Affiliate marketing is the most popular way of making money online. Anyone can earn affiliate commissions, regardless of their experience in internet marketing.
The following presents ten powerful tips that will help you succeed in affiliate marketing and earn huge commissions:
1. Choose a specific niche or topic for which you want to promote affiliate programs. It is not advisable to sign up for a wide range of programs on different topics. Make your affiliate marketing targeted on a single market, and promote products that appeal to that market.
2. Research and select the best affiliate programs for your niche. You must choose the most rewarding, reliable and successful affiliate programs. The merchant must also supply you some marketing tools you can use to promote the products. The affiliate program or products must also be of high quality and must be well-priced. This will make it easy for you to sell the products or programs.
3. Build a web site that focused on your niche, and have high quality and unique content that is rich with your keywords and phrases.
4. Have a budget for promoting your website.
5. Drive traffic to your website. Your website will need traffic for you to earn affiliate commissions. Write articles, submit online press releases related to your niche and submit your website to search engines. You can also exchange links with high ranking websites related to your niche.
6. Review your affiliate programs or products on a blog, and include your affiliate links.
7. Build an email list and offer free e-courses, articles or e-books. When you have a list, you can keep in regular contact with your prospects and recommend your affiliate products to them.
8. Be available to answer any questions from your prospects and customers. Customer relationship management is very important in online business. Make sure that you 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 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.
10. Work hard consistently 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!
But this step is even more important if you are selling your own product. I have seen many sales pages without any kind of contact information. It really makes it hard to trust the seller, and will definately affect CR.
And btw, good post DotComBum.
E-mail lists aren't totally needed. I find that more of my money is made through visitors purely to my blog or website seeing an ad or affil link on there, clicking it and having an interest to purchase the product.