You might be generating a good revenue from affiliate marketing by using various strategies such as Email marketing, SEO, PPC, etc. But do you know there are some basic factors that might help you in boosting up your affiliate sales? Here, I am going to share some basic ways that made my sales go up.
The methods that I am going to share, will not skyrocket your sales but still play a significant role in increasing your affiliate sales.
1. Introduce yourself to your readers briefly through a short bio in the sidebar
Tell your readers about your successes, projects and the work experience. This generates a trust for you in the mind of readers and they will be more likely to make a purchase through your link. Try to be honest and don’t fool them.
2. Flaunt your social followers
No matter what, people have developed a mindset to trust websites having a huge number of social shares and followers. If you are having a good no. of followers, then flaunt social shares in the sidebar. I use Monarch plugin by Elegant Themes as it is highly responsive and easy to customize.
3. Build a reputation in the Industry
It’s possible to make a huge amount of money without building a brand name and SEO works out very well there. But, what if the keyword is too much competition and can’t be ranked? There comes the role of your brand. Why not start building your brand reputation right away!
If your readers have a trust in you, they will definitely buy the products that you will recommend them. This formula would also work if you want to start selling your own digital products in the future. Stuart Walker from Niche Hacks makes thousands of dollars by just selling a single ebook. How? He has a good reputation in the blogosphere and bloggers trust him.. even I do!
Now comes.. how to build reputation?
You can start by delivering a free course to your readers. If you have a good email list, you can daily send them free tutorials and informative articles or videos related to the product that you are going to promote. Suppose you have a blog which focuses on delivering email marketing tips. Deliver your readers a basic free course that helps them to learn the ABC of email marketing to the advanced section which would be covering topics such as writing enticing subject lines, using stunning templates etc.
In between, you can promote the best email marketing tools that had helped you to get to this level. And I am sure conversions would be high! 🙂
4. Showcase your awards, if any!
Showcasing your awards on your blog’s homepage will deliver a good expression to your readers. It will make them trust you. Both Stuart Walker And Mathew Woodward are well-known affiliate marketers in the industry and they use the same strategy.
5. Display authority websites where you have been featured on.
Many authority bloggers use this strategy to build a brand name in the industry and to make good affiliate sales, you need to have a good brand name in the industry. Do some guest posts on authority blogs or get mentioned there by anyway and showcase those websites on your blog’s homepages.
6. Show what others say about you!
This is really very essential to make good sales. Even when I do make a purchase online, I generally have a look at it before check out. Jitendra from BloggersIdeas.com, Stuart Walker from Niche Hacks do the same.
7. Do pull marketing rather than push marketing
There is a significant difference between pull marketing and push marketing. Push marketing means directly pushing the products to your customers. Push marketing strategy can be used by well-established brands but from small businesses pull marketing works out very well. Pull marketing is an attempt to pull your customers or targeted audience in through various sources such as Ads etc. Though you need to incur an advertisement cost, it’s worth.
Let me explain you with a short example. Suppose you want to launch a product. Let’s say – A software to find untapped niches.
Push marketing – Here you’ll pushing out the product directly to your audience through the blog, email marketing etc.
Pull marketing – Here you’ll be writing an ebook on let’s say – the Best way to find untapped niches + 4 Untapped Niches [BONUS]. Then you’ll be giving this Ebook for free to your targeting audience through Ads. If they find your ebook informative, they will definitely make a purchase. Not everyone will buy, but I guarantee conversions would be good!
Here you learned some basic ways that could help you in increasing your affiliate sales. Don’t just rely on spoon-feeding, keep observing and implementing them! Open each and every promotional mail in your inbox and observe, how they promote and which strategies they use to build a brand name and make sales.
I hope you would implement these and if you think that I have left over anyway, feel free to contact me! :