Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn some extra income and make easy money online. But, the competition is fierce.So you need to have a good game plan to beat them.
You can use affiliate marketing to pad your bank account and help kick start your internet marketing career. But, if done incorrectly, affiliate marketing can become a heart wrenching adventure. You need to know how your competition is earning their commissions and what products are selling.
Here a 10 surefire tips to help you ease into affiliate marketing and help boost your commissions.
1. BUY THE PRODUCT YOUR ARE PROMOTING
If you plan on promoting a product to earn commissions and drive traffic to your promotion page, you better know something about the product. In order to have people purchase through your affiliate link, you need to be an expert on the product your promoting.
2. KNOW YOUR AGE DEMOGRAPHIC.
You should know who will be buying the product you are promoting. The younger generation will probably like more "hip" words. While, the older generation will like the use of basic english. Knowing your age demographic will also help you design websites geared toward the demographic.
3. REVIEW SITES
Review sites are a great way to promote a product. You can purchase the product and then become an expert. Write an honest review of the product and tell the prospective buyer exactly what they will receive, when they purchase. Also, you give pro's and con's of the product you are promoting.
4. USE AN AUTO RESPONDER
Make sure you are using an auto responder to collect prospective buyers emails. You can do a Google search for the term auto responder. One of the best is Aweber. The reason you need a auto responder is for follow ups and future product promotions, you plan on using.
5. WRITE ARTICLES
Write articles and submit them to article directories like Ezine Articles. You can help drive traffic to you affiliate website and this will help you become an expert in your field. Plus, you will be building links to your website, which will help you PR ranking, on search engines.
6. CHOOSE ONE PRODUCT WHEN YOU BEGIN
Choose one product and promote the heck out of it. Become an expert on the product you are promoting. When you have a business model that continually earns commissions, copy that model and begin promoting more products.
7. PROMOTE PRODUCTS WITH 30% OR HIGHER COMMISSIONS
You can find affiliate products for almost anything, but you better make sure that you are receiving a nice commission. You also better make sure that the product you are promoting has a big market wanting that product.
8. VEER AWAY FROM MONEY MAKING PRODUCTS
When you begin affiliate marketing try to steer clear of the money producing products. If you plan on promoting these types of products, you need to understand the competition is vast. I would suggest promoting a product you would enjoy promoting, for a year. You have a hobby like golf? Promote a product that involves golf. Just make sure you promote something you like. It will help move your emotions to aid in your promotions.
9. USE PPC ADVERTISING
PPC stands for Pay Per Click advertising. MSN, Google, and Yahoo all allow PPC advertising. PPC advertising allows you to instantly be seen in the search engines. It does add some cost to your promotions. But, there are few ebooks available to help reduce your costs.
10. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!
If you are not earning commissions, try another method. If that does not work, find a different product to promote. Just do not ever give up. You may cry, scream and get mad when you first start out affiliate marketing. But, the rewareds are incredible when you figure it all out.
- R.T. Bucher
R.T. Bucher is an affiliate marketer and is owner and operator of