There are tons of affiliate marketing tips floating around the internet and most of them provide pretty good advice. These 5 tips are not your common tips that you see everywhere, but they definitely should be incorporated into your affiliate marketing strategy.
Tip #1 – Know the value of a personal recommendation – Yes, banners have a place, but nothing will convert into a sale faster than a personal recommendation. If you have tried the product and believe in the product make a personal recommendation. If you have built trust with your visitors this recommendation will be that much more powerful.
Tip #2 – Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – Choose multiple merchants that fit your niche. You don’t want to go crazy and overdo it, but you do want to have more than one merchant. Try working with 3 or 4 merchants. That way you will have a nice mix, but you won’t overcrowd your site.
Tip #3 – Make sure that you track site results - There are thousands of affiliate merchants online. So there’s no reason for you to be saddled down to one that is not performing well. There are many tools available to use to see how an ad is doing, where your traffic is coming from, what time your ad seems to perform best, etc. Know what’s going on with your ads so you can make solid decisions.
Tip #4 – Create content that’s original – There are plenty of article websites where you can get your hands on free content for your site. That means even if you are a horrible writer your content can be decent. However, you do need to exercise content because you do not want to be caught with duplicate content by Google, who will punish you. Another option is to pay a freelance writer to write fresh content for you. However, you handle this, it’s important to truly understand the importance of fresh, original, interesting content to your success as an affiliate marketer.
Tip #5 – Make recommendations that are honest – Only recommend affiliate products that you have tried and believe in. If you don’t feel like a product can really help your visitors then don’t promote it. While these are affiliate products owned by others, you need to remember that the minute you promote the product you are seen as the representative of the product, so be careful.
The 5 tips will be helpful in building a successful affiliate marketing income.