Start a private web site.
Use it as a free bonus if people buy the product you resell.
You could also allow people to join for free and you could advertise the affiliate program you've joined.
Participate in chat rooms related to the product you're reselling.
Start a conversation with a person without trying to sell to them.
Later on, while you are chatting, mention the product you're reselling.
Do not drive all your visitors directly to affiliate website, instead send your visitors to your opt-in page mechanism first before going to your main affiliate website.
That way, you can make follow-up later on and build your own lists so that you can offer another related products or services another day.
Start your own affiliate program directory.
Join a large number of affiliate programs and list them all in a directory format on your web site.
Then just advertise your free affiliate program directory.
Write your own affiliate program ads.
If all the other affiliates use the same ads you do, that does not give you an edge over your competition.
Use a different ad to give yourself an advantage over all the other affiliates.
Use a personal endorsement ad.
Only use one if you've actually bought the product or service for the affiliate program.
Tell people what kind of benefits and results you've received using the product.
Advertise the product you're reselling in your signature file.
Use an attention getting headline and a good reason for them to visit your affiliate site.
Make sure your sig file doesn't go over 5 lines.
Recruit lots of sub-affiliates and make it easy for your them to make sales.
Give them proven ads to use, make it easy for prospects to order, provide helpful affiliate statistics, notification of sales, lifetime income, residual income, add their commission by giving part of your commission to them, provide a good tracking system and professional training.
Join a web ring.
It should attract the same type of people that would be interested in buying the product you're reselling.
You could also trade links on your own with other related web sites.
Participate on web discussion boards.
Post your comments, answer other people's questions, and ask your own questions.
Include your affiliate text link under each message you post.
Create a free ezine.
Use your ezine to advertise the affiliate programs you've joined.
Submit your ezine to online ezine directories and promote it on your web site.
Use referral strategies to get lots of order yourself or sub-affiliates order.
Referral system can also be a good way to increase your affiliate commissions if you can give incentives to motivate people to refer and tap deep into people's network of friends, family, and associates.
They don't just stop at the occasional, one-off referral.
Create a free e-book with the advertisement and link of your affiliate web site.
The subject of the free e-book should draw your target audience to down- load it.
Also submit it to some e-book directories.
The more exposure your free e-book gets, the more your ad will be seen.
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