Proven Tactics in Affiliate Marketing

7 replies
Here are a few tips to help you get started in affiliate marketing:

-Find a niche. Going for the most popular or most competitive niches is not always the best strategy. It can be hard to earn a good commission when you're competing with big brands, but there's also the risk that your website won't be unique enough to be noticed by potential customers who might otherwise click on it. Find a niche that you're passionate about and that you know enough about to write engaging content on it.

-Research your audience. Know what your potential customers need and want before writing a single word of content. Create buyer personas and have your content cater to them. Think about what they like and dislike, what questions they have, what their pain points are, and so on.

-Create value for your audience. Give them quality content that will help them with their problems or meet their needs. This is why you're doing all this in the first place: to help people.*

-Get traffic to your site from sources other than advertisements on other sites. You'll get more traffic by getting on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn; building an email list; getting links from other websites; etc.--don't just rely on ads!

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make extra money online. It's also extremely competitive and full of so-called gurus selling products that are more hype than substance. Those are some tips I've picked up from my own experience that will help you succeed with affiliate marketing:
#affiliate #marketing #proven #tactics
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    That's the what. The how is what trips people up. How do you find a good niche, for instance. Yes, the most popular one is not necessarily a good one for a particular person, but what is? Many think that weight loss is a niche.


    If you can address the how (as in how you'd do it) for any of the steps you mentioned, you'd be adding a lot of value.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11719138].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
      Originally Posted by DABK View Post

      That's the what. The how is what trips people up. How do you find a good niche, for instance. Yes, the most popular one is not necessarily a good one for a particular person, but what is? Many think that weight loss is a niche.
      keyword research tools can be a good way to niche down for example
      or simply using the google search function and finding out what it suggests and what long tail keywords people search about a lot

      - just to add a bit of the "how" here
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11719223].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author DreamBuilderAF
    Echoing what DABK has said - the how is critical and, certainly for me, great mentorship is the biggest game changer.

    Most buy and then get left high and dry in affiliate marketing, the support is promised but rarely fulfilled.

    I especially appreciate your point, Matthew, about research. The successful are those that do what the 99% don't want to do. This includes SEO, long-tail keyword research, the best title for your content (I am a blogger so this is very pertinent in my case) but which keywords are you appealing to for your content to have wider reach.

    The way to beat the competition is to speak in your own voice, be authentic and entertaining. Add some colour to what is largely corporate, dull speak in social media.

    Weight loss is a niche - just an incredibly broad one.

    Niching down means identifying something more specific - so people might choose Keto for the Over 40s as something tighter than just weight loss.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11719384].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      A lot of unsuccessful people do what the 99% don't want to do too.


      Isn't an incredibly broad niche not a niche, from the practicality view point?



      Originally Posted by DreamBuilderAF View Post

      The successful are those that do what the 99% don't want to do.
      Weight loss is a niche - just an incredibly broad one.

      Niching down means identifying something more specific - so people might choose Keto for the Over 40s as something tighter than just weight loss.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11719410].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author DreamBuilderAF
        Hey there again. Sorry for the delay.

        I take your point about the practicality and unsuccessful people often TRY things but it still doesn't make them effective. Proven strategies are the only thing that actually work and for that you need to ask for help and learn from mentors.

        Most are unwilling to seek help, they seem to rather suffer on their own. Ego and Pride mostly.

        Agree?
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11720065].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    So lets maybe clear some things up here... "Weight Loss" is NOT a niche, it is at the "Ever Green" level. Meaning a "Niche' is going to be located somewhere more refined from the base topic.

    I would suggest something like "Weight Loss for Men" isnt even really a "Niche" because you can go way deeper.

    Weight loss for men over 50
    Weight loss for men over 50 with diabetes
    Weight loss for men over 50 with diabetes that live in NV

    THOSE start to become niches... The Target becomes so specific... that they become easier and easier to A) Identify, and B) to target. The last example "Weight loss for men over 50 with diabetes that live in NV" can be broken out as 50 different ads on Facebook ( one for each State ) and from there could be broken down by the data you pull from the first 50 ads to actual locations, be it cities or by zip code - to the point you are then micro Niched.
    Signature
    Success is an ACT not an idea
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11719460].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    The most important tip I can give for successful affiliate marketing is to focus on building a good quality list, rather than sending people direct to offers.

    That way you are continually increasing your income for the same amount of work or investment, rather than staying at the same level of income for the same amount of work or investment.

    Chris
    Signature
    Unusual opportunity! CPA type offer (no selling), commissions $1k to $300k each time, in-person (US), phone or online. Click here for more details.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11720066].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics