How can I increase affiliate marketing sales?
I would answer your question based on self adopted ways to do that. I have been into affiliate marketing for a long time. Every affiliate has that question. Step zero is to stay relaxed because you’re about to see suggestions and steps that will work for you. How?
I assume that you have your website for affiliate marketing, and you are not looking for sales from third party websites. If you don’t have your own website yet, then get one because, at the end of the answer, the last suggestion that I give you would help you make money from website traffic too, completely independent of affiliate sales. Though, the rest of the answer will certainly help you get your affiliate sales looking good.
Here are the 5 best ways to increase affiliate sales. The earning proof to these ways is the person who is answering your question right now.
1) Form a Position Between Buyer and Seller
That is the most common mistake beginner affiliates make. They direct the traffic to either merchant’s website or the seller’s sales page and expect results. A solution to that as an affiliate is to stay in between. You can do that by a blog post. Provide value to the visitor. As a result, your website would get traffic, that would benefit you in many ways.
2) Offer Incentives and Discounts
You may set these up by referral programs or promo codes. Keep analyzing and assess where to offer incentives and when to give a discount.
3) Drive by Trust
Let the customers build trust in you. The more trust, the better your sales. Don’t promote the wrong product for the sake of money. If at all possible, use that product and confirm for yourself that it’s good. It’s hard to fake a product being good just to sell it to people, and not worth it anyway.
4) Post Review Articles
You may post review articles on the products you are an affiliate for. In this way, the customer understands the products in a better way and gets value in the form of your knowledge and expert opinion on what’s good or bad about them. If possible, show the results of your personal usage as well.
5) Build an Email List of Subscribers
One truly effective strategy is email marketing. Survey reports show that email marketing alone can drive more than 50% of a top affiliate’s sales if used in the right manner. (You may check my website for that. List Warrior teaches that very well.)
Well, the above are the ways which have worked very well for me. There are many such ways that would continue to remain effective in the coming years for increasing affiliate sales. If you want some more detail, then I would personally suggest One Minute Traffic Machines.
I really like OMTM because it goes beyond free traffic. It teaches a traffic method that is not only free but also makes you money on the side, a very good combination with affiliate marketing. Based on my personal experience, I would recommend it.
Above all, your consistent efforts are the biggest factor for success, whatever method you prefer to use.