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Great tips for how to use affiliate marketing to your advantage

  1. 1. Great Tips For How To UseAffiliate Marketing To YourAdvantageby imjetred | on January 24, 2013
  2. 2. By learning successful marketingmethods, affiliate marketing can becomesomething you will profit from as wellAffiliate marketing is abusiness venture that manyhave profited from quitenicely. By learning successfulmarketing methods, affiliatemarketing can becomesomething you will profit fromas well.This article will help you gain the skills neededfor affiliate marketing.
  3. 3. Stick with reputable, generousaffiliate companiesA company should not offer you less than 20percent of the profit on every item you sell.The best companiesoffer their affiliatesgood percentages ofsales.
  4. 4. Run a contestOffering a prize or runninga contest is a wonderfulthing for affiliate marketersto do. Prizes or contestskeep customers returningto your website and alsoentices them to tell othersabout the contest.
  5. 5. Use pop-under adsPop-under ads are more effective than pop-up ads. Inaddition, because of pop-up blockers, some readersnever see pop-up ads. Pop-under ads are showing agrowing trend in positive results because they arebeing seen more often.
  6. 6. Understand your target audienceUnderstanding your target audience is important togrowing your business so you need to ensure theirneeds are met. Know what makes your websiteattractive to them. What are they trying to find?
  7. 7. Tell your readers up front…..Tell your readers up frontthat you profit when they useyour referral link to buysomething.…..Your customers will beable to tell if you have a goodaffiliatelink, therefore, hiding factsfrom them may ruin theirtrust in you. When you arehonest about it, your readersstay loyal.
  8. 8. Avoid adding too many banners toyour site….Excessive banners often donothing but scare off potentialcustomers who don’t want to bebothered with navigatingaround a bunch of unsightlybanners.…..Make sure your banners areappropriately spaced, and thatthere is a good amount ofcontent to go with the banners.
  9. 9. Sell something you do believe inIt is hard to sell something you do not believe in. A great way toadvertise the affiliate product is to use it yourself.Placing reviews and articles about theproduct online is a great way to letpeople know how useful you find theproduct to be.It will also be helpful to discuss thebenefits of the product in onlineforums. You can increase your salesby including an affiliate link eachtime you post online.
  10. 10. Add peripheral productsTry thinking of peripheral products related to your mainproducts. Even things as simple as a water bottle for dogwalkers can work.
  11. 11. Hungry for more…..Affiliate marketers should never be satisfied with amodicum of success but should always be hungry formore. Your goal is to always do more than you aredoing right now and to do it better.…..If your first venture was successful, generate moremoney by starting another blog or website. The mostimportant thing is to keep going.
  12. 12. Choose a niche productChoose a niche product or industry to increase your affiliatemarketing profits. Niche markets attract a smaller but highlymotivated following.Because of its specialized nature, interested customers may find aniche market company quickly, while the more generalizedproduct provider waits to be found in a crowded field.This means a niche market may become profitable more quicklythan a larger one.
  13. 13. Not all programs that offer 100%commission are scams…..Not all programs that offer 100% commission are scams. It isdefinitely easy to research and reject plan as a scam, but pause aminute to peruse the small print.…..There are companies out there that take the commission onupfront sales as a loss leader in order to make serious profits onsubscription sales.…..You can make GOOD money from these so look closely whenyou see offers that resemble this.
  14. 14. Concentrate on your core productsA lot of affiliate marketers pushtoo hard to become “super”affiliates. They try to push toomany products and promotionsrather than concentrating ontheir core products which is anecessity in the cutthroat worldof affiliate marketing.There is no bar set formaximum results. It’s just amatter of finding the techniquesthat give you results.
  15. 15. Employ a reliable tracking systemSeveral vendors try to use their tracking system toscam you. Avoid any potential accountingdiscrepancies entirely by employing a reliabletracking system.
  16. 16. Be honest…..Affiliate marketing hinges on having many backlinks to yoursite, but it’s important to ensure that those links are not leadingreaders to deceptive content.…..If your customer comes to your site looking for an HP tablet,they won’t be able to see iPads. A mismatch between the link textand the website content will come across as dishonest to yourreaders.Take the tips and the advice thatwas included in this article andapply it to yourupcoming affiliate marketingbusiness. The know-how ofothers who have gone before youwill always be of great benefit toothers, including you.