If you find a great product that doesn't appear to be supported by an affiliate program, it's time to put your knowledge of affiliate marketing to work.
Phone or email the merchant, tell them how much you love their product and ask if they have an affiliate program. If they say that they don't, or don't know what affiliate programs are, you'll have to explain the concept and process to them.
Here are some sample emails. Feel free to adjust the wording to your needs.
Dear Merchant Name,
I just visited http://thewinestore.com and think that The Wine Store's embroidered wine bags are absolutely fabulous! I would love the opportunity to sell them at my wine accessories site.
I wasn't able to find affiliate program information at The Wine Store, however. Is there one in place?
If not, would you be interested in an affiliate partnership with The Wine Supply - http://thewinesupply.com? Our site receives 5,000 unique visitors a day; all of them interested in wine-related goods. I know they'd also love The Wine Store's exquisite wine bags.
If you are interested, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to start an affiliate program for The Wine Store. I have personal experience in with affiliate programs and can help save you time and money in the set-up.
Thanks kindly for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.
The Wine Supply
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