Affiliate marketers are always on the lookout for new products to promote that will provide them with some solid sales success. Choosing the right product to sell is a very important factor when it comes to actually earning money from sales, however there are other ingredients that separate the successful affiliate marketers from the rest. It is not just hard work and dedication that will clock up the true solid sales in affiliate marketing.
There are certain tactics to sell affiliate products that have worked for years in both the off-line and online world. Nowadays most affiliate marketers like to use the best of both worlds, however marketing online and earning affiliate commissions has clearly started to dominate. Therefore in this article, I will share four of my favorite ingredients to help affiliate marketers land those solid sales.
#1. Give Your Product A Home
I am a great believer in building a solid business where you can promote your affiliate products. Some affiliate marketers think that they can save money on Web hosting and make affiliate sales without even having a website. I definitely agree that you can do this, however I believe that in the end, you are left with nothing. If you were building a website, while building your income, in the end you will have a virtual property which will be worth money.
When building websites to sell affiliate products, it is important that you only promote related products. For example, you can make an entire website about one product, or you can make your website about many things, but your product relates to your information. The best sales come to affiliate marketers who always have related content and related products.
Another advantage to building a website, is that your content will stay there as long as you are paying for the hosting. If you do not own your own website and are posting content on others websites, your affiliate links can disappear any time. I personally have articles on my websites that were written four years ago. They still make money today.
#2. Give Away Reports
Most affiliate marketers are fully aware of this ingredient, but neglect to use it. Often Webmasters give away a free report in exchange for visitors to sign up to their list. This is not the only great thing about a free report.
I like to give away free reports that have fantastic information in them and of course, they include some affiliate links. There is no pushy sales method here, just absolutely fantastic information. This is information that people would usually pay for. After receiving and reading content like this, people often are more than happy to buy through your affiliate links as you have provided so much free value to them.
Also people love to share great content and free reports are no exception!
The biggest crime that affiliate marketers commit, is that they do not get around to giving away their free report ASAP! They start their websites and build them up to be successful, but never get around to giving away a free report.
You are welcome to visit the link to my website in the authors section to download my free reports (located in the sidebar on my site) to investigate how they are set out.
#3. Targeted Traffic Only
Many affiliate marketers get loads of traffic to their websites and then whinge about the money they make in comparison. They are left wondering why their blog is not making money. There are so many factors that come into play, but one of them can definitely be that your traffic is not targeted for your topic. This means that the people visiting your website are not really interested in your information or your products.
When you do find your targeted traffic, providing new are selling the products that they want, you will definitely make more sales.
I like to do some guest posting an article marketing to find my targeted audience. Just think about it, if a person is willing to read to the end of the article and then click on your link, they must be interested in your topic.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.
#4. Talk About It
How do you think you are going to make sales if you do not talk about the product that you want to sell? For example, I sell a product on my website and if this sales drop off, the reason will be that I have not mentioned the product recently. If I am serious about selling an affiliate product, I like to mention it in a blog post about once or twice a week. Definitely not every blog post I have right, as my content would turn into junk. You need to be tactful and distribute your affiliate links with elegance.
If you are one of those people that write one review on your website about a product and expect to sell it, good luck to you. Of course you can sell it with a lot of promotion, but why not have more pages with many more possible sales. If you find a product that sells easily, talk about it more – you can even send an announcement to your newsletter subscribers. [Need a newsletter? Start here!]
So next time you want to cook up some solid sales, take note of my for ingredients for affiliate marketers. It might require a little bit of hard work, but the rewards will snowball and the affiliate sales will come rolling in.
Feel free to add your ingredients for more affiliate sales in the comment section below.