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How to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

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Posted 30th August 2015 at 03:48 AM by trevord92

Affiliate marketing can be profitable.

If you've ever read Rosalind Gardner's Super Affiliate Handbook you'll know that.

But where should you start if you want to become a successful affiliate marketer?

1. Have your own website

And I don't mean a free website on somewhere like Blogger.

It should be a site that you care about - which means your own domain name and your own hosting.

It's not particularly expensive to do that and it means that you're in control of your destiny rather than being at the whim of another site's owners.

If you're not convinced of the wisdom of doing that, find someone who was making some nice money with Squidoo before Seth Godin got bored and sold out.

2. Choose a niche you enjoy

If you don't enjoy your niche, you're going to get bored pretty soon.

That will show through in your writing (assuming you can be bothered to create new content after a while) and, in turn, that will be reflected in the sales you make. Or probably don't make because your readers will sense your boredom.

3. Create content regularly

It doesn't matter whether your niche has "news" or not.

You need to add new content in the form of blog posts, videos, responses in forums, etc.

If you don't, someone else will.

And Google likes new content because it gives it more chance to sell adverts.

Try it for a month - post a new piece of content regularly. Whether that's every few hours, once a day, once every few days or once a week. That will depend on your energy and your schedule.

And watch your site visitors increase - they almost certainly will.

Then keep doing it

4. Be honest with your visitors

That doesn't just mean having an affiliate disclaimer somewhere on your site.

It means only promoting "good" products - ones that you'd be perfectly happy to use yourself.

If you promote anything that comes along and pays a high commission, your readers will gradually sense that and won't trust your recommendations as much.

There are a few people on my "never promote" list in the internet marketing world for just that reason - promoting their products would tarnish my reputation. And, no, I'm not going to name them!

5. Keep going

It's really easy to get bored or distracted, especially when you're your own boss.

There's no-one really to be accountable to.

So it's easy to start off enthusiastically and gradually slow down.

That's when your affiliate commissions start to slow down.

You're not putting out as many new posts, you're not sending out as many emails (or the follow up sequence has stopped and you've not added any more messages), that kind of thing.

Target yourself to keep going and you'll find your affiliate income grows along with that.

6. Get help!

It's always useful to get help to keep on track.

You can start by watching this free affiliate marketing secrets video and then take it from there.
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