As an affiliate marketer, my main aim is to get the most profit out of the market I am promoting to. Over the years through trial and error I have perfected what I believe to be three of the most important strategies for gaining nice profits from whichever internet market you decide to enter.
So, let’s get started…
Strategy Number One – You should absolutely set up a website for your affiliate products. Sure, every product will come with it’s own affiliate page customized with your unique affiliate links but smart marketers know that this is not enough. It is very important that you set up your own website for your affiliate products. That includes registering your domain and hosting, plus creating or paying for a simple web design complete with the affiliate images that most affiliate programs provide.
Setting up a website may seem like too much hard work but believe me, it pays off in terms of future profits if you put in the initial effort.
It also pays to create a different page within your website for each affiliate product or service. You could write an article or review page highlighting the benefits of using your recommended service with a link to your unique affiliate page.
Setting up a blog geared towards your affiliate market is the perfect way to implement the above strategy.
Strategy Number Two – Next on my list of essential strategies is to place an optin form on your website offering a free report outlining the benefits of your service. It is a fact that the majority of sales are made between the fifth and twelfth contact between you and your prospect.
If a prospect visits your site and then clicks off never to return, you have missed many more opportunities to close the sale. That’s where the optin form comes in. If you manage to entice website visitors to offer their email address then you can follow up via an email autoresponder as often as you like or until the prospect unsubscribes from your list.
Short 7 day reports are quite effective and if you provide useful information you may have a customer for life. Capturing a prospects email address is one of the most important tasks in affiliate marketing and internet marketing as a whole.
Strategy Number Three – Drive TARGETED traffic to your site. No point in paying to send general website visitors to a site built around the topic of “Exotic Birds”. Pointless writing and submitting articles on “Travel in Italy” if you are sending visitors to an “Internet Marketing” site. You get the point?
It is essential that your visitors are targeted to your affiliate marketing niche if you are going to close the sale. This point may seem obvious to some, but many IM newbies spend countless hours and dollars focusing on website traffic that is simply not interested in what they have to offer.
The three strategies above are extremely effective and even more so in a tight niche market. If you employ this advice you are well on your way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer.