It doesn’t matter what type of affiliate product or service you’re promoting, you’re probably always looking for ways to get your offers in front of more prospects, and you’re looking for ways to get people to click on your affiliate links.
That’s because marketing is a numbers game, the more targeted prospects that see your offers, the more money you make.
And with millions of affiliate marketers coming onto the Internet scene, the more competition you’ll have to go up against.
This my friend, is no easy task.
Once you’ve accepted the fact you’ll be competing with millions of others to promote the same products and services, you must embrace the idea of separating yourself from them.
Otherwise, you’ll become lost in a sea of gray.
While there is an infinite number of ways to differentiate your affiliate marketing efforts from everyone else, today I will provide you with 3 killer tips for getting others to click your affiliate links.
Let’s get started…
1)) Build Trust First
People buy from those they know, like, and trust. So if you’re a virtual stranger who’s asking people to click on your affiliate links, guess what happens?
Not a darn thing. No one clicks because no one trusts you.
Instead, what you need to do is publish a newsletter and preferably a blog, too. This way your prospects will get to know you with each issue you send or article you post.
And you’ll also build trust with your audience by providing free, quality solutions to their problems.
Remember, most people go online usually for one of two reasons, research or shopping.
In order to increase your chances of success, you must be ethical by promoting products and services that actually work, and believe in.
Sure, you can make a boatload of money by promoting things you don’t believe in and that doesn’t work, because there are marketers who do this every single day.
I’m not making any moral judgments; I’m simply giving you my perspective.
You can still make a lot of money as an affiliate marketer by being ethical.
Once your list of subscribers sees that you have their best interest in mind, they’ll buy every product or service that you recommend to them, because you’ll have proof you truly want to help them solve their most pressing problems.
2)) Pre-Sell Your Products
Even if people know, like, and trust you, they’re still not going to rush to click on your affiliate links unless you give them a good reason to do so.
And that means you need to pre-sell your affiliate offers before you send your visitors on to the vendor’s page.
Here are three ways to do exactly that…
3)) Do A Product Review Or Comparison
If you want to sell a single product, then you can do a product review.
This is where you share the good points (benefits) of the products, the product’s flaws, and your “verdict” (whether you recommend it or not).
Tip: If you just want to offer the product benefits, then you’re basically writing a sales letter. That’s fine. But don’t confuse it with a product review.
A review is an honest assessment of the product, including product flaws.
However, don’t be afraid to share the flaws, as doing so makes people trust you more, and that increased trust increases your conversion rate.
Alternatively, you can compare two or more similar products, flaws and all, and let your readers know which one you recommend.
Here are those 3 ways to pre-sell:
Way 1: Share a Case Study
People want proof that a product works. And one way to offer proof is by sharing a case study of what types of results you or someone else got by using the product.
Way 2: Build Anticipation
Another way to get people to click on your affiliate links is by building anticipation and curiosity.
You can do this over a series of emails. Or you can do it in just one email, where you get people curious about the sales page.
Way 3: Add Value to Your Offers
When you’re an affiliate, you’re in direct competition with other affiliates who are selling the same product.
One way to virtually eliminate the competition is by adding value to the offer – that is, you offer a related bonus product or service to those who purchase the item through your affiliate link.
Yes, this takes a little extra effort, but the results may be well worth it in terms of increasing your affiliate commissions.
- You offer a free sales letter critique to those who buy a copywriting course through your link.
- You offer a free blogging course for those who purchase a traffic-generation course through your link.
- You offer a free exercise book and a free recipe book to those who purchase a diet course through your link.
Whose affiliate links do you think people will click on?
Your link that offers bonuses or your competitors, who isn’t offering any extra value?
Of course, they will click on your links.
Adding this extra value can get more people to click on your affiliate links, period!
You can get more clicks on your affiliate links and more money deposited into your bank account simply by doing these three things; Building trust with your prospects first, Pre-selling the offer, and Adding value to the offer.
Making money as an affiliate marketer isn’t easy, despite what anyone says.
As a matter of fact, most affiliates aren’t making any money at all.
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But to get you started, apply all three of these tips ASAP and see if you don’t start enjoying more sales, too!
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