Every affiliate marketer wants to increase their affiliate income. This is the amount of money that they earn in commissions by selling other peoples’ products and services.
A good affiliate marketer may be able to find great products but will always be on the look out for new and unique ways to promote and sell those products. Here are 4 affiliate marketing techniques that the experts use and you can too.
1. Look For Special Offers and Value
An affiliate marketer helps their customers find the products they need. But before you promote a product, try to find some extra value for your customer. See if there any discounts available, free trials, bonuses or even pre-order specials that you can offer to your customers.
If a product owner doesn’t have any specials running, you can ask for them to set up a special one just for your list. Don’t be concerned about sacrificing income when you offer discounts. Your affiliate sales will increase because customers are looking for budget-friendly deals they can buy.
2. Provide Honest Product Reviews
There’s a big difference between an affiliate who will promote anything to earn a quick buck and an affiliate who ensure that they only recommend the best products for their audience.
Whenever possible, purchase the product you’re promoting. Then you can test it and review it. If you don’t want to buy it, ask the seller if they will provide you with a free review copy. If you’ve already have product reviews on your blog it will prove that their gift to you won’t go to waste.
3. Do A Product Comparison
Your audience want the best value. That means a blend of quality and financial investment. Look for a couple of products that will suit your audience and that you can compare. Write as blog post which reports on such things as the price of each product, the different benefits of each and any other useful information you pick up. You can decide on the winner or let your audience choose.
4. Use A Combination Of Marketing Strategies
A blog is one of the best ways for promoting affiliate products. It’s affordable to manage, easy to operate and it will rank well in the search engines if you run it correctly.
Social media also offers opportunities for affiliate income. You can follow people in your niche so that they’ll follow you and hopefully you’ll get your links seen by more potential buyers. Email marketing is another way to boost your affiliate sales.
Every expert affiliate marketer will have a list of prospects and will be constantly be adding to it. With email marketing you can directly connect with individuals who have shown an interest in your products. Give away a free report to get them on your list. Then email them each time you have a new review on your blog or when you want to specifically promote a product within the email itself.