If you are an affiliate marketer struggling to get consistent results, then you need to know the real truth behind affiliate marketing.
Are you doing everything you think is right in your affiliate business and still not getting the results you expect and deserve?
Then let me help expose the truth about why affiliate marketing is not working for the majority of folks in todays market place.
First off, let me ask you a personal question – how many affiliate sales did you make this week? 10? 5? 1? Zero?
Now, how much money did you spend to get those affiliate sales.
Perhaps more than you made?
This is the sad reality of any business, if expenses are more than income, then you’re not making any money.
If you are using paid advertising like Facebook ads or Google Adwords, it is staggering how high the CPC and CPM are today.
This wasn’t always the case and why a lot of money was made in affiliate marketing in past years.
Today, it’s a wonder how anybody is making money online at all!
Let me ask you another question…
Assuming that you made at least on sale…
Do you know how much the owner of the product made from that sale?
You probably think you know… because, you got probably got paid 50%-100% on that sale if it was a Clickbank product or if it was something through CJ or Linkshare you might have even made over 100% commissions.
How can the owner of a product pay you out more than 100%of what the product sells for?
This little fact in so important I cannot stress it enough…you absolutely need to know where the money in your business is really being made.
With many businesses it is not necessarily in the first or front end product they sell.
Most successful affiliate vendors are taking the customers you sent them, giving you a small payout (like $30-$70) on a front end product, and then they go on to sell them hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars more with upsells, downsells, repeat sales, side sells, high ticket coaching, webinars and even telesales for high priced seminars.
The owners of these products can make $1000.00 of dollars on these customers! And guess what?
You got virtually nothing beyond the small commission of the front end sale.
As an affiliate marketer you are busting your butt to market their front end products, those low priced items designed to get a customer relationship started which basically means small commissions for you.
What the Seller is really looking for are the leads you are sending him…he gets to keep them all and they continue to market to them and upsell them…possibly indefinitely.
You are doing all the work writing ads, buying ads, and doing SEO all which is benefiting the seller in a huge way…. And you get nothing more beyond the initial meager commission.
So, there you go, that is the very sad truth about affiliate marketing in today’s market.
Now the good news.
There is a better way.
The secret is to have a franchise, a license to someone else’s proven system, so you can benefit not only from the initial sale, but the repeat sales, the upsells and the high ticket items.
And, if you haven’t already figured this out, the real money in online marketing is being made by the people who have a product to sell with accompanying upsells.
That requires a huge investment in time, money and experience to create and market, which you may not have.
However, there is a way to leverage someone else’s time, money and experience.
That is by buying a franchise.
You could go out and try to start your own hamburger restaurant but your chances of being successful in a restaurant business are slim to none, but if you were able to purchase a MacDonald’s franchise you would almost be guaranteed of success.