Affiliate Marketing Tips – Learn How to Become A Successful Affiliate Marketer
Affiliate marketing on the internet has exploded over the past few years.
Even as recently as four to five years ago, there weren’t that many affiliate
Now, almost every company that does business on the internet
has an affiliate program from Amazon to Wal Mart. This has led to incredible
and unprecedented opportunities for people to make lots of money working from
home with nothing more than their computer.
But this has also led to tons of
competition for affiliate marketers. So how do you set yourself apart in order
to build a successful affiliate marketing business?
Previously, you could just promote your affiliate link, sending people directly
to the merchant’s web site and collect your commission. With the increase
competition in the affiliate marketing field this is becoming harder and harder
Nowadays, you need to go beyond promoting an affiliate link. You need
to add value for your customers. While it’s still possible to make some money by sending people directly to the
merchant’s web site, I don’t recommend you do so for a couple of reasons. First,
with the increased competition, why should people buy from your link instead of
The second reason has to do with the long term viability of your
affiliate marketing business.
This means you need your own web site if you want to build a successful affiliate
marketing business. Remember, most people use the internet to search for
information first, then they consider buying a suitable product after they’ve
done their research. With a web site you can provide that information on topic,
and they recommend different products that fit the topic of your web site.
For example, on my fitness web site I provide a lot of
information on building muscle, weight training, nutrition and fat loss. I
also recommend a few products as an affiliate as well as selling my own ebooks.
The next crucial step involved in having your own web site is that you can build
your own list of subscribers. Then you can provide information to them via an
email newsletter, while also recommending affiliate products.
This is the key
to building a long term business as an affiliate marketer. Instead of always
searching for new customers to sell to, you can make repeat sales of different
products to your loyal subscriber list.
In addition, you can also provide bonuses to people on your list that buy via
your affiliate link. For example, I can recommend a fat loss book as an affiliate
and let my subscribers know that if they purchase through my link, I will send
them another fat loss report for free that I wrote.
It would be on a topic that
compliments the original book. This sets me apart from other affiliates that
are marketing this same product. While affiliate marketing and the internet make it very easy financially to start
your own business, it is still a business. Despite all the outrageous ‘get rich
quick’ products you see promoted, it takes time and effort to build a business.
Yes, it costs a lot less to get started, and yes, you can build the business more
quickly than a traditional business but you still need to understand that affiliate
marketing is a business and if you want to be successful you need to treat it as