Affiliate Marketing and You – Part 1

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10 Tips For Affiliate Marketing Success

Affiliate marketing has become perhaps the most popular way of making money online. By following some basic, key elements, anyone can earn decent commissions from affiliate marketing. The level of experience in internet marketing does not matter.

This Post presents ten tips that will help anyone succeed in affiliate marketing and earn great commissions.

1. Identify a specific niche or topic for which you want to promote affiliate programmes. Don’t sign up for a wide range of programmes on different topics. Structure your marketing programme to a single market, and promote products that appeal to that market.

2. Research and select the best affiliate programmes for your niche. Choose affiliate programmes that are likely to be the most rewarding, reliable and successful. The merchants whose products you select should supply you with various marketing tools you can use to promote their products. The affiliate programmes and products should be of high quality and be well-priced. This should make it easier for you to sell them.

3. Build a web site targeted to your niche. Ensure that you provide high quality and unique content, rich with your key words and phrases.

4. Ensure that you have a proper budget established for promoting your site.

5. Your will need targeted traffic to your website in order for you to earn affiliate commissions. How can you drive traffic to your site?
a. By writing articles relevant to the niche that you are targeting.
b. By submitting online press releases related to your niche.
c. By submitting your website to search engines.
d. By exchanging links with high ranking websites related to your niche.

6. Conduct reviews of the affiliate programmes you belong to and the products you represent on your blog. Remember to include your affiliate links in you articles.

7. Build your ‘list’. As the saying goes, “The money is in the list”. There are various ways to build your list. An excellent method is by offering free e-courses, articles or e-books. With your list, you will then be able to keep regular contact with your prospects and recommend your affiliate products to them. You can obtain some great FREE eBooks to start you building your list HERE

8. Customer Service Delivery – ensure that you are available to answer any questions from your prospects and customers. Customer Relationship Management is very important in online business. Provide your real name and an email address on your website so that potential customers can contact you with questions, and know there is a real person behind that website. This is absolutely important for your credibility.

9. Build your own network of sub-affiliates. Keep in touch with your sub-affiliates and motivate them to succeed because their success is your success too. Ensure that you put together your own marketing tools to assist them.

10. Consistently work hard in promoting your website and have patience.

These ten tips can help anyone succeed in affiliate marketing, and you too can achieve a lot of success and earn huge affiliate commissions!

Subsequent Posts in this series will delve much deeper into Affiliate Marketing.
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3 comments

  1. Hi Richard,

    Interesting information you have here. I have to admit that I was one of the people who thought that it was very easy to generate some income doing affiliate marketing.
    As it turned out, there is more to it than I thought.

    Are you using “Sokule” yet, Richard? It can also be a good place to promote your affiliate products. I have to look into that.

    Deana

  2. Hi Deana

    I was also one of the persons who thought that it was easy. What I have found it that, like any business, once you put in the effort to get all the elements in place, it then is more ‘maintenance’ than ‘grunt work’.

    The thing is, though, with so many Affiliates coming on stream, continual effort has to be placed on innovation and creativity. It is an interesting ride so far and I have to keep reminding my self to BE PATIENT – :)

    Have not tried Sokule as yet but it is definitely on my ‘to do’ list.

  3. This post was really useful! I really love it. Do you know of any other places that talk this? I hope you have a nice day!

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