If you've ever been an affiliate, then you know that offering a perspective customer an affiliate bonus is a powerful way to increase your commissions. You simply give them something for free or no cost for ordering the product through your affiliate link.
Well, here's several hot ideas for an affiliate bonus. Each affiliate bonus will give your target audience a good reason to purchase your product. The best thing is that some of these affiliate bonuses you don't even have to create yourself.
#1 Commission Rebate
Offer your prospects a rebate on the product from your affiliate commissions. Another idea would be to use part of your affiliate commission to buy them a certain product instead of giving them a money rebate.
#2 Product Bonus
Give your prospects one of your products as a bonus for ordering through your affiliate link. It could be a product that you have bought and don't want, a product you created yourself or a product that came with resell rights.
#3 Past Products
Present your prospects with a product bonus from the product owner himself. You just need to ask the product owner if you could use one of their other products as an affiliate bonus. They will likely say yes because they will make money from your promotion.
#4 Expert Interview
Award your prospect with an expert interview for ordering through your affiliate link. You could interview an expert that is related to the subject or topic of the product. Another idea would be to interview a whole group of experts on many interesting topics.
#5 Subscriber Discount
Issue your own subscribers or visitors a discount on the product. You just need to ask the product owner to set up a special subscriber only discount page for you. The owner will likely do it if you are known to create a lot of affiliate sales.
#6 Higher Commission
Reward your prospects with higher affiliate commissions. Some people only buy a product so they can review it and promote it to their own list. Ask the product owner to give your prospects higher commission for the product's affiliate program.
#7 Free Promotion
Grant you prospects a reciprocal promotion to your list for one of their own web sites or products for buying a product through your affiliate link. You could also give them free ads on your web site, blog, forum, autoresponder, articles, etc.
#8 Product Workshop
Present your prospects with a product workshop in exchange for spending their money through your affiliate link. The workshop could be live, over the phone or via a webinar. You could show them how to get the full benefits out of the product they are buying.
#9 Resell Rights