“Affiliate marketing has turned ordinary people into millionaires and made businesses billionaires.” Bennett, BO
Making money isn’t rocket science, but making money without putting in a lot of effort is an art that depends not just on your marketing skills, but also on how well you communicate with clients.
Affiliate marketing is also an art—a clever way to make money by promoting a merchant’s services through word of mouth. More people will buy products/services through your affiliate link if you use effective affiliate marketing strategies, and you will earn more commission.
So, what are the steps to become a great affiliate marketer?
Just employ the balanced mix of right marketing tactics to improve your site’s exposure and attract more potential customers’ which in turn, will increase traffic–highly targeted traffic–to your site.
Here are few tips for getting the right mix of tactics to become a successful affiliate marketer:
1. Find the right affiliate program
A large number of businesses create affiliate programs to market their products. However, selecting the correct merchant who provides you an incremental commission structure as well as high-quality services for your consumers is critical.
Why is it important to choose the correct company?
Do you want your consumers to buy a service based on your suggestion and then be disappointed? Do you think this consumer will return to your site and follow your recommendations in such case? No, most likely. This damages your credibility, which is crucial for affiliates to earn more money.
As a result, companies who provide excellent customer service will have higher client satisfaction, so choose them and work with them to promote their products.
2. Add flavor of personalization to your account –Special discounts, Special landing page, Special banners.
Gone are the days when throwing up a few banner advertising would suffice to attract clients and generate income. ‘Dil mange more’ and ‘aur dikhao, aur dikhao’ have become the norm today!
So, give your website visitors the impression that your affiliate account is tailored to their specific needs, and that purchasing through your link will save them ‘MORE.’
People want to buy things at ‘discounted prices.’ Introduce special discount coupon codes that are only available to customers who access your host’s website using your ‘unique URL.’
Request a separate web (landing) page with your personal logo and name from your web server for your affiliate account. This will boost your trustworthiness by establishing you as a premium partner.Make your site attractive by using special pre-built banners –relevant to the services.
3. Empower your website with ‘content’ –the king
According to a survey by ZenithOptimedia, the amount of time spent consuming media around the world would increase by an average of 1.4 percent per year between 2014 and 2017, reaching 506.0 minutes in 2017. Meanwhile, internet usage will increase by 9.8% every year to 144.8 minutes per day.
This figure emphasizes the importance of having content on your website. However, there are a few crucial aspects to keep in mind when writing content:
Write articles that are pertinent to the services you’re promoting.
People dislike advertising while making purchasing decisions, so avoid hard-selling. They simply want useful information, so be delicate with your material.
Make sure your material is well-structured and that your affiliate links are carefully placed on keywords.
Because it spreads via social media, produces word of mouth, is utilized by search engines to rank your site, and last but not least, people use it to find your business, the content you publish should be of high quality. It’s fantastic if you’re a prolific writer, but if you’re not, you should outsource material. Many businesses offer free guest post writing services; discover one for yourself and use it on your blog.
Using excellent content published by our specialized writers’ team on their website/blog has benefited many of ZNetLive’s affiliates, who have seen a significant increase in conversions.
4. Increase social media activity to outreach your customers
According to Statista, there will be approximately 2.13 billion social network users worldwide in 2016, up from 1.4 billion in 2012.
One of the most popular online hobbies is social media networking, and Facebook is the most popular and regularly utilized online network. Its users make up over half of all internet users worldwide.
Another thing that will help you become a successful affiliate marketer is social posting. Social networking sites have a big user base, and interaction via comments, feedback, likes, and sharing is simple and quick.
So make postings on social networking sites about various deals and services you wish to market.ZNetLive actively helps its partners with professionally designed, pre-built social media posts, discount banners, etc. which you can use on your site and increase your sales and finally revenue.
See how BuyersGoHappy used social media for promotional activities.
5. Do e-mail marketing wisely
E-mail is the most successful method of communicating with clients. This tool can also be used to contact with your customers, informing them of new offers, services, discounts, or promotions. Simply e-mail your affiliate link to a specific person and explain how they may save money when they use your affiliate link to make a ‘buy.’
To obtain a consistent source of income, follow these procedures.