#1 – The Most Important Tip
The most important key to having a successful affiliate marketing program is to choose a high-quality product. Promoting affiliate products on your site means putting your credibility on the line. If you try to sell your visitors on a shoddy or second-rate product, you will lose their trust and their business.
#2 – “Sell” Your Product
When working as an affiliate, you cannot assume that people know what the product is or what it does. And you certainly cannot assume that people know how the product will benefit them. You need to spell this out in a clear and concise manner. Readers only know what you’re telling them about the product.
#3 – Choose Where You’re Sending Them
Where you put affiliate ad graphics and links on the page is as important as what you choose to link to. Tanya’s Note: Make sure you actually visit the page that you’re sending your readers to. You want the information they find there to be clear and really help them understand what the product is all about.
#4 – Place Your Ads Wisely
If you have a menu at the left, putting a small graphic at the top is good. Links within content are also excellent, as is at the end of an article right above the comments.
#5 – Would YOU Buy?
Check out the website of the affiliate program you’d like to join and consider whether you would buy from it. Does it look professional? Is it eye-catching? Can you easily navigate it? How hard is it to find help? Is there a phone number and address available? If you trust it, your readers will, too.
#6 – Use Article Marketing To Grow Your Reach
Make sure you are submitting quality articles to the major article marketing directories every weekday. Don’t let up – build this into your routine so that it happens without you even thinking about it. Hire a virtual assistant to login to the directories under your name and upload the articles for you each day.
#7 – Be Honest
When using affiliate marketing, be sure to be honest about your intentions. Let the visitors know that you are doing affiliate marketing. When you are honest with your visitors/readers, you will gain their loyalty. When a reader uses your referral link, they will feel good about it if they know that you are using affiliate marketing and that they are able to help you.
#8 – Treat Your Readers Right
It is important that you treat your website visitors right. They know an affiliate advertisement when they see one. If you endorse a product that you do not believe in or if you take advantage of their visit with excessive ads, then they will not visit your website in the future.
#9 – Broaden Your Horizons
Some people avoid promoting high-ticket items through their affiliate marketing business because they feel that those items are too hard to sell. However, your sales skills often play a more important role in your success than the cost of the product. If you can write effectively, you can let potential buyers know how the product looks, feels and sounds. You can give them a sense of what it would feel like to actually own the product. Appeal to their senses in creative and tempting ways. Make them feel as if they can’t live without the product, for another day.
#10 – Affiliate Marketing Is For The Long Term
Affiliate marketing should be approached as a long term project. It all starts with building a web site or blog. The consistent creation of great content and the generation of traffic is next. Only then should affiliate links and banners be added. As one progresses it become easier to determine the right placement for the ads and the type of content that converts. So, be prepared for the long haul to become a successful affiliate marketer.
#11 – Once You’re Comfortable… Promote!
If you plan to hold a contest with an affiliate company, promote the heck out of it! You’ll have to dedicate the bulk of your time to posting the link on forums, social media, contest directories, “Linky” lists, and any website which shares a similar topic to yours. It’s a lot of work but the increase in sales will be worth it!
As previously explained, affiliate marketing can be a wise marketing strategy.
Every business could benefit from having more customers or developing new ones.
About The Author: This Article is written by Konika Chauhan, Author of Earning Methods