Affiliate marketing is one of the popular and proven way to make money out of your blog. Huge commission for a sale is reason behind the massive success of affiliate marketing. Previously I have talked about Google Adsense Vs Affiliate Marketing and if you read that you know the advantages and disadvantages of affiliate marking.
The road to affiliate marketing for a beginner is not very easy and need lot of dedication and hard work to get established. Once you get reputation among the customers and the engine of money machine will get started. Here are some tips that will help you boost your affiliate sales.
Build a loyal audience base
Affiliate marketing is all about trust, once you get trusted by people they will start purchasing the products you recommend. To win trust of the readers share useful tools and tips ,that will help their business to grow. If their business is grow and generate revenue only then they will purchase the service or tool you recommend.
Promote to the right person
Promoting a product to the right person works like charm and in most cases it will generate sales. If a visitor reaches your website by searching “best wordpress themes” , that means he is looking for a WordPress theme and if you include a theme development or customization service affiliate banner on that article it will drive more attraction than anywhere else.
Choose the right product or service
On a gadget or technology blog promoting WordPress themes and plugins will not drive that much sales as a blog about WordPress themes. So, choosing the right product is very important to generate high amount of sales. While choosing a product think about your niche and only choose if it is highly related to the topic.
Use the product or service yourself
It’s best to use to use the product yourself before suggesting to other people. If you promote useless or faulty products for high percentage of commission it will harm your reputation and those purchased the product will never believe you and may share negative feedback with friends. So before promoting a completely new or products having mixed reviews give them a try to judge yourself whether to promote it or not.
Write a positive review of the product
Positive review of products always drive more sales. Review all the products you promote in positive sense. If the product has some minor negative points include them in your review with a way to overcome them, you can also cover them with the usefulness if they are very minor.
Provide special discounts
On occasions like cyber monday and black friday almost all brands provide huge discounts on their products and as an affiliate you can use them to drive more sale. Brands like Hostgator also give affiliates a special opportunity to create custom coupon codes and you can unique codes with your website name on it ( Like “25tronhost”, use this coupon to get 25% discount on purchase of any Hostgator plans). This will help you to get affection of happy readers, who purchased the product.
Offer free services on purchase with your link
People like freebies and you can use it to boost sales. Provide a free setup guides of products or services like free WordPress installation, theme and plugin setup on purchase of hosting plans, themes or plugins with your affiliate link.
Promote on social media
Last but not least way to drive more affiliate sales is to promote products in Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Stumbleupon etc. It is better to share the link of the product review than directly sharing the affiliate links.
Trust me, I personally use the above mentioned tips in affiliate marketing. Now its your turn to utilize the tips and skyrocket affiliate sales like a pro. If you want to share something more just comment below and I’ll include that in my article.