- Affiliate Marketing

Secrets To Being A Successful Affiliate

Many people when they start an internet business is an affiliate. It is easy to do and money can be made. Free affiliate programs can be a terrific way to get started today. You are able to make money without worrying about shipping the product or collecting the money or customer service. Your job is to promote the product or service to the main site. You have the opportunity to earn a large income without many of the hassles that come with having your own product.

Mistakes with Affiliate Programs

Many affiliates earn very little money. This is due to many reasons. Here are 7 mistakes that affiliates make:

  1. Selling products they have not used- Testimonials are the best way to sell any product.
  2. Promoting too many affiliate programs- Concentrate on a few. Don’t get the visitor confused or they will make the choice to buy nothing.
  3. Selling programs with high commissions instead of great products- The product is the key. Sell only what you can stand behind 100%. If the product is suspect, you will lose the high commission anyway.
  4. Sending traffic from ads to affiliate programs- Use mini-sites to pre-sell your visitors. Your job is to show them what they need. Let the affiliate program sell them.
  5. Not being creative- Don’t use the same ads thousands of others are doing. Change the headlines, copy, or anything else to be different and get noticed.
  6. Not enough time spent on promoting your programs-Most of your time in your online business 75% or more should be spent on promoting your product.
  7. Trying to get rich overnight- Most contacts like to see an offer 7 times before a purchase. That is why a newsletter, tips, or a training course are an excellent way to keep in contact. You build a double opt in list and your profits can rise very rapidly.

Tips To Succeed With Affiliate Programs

Here are a few tips to make you successful with affiliate programs:

  1. Use personal recommendations, if you have use the product or service. Let people know in your own words, how you feel about the product. Nothing will mean more than genuine comments about a product.
  2. Give a bonus for someone to make a purchase with your affiliate program. Free reports and E-books are terrific free bonuses. In addition, it makes your offer more valuable than any other affiliate.
  3. If your affiliate program has several suggested ads, combined portions of them to make a new ad.
  4. Use an auto-responder to have a series of articles that are sent 4-7 days apart. Have these short articles relate to the affiliate program you are promoting. At the end of the article, have a short description of how the affiliate program can benefit the reader.
  5. Use Pay per Click Search Engines to get traffic to your site.
  6. Mini- Sites are a wonderful way to promote your own affiliate program. They are generally less than 5 pages and focus on getting sales on the product you are promoting.

Affiliate programs for most people are the best way to start an internet business.

Online business is neither too simple and nor too difficult. What matters is how quickly you grasp the concept which will eventually decide whether you can handle it or not as it mostly involves b2b sales but done completely online and not like traditional business.

James Spade

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James Spade is an editor, content specialist and a web designer. He has been in the industry for more than a decade. Aside from writing, he also loves painting.
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