10 Affiliate Marketing Strategies For Success

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  1. fernglow says:

    Hi Nikos! Really interesting article on affiliate marketing! I really find what you say true and really must remember some because although I know, I am not applying it!

    Really glad to find this article as it has helped me reiterate the points for affiliate marketing as I tend to forget them after reading. Will be sure to bookmark this page and really looking forward to your next articles!

  2. MIck says:

    Great website on Affiliate Marketing! Your website should be a must read for newbies starting out in Affiliate Marketing. You provide a ton of information for someone contemplating if Affiliate Marketing is for them. I wish I read your site before I got started. Your 10 strategies are right on! I couldn’t have said them better myself. I think the most overlooked strategy that you pointed out is “PATIENCE”. It is normal to want to succeed quickly but building traffic to ones site takes time and a lot of hard work too. You provide a lot of great content and visuals. Good job and I hope you succeed very well with your website.

  3. Chris says:

    Hi

    Great information on some affiliate marketing strategies here.

    There is a lot of things to consider, but i think the number one thing that most people forget is that a great amount of patience is needed to succeed.
    Like you have mentioned, most affiliate marketers don’t make a lot of money in the first few months.

    There are also some other handy tips I have taken from this blog and I will be bookmarking this page.

    Cheers

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Chris,

      Thank you for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment. Patience is really the key. Even when you think you are doing everything perfect usually there are still many things that you can improve. A lot of people will quit in the first 2-3 months because they didn’t make any money. But this is simply how things work online. It takes some time to gain people’s trust and increase your traffic.

  4. Ilias says:

    Hi Nikos and thanks for sharing. It is a great post for beginners but everyone needs to remember the basics.

    As you said, affiliate marketing is a business and takes some time to be successful.

    I see those guys on forums who say that everything is dead like SEO, Facebook, Twitter etc. They just give up too soon.

    Thanks,
    Ilias

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Ilias,

      Unfortunately this happens very often.  People give up after a couple months. Even if your first attempt end ups in failure you could just try with another niche. But if you really want to do it you will make it eventually. I know that sounds like a cliche but it is true. 

      Thank you for your comment. 

  5. Simon says:

    You mention building traffic, to me this is the name of the affiliate marketing game once you learn the how to write quality content on a regular basis.

    I am currently finding Google+ the most powerful social media platform to accomplish getting posts ranked, even in a website’s early days.

    When I first joined the Google+ platform I was inexperienced and never shared any other peoples links until I realised a few others were sharing the odd link of mine.

    I returned the favour by sharing theirs and then I noticed every-time my links were shared by others, Google usually shared those shared links on the first page of Google search when you type in your web post title into the search bar.
    This is powerful stuff for a website’s early day and shows the importance of a shareable society.

    Thought I’d share your excellent post on Google+,
    Simon.

  6. Nikos says:

    Hello Simon,

    I agree with you that Google+ is a pretty powerful social media platform. Thank you for sharing my post on your Google+ account. 

  7. Weston says:

    Great article! It’s neat to know that affiliate marketing is one of the oldest ways to make money online and to see how it’s changed so much over the years. It’s crazy how much online sales have increased in such little time. Like you said, it’s more convenient to buy online and new/better return policies make online purchases increase that much more.

    When I first got into affiliate marketing I had the idea to build several different websites in different niches to try to earn money faster, but, thankfully, the training I went through discouraged me from doing that. After building just one website, I now understand how much work it would be to keep up on several websites at a time.

    Thank you for the helpful list of tips. From your list I found that I still need to disclose my affiliate relationships and add a call to action. Like you explained, this will build trust with my followers and help them know what I want them to do.

    Thank you!

    Weston

  8. Alok Singh says:

    A very informative site for newbies like me who are new to affiliate marketing. Newbies are normally in a hurry to make money instantly and hence, forget to focus on the main purpose of the blog which is quality content creation. If one does not follow this properly then one is doomed to fail in the long run.

    And patience is the key here as it is rightly pointed out because it is not a get rich quick scheme where you will become rich overnight. It is a slow and gradual process but once it starts gaining momentum then one can truly realise the power of the internet.

  9. William says:

    I am doing affiliate marketing for a year and these and these 10 strategies are certainly awesome, your first point is the one I get stuck on – FOCUS ON THE NICHE – I have been doing 3 different niches and I would have to say I am failing in all 3, I find it so difficult to become an authority and I am way to scattered to manage all 3.
    This post has certainly puts things into perspective – I really do appreciate these tips.
    Social media I am also struggling with – I tried facebook boosts but didn’t work out as I planned – can you provide any tips on how best to do FB boosts?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello William,

      Boosting posts on Facebook almost never works. I know how that sounds but i have also tried Facebook boosts with no results. So, i tried to find out why that happens and how to use Facebook ads effectively. 

      Here is why that happens:

      Blog posts are usually meant to be educational, entertaining or just about sharing some kind of information about a specific topic with your readers. But if you think about it informational posts are not really designed to convert people into customers. That’s why the moment you stop paying for a FB boost all the traffic disappears. 

      You also need to be a very good copywriter in order to make money with FB boosts. I am not. Most people aren’t. It takes a lot of practice to become a good copywriter. 

      So, what should you do?

      In my opinion it’s better to use Facebook’s Ad Manager. You will find that if you click in the top right corner of your page. In the drop down menu you will something called ‘Create Ads’. Click on that. You just have more control over who sees your ad and more options are available to you. You can choose the action you want people to take when they see your post. 

      It might take a little bit more time to create your ad using that compared to just boosting a post but the results can be much better. Also, since not every post is worth you money use Page Insights to see with which ones your fans are engaging the most. 

      Finally, you can increase your conversions if you drive people to your landing page or directly to the page where you tell them to buy the product/service you are promoting. In other words, the majority of those visitors may never visit your site again but you will actually make more sales. It sounds risky but if your sales page is properly designed you will convert more people to customers. 

      I believe that technique could help you. 

      Thank you, for your comment. 

  10. Jacob Schilling says:

    Hi, thanks for this informative article, I feel that it will help me with my future endeavors. I really want to get involved within my niche, but every post I get, and share on social media, while I do occasionally get them to view my website, I usually never get any real interaction. This really causes me to struggle with building and interacting with my audience since I can never seem to get anyone to organically react.

    Do you have any suggestions for me to get more people to react organically to my content?

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Jacob,

      Well, i know it might sound like a cliche but content is everything. You must create engaging content. My post 10 writing tips for bloggers could help you with that. Also, your content could be a lot more than just text. You could use infographics and videos on your blog posts. They are shared a lot more on the social media compared to posts that are just text. 

      Create strong and relevant call to actions that grab people’s attention. You could also provide your visitors the option to subscribe to your blog or an email newsletter. Returning visitors usually engage and interact with your content a lot easier compared to a new visitor that just landed on your site.

      You could try using a live chat in your website so you can directly engage with your visitors. 

      Try to make your website as easy to navigate as you possibly can. Link internally to useful and related content to help your visitors find more information. 

      Engaging and interacting with your audience may not be the easiest thing in the world but it can be done. One of the best ways is to ask yourself what makes you interact with other people’s content? 

      I hope the suggestions above will help increase your visitor’s engagement. 

      Thank you for your comment. 

  11. Janina says:

    Great and helpful article! Good work!
    xoxo Janina
    http://www.janinaloves.com/

  12. Denise says:

    This is a very detailed and well written post, I will make sure to apply these tips as I grow my blog, am only in my first month, thanks for sharing

  13. Gabriella says:

    This was a great article! It was very informative! I will definitely be applying these tips to my affiliate marketing strategy!

  14. Mini says:

    Amazing article!
    I am a newbie and have just started with affiliate marketing. This article is indeed helpful and explains the key concepts of affiliate marketing in detail. Also, I agree that patience is the key.

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