3 Time Tested Practices Of Affiliate Marketing

3  Time Tested Practices Of Affiliate Marketing
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As affiliate marketers, we all look for the most successful market that gives the biggest paycheck and are often tempted to cut corners and use that "magic" formula that is readily available, such as like sticking our affiliate links all over social media and hoping that someone clicks on them and buys.

Well, it is more complicated than that. There are basic marketing practices that have been proven over years and must be in place before you can hope to make it as a full time affiliate marketer.

Here are top three practices that will help you increase your affiliate sales:

1. Use unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing.

Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers.

If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Use both organic and paid advertising to generate sufficient and TARGETED traffic to your site.

Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will move on and never come back. Remember also that the average conversion stats are 1 out of 100. That means that in order to make 10 sales a day, you have to generate 1,000 targeted visitors to your website.

In a highly competitive affiliate world, it is necessary to use both organic and paid advertising to get that kind of traffic.

The organic solution is audience specific, keyword rich content. Write articles every week and submit them for publication in e-zines, e-reports and social networking groups interested in your subject. The articles can be about your product, unique case stories or other valuable information that's relevant to your niche.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. Consistent submission of new articles every week can easily generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day, depending on the popularity of your niche.

Remember, the average conversion stats are 1 out of 100. That means that in order to make 10 sales a day, you have to generate 1,000 targeted visitors to your website. That's why paid advertising is a must for any affiliate who hope to make more that supplemental income.

So, that's affiliate marketing in a nutshell. Apply these tips to several affiliate programs for multiple streams of income, and you'll be well on your way to generating a decent income.

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