Affiliate Marketing Tips ( Part 2 ). If you miss Part 1, here is the link
Niche affiliate marketing tip #1
Affiliates beware! Some products will be here today and gone tomorrow! Shock horror! This is bad news for affiliates so keep this in mind when selecting a product and setting up campaigns. If you post links that will be around online forever, you should use a link cloaking tool so you can change the link out if you find that the product no longer exists, and redirect that link to a product or page that works.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #2
Your own website. Do you have one? It’s all good to post on Facebook and Youtube but what about your own web property, like a blog? This is a sure-fire way to stay in business if Facebook or Youtube ever decide to shut down your account. Plus, having your own website goes towards your credibility as a marketer. Get a domain name, hosting, and install WordPress. It’ll cost about $20 to get started. Now, you’ll have your own piece of the web.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #3
Need an extra boost of traffic fast? Check your favorite social media platform and compile a list of ‘Influencers’ in your niche that you could set up a deal with to promote your website, page, or affiliate link. ‘Influencer marketing’ is an easy way to get a burst of highly targeted eyeballs on your links fast, at a relatively cheap price.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #4
Does your #1 selling product have competing products? Chances are that your customers are also checking out those other competing products. It’s very effective if you do a ‘comparison’ blog post or video of the top similar products. This will help your customer to become more educated about the products. And sometimes, they just need a little bit of a friendly push to decide which product to buy.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #5
It’s tough to create content for your audience all the time. Your audience craves your content on a daily basis. So how do you keep up? Outsource! Almost any job can be outsourced. You only have 24 hours a day, and you also want to have a life off the computer so you need to outsource. Check sites like Fiverr or Upwork to get jobs are done for you, big, small, and anything in between.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #6
Is your website fast? Did you know that slow websites kill conversions? If you are doing any type of affiliate campaigns like a review or list building, you have to make sure your pages load super-fast. Get good hosting or use a third-party “page builder” like Convertri or Click Funnels which have fast page load speeds. This is actually more important than most marketers think!
Niche affiliate marketing tip #7
Youtube ads! Yes, you know you can advertise on Youtube too, right? And did you know you can do some extremely precise targeting with it? You can get right down and select certain channels and even certain videos to have your ads displayed. But like all paid traffic, it’s best you do some study and learn more before diving in.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #8
What’s better than free, quality targeted traffic that is actually looking to buy your product? Well, nothing, duh. Sound like a pipe dream but it is possible to get Google and other big search engines to send you consistently, high quality, buyer-intent traffic, for free. If you can optimize your web page for your chosen search term, Google may kindly rank your page on the first page of their search results. This is known as SEO or Search Engine Optimization. There is quite a bit to SEO and there is stiff competition for the #1 spot on Google, but the traffic is there in abundance, and it’s all free.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #9
Have you given it your all but still can’t manage to make profits from your niche? Maybe it’s too competitive, or too small and not enough customers? It’s hard to know when to cut your losses and move on to another niche. But sometimes it’s necessary to let it go. Don’t worry because you will know what to do better the next time around. Remember, Edison failed thousands of times before he successfully created the light bulb!
Niche affiliate marketing tip #10
What exactly are native ads? And do they actually work? For many niche affiliate marketers, they are the #1 go-to method for advertising. Native ads are the ads you often see at the bottom of a website, underneath an article that looks like a regular link to another article. That’s the magic of native ads. They don’t look like ads. And the trick is to send them to an article on your website that is actually a cleverly written ad, with your affiliate links throughout it.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #11
News flash! Most people are lazy! Your customers are lazy. They often don’t want to scroll down the page to see what you’re talking about. So here’s a secret. Put your affiliate links at the top and at the bottom of your blog post, review page, email, Facebook post, etc. Make them big and easy to see. You’ll be surprised at how many more clicks you get on your links when you do this.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #12
Sometimes you need to spy on your competitors to stay in the game. There are always new products coming online to promote in your niche. And your competitors are always coming up with new interesting, surprising and sometimes gimmicky yet effective ways to promote. It’s always a good idea to try new things, especially if sales are slowing down. You should look at what affiliates are doing in different niches to your own too. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and see some things you’ll be able to do with your own campaigns.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #13
Ok, so you’re making a ton of content on a daily basis, but are you getting the most out of it? Why not take your blog post and make a video with it, or vice versa. Turn it into an email that you add to your autoresponder. Another idea is to turn your post into a PDF or Powerpoint and upload them to file sharing sites. But it doesn’t stop there. After you have written 10 articles for your blog, you can compile them into an ebook and sell it. This is known as “repurposing” your content. It’s all about working smarter and getting the most out of your time and energy!
Niche affiliate marketing tip #14
How much do you really know about your niche? Are you an expert? If you’re not, you’ve got to be; or use content created by an expert. Hiring a writer or using Private Label Rights a.k.a. “PLR” content is a top idea. Your customers are looking to you for your expert knowledge and opinion about which product to use. They want to know the good, bad, and the ugly about the product or service that you’re recommending. The more you can inform them, the more they’ll trust you. The more they trust you, the more they’ll buy.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #15
Affiliate marketing is a lot like a science experiment. It really comes down to testing! You’re after the best conversions for your advertising dollar and time spent. It’s a process of trying and testing different elements in your campaigns and finding the winning formula. Things to test are your ad copy, your landing pages, your ad image, your keywords, your on-page layout, your bonuses, your review style, etc. If you don’t see sales right away, it doesn’t mean it’s a dud product or a dud ad. It just means you’ve found a combination that didn’t work. You’re getting closer to success with every experiment.
Niche affiliate marketing tip #16
So, what happens when you get someone to click on your link and they see your blog post or review but they still don’t buy?! It’s not the end of the world because you can actually follow them around the web with a retargeting ad campaign! Facebook, Google and most other large networks will give you the tracking code to put on your web page so it’s just a matter then, of setting up a retargeting campaign. There are services that will simplify the process, like Adroll, that you can use. ‘Retargeting’ traffic is some of the best ROI traffic you will get!