How to become a successful Affiliate Marketer?

by anhvu
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Here are 7 things I want to share with you. Please don't miss this, it may be useful to you, my friend!

1. Understand that the products you choose are linked directly to the niche you are working and the methods you will use. Low cost products can succeed by high turnover. The more expensive a product, the more it relies on targeted, intense marketing techniques.

2. Learning new marketing tactics, and share with others in the community, by combining affiliate marketing online communities. There are plenty of forums and groups where you can share ideas, new affiliate programs, take pictures and with questions. In addition, training courses is the best way to get useful knowledge.

3. Recognize that not every affiliate website is easy to use. Some sites are difficult to navigate and use. While this is not perfect, a poorly designed website will not be a proactive webmaster. In addition to helping visitors get around, this service leads to trust, which purchases more likely.

4. Try affiliate programs to better than the market to your business online. Typically, affiliate programs produce more traffic than traditional advertising or banners.

5. Make time for consumers to buy a certain affiliate products. Customers can create a sense of urgency to avoid missing an offer. This can be a great way to increase sales.

6. Ask your program directors to increase once you make it successful and wants to keep a good salary. The affiliate marketing program you board if you generate sales and would be more inclined to give you a raise.

7. Knowing that you need more than a great product to succeed as an affiliate marketer. As mentioned above, there is much more about marketing than originally thought. You should take this advice to heart, if you really want to succeed as an affiliate marketer. Considering what you are learning and put it into practice.

I collected these by my own experiences, how about you? I'd love to hear your thoughts..

One more thing, I recently review for a Affiliate training. "
#affiliate #marketer #successful
  • Profile picture of the author Cary Joseph
    Also, find a good network where your affiliate manager will help you out. A good affiliate manager can make a whole world of a difference, and they can add a lot of money to your check!
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    Originally Posted by anhvu View Post

    6. Ask your program directors to increase once you make it successful and wants to keep a good salary. The affiliate marketing program you board if you generate sales and would be more inclined to give you a raise.
    #6 is a Great tip, a lot of IMers neglect this I think. You can always up the amount you get once you got some traction going.

    Also, I'd like to add:

    8. Survey your email list - you should be actively getting to know your subs and finding out what they want. a Great and free way to do this is by using google forms:

    https://www.google.com/forms/about/

    Best of luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you want a quick and easy start, try REVERSE ENGINEERING the top players in your niche

    Oftentimes, to end up at the moon, you have to aim at the sun
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    hey good post and some great tips here thanks


    I would like to add consistency is key
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael@@
    The internet marketing industry is littered with failures... yet you'll rarely hear the gurus talk about it. In fact, 97% of people who get started online fail. Shocking I know, but industry figures show that the chances of success are less than 3%. Can you imagine that? Anyone who tells you that Internet Marketing is easy is lying to you. It's hard work. And if you don't know what's really involved, take a tour with a typical Internet Marketer...



    Let's meet John. One day, John is surfing the Internet. Out of the corner of his eye... he sees a little ad that says: "I Make $5,000 / Day From Home. Click Here To See How" John ends up buying whatever product is being sold, and he's very excited, convinced he is soon going to get rich.



    So he starts spending an hour a day in front of his computer, working on his business. He sets up his first blog... he starts writing some articles to try and get some traffic... he learns what an email auto responder is.



    Then he starts playing around with some affiliate marketing. At this stage, John's wife and friends think he's bought into some 'get rich quick' scheme, and don't really think he'll ever make money with it, but let him go.



    A few jokes are told... but John is determined that this is going to work. So, he keeps plugging away. But soon, John starts to get a little overwhelmed. There's just so much to learn and do. He has to figure out how to set up a WordPress blog... how to do FTP... how to set up an email auto responder.



    Then, he has to figure out how to drive traffic - PPC, CPA, PPV, newsletter marketing, joint ventures, article marketing, SEO, reciprocal links... There's just so much to do that John starts to feel out of his element.



    He spends hours glued to his computer trying to figure it out, while his family and friends are concerned he's been conned and his new business will never work.



    A few months in and he still hasn't made any money, and is now starting to think his family is right. The worst thing is that if John had known what was involved in the first place, he would never have signed up. 6 months later, John has yet to make a dime online and is angry, frustrated and feels like a failure. He's lost time and money and is ready to call it quits.



    The truth is, building an online business can be very hard work, and it's rarely as easy as the gurus make it out to be. Now don't get me wrong, of course there are shortcuts and easier ways to make money online than being stuck to your computer forty hour a week.
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by Michael@@ View Post

      The industry is littered with failures...
      Hi guy! You didn't read my post before give a answer
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  • Profile picture of the author metricbuzz
    Great article. Thanks for your post. With the experience of past years I had learned that Patience and hard work can make you success in your business. The best part of being affiliate marketer is you have to work hard and study more.
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  • Profile picture of the author farabihusni
    thanks anhvu, for the great things you shared with us
    the relationship between another internet marketing member and vendor would be very tremendously helpful
    people buy from us because they believe in our product we offer and they believe because there is good connection between customer and us (as affiliate or vendor product)
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    4 tips. listen in carefully.

    1) BUILD A BIG ASS LIST OF PROSPECTS.

    2) market 100% commission offers, where they pay you 100% commissions on your sales.


    then....

    1) BUILD A BIG ASS LIST OF PROSPECTS.

    2) market 100% commission offers, where they pay you 100% commissions on your sales.




    LOL.....Ummmm I think you see my drift.

    Doing this will not pay your bills, doing this properly if treated like a real business will make you RICH!

    but again, its ok I share these secret, because the first 1 step to getting rich is GETTING OFF YOUR ASS.

    and if history is any judge of that, 98% of people reading this will not do that. Just read this, and never do anything with the info.

    So be the 2% of people that do something, get off ass, and TAKE ACTION...... that is half the battle ...right!?
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by celente View Post

      4 tips. listen in carefully.

      1) BUILD A BIG ASS LIST OF PROSPECTS.

      2) market 100% commission offers, where they pay you 100% commissions on your sales.


      then....

      1) BUILD A BIG ASS LIST OF PROSPECTS.

      2) market 100% commission offers, where they pay you 100% commissions on your sales.




      LOL.....Ummmm I think you see my drift.

      Doing this will not pay your bills, doing this properly if treated like a real business will make you RICH!

      but again, its ok I share these secret, because the first 1 step to getting rich is GETTING OFF YOUR ASS.

      and if history is any judge of that, 98% of people reading this will not do that. Just read this, and never do anything with the info.

      So be the 2% of people that do something, get off ass, and TAKE ACTION...... that is half the battle ...right!?
      For the most part I agree with what you are saying. But it doesn't always have to be a "big ass List".

      Look for quality first


      - Robert Andrew
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    If you read every single article on AuthorityHacker.com, you'll become an expert in no time. Seriously. The content there is GOLD.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaySan
    Guys, whats the perfect funnel for selling digital affiliate products:

    - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Thank-You Page with link to --> Sales Page (of Affiliate Product)
    OR
    - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Sales Page (of Affiliate Product)
    OR
    - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Email-follow up where lets say every 2-5th mail tries to sell
    OR
    - completely other way?!

    Thanks for getting back!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author roeegol
      Basically I think it's best to subscribe to some successful marketers and follow their funnel. Just see what you're getting and copy
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by KaySan View Post

      Guys, whats the perfect funnel for selling digital affiliate products:

      - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Thank-You Page with link to --> Sales Page (of Affiliate Product)
      OR
      - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Sales Page (of Affiliate Product)
      OR
      - Traffic --> Squeeze-Page --> Email-follow up where lets say every 2-5th mail tries to sell
      OR
      - completely other way?!

      Thanks for getting back!!!
      Thank you for this but the most important is traffic, do you have any advice for this?
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    Nice post.
    You need to think outside the box, in fact I'm getting multiple sales on CB without doing advertising
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    1 - Build a list
    2 - Make sure you have a followup system in place to convert your
    leads into BUYERS
    3 - Email daily
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Copy what other successful affiliates are doing. One of the biggest things is taking the time to build a list. You can really increase your ROI with a list.

    traffic, traffic, traffic...
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Copy what other successful affiliates are doing. One of the biggest things is taking the time to build a list. You can really increase your ROI with a list.

      traffic, traffic, traffic...
      Thank you , but do you have any idea for building a list with on free way?
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      Copy what other successful affiliates are doing. One of the biggest things is taking the time to build a list. You can really increase your ROI with a list.

      traffic, traffic, traffic...
      hmm, I also know the importance of building email lists. Could you give us some advice about building email lists?
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by anhvu View Post

        hmm, I also know the importance of building email lists. Could you give us some advice about building email lists?
        Uhmm...maybe we need to take some Advice from you with that $400 Day Optin in your Sig
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  • Profile picture of the author wendy oltman
    I pitch various affiliate marketers on regular basis for the promotion of my website. What they key is to make your intended affiliates satisfy on every page. That means you need to come into an agreement with them about the payment, like the flat rate or % commission. Also providing all the relevant material e.g. media kit, website material. And the main thing is to select the right affiliate for your product otherwise there would be of no use to pay your affiliate if the website is not properly placed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
    As said money is in the list, you can promote affiliate products to your loyal list. It is simplest thing, but it is not easy to build list.


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  • Profile picture of the author james flynn
    I like point #5 about creating urgency for your products. This is how good marketing works most of the time because it's in human nature to grab on to something which he/she likes before it drifts away. A good article. Keep it up.


    Cheers-James
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  • Profile picture of the author RefuseToLose
    Don't be afraid to fail.


    That should be the biggest tip for any affiliate marketer.

    Most affiliates I work with are scared to spend $20 on anything that could help them. If you are afraid of failure so much that spending a small amount of money on your business is keeping you from doing anything...

    Then this business isn't for you...


    If you want to get anywhere in this industry you will have to spend money. You might even fall on your ass and lose some of that money. But the people who succeed in this business are the ones who get back up and take it as a learning lesson and fix their mistakes.

    If you come into this business expecting to become rich without spending a single penny. Just quit now and go back to your day job, because you have the wrong mentality for this business.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
      Originally Posted by RefuseToLose View Post

      Don't be afraid to fail.
      Absolutely!

      Fail as fast as possible. Then move on next day. No way around it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    1. Generate a list
    2. Ensure you have a follow-up system in place to convert your
    leads into BUYERS
    3. Email daily
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offerd for over 16 year. I do it a bit differently than most.

    First off, most of the offers that I promote are PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. With them, there is no credit card / purchase required in order to complete an offer. So all a user has to do is fill out a form...so conversion rates are typicaally much higher than offers that require a purchase.

    I favor offer that have a make, get or save money angle to them. This is what has overall worked best, as they tend to have the greatest mass appeal. So the potential exist to to generate high volume.

    The sweet spot for most of the offer I run, have payouts between $20-$40 per lead. However there are leads that pay more and less, that can be worthwhile promoting, it just comes down to how well they convert. An offer paying $8-$9 and coverts at 2X+ that of a $20 offer, is still going to do well.

    The trick is getting cost effective traffic...which is where everyone has the most problems. To do this I buy data(email) and this is because, I'm building assets, that I own and can market to over and over. Compared to what most marketers do, which is to pay for traffic that often results in just a bunch of slicks that convert poorly. Or they use some free strategy,that usually ends up not even being worth the time they spent to implement.

    I buy fresh / vertically targeted data, that I know what the users are currently interested in and that there's a PPLoffer that matches their interest.

    I generate real-time co-reg, that targets specific PPL offers.

    I buy domain targeted data. This is a bit more complex and required additional tools and resources to do profitably.

    I get rev-share data that is fresh / vertically targeted. The main difference with rev-share data, is that it costs me $0 upfront, but I split the revenue generated from it, with the list owners.

    Anytime you buy data over building a targeted opt-in list, it's not going to be nearly as responsive. So you compensate for this with volume. Which is fine, because you can buy data much quicker and cheaper than you could ever build a list.

    However, it's not about the data you initially acquire that is important. You want to always be collecting your opens and clickers and also segmenting them based on the offers. Along with pruning the the non responsive users. That way you are building smaller, but very responsive lists. Which eventually you will send less and make more, each time you mail.

    Obviously, there is more to than I can put in a post, but it really does worl. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, does 6-7 figures. While that is a huge range, much comes down to ones ability to scale and effectively manage the infrastructure that comes with scaling.

    IT's not for everyone, but something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    [ AFFILIATE MARKETER WINNER ]


    The basics all we know is

    OPT IN PAGE --- EMAIL MARKETING FUNNEL - SALES


    What most of people forget is what google called:

    ZERO MOMENT OF TRUTH

    What's that?

    Once you deliver visitors to your opt in page, using your favourite source of traffic, like fb ads, solo ads, etc...

    ...often people before buy or opt in wanna know more about your.

    Customers are bombarded by all kind of offers coming from multiple sources every minute, so it's not enough today to have only one media to communicate.

    The Zero Moment of Truth is the point where the potential leads search with google about you.
    Looking for what other people say about you, watchin your media, etc.

    They wanna know if you are a complete newbie, a scammer or a legit person.

    And SO WHAT IS IMPORTANT?

    That you FILL that space.

    Using blogs, youtube channel, instagram, etc.

    You have to rinse and repeat your message in different ways. Usin multiple channels.

    So the content people are looking about regarding your business, is provided by YOU.

    ...obviously you direct all your content to your OPT IN PAGE for LIST BUILDING!
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    Hi,

    Many members share their views about, How to become successful affiliate marketer?
    Everybody tried to give the best information.
    I think as an affiliate marketer we should build trust with our buyers and introduce
    the best product, which would be useful for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by Netway View Post

      Hi,

      I think as an affiliate marketer we should build trust with our buyers and introduce
      the best product, which would be useful for them.
      Hi Netway!
      Yes, agree with you. Building trust with our customers is one of best ways to make them easily buy our stuff.

      Originally Posted by DeanJames View Post

      @anhvu - Why do you think TRAFFIC is the most important thing? (It's not by the way).
      Hi Dean,
      In my mind, traffic always important. Whether we doing well everything, but don't have traffic (related traffic) we have nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudsair
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    Hi!

    To contribute to your post I also think that building good relationships with other marketers will higher the change of you getting a good percentage of the revenue. Help people the best you can and be passionate about what you're doing for one another.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    @anhvu - Why do you think TRAFFIC is the most important thing? (It's not by the way).
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Chisom
    So simply:

    Know the market you venture into.
    Know your free traffic generation strategy
    Get a good looking and functional website
    Get lead magnet and connect your autoresponder
    Drive traffic, grow your list and make money
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    Success in the realm of dream is not success..!
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  • Profile picture of the author FajarSidik
    hi , nice tips , I want to ask about the latest techniques in point No. 2 . whether to affiliate marketing technique that is always changing ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Catherine Bueno
    Thank you for sharing this, we highly appreciate it. Affiliate marketing may require lots of effort and hard work, but as long as you work hard and exert effort on the right things, it will bring you success.

    Best of luck!
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