How do I get high-quality traffic for affiliate marketing?
In my initial days as an affiliate marketer, after lots of setbacks, I finally managed to get traffic to my site, but then I started to realize how critical good targeting was. Instead of having 1000 visitors per day who won’t buy from you, it’s better to have 10 visitors per day who are definitely going to buy your product.
But you seem to get that already, so let’s go! Here are my top five tips for getting targeted traffic:
#1 Paid Advertising: A commonly used tactic, you can opt for paid online advertising. Don’t get worried about the word ‘paid.’ Online advertising platforms give you the flexibility of deciding a daily budget for ads, plus you can focus on a specific audience related to your needs. It takes work to figure out a business model and ad strategy that pays off, but it’s worth it if you’re at a point where you can spare the funds.
#2 Social Media: For targeted traffic, social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc. are a proven source. Most internet users spend a lot of time on at least one of these platforms, every day. That’s why I always recommend social media as a reliable source for web traffic. You can run campaigns on social media platforms and link content together to tell a story. Creating engaging, valuable, and shareable posts regularly on these platforms is of great help. When possible, use video content, as it convert very well compared to text or images.
#3 Sharing product reviews through blog posts: Sharing honest reviews of your affiliate products through blog posts can get you more traffic. Further, you can invite guest bloggers to write for you. In that way, you can form a network and get backlinks to your affiliate website.
#4 Email Marketing: An email service is mandatory for affiliate marketing. I rely a lot on my email service for return traffic. You can create an email list of active subscribers and reach out to them regularly by sharing your reviews of products, latest offers, etc. You can also do upselling to existing customers, if you are in a position to sell your own products as well. Attractive, personalized emails with CTAs, that’s the key. Build relationships through mass email.
#5 Staying active in online forums and groups relating to the niche of your products can help you get more traffic. While taking part in a discussion, you can share the link to your website and can get more traffic and sales. Always do this in an authentic way, where it feels appropriate, or you are just going to be labeled a spammer.
In addition to the above ways, you can design a perfectly SEO optimized website. But most people don’t want to hear about SEO, so I won’t bug you about it too much. 😉
The above ways work for most situations, as long as you maintain a good experience for your customers and subscribers and keep producing content. If you are looking for a really specific, specialized method for web traffic, then I would recommend One Minute Free Traffic (OMFT). As I said, I run multiple websites, and OMFT has provided me with the required traffic for my last few affiliate sites. It’s the kind of thing that not many people do, and it can work for any niche. You can also explore the Knowledge Base section on my website, which is a treasure trove of questions with answers full of actionable tips.
To sum up, affiliate marketing is the perfect blend of credibility and social proof marketing. You get to share products you care about and endorse with others while building your own name as someone worth listening to. Many, many friends of mine who are millionaires now started off as affiliate marketers and graduated into full-on gurus who sold their own products and services. You are on that journey as well, if you are willing to go the distance.
Please feel free to reply if you have any questions.