Now that you have signed up as an Affiliate Marketer, what is the best way to do some advertising so that you can start making some money?You really need to learn how to do affiliate marketing advertising to be successful, here are a few tips I would like to share with you that I have found helpful.
Let’s get to the real reason that you become an affiliate, you wanted to make your own schedule and be your own boss, you wanted to be able to have access to a great product and just promote it. You didn’t want to have to go and build your own website, get hosting, provide content or spend time building your own funnel. While becoming an affiliate marketer is not really that hard and most of the work is done for you; there is one crucial component that you need to consider, how are you going to advertise the product? You need to be able to provide great marketing and a reason for someone to come to your site and click on the information and want to obtain the information or sign up to become an affiliate as well for you to get paid.
Lucky for you most of the most powerful affiliate marketing advertising that you can do is FREE.
Here is what I consider the 7 simple steps in affiliate marketing advertising:
Submit Articles – there are thousands of different sites that you can submit articles to for FREE, ones that allow you to educate readers on the benefits of this specific affiliate and how it can benefit them. Make sure that your article is one that is providing value, an honest article explain the pro’s and con’s of the product or service that you are providing as an affiliate.
Be Transparent and Honest – in today’s digital age, people are very keen on what is happening online, and are very hesitant in any new product or service that they have not come across before. You need to be very transparent upfront meaning that if you will obtain a commission from them obtaining the product or signing up also as an affiliate; divulge this information. Like I covered in step number one, be honest about any con’s of the product, if there are bugs, let them know up front, remember your reputation is on the line.
Find a way to be unique – Many times that you get into affiliate marketing you find that all the sites are the same, all the offers are the same, all the prices are the same….So how can you be unique in a sea of other marketers that are doing the exact same thing? Very good question. Offer something extra, a free eBook, a free one on one consultation; you need to be different or you will just be more noise that you just blend in with everyone else.
Use Free Classified ads for your Affiliate Marketing – there are thousands of FREE classified ad sites that allow you to promote your affiliate products on. Many ad sites will allow you anywhere from three to fifty ads at a time. Use these free avenues to get your affiliate product out online and in front of people’s eyes.
Don’t forget the power of social media – Social Media is a very powerful marketing angle right now; there are billions of people on them every day, some spending 8-10 hours a day just playing and chatting with other people. Now the key here has changed a bit, the old way was to make a bunch of friends and just promote your affiliate product to them. That is the old way and a way to lose friends and even a few family members that used to chat with you online. The new way is one that educates people on the benefits by writing an article (step one) and then adding it to your wall as an educational promotion. This is really getting people to be drawn to you as an expert and a leader in that niche. Making yourself and the different products or services that you provide and know a great deal about will be very beneficial and allow you to stand out as a great source of information on the topic.
Testimonials are powerful – When you are able to sell the product or service that you have become an affiliate marketer for a great way to help promote the product or service even more are testimonials. If the individual is willing and able to write or provide a video on how the product or service has benefited them, this is huge benefit to you and your advertising.
Don’t promote everything -If you have the ability to find an affiliate marketing opportunity that allows you to be different than many of the others out there, jump at this opportunity. A word of caution though; don’t just go out and sign up with 5 new affiliate marketers and not do much homework, you don’t want to become a scam statistic. Educate yourself on the product or service, the person that made the product or that is providing the service and how long have they been involved in that specific niche. This not only protects you but also allows you to become more educated on the affiliate so that you can educate more people; therefore being the “expert”.