Have you talked to an affiliate manager?
It's embarrassing every time I talk to an affiliate on the phone and they say, "You're the first affiliate manager I've ever talked with". Embarrassing because I can't believe other managers don't take the time to talk with their affiliates and educate them on how to earn more money.
I'm not pointing fingers at anyone on this board. It's those that have never heard of ABW or Affiliate Summit or Thinktank and just set their programs on auto pilot.
Two times today I talked with affiliates that are on the cusp of moving from 2 sales a month to 20. Both of them were amazed at the simplest ideas that could make the jump immediately. Broken links, wrong landing pages, reliance on banners instead of text links and browser issues.
It's the simple things that make a difference. Get to know your affiliates!
Time for another phone call.