8 Things You Must Know About Affiliate Marketing [Year]

My friend, Emma, is an expert affiliate marketer without even knowing (or trying). I just got off the phone with her and once again, she convinced me to do something that I normally wouldn’t do.

I realized that if I can just learn what she already does so well, I can make a ton of money online.

8 Things You Must Know About Affiliate Marketing [Year]

Here are 8 things that makes her great at affiliate marketing.  If you are looking for ways to improve your tactics, then this article is for you.

1. Be an Expert

One of the main reasons why I listen to my friend is because of her expertise in the area.  She is amazing at marketing, and when she recommends using a certain tool or an strategy, I listen.

become an expert in affiliate marketing

In affiliate marketing, showing your expertise is important to get visitors to listen to your advice and buy that product you are pitching.  Without the perceived expertise in that area, no one will ever buy a product you recommend because you have no credibility.

2. Call to Immediate Action

I see the “call to action” advice everywhere, but not many people actually advises for immediate action.  I know that I tend to forget things when I don’t do it right away, so getting the reader to buy or submit their email address immediately is very important.

Call to action

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If they wait too long, it might be some other site’s cookie that gets the credit when your pitch actually made the sale!

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3. Reminders

It normally takes a few reminders for someone to take action.

My friend would talk to me over the phone, email me and sometimes follow up with another call just to make sure I followed through on my promise.  In order to get visitors to take action, setup different places to remind people about the product you are pitching.

Write about the product you would like to pitch, then follow it up with a banner ad and perhaps another article telling your readers your experience with the product.

4. Show Confidence

My friend is extremely confident and it shows because when she speaks, people listen.  Show it in your tone when you write about the product you are recommending.  The last thing you want is to sound like you aren’t really sure whether they should buy or not.

5. Build Trust Way Before You Need to Call for Action

People buy a product from a trusted source, especially when its done online because there are too many scams out there.  Build that trust with your articles regularly and your readers will naturally follow your advice on products you pitch.

Build Trust

Otherwise, you will have to rely on an amazing one time pitch to accomplish the same task.  It’s the difference between a cold call and telling your friend about a new product.

6. Write Your Article For Your Readers

My friend will never try to convince me to buy a wallet because she knows I’m just not interested!

If your readers come to your blog because they love food, then don’t try to pitch a digital camera.  Focus your affiliate marketing on products and services that serve the needs of your readers.

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7. Show By Example

Once your build trust, then letting your readers know about your experience and how you use the product is a great selling tool.  Write a review, talk about what you like and dislike about it and your readers will be intrigued and want more.

8. Don’t be Pushy

Give your readers every reason to take action but at the end of the day, let them decide.

There will be lots of people who just aren’t interested so don’t try to push them into making a decision!  Let them know how great the product is but if they choose to miss out, then let them be.

The worst thing you can do is be pushy and turn the readers off.

Vashishtha Kapoor

Myself Vashishtha Kapoor and I am a freelance technical writer & digital marketer for hire. I help clients grow their web visibility by writing in-detail content about digital marketing and WordPress. Connect with me on LinkedIn and discuss how to grow your business.