In order to be a succesfull affiliate marketer

by szaby
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Hello,

In order to be a succesfull affilitate marketer do you need to be able to write good articles?I`m talking articles that rank you high in seo.Or is there another possibillity to rank high in seo without writing articles.
Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Article marketing is one option. These days with the state of SEO I would probably focus more on paid traffic. It's much more reliable and much easier to scale.
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  • Profile picture of the author Silentkiller1
    There are so many ways to do affiliate marketing,you just have to look in the forums for more methods.
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    • Profile picture of the author szaby
      Originally Posted by Silentkiller1 View Post

      There are so many ways to do affiliate marketing,you just have to look in the forums for more methods.
      Can you tell me some more methods?
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    • Profile picture of the author szaby
      Originally Posted by Silentkiller1 View Post

      There are so many ways to do affiliate marketing,you just have to look in the forums for more methods.
      What would be a minimum investment?
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Writing articles is a good way to get traffic from both the article directories and google. In my opinion one of the best article sites if you are going to do this method is using ezinearticles.com

    You can not direct link to an affiliate offer with ezine but your better off creating your own custom landing page anyways. Better conversions can result becuase of it plus your leveraging your marketing efforts and building yourself a highly targeted traffic source. That would be your email list. SEO is a good traffic source and can be very powerful but undertstand you really do not have full control over your traffic. You can wake up one day and its all gone! Besides there plenty of other traffic sources besides the search engines that you can get a lot of traffic to your website a lot sooner that taking a educational guess with SEO. I say educational because its very, very imporant for you to research your keywords and your competition and decide if you want to go after that keyword or not.

    Certain high traffic keywords I have gotten to page 2 and page 3 with but just can't get them on page one and its because of my competition an not doing my research before hand.

    Its hard today as well because google is making updates like everyday it seems now! They want you to be spending money with adwords so they can make some money.
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    • Profile picture of the author szaby
      I`m more intrested in ways that hopefully don`t involve article writing as i am a rubbish writer.What other traffic sources are there besides SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    is there another possibillity to rank high in seo without writing articles.
    Article marketing has nothing to do with SEO. It would make very little sense indeed to be able to produce articles and then use them only to get SEO traffic!

    Why do you want to rank well, anyway, if you're an affiliate marketer? I'm a full-time affiliate marketer myself, and out of my top ten concerns about my business, ranking well is number seventy-nine. If I'd concentrated on SEO in the past, I probably wouldn't even be making a living now (just like all the other affiliate marketers who concentrate on SEO and don't make a living).

    I advise you not to put much time, effort and energy into trying to attract "organic SERP's" traffic, for two main reasons: first, it's very precarious and makes your business Google-dependent, and any business that's Google-dependent is no more than one algorithm-change away from a potential accident (or even a potential disaster), as so many Warriors have been finding out over the last year or two, some of them to their very great cost; secondly, for me, search engine traffic has been uniformly the worst-converting traffic out of everything I've ever tried in 8 entirely different niches over the whole of the last 4 years - search engine visitors to all my websites typically stay the least time, view the fewest pages, opt in the least often and actually buy anything by far the least often. I admit I do get tons of search engine traffic to all my main sites (just because of all the high rankings I've got, incidentally, from article syndication to relevant sites) but I'd certainly hate to have to make a living from that traffic! Google rankings, in short, are not really much of a "traffic-generating plan" at all: that traffic's very poor quality and often temporary, too. Just reading this forum regularly will convince anyone of that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vector Graphics
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Article marketing has nothing to do with SEO. It would make very little sense indeed to be able to produce articles and then use them only to get SEO traffic!

      Why do you want to rank well, anyway, if you're an affiliate marketer? I'm a full-time affiliate marketer myself, and out of my top ten concerns about my business, ranking well is number seventy-nine. If I'd concentrated on SEO in the past, I probably wouldn't even be making a living now (just like all the other affiliate marketers who concentrate on SEO and don't make a living).
      I couldn't agree more. Stop worrying about posting a bunch of mediocre articles on directory sites, or how many keywords you are putting in each post. Start to think about building a mailing list and getting that list to trust you enough to buy what you promote to them.
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    • Profile picture of the author szaby
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      Article marketing has nothing to do with SEO. It would make very little sense indeed to be able to produce articles and then use them only to get SEO traffic!

      Why do you want to rank well, anyway, if you're an affiliate marketer? I'm a full-time affiliate marketer myself, and out of my top ten concerns about my business, ranking well is number seventy-nine. If I'd concentrated on SEO in the past, I probably wouldn't even be making a living now (just like all the other affiliate marketers who concentrate on SEO and don't make a living).

      I advise you not to put much time, effort and energy into trying to attract "organic SERP's" traffic, for two main reasons: first, it's very precarious and makes your business Google-dependent, and any business that's Google-dependent is no more than one algorithm-change away from a potential accident (or even a potential disaster), as so many Warriors have been finding out over the last year or two, some of them to their very great cost; secondly, for me, search engine traffic has been uniformly the worst-converting traffic out of everything I've ever tried in 8 entirely different niches over the whole of the last 4 years - search engine visitors to all my websites typically stay the least time, view the fewest pages, opt in the least often and actually buy anything by far the least often. I admit I do get tons of search engine traffic to all my main sites (just because of all the high rankings I've got, incidentally, from article syndication to relevant sites) but I'd certainly hate to have to make a living from that traffic! Google rankings, in short, are not really much of a "traffic-generating plan" at all: that traffic's very poor quality and often temporary, too. Just reading this forum regularly will convince anyone of that.
      If not seo then where and how can i get more traffic?
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by szaby View Post

        If not seo then where and how can i get more traffic?
        That's a different question, and might be a good one for a new thread (though there must already be literally hundreds, if not thousands, of threads here "listing and discussing potential traffic sources"). But respectfully, I think the conversation you need isn't one that begins with the assumption that what you need to do is improve your SEO! :p

        Clearly you need a "traffic-generation plan", and starting by looking through 100 threads discussing "traffic-generation plans" might be helpful? Article marketing can indeed be a traffic generation plan (and a particularly good one, actually) but it's not one that has anything much to do with SEO. In fact, I think your "take-away" from this thread is that article marketing isn't "part of SEO" in any sense. The purpose of article marketing is to attract traffic that transcends SEO. But it calls for a very different kind of article from the "500-word chunk of keyword-optimized text to which a backlink can be attached" kind of article which "cheap outsourcing" can produce. That typically leads nowhere at all apart from disillusionment and people starting off threads announcing (wrongly) that "article marketing is dead". Article marketing doesn't work with cheaply outsourced articles, and there are reasons for that. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5035794

        And by the way, far more people fail through setting off in the wrong direction than ever fail from "not taking action". It doesn't matter how much action you take, if you've set off in the wrong direction.
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  • Profile picture of the author seocrab
    To get good affiliate conversions, you will need to write great site content. You can do this yourself, or hire a professional. Think about what the product/service is...

    - who will it appear to?
    - what do they want to know before purchasing?
    - what will make them click on your link?

    Articles are good ways to get backlinks and traffic to your site, but conversions come from your site content and layout.
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    you can always outsource articles if you're not good at writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author imeasysales
    You don't have to be amazing at writing articles, but it certainly does help. A lot of my sales come through article marketing. I usually write all of the articles for my site myself, but you can always outsource them on Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author adamreilly1997
    Szaby if I was you I wouldn't be relying on traffic from SEO until you have an established site with TONS of content. I'm not talking about the normal 500 word articles. If you ask me, the "500 word article" days are over. Google wants deep analysis in content, so what you need to focus on is the QUALITY of the content not the quantity.

    To answer your question, yes, you need to be able to write good articles to a certain extent. There are plenty more ways to to make money with affiliate marketing than writing articles. However, all the ways I can think of require you to type. You don't need to be able to write thousands of words, you just need to be able to write descriptions, but that's only if you're NOT blogging, article marketing, etc.

    Being a good writer is a GREAT thing to have in internet marketing all the same.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    Hello,

    In order to be a succesfull affilitate marketer do you need to be able to write good articles?I`m talking articles that rank you high in seo.Or is there another possibillity to rank high in seo without writing articles.
    Thank you
    articles are very cheap nowadays. You need to give people value. That`s what a good IMer does. For articles, just outsource.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    It's a good skill to be able to write great articles for seo but, it is not necessary to be a great affiliate marketer. You can outsource the article writing or you can just get into other traffic generation methods that are faster.

    There tons of traffic generating methods. You can search the warrior forum and you will find free and paid methods of generating traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    to be honest you dont have to be good at anything other than knowing how to outsource


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