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Are you aware of the fact that marketing an affiliate program is not as hard as you initially may have thought it is?
When I first started my career as an affiliate marketer I was frightened by all of these internet languages used to describe the myriad of marketing tactics. This feeling of being frightened was a turn off for me and continually discouraged me from taking the steps required.
Now, knowing that most of what is required to become an internet marketer is just simple common sense. It is now just the language used that I am still not entirely familiar with. For the most part, people are prone to giving up once discovering that the methods they are using do not work. That’s why you will find that almost 90% of all people that join affiliate programs don’t make any money at all. This can be explained by the fact that these people simply just apply the tactics provided by the affiliate programs and don’t put in the effort that is required to expand on the techniques that they are using.
I’m going to share some effective affiliate marketing techniques that can work wonders for your affiliate marketing campaigns, but only if you apply them and expand upon them.
Believe in the affiliate product you are promoting
Believing in the product you want to promote is a very important first step. You will not be able to promote a product and expect your visitor to buy it if you don’t even believe in that product yourself. You should not even be trying to promote any product if you have not seen positive results from your own use of the product. Therefore, were you to promote a product that you have experienced results from, your enthusiasm for that product will be loudly reflected in your words. The average customer is more likely to purchase a product or enter into a program if they can see other like minded people enthusiastically recommending it.
If the product you are promoting is actually worthy of endorsement, you should be able to source legitimate words of praise for it. Your own personal endorsement and testimonials will provide your visitor with a better understanding of the products credibility than any other advertising material you supply. It’s a good idea to ask your current customers or your up line for feedback as well. This feedback will add further credibility to the product by way of legitimate testimonials that are written by people whom are actually getting results.
The use of ezines and article directories
Article marketing is a really good way to reach potential prospects. If you don’t know how to write and or publish your own articles then you will simply just have to learn. Learning how to write articles and how to use them effectively is F.r.e.e. The alternative is to pay someone who knows how to write articles to do it for you and that (in my opinion) is a waste of valuable resources =) MONEY!!
Writing articles is NOT about hard selling
It is important for you to remember that your articles should be natural sounding and they must be able to provide the reader with something USEFUL. W.I.I.F.M. stands for “What’s in it for me?”. Me being YOUR readers NOT you!! Always try to put your readers interests first by writing articles that can provide them with a solution to a problem, the answers to their questions, and the information that they were initially looking for. No body online is interested in your self serving commercials. Just remember that making money is all about giving people what they need, not just about what you want.
Study your marketing stats
To really focus on your promotion and marketing results, you will need to study your site logs and stats pages. You can find your stats in your affiliate program back office. Most affiliate programs provide this service for their members. While some just supply stats on hits, sign ups and income, its still good information to know although you won’t know which ads work best. If this is the case, then create a redirect page which will be traceable through your site server logs. To do this is you create a page and link your affiliate program on that page. Your visitor will first be redirected to that page then from that page to the affiliate program. Now you will be able to track the number of hits that page gets to track your advertising campaign.
As you see, there are no complicated terms involved in affiliate marketing. It is just a little common sense, lots of research and reading to be able to understand terms and then practice. Putting the marketing techniques in to use. It may seem like a lot of hard work and it is, but if you were able to navigate your way to this article, then you can definitely do this. It all takes practice and then more practice and before you know it, it will become simpler.
Keep track of what techniques work and what techniques don’t work and you never know, maybe (in the future) you will be able to create your own affiliate marketing techniques just from the simple process of improving the ones already in use. So believe in your self and you will definitely succeed.
Welcome back to affiliate revuez!
If this is your first time here, I suggest you take the time to read some of the other posts here at this blog.
This particular article is a follow up to Getting Started As An Affiliate Marketer, so if you haven’t read that yet click here.
Now, assuming you have chosen a niche, done some research, and implemented your plan all the way through. You are now well on the way to becoming a fully fledged Internet marketer. DON’T give up your day job just yet, though.
You’ll need to just continue plodding along at a steady pace to maintain a little momentum and build upon what you have created.
A good way to do this is to start a blog! Like this blog that you have been so kind to read. You may choose to use one of many blogging platforms, I personally chose to use wordpress. Please keep in mind that wordpress doesn’t allow you to have affiliate links, so if you want to monetize with affiliate links, so if you want to sell products it’s probably better to use blogger or weebly.
I had no intention of monetizing this blog directly. It actually serves a much more useful purpose. (Link juice!)
Of course you probably already know that you will need to have your own website, meaning your very own piece if cyber real estate. A domain, so to speak.
It is this domain that will serve as your landing page for your affiliate business and it is from this landing page that you will direct your customers / visitors to the final sales page.
Now, your website will need to have multiple pages, 4 or 5 is good and you need to make triple sure that all of your affiliate links are going to where they are supposed to go. This is very, very important because by the time your visitors reach your landing page, they will be ready to buy.
So why do I need a blog?
Well, the main purpose of a blog is to write about things that you know a little bit about and to attract the readership of people whom are looking for information related to what you are writing about. The best thing about a blog is the fact that it doesn’t necessarily have to be the best. It just has to be USEFUL.
So, why not go and start your own blog today!