As with all marketing schemes you have to know your audience, if you do not understand your target market you will never succeed with your strategy. For affiliate marketers it is no different. You have to understand your audience and appeal to them. Some great tips for affiliate marketers read on.
Be Trustworthy- Your audience has to trust you before they will make the plunge to purchase. They have to believe that you would only offer viable information to them. Any transaction has to have some level of trust, no one is going to fork over hard earned money if they do not have some reason to believe it will perform as they expect. Try different options- Do your homework. Do not try every affiliate marketers program that you come across. You want some diversity, but you do not want to get overwhelmed or find out that it was a bad choice once you started. Having too many affiliates or changing them up to often can cause your existing customers to loss some trust in you.
Use Green Content- Just as if you are trying to increase daily traffic, if you are using affiliates you need to have green content. Green content is timeless, always useful to the reader. It is not dated information. If a reader visits your site and finds an older article first, and realizes it is dated and not useful, they will not stay to read something else. Use in-site links, when you post new articles you want to go back and post new links in the older ones that lead the reader to the newest. Or you can have a sidebar that lists your articles that you can easily update to all pages.
Have Patience- Affiliate income is not an overnight get rich scheme. It takes time to grow and has a learning curve. You want to have at least one or two that are lifetime residual so that you have constant streams coming in once they take off.
Last Update: 13th September 2013