Affiliate Marketing Tips ( Part 1 )
Niche affiliate marketing tip #1
When picking a product to promote, you should not just look at the payout. Of course, you want a product that will be worthwhile promoting money-wise, but it also needs to be a good fit for your audience. It needs to convert. And most of all, it must do all the things it says on the box. If you promote junk products, your reputation as an affiliate marketer can become tarnished.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #2
Start a Facebook group for your niche audience. Groups are a powerful free way to grow and nurture a community of like-minded people. Just remember to share content daily and interact with your group members’ comments. The aim is to build that all-important bond of trust and keep them engaged! Just be genuine and when you have something cool to offer them, post it to your group. You can see massive conversions from a well-nurtured Facebook group.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #3
Are you using Instagram to grow your audience? Instagram is one of the top social networks online so if you’re not using it, you’re missing out. Instagram is a very visual-based platform so you need to be feeding your audience photos or images related to your niche regularly – daily if possible.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #4
How can you add credibility to your brand or business? How can you attract more attention to you and your products? The answer is with VIDEO! Make and add video to your website and your social profiles. Unique, interesting video content is best. And make sure you watermark that stuff! If it gets shared around, you want everyone to know that it came from you. The internet loves video and by using it, it will help build your relationship with your audience and give you an upper hand over your competition.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #5
You don’t have to be a Youtuber to be successful on Youtube. And if you’re not using Youtube for your affiliate marketing, you’re missing out on a massive source of free targeted people. Go and start a Youtube channel today. Upload videos frequently. If you don’t want to be on camera, that’s fine. Pay someone to make the videos for you. Or, use software like Content Samurai to create videos quickly and easily. Youtube is an ideal platform for affiliates to build a big audience and create a bond of trust.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #6
You don’t want to look like a shady, amateur affiliate marketer, so use links that come off your domain! You really need to be tracking your links too, not just hiding your long affiliate links. You can do this using a link tracking tool like clickmagick or linktrackr that track and redirect links from your domain name. Tracking is an absolute must if using paid ads, and it helps you look more professional too by disguising your obvious affiliate link. It also offers a layer of protection from people bypassing your affiliate link. And if you ever need to swap out the link, you can do it easily without disturbing the link you’ve published.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #7
Why should people buy from you and not from your competitor? It can be a competitive game if you’re promoting a popular product. You have to win your prospect over and one of the best ways is to do a review of the product you’re promoting. Make sure it’s sincere and in-depth. You can do a blog post about it or a video review or both. Reviews are very powerful!
Niche affiliate marketing tip #8
How can you get a leg up on the competition? One of the biggest conversion boosters is to offer a bonus with whatever you’re promoting. It’s best if it’s completely unique. It can be any type of product that is of value to your customer. If you combine the power of a review and bonus together, you’ve got a recipe for a highly successful affiliate marketing campaign.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #9
The biggest mistake that affiliates make is that they send cold traffic – as in, buy ads – to their raw affiliate link and don’t promote themselves or their brand first. While it is possible to make sales of an affiliate product by sending traffic directly to your affiliate link, you are missing out on the opportunity to build your brand and audience. I highly recommend that you send cold traffic to a page that has some branding and/or audience building power for yourself first. It might seem counter-intuitive to add an extra step, but it will help your conversions and your business over the long run.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #10
Do you know the creator of the product you’re promoting? It’s a great idea to get in touch personally with the creator of the product. Business-to-business relationships are extremely valuable online. Get in touch with the creator of the product and make yourself known. They might be able to give you some tips for promoting, and who knows, you could even end up doing an interview with them and use that for content for your audience.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #11
Is email marketing dead? Thankfully NO, it isn’t! Email marketing or ‘list building’ is still one of the most powerful ways to sell stuff online and if you’re not collecting emails and building a list, you’re missing out on a reliable way to make sales. There are dozens of easy-to-use email marketing systems like Aweber, GetResponse, etc. that are fine for affiliate marketing. The easiest way to start building an email list is to set up a simple 1-page website. Offer something for free, slap an opt-in box on it to get email addresses; and put the download link in the first follow-up email. Simple as that.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #12
Yes, Facebook groups are hard to beat at the moment for social hangouts but there are still very niche specific forums/message boards that have been around for ages and still have an active community. Do a search on Google for forums related to your niche and start interacting there. There are people out there on various different platforms!
Niche affiliate marketing tip #13
When you want traffic on command, there is no faster way than to buy it. The big paid ad networks are Google, Facebook and Youtube. You can get all the traffic you need from them. But, Bing ads and Yahoo are other networks not to be ignored. Keep in mind though, that these big networks have a lot of competition so I recommend you study up on paid ads and start small when you jump into these places.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #14
Don’t overlook the smaller ad networks – in particular, niche-specific ad networks. There might be a small ad network that tailors to your niche. These will typically be less crowded so you should be able to get cheaper clicks. One place to check out is Buysellads.com for a variety of niches to advertise in.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #15
I’ve never met anyone who likes throwing money down the drain! So avoid wasting money on ads by testing them first! Start small, with a few ads. Keep a sharp eye on them – several times a day – and stop the poorly performing ads. Keep the winning ads and try to replicate them using different targeting/keywords.
Part 2 is HERE