15 Best Blogs To Follow About Affiliate Marketing


If you want to learn anything through the internet, one of the best sources of information is the blogs owned by industry influencers. These blogs are the platforms where they share their experiences and knowledge. Blogs are a great way to learn about any industry. In affiliate marketing if you are not following any industry blogs,  you are most likely goign to miss the latest trends and as it is an ever evolving industry, keeping up with the experts is a good way to keep up with the industry. Bloggers knowledge is key to learn about affiliate marketing and how to get things done, So here is a list of my 15 personal favorite bloggers I follow and i would suggest you to follow as well if you want to succeed in affiliate marketing.

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affiliate marketing bloggers you should follow!


1.  Jeremy Schoemaker shoemoney.com


Personally I have learned a lot from Jeremy Schoemaker by reading his blog posts and used the tips he shared in my own affiliate business to maximize my own profits. Back in 2013 i even used his tactic to get featured on his blog and receive tons of traffic on my blog, I wanted to get featured on his blog’s Free Shirt Friday series however it proved almost impossible, So I used his tips from his blog and got this video done from Fiverr for $5 and wallah you can see my website featured on his blog here .


2. Zac Johnson zacjohnson.com


Zac Johnson has published thousands of articles, His posts are always informative and helpful with killer content specially about how to stay relevant and generate passive income stream. He is one of the most consistent bloggers in industry and his articles are always informative where he shares his insider secrets for example have a look here a post he published in 2008 How I Made $860,538.38 PROFIT in 4 Months!


3. Neil Patel neilpatel.com


As per forbes he is one of the top 10 online marketers, He is the Co founder of crazy egg and KISSmetrics. He shares great tips related to online marketing and traffic generation. His articles about SEO are always informative and his insights on advertising is always helpful. I am honored to be speaking alongside Neil Patel  this October at Arab Affiliate Summit in Egypt this year.


4. CHARLES NGO charlesngo.com


In CPA marketing Charles is one of the top influencers and his guides about mobile marketing have helped many affiliates marketers hundreds and thousands of dollars. He is also a great mentor and has mentored many successful affiliates. His guides and emails are always top notch providing a great insight into world of affiliate marketing.


5. Jeff Bullas jeffbullas.com


Jeff bullas was listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Digital Influencers. He has one of the most impressive blog designs. Jeff shares great insights about blogging , Affiliate marketing and  Digital marketing and digotal marketing. His articles provide a great resource about digital marketing and affiliate marketing.


6. Luke kling lukepeerfly.com


Peerfly affiliate manager and creator of Fptraffic social media tool which is responsible of driving millions of visitors a month. Luke’s blog is always a grest source of information about affiliate marketing where he shares latest methods to drive traffic, Luke’s spcial focus has been on facebook traffic and is one of the authority figures in social media advertising sector.


7. John chow johnchow.com


John Chow is the founder and CEO of TTZ Media and runs one of the biggest digital marketing blogs where he shares information about making money online, With over 20,0000 visitors a day he is one of the most influential people on internet.


8. Pat Flynn smartpassiveincome.com

Pat Flynn is one of the most influential people in digital marketing with massive following, He started off his digital marketing career in 2008, he is very well known for his podcasts with over 1 million downloads. Also his monthly income reports on his blog are also very popular.


9. Yaro Starak entrepreneurs-journey.com

Yaro Starak covers topics including  Internet Marketing, Selling Information Online, Blogging, Startups and Personal Development. If you are interested into blogging he is someone you mustbe following .


10. Mark Ling affilorama.com

Mark Ling is an New Zealand based Internet marketing expert also happens to be the founder of Affilorama  the famous  affiliate training program which is a great way to learn for affiliates who are interested to learn free traffic methods specially promoting clickbank products.


11. David Risley blogmarketingacademy.com

David Risley writers about blogging and his blog is a great resource for bloggers specially dedicated to driving traffic to your blogs. This blog has helped me a lot to increase traffic on my blog. His guides are very detailed and a great resource for experienced and helpful for experienced and beginners both.


12. Matthew Woodward  matthewwoodward.co.uk

Matthew writes about SEO and affiliate marketing. His monthly income reports are always interesting to read and his SEO guides are always helpful and his blogs are something you must following if you run anything related to digital marketing.


13. Harsh Agrawal  shoutmeloud.com

I recently started reading Harsh, Its always great to find new traffic sources through his blog, for example i learned about hilltop ads form his blog and have been using them for regularly now to run traffic to my affiliate campaigns. His blogs about blogging are also very helpful and insightful..


14. Finch Sells  finchsells.com

Finch sells is one of the top reputed people in affiliate marketing industry. I met him first time in 2014 during Adsimilis Meetup 2014 in Dubai,  Where we both were invited as speakers. His blogs are always interesting to read and is 3 year old list of affiliate marketing resources is still one of the best affiliate marketing resource list.


15. shawn collins  affiliatetip.com

Shawn collins has been affiliate marketer since 1997. Shawn Collins is Co-CEO of the Affiliate Summit, one of the major affiliate marketing industry conferences.

Affiliate ReBirth Review and how you can use it to build a budget for CPA Campaigns

Hey guys, today I wanted to talk about Amazon Associates. Amazon is an e-commerce site that sprung from originally selling books to selling a wide variety of consumer goods and digital offerings. Amazon Associates is the Affiliate programme. The great thing about Amazon is that the products and demand is already there, people are actively searching for their offerings, you just need to link the search with the consumer. In this article I will be talking about why it is a good place to start and also Affiliate Re-Birtha course that will help you get started with amazon. Everything from choosing the right products, to how to promote them using free traffic, it’s a newbies guide to earning. This course is for those who have a low budget, or maybe want to build a budget while they learn some skills, to then further progress into CPA Marketing. At Kj Rocker we have had a lot of interest in Kjs Private Coaching, but one issue a lot of people have, is budget. They don’t have the money to invest in necessary resources, so this course is a shout out to help all you guys not only build a budget, but also learn some valuable skills that will help you when you start to build your own online career.

The vendor of Affiliate re-birth is Greg Kononenko, Who is working in conjunction with Shahnawaz Sadique and Stefan Ciancio. These 3 have teamed up to create something that is newbie friendly, accessible, and proven. The method described and taught in the course stems from Shanawaz, his experience is reflected in the course in that he is sharing his own methods and ways to use free traffic to succeed with Amazon Associates. Shahnawaz has an MBA from Disha Institute Of Management And Technology Raipur. He has a long stretch of experiences in sales and digital marketing, he loves to share his passion for Digital marketing on his blog; commonstupidman.com . He is one of the few people from industry who are hyper active on twitter.  Aside from his experience he also works with Travelwithsmile.Com  in Sales and Digital Marketing.

Why Amazon Associates?

PRODUCTS

One major reason I recommend Amazon associates is something I mentioned earlier, the demand and search is there, you are just the link. This is the case for many products and affiliate programmes, but the difference here is that people are ACTIVELY searching for the products you will be promoting. You won’t need to convince or push anybody into buying anything. The best thing is that the products will be easy to sell and there’s an unlimited number of products TO sell, as amazon adds new products every, single, day.

EXTRA AD ONS

One huge advantage that Amazon associates offer is that when you sell one item, if a consumer buys something else in the same purchase, in the same basket, you gain commissions on the other product/s too. So you don’t just earn on one product a day, you are open to whatever that particular consumer buys along with the product you promote, and lets face it, who buys just ONE thing? The key is to find the right product . 

COMPETITION

In terms of competition, something I always stress to students and associates is the importance of spy tools and keeping an eye on your competition. If you can get ahead of the game or ahead of your competition, you can earn more. With Amazon associates yo are able to search what your competition is doing as thousands of affiliate are promoting amazon offers everyday. In Regards to this, Affiliate Re-Birth

helps you choose products that are in demand, that will sell like hot cakes using free traffic. These people know their stuff and will guide you to choosing a profitable niche, build the right website and how to monetise the FREE TRAFFIC yo are driving to your site.

HOBBY

Another major advantage of amazon associates is that one can integrate their hobby. Using a personal example before getting into the CPA game, we dipped our feet in the Amazon technology niche and made over $13k in sales per month. What drove that income? A passion for technology, a passion for the latest trends in technology, the latest gadgets and features. If you have passion, you have drive, if you have drive, you are destined to succeed. Many will support me in the notion that if you love what you do, you do it better.

GETTING YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR

By starting a career with Amazon Associates you can connect with like minded individuals and brands. By promoting certain brands you are putting yourself out there to get noticed and opening more doors. When we first started with Amazon electronics, within a  few months, leading brands in the technology niche were contacting us for partnerships and commending our promotion techniques and reviews of their products. So it is also a great networking start.

Who Is Amazon Associates for?

Winner CPA Offers

Amazon Associates is for people who have a low budget

Amazon Associates is for people who have a low budget, or those who want to build up their skills and learn more about free traffic and how to monetise it. It is a learning curve you can use in your future IM career, but also a step in the door to network.

What can you learn from Affiliate Re-Birth? 

  • How to choose a low competition niche
  • How to use free traffic
  • How to build a website in accordance to your niche
  • How to monetise free traffic
  • How to use Amazon Associates

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Affiliate Marketing For Dummies The 7 Steps To Start Successful Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has been around for a very long time, and it has been one of the most common methods for a lot of people to make money online. For those who are new to the term “Affiliate marketing” it simply means you earn by promoting products online, earning a cut from each sale. There are millions of products that you can promote online, which are offered by various companies around the world.

With affiliate marketing, you don’t need to create your own product in order to start making money online. You simply take a look at the products that are offered by other companies, and then try to promote those products. When somebody buys the product through your affiliate link, then you will be given the percentage of the sale into your account. Often, once the payment reached a certain threshold, you will be able to cash out your affiliate commission, either via check or bank transfer, but some networks/companies pay out on a sale to sale basis.

For instance, if you are promoting a product with a $97 price tag, and the company that releases the product offers you a 50% commission for every sale that you make using your affiliate link, then you will get $48.5 for every sale that you make. If you can make 100 sales per month for that product, then you can cash out a monthly affiliate commission of $4850 to your bank account.

40% of marketing professionals quote affiliate marketing as the most desired digital skill

40% of marketing professionals quote affiliate marketing as the most desired digital skill

The concept of affiliate marketing is very simple, but it can be very difficult to follow for an absolute beginner. If you want a step by step guide to affiliate marketing, here are a few steps that you need to follow. These steps will help you to understand more about affiliate marketing, and help you get started on your own affiliate business as quickly and as easily as possible.

Step #1 – The Foolproof Formula To Pick The Right Niche

Before you even pick the products to promote for your affiliate business, you have to pick the niche that you want to delve into. A niche is  a small category of a topic that you want to work on. It shouldn’t be too broad, and it needs to have its own group of audience. For instance, “weight loss” can be considered a niche for your affiliate business, but it is a very broad niche.

For affiliate marketing to be effective, you have to pick a narrower niche that contains a group of audience desperate to find a good solution for their problems. Thus, for the case of “weight loss”, you can simply pick a narrower niche, such as “weight loss for young moms”. This is a better pick, since you can focus on your promotion toward young moms that are struggling to lose weight after giving birth.

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In order for affiliate marketing to be effective, you have to pick a narrower niche

So, how can you find the right niche for your affiliate marketing campaigns? The foolproof formula to pick the right niche for your affiliate business:

  • It needs to be profitable. You don’t want to pick products that will in turn become unprofitable for you. When you spend a lot of marketing effort and budget for the promotion of these products, you may only get a small Return On Investment (ROI). So, picking a profitable niche is important, to ensure that all your hard work will pay off. You have to pick a niche that has potential for making good money, such as weight loss, finance, investment, Lead generation and so on. Consider your ROI carefully.
  • It needs to have sufficient demand. When you pick a niche, you are actually choosing a market where you will promote your product. This market has an audience with its own demographics; personality, age range, income range, and so on. What you need to do is to ensure that your niche market has sufficient demand for your products. Why Do these people desperately need a solution to their problems? This is the question that you need to answer first. A lot of marketers approach this with What problems do these people have that your products can solve or How can their problems be solved. The key is to ask WHY, thus giving them the solution on a plate, rather than bartering around.
  • Look at the keywords. You can research your niche by using the Google Keyword Planner Tool to search for the related keywords in your niche. For instance, if you are interested in the weight loss niche, then you will put the keyword “weight loss” on the Google Keyword Planner Tool, and search for related keywords from there. You will find thousands of related keywords, which you can research again in the same manner. Do this until you find the niche that is narrow enough with good demand and little competition.
  • It should be evergreen. The niche that you pick shouldn’t only be a temporary trend. For instance, if you pick the niche “Halloween costumes”, then you will only be able to promote your products at the time of Halloween. Thus, you cannot make money each and every day from that niche. So pick a niche that is evergreen, a constant.
  • Take a peek at Offer Vault. Offer Vault is the good place to search for the offers you want to promote. Search for the offers in your niche. Offer Vaults’ network directory has almost all affiliate networks, and their offers, along with other important details like payout and earnings per click, listed.  It also has a list of categories to browse, as well as a list of products based on country. This way, you can discover your niche really fast.

You should spend some time researching your niche before you delve further into your affiliate marketing business. Once you’ve decided to pick the right niche for your business, it’s time to determine which products that you want to promote to your audience.

Step #2 – Pick Your Promoted Products The Brilliant Way

There are millions of products that are available online today, and a big percentage of them have  their own affiliate programs or they are working with affiliate networks. When you narrow it down to your chosen niche, there are probably hundreds and thousands of products that are available for you to promote in that niche, depending on how popular your niche is. So, how can you pick the products to promote in your affiliate marketing business? Not all products will have a high conversion rate. So don’t have any prior expectations, if you are a master of your niche, conversation rates shouldn’t be an immediate issue.

In regards to this, there are some important things that you should pay attention to before choosing the products to promote. Always remember that because a product is popular, it doesn’t mean that it will have a high conversion rate. So, you cannot simply pick popular products out there and start promoting them like crazy. Here are some useful tips to pick the right products to promote:

  1. Understand the needs of your audience. Each niche market has its own group of audience that you will target later. This group of audience has their own needs and problems, and they are looking for a solution to fix their problems or fulfill their needs. What you need to do is to understand the needs of your audience, knowing how they think, their fears, and the problems that they are facing right now. Then, pick the products that can help them to solve their problems as easily as possible.
  1. Pick the products with high ratings. Whatever affiliate network that you choose to use, you need to pick the products that have high ratings and positive feedback. You want the products to be highly recommended by real users, so that when you promote it to your audience, they will not be hesitant to buy the products right away. Don’t pick products that have low ratings or no ratings at all.
  1. Pick the products that share a reasonable commission. Promoting these products as an affiliate marketer means you have to spend a lot of time, money, and effort into the promotional campaign. So, you don’t want your hard work to go to waste. You want to promote the products that share a big commission per sale, so that you can get your return on investment as quickly as possible.
  1. Lifetime commission products are the best. If you can find the products that offer lifetime commission for you, it is even better for your long-term investment. This means that the sales that you get today will produce affiliate commissions for you for years to come, for as long as your customers stay as customers. There are quite a lot of affiliate products that offer this commission structure.
  1. High converting sales page. Before going with a product to promote, first you have to read the sales page of the product to determine whether it will convert well or not. Try to read the sales page from start to finish, and if you are compelled to buy the product, then it is positive that the sales page is persuasive enough, and it will convert well for your audience. Go for the products that have the most persuasive sales pages.
  1. Ask Your affiliate manager. Consult with your affiliate manager and get their opinion about the best converting offers in your niche. Affiliate Managers have all kinds of data, so they can be a great source to help you out with selecting offers, offers which are converting on their affiliate networks. If you can build a strong relationship with your affiliate manager, they can also provide you additional material which could be of help. So always make sure you keep a good relationship with your affiliate managers.Note here are a few networks I recommend you to start with : Maxbounty , leadbit.com ,W4.comChoosing the right products for your affiliate promotion will make it easier for you to earn commissions from the products that you promote. Make a list of products to promote on your niche, and prepare to join the affiliate networks that host those products. Read more in our special guide about How to pick up a winner CPA offer.

Step #3 – Finding  Trusted Affiliate Networks That Pay For Your Hard Work

Affiliate networks are basically the companies that host the affiliate products and the ones that will pay the commission for your affiliate sales. So, this is the place where a lot of vendors can list their products, so that affiliate marketers can find those products and begin promoting them. Examples of Traditional Affiliate Networks are Clickbank, Amazon, and ShareASale. Similarly, you can Find CPA Affiliate Networks which basically pay per action. For example; pay for signing up to a website, making people install apps on their phones, etc. You cannot promote products as an affiliate unless you sign up to the relevant affiliate network and become a member.

Pick Affiliate Networks which pay you on time

Pick Affiliate Networks which pay you on time

However, with a lot of affiliate networks available, the bad news is that not all of them are trusted companies that will pay you for your hard work. Sometimes, bad affiliate networks might withhold your payment, or pay you less as compared to other affiliate networks. This is why you should find/work with the best affiliate networks, ones that you can trust. Here are some tips to find the trusted affiliate networks that pay for your hard work:

  • How long have they been about? If you find an affiliate network that seems new to you,  check the company profile online. Has the company been around for some time, or is it a new company? Be wary of doing business with new companies, since you don’t know for sure about their reputation. To make things simple, choose the affiliate networks that have been around for some time, and have some sort of presence. Try looking on affiliate marketing groups on Facebook, If you are not sure about an affiliate network feel free to ask in our Facebook group .
  • They should make the payment on time. The affiliate networks that you pick should have a good payment reputation, in that they don’t miss affiliate payments. They should treat all affiliates well, by giving their payments on time. One of the common traits of untrustworthy affiliate networks is that they will make excuses to delay your affiliate payment, and usually, they will hold your commissions for no reason.
  • They should accept affiliates easily. There are some affiliate networks that are known to accept only experienced affiliates for their network. Usually they will require you to have  a few campaigns running already with other networks and would like you to show them some sort of proof of earnings. These are not the companies that you want to work with, especially if you are still a beginner. Instead of wasting your time on signing up to these networks start with networks where you can be accepted easily and spend your precious time working on your campaigns. I understand the logic that not every tom, dick and harry will excel, so they have to be careful, but it shouldn’t be a chore to join a network.
  • They should have a good commission structure/system. The commission structure offered by the affiliate networks should be fair for both vendors and affiliates, and they should have a good system to track your affiliate sales. There are networks that are known to be cheating their affiliates by eliminating the sales from their affiliates randomly. Be sure to avoid these types of networks. That is why you need to join the networks that are beginner friendly, yet they have a good reputation.
  • They should have positive reviews from affiliates. Before you join any affiliate network that you’ve selected, make sure you read some reviews from the affiliates using that network. Usually, there are many affiliates that discuss certain affiliate networks in online forums, and they usually post their reviews and feedback there. Take a good look at those forums and make sure that you only join the networks with positive reviews from the affiliates. You can also read reviews on affpaying.com or have a look at Kj Rocker’s recommended networks lists.

Now that you’ve picked the right niche, chosen your products, and join the affiliate networks, it’s the time for you to really start the marketing process for those products. For this, you have to build your own affiliate marketing arsenal and prepare your promotional materials there.

Step #4 – The Easy Way To Prepare Your Affiliate Marketing Arsenal

When it comes to affiliate marketing, your only job is to promote the affiliate products to your audience, without forcing them to buy it. So, you simply tell them about the products and why it is a solution to their problems, and then give your affiliate link to your audience so that they can check out the sales page, and gain more insight. Then, when your audience decides to buy the product, you get the affiliate commission for your effort.

Its Important to have the right tools for your affiliate marketing campaigns

Its Important to have the right tools for your affiliate marketing campaigns

The problem here is that there are hundreds and probably thousands of affiliate marketers that are promoting the same products as you. So, you have to compete with them, which is why you need to prepare your affiliate marketing arsenal properly. In this way, you can get ahead of your competition and make more sales in doing so. So, here are some tips to prepare your affiliate marketing arsenal the easy way:

  • Build your own website. You can always create a free blog for your affiliate marketing efforts, but do not do that unless you want to waste your time. The best way to promote your affiliate products is by building your own website, and focus your promotion there. You don’t need to build two or three or even ten free blogs to promote different products. Just one website is enough, and since you’ve picked your niche, you can build your website around that topic and easily attract your audience that way.
  • Host your website on VPS. Shared hosting might be a good solution for the beginners who are running a website with a lower traffic volume. However, when you are running affiliate marketing campaigns as a business, its important to take it as a business and make sure you most out of your campaigns so always start with at least VPS hosting. ( check out discount form our friends at liquid web hosting). Shared hosting servers are being shared by many web masters and that can slow your website or landing page performance, which may result in loss of sales. When we are promoting affiliate marketing campaigns each and every visitor is important and a potential customer. Also if you are running paid traffic you don’t want slow website speed to turn away your potential customers while you are paying for their visit to your website.
  • Build valuable content around your niche. The most important thing that you have to do with your website is content building. You need to develop valuable content for your website, which makes the visitors want to come back to your site for more. The content needs to be able to help solve your audience’s problems and it should be able to entertain them as well. You need to update your website regularly with new content.  Read more about 5 Smart content Marketing Strategies.
  • Link with social media pages. Create official social media pages for your website where people can get in touch with you in various social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more. Whenever you update new content on your website, be sure to notify your social media followers about it, and make sure to develop a strong follower base for all of your social media pages.
  • Focus on promoting several products at the same time. While you need to focus on developing your promotional materials on your website, it doesn’t mean that you can only promote one product on it. You can promote several products at the same time on your website. You can even give your audience the product comparison chart in order to make it easier for them to determine which product to buy. You can offer reviews for various products related to your niche and include your affiliate links there.  Read More: Why you should build mailing list.
  • Promote your products within your web content. Aside from developing valuable content for your website, you should also insert your affiliate links within your content and make it a part of your content. In this way, when people read your content, they might be persuaded to click on the affiliate link just to learn more about the product. However, you should do it only if the affiliate products are directly relevant to your content.

You have prepared a good affiliate marketing arsenal that is ready to help you convert your visitors into customers, and generate lots of affiliate sales for you. Next, it’s the time for you to find out ways to attract more traffic to your website.

Step #5 – Super Effective Ways To Build Traffic To Your Promotional Materials

Since your website contains the valuable content that your audience will read, and within the content, you will insert the affiliate links to your promoted products, then it can be said that your website contains various promotional materials for your affiliate business. Unless you can drive traffic to your website, you cannot generate any sales from your promotion. Thus, it is important for you not only to focus on developing valuable content for your website, but also to attract traffic to your website as well.

You will need good traffic volume to generate good a good number of leads

You will need good traffic volume to generate good a good number of leads

What you need to know about attracting traffic to your website is that there are generally two ways of doing that. The first way is using the organic search engine traffic, which you can do over time, for free. The second way is using the paid traffic, something you can do instantly as long as you have the budget to run the ad campaigns. The point in attracting traffic is to attract more people to your website, so that they can finally be sent to your affiliate product sales page. Here are some super effective ways to build traffic to your promotional materials:

  1. Provide your content on YouTube. YouTube is one of the biggest traffic websites on the internet today, and lots of people usually prefer watching videos than reading articles. That’s why it is important for you to have a solid presence on YouTube, so that you can build your own audience there. Create your own channel and provide content related to your niche, such as how-to, instructions, guides, tips, reviews, and more. Always link back to your website on each of your videos.
  1. Offer guest posts on related blogs. Find related blogs that are quite popular in your niche, and then ask the bloggers if they accept guest posts or not. If they accept guest posts, write high quality articles for those blogs regularly, and link back to your website home page for each article. Build your own reputation on those blogs, and ensure that people want to read more content from you.
  1. Optimize your content for the search engines. When writing content for your own website, be sure to optimize it for the search engines by adding your target keywords to your content. However, don’t overdo it. You need to sprinkle your keywords throughout your content without making it difficult to read. If possible, include other related keywords as well.
  2. Use a highly optimized web template. Your website template should also be highly optimized for the search engine, since it matters most for you to reach the highest ranking for your target keywords. Make sure that you optimize every element of your web template, including meta tags, meta description, page title, alternate tags, H1 tags, categories, and more.
  3. Get active in various social media platforms. You need to be active on various social media platforms with the goal to build good communication with your audience there. You can respond to their comments, answer their questions, appreciate their feedback, and more. Just be sure to communicate actively with your audience on social media platforms and encourage them to check out your website often.

Those are some super effective ways to attract traffic to your website quickly and easily. Once you’ve followed the tips above, you will be able to attract high quality traffic to your website that is highly converting for your affiliate business. This will all lead to building yourself a brand, making your consumers trust you, which is a very important aspect in the long term.

Step #6 – How To Monitor Your Results Easily And Automatically

At this point,  you’ve probably  started to generate some sales here and there, and you think that your affiliate business is working well. However, the problem is that you don’t know how or what causes the sales to take place. Is it a certain page on your website that makes people want to buy the products immediately? Is it the YouTube videos that make them want  to hit the “Buy Now” button? Or, is it something else? You need to figure out what works for your promotion, and what doesn’t work.

Adsbridge Traffic Tracker

Adsbridge Traffic Tracker

That’s why you have to monitor your results all the time. You want to know the conversion rate that you have from your traffic. You want to know the quality of your traffic, as well as the quality of your website content. Here are some tips that you can follow to monitor your affiliate marketing results easily and automatically:

  • Use a good affiliate tracking software. There are probably hundreds of tracking software that are available online and for free. However, only a few tracking softwares are designed specifically for affiliate marketers. The best way to track your affiliate marketing business is to use a good affiliate tracking software, which is often comes with a price. However, you should consider it as an investment on your part to make your business run smoothly without any problem. I would personally recommend tools like CPVLab.
  • Mask your affiliate links. When you give out your affiliate links to your audience, you should mask your links so that your audience doesn’t know at first sight that you are giving them affiliate links. Mask your links, and use a link tracker software to ensure that you can record the click through rate of your affiliate links easily.
  • Use A/B split testing. Use this A/B split testing to test between two different landing pages or content in your website, and see which one is giving you the best results. This is usually included in any affiliate tracking software, so you just need to use this feature often, until you find the best conversion rate for your promotion.

Now that you’ve monitored all aspects of your affiliate marketing business, you just need to see your conversion rate, and determine which one of your content gives you the best results, and which one needs some improvements.

Step #7 – How To Fine-Tune Your Promotional Materials And Boost Your Conversion Rate 

This is the last step in this guide, and it will perfect your overall affiliate marketing business so that you can completely rely on it as one of your income sources. It’s time for you to fine-tune your promotional materials, fix some mistakes, and boost your conversion rate. The last step requires you to monitor your affiliate marketing business, and it is critical for you to do this step.

Stories can generate great number of conversions

Stories can generate great number of conversions

After some testing of a campaign, you should know about your click through rate, page views, and the conversion rate that you get for your affiliate campaign. At the same time, you should have enough data to find out  about which pages are giving you good results, and which landing pages are giving you no results at all. What you need to do is to keep the pages that are giving you good results, and then improve the pages that give you no results. Here are some tips to do it:

  • First, you have to take a look at the pages that don’t generate any sales for your affiliate campaigns. Read the page again and position yourself as an audience that is interested to learn more about the topic.
  • Next, you need to be able to determine why the page doesn’t convert as well as other pages. Do the headlines not enticing enough?
  • Then, you need to change various parts that may not give any motivation or interest for your audience to click on the affiliate links right away.
  • Then, check the sales page of the product that you promote and see whether it is converting well or not. Most of the time, the problem lies in the product not being high converting due to a poor sales page. So, no matter how good your content, you will not be able to make people buy the product.
  • If that is the case, you should change the product that you promote on your page. You should find a similar product with a better sales page than the previous product.
  • After that, you are ready to monitor the new pages and see whether there is any improvement that you make from the changes.

That is all for now, I hope you like this small guide and it will also help you to understand affiliate marketing properly, If you have any suggestions on how we can improve this guide please feel free to suggest by making comments below.

P.S : Here is a test for you while reading this guide how many affiliate links you were able to spot ?

Let me know by making comments below 🙂

5 Incredible Facts That You Need To Know About Content Marketing For Your Business

The importance of content marketing is more apparent today, especially as people are searching for more and more content on the internet. From a business perspective, content marketing can be used as a good way to establish your brand and improve the loyalty of your customers. This is because the more your customers consume your content, the more they will trust your brand. But, there is more. Here are 5 incredible facts that you need to know about content marketing for your business:

Content Marketing

Content Marketing

1. Content Marketing Is Best For Preselling

Compared to other types of marketing, content marketing is the best method to pre-sell your products, which means to give your audience an introduction about your product and attract their interest in it. Itís not a method that is fit for hard selling, just like PPC advertising or any other common marketing strategies. With content marketing, you try to educate and inform your audience about the topics related to the product that you want to promote, and then lead them on to take a look at your product.

2. Big Businesses Use Social Media For Their Content Marketing

Content marketing can be done in various ways, and many big businesses are using content marketing in conjunction with social media marketing. Social media is in fact the best platform for content marketing, since it can spread the word about your content quickly. What big businesses try to seek with social media marketing with content is that they want to make their content go viral on social media, and attract more views and engagement with their audience in this way.

3. Content Marketing Brings Higher Conversion Rate

With content marketing, you donít just tell your audience about your product, but you also educate and inform them about various things related to the product. For instance, if you want to promote a weight loss product, you canít just tell your audience about your product with content marketing. Instead, you give your audience some tips to lose weight, or some essential guides to lose a few pounds a week, before you actually lead your audience toward your product.

4. Companies Use Their Blog As Their Main Content Marketing Channel

For many companies, content marketing is done directly within their official website. Usually, they will create a blog section on their company website to publish regular content for the website. This is where they usually do their content marketing campaign. Usually, before publishing or spreading their content to other channels like social media platforms, they will publish their content first on their website blog. So, this shows how important for a business to have their own blog.

5. YouTube Is A Big Part Of Content Marketing

Content marketing is not just done with writing content in the form of articles. It can also be done in the form of videos. In fact, many companies or businesses have their own YouTube channel to build their subscriber base where they can publish new video content for their audience regularly. Since YouTube is the biggest video sharing website on the internet, it only makes sense that you expand your content marketing campaign on this platform as well, as it is full of potential customers for your product.

Those are some incredible facts that you can learn about content marketing for your business. Big businesses and companies are using content marketing all the time, and they use different strategies to attract more audience into their business. You have to do the same if you want to make a successful content marketing campaign for your business.

5 Effortless Ways To Do Internet Marketing Using Quick 5-Minute Videos

Video marketing has been a part of every big businessí online marketing campaign since YouTube has become the most visited video sharing website on the internet. But, can you really take any advantage of it? You might think that video marketing is difficult, and that it may require too much effort on your part just to make one video. However, there are smarter and effortless ways to promote your products using videos. More specifically, 5-minute videos. So, letís take a look at each of the ways.

1. Create A Quick Product Unboxing

People always want to know about the product that they want to purchase, including how the product will look when they get it fresh from the box. The purpose of the unboxing videos is to let your audience know about what they can expect from the product that they want to purchase, including the things that they will get on the box. Best of all, it only takes about 5 minutes to make this type of videos.

Internet Marketing

Internet Marketing

2. Give A Short Review For Your Promoted Product

Why would people read all the reviews about any product online? Thatís because they want to get the best value for their investment. They want to get their moneyís worth with their purchase. This is why review videos are commonly used to convince people to buy certain products, since it can be a very powerful internet marketing material that you can use. Just record yourself using the product for a while, and tell your audience about the pros and cons about the product after you use it.

3. Create How-To Videos Related To The Product

Sometimes, for products that require a bit of learning and experience to use, you donít simply take the product from the box and use it. If the product has several advantages and it can be used for various purposes, it is good for you to tell your audience about how to use the product properly in various ways. You can create short how-to videos that give your audience a little information about how to use the product in various ways, as well as to take the full advantage of the product that they want to purchase.

4. Record Video Testimonials

Peopleís opinions about a product can make it either a success or a failure. Too many negative opinions, and the product can be perceived as a bad product, and therefore should be avoided. Too many positive opinions, and the product can be considered a must-have. Itís quite easy to record some video testimonials from the people that have used the product before. While each person might only give their opinion about the product for 30 seconds to 1 minute, it will be a powerful motivation for your audience to buy the product.

5. Give Your Opinion About The Product

Last but not least, you can always record yourself talking about the product that you want to promote. Let your audience know about your personal opinion regarding the product, and let them learn some important things about it after watching your video. It doesnít need to take long. You just give your thoughts about the product, like when you talk about something to your friend. Let your audience know about why they should or should not get the product for themselves.

Those are some effortless ways that you can do to use videos in your product marketing. Itís simple to create those types of videos. However, those are the types of videos that have been proven to convert well, so you can expect more sales coming for your product when you use those video marketing strategies.

10 Affiliate Marketing Blog Themes to use in 2017 

Hey guys , This is one of the most interesting question what is the best theme for an ideal affiliate marketing blog, The answer is never simple and has been always very difficult to answer, As there are many themes and choosing a few of them is a very difficult task and also you can use any theme you like for the affiliate marketing purpose so this really doesn’t matter.. SO lets see which ones are my favorite affiliate marketing themes.

wordpress Themes for affiliate marketing blog

wordpress Themes for affiliate marketing

1. Optimize press

Optimize press is old, There might be many alternatives but I always loved this product and still love and use it, This is one of the most affiliate friendly themes making our life a lot easier. I have been using Optimize press for years and never had any problems, I even Used Optimize press with Super fast traffic from PPV traffic networks as well. It makes an affiliates life easy by providing your opportunity to build Landing pages, Squeeze pages, Sales pages in fact you can easily build whole funnel using this theme and that’s the reason it’s always my number 1 choice.

2. Geo deo

Specially build for affiliate marketers it allows you to include special discount codes, deals and coupons. Its easy to manage and has its own theme options panel to make your customization tasks easier.

3. Clipper

Clipper is another affiliate marketing theme which allows you to include deals , discount codes and coupons but the biggest plus is that it also offers you link cloaking and tracking which can be very helpful.

4. Echo

Echo is another great theme with a lot of flexible options, It can be a great theme for advertorial style CPA campaigns  and also its responsive and retina ready design with multiple SEO options is a great plus.

5. Games Zone

It could be a great games review niche blog for gaming enthusiast affiliates. One of the best themes available for gaming niche, It is highly customizable and can be used to create an authority review blogs/websites.

6. Smart Passive Income

As its name suggests it is a good theme to start your own affiliate blog and earn 8. Smart Passive Income using this theme for building in all kind of niches, However specially this one can work great in Business opportunity niche. Its based on Genesis framework and has responsive design with lots of customization options .

7. Compass

Compass is another great theme which can be used for Advertorial style blogs and affiliate marketing , It’s a great theme which can be used to create viral affiliate sites and websites for advertising on Native ad networks.

8. Locales

It can be a great theme for local directory style blogs and affiliate campaigns, For example city based blogs targeting a specific city, Both for affiliate marketing and PR purposes. It also contains directory system so that’s another plus and can be used to build a regional PR giant as well a successful Affiliate Marketing Blog too…

9. Alpha

It’s another great theme specially for amazon review style websites which can be used in any niche. It comes in news site style and magazine style so you can easily change how you want your blog to look like.

10. aReview

Free theme which can be used and customized to full fill your needs, Its super awesome theme for promoting affiliate programs like amazon or comparison blogs where you can review and compare different products.

Win $30,000 cash with Hot Summer Rally from admitad & AliExpress

Hey guys, today I wanted to tell you about Hot Summer Rally from admitad & AliExpress. Hot Summer Rally is a promotional competition, aimed at rewarding affiliates, which ends on September 15, 2017.  Since June 15, 2017 every dollar you earn by promoting the AliExpress offer, you will receive one point towards the give away of the grand prize; $50,00, with the total cash rewards worth $30,000 throughout the 3month period.

admitad & AliExpress Rally

admitad & AliExpress Rally

Affiliates are put into 5 classes, based on performance categories (As shown below);

  • Class 5 – an increase of 0.5% of your current compensation
  • Class 4 – an increase of 0.4% of your current compensation
  • Class 3 – an increase of 0.3% of your current compensation
  • Class 2 – an increase of 0.2% of your current compensation
  • Class 1 – an increase of 0.1% of your current compensation

The rally has 3 stages..

The first stage starts from June 15th until July 14th and 5 winners (one from each class)  will win $1000.

At the 2nd stage ( from July 15th to August 14th) the winners in the 1st class will win $3000 , affiliates in the 2nd class will be fighting to win $2500, the affiliates in the 3rd class will compete for $2000, the 4th class  will be competing for $1500  and finally, the affiliates in the 5th class will fight for $1000.


The third and the final stage will last from August 15th till 15th of September 2017, and winners will get  $5000, $4000, $3000, $2000 and $1000 respectively.

You can join the AliExpress Rally here: http://aliexpress.admitad.com/en Or to know more about admitad you can visit their blog .

Some special news about the current Rally

On July 4th The AliExpress Rally participants from the Class A have already earned over $ 900k! In terms of revenue, affiliates have reached over $1 million in less than 20 days, so the stakes are quite high!

Information about AliExpress

Launched in 2010 AliExpress is an online retail service mostly used by small Chinese businesses to sell their products. It is the new ebay of our era, and it provides a unique opportunity for affiliates to receive the best affiliate commission rates.  AliExpress is one of the hottest and best converting offers, with 8-9% conversion rate on admitad affiliate network. It is a huge money maker for the affiliates promoting the offer.

A few words about admitad

admitad

admitad

admitad is an International CPA network that delivers all your affiliate marketing  needs. admitad offers reliable sources of sales and publishers with new business models to ensure monetization of traffic. Established in Germany in 2009 (Launched in 2010), the network has over 1300 advertisers, and 540000 publishers. admitad has offices in Germany, India, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Turkey with 230+ staff on board. admitad is now introducing incomparable benefits such as WEEKLY PAYMENTS!

admitad is known for its honesty and transparency in working with both advertisers and publishers, so with the tracking tools and strong stats offered, you can be sure to get the results you are working towards.

Amongst the wide variety of benefits of working with admitad, a few are;

  • Unique stats and analytical tools that allow you to track effective traffic channels, which in turn can improve your conversation rate and boosting your revenue
  • High conversion rate offers and attractive advertiser deals
  • As a publisher with admitad, you get access to domain parking, obtaining sub-ID, a link checker tool, ad server, a ‘retag’ tool, access to an extensive list of coupons and deals and product feeds, postback URL, admitad API and many more.
  • You can also earn money every time a user performs target action, for example application sign-up.
  • Regardless of the size of your business, admitad gives the tools you need to fit your needs. For example, deep link generator, Coupons & Deals, Adserver, Retargeting tags etc .      
  • In terms of payments amitad is affiliate friendly network with minimum payment amount of $20 and weekly payments  and variety of payment options, amitad payments policy is unbeatable.
  • Dedicated personal account managers to provide you best possible support and help.
  • antifraud technologies, cross-device tracking, fingerprint tracking, advertiser toolbox, anti-cookie technologies, deep linking options, in-house platform;
  • the “lost orders” tool might be particularly interesting for cashback services — it may be used for sending to the advertisers the information about the orders that were not recorded in the system for some reason, or were rejected by the advertiser by mistake. Please attach a scan of the receipt to the application, and wait for the advertiser to check and confirm the order.

Giving away 3 Affiliate World Europe tickets! THE BIGGEST EVENT OF 2017

Hey guys , Here is a giveaway for you , Affiliate World Conference’s one of the biggest affiliate marketing event company Affiliate World Conferences is hosting the biggest event in affiliate marketing industry, by people behind Stack That Money Forum, The biggest affiliate forums in the affiliate industry.

I am offering 3 free tickets for Affiliate World Europe.

here is an opportunity for you guys to hang out with the super affiliates and learn about the latest trends in Affiliate marketing industry, Learn about new traffic sources and work with the new affiliate networks.
Here are a few of the speakers you would get a chance to hangout with and learn from .

Trey Lewellen  (Founder of Lumitact ):
Trey Lewellen, founder of Lumitact, will be taking the #AWeurope stage to share the untold story behind the LumiTact G700 Flashlight offer!

Jason Akatiff ( CEO & Founder of A4D)

Jason will be talking about the “3 Massive Market Shifts” that have taken the online marketing world by storm over the last 2 years. For years, the tech, tools and traffic partners have been in an uphill battle that was not for the faint of heart, this has all changed. Now you can compete as a single entrepreneur that would have taken the work of 50 or a 100 people.

Hugh Hancock ( STM Forum’s Guardian of the Guides)

Hugh Hancock will be speaking on the #AWeurope stage and drawing on his own experience and that of many other superaffiliates who have moved on to build mega-businesses, top the App Store with their passion project games, and more. Hugh gives practical, down-to-earth, battle-tested advice on how you can leverage your unfair advantages from affiliate marketing – determination, skills, and yes, cashflow – to achieve your ultimate dream projects even in the face of incredible competition.

Martin Eyking, ( founder & CEO of New Media Services Pty Ltd)

Martin is going to take you through a 45-minute training seminar on the best methods to qualify & hire new employees, how to train them to be superstars, and scaling your operations to the next level.

Drew Eric Whitman (Author CA$HVERTISING)

Drew Eric Whitman would be talking about “How to fix 13 hidden ad response killers now strangling your sales.”

Affiliate World Europe

Affiliate World Europe

Event: Affiliate World Europe 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: 14-15 June 2017
Venue: Berlin Congress Center, Alexanderstrass, 10179, Berlin
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/affiliateworldconferences
Ticketshttps://affiliateworldconferences.com/europe/tickets
Venue : Station Berlin. Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin, Germany

How you can win yourself a free ticket ?

Share on your social media profiles and comment below , Make sure you post is public so we can see it.

When winners would be announced ?

Winners would be announced on 5th of May which also happens to be my birthday as well 🙂

MyAdMarket – Ad Serving Platform with the X Factor

What is MyAdMarket?

MyAdMarket is an all-in-one ad serving platform that offers everything that ad networks, advertisers, publishers and affiliates need, to run a successful advertising business. MyAdMarket’s integrated ad serving solutions enables them to manage, report and optimize all of their online advertising campaigns. All of this is done with MyAdMarket’s attractive and clear user interface. MyAdMarket enables easy monitoring all of relevant campaign information in real time on a customizable dashboard.

 

myadmarket dashboard

myadmarket dashboard

What Makes MyAdMarket the Best in the Business

MyAdMarket not only offers a great interactive interface, but it has innovative features that will allow you to offer flexible services to your advertisers and affiliates, while allowing you to ensure the quality of the traffic on your network.

Ad Media eXchange (AMX)

Does your network have too much traffic and too few affiliates/publishers, or vice versa?

MyAdMarket makes connecting and buying from other ad networks a simple process. MyAdMarket can connect your ad network with other ad networks through the Ad Exchange feature, where the network can look for ad buyers and/or ad sellers without creating multiple accounts or searching on multiple platforms. It’s all done through our system.

  • Hassle-free connection with ad buyers and/or ad sellers
  • Easy centralized billing system for all ad buyers and ad sellers
  • Import offers through 3rd party systems within one platform
  • Centralized reporting for ad buyers and ad sellers
  • Add buyer or seller suggestions to network by ad format or geographical statistics
myadmarket Adexchange

myadmarket Adexchange

Cost Per X-Metric (CPX)

Has an advertiser or affiliate that is very particular about their ROI and/or ad dimensions?

MyAdMarket allows your ad network to set its own price points and cost metrics. You’ll be able to advertise any cost metrics in any combination.

With MyAdMarket you won’t have to limit the options for your advertisers. MyAdMarket supports all cost metrics in online advertising, and allows you to mix and match the different options to design the best campaign for your customer. This will make it easier to meet specific ROI goals. MyAdMarket also accommodates affiliates’ preferences for campaigns with ads in specific formats.

  • Combine cost metrics according to advertisers’ ROI goals
  • Create campaigns to accommodate advertisers’ needs
  • Flexibility to target/untarget specific cost metrics for affiliates
  • Optimization using Big Data for all cost metrics
  • ROI conversion tracking for advertisers and affiliates for all cost metrics
myadmarket cost metrics

myadmarket cost metrics

Traffic Quality IndeX (TQX)

Want to run an ad network that advertisers and affiliates can trust?

Ad networks can use the built-in Traffic Quality Engine to measure and manage the network’s overall traffic quality. This large built-in database of audited and scored traffic is included with the platform.

Build good relationships with your advertisers by providing transparent and easily understood auditing for your affiliates’ traffic. MyAdMarket has a built-in traffic quality engine that provides a Traffic Quality Score. This system rates the traffic of each impression on a scale of 1 to 100 in terms of quality. MyAdMarket also provide traffic quality report which allows you to understand the overall traffic quality. Ad networks can view the quality of their traffic sources to significantly improve traffic acquisition costs and monetization.

  • Deliver higher quality traffic to advertisers
  • Protect and strengthen direct advertiser’s relationships
  • Easy investigation into advertiser’s complaints
  • Third party auditing to quantify advertiser benefit
  • Real-time traffic auditing
Traffic Quality Engine

Traffic Quality Engine

Other Convenient Features of MyAdMarket

  • Compatible with all ad formats – MyAdMarket supports all media, including graphical banners, text banners, inline text, pop-under, video, interstitial, etc.
  • User Friendly Advertiser/Affiliate Login/Management – Advertisers get access to their own account page to check campaigns and reports at any time.
  • User-Friendly Affiliate Login/Management – Publishers can get access to select offers, get ad tags and check traffic/earning reports at any time.
  • Advertiser Whitelist – Separate the wheat from the chafe with this convenient feature. Advertisers can whitelist affiliates with great traffic to build up a stable of reliable affiliates.
  • Bookmark Accounts – Users can bookmark accounts to get quick access of regular accounts.
  • Campaign Caps – Set traffic caps to specific campaigns for optimization.
  • Customizable Dislay and Layout – Change personal skin preference and move widgets according to preference.
  • Third Party Integration – Quick access through API to retrieve new offers from third party networks on different platforms.
  • Real-Time Traffic Reporting – These reports are available in real-time: hourly report, daily report, advertiser report, campaign report, affiliate report, site report.
  • Unlimited Number of Advertisers and Affiliates – Ad networks can have an unlimited number of advertisers and affiliates within their network, running all/any cost metrics.
  • Hardware Targeting – Target to all types or specific types of computing hardware.
  • ISP Targeting – Target or untarget specific ISPs within the campaign.
  • Language Targeting – Target to all or specific languages, such as English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Arabic, French, Russian, or Korean.

Amazon Affiliates Use These Tips For Explosive Growth

I honestly believe the Amazon affiliate program is the best possible choice for physical product affiliates. There is plenty to like about the program and very few downsides.

Yes – it would be nice if the commission was a little but higher, but 8.5 percent isn’t too bad when you’re selling expensive products.

I’ve been making the bulk of my online income from the Amazon affiliate program for several years, and I find it’s the easiest to implement and profit from.

Amazon affiliate program

Amazon affiliate program stats

Maybe you already know that Amazon is the top ecommerce marketplace on the planet. One of the main reasons for this is trust. Consumers trust Amazon – there is no other way to put it.

Since I’ve been an affiliate for the company for a few years, you could say I’ve learned a thing or two about how to make as much money as possible from the program using my Amazon niche sites. Below, I’ll share some of my top tips with you.

Get More Clicks

Amazon is a site that MOST people are familiar with. Heck, there is a good chance that you’ve bought something from them recently.

What’s not to like about the best prices, easy shipping and reliable customer service? Other people also realize these benefits, so as an affiliate, your job is to send people to Amazon’s website.

Yes – you do need to provide some amount of value, but once the value transaction is complete, all you need to focus on is sending people off to Amazon.

What a lot of affiliates don’t realize is that Amazon has spent millions of dollars perfecting their site, and they’re constantly spending more money to increase conversions. In other words, Amazon is a nearly-perfected selling machine.

Once you send visitors to their site, it’s hard for them to NOT buy something. If you want to make even more Amazon affiliate income, then you need to find ways to send more clicks (people) to Amazon. One way you can do this is by adding a few more in-content affiliate links to your product reviews.

You can also experiment with ways to increase the CTR on your affiliate links, such as experimenting with colors. Get creative and think of how you can send more clicks to Amazon.

Get More Social Proof

Have you ever browsed Amazon and noticed how much social proof they have? It’s not an accident that they display so much social proof. Plain and simple, it works.

By adding social proof to your affiliate site, you’re conveying trust to your visitors. One of the most effective ways to do this is with a bestseller list.

After you send visitors off to Amazon, they don’t want to feel alone during their purchase. Even if they trust your recommendation, they usually want a little bit more proof that they’re making the right decision.

The use of Amazon bestsellers lists is powerful because it provides social proof for your visitors, so they’re far more likely to make a quick purchase decision. There is a lot of psychology behind this tactic, but all you need to know is that it works.

When visitors can see that others are purchasing the same product they want to purchase, they’re much more likely to purchase that product. If your website gets enough traffic and sales already, you can actually create a bestseller list based on your own Amazon stats.

Create Genuine Reviews

One of the top ways to promote products is with product review articles. These types of articles give you plenty of places to drop your Amazon affiliate link. In an ideal world, you should actually try the products that you review.

The most important point here is that the reviews are genuine. It doesn’t matter if you own the product or not; what matters is that you’re giving your visitors some form of value. For individual product reviews, you should make sure to provide an unbiased analysis of the product.

The end goal is to make sure you’re saving your visitors time, even if it’s only a minute or two. Another way that you can help them is by providing some entertainment value.

You could write reviews in a way that is far more entertaining than what the merchant site has to offer. In other words, make the description of the product more in-depth or enticing. The main goal is to make sure your reviews are genuine. You don’t want to come across as being too sales-y.

Don’t Underestimate Information

You should never underestimate the power of informational articles for your affiliate site. I’ve found that many visitors who went on to purchase someone through my affiliate links actually read some informational content that influenced their decision.

Make sure you have a good mix of helpful, informational articles alongside your product reviews. While the informational content might not draw buyers in directly from the search engines, it can have an indirect effect on sales because many visitors who plan on buying something will be influenced by what they read.

You can also flip this technique and use it to talk about products that are about to be released. For example, let’s say a new digital camera is about to be released.

Since it hasn’t been released yet, you won’t be able to write a review for it, but you can use the informational content to announce the camera and add affiliate links that let visitors preorder the camera. By doing this, you’ll get commissions on the sales when the camera is finally released.

As mentioned earlier, contextual links are king when it comes to affiliate links. Ideally, you’ll want the majority of your affiliate links to be in-content links.

These links are highly trusted by visitors and result in more clicks and better conversions.  These are some of the best tips that I’ve learned over several years as an Amazon affiliate.

They have helped and continue to help me earn more income from the program. However, an additional bonus is that they help me to think outside the box when it comes to increasing the income I make online. I hope they will do the same for you.

Julian Thomas loves affiliate marketing with Amazon, and he mans the ship over at CloudFortunes.com. He loves running SEO tests on niche affiliate sites and helping others earn income online.

How to pick up a winner CPA offer

This is the most frequently asked question in the Affiliate industry, and a step which can make or break your affiliate campaign. No matter what traffic source you choose, without choosing the right offer it’s very difficult to succeed. One of the reason many newbies end up losing all their money is because they fail to choose the right offer.

Winner CPA Offers

A few examples of picking up wrong offer are.

  • Picking up offer with too much competition.
  • Picking up offer with bad conversion rate/ Offers with too much bad reputation.
  • Offers with small audience
  • Offers with hard conversion requirements

So lets have a look at all these examples one by one ..

CPA Offers with too much competition.

Booking.com is a perfect example of such types of offers. When it was new or off the CPA Networks its conversion rates were touching the skies. However as soon as everyone realized its converting well and has a huge potential, All the affiliates along with their cats jumped in and started promoting this offer. Those who started this offer early made good money and those who joined the party after realizing people are making good money on this offer couldn’t make good profits. Because by the time they were able to realized the earning potential the offer had there was already plenty of competition. The new guys couldn’t make campaigns successful, now don’t get me wrong this offer still works however if you think it would be easy to launch this offer on main stream networks targeting top tier countries it might not be a good idea, you will have to work on new angles and explore new international market in order to survive. So the lesson here is not to follow crowd instead create your own path.

TIP : If you really want to promote this one I would suggest you to go international.

Picking up offer with bad conversion rate/ Offers with bad reputation.

Here I am talking about beat up offers/Niches, which are already dead offers/websites with bad reputation. Penny auctions comes into mind. The better reputation an offer has the better conversion rate you would get and the easier it would be for you to promote. One of the best strategy I personally use is to contact the services I personal like/use and contact them asking if they have any affiliate program and most of the times they do have affiliate program or even if they don’t have I would contact one of their competitors and join them. If they have an affiliate program this is one of the best ways to get offers which are not available to affiliates (as the majority of affiliates rely on CPA networks to get them offers). You can also ask your CPA Networks to get offers from your favorite website/service.

Offers with small audience

This is a common problem, some time a niche or an offer doesn’t have a very broad audience and you get very limited amount of traffic. The ideal offer for you would be where you have large audience specially when it comes to PPV traffic. For example, if you are promoting campaigns related to injury claims in UK you wont find many targets with good traffic volumes.

Offers with hard conversion requirements

Now this is another major factor sometimes affiliates ignore. Whenever you are about to start promoting an offer, make sure you test it yourself first. If your network is using “Cake Platform” they have offer test option by default, however if your network doesn’t have this option there is no harm in using VPN (If offer is for a different country) and registering for the offer yourself and see at what point your offer converts. For example, in dating you would find many offers where you get conversion only when a user becomes a paid member and in the network offer description the offer is listed as email submit/complete signup. You can let your affiliate manager know the conversion id so they can remove the test conversion from your stats once you are done testing the offer. By testing the offer, yourself you will also get a better idea about how the offer works and would be able to guide your audience about it as well which will help you increase your conversion rate. Coming back to the topic, I always recommend to start with simple offers which require less action from the end user and are easy to convert. Most of times when starting out people run for the high paying offers however its just like a fresh graduate running after a managerial position in a company.
So these were the examples explaining how people mess-up when they are choosing offers. Now let’s talk about how not to mess things up form the very start and how to the pickup right offers.

  • Ask your affiliate manager
  • Look for the offers with popular names/reputation
  • Keep an eye out for fresh the offers/niches
  • Ask your affiliate network if they have offers which are not made public yet.

Ask your affiliate manager

Your affiliate manager could be one of the best advisors if you know exactly what to ask for. In most cases people have no idea what kind of questions they should be asking their affiliate managers or are too scared to get in touch with them.  Instead of asking your affiliate manager the generic questions be very specific. For example, if you are good at a specific traffic source ask them to give you the best converting offers working well with that specific traffic source and get as much information from them as possible for example ask them about what kind of landers work well. What kind of targets to choose etc..
Also your relation with your affiliate manager is very important and to improve that make sure you send them greeting cards on special occasions or a few kind words of appreciations will make their day and they would be more then happy to help you out as much as possible.

Look for offers with popular names/reputation

As I mentioned before a bad reputation can really hurt your conversions in the same way promoting well known brands can really increase your conversions and make things much easier for you. For example, it would be much easier to sell “Beach Body” due to its powerful commercials and “More Niche” with their real celebrity testimonials as compared to a random offer nobody has heard about before. As I stated above you can also work directly with your favorite services or ask your network to get their offer.

Keep an eye out for fresh offers/niches

This one is my favorite, Be the first ones to try out an offer or even a traffic sources. Whenever you discover something new make sure you try them at least for once. I learned this when I was promoting CPA Offers using 7 Search and I used to pick up all new offers from maxbounty and try them out when others used to complain about how 7search is the worst network and their IPhone email submits are not working. Related to the point where I discussed how high competition can crush your chances of success. Let’s say there are two roads one is crowded and the other one is empty, which one will take you home earlier? The one where every driver is heading and causing a traffic jam or the one where you have no traffic? Of curse you would go for the second one that is the case here.  For sure you might lose money as **THE OFFER IS NOT PROVEN WINNER YET** Because its new but still you have no competition and it is better to loose money by trying something new instead of loosing your money where everyone else is loosing.  And there has to be someone who will make it a proven winner, that better be you then some else.

Ask your affiliate network if they have offers which are not made public yet
In many cases affiliate networks test offers internally by running traffic to them before releasing them to the public, or they just let a few selected affiliates run that offer before the offer is made public to other affiliates. Try to be one of the first batch of the affiliates to try new types of offers instead of deciding to try them once offers are saturated and there is no more juice left in the offer.

So guys these were my thoughts about how to choose offers, you are free to agree or disagree with me. However, I would love to read what you have to say about this, whether you agree or disagree. So let me know what you think by commenting below. Your feedback will encourage me to keep writing more …

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