5 Tips For Affiliate Marketing Newbies
Affiliate programs are the launching grounds for a big majority of home entrepreneurs and beginners in Internet Marketing, because of the small amount of work involved. There are some elements that you must absolutely look for before you start promoting an affiliate product.
#1. Promote a UNIQUE product for better results.
Promoting a product which is already being sold by hundreds of affiliates will not give you the same results as you will not have a unique proposition. A different product that only some affiliates distribute – that kind of program is a little bit difficult to find because it is not in the interest of the merchant to do so in the short term.
#2. Powerful and effective affiliates tools.
When you are ready to promote, you may be lost if you are new to affiliate marketing. Actually, most of the beginners take months to make their first sale, because the merchant doesn’t help them in their hard work. So be sure to find a powerful and clear affiliates resource section. That will skyrocket your chances of success. Also, a good communication with the merchant is hard to find, but it is a must.
Try to find these resources, or some of them.
#3. Example of effective resources:
* Brandable e-books to give away or sell at a little price with your own affiliate ID links to generate leads and sales.
* Sales letters provided.
* Email templates to send to your list(s), pre-writen emails or even better.
* Free promotional tips provided, to make money without spending thousands in the beginning (a must for beginners)
* Advices and tips for paid promotional techniques (don’t lose all your money in something that doesn’t bring results).
* Re-direct links through your own website. For example: www.yoursite.com/theaffiliatesite/
#4. Good Tracking software.
It is a very important part. You must be able to monitor almost everything in your resources section:
you must be able to track your sales, how many visitors came to your site and to the merchant site, by which page they enter to the merchant site (here is the importance of the re-direct links).
You must be able to view your payment history, and also how many people signed up under you if it is a two-tier affiliate program.
#5. Cookies plus IP addresses.
Today, it is a common practice by Internet users to clear their cookies daily or weekly. So if you spend money on PPC or any other paid advertising to get a customer, you do not want to see another affiliate get the commission you should have received. So try to choose an affiliate program with a tracking software which abstracts also the IP address of your future customer.
By the way, recurring commissions is a must.
Last but not least, try to find associate programs with generous compensation plan, and give a preference to the two-tier affiliates programs because you will be paid on two levels.
Enjoy your affiliate adventure.
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Ari Tumijo is a freelance digital marketer and affiliate marketer, and was previously a full-time Brand Consulting Practice Executive as well as Head of its Digital Strategies with Rayan Daniyal Consulting (RDC) brand practice. He possesses 5 years of digital marketing experience and this website is the result of his continuous seeking and sharing of knowledge. With RDC, he was responsible for developing the solutions for clients seeking to improve their digital presence and brand equity in the social media space. In addition to account servicing role, Ari was also involved in business development for Brand Capital, a subsidiary brand of RDC. He has a Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering and spent his early career years in F&B Management and Semi-conductor industry.