Best Selling Affiliate Marketing Tips – Four Keys to More Commissions
Let’s discuss four golden rules that will make sure you are a successful affiliate and will help you avoid getting “sidetracked.” Many of these principles have been “time tested,” by thousands of affiliate marketers, to measure exact results of affiliate campaigns on websites, Blogs, forums, and in Ezines.
Insert links that relate exactly to your content. Be very strategic when placing links within your text. Use affiliate links to guide your readers to seek more information about subjects that strike their interest.
Visualize your site and links to be a path for enthusiasts to enter. You can use this same principle when you design your Ezine. You have to make it interesting and your affiliate site, or Ezine does not need to have answers, but it does need to capture their interest.
Give visitors what they seek, but remember that the actual retailer must close the sale. It is not up to affiliates to close the sale for retailers. A good affiliate site will have interesting information for visitors, but does not need to focus on the sales process. If you read the retailers site, and it doesn’t convince you to opt-in for a newsletter or buy, you might want to consider another affiliate program.
Affiliates supply information that focuses on a specific niche, and this is what most “web surfers” are looking for. Your information must be exactly related to the product. For example: If we want to generate affiliate commissions for a tropical bird food product, we want to avoid posting information about pet food. Pet food is a large industry and too general of a term, in comparison to tropical bird food.
In the past, I tried variations of this, in hopes that Yoga enthusiasts would easily be interested in natural or organic food products. It didn’t work; and in this case, you would need, at least two sites, for separate fields. On top of this, your keywords should be geared toward one precise niche for maximum results.
Promote a product that excites you and that you know something about. If you are excited about the money, then take the time to understand what the product you are endorsing does. How does it work? What are the benefits? How does it solve your visitor’s problems? You don’t have to sell, but your information should spark your reader’s interest.
Chasing the “Next big thing” is very common, but very often – it is a waste of time. The newest, and the greatest, Internet and affiliate marketing, ideas require us to stay current, but stay focused on your purpose, niche, and conversion rates.
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