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:


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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+,

  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!


  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

  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.

  15. Michael says:

    Hey. I run a blog for about 8 months, what it’s you wrote, that it’s not worth to add links to every post when you have no traffic it’s true. I focused on writing useful content all the time and I did not focus on adding banners or links. It was worth it because Google loved my website much faster and started to see traffic after about 6 months. Thanks for this interesting article.

  16. Danis says:

    Great post. Keep up the good work. Shared on Facebook.

    Good job.

  17. AnnetteCristina says:

    Great article! Number 4 is definitely something that many affiliate marketers fall into. So, for instance, lots of people were making good money selling top tier products through MOBE (My Online Business Education) until the FTC, using its Gestapo tactics, shut everything down overnight. Guilty first before proven innocent seems to be the prevailing motto.

    Not to get off the point, thousands of affiliate marketers were instantly cut off. I was still in the early stages and I was able to recoup all my costs but many more were not so fortunate. That incident cemented the lesson in my mind, NEVER put all your eggs in one basket!

    • Nikos says:

      Hell Annete,

      Thank you for your comment but i don’t actually agree with you. In my opinion FTC should have shut down MOBE years ago. It’s definetely a program i would never recommend to anyone as it was designed to make as much money from their members as they could. And the majority of their members lost their money and never earned anything.

      So in my opinion FTC did you a favor. Programs like MOBE are the worst way to learn affiliate marketing and start a business online.

  18. Stiger says:

    Which is the best marketing strategy for my tour company am in Tanzania

    • Nikos says:

      You should try a number of strategies yourslef to find out what works for you and your business. The affiliate marketing strategies mentioned above worked for me and i believe they can be used in any niche.

  19. Jasmine N Williams says:

    Yeah, it’s REAL hard to get people to buy the products that I endorse. Maybe they don’t have the money at the time I posted.

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Jasmine,
      There are a number of reasons why this could be happening. The key is to accurately define your buyer personas. What is that they are looking for and how the products you promote can satisfy their needs. Affiliate marketing is all about helping your target audience solve a problem.

      Thank you for the comment,

  20. Ayodeji says:

    Great content, my problem has always be the niche until I made researches on selecting a good one. The most important part of building a blog is to find the right niche, which is often overlooked. If you choose a niche with too much competition, high – level websites will beat your blog down. If you choose a smaller, demand – free niche, your blog will hardly make an impact. You need to find a niche in the middle and an easily monetizable niche as well.

  21. Adamuts says:

    I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. This article must be read by newbies, I really found the article very helpful though am yet to apply them to my affiliates marketing. I must bookmark this page and read over and over again till it get sink into my memory. I would love to Share this insightful post. Best regards 

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Adamuts,

      Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it and i am glad you find my post helpful. The strategies mentioned above helped me and i believe they can help any newbie. 

      I wish you all the best 


  22. Tolu says:

    Nice one.I like your post. Thanks for sharing your strategies. You have said it all. A lot of people are using affiliate marketing to augment their income through their websites. Your post has highlighted some of the mistakes I made when I started as an affiliate marketer three years ago. I wasn’t patience; I didn’t use a call to action in my post, and I was expecting much without concentrating on building my traffic. I’m book marking this post.

  23. Seun Afotanju says:

    Thanks for this informative post indeed Many people who try affiliate marketing give up way too soon if they don’t see immediate success. Set realistic expectations at the beginning and carefully monitor your statistics to see what is working and what is not and makeep changes when necessary. I will apply these strategies to my affiliate marketing skills to improve more.

  24. Yormith96 says:

    This article is a good one I started affiliate marketing around 2010 but quit alonged the line because I was not getting the necessary traffics needed but now I see most mistakes I made was targeting more niches and not focusing on one. Also did not do more research on the products so as to get more information about it… Lastly as being impatient. Maybe if I had made more research on how affiliate marketing works, that would have helped alot. Thanks for the insights 

  25. RoDarrick says:

    Oh! This is golden to me I must say, I have heard alit concerning affiliate marketing but I never realised the basic knowledge to get started you have given some helpful tools here that I’m sure would help my development as I begin my affiliate marketing journey. Though I have a little knowledge on blogging but it seems I need to learn more than just blogging to succeed as an affiliate marketer. Thanks so much for this and I will surely bookmark for later use. Thanks

  26. I swear having patience is the hardest part. I tend to put together a great post and expect it to generate sales, but forget that it takes a while to generate enough traffic to make it happen. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Nikos says:

      Hello Jen,
      Having patienece is the key. Affiliate marketing takes time (at least in most cases) but it’s worth it.

      Thank you for comment,

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