Affiliate marketing is a great way to enjoy an income stream. Done right, it can offer you a significant income supplement. Done wrong it can leave you wondering what happened. Let’s look at 3 practical tips for affiliate marketing success.
#1 Cloak Your Affiliate Links
You want to eliminate those long ugly affiliate links. You can do this with a link cloaker, which will create affiliate links that are short and more pleasant to look at. It will also increase your click through rate.
Let’s look at an example. Here’s an affiliate link for a shareasale.com affiliate program. http://www.shareasale.com/t.cfm?A=223794&U=243855&M=17541&urllink= and samplelink.com/recommending/this-products/ – with the use of a link cloaker it would look something like this http://yourdomain.com/this-product or something similar.
#2 Write Numerous Reviews
Using written reviews is an excellent working strategy. It is one of the best tips floating around. With your review you will talk about the product on a page. One product to one page. You will tell the readers about the product you are reviewing both pros and cons to provide your readers with insight. You might also compare products.
You can get the most out of your reviews by creating a category strictly for reviews. Make sure it’s visible to your visitors. Use a rating plugin to rate the products you review. The starts indicate the quality of the product. The more visible your reviews the more likely your sales are to increase.
#3 Promote Only Products That Can Make You Money
There’s an endless array of products on the market that you could review, but stick to those that can actually make you a decent commission and forget those that don’t pay well. This doesn’t mean avoid low ticket items. A $10 item might have a 20% commission and a $100 item might have a 10% commission. It’s easier to sell cheap products. But what it does mean is you should avoid the $10 item that pays $1 commission or the $100 item that pays you a couple dollars. Choose your affiliate products wisely. Your goal is to build a profitable income stream. Keep that in mind. You can also test products to see how well they do in the market place. Sometimes those products you think will do well, don’t actually do well but you won’t know this unless you test. So test, test, test and test some more.
There you have it – 3 practical tips that can help you have a successful affiliate marketing program.