Affiliate marketing has been proven to be a great way to make money online. The first step to success is finding a good niche market with products and services you trust and believe in.
There are fantastic affiliate programs which offer you an abundance of tools and materials that you can use to promote and market their products. However, what you do with those tools and materials is entirely up to you. You can choose to be just another affiliate or become a super affiliate.
Technically speaking, a super affiliate is someone who creates a significant amount of profits from the sales they make for the products or services they represent. A super affiliate makes a healthy living from their online affiliate business alone – while a standard every day affiliate usually needs to supplement their affiliate income with, gasp – a full time job!
The most significant benefit of being a super affiliate is the income. Many super affiliates easily make six figures annually by simply promoting the products and services of others.
In addition, if you’re one of the main contributors to a company’s affiliate program, they’re going to pay attention to you and your needs.
You may obtain a higher percentage commission on sales. You may receive first shot with new marketing materials and programs, and you’ll receive the support you want when you need it.
Commit to publishing content every single day. Content has continually proven to be the best sales tool available for affiliate marketers. Nothing, not even strategically placed ad copy works as well as furnishing quality content that pre-sells any product or service that you’re promoting on your website.
Published content includes:
Track and test everything. Make sure you know where your prospects are coming from, what motivates them to click through and what information they read and respond to – then give them what they need. Tracking and testing is the only way to fine tune your affiliate program into a smooth running, money making machine!
Utilize any provided marketing materials and be willing to take it a step further. Many affiliate programs do a great job of giving their affiliate ready made marketing materials including:
1. Banner ads
2. Email copy
3. Article posts
4. Free promotional reports
5. Demo videos
6. Product reviews
Use the materials your affiliate manager has provided. It’s most likely been tested and developed for results.
That being said, be sure to create your own content as well. Even as an affiliate, you are your own company and your website needs to reflect your personality and brand.
To build a community around your website, it’s important to provide valuable content on a regular basis. This is a sure way to create a following that trusts you and your credibility. As a result you will see better click through rates and affiliate sales!
Pre-sell. Pre-selling means that your content, whether it is a review, article, tutorial, course, or blog post, speaks honestly about the products and services you are promoting. The good news is that your main purpose as an affiliate is to pre-sell products and services.
Pre-selling is about giving value to your website visitors and prospects. You want to make them comfortable with you while building your authority to generate interest and a desire to click through to the company website, where the sales are made.
Follow up. Just like your affiliate manager follows up with you to see how you’re doing and what you need – it’s crucial that you follow up with your prospects whenever possible.
A great way to do this unobtrusively is to create a opt-in list by offering visitors a newsletter they can subscribe to, a free report, or any number of products in exchange for an email address and the permission to contact them with valuable information and special promotions.
To become a Super Affiliate is the only way to go if you want to build a successful affiliate marketing business. It is important to find products and services you can trust and believe in. Create a strategy to share information to your target audience.
Be sure to test and track all your efforts, focus on providing value to your prospects and leave the selling to the vendors you represent. Helping others build better lives, without having to provide the products or services directly yourself, is a great way to make a living.
Michel has actively been online as an Internet and affiliate marketer since 2009. He has experience with many systems and programs that he has used throughout those years, finding some to be great and many not so good. He’s learned what works, and what doesn’t work and is willing to share it with you. And it is always changing!
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