Advanced Affiliate Marketing – Creating Residual Streams of Affiliate Commissions

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The holy grail of affiliate marketing is residual commissions – making money month after month or year after year from one initial sales effort. Most notable amongst affiliate offers paying residual commissions are website hosting plans, autoresponder services and membership sites, many of which charge a monthly fee and pay affiliate commissions for the lifetime of the account. Nothing is nicer than going into a month knowing you already have hundreds or thousands of dollars coming in that month before you’ve started doing any promotions. Retention rates vary widely amongst such sites, from a few months in a membership site to the years many people stay with their hosting company or autoresponder company, assuming the service is good of course.

But recurring billing is not the only way to earn residual streams of affiliate commissions, however. You can build ‘set-and-forget’ systems to bring in commissions from one-off sales too, again often lasting into many months or years after your efforts to promote them. The trick here is to set up ongoing traffic systems that will continue to generate affiliate marketing leads and direct them to the salespages.

To do that, first set up your affiliate marketing funnel with an opt-in to an autoresponder e-course that promotes the product in question. Next you have to decide which traffic sources will bring in the long-term targeted traffic needed to create an ongoing stream of affiliate marketing leads.

Sites like Twitter and FaceBook are extremely busy, but they’re also based on a steady stream of posts, which means your message scrolls off the main pages in minutes or hours. But blog posts, podcasts, videos, articles, etc. stay online and available for the long term, as do Squidoo lenses, Google knols, Hub pages and the like. These are the sources of the long-term targeted traffic needed to build opt-in lists with a steady stream of affiliate marketing leads. And that steady stream receiving your promotional e-course is the foundation of your recurring stream of affiliate commissions.

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