Affiliate marketing is a fantastic tool for making a lot of money online without even needing your own product. If you get this right, you can have large sums rolling into your account without even needing to lift a finger!
But to make the very most of this, you need to have the right approach. Now you’ve read the book and you’re all set up, read these 20 tips to get one step ahead…
Choose a unique product.
If your product or some similar product is being sold by every internet marketer on the web, then don’t expect to stand out. Choose something new.
Find a route to market.
A route to market is a direct line of communication with your ideal target audience. Find this first, then choose the product.
Think about the audience.
Who is it that buys this type of product? Are they easy to sell to?
Don’t only target marketers.
The internet marketing niche is over-saturated with affiliate products. Try someone new!
Use questions in your sales script.
Questions force us to reflect on what we’ve read and are engaging as a result.
Use a narrative structure.
We have evolved to love stories and will often read them through to the end.
Read for break points.
Read your sales script, are there any points where your attention wanders?
Do direct marketing and content marketing at the same time.
You can sell through PPC and build your audience at once.
Use social bookmarking sites. Reddit is a great place to generate traffic.
Include the price in your ad titles. This will ‘filter’ clicks and improve your ROI.
Try ‘Cost Per Action’ marketing.
This only charges when someone actually buys. You’ll need to discuss this with the product owner though.
Contact sellers and ask if they have an affiliate program.
Want to sell a product but don’t see an affiliate program? Get in touch and ask!
Consider giving away a free e-book.
Free e-books can be monetized with lots of referral links.
Put your referral link in a guest post.
Likewise you can get direct sales by creating guest posts and including your link in those.
Or a solo ad! Ditto with a solo ad – an e-mail sent to another marketer’s mailing list.
Try influencer marketing.
Both these are examples of influencer marketing but there are more. This means using someone else’s authority to sell your product.
Target heavily with Facebook ads.
When using Facebook ads, always filter by age, sex, location, marital status, interests and more.
Have multiple affiliate products to sell.
You don’t have to put all your eggs in one basket. Take a fail fast approach and sell lots!
Prioritize list building. Your mailing list is your biggest asset in affiliate marketing.
Choose products you believe in.
This will make it easier for you to sound enthusiastic and it will be more rewarding.
Take Massive Actions.