1) Create viral news stories. So just find viral niche
related articles on news sites with LOTS of shares and then re-write them, post
them to your blog and then share them out from all of your social accounts.
2) Post viral videos. So instead of having to
put in all the time and effort to create a video yourself you can simply
leverage already popular and videos that are proven to be viral by simply
posting them to your site and then posting them out from your social accounts.
3) Post infographics. Something about
infographics just makes people loooove to share them and they are a dead easy
way to create viral content fast. Once again you just post the infographic to
your site, post it out from your social accounts and then BOOM… free traffic!
marketing is where you’ve used a product or service, trulybelieve in it, and personally
recommend it to your audience and within your content, as part of your life and
your strategy for whatever it is you’re talking about. The product almost
becomes something people “have to have”, because it’s part of the process.
It’s your involvementand experience with the product that
makes that offer so attractive. It’s the most honest and most helpful.
Even within your eBook
links are something you can’t do with a hardcopy book
Yes, the word “marketing” is part of the phraseaffiliate
marketing, but for the most part, our job as an affiliate is not to
sell — that is the job of the sales page our affiliate links lead the reader to.
When I first started, my overwhelming (and
totally naive) impulse was to fill my pages with words and links that screamed
“BUY THIS NOW!”. I didn’t help the reader learnwhythey should have this product. I only
wanted them to click a link which would hopefully lead to a commission for me.
People want to hear from other people when
making a decision to buy a product or not — that’s why the reviews on Amazon
products are so powerful. Those reviews are genuine feedback from people who
(usually) have absolutely nothing to gain if someone buys that product or not.
When we talk more like an unbiased reviewer
rather than a high-pressure salesperson, we will find we make more sales and
people will come back for advice on other products in the future.
This is another big mistake I made when starting
out — joining any and every affiliate program I came across. While I absolutely
do believe in cultivating multiple streams of income when working online, there
is a point where you have too much to deal with and it becomes unmanageable.
Choose your affiliate programs wisely and don’t
Whenever I choose to promote a Clickbank offer
(for example), I put myself in the shoes of a potential customer and opt in to
test the vendors’ follow up sequence.
I learned this the hard way.
Nothing breaks a reader’s trust more than being
led to a promotion that will blow up their inbox. Put yourself in the shoes of
a potential customer and see what will happen if they follow your advice.
This was a BIG mistake I made when I first
started out. I began my affiliate marketing career using free-to-make web pages
on a site called Squidoo (and I still do this to this day).
If you are fond of promoting Amazon products on these
pages, but would forget to use unique tracking affiliate links on each page.