How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing has always been one of the most popular methods of making money online.
For anyone who is just starting out, there’s no easier or faster method of generating income. For anyone who already operates their own online business, selling other people’s products can create a substantial boost to the income they’re already receiving.
The primary appeal comes from the fact that the only task the affiliate has to perform is promote whatever product or service they believe has substantial sales potential. The owner of the product or service does everything else.
In theory, you don’t even need a website in order to make money as an affiliate. You can simply promote your assigned affiliate link and then send prospective buyers to the owner’s sales page.
Of course, the obvious drawback is that almost every other affiliate will be doing the exact same thing. If all you’re doing is directing targeted traffic through your affiliate sales link, you’ll be competing on an equal level with countless other people who are promoting the same product.
The only way to break out of the pack is to market and promote the affiliate product in a more intelligent and aggressive manner.
Those who are referred to as “super” affiliates, make a great deal of money selling other people’s products. That’s because they market and promote them in the same way they would their own products.
Even though there’s a sales page associated with each of the affiliate products, they create a page on their own website. The purpose of that page is to pre-sell the item. In other words, they get the prospect primed and ready to purchase prior to sending them to the owner’s sales site. A really good way to do this is to provide a video walk through of the product focusing on its features and how those features can help solve a problem for prospective buyers.
I can tell you that I always gravitate towards affiliates who provide a great video demonstration of how the product works and what it can do for me.
Another thing all successful affiliates do, and how they separate themselves from the pack is offer valuable bonuses for buying the product from them. The bonuses should always relate to the main product and enhance the buyers experience with the main product. Training guides, video courses, plugins, image packs, graphics packages are all excellent products to add as a bonus.
They also us advertising to gain targeted prospects. They know that in order to make money, they have to spend money. Facebook ads, solo ads, Google Adwords, Bing ads, Safelist Ads, YouTube ads, the list is very long of the places and methods successful affiliate marketers use for advertising.
How To Be Successful At Affiliate Marketing
Here are some other methods to try to be more successful at affiliate marketing and to to get your affiliate links in front of potential customers;
- Writing product reviews and personal endorsements, recommendations, and testimonials.
- Operating niche blogs that are directly associated with the products they’re promoting.
- Writing and distributing articles that contain information that’s related to individual products (which includes their affiliate link).
- Offering a special bonus that is only available if the product is purchased through the affiliate’s own sales link.
- Giving away free tips and information, either on their website or distributed through ebooks or autoresponder messages.
- Capturing prospects names and email addresses for future contact and ongoing follow-up.
- Recording demo videos and posting to YouTube.
- Creating and using their own marketing and promotional materials.
Although each of those methods are both valuable and effective, the last one is extremely important…
Create Your Own Unique Affiliate Marketing Sales Copy
While every other affiliate is simply copying and pasting solo ads that the owner of the product has made available, the super affiliate is developing their own unique and original sales content.
Instead of delivering the same old message every other affiliate is handing out, they can put their own personal spin on it. That means they can make the offer seem more valuable, more appealing, and more original. And of course, they will ultimately generate more sales.
But that’s not all they do…
Don't Promote Crappy Products
They also ensure their success by making certain they’re off to the right start. Rather than jump on every program, product, and service that comes their way, they carefully pick and choose ones they’re confident can be marketed and promoted effectively.
Although a certain degree of instinct and past experience works well in that regard, there are basic factors which will help anyone considering affiliate marketing choose the best products. Things like…
- determining the level of interest and demand
- evaluating whether or not the sales page is capable of converting the prospects into buyers
- verifying the overall quality and value of the product
- having sufficient information about the product to market it effectively
Super affiliates don’t gain their status overnight. They work hard at affiliate marketing and put in whatever time and effort is necessary in order to outsell everyone else in their affiliate arena.
And the ultimate payoff?
A substantial income that be generated over and over again, month after month and year after year, for as long as they wish to continue affiliate marketing and promoting affiliate products.