Affiliates: Are You Using a Signature Ad?
By AWeber January 15, 2009
I have been able to correspond with a lot of our affiliates lately about my introduction as affiliate manger, the upgrades to the affiliate control panel, as well as feedback in general. The information I have received from you has been very helpful.
The one thing that is alarming, however, is the fact that 8 out of about 10 affiliates did not have a signature ad in their email. The signature ad is “prime real estate” for your AWeber affiliate campaign and should never be overlooked by an affiliate.
Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of inserting a simple signature ad into all of your personal and business emailings.
What Are The Benefits of a Signature Ad?
A signature ad is several sentences inserted underneath your name with every email you send out. It’s like an email business card that’s placed in all of your email messages. Using the signature can boost your affiliate productivity and earnings considerably.
The many benefits of using this often neglected tool are:
- Free Advertising – It costs nothing to put an automatic signature
in your email.
- Efficiency – Its quick and simple to insert a signature file in most
- Automation – Your ad is inserted automatically in every email you send.
- Recurrence – Your signature ad is viewed many times over the
course of your campaign.
There are almost limitless uses of the signature file and it should be included in every email you send.
What Should My Signature Say?
Your signature file should contain a short description of what you are promoting along with your affiliate link. It should be short and to the point (about 2 or 3 lines) and give the reader a reason to click on your affiliate URL.
Your signature should be catchy as well. A great example would be the following:
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We provide many more examples in our Affiliate Tip for Signature Ads. You can explore that resource for many more examples of effective signature ads. You can also use your imagination and come up with an ad that will appeal directly to your particular customer or client niche.
Other Uses For a Signature
Your AWeber signature ad does not have to be limited to just email messages. It can be used anywhere you can reach and individual or group of people with text or HTML. You can get very creative with its uses, but some great places to start are:
- At the end of messages in forums.
- Facebook, myspace and other social media messages.
- Blog comments.
- Product or service reviews.
You can post your signature ad to any group or message board that will allow you to.
Please verify with the site rules or administrator before you place your AWeber signature ad in any discussion room or service. This will insure you are not spamming and that your affiliate signature ad is not in violation of any rules of conduct.
For more on spam, check our Spam FAQ.
How Do I Create a Signature Ad?
If you do not know how to insert a signature into your email client program, here are some easy to follow instructions for most email services.
If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us. Our customer solutions team would be more than happy to assist you.