How To Sell Affiliate Products On eBay.
On eBay, there are a lot of potential buyers for all kinds of products. It's a global marketplace.
Unfortunately for affiliates, you cannot directly sell products as an affiliate.
On eBay, you have to be able to collect the money from the buyer. Affiliates just send qualified traff1c to merchant's site and never handles the buyer's money.
You can't do that on eBay.
But, there is something else that is easy to do.
A Simple Three Step Process For Affiliate Marketers To Tap Into eBay's Marketplace
One - Go to a reprint rights site or find something in the public domain you can repackage and sell cheaply. You don't need something fancy, just something you can sell cheaply, and deliver as a PDF and a simple printed booklet. You can even create a simple report yourself.
You want something related to the products you promote as an affiliate. When you do the report, stick a bunch of affiliate links into it for other products. Also place these links on a web page called resources and tell the reader you update the page frequently.
Two - Run an auction on eBay to sell the report. Sell it cheaply, but close to break even. It's ok to lose money, but don't go in the hole too far without tracking to make sure you're getting affiliate revenue.
After the buyer pays with Paypal, you mail them the report - this is required to overcome eBay's prohibition on digital content.
Three - So the buyer doesn't have to wait for the report, you'll also send a PDF version by email. They read the report, and hopefully click on your affiliate links. That is the real goal.
Affiliate Sales On eBay
That's not that hard. How long would that take to set up?
Maybe an hour or two?
Throw something together and write up an auction. List the report on eBay and put a counter in the auction.
This is important because before you invest more time you need to make sure people are interested in your report.
If you are getting sales, you've hit the right cord. If you are getting people to look at your auction, but no sales, you are on the right track.
If no one is looking at the auction, you'll need to make changes to get auction viewers. Two easy and productive changes are modifying the title of the report and/or moving the auction to a different category.
Once you have a report people are looking at, you're ready supercharge the process.
Now, you don't want to add to your work load, but you want to increase the profit potential.
Lets back up a bit. There are two problems with what you have so far. By overcoming them, you can drastically improve your results.
The first problem is if the buyer doesn't click on the affiliate links in your report, you've only broken even or maybe lost money. You need a way to follow up with the buyer to offer him additional products.
The second problem is you only end up with one buyer. You might get 20 or even 50 people to look at the auction, but you still only have one buyer. A quick solution is to run multiple item fixed-price auctions with a buy-it-now. This will raise your costs a bit, but not too much.
While listing more items solves the problem of only having one buyer, you are still going to end up with lookers who don't buy. You need to get these visitors to give you their email addresses, so you can offer them products too.
An Autoresponder Solves Both These Problems
If you are not familiar with autoresponders, they are computer programs that manage lists of email addresses and help you send email to your clients and leads. In fact, my newsletter is sent out with an autoresponder.
Autoresponders are easy to set up, and they are cheap.
So once you have set up an autoresponder, you get a second report - the same way you got the first one, and trade it for email addresses. Don't forget to put affiliate links inside the second report.
Here's an important point. Because it's against eBay's rules to link directly to your website, you also need to set up an eBay me page to direct people to your website where they can get the second free report. This is not hard either.
The path is: auction > me page > web page offering gift in exchange for email address.
Once you get the email address, you send out emails promoting products. When you get an email that works, you add it to the autoresponder's initial sequence so every new subscriber gets it.
Now you have enough information to go out and tap into the eBay marketplace.
But, before you go get started think about this. . .
There is more to it. There are little details you'll have to learn by trial and error.Things like:
Did the last one catch your attention? What did it say? Something about selling to freebee seekers?
Freebee seekers are a fact of life for internet marketers. Most marketers think the only way to deal with a freebee seeker is to toss them off their lists.
In fact, it is all too common to hear marketers complain about freebee seekers.
Lets face facts. You are building a list by giving stuff away.
Who are you going to attract?
Sure you will get buyers mixed in, but You are going to attract a lot of freebee seekers.
You're going to love this, freebee seekers are people too. All people have wants and needs. If you push the right button, or twist the right knob, they will respond to your offers.
Knowing these buttons and knobs is vital to your success.
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