Three Things Affiliate Marketers Need to Survive in an Online Business

3 Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

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When I first started getting into online affiliate marketing (sales), my mentor helped me understand that I needed to adopt three main tactics to help me profit and survive in this business.

A successful affiliate marketer wants a bigger paycheck. Sometimes, new marketers (even myself) thinks there’s a “magic formula” that helps us become “super affiliates” and that we buy this formula (or accidentally “happen” upon it).

If only this was true! It’s actually much more complicated than that. 

It is just the application of good marketing practices to your business. That, and the understanding of this famous quote:

You Can Have Everything In LifeYou Want, If You Will Just Help Other People Get What They Want. – Zig Ziglar

There are three tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have one site focusing on each and every product and nothing more. This is why I have a catalog of 14 websites today. And I’m sure I’ll have more to come each month.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do for those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Remember to use PLR products to help you in creating your own “brand” of free reports. And, use the PLR to create sales email messages and newsletters (with a slight sales pitch included).

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone:

a closed sale or
the prospect leaving the page and never return again.

By sending useful information into their inboxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they wanted at a later date until the product sale is expired. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch. Provide a value for the potential customer before you offer them an opportunity to buy your product.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free”  because there are still spam filters that dumps those kind of emails into the junk before even anyone can read them. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not buy all of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.

Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end up maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.

When I first started in affiliate marketing, I built three websites for three different affiliate products. The highest commission I earned on any “front end” sale was $16. With upsells (think “would you like fries with that burger?”), that $16 earned could grow to was much as $45.

On a typical day, when I first began, I might make 1 to 2 $16 sales per day. But, if I sold one per day, that would total $480 per month. Almost what I was making per month as a bivocational pastor of a small church!

But, with two other products earning less than $10 for each front end sale, and an average of about 3-4 sales (total) each day, I could account for another $400-500 in “passive income” each month. Now, I’m close to $1000 per month in regular checks from my own company!

And, this was my initial start in affiliate sales! 

Last week, I averaged $212 in income per day. Do the math, that’s about $41,000 in annual income! But, that’s not all I’m making each month. That’s just with three websites! I’m reinvesting $64 per day in creating new website, matching new affiliate sales products to new audiences. That means, that my income is increasing exponentially!

By the end of this year, that $41,000 is projected to equal three times as much! And, by following my 30% reinvestment strategy, my income, by the end of the third year of this new business, my income will be close to $500,000 per year!

I can’t guarantee you’ll be making close to half a million per year in your third year. But, I can guarantee you won’t make anything if you don’t start, remain committed (Follow One Course Until Success), and expend energy getting things done.