Affiliate Marketing Steps
Step #1 – Merchant Selection
Look for a good reputation, quality product and an exceptional merchant conversion rate.
Step #2 – Recommend Quality
Consider the products you choose to recommend to others. If you wouldn’t buy it for yourself, don’t recommend it to anyone else. You’re putting your name out there too.
Step #3 – Niche Category
Niche selection is very important if you go in where the seasoned veterans dominate and you won’t find the success you seek. The credit card, mortgages and attorney niches pay huge commissions and attract the fierce competition. Find a viable niche with a few competitors and position yourself as the major player. Your income earning potential will be much greater.
Step #4 – Product & Content Relevance
To achieve success in the area of affiliate marketing it’s important for your products and content to be relevant. Such as creating a website or blog about betting and your products are about solar and wind energy. This doesn’t bode well as a top earning strategy or an effective one. Your banners and links should be associated with companies offering products and systems about enhancing betting skills.
Step #5 – Banner Control
Have ever visited a site where banners appear to be covering every bit of white space available? You were witnessing terrible banner control. Proper banner use and placement in conjunction with the content is vital to the success and earning power of your site.
Step #6 – Personal Experience
Firsthand knowledge of a product or service often carries more weight than a banner. Sales conversions are often better. Strong belief in a product you have used speaks volumes. Be judicious in your banner usage.
Step #7 – Monitor Results
Be willing to switch to a better affiliate program offering a similar product if necessary. No reason to stick with a program the maybe generating product returns or complaints. Develop a system to monitor the results of the products you market.
Step #8 – Use Various Merchants
The choice to use various merchants is a wise decision. Keep it minimal though. Stay below 5 merchants at one time. Diversification keeps you from placing all your trust in one company.
Step #9 – Fresh Content
Do your best to present fresh/original content. Google will penalize you for using duplicate content and the search rankings for your site will suffer. You owe it to your readers to present new information from a fresh perspective. Stand out from the crowd and create good quality content.
Step #10 – Be Adaptable
Be adaptable to change. Maintain a site that continuously presents a fresh perspective in terms of new content. I would suggest adding content often to keep the search engines loving what you do versus the load, leave and wait for the traffic to trickle in concept.
You have the opportunity to become a serious income producer if you become adept at building quality niche websites that search engines love. Maintain fresh content on each of your sites. The major search engines will view your site as one with regular content updates for the readers.
I certainly hope this information will be of benefit to you and your pursuit of affiliate marketing.