5 Ways To Stand Out As An Affiliate
Considered today as one of the best and easiest way to earn some money, affiliate marketing is now attracting many people to represent themselves in this type of business.
But as competition is getting a bit bigger, you may need some ways to distinguish yourself from the rest of the affiliate marketers. For the major reason that many of your competitors including you are promoting the exact same program, in the exact same zone or on the exact same websites perhaps.
Now, here are some tips that you may consider in order for you to stay in this business and have the chance to outwit and outplay other competitors of yours.
Create your own website.
It is very essential for you to have your own website in considering affiliate marketing as your professional career. Secondly, potential customers primarily go to websites in order for them to search and sometimes purchase items they were looking for.
For the same reason that it is much easier to remember than a certain URL that you may be using and you can just point to your visitors the affiliate page in your website.
Craft your own ad copy.
A lot of times, affiliates marketers have published the same ad two or three times done by advertisers. In this case, you may email the owner of your affiliate program asking that you make your own ads.
This way, people may not become immune to ads, because sometimes seeing the same ads over and over again, may just make your potential customers to just skip it all together. Besides, your primarily purpose is to attract or encourage people to click and read your ads and be curious enough to click through your website.
Offer own products or lead magnets.
Once you have your website going, it is important to offer some products, bonuses or lead magnets that your customers won’t be able to get from other affiliates.
You want your customers’ loyalty and attention, and the best way to do that is to have something on your site that they can’t find on others. Being an affiliate marketer, we must then choose a certain market segment where you can have a potential leadership or at least a strong challenger role.
Strengthen relationship with customers.
Now, in order for you as the marketer to fully answer the query of your potential customers, it is best to try and buy the product by yourself. With this particular notion, you can better sell the product that you are trying to market.
You can share to your potential customers what a great experience you had with the product, and this can make them interested enough to buy the product. You may also be able to provide a support if necessary.
You may alternatively provide a confident tutorial or steps on how to use the product that you are trying to market based on your personal experience.
Entailing this idea is to be totally honest about the product that you are trying to market. If you find out that the program you were promoting is a scam, STOP promoting it and inform your readers about it.
This will help you build credibility with your lists. We all make mistakes and admitting your mistake will boost your reader’s confidence in you.
With services such as ClickBank, it is easy to become overwhelmed and try to market everything in its marketplace. That is not a good idea. It’s better to focus on one market and market products that they would want.
This is called niche marketing.
Try also to promote a certain product, which conforms to the specifications measured through indications of customer-satisfaction, rather than indicators of self-gratification. It is the customer who decides what to buy and not the company or the affiliate marketer. The company simply produces products catering to the needs and wants of their chosen market segment.
Today, different types of business are emerging from all over the world in a multi-national level to reign supreme on their specific market segment that they are trying to dominate, and affiliate marketing is one of them.
Affiliate marketing is definitely here to stay and it can become a great way to earn extra or even part time income. However, it won’t happen overnight. Like everything else in life, you’re going to have to put a lot of hard work into it.
Good luck to you in your new venture.
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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.