Personally, I feel the Secret to Success in Affiliate Marketing is actually very simple! Below are a few of the points which I would like to bring into your attention. So, here it goes –
Do What You Love Doing
I always tell this to people who would like to learn more about Affiliate Marketing and want to make money online using the Affiliate Marketing platform is that they need to be passionate about this industry.
You cannot say to yourself, “ok, let me give it a try!”.
It does not work that way and it never will! If you want to be successful in something, you need to be passionate about it and have the willingness to learn more and more.
Affiliate Marketing is not a one-day success pill, you really need to have the right mindset.
Don’t Just Promote An Affiliate Product For The Sake Of Promoting
Whenever I decide to promote a new affiliate program, I always go the extra mile to buy that affiliate product/program and test it out for myself.
I always test it to ensure that it’s a good quality affiliate product which I want to promote to my potential buyers, value for money, well explained training modules and a few other variable factors.
Better is to purchase the product yourself and see what it has got to offer. Slow and Steady Wins The Race!!
Affiliate marketing is like a business and you should treat it like one!
I always recommend my students to take some time to build the foundation for their affiliate marketing success.
This may involve, creating a blog related to an affiliate niche, writing a good and detailed product review and posting it on several article directory sites, start to create an audience using the social media platform, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.
Please don’t hurry because Affiliate marketing is not a one-night success.
Leads are GOLD 🏆🏆
I always say this time after time, never directly promote your affiliate offers without capturing the basic information of your leads.
Remember, the more quality leads you have in your database, you will then be in a position to offer your leads to various affiliate programs by giving them weekly newsletters or promotional offer emails.
Note: Remember it’s a good idea to warm your leads up before you start promoting them your affiliate offers.
What I do is whenever a new lead signs up to my mailing list, I usually provide them free valuable downloadable PDF ebooks for a period of 3-4 days.
These ebooks may be related to topics such as tips on making money online, affiliate marketing strategies, how to be a super affiliate, how to get more traffic to your website, how to lose weight fast, and much more.
So, here what I do is to make a good connection/rapport with my newly subscribed leads.
You may wish to create a leads form and embed it to your website or landing page by using simple FREE tools such as MailChimp.
I like MailChimp because it’s FREE to sign up first 2000 subscribers to your mailing list. I highly recommend MailChimp over Aweber or GetResponse.
Know Your Target Market and Audience
While promoting affiliate products, it’s very important to stick with a niche you want to promote.
Let’s say, if you are promoting dog products, then you should be only targeting customers who are either dog owners or who would like to be dog trainers.
The last thing you want is to promote your affiliate offers to the wrong audience/target market.
Choose Your Affiliate Product Wisely
Now it’s quite understandable to see various affiliate products being advertised and as an Affiliate Marketer, you do feel tempted to promote most of these affiliate products.
My rule of advice, choose an affiliate product which has a high gravity percentage, has a good number of sales volume, longevity of the product, checking out the backend (Before you commit yourself to promote a certain affiiate offer, first go through the vendor’s sales funnel).
You want to get the most out of a product and you need to know what exactly the sales funnel is and check for upsells and pricing.), the affiliate tools page, etc.
Below is an example of how you should choose the right ClickBank affiliate product based on Gravity and Average Sales –
Be Patient and Don’t Get Disheartened
In Affiliate Marketing, patience is the key!
If you’re not able to make a single sale right away or at the beginning of the month or two, don’t quit!!
Remember doing affiliate marketing requires a lot of patience and consistency plays a big role.
You need to be consistent and experiment with new affiliate marketing strategies, something which I call as Rapid Experimentation.
New ad units, advertisers, and tools are constantly being added to improve usability and be more visually appealing. Small changes go a long way in motivating action by your visitors.
I have put in a short video about How to Make Your First $10,000 with Affiliate Marketing by Nathen Lucan from Freedom Influencer –
A note of Caution: You may be left out in the dust by being complacent with your strategy.
So, always keep updating yourself as an Affiliate Marketer!
Over to you!
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