The following is what Valeriu Popescu of Internet Marketing Profits Center had to say in response to the question, What is the Future of Affiliate Marketing?
The future of affiliate programs? There is only one way: to continue their growing! And I’m thinking not necessary to the number of programs, as more business owner will discover their profit potential.
I’m also consider the value of the profits they made, the increase number of new affiliates for 2006, the better promotion available.
I believe 2006 will be the year of affiliate programs. From my point of view, affiliate programs are right now as a 14 years old teenage. They are not attain the maturity as search engine industry does.
As a matter of fact, affiliate programs are NOT an industry — yet! I expect 2006 to be the year of the recognition.
Beyond those considerations, in the next year will thrive those merchants who best understood their affiliate needs. Into a continuing growing competition and hunting for “super” affiliates, there is a missing point: the leant dormant affiliates.
I believe the winners will be those merchants who will be able to wake-up the masses of regular — non profitable — affiliates.
The battlefield will be around the idea of creating new easy-to-use promotions so affiliates will be able to use them without too much effort. Will thrive those who will implement and experience new ways for affiliates to advertise, those who will put a lot of effort into training affiliates, those who will innovate new ways to bring affiliate traffic, those who will be more interactive with affiliate sites.
Will thrive those merchants with starlight affiliate support and perfect automation of their sales process.
Lastly, the winners will know that online training is not enough. They will go offline and meet affiliate face-to- face! (Don’t you have an Affiliate Manager? It’s time to hire one — quickly!) And that’s only a couple of things I WANT to happen to the affiliate programs in 2006!
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