As I write this, I have literally just closed the cover on John Battelle's new book, The Search. Reading it was a unique experience for me. It was addictive, like literary crack. I devoured it in huge gulps. I can't recall the last time I read a book in such a short time.
Look, They're Writing About Us!
For the last 10 years, the part of my life not devoted to my wife and kids has been consumed with search. So reading the book was like reading a family history. I knew many of the people quoted. I had lived through the history recounted. I even found a quote from myself in the book.
I've never met John Battelle, but as I read, it was like he had crawled into my brain, picked up things I've been thinking about for years, then rendered them whole with much more skill and eloquence than I could ever possibly manage.
All companies treat their affiliates differently. In fact, your affiliates are your driving sales force. Unlike in the off-line world, they don't get paid by the hour, they get paid for the sales they make.
This means you, the business owner, only pay for what you sell, but it also means that you need to train your affiliates to motivate themselves to dedicate their time to marketing and selling the products that will bring you and them a an above average income.
No matter if you're an affiliate owner or just a participant in some or other affiliate program, you make money when you and your downline make sales. Having 500 affiliates will do you little good and bring in little money, if they won't sell.
How can you successfully train your affiliates to achieve the best sales results on-line or off-line?