The Rise and Rise of Affiliate Marketing
Most new internet marketers eventually decide to try their hand at affiliate marketing and most find it more difficult than it first appears and quickly move onto other ideas to make money online. It is, however, worth while persevering with affiliate marketing and a number of affiliate marketers make significant sums of money simply from promoting other peoples products. Let’s take a brief look at how to do it correctly.
There are basically three things you need to get right to succeed;
- The right product
- The right affiliate offer
- Generating sufficient traffic to your offer
Let’s examine each one of these in turn. The right product is essential in affiliate marketing and this means a quality product. Don’t be afraid to search for the right product – most people start with that old favorite Clickbank and this is probably a good place to start. They allow you to search by a number of criteria – and one way of differentiating yourself is to concentrate on new additions which have not yet become popular. Contact the vendor and ask for further information about the product and even for a free review copy so you can really see how good it is…..this has the advantage of allowing you to include details about the product in your advertising which few other people could include since they have not actually seen the product.
The right offer is also important. How best to promote the product? Here you can include details from the product since you have a copy. Think carefully about adding a suitable free bonus to the actual affiliate product. You would be surprised how often this makes your offer stand apart from other similar offers. Also emphasize the products benefits – to the purchaser. The old adage is to “sell the sizzle and not the sausage” – good advice! Special offers could be PLR products which are low cost or even free to buy.
Finally to point 3 – the job of getting sufficient traffic. One way of doing this is to carry out some keyword research and find some that adequately describe the product but that also do not have too much competition. This can be included in a few articles developing the theme of the offer and provide a back link to your affiliate site. This site will contain details of the product and its benefits. Also include some reviews of the product – many affiliate product owners can supply these to you, so make use of them.
So, if you want to get ahead in affiliate marketing then follow the three points described above and set yourself apart from other affiliate marketers!