Partners In Success Ezine – Issue 11
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Quote of the Week
2. From the Editor – How to Handle Distractions and Stay
Focused on your Home Business!
3. Feature Article – 10 Profit Boosting Tips To Increase
The Success Of Your Affiliate Program
4. Bonus Goodies
1. Quote of the Week
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get
you there.” – Unknown
2. From the Editor – How to Handle Demands and Stay Focused
on your Home Business!
One of the biggest challenges we have faced since we began
working full-time from home is dealing with all of the
distractions that vie for our time and focus.
Here are just a few of the distractions: children, family,
friends, neighbors, pets, phone calls, mail, household
chores, video games, television, and so many more.
As an owner of a home based business, you must always
remember that your business is just that…a business and
you must remain focused throughout the day to accomplish
your tasks and reach your goals.
Here’s a few good tips that will help you stay focused on
your home business:
#1: Remember — your own business is a lot like a real
job. Some people go to work to play, some go to socialize,
and others — go to work to work and to make money. When
you work for yourself, your salary is directly proportional
to your productivity. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense to
stay focused on getting as much done in as short of a
period as possible?
Go to work to work and to make money.
#2: When you are dealing with family in the course of your
workday, it is important to schedule your activities as
much as possible. With small children, you must take time
when you must, but you should also work hard to make sure
you dedicate a specific number of hours to your workday.
With older children, it is much easier to tell them that
you will be working between the hours of x and y. Your
children and your friends must understand that certain
hours of your day are devoted to the activities of your
#3: Don’t permit your friends and extended family to run
over you. Many people get the blind idea that if one works
from home then they are not actually working.
You must stand firm. You must make certain your friends and
family understands that when you are working, then you ARE
working! If they wish to socialize with you, then they need
to do it during the hours that are not dedicated to your
#4: You should allot a certain portion of your day to email
and to regular mail. For example, allot one hour in the
morning and one hour in the afternoon to handling your
The bottom line is… the success of your home business is
entirely up to you and the decisions that you make.
Success is within your reach, if only you can stay focused
on your goals. You must decide to reach for your goals, and
then, you must have the discipline necessary to reach them.
Partners in Success,
Charles & Susan Truett
4. Feature Article – 10 Profit Boosting Tips To Increase
The Success Of YourAffiliate Program
10 Profit Boosting Tips To Increase The Success Of Your
By: Ken Hill
1. Develop credible, benefit rich ad copy, along with a
well designed site to increase your sign ups, and also your
affiliates’ conversion rates.
2. Submit your affiliate program to directories that list
These directories attract lots of people interested in
joining affiliate programs, and will increase your sign ups
by giving you good ongoing promotion of your affiliate
3. Pay your affiliates well for promoting your products.
Offering your affiliates a high commission rate for their
referrals of your products will increase the number of
affiliates that join your affiliate program and also help
you to better compete with other businesses for affiliates.
To make your affiliate program even more appealing to your
visitors, pay residual commissions if you sell a product or
service that your customers pay for on an ongoing basis
such as webhosting or access to your private members only
In addition, you can increase your sign ups by making your
affiliate program two-tier, where your affiliates earn
commissions on their own referrals and also on the
referrals of affiliates they’ve personally referred to your
4. Track the sales you get from your affiliates fairly and
Track phone orders and mail in orders. Only offer payment
options to your customers that your affiliates will get
paid a commission on if they refer that customer to you.
In addition, pay your affiliates promptly for the sales
they refer to you. Don’t make your affiliates wait months
to receive their checks from you or set minimum payment
requirements that are too high for the majority of your
affiliates to meet.
5. Provide your affiliates with resources that they can use
to get more sales of your products such as ads, banners,
button ads, and sample recommendations.
Also include promotional items such as marketing courses
that your affiliates can use to promote your products or
ebooks that they can rebrand with their affiliate URL.
If you write articles allow your affiliates to run these in
their ezines or post them on their sites with their
affiliate URLs in your resource box.
6. Answer any questions you get about your affiliate
program from your visitors or affiliates as quickly as you
Remember that nothing will turn your visitors or affiliates
off of your affiliate program faster than an unanswered
email. Strive to answer all your emails quickly and in a
professional and friendly manner.
7. Provide ways for your affiliates to network with each
You could provide a message board or chat room where your
affiliates can interact with one another, and learn more
about how to successfully promote your products.
Your message boards or chat rooms will also provide you
with an excellent chance to show your support for your
affiliates and to help them to get started marketing your
products with your own tips and advice.
8. Give special recognition to your top earning affiliates
by giving them bonuses for the sales they bring you or by
paying them a special higher commission based on their
9. Publish an affiliates only newsletter.
Your newsletter will help you to successfully provide your
affiliates with tips and techniques that they can use to
get more sales of your products.
Publishing your newsletter will also help you to keep your
affiliates up to date on any new products you’ve added that
your affiliates can promote, and can help you to increase
your profits by notifying your affiliates when you’re
running a special sale or promotion.
10. Show your appreciation of your top affiliates by
mentioning them, their sites, and strategies they use to
promote your products in your newsletter.
This will provide you with an effective way to increase
their loyalty to your program while providing your other
affiliates with excellent tips and strategies for them to
use to successfully promote your products.
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