The Holy Grail of successful affiliate marketing it’s getting to know your audience in such a way that you do things where you can instinctively know what products to put in front of them and what they should avoid at all cost.
As all things in life are, getting to this place with your list, or your tribe requires some effort and research on your part.
This is critical that you do it before you even start the marketing and your niche. Probably the one single reason so many affiliates are struggling to convert the readers into buyers is that they do not know their audience.
Here are a few things to ask yourself:
Question 1: Do you have a customer avatar?
When you target your niece, who is the audience you’re speaking to? If it’s men’s weight loss, how old is your reader in that niche? Is he a father or single? How busy are they? Does this person have a job or career? There is a tremendous number of questions that need answers. That’s because you have to have a clear picture of whom you’re targeting. If you’re writing for a man who is in his 50s, he could be a career man or even retired. But in most cases, they are probably not trying to gain weight at this time in their life.
Generally, a man at this age will be trying to lose weight with exercises that are gentler on the body like yoga or Pilates. So really, when you are looking at presenting some type of weight-loss program to this individual, you can most likely leave out the hard-core weightlifting training programs and focus more on promoting things like yoga DVDs, yoga mats, etc.
Even though you’re going to get questions that will overlap, don’t worry about getting too specific. The main point is you must have a general idea of whom you are speaking to. This allows you to control your messaging.
Question 2: Where are the hangouts?
So where is this audience you are looking to market to? Start with scanning the forums they might like to hang out in. You’ll be able to learn a lot about what the issues are and where the gaps are not being filled.
And how do you do that? Simply by paying attention to the questions being asked and answered in the forums. Knowing where your audience hangs out is going to be critical when it comes to generating traffic later on.
Question 3: What are their problems?
These forums, Facebook Groups, and fan pages, as well as other places where your prospective audience congregates when they have questions or problems, are frequented by those in need of help. This is a freaking gold mine. Find out what problems your market has and find a way to address them in an effective manner. You’re going to get a lot more sales and a fanatically loyal audience.
Question 4: Are there other helpful products?
During your research, they are usually will be talking about similar types of products to help people with their issues. Some of the other products will not be looked on in a favorable light. Definitely take notes here and avoid the products that are getting bad reviews and promote all of the good ones. Use the bad ones to compare the products you are selling against.
Question 5: Other issues you hadn’t thought of?
I have found many issues that are related without even realizing it. Here is an example.
Joe is looking to lose weight and get ripped. He may also be doing it to attract more women. He might be interested in a PDF guide that shows him how to pick up women, talk to them, etc. This niche that I am describing is actually really really popular online. They generate tons of sales, and you may wish to experiment and try promoting a pick-up artist guide and see how your audience responds. If it doesn’t work for your audience then just move to the next one.
By implementing just these tips, you’re going to become a better affiliate marketer and your audience will probably eat this content up.
Here are some more articles that can further flesh these ideas out for you.
AFFILIATE MARKETING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS – YouTube
Affiliate marketing refers to the process by which marketers promote a product or company and receive a commission on each sale generated by their marketing. A Mediakix article recently reported that, as of 2016, 81 percent of brands and 84 percent of publishers use affiliate marketing programs. Marketers looking for opportunities in affiliate marketing need to constantly improve their strategies in order to be successful, so we asked experts to share their most successful affiliate marketing approaches.
Here are 28 affiliate marketing tips from the pros to get you started.
Most affiliate marketers concentrate their efforts heavily on SEO to gain traffic for their site so, if you want to become a successful affiliate marketer, you’ll need to become an SEO shark. Affiliate marketing is becoming more popular, so if you want to get one of those coveted top three spots, you’ll need to learn how to outrank your competition. Personally, I favor white hat SEO over black hat as I believe it’s more sustainable plus, as an affiliate marketer, if you create content that is hugely resourceful, it’s going to keep visitors on your site longer. They are going to be more likely to click on your affiliate links resulting in revenue for you. I also believe that you should concentrate heavily on building a list because, if your site does eventually get penalized, you can still generate revenue by sending offers out to your list.
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After the success of our “How to make money with Clickbank” post, I’ve decided to unwrap more of our affiliate strategies to you guys. I hope you enjoy it :).
The idea of affiliate marketing is awesome: sign up for an affiliate program, sell someone else’s product and get paid a referrer’s fee for making that sale.
As a lean startup fan, I really like the idea of not having to worry about your product and focus on building the traffic and demand before you have to worry about taking care of customers while still making money. It makes affiliate marketing programs a very easy way to start an online business.
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Since moving over to my new affiliate program, I have signed up about 300 affiliates. But what is interesting is that each month I send over 90% of my affiliate commissions to the same ten or twelve people.
A lot of people join affiliate programs for no other reason than to earn an affiliate commission on a product(s) they buy. And this does work with my program, however like most affiliate programs we have a minimum payout threshold. Mine is $40. So yes you can earn a commission on your own purchase but you would first have to purchase over $100 total since our commission percentage is 40%.