Verified Tips to Become Successful Affiliate Marketer

By: Lina Stakauskaite

Pay attention to the details, utilize tips and tricks which were noticed by successful affiliates and see that most other people overlook.

With that said, here are 10 tips and tricks you need to utilize if you want to be a successful affiliate:

Create a good landing page.

The landing page is where your visitors will end up whenever they click on a link to your site. It should consist of a clear and concise headline. The content should match the headline. Use a good keyword tool to help you determine which keywords to use on the page. Don't overcrowd it with affiliate ads.

Utilize backlinks appropriately.

In order to convert traffic into sales, make sure you're actually sending people to the right page. It's okay to have more than one landing page if you are promoting more than one product. If you submit an article about a particular topic to an article directory, make sure the link you provide leads to a page on your site that matches that topic.

Offer free content.

If you want people to buy from you, you need to give them a reason to. If your website is just filled with a bunch of ads, nobody will stay for long. Even if they do, how will they know which ad to click on? Providing them with free content will help them make a decision on which product would be right for them.

Use contrasting colors.

Don't just create a boring looking website. At the same time, you don't want the colors to be TOO bright. A simple layout with neat contrasting colors such as black and white or blue and gray.

Participate on online forums.

No matter which niche you're involved in, you should be able to find a forum or two dedicated to the topic. You can let everyone know you're an expert by participating in discussions. Be sure to contribute a lot of useful information. Don't just post your opinion - provide reasons for feeling the way you do. For your signature at the end of each post, you can include a link to your website or relevant landing page.

Start your own blog.

Your competitors have their own blogs - so why not start yours? Contribute to it a few times a week. Update it with news, articles, videos, etc. If you don't have time to keep it running, hire a few people to help you. As long as you update with important information and use appropriate keywords and tags, you should be able to get some visitors. Be sure to link to your main website.

Only choose a few GOOD products to promote.

Trying to promote every product you come across will just be a waste of time and effort. When it comes to choosing affiliate products to promote, quality is better than quantity. Also, keep in mind that the product that sells the most isn't necessarily the best. After all, it might have a high return rate. Choose a few that YOU would buy yourself.

Track your sales to find out what's working and what isn't.

When you're promoting affiliate products, you need to try a variety of marketing methods. You can take advantage of tools that track your visitors' movements on your website. From the second somebody clicks on a link to visit your site to the second they leave, their movements can be tracked. Pay attention to where they are coming from and whether or not a sale follows shortly afterwards. That way, you'll know which of your marketing methods are working and which ones require some improvement.

Do research on the merchant whose products you choose to promote.

No matter how great product sounds, if the company producing it has been involved in a scandal, it wouldn't be in your best interest to promote it. You wouldn't want to ruin your own image by trying to profit from an untrustworthy company.

Have a "call to action" on every single page.

Don't just limit your call to action to the homepage. This will place limits on your sales potential. Write a few different CTAs and place one on each page. Pay attention to which ones work and which ones don't. You can also have secondary CTAs that lead your visitors toward the main product or page.

Keep these 10 tips and tricks in mind when you do affiliate marketing, and you should see some success!

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Lina Stakauskaite works at Click2Sell ( Affiliate Network. Click2Sell is innovative online affiliate marketing network which gives you great opportunity to track all aspects of affiliate campaigns - visitors, sales, referrer sources, keywords that bring real sales. Sell and promote products online with Click2Sell. Visit Click2Sell ( and find out more.

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