One thing most beginners do wrong when they start with their online businesses, is to spend too much money on products that “teach you how to make money online” instead of implementing simple tips they can find almost anywhere.
So to save you some money and get you going with affiliate sales, here are a few actionable steps to take to make money as an affiliate.
And no, it doesn’t matter what niche you are in, this will work for everyone.
1. Pick products the fast and easy way
You don’t have to try every single product in your niche to decide what to promote. Dig through your competitors’ sites, see which products are they all promoting and that will probably give you a list of products that are of good quality and have good commissions.
2. Try before promoting
Always try the product before you promote it (unless you are trying to sell trucks, then it may not be a good idea). A lot of products will have return policies so you won’t lose the money if you hate it (example are Clickbank products). If you don’t have the product you are interested in promoting, ask your friends, they may be using it.
3. Read through complaints and write solutions
Visit forums or question-answer sites where they talk about the product you are interested in promoting. If there is too much of a bad feedback, you may need to skip it.
If the negative reviews are coming from the wrong use of product, you can write tutorials on the proper use of the product and sell through those. If the negative reviews are caused by the fact that the product is actually lacking certain functions, that is a great way to enter the market, by creating a product that solves those problems.
4. Make a FAQ page
After testing and reviewing the product, make a page where you answer the most common questions asked about the product. Show that you are actually talking from the first hand experience. This usually sells products like hot cakes.
5. Offer bonuses
If it is allowed by the affiliate agreement, offer bonuses to those who buy through your affiliate links. Sometimes this may be impossible or crazy but if it makes sense, you should do it.
For example, if you are selling a $97 internet marketing product, add a report on how that product helped you make more money. If you are selling an expensive hair dryer, add a free booklet on how to make some hair styles. There are always ways to think of a good product to add as a gift for those that make you money.
6. Create a list of tips
Make a post based on the product you are promoting where you will collect a list of “5 best ways to use the product”, or “10 ways to use the product beyond the advertised functions”, or “how to save money/time by using the product”.
7. Create a photo album about the use of product
This can be done with majority of products. Get some photos of how people are using the product, or what they made using it, or how happy they are using it, etc, and make a photo gallery. You can put the gallery on your site, Facebook and Pinterest and get multiple new sets of eyes on it.
And there you go, 7 actionable tips you can use now to start making money straight away. The sooner you implement them, the sooner the money will come
What do you do to make sure you sell enough products through affiliate programs?