The Most Important Skill In AFFILIATE MARKETING

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I know, i know...

Everything is important when it comes from affiliate marketing

But in my experience, there is a skill that really help me to increase my sales

To me, it's the most important skill.

If you are struggling making sales online

maybe it's because you are not good at this skill

Or you don't even know it's exist.

Here it is

It's COPY WRITING.

It's the ability to influence people and make them want to take some kind of action that you want.

It's an art, it's not easy to master but it's worth it

It's not simple just put some ads at front of people and hoping that we can make some sales.

The first step to be a good copy writer is to understand your potential customers.

People buy stuff to gain pleasure and avoid pain in general

From there you will know what to write and when to send it

people hate to be sold but love to buy

And we buy base on the EMOTION.

So if we hit to the right spot, they got the emotion trigger, the buyer trigger
they tend to take action.

What is the most important skill in affiliate marketing to you?
What do you think?
Just write it down in the comment below
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  • The most important part of affiliate marketing for me is building my email list, I love to provide value for my subscribers, you see when my subscribers do well, this empowers me to provide even more value for them...
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    • Profile picture of the author samakopsg
      Hello, I'm a newbie in affiliate marketing with zero experience. This seems to be my biggest issue. pls how do I build a list from scratch? I have got tons of materials on copywriting, I'm at intermediate with that skill however I have zero clues on how to build a list from scratch other than say offer something of value
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    I have transitioned these days to video and it makes sense because of the conversions.

    However salesmanship in print, will never get old. They say that; the pen is mightier than the sword.
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    • Originally Posted by George Flm View Post

      They say that; the pen is mightier than the sword.
      Oh for a heart bleeds ink tastes like hunny.

      Weird thing is, quill pens an' typewritahz still feature in plenty copywriter iconography -- like the internets nevah happened.

      Prolly we should update this phrase for the Fake Nooz generation, cos they could prolly use anythin' vaguely incisive in NOUN SLOT #2 -- even a frickin' blancmange.

      Mebbe words always been weaponized if'n they used real correct.

      Who can forget Shylock in The Merchant of Venice when he says

      what lamentable misfortune this be,
      to suffer, centuries prior
      to laptop blogging by the sea --
      as an outcast for inevitable hire!
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    Originally Posted by Mabu Map View Post

    It's COPY WRITING.
    I'm not the expert here, so on a general level, would you not need to know where to put that message first, Your Target Audience ?

    As any well written / video message in front of the wrong audience is not worth a cracker. You could be writing the very best copy in the world and it may be A bit like trying to sell Vegans a special on the latest Spring Lamb Chops.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbuenavides
    Creativity is the most important skill of a successful affiliate marketer. The most successful affiliate marketers design innovative marketing campaigns and strategies(think out of the box), develop unique brand identities and provide engaging content to their customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author GhostMint
    Getting the right traffic would have to be up there. I've seen some bad sales pages still generate revenue, but getting traffic from the right audiences is one of the more challenging tasks to accomplish.
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    • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
      Originally Posted by GhostMint View Post

      Getting the right traffic would have to be up there. I've seen some bad sales pages still generate revenue, but getting traffic from the right audiences is one of the more challenging tasks to accomplish.
      I couldn't agree with you more. Contrary to popular belief that it's all about the numbers, when push comes to shove, it isn't. It's about the conversions. How many hits you get is irrelevant when you're not converting at least some of those to sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    The most important thing in affiliate marketing is the traffic you build . It will determine who buys from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Markassolutions
    Actually i heard lot of about affiliate marketing but didn't try it before. But your content will help me. Thanks
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  • It's important, but not even close to being the most important.

    As an affiliate, it's even less important considering you are sending people to SOMEONE ELSES sales pages.

    There's a lot more than ONE thing that goes into creating an online business.
    Target Profile
    Relevant Offers
    Differentiation
    Engagement


    Here's the thing: Most people who are affiliates, are not going to become great copywriters anyway. I mean, if they can't put their own products together, how the fudge are they going to learn to write copy good enough to NOT turn people OFF?

    Bad copy is worse than no copy in most cases.

    What happens BEFORE you send someone to a sales page, is far more important.
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  • Profile picture of the author DharmaDev
    The most important skill in affiliate marketing is the ability to identify your target audience and know all the paid and free method to reach them. For example, if you are going through the free route, all you need to do is brainstorm and do keyword research and build articles using long tails keywords. Then you create a blog which has a collection of the optimised articles, Then at the bottom of every article , you can create a link to the optin page and affiliate offer. Share those articles in popular sites. Traffic will start to follow as your page gets ranked in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    Hi everyone!

    I know each of us are different! That's why the most important is different to each of us
    It's good to learn from each other, it's good to learn from all of you
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    List building is the most important as far as I'm concerned.

    Email is a distribution channel that no one can take away from you because you own the list (which is a real asset). Where most other channels you have no real control of because your just a user of it.

    Plus you can follow up and promote additional offers at very little cost. Which is key if you want to be successful at affiliate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author samakopsg
      Hello Chief, Pls how do I build my own buyer's list? Even Gary halbert recommend building your own buyers list
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by samakopsg View Post

        Hello, I'm a newbie in affiliate marketing with zero experience. This seems to be my biggest issue. pls how do I build a list from scratch? I have got tons of materials on copywriting, I'm at intermediate with that skill however I have zero clues on how to build a list from scratch other than say offer something of value

        Originally Posted by samakopsg View Post

        Hello Chief, Pls how do I build my own buyer's list? Even Gary halbert recommend building your own buyers list
        Thw Email Marketing forum would be a good place to start.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by Mabu Map View Post

    I know, i know...
    Here it is <snip>

    What is the most important skill in affiliate marketing to you?
    What do you think?
    Just write it down in the comment below
    I think the most important skill in affiliate marketing is:
    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Also, the content you create quite vital. If it is convincing, you get more sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bjarne Eldhuset
    Copywriting is a skill. An audience you can contact regularly is an asset.

    Skills and assets are both important.

    I'm not that good at copywriting, but I am growing 3 assets:
    1) a website that:
    • sends traffic to a Facebook group
    • gets email list subscribers
    2) an email list that:
    • sends traffic to the website/offers
    • sends traffic to the Facebook group
    3) a Facebook group that
    • sends traffic to the website/offers
    • get's email list subscribers

    I do spend time along the way trying to improve my copywriting skills, but that can not be the only thing I spend time on.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    In my opinion i think the most important thing its the quality of knowing to add the most value to people .Adding the best value will reward you more
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  • Profile picture of the author shawnlebrun
    An easy way to think of it...

    This entire affiliate marketing gig is matchmaking.

    You're matching up the ideal product with the people who need it most.

    I know it sounds corny... but think of affiliate marketing like a dating service.

    You're bringing together 2 people who would work well together.

    Well, same thing with affiliate marketing.

    A LOT of the success in matchmaking will come before you even
    match the 2 people up.

    You gotta find people with similar wants and needs, similar problems
    they want solved... and then match them with things that work for them.

    So, the message or copy isn't really as important as making sure
    you're matching up 2 people with what they're both looking for...
    and that you do before the message/copy.

    So, back to matchmaking... find people with an issue that keeps
    them up at night, and then find a product or service that can help
    them sleep better at night... and you'll make a sale more often than not...
    even if the copy sucks.

    Think of it as matchmaking... bringing together the perfect
    product with the perfect lead looking for that solution... and you'll
    do well even without good copy.
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    • Originally Posted by shawnlebrun View Post

      This entire affiliate marketing gig is matchmaking.
      Gotta love blissful romance -- but this is so troo.

      Beneath all hard-nosed business figures, what matters is when two hearts beat as one.

      That is why real cheapo tights gonna have more appeal for Moi than a best in class wiener enhancer.

      I got no interest in becomin' no celebrity chef, an' while cheapo tights ain't exactly becomin' a princess, it is more my area.

      There is affinity -- an' from affinity groweth all sweetest smoochies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bram Smith
      Perfect answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    I saw that a lot of you guys are asking about building a list from scratch

    You can easily do it by create something call SQUEEZE PAGE

    You can create 100% free whenever you use almost any kind of autoresponder service out there

    No hosting and domain required.

    Unless you want to have a better conversions, then you will need to have hosting and domain to optimize

    But at the beginning, free from autoresponder service is good enough to practice

    After you have your first squeeze page

    You are good to go, let's start driving visitors to it

    That squeeze page is going to help you to build your list

    and you can build a buyer list from that list

    I hope this help
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  • Profile picture of the author Elisa Martin
    Following are the most important skills in affiliate marketing:
    1. Problem-Solving skills
    2. Create effective campaigns
    3. Creativity
    4. Data Analytics
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Here are a few important skills to have as an affiliate marketer:

    -Copywriting
    -Email Marketing
    -Sales
    -Driving Traffic
    -Listbuilding
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    Perhaps driving tones of traffic to the website is the most important skill.
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  • Profile picture of the author beasty513
    I usually outsource copywriting, but I agree it is very useful.
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  • Profile picture of the author God Is Good
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    There are many skills according to me which are important such as
    * Ability to drive traffic
    * Choosing the best products
    * Marketing skills
    * Building an email list
    These are some of the many important skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by Mabu Map View Post

    I know, I know...

    Everything is important when it comes from affiliate marketing

    But in my experience, there is a skill that really helps me to increase my sales

    To me, it's the most important skill.

    If you are struggling to make sales online

    maybe it's because you are not good at this skill

    Or you don't even know it exists.

    Here it is

    It's COPYWRITING.

    It's the ability to influence people and make them want to take some kind of action that you want.

    It's an art, it's not easy to master but it's worth it

    It's not simply just put some ads in front of people and hoping that we can make some sales.

    The first step to being a good copywriter is to understand your potential customers.

    People buy stuff to gain pleasure and avoid pain in general

    From there you will know what to write and when to send it

    people hate to be sold but love to buy

    And we buy base on the EMOTION.

    So if we hit to the right spot, they got the emotion trigger, the buyer trigger
    they tend to take action.

    What is the most important skill in affiliate marketing to you?
    What do you think?
    Just write it down in the comment below
    Wow, thanks for the post, Mabu! I've equally considered and thought about copywriting as an important skill in affiliate marketing and a significant way to increase sales, making people take action that you want them to take. Thanks for mentioning this!

    Israel Olatunji
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    • Profile picture of the author Medon
      Originally Posted by incomenow View Post

      Wow, thanks for the post, Mabu! I've equally considered and thought about copywriting as an important skill in affiliate marketing and a significant way to increase sales, making people take action that you want them to take. Thanks for mentioning this!

      Israel Olatunji
      Yes when armed with copy writing skills, it is easier to convince your subjects to purchase a product. Indeed, it can help you succeed in copy writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Lynch
    Targeted traffic is the lifeblood of your affiliate business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ctoyun
    The purpose of sales is to help customers solve problems. Customers don't understand the features and functions of the product, but they are very interested in the ability to solve their own problems and relieve their pain. The focus of sales is on the pain of the customer or the problem they are eager to solve, not your product. If you help customers solve problems, customers will accept you, trust you, and welcome you.
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  • Profile picture of the author smaddoxjr
    The true skill is targeting your appropriate audience to provide the right offer. With this mastered you get quality traffic.
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