There are many sites where you can find affiliates, or even sign up as an affiliate yourself. The one site I have used in the past is http://www.clickbank.com/. As an interesting note, one of the featured products is for jump training found at http://jumpmanual.com/.
I’m not endorsing this product but showing you an example of what exists. Note that a great education also comes from reading and observing the styles of sales letters that people are using. The “Featured Products” tab shows you lists of products that are selling really well at Clickbank. This is a fantastic resource that you can use to learn how to write sales letters or web pages.
Part 7: Affiliates
Affiliates, sometimes known as “partners”, are people who sell things for others and take a commission on the sale. Let’s start with an example:
Maybe your gift or talent is in athletics and you produce an information product which shows people how to jump higher. (This is currently an area of interest for me as I try to help my son increase is vertical jump for basketball.) It includes a workbook, some videos, and you sell it for $49.95. However, after promoting to your friends, you make a total of 2 sales. Consider that you might be able to sell it through affiliates. Affiliates may take up to 75% of your commission, but often anywhere between 5% and 50%.
Let’s imagine that you are successful in signing up 10 affiliates and they each sell 2 products/month. You make 20 sales per month for a total of $1,000 (or close to it). However, your affiliate commission is 50% so you end up with only $500. Since it’s a digital product, you have no shipping costs. In essence, it’s all profit.
Why would you give away 50% when you could give away 5%? The answer is that it’s the only way to attract a large number of affiliates.