Unleashing the Untold Wealth of Affiliate Marketing
If anyone was asked to name a single method that marketers use to make a surefire rapid income on the Internet, then most of them would give you the same answer – “Affiliate Marketing”. Though there are dozens of home business models on the Internet, it is quite safe to say that affiliate marketing must rank within the top three, or maybe even at the top of the heap.
Basically, the affiliate marketing model means to promote someone’s product over the Internet. You are helping them with their advertising and are getting paid a commission for that.
4 – Top Paying Affiliate Programs
Outlined below are the highest paying and most respected affiliate programs for advertisers to create an account on:
As an advertiser you post your products you wish to promote.
As a marketer, you join your chosen network, choose the products you want to promote, advertise your links and drive traffic to make sales.
Affiliating with businesses in order to promote them is not a new concept. But what you need to know here is that it can make you a millionaire if done correctly and you would not even have to physically venture an inch out of your house.
3 Tactics Needed To Survive Online As An Affiliate:
1. Use unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing.
Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting.
It is best to have a website focused on each and every product and nothing more.
Always include product reviews on the website from customers who have bought and used the product. This will not only help your visitors have a better initial understanding of what the product can do for them, but will also help build trust in you, your website and your brand.
Try to include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. However, do not post fake testimonials as this will kill your sales and your reputation dead. The easiest way to gain testimonials is to ask for them. Use your thank you page or email follow-ups to request your customer leave a testimonial about the product on your website. Make it easy to do and you will be surprised at how many you may receive. Remember to ask for permission to publish their testimonial which should include their name and photo.
To increase your marketing, you can write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you.
Highlight with bullet points the products unique selling points.
This will help your readers to learn what the product is about and they will want to find out more.
2. Offer free reports / newsletters to your readers.
According to research only two things happen with a website visitor they either:
- Purchase your product (very unlikely unless highly targeted).
- Leave the page without completing the sale (normal reaction).
So how can we tilt the scales in our favour?
We need to offer something of value to our website visitor in exchange for their e-mail address.
This should be highly directed towards the content of the webpage/website.
For example if you are trying to sell a product on “killer abs” you should give away a free report on “building killer abs in seven days” and not a report on “how to train your puppy”. If possible your Autoresponder sign-up form should be placed at the very top side of your page or should slide into view so that it cannot be missed.
When your customer completes your form to request the free report…..
The following process happens:
1. Your customer receives a confirmation email to which they need to click on a link within the email to confirm that they requested the information.
2. On confirmation, they are added to your list.
3. For this privilege they then receive the second email with a link to download the free report.
4. The customer will then receive all of the scheduled emails which you have set-up on your Autoresponder, these will contain highly relevant information directed towards buying the product and your sales page link.
According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.
- Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.
- Focus on important points about how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable.
- Include compelling subject lines in the email.
As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free report that they will be missing something big if they do not avail themselves of your products and services.
3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product.
Just think, of how many times you have done a “google search” for a product or service and as you select one of the returned search results the page takes you to a website, which is not related to the search parameters and so has no interest whatsoever to you.
- Will you stay on the page?
- Will you buy the advertised product or service?
If like me, the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back.
You need highly focused, targeted traffic to your offers.
To get this traffic you can do the following:
Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that are focusing on your target customers. Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 600-1,500 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or your services.
If you can generate as many as 1,000 targeted hits to your website in a day, then using the above average you could make a possible 10 sales. The tactics outlined above do not sound very difficult to do. They take patience, commitment and time-management to complete. This can be made easier by having a simple action plan. Try to use these tips for several different affiliate marketing programs.
Affiliate Marketing can be a good source of income if you stick to a system which works for you.