Like all marketers, affiliates look for the market that gives the best pay-check. Some think there is a magical formula readily available just for them. Unfortunately not so. It is just good marketing practices. Practices that have been proven over years and continue to work in the affiliate marketing world. With these great ideas, ideally you will not only survive as an online affiliate but you will also be able to increase your sales.
Tips for Affiliate Marketing Newbies
Following are three tips for affiliate marketing newbies:
Use unique web pages to promote each of the products you are marketing. It is best not to promote everything on one page just to save money on web hosting (if your main strategy is promoting products). Focusing your site on one product is said to be the best way to go.
Use product reviews on your site. This allows the visitor to be informed about the product, what it can do for them before they go ahead and purchase. Secondly,include testimonials from people that have used the product. However ensure that these customers are willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.
Write articles highlighting the uses of the product. Include these on a separate on your website. Make the pages attractive, pleasing to the eye. Add a call to action to encourage your visitor to act upon the information. Use the headlines so they attract the “ reader to encourage them to read more and ultimately to contact you. Highlight those special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more
Offer free reports. Try to position them at the top side of your page. Here they shouldn’t be missed. If possible create auto-responder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. Research suggests a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.
Two things happen with the web page alone:
a). Closed sale.
b). The prospect leaving the page.
Placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product. Ensure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. It is best not to make it sound like a sales pitch.
Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. Avoid using the word “free” because spam filters tend to dump this kind of content into the junk mail.
Aim at convincing those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not use of your products and services.
Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. After all you are looking for people interested in what you are selling. Write articles, aim to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 400-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day. Research suggests 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. You really need to aim for 1000 targeted hits to your website per day. If the stats are right that should give you an average of ten sales per day.
The tips shown are not difficult to implement. They just require a little time and action plans on your part. Try to use these ideas for your affiliate marketing programs. You’ll end up maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business where many marketers fail.