Successful Affiliate Marketing
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‘There are a number of strategies for successful affiliate marketing you can deploy. However. what I am going to share with you here will definitely help you on your way to successful affiliate marketing if you implement it. Remember the only way to success is to take massive action.
Pros of Affiliate Marketing
An excellent income can be generated from affiliate marketing and the real beauty is you don’t have to tie up any of your own money or time in creating the products to sell.
Always Choose a Product That You are Confident About. Finding the right product to promote is important. Do your niche research. Use places like Click Bank Market-place or CB Engine to see what is hot and what is not. You need to have researched enough to at least be confident in the product you plan to sell to other people. You need to be sure it will solve a problem for your target market. I personally believe it is worth buying the product so that your review of it and sales pitch will be factual and you know the product and can answer any questions people may have pre-sale.
Talk of Benefits Not Features
Do not sell the product directly or talk about it as if it is your product. Tell the reader about your experiences with this product and how it benefited you; explain how it will also benefit them. Use language that conveys your own use and experiences with this product. Keep it realistic. Your visitor is more likely to buy from you if they know you are being honest by talking of minor negatives as well as positives of the product Instead of seeing you as a seller you now have become someone with something useful to say. The first step to gaining authority.
Being honest in affiliate marketing is a great way to make a solid income. You know yourself how tired we all are of being lied to, misled and being offered products that promise the world but do little. Buyers are wary and they are demanding more.
Questions To Ask Yourself
- Do you believe the product you are promoting?
- Is the affiliate product you are promoting worthy of other people’s time and money?
- Will the product help solve some problem for your target audience?
Unless you believe in the product you are promoting and know it can help your target market, the chances are you will not be able to convince others to believe in it either.
High-quality products with good usability will significantly increase the likelihood of your selling the product.
It is important to get it right to maximise your profits.
Affiliate Link Cloaking
You should cloak your affiliate links. You can do this with an url shortener like bit.ly or with a WordPress plugin like Pretty links lite, which is free to use. This turns your long, ugly affiliate links, that Google hates, into standardised type of links. This will increase your click through rate. The original long, ugly links or hop links appear rather spammy and put people off from clicking on them.
You can review the products you promote both in written form using your blog and by creating a YouTube video, or both.
On your blog, create a category in which you will post your reviews into. This makes it easy to find and keeps all your reviews together under one link. Make sure the category link is easily visible to your visitor, above the fold.
You can add a plugin to your WordPress blog with a star rating plugin so that you personally can assign a set number of stars to the product you reviewed. 1 Being poor and 5 being perfect. The more visibility your reviews have the more likely they are to get sales.
Promote Products that Will Make you Money
There are so many products out there and it is fair to say many of them are worse than useless. It can be hard to know where to start. Stick to those that you know will make you money. The product creator if one of the big players, sometimes you need nothing more than their brand to guarantee its success. On Clickbank check the products gravity. The higher the gravity the more sales this product is getting. If it is making other people money it can make you money too.
The price ticket on the product is not always a major consideration. The commission ratio plus its saleability will all figure in the final calculation. You should, however, avoid obvious ones where for instance a $15 product will make you $1 commission.
Be Prepared to Fail
Sometimes the product that we think is going to do best doesn’t do well at all. You won’t know for sure until you do some testing to find out what is getting the clicks and sales. Don’t think of it as failing but learning from the experience.
So how about you? What has your experience been so far in affiliate marketing? Tell us in the comments. And if you found this blog post helpful, then fill in your details below to make sure you do not miss out on any future marketing tips.