Many of my customers ask me for my top affiliate marketing tips. So I’ve come up with a list that I’m going to share so that more people can use them.
If you know anything about me then you’ll be aware that I’ve had quite a bit of success with selling online.
Here’s what made all the difference for me with affiliate marketing:
Cultivate trust. It’s essential to cultivate trust with your connections. Without it, there’s not going to be a lot of buying going on. The most powerful and quickest way to build trust is to give. Provide plenty of free advice, free information and even your own time and effort, if necessary. Once you have given freely, people will then be happy to give back.
Know your product. For affiliate marketing success, you’ve got to know that product inside out, with all of its attributes – both good and bad. Don’t promote or recommend products that you have not personally used. If you promote a product that you are not familiar with and it turns out to be no good, you’ll have lost the trust that you’ve been building.
Display the results. People love pictures and if you can show the results with an infographic, all the better. Otherwise, provide some detailed results of what happened when you used the product.
Provide as much info as you can.You’ve got to work on answering as many questions as possible. If you don’t answer one of the questions that comes up in your buyer’s heads, then they can easily click off somewhere else and you’ve lost them.
Add your affiliate link several times. Your buyer can decide to purchase at any time whilst they’re reading your copy. Be sure to post the affiliate link several times throughout so that they can buy. Don’t forget to make the most of images to link through to your affiliate products. Before you know it you’ll be an affiliate marketing aficionado.
Make a YouTube video. This is going to get you more traffic, and it’s another chance to demonstrate your product to viewers. YouTube is very powerful as a search engine and it also performs well in Google’s search results. Be sure to add your affiliate marketing link to your video too, both on the screen and in the information area.
Bonuses are powerful. Everybody wants something for free. By providing a bonus, your customer will get a good feeling and it’s a way of saying ‘thanks’.
Monitor your results and test, test, test. You need to know what is working well and what isn’t so that you can replicate it as appropriate. Testing gives you the opportunity to see what works best with your busyers. Perhaps they prefer your affiliate link to be in a particular place over another and you won’t find this out without testing.
Focus on benefits. Benefits are what sells a product. Be sure to point them out to buyers. How will it make somebody feel or perform? How will you product make a difference. This type of information is what people buy on.
Be honest. Always be honest. Don’t try to pull the wool over somebody’s eyes, you won’t get far and you could waste an opportunity. No spamming or scamming.
Get a list going. Building an email marketing list is one of the best things that you can do in affiliate marketing.
If you follow through with these tips, you’ll soon be operating a successful internet marketing business that it pulling in a good income every month.