that overwhelming "flea market" of random
affiliate links and banners, and click the "Close"
Believe us, there is a better way to
become successful at affiliate marketing. Just ask
our top affiliates, who are currently earning
as much as $1,100+ per month in commissions,
just for recommending our products!
Being successful as an affiliate involves careful
thought and planning, and the willingness to
work at your business. Of course, you can't
expect to see huge commission checks rolling in
from the very start, but with a little time and
effort, you can be extremely successful.
How to become a
successful ChineseFoodDIY affiliate
Think about this: In order to make a single sale
as an affiliate, you typically need to have about
100 of your web site's visitors to click through
to the ChineseFoodDIY site.
But don't let that scare you, because we've
got plenty of affiliates -- people just like you
-- who are easily referring literally thousands of
customers each and every month, and cashing their
$1,000+ commission checks to prove it!
The point is, affiliate programs are the most
rewarding when you really focus on making them
work, rather then expecting them to do
the work for you.
The key to becoming a highly successful
affiliate is to put together a successful
affiliate marketing strategy by following these
Step One: Decide where
you're going to market your ChineseFoodDIY
Step Two: Decide how
you're going to market your ChineseFoodDIY
Decide where you're going to market your
ChineseFoodDIY affiliate product
Selling your affiliate product on your web site
is the logical choice, but there are actually a
number of different ways to promote affiliate
Through your existing web site:
Using your existing web site to promote your
affiliate product is probably the fastest and
easiest way to get started earning affiliate
commissions. We've set up our affiliate
resources so that you can incorporate our
pre-made promotional material -- complete with
your unique tracking ID -- into your web site in
The downside of this quick approach is that you
won't necessarily get the traffic you need
simply by placing a link to ChineseFoodDIY on your site.
Remember, it takes a number of visitors to your
site to translate into one affiliate sale.
Of course, you'll also need to consider whether
or not the people coming to your site will be
interested in the ChineseFoodDIY product you're promoting.
If your site is completely unrelated to food or
cooking, you might even want to create a new
site that will start attracting more targeted
E-mail marketing to your opt-in list:
Putting together an e-mail marketing
promotion to your opt-in list is an excellent
way to send people to your affiliate product.
It's a bit more time-consuming, but you get much
better results. We've tried to make it as easy
as possible -- and we've even written the e-mail
What's great about e-mail marketing is that you
have the chance to give the affiliate product
you're promoting your personal "seal of
approval." You can tell the subscribers on your
mailing list how the product has personally
benefited you. Or, if you don't want to write
your own e-mail message, you can send the
expertly written ones we've created for you.
Just the fact that you are sending this offer to
your list is a strong endorsement for the
And the real beauty of promoting your affiliate
product via e-mail is that you are presenting
the offer to people who want to hear what you
have to say. Your opt-in list is filled with
people who have signed up to receive information
from you, and who trust your opinion.
Newsletters and e-zines:
Another alternative to using your web site to
promote the affiliate product is to advertise in
other online sources of information.
A classified ad in someone else's e-zine or
newsletter is an excellent approach that allows
you to reach a new audience beyond your web site
visitors and mailing list subscribers. There are
plenty of newsletters and e-zines out there, and
chances are you'll find some that have content
related to your offer. The audiences for these
would have an excellent chance of being
interested in your affiliate product!
Advertising in someone else's e-zine/newsletter
also allows you to take advantage of the
credibility that the publisher has established
with their customers. If you're advertising in a
newsletter that people trust, chances are your
ad will be well received.
Remember, though, that even if you advertise in
your own newsletter, it has more
credibility because your readers already trust
If you're just getting started out as an
affiliate, we suggest you try an e-mail
promotion first. E-mail promotions are by far
the most valuable tool an affiliate has!
Step Two: Decide how you're going to
market your ChineseFoodDIY affiliate product
There are a number of tools you can use
to promote them -- ranging from pre-written
e-mail promotions, to pop-up and banner ads, to
classified ads and product reviews.
There are a few different approaches to consider
when you're deciding how to market your
The personal approach:
Generally speaking, the most successful
promotions are those that are more personal. A
recommendation coming directly from you in an
e-mail is much more likely to be successful than
a random banner ad placed on any old page of
your web site.
Why? Because your opt-in list consists of people
who want to hear from you. They've
given you their e-mail addresses in order to
receive information from you. Since you've
developed a relationship of trust with your
opt-in subscribers, they'll be much more
receptive to your affiliate product if they
know those products have your personal "seal of
The informative approach:
Another successful approach to affiliate
marketing is to use the information-based tools:
product reviews and informative articles.
Your visitors will feel much more confident
about making a purchase if you've told them --
in detail -- why it will benefit them, and if
you've given them the information they need to
help them make the "buy" decision.
The best tools to use, in order of
effectiveness: While all of the
promotional tools we provide have been tested
and proven to deliver excellent results, some
are naturally more effective than others. Here
is a list of the best tools to use, in order of
Articles and reviews -- especially when used
If you're just getting started promoting
products, we suggest you start with an e-mail
promotion to your opt-in list.
Final Thoughts: The
best way to make money as an ChineseFoodDIY affiliate
Once you've got a strategy in place that makes
sense for your particular business, promoting
ChineseFoodDIY affiliate product will be a rewarding experience
-- both financially and personally.
If you really want to start off on the
right foot, and start earning affiliate
commissions as quickly as possible, we highly
recommend you begin by using an e-mail promotion,
plus a book review on your web site, to promote
the "Real and Healthy Chinese Cooking"
Having a comprehensive plan in place from the
get-go will help ensure that your affiliate
business is built on a solid foundation of loyal
customers. With the right approach, you can use
the ChineseFoodDIY affiliate program to build
lasting relationships with those customers.
And once they've come to see you as a trusted
resource, they'll be looking forward to seeing
what products you'll recommend next...