Increase Affiliate Sales: So how do you feel so far about these basic promotion tips? Some of the above ideas are unspoken secrets, but there are many more which A-list bloggers like Darren Rowse, John Chow, and, at times, Pat Flynn uses for promoting a product.
What I’m going to share now will likely change your outlook towards making money from affiliate marketing. Instead of looking it as a quick money making scheme, you will start seeing it as a way of “living the life”.
Don’t believe me? Well how do you think was I able to afford a $300,000 apartment at the age of 29?
Affiliate marketing requires serious marketing and networking skills. One way to earn money is by staying invisible (density-less websites) and drive traffic through PPC, searches, and banners in order to make sales through non-blogging ways.
Another (and in my opinion better) way is to create a blog, share useful information, earn people’s trust, and give them something that they can’t refuse.
This sounds simple, but the road to becoming a six-figure affiliate marketer is not easy. However, in the process you will learn many, many things, which will help make it simpler as you go along.
Here are some tips that you can use immediately to help increase your affiliate sales.
Build up Your Reputation: Become an authority
Your reputation will be one of your most useful tools in your mission to make money online.
It’s not that hard to conceptualize. It’s really just common sense. If your audience trusts you and the material you give them, then it will be easier for them to trust the products you’re selling or leading them into.
If you don’t want to sell a product yourself, then you can just lead them to other sites, and simply make money by producing those leads.
But, again, be aware of how this will impact your reputation. Always be sure that you’re leading your readers to a reliable site.
Tell Your Audience What To Do Next:
Remember that your readers are on your site because of your site, not because of the other sites that you are linking to.
Sometimes, even if you post a link here and there, you’ll gain nothing out of them. Your readers will leave and you won’t make money.
To effectively increase affiliate sales, you have to tell your audience what to do next. A good way to attract your readers into an affiliate’s site is by slipping in the words “free” and “freebie” into your links.
Everyone (you and me both) loves freebies, and when your readers click on these intriguing links, your affiliate commissions will go through the roof.
Drive Targeted Traffic Using SEO & PPC:
More traffic on your site will mean a better chance of selling more products with your affiliates.
It’s an accepted rule that if you want to make money online, you’ll have to target people. You have to build your site around the idea of attracting your target audience.
This is done by using keywords, creating quality content, and doing the right kind of marketing. This will result in having your site visible in search engines for important keywords.
Even if you’re inexperienced with marketing affiliates, you’ll soon find out that more traffic will make it easier for you to make more money with your links.
I suggest you use WordPress for creating your next affiliate site. When you do, you can refer to this big list of the best WordPress plugins for SEO and optimize your site for better search engine ranking.
Base Your Actions Around Conversion Rates:
When marketing affiliates, you will always have to upgrade consistently every week and, if possible, every day. You will need to base these actions around conversion rates.
For example, you have 300 visitors a day and only 3 of them click on your link or product. That means you’ll have to change the way you market. Think from the customer’s point of view.
Ask these questions to yourself:
Does anything on my site make people want to click on a link or product? Branch off ideas from that.
Does anything on my site make people not want to buy the linked product? Remove and avoid these things.
These are some of the basic steps that you can follow, but I would suggest you do proper research about the product(s) that you are promoting. Promoting a product in a hot, trending, and popular topic that people are buying instantly is usually a “go” for viral promotion.
Marketing affiliates is all about business strategy and engaging with your audience. If you want to increase affiliate sales, you need to lead your audience into something that they will appreciate.