You don’t have to become involved for very long in internet marketing, whatever niche you are interested in, before coming across the term “affiliate marketing”. Simply put, affiliate marketing involves promoting other people’s products and you secure an agreed share of the revenue, when a sale is made.
The issue that immediately takes a high place on your agenda is “what niche should I work in”? Many internet marketers will tell you to stay away from the internet marketing niche. This advice is probably close to the mark, but a lot depends on who you are and what you know. However, I’m going to suggest three important tips for success.
Success Tip #1: Promote What You Know & Are Passionate About
It is certainly tempting to promote the latest ‘fad’ in internet marketing products. There is usually a lot of hype and excitement on the net and it is easy to be sucked in and have a go yourself. Sensibly though, avoid doing that unless you are absolutely familiar with the product in question. You need to own the product and be on top of all the features & benefits and even then – the competition is tough. However, if you feel you are a “full bottle” on the product and that your copywriting skills are A1, then you may stand a chance of success.
Success Tip #2: Build a Targeted Opt-In List
Building your list is a crucial requirement for success. However, you also need to build a your list in such a way that your subscribers develop trust in you and what you have to offer. In practice, this means that you need to focus on providing your list members with material other than just promotional material. Give them added value by sending them free tips, tools and resources. A good rule to follow is to make every second email or blog post a “freebie”. Your list can be immensely profitable for you, but do not fall into the trap of treating them as one identical group. Take the trouble to find out what they are looking for. Tempting as it may be, don’t just promote yourself as the “all knowing guru”. Rather, let them know that you have been there and done that and you still on a learning curve as well.
Success Tip #3: Establish a Brand
What do most of the top-name Internet marketers have in common? They have branded themselves, meaning they have visibility and people know their names.
Branding can take many forms. You can brand yourself as a ‘super affiliate’, as a ‘top copywriter’, ‘traffic wizard’, ‘blogging pro” – and so the list goes on. Amongst the top product creators on the internet today you will find the great majority began their careers as affiliate marketers. Moreover, it is while they were primarily affiliate marketers, that they began to establish their brand.
So, ask yourself, what will separate you from the next affiliate promoting the exact same product?
Take these three tips on board and make them your watchword. Do that and you will see a vast improvement in the results of your efforts.
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