With a little effort managing little details, you can have a good affiliate partners management. Managing your affiliate partners system is not difficult. The easiest way to do it is to have a proper system and always follow up on it.
After prospecting your affiliate partners or joint venture companies, the next logically step to take is to contact them and usually through email because most likely that is what you will find on the website. Even if there is a number to call, you will not have the habit to call it. However it is advisable to make a call when a partnership is about to form.
Since this is the initial contact and is also an important one, you need to seriously write an email to grab their attention and response to you. Your potential affiliate and joint venture partners receive a lot of emails everyday and they will be choosy to pick one to work together.
To write this initial email, check out your potential partners websites first and see how their business are structure. Understand what they are really doing and avoid asking questions that are already in their frequently asked question section. Understanding them will help you draft the email that is appealing to them. The content of the email should include why you want a partnership, mentioning in the email that you have common interests that can complement one another.
The email should also include your commission payout, explaining how much you are paying. It is important to let your potential partners know that it is a win-win situation and they will benefit more by promoting your product or service. The email also include that you will send them a free evaluation copy for their perusal and when they are ready you will give them a courtesy call to finalise the partnership.
If you like to cross sell your potential partners products as part of the partnership, you can also mention it in the email. Lastly, add all your available preferred mode of contacts before signing of the email. The more contact information you provide, the better and easier for your potential partners to contact you for further discussion. MSN Messenger, ICQ, Skype, email address, etc, make it all available to them to reach you easily.
After all these efforts and the partnership is forge and the first email marketing launch, do not forget to follow up your partners. Support them continuously by sending new promotional materials, such as sales articles for their websites, email promotion and special reports. Customise ad banners for your partners when they have special promotion.
Consistent effort and put your partners management system in practice and you will have good control over it that will generate profitable income for you to enjoy.