Thursday, 4 October 2012

Promoting Affiliate Products and Getting Large Sales

Now this is the complex part.

There are numerous ways by which you can promote your preferred products, but here, I will discuss with you the most effective ones. These ones have been proven excellent through years of constant usage by online marketer and entrepreneurs.

Promote using your Blog or Site: If you have a blog with good traffic, you can easily promote an affiliate product by writing a review post about that product with your affiliate link hyperlinked in-between texts or putting it at the end of the post. Or you can simply put a banner of that affiliate product on your side bar. While putting it, jst remember to post products that are related to what your blog’s niche.

Use Social Networks: As you all know, social networks are growing at a rapid rate and will continue to grow. Facebook, for example, has nearly 600 million users and twitter has 200 million. And that is what you can make use of.

If you use twitter, you can search for tweets in your niche and reply to them with helpful product links (masked with your affiliate code). For Example: You search for your loved niche, lets say “Weight Loss”, in Twitter and you find a tweet of a desperate person asking for help to loose his/her weight. Now If you know of a product which you think can really help that person, you simply can reply to that tweet with your affiliate product link.

If you use Facebook, you can create a Facebook page or group in your selected niche and once that Page/Group has got good number of fans/members, you can share the affiliate link of a related product (of course, if it is useful) on your Page’s wall. This way you are exposing your affiliate products to targeted people (your Page’s fans) and you will easily be able to get sale of that product.

Write and Submit Articles: Article Marketing is the most exploited way of getting affiliate sales and Guess what? It works every time. You just need to write an article related to your niche and then submit it to various article directories. You are given a chance to add a resource box in your article where you can add hyperlinks of your choice.  But the drawback is that most of the reputed Article Directories do not allow the use of affiliate links in your resource box. So, to get the most benefit, you have to first write a review of the selected affiliate product on your blog or elsewhere (where you can add your affiliate links) and then create a related article, for article directories, containing your review post’s link in the resource box of that article.

If done effectively, this can get you a good amount of targeted visitors to your blog post where they might end up buying that affiliate product. Few things that you need to keep in mind is that you need to create an effective resource box (or Call to Action Box) paragraph which urges the reader to click the link in that box.

Some of the Famous Article Directories where you can submit your articles are :

Create Videos: Video Marketing helps you get tons of targeted traffic easily (Yes, i said ‘easily’). All you have to do is Create a Video Review of the Product you are promoting and upload that video to popular video sharing sites like Youtube. In the description field for that video,  Add your affiliate link and that’s it. Videos gets viral too easily, All you need to care is about the Title and the Content of the video. Try to create a catchy Title which makes people view your video.

You can work on Keywords and link building to get the video rank higher in search engines but there is an easy way to get traffic to your video. It is by getting your video listed in the “Related Videos” section of Popular Videos in your niche. This can be achieved by adding the same tags to your video which are used by other Popular Video in your Category.

Create Web 2.0 Properties: Now this is fun. You might have heard of Web 2.0 sites like Squidoo, Hubpages etc. These are mostly like article directories but these are community driven, i.e, other users can comment upon or like/dislike your article and accordingly your article is ranked. All you have to do is create an Article around your affiliate product and include your affiliate link in that article. Now you have to work on building backlinks for that article (with your anchored keyword). Web 2.0 sites are loved by Search Engines and it will not be too hard for for you to get it ranked higher for your keyword.

Join Online Forums: This is also a popular form of Marketing Online. First find Forums that are related to your niche and create account there. Next, set up a Signature line there and include your affiliate link in it. The last thing left for you to do is to stay active on these forums and post useful threads there and answer to other posts. If you post useful stuff, People will start trusting you and will browse through your signature links. This way you can easily get affiliate sales.

Build an Email List: If you have a large number of E-mail list or subscriber to your website, you can often send them Newsletter with an affiliate link. You must craft a cool email that will get your subscribers click through the links in it. This way you can really get good number of affiliate sales for your product. But Remember, If you start sending them affiliate driven emails everyday or emails promoting unrelated products, Your subscriber will unsubscribe from your list and will left you in the vast ocean alone. So use it Wisely.

Create Niche Sites: You might have heard a lot about Niche Sites/blogs these days. Well, a niche site/blog is that which is made around a very specific keyword or niche which has quite a low competition and could be easily ranked for, in Google, with minimal effort. What you have to do is, Research for a lucrative “Low Competition”, “High Traffic” Keyword using some keyword tools and then create a website/blog around that keyword and a few related ones. This type of site might not contain a lot of pages but 5 – 6 content rich (& SEO rich) pages will get you going. Then Start Building backlinks (Off Site SEO) according to the level of competition and in a few days, you would ranking well for those keywords. Now, all you have to do is to place banners or direct affiliate links in your sidebar or Content and see the conversions coming in within a few days.

You could even create a niche site reviewing a product (real life or digital) and that way you will be directly targeting buyers. Make use of keywords like “Product Review”, “Buy Product”, replace “Product” with the name of the product you are promoting. That’s it.

These were the best methods to promote your affiliate links and get sales and commissions.

By Now, you must have gained great knowledge about Affiliate Marketing. So what are you waiting for, Go on and Get your First Affiliate Sale today


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