Affiliate marketing is one of the best and reliable ways to make money online. The problem is you can find a lot of unethical and bad advice about this method. If it done in a right way, affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative ways to earn a full time income on the Internet.
Here are a few tips how to start your affiliate marketing in a proper way, based on my own experience.
Make a Relationship then Focus on how to Drive Traffic
You carefully listen to your friend’s recommendations about the products, right? Same thing goes for affiliate marketing. If you are just acting as a salesmen, you won’t be successful. Ask your readers what do they think about products in a particular niche. Build a relationship with them before you start to promote anything. You can drive traffic later. If your readers turn out into a satisfied customers, they will recommend your blog and affiliate product.
Try Before You Buy
If you can afford, buy every product before you start to promote it. See the benefits of a product. Write a review based on your own experience for that product. Make a video testimonial. That way you will increase your chances to sell more. People like to engage about “average Joe” stuff. That kind of approach can be very beneficial to you.
I am sure you already know how powerful is video marketing strategy. Well in 2013 this method will be even more powerful. Just take a closer look into “Gangnam style”. See the comments, browse about it. You will find out how it become no.1 video on YouTube. imagine if you had a link on that video.
Search Engines and Social Media
Google [penalized many affiliate sites in 2012 and it will penalize even more of them in 2013. Make sure your website content is unique. also, this may sounds as a boring job but – take a closer look to your backlinks. Use disavow tool if its needed to get rid of all the spammy backlinks. Focus on quality not on quantityt when you build the links.
Make sure your website is “social media friendly”. If you have unique and itenresting content, make it more easy for your visitors to share it on their social accounts. If your content goes viral, it will increase your traffic a lot.
Mobile Website- the Biggest Game Changer in 2013
Mobile search will only continue to grow in 2013. Make a mobile version of your website, but don’t just resize your desktop website version to a mobile devices. Instead of it, make a good navigation on a mobile version of your website, to encourage your visitors to browse your website.
Affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative ways to make money online. However, it requires a lot of persistence. I hope this tips will encourage you to start with affiliate marketing, if you are a newbe. If you are already an experienced marketer, I hope you have fopund interesting tips in this article which can help you to increase your sales.
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Judy is an affiliate marketer since 2008. She likes to blogging about internet marketing, sharing his knowledge wth the others. Currently, Judy is also a content writer for Money Making Ideas website.