...is that I need to focus on higher value, larger ticket items.
The "lowest entry" should make affiliates (including myself) at least $40 per sale for it to be meaningful to our earnings. When I saw this, I immediately thought about my Xtend Life and SellHealth affiliate commissions. Xtend Life's commissions are very low, usually between $5 to $15 per sale; and my SellHealth ones are at least $17 to $60+.
And when you compare SellHealth's affiliate commissions to Xtend Life's one, the disparity is really big, $5 to $15 vs $17 to $60+ is a min of 300-400% difference per sale.
On top of learning about the importance of capturing email leads into optin pages, the next is to sell higher value and larger ticket items, minimum $40 affiliate commission per sale. Of course, the focus is about delivering higher quality value and not selling something just to make money (ugh).
Unfortunately, there are many programs and internet marketers out there that choose to sell whatever they can get their grubby hands on to make more money without delivering good value, ripping off hard working people who are looking for better financial solutions online. That is where I draw the line, because I want to be able to look at my family, children and clients in the eye and be convinced I made good choices that helped people rather than rip people off.