We get asked many times by affiliates that are enrolled in the Checks Unlimited program what do the top affiliates generate and what they earn. While we will never reveal the name, websites or any identifiying information from our affiliates, we will share some numbers. We have found that in many cases, affiliates that have asked and are given the stats, often start getting active, add additional links, start using our datafeed and actually climb the charts and start earning much more revenue after they know it is actually possible to earn that kind of money with our program.
We have found that many times the reason they haven’t produced in the past is due to the fact that they have told us “we had no clue” of the volume of the market or the earning possibilities. Many people (including myself) before I started working with the check vertical, really had no idea what this channel could deliver in terms of volume, revenue and commissions. This is the main reason for this post, it’s an effort to show affiliates that may not be giving this program it’s full attention and may be leaving money on the table by not fully promoting Checks Unlimited on their websites. For those of you already earning the thousands of dollars, month after month on our program, this information may not be earth shattering news as you and your bank account already know.
The proof is in the reporting
Here is the August sales report from ShareASale. Sensitive information has been removed to protect the identity of the top 10 affiliates in the program. There are a few key points I wanted to point out on this report.
1) The top 2 sites are popular coupon sites. They are not the most popular or the highest ranked coupon sites according to Google, but they do have traffic. I say this becuase if you have a high traffic coupon site and if you place our links on your home page, there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve similar results. Of course there are lots of variables but looking at the potential, shouldn’t you at least give it a shot and have us featured on your home page?
2) We convert. Let me say that again, we convert very well. Look at the conversions from our top 10 affiliates. Tell me, honestly, what merchant do you have on your site that converts as well than Checks Unlimited? Checks Unlimited spends a ton of money in off line and print marketing, The brand has become a houselhold name, that helps drive the incredible conversions on the program. I invite you to experience the conversions for yourself on your website. If you don’t have us front and center on the home page so your site visitors can see us, you are not fully capitalizing on our branding and probably not earning all that you can be with our program.
Some affiliate secrets you may not know …
1) Top earning affiliates tend to work with and promote the top merchants on most of the affiliate networks, they know the top merchants are doing things right and if they are top merchants on the network, there are lots of affiliates making money with them. Checks Unlimited has been ShareASale’s #1 merchant on their Top 100 PowerRank program for over 5 years now. As an affiliate, shouldn’t you be working with and promoting the top ShareaSale merchant program on the network?
2) Top earning affiliates will not only look at the commision that the merchant is paying but at the convversions. If a merchant doesn’t convert, they can pay you 50% commission but your traffic will earn you more revenue on a lower commission merchant if that merchant converts at a higher rate. The check space has been getting very crowded lately, while many “merchants” have built check websites overnight, they can’t buy the name, branding or customer loyalty associated with thousands of satisfied customers since Checks Unlimited entered the space in 1986. Take advantage of the ongoing off line and direct mail branding and use that to your advantage by making sure you have links loaded on your high traffic pages on your website.
3) Top earning affiliates know that September is the beginning of our “high season” for check sales. Check sales start ramping up now, peak in Novemeber and December and start to level off in February. Our top affiliates know this and now you do as well. There is no better time than the present to start focusing on Checks Unlimited and getting your links loaded in the right places.
If you are a current Checks Unlimited affiliate, I invite you to contact me so we can evaluate your site, look over your link placement and see where we can tweak and maximize our relationship so you can earn the most revenue from our relationship. The call is free, 888-931-2639 and it can make a huge difference as we go into the 4th quarter and the holiday season.
If you have never considered selling checks or have a high traffic site and never had a clue of the massive revenue to be earned, I invite you to sign up today and get in touch with me, we will work together with you, get you up to speed fast and make sure you start generating revenue with Checks Unlimited quickly. As you can see from the chart above, it can be done.
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