A lot of affiliates rely on the affiliate networks to keep them up-to-date on the latest news from the merchants that they promote. Some merchants are pro-active too, emailing you with new product info and the like. But what are your merchants saying to their customer base and are you hearing the same message?
Well, here’s a simple tip that you might want to adopt…
Wherever possible I subscribe to my merchants email list/newsletter or whatever they call it. That way I get to hear what my potential customers are hearing. From personal experience I know it’s certainly worth doing – I’ve heard about new product releases ages before I hear anything via the affiliate route.
You might even consider signing up to competing affiliate sites newsletters too. A number of the affiliate shopping portals run them and if you subscribe you get to hear about what your competitors are up to.