Why I'm not getting Affiliate sales

by temur1
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I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...
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  • Profile picture of the author Haris Tahic
    Improve your traffic quality.
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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      How I can do this? My niche is graphic design.
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      • Profile picture of the author jordiobdotcom
        I'd say create contents that could be interesting for your audience, for example, graphic design tool tutorials, free resources compilations, etc
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

        How I can do this? My niche is graphic design.
        The first thing you need to note is that graphic design isn't a niche. If you treat it as such, consequently your scope will be too broad - and less focused.

        A 'niche' is of sub branch of graphic design, which is a branch of art.

        Niches of graphic design include (but aren't limited to): 3D, CAD, Photo Manipulation, Logo Design and Branding - all of which are significantly different.

        As an example, a 3D designer who develops and renders pre-drawn concepts, is perhaps less likely to use physical tools than a logo designer and people involved in photo manipulation mightn't ever pick up a pencil.

        Therefore, you'll see why it's important to identify this and fine tune.

        Once you've decided upon who you're going to target, you can decide upon what to offer and the better ways of going about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author baokhau
    Some people are driving traffic directly to the affiliate links and wish they can get sales from it. But this marketing method does not work well.

    Instead...

    Building a sales funnel for the program/system you are trying to promote. The sales may be generated via the follow up messages.
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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      Can u pls guide me how to do this, as I'm new to this field and trying to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oneil Jones
    Hey Temur. 4k a month is an ok traffic, have you checked google console to see your bounce rate? if it is high, your sales won't be good as the the visitors will have no interest in what is on the site and it shows that they are taking a short glance then leave without reading anything. Are the Keywords for your SEO correct? this is important as this will enable the Search engines to show your website to the persons who are genuinely interested in the information that is on your site and also buy the products that you are recommending on the site. Lastly, have you checked to make sure those affiliate links that you have embedded in your blogs or images works and that they are not broken. this is also important so as to make sure whenever they are clicked on, they lead to the Amazon product page and not result in errors or go somewhere else so you don't get commissions.
    so many things you can check...good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Are you getting clicks on your affiliate ads? There are many affiliate programs and the two you mention are some of the least attractive to affiliates. I would consider the affiliate offerings and how you offer them. It doesn't matter how much traffic your site gets if no one clicks your affiliate offers you won't make any money.

    Put a short poll on your site asking people what might interest them.
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  • Profile picture of the author temur1
    Yes, the real problem is I'm getting clicks on my social media and on website affiliate links but hardly these clicks lead to any sales
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    • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
      Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

      Yes, the real problem is I'm getting clicks on my social media and on website affiliate links but hardly these clicks lead to any sales
      Test some different products or offers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    4k that is good bit of traffic. What method are you using to get the traffic to your site ?
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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      I'm using mainly social media marketing and email marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...
    Are you leading people directly to the Amazon products and Udemy courses, or are you generating the leads first? What are the prices of these affiliate products? Are you doing direct linking? What other forms of promotion are you using? Is social media the only way you're promoting these products? If so, why?
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  • Profile picture of the author forous
    The quality of your traffic counts a lot in making sales. The traffic that has given me great results is Facebook ads. For graphic design niche your will the advantage of building your page and group if you don't have that already, please do that.
    With that you can that you can start posting samples of your designs to attract following and fans which you can turn into customers.
    You can also create gigs on Fiverr to provide your graphic design services.
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  • You're not getting organic clicks and also you're not driving the proper traffic to get some sales man.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offer for a little over 18 years. However, I do things differently than most.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the PPL offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    Something to think about
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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      Yes u r absolutely right, can u suggest me some graphic design related ppl offers which I should promote?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...
    Analyze the data. Unfortunately this isn't enough info for any of us to help. Where's the traffic coming from? What's the demographics? How are you trying to convert the traffic? Etc?
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Follow your visitor's footsteps using a tracking script - if the bounce rate is high it means that either the visitors are not targeted or your copy is the culprit.
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  • Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...

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    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...
    So what exactly is your website? I am hoping Graphic design articles? STOP trying to think out of the box, and get into it. what do Graphic designers BUY.. what software do they use? What pencils are preferred? what mouse pads? there is a PLETHERA of products that are directly related to your niche.. and you have sold nothing?

    And just because.. your "NICHE" is graphic design? PLEASE tell me you have a rocking Instagram account?

    AND.. stop trying to pitch on social media.. USE Social media to send TARGETTED traffic to your site. Let your site do the selling
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  • Profile picture of the author RifatAhmed
    Keep track of our visitors using google analytics, observe their behaviors and how are taking your site. If your bounce rate is high that means either your article quality is bad or your traffic is not targeted. Focus on quality, 500 quality traffic is way better than 4k bulk traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm doing affiliate marketing for Amazon and Udemy products but hardly getting any sales although my website traffic is more than 4K monthly, what should I do now? Currently I'm using free social media channels to market affiliate products...pls advise me...
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    Can u pls guide me how to do this, as I'm new to this field and trying to learn.
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    Yes, the real problem is I'm getting clicks on my social media and on website affiliate links but hardly these clicks lead to any sales
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    I'm using mainly social media marketing and email marketing
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    How I can do that?
    Originally Posted by temur1 View Post

    Yes u r absolutely right, can u suggest me some graphic design related ppl offers which I should promote?
    Your Question: "Why I'm not getting Affiliate sales"
    The accurate question should be "How do I convert my visitors into customers?"

    First, let's use your statement of 4K visitors monthly as a round figure to work with and as you answer a few questions we can determine "Why I'm not getting Affiliate sales"

    Side note: Please answer this question. Please do not say "how?" otherwise it shows you are not able to learn from doing research.

    Q #1: This is called a Target Market. You have to have a target market, in other words, qualified buyers of your product. Not to be confused with a niche. What do your qualified buyers want?

    Q #2: This is called Qualifying. Qualifying is the process of filtering your traffic for visitors who match your target market. Qualifying, how are you qualifying your visitors? In other words, who are they? Where did they come from? Why did they arrive on your site? And most importantly: Are you providing a product that will solve a problem at their price point?

    Answer those two questions to include the filtered questions and we can go forward from there. Do not not ask "How can I do that" That is called not doing your own research and not doing your own due diligence.

    You have to help us help you?

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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      Thanks, you really opened my eyes, I will try first to find my actual target market, I think this is the perfect first step towards success... It will be great if you guide me how I can find my actual target market other than using Google Analytics?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    When doing your research you will come across "conversion" and that is the "content" you convey to your target market. The content may be articles, videos, etc. and the content must convert them into customers.You do that by offering them something they want at a price they're willing to pay (price point).

    So as you are doing your research and come across "conversion" keep in mind that conversion is the sale:
    Leadgen, Qualification, Conversion and Closing.

    Those four are the primary steps to increase your conversion rate.
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  • Profile picture of the author gurujared
    Build an email list and do email marketing, there is so much potential in it.
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    • Profile picture of the author temur1
      I'm already doing that and that is the only method I succeed in getting few sales yet...If u know any other method pls do tell me....thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingdra876
    Create a list. You should be able to do better with more targeted traffic as well. Presell your products well.
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