Check out this blog post and find out about affiliate marketing and what all those guru’s aren’t telling you.
Attempting to learn about something like affiliate marketing can be quite difficult, and that’s because there’s just so much bad misinformation out there.
A lot of people want to sell you on their useless products, so they only tell you a part of the story.
If you have affiliate ads on your website, you will get paid each time somebody buys a product by clicking on an ad.
Do not trick people into clicking on an ad: this will not generate any income for you, and these people will never come back on your website or blog again.
Do not panic if you see sales conversions numbers that are only around 1%.
If you’re holding out for higher than that as an affiliate, you may be holding out indefinitely. One out of every 100 visitors turning into a customer, is actually a great conversion rate for most products, especially with larger, more popular services that receive thousands of visitors per day.
When selecting an affiliate marketing program, use common sense to avoid scams.
If the parent company for the affiliate network has a website riddled with errors and missing pages, or even worse doesn’t have a website at all, look elsewhere.
Any legitimate affiliate program will have a professionally-built and high-quality homepage for their users.
Use bullet lists in your marketing articles.
Bullet lists are easy for internet users to read and are an excellent way to explain the benefits of a product or service you are promoting.
Bullet lists also add visual appear to an article by breaking up blocks of text and give readers who don’t read the whole article a quick overview of the product or service.
Consider creating a post that addresses a problem and then offer the solution via an email sign-up.
Having a good opt-in list will help you with your affiliate promotions and you’ll be providing the readers with content which is useful to them.
This is especially good if you can offer them a download of some sort so they actually receive an “item” they can use.
The chronology for promoting an affiliate promotion post is simple – start with the post itself and fill it with your own testimonial and what value it adds to your life.
Follow that with a second post a few days later and include some more fun information which is eye-catching.
At the end of the week send out an email newsletter with a link to both posts and a quick blurb.
Throughout the process ensure your posts are being linked to on your social media accounts.
To succeed at affiliate marketing, you should see it as a long term investment, rather than something that will pay out immediately, and avoid doing things which will jeopardise your long term success.
This is particularly important if you’ve built up a loyal readership for your blog, or website where you will continue to rely on the good opinion of the people you are providing content for.
A good affiliate marketing tip is to be patient.
You can’t expect to get rich quick from joining an affiliate program.
It is however, a great way to make some passive income.
Passive income is great because you are basically making money from work you have already done.
There are no real secrets in affiliate marketing or magic buttons.
There are just tight-lipped people who would rather have your money than give you any advice.
Use these tips to help push your marketing efforts to the next level.
With the right information and a whole lot of drive, you will succeed at your goals.