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By Fabian Tan
There are many ways to increase affiliate marketing sales if you think about it. You can create a review page, optimize your traffic campaigns or find more traffic sources. You can target more niches or invest more in advertising. There are a multitude of ways to drive traffic to your affiliate offer, including banner advertising, pay-per-click advertising, email marketing and so much more.
It is very easy to get overloaded with too much information when it comes to affiliate marketing, and that may be one reason why your affiliate marketing sales are stalling. It is not because of a lack of information, it is the lack of the right information!
With that said, here are 5 proven tips to explode your affiliate marketing sales dramatically:
Tip #1: Promote Popular, High-Converting Offers
Although new products may seem the right choices to promote, it is the popular, high-converting offers that you will want to promote. On ClickBank, the most popular affiliate marketplace for digital products online, popularity is indicated by the Gravity score of products. The higher the Gravity score, the more affiliates are promoting it. Although this may seem bad at first, as more affiliates indicates more competition, it can be a good thing because it means the product is converting well and many affiliates have found success in promoting it. It can pay to jump on the bandwagon and promote the product yourself. The Internet is a huge place and there is an abundance of potential prospects that you can reach out to.
Tip #2: Consider Doing Away With Review Sites
Many Internet marketing ebooks and courses these days espouse review sites for promoting affiliate products. In some cases, such as for complicated and more costly products like software and services, review sites are advisable. However, in most markets, it is just another link that the visitor has to go through before they reach your affiliate link and are pitched by the affiliate sales page. It is often more profitable to send all your traffic direct to your affiliate sales page and let your visitors be sold to immediately, rather than having them jump through more hoops.
Tip #3: Test Offers Against One Another
As there are often many possible ebooks and courses you can promote in almost any market, it is a sound tactic to test offers against another. In some advertising systems like pay-per-click advertising, this can be easily done. However, for other marketing tactics like article marketing for example, where your link in your resource box has to be changed for each article by hand, it can be very troublesome. The way to test offers against one another is to register your own domain, either a.com or.net, or even a.info (which is the lowest cost top-level domain you can purchase) and redirect it to your affiliate link. You can change the redirect at anytime through your domain registrar’s control panel.
Tip #4: Build An Email List
Building an email list rather than sending your visitors straight to your affiliate link might seem like placing another hoop for your visitors to jump through. However, in this case, building an email list is positive because you get the ability to show your affiliate offer to your visitors multiple times in the form of email follow-ups and broadcasts. The more exposures your visitors have of your offer, the more likely they are to open their wallets and buy.
Tip #5: Focus On Driving Traffic
Since you don’t have to focus on developing products, creating sales pages or providing customer service, your focus is mainly on generating traffic to your offer. You should concentrate at least 80% of your time on generating traffic – finding new traffic sources to test, testing ad copy for your campaigns, and optimizing your campaigns.
These 5 tips will help you get a crush of affiliate sales if you apply them diligently. I look forward to seeing you at the top!
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