5 Tips To Make Seriously Good Affiliate Marketers

Affiliate Marketing

Are you into affiliate marketing? Do you want to be a seriously good affiliate marketer? This is a field where doing the right thing matters a great deal. Incorporating the right, successful affiliate marketing strategies into your business can greatly improve your chances of becoming a successful and well-known affiliate marketer.

1.     Determine Your Niche Market

Don’t offer anything and everything, thinking that’ll lead you to success. To succeed as an affiliate marketer, you need to choose a specific niche market, and then focus all your energies into aggressively targeting and promoting your chosen niche area, and selling products and services that fall within your niche category.

2.     Do Not Ignore Google

You’ll need to use Search Engine Marketing (SEM) to entice customers to your website. This is the most effective method of advertising and promoting your affiliate business.

Achieve great results using SEM by optimizing your web pages to produce natural results via top listings by all major search engines. While you’re at it, purchase targeted Ads on related websites via advertising programs such as Overture or Google AdWords.

3.     Get Familiar With Your Target Audience

First and foremost, know your target audience and get familiar with what they want. Learn about the origins of your viewers, their needs and preferences, and asses their feedback and comments. You can use this information
to determine your future products, promotional strategies and web content.

Suppose your blog is about WordPress Discount Theme
and your target audience belongs to the same niche, there isn’t any point promoting a product belonging to tech niche! So always stay with your niche and your target audience.  

Over time, your site must become a reliable resource to visitors, with informational and interactive content, articles, polls, forums, quizzes and other tidbits of interest. When you develop this information resource, you build a relationship
with your site visitors while establishing your credibility as a well-informed and reliable online merchant.

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4.     Don’t Place All Your Eggs In One Basket

The online marketplace can be misleadingly stable one day and shift dramatically another day. You can see a great deal of sales and website traffic in a single month and have a dry month following that. So don’t stick to just selling products from one business or work with a single strategy. Develop and sustain multiple affiliate strategies; this way, when problems arise, you can always depend on income from other affiliate programs

5.     Promote Your Affiliate Business With New Techniques

Established, result-oriented methods to encourage more web traffic are great, but don’t be afraid of using new techniques to promote your business. You might focus on SEM for a while, but it’s all right to invest time on other promotional methods such as sending out weekly newsletters, cross-linking campaigns and even e-mail marketing.

To be a successful affiliate, you must be flexible and adapt to newer methods; research other thriving businesses and learn from their successes. Also, research businesses that are not thriving and learn from their failures.

These five tips will get you started in the right direction. However, you can be a successful affiliate marketer only if you are flexible, adaptable, quick and resourceful at all times.

 

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  • Web Developer March 27, 2011, 2:37 am

    Affiliate marketing works well, when you build a community around your blog…Being a super affiliate is my next goal 🙂

    • Montey March 28, 2011, 3:32 am

      COMMUNITY BUILDING IS REALLY NECESSARY! Best of luck buddy!! 🙂

  • Alex March 27, 2011, 2:40 pm

    Hey Monty,

    You have some valid points and you should not neglect neither search engines or social media as a medium to drive traffic to your website, but I think that one of the things that will help you more in affiliate marketing is experience.

    Experimenting different methods and trying different strategies, then learning from them is the road to become a prolific affiliate marketer, of course sometime you do have to first read information so that you can apply it.

    • Montey March 28, 2011, 3:34 am

      I agree with you Alex. There is nothing more better than experience also connections will help a lot!

  • Helmi Asyraf | Kissing Crust March 27, 2011, 8:50 pm

    The most important thing for me to be a good affiliate marketer is wilingness to put effort to learn. Without such quality, there is no way we can achieve success in affiliate marketing. It is because the playing field is keep changing; anything that is around today may not around or completely change in the next day.

    • Montey March 28, 2011, 3:38 am

      I think you are right! Willingness plays an important part in affiliate marketing success. You need to dream, plan and work hard towards achieving it! 🙂

  • Stephanie March 28, 2011, 12:24 am

    I think another good piece of advice is to not focus solely on traffic from Google. Google traffic is great, but there are other sources to consider as well.

    • Montey March 28, 2011, 3:39 am

      I agree with you! After all no one can predict tomorrow of Google. Their algorithms keep changing constantly. So it is better to have sources like social media as well along with SE’s.

  • Kavya Hari March 28, 2011, 5:44 am

    Primarily,target audience would be more important to increase the page ranking and promoting new services to all the people. Thanks a lot for given your ideas on here:)

  • Hausboot March 28, 2011, 11:50 am

    I still think SEO is the best traffic source, no matter what others say. so, whether you’re an affiliate marketer or not, you should probably devote 75% of the time or money to seo campaigns

  • Tony March 28, 2011, 3:47 pm

    Website traffic that relevant with the content will help us to increase sale very well. Dramatically.

  • Sebastian March 28, 2011, 4:42 pm

    Traffic seems to be a very important but not any traffic, it needs to be relevant traffic. And the conent need to be good to make the visitors to customers!

  • Bani March 28, 2011, 4:47 pm

    vey useful tips, although I think this is just the beginning, right? because there are tens and hundreds of tips for affiliate marketers and I know you have a lot to share;)

  • Efren March 28, 2011, 5:08 pm

    Agree, SEO can get your blog a decent amount of traffic. But you also have to write articles that attract them so they will come back!

  • Harshit Singhal@Laptop Review March 30, 2011, 10:01 pm

    Those are some nice tips for any newbie internet marketer. Will try them for sure.

  • Matthew April 8, 2011, 6:34 am

    Hi Montey,

    Here is how I have applied your 5 tips to my weight loss blog.

    1. I determined my blog will be about weight loss. Diets and weight loss programs is of course a huge market. So, I decided I will focus on the niche of popular diet plans, such as Weight Watchers, Medidfast, Nutrisystem, Diet to Go and some others.

    2. I focused on getting free traffic from search engines. I have never used Adwords because I believe one can achieve great rankings in the organic search results with the right strategy.

    3. My target audience is mainly people who are potential customers of popular weight loss programs. Some of them are looking to save money on Medifast so I offer them Medifast coupons. Others are looking for hot deals with Nutrisystem discounts.

    4. Following your advice, I have a number of affiliate relationships so that I will not “place all my eggs in one basket”.

    5. I constantly search for and educate myself on new methods to promote my blog. As you say: “To be a successful affiliate, you must be flexible and adapt to newer methods”

    Thank you for your nice article Montey

  • Samantha Dermot April 20, 2011, 12:59 pm

    Thank for your valuable comments on Affiliate Marketing. It is indeed helpful for those who are new in this business. Your tips are really helpful for me also.
    Specially the way you described, not to put all the things all at a time.
    Thanks once again.

  • Ajith Edassery May 4, 2011, 2:34 pm

    It’s about time I seriously invested in the affiliate marketing opportunities. In fact, I am making a fair bit of money out of referral income but would like to play it at a larger scale probably via a built email list. Email marketing is something that I haven’t tried yet lol

  • marcus May 17, 2011, 7:32 pm

    I agree, finding your niche market is the first thing you should concentrate on. You don’t want to get established with your site and seo tips, only to backtrack and try and decide on a new niche. Trust me, I learned the hard way.

  • hcgdrops August 17, 2011, 11:18 am

    One way to keep affiliate marketing fun is to promote affiliate products that interest you. The more you work on it, the better you’ll understand it.

  • lose weight August 20, 2011, 9:56 am

    Affiliate Marketing is Best and Ever Best Opportunity for Everyone who really wants to earn some handsome money easily

  • Affiliate Blog November 28, 2011, 6:45 am

    Identifying niche is easier but keeping up that consistency is what many affiliates miss out when they are still beginning with this industry. Only when you show some consistency in your marketing efforts you will see some good success.

    Believe in yourself guys then make things work for you, keep up your spirits.