4 Tips to build a Successful Affiliate marketing business

Affiliate marketing Business Quick Start:

When you’re just starting out, the most time you’ll spend will be in building your mailing list and fostering a relationship with those leads.

Once you have that foundation, you can set 80% of your tasks on autopilot and then focus on reviewing products that you believe in and continuing to extend your marketing funnel. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even branch out and become a product developer yourself! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. You want to know how to get started so that you’re setting yourself up for success, right? 

Here’s how:

Hands down, the easiest way to get started in affiliate marketing is by piggybacking off the success of major launches

Instead of doing all the usual legwork involved such as: building a brand, becoming an authority, developing a product, and providing endless customer support, you can forget all about that. 

Instead, all you have to do is build a mailing list, cultivate a relationship with that list and promote high quality products in proven markets where authority niche leaders are already developing content for you to siphon traffic from. 

Here’s one thing that you need to do in order to stand out:

Never, ever promote a product that you wouldn’t personally use, or that you don’t believe in.It may sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many new affiliate marketers focus on promoting products only because they offer a higher commission per sale.  If you do this, and the product is absolute garbage, you’ll ruin all credibility with your subscribers and end up always having to rebuild.  Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way.

Back when I started out in affiliate marketing in early 2011, I made every rookie mistake imaginable.

I promoted the most expensive products I could find because I knew that meant more money in my pocket even if the products kinda sucked.  STUPID MOVE.

I failed to offer anything new or exciting to motivate people into purchasing through my affiliate link. I just sent them straight to the vendor’s sales page.  ROOKIE MISTAKE.

Yeah, you read that right. I didn’t focus on building my own website, list or brand. Instead, I funneled traffic through my link directly to the merchant’s sales page in the hope that the traffic would convert into sales = affiliate commissions.

There was no warm up. No building a relationship with my subscribers. No developing a recognized brand of my own.

Not exactly a long-term strategy, right? Yeah, I know. I sucked! 

These were the biggest and most costly mistakes I have ever made in Affiliate Marketing Business

In Affiliate Marketing Business, most of the work has already been done for you, right? You don’t have to create a product. You don’t have to create a sales page. You don’t even have to provide support or worry about refunds. And most affiliate programs even offer all ad copy, banners and graphics and even email promo so you can just plug it into your system and activate with a couple of clicks.

So, why are so many affiliate marketers afraid to roll up their sleeves and put at least a little effort into building a long-term business that eventually they can set up on autopilot?

4 Tips to build  a Successful Affiliate marketing business

Affiliate Marketing Business

1. Building a mailing list and offering incredible content for free to motivate visitors into becoming loyal subscribers.

2. Creating a simple website (WordPress takes 2 minutes to install) that offers original, in-depth product reviews where you promote products while giving visitor’s valuable intel that helps them make better purchase decisions.

3. Cultivating a customer base of your own by connecting with subscribers via your mailing list, offering extended value, free content, tips and helpful advice.

4. Creating or outsourcing bonus content that enhances the digital products you create so that you can encourage people to purchase higher-priced offers through your affiliate link instead of the competitor’s. If you do these things you will absolutely outsell other affiliate marketers, and put yourself in an authority position within every niche market you choose.  I promise you. 

Because the truth is, if you want to make a lot of money in affiliate marketing, you can’t be afraid to do some work and to go beyond what other affiliate marketers are doing. You need to stand out. You need to give people a clear reason to listen to you so they’ll click on your links and purchase the products you recommend.

The work you do now will undoubtedly pay off in the end. Once you’re making $10k a month, you can be lazy. Now isn’t the time.  Right now, you need to do the upfront work that will set you up for long-term success.  So, where should you begin? What are the absolute essential steps that you need to take to start making money while looking out for the future? 

I touched on it a few minutes ago, but in the next post I’ll jump into the trenches with you and show you exactly where you should start.