How to become a successful affiliate marketer in 2018?
A successful affiliate marketer should have the following qualities as mentioned in this article.
Affiliate Marketing business was the best make money online business in 2018. The business model is very simple and suitable for every individual to start making an additional revenue.
This commission based referral system makes any individual earn more than five digit income every month, but only a few percent of merchants are achieving this level.
This online business is easier to start but a proper strategy to be put in the right place to become a successful affiliate marketer.
A few questions to ask:
- How can one become a successful marketer?
- What are the necessary qualities?
- Can anyone achieve it?
The answer is something difficult to say about these questions because the right deserved affiliate should have some qualities.
Rule 1: There is no success without hard work and commitment.
Rule 2: Patience is the key to success.
Rule 3: Learn before applying strategies.
The rule of affiliate success is behind these important concepts. Let’s get into the discussion on how to become a successful affiliate marketer in this year.
1.) Take small deep step:
This is the first most common mistakes every newbie affiliate marketers will do in their beginning. That is, they take a wide step and don’t go deeper in the niche.
Simply, they tend to dominate more than 10+ niches in their first blog. But, on another side what successful marketers will do is, they take one product and create a brand blog on the product niche.
For Zac, from blogging.org was focused on a particular niche industry and the blog outranked most of their competitors.
They focus on creating “Review contents” on the products which turns their business a successful profitable one.
When someone Google to find some product reviews, it’s obvious that they land on this blog.
Strategy one: Marketers who tend to focus on creating quality reviews on products will rank high in Google and make great money in 2018
2.) Create contents can’t compete:
One of the biggest challenges that most of the marketers ever facing was their struggle to prove their value as a genuine merchant for the product.
Merchants, owned products wanted to sell in the markets have put a large team to create a content that outrank everyone already in the niche.
Content marketing is the main factor to determine the affiliate success and most brands are trying various new approaches to create a strong content.
But, blogger’s can easily create such as standard content even Google will think it as a strong authoritative content.
A deep lengthy content of more than 5000 words will speak stronger than anything that your competitors have in their own affiliate marketing business.
You can write everything about the product, its quality, its manufacturing ways, QC standards, comparison chart with their competitors and lots more.
The more hours you spend to write such a very high compelling content will bring you more sales.
STRATEGY 2: Over years, Google insists on creating quality contents. To be a successful affiliate marketer, write affiliate contents of more than 5000 Words (deeper, lengthier, informative, pictorial and add media).
3.) Create a Brand:
Like Content-Length, brand-bias is a factor that Google considers as a ranking factor. Most affiliates just start a blog and promote some products for sometimes.
When it’s trend becomes zero, they move on to other products and start from the first. They totally forgot to build a strong brand on their domain name.
I can explain this with the best example in the Finance Industry such as Insurance, Property, Personal finance etc.
Whatever keyword you keyed in Google will show you the results of affiliate sites and the core sites will be ranked lowest positions.
An example term, ” Best Insurance Policy” will result in Bank Bazaar, policy, Bank Bazaar Insurance, Policy Bazaar. These are all clear affiliate sites which compare different insurance policies.
They have ranked because they tend to work on strengthening their brand and offer value to their customers.
STRATEGY 3: When you start a blog, create a plan to build a brand name. It gives you value, fame and profit over time.
4.) Create Recurring Programs:
It’s not sure that your current strategy will last forever. It may work for some time may be for weeks, months.
This may change often because of Google’s Ranking algorithm, our recommended affiliate program shutdown (or) may be any other reasons.
However, as I said above, take a small deep step, keep on moving and don’t halt anywhere in the middle.
That means you create a brand blog for insurance and everything is working fine. When your blog by itself starts generating revenue, you are done.
Now, move to create another affiliate blog on property loans which is in the same industry. You can create an entirely new blog (or) add a section to your existing blog.
Anyhow, the matter is, you should multiple income streams for a long-term sustainability. Also, focus on recurring payments rather than one-time payouts.
$100 today is a lot worth than $10 per month for a year. Because we can’t judge the economic inflation (or) Deflation.
Recurring programs often provide you liberal financial support over time in generating recurring revenue which helps you create a different successful strategy over time.
STRATEGY 4: Create a successful business and add a more different income stream to empower recurring payments for a long-term sustainability.
5.) Diversify Traffic:
Most affiliate marketers are constantly working on achieving a better position in organic traffic. But, to become a successful affiliate marketer, it is not advisable to put entire focus towards single traffic source.
There are four different sources of traffic where you can drive targeted visits to grow your blog audience to your blog post (or) landing page(or) lead page.
In 2018, ranking a blog was a bit difficult because of large algorithmic updates from Google makes it highly volatile which is causing the top position fluctuating heavily.
You should find an alternate source of regular traffic to your affiliate blog to generate a residual income from your blog.
Alternate sources that I recommend are, developing a group of highly targeted Facebook audiences, Twitter round up and print your foot mark on other social networks too.
STRATEGY 5: Do not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversify your traffic from other medium and concentrate on social platforms to drive more visitors.
6.) Email Marketing:
This is another important strategic approach to become a successful affiliate marketer. Many newbie marketers never know the value of Email marketing.
In the above strategy 5, in any case, due to some search engine algorithm change if you fall as a victim and lose your organic traffic, then this method will help you continue your course.
I always insist every new marketer to begin collecting emails through newsletter subscription forms and other means of opt-in methods.
Whenever you have new products (or) articles, you just send a mass email to your subscribers and let them know that you have something new on your affiliate blog.
You can easily build a loyal group of audiences who can become your regular buyers which is a very successful strategy for a successful affiliate business
STRATEGY 6: Build a loyal group of email subscribers and communicate with them often, let them know new product arrivals before everyone through an email campaign.
7.) Utilize the Trend:
Most successful affiliate marketers success likes on taking the advantage of seasonal trend sales of some products (or) services. The trend is changing based on the time, you should be able to predict the changes in the trend this year?
You can use Google Trends to search for the volume of the particular product (or) service and its present market trend.
Every industry has some trend for a particular period of time and it’s a good place to start your affiliate business in that industry.
Trends are of two types: Seasonal and breakouts. Seasonal trends such as Holidays, Christmas, Halloween, New Year are often repeating every year. If you started a niche blogging, you can easily achieve a great success in the business.
Breakout trends will occur rarely and might be once and stay for some period. The best suggestion would be inventions on Smartphone.
Samsung and Apple have a huge competition in launching new model Smartphone frequently. If you started a blog, easily you can reach the highest position for certain keywords such as,
New Samsung Smartphone,
Samsung and Apple Smartphone etc.
STRATEGY 7: Affiliate Marketing is about selling products to the people. So, analyzing the trend and become a best seller increases your revenue.
8.) Expand your business:
Start your first Affiliate Business by targeting small revenue’s and slowly grow your income over a month by expanding your business on various niche.
If you started your first affiliate marketing business on selling hosting plans, then first develop a blog and write valuable article’s to reach a targeted audience.
Once you reached a constant monthly sales on the product you are promoting, say for an example, you are making around 50+ sales and generating some $1K every month.
Now, create another niche similar to previous one, the one I just was WordPress Themes. Because you never start any business without passion and interest.
Create a strategy to grow your next blog by marketing the right affiliate products and increase the traffic to multiply your income.
Your income should be incremental every successive month. If you earn $1K this month, try aiming to earn $11K and $12K and so and so. Prepare an actionable plan to expand your business.
STRATEGY 8: Always start from Zero and gradually work to increase the revenue every successive month by choosing the right product and adding them to your campaign.
9.) Focus on the Topic:
This is rather an arguable discussion on the affiliate marketing niche. As said earlier, most people often target for search engine ranking only.
I will explain you with an example: Let’s our affiliate business was focusing on selling the “Best Hosting Plans” to bloggers and other online business owners.
Instead of creating a comparison article on the niche, “Best Hosting Plans”., you can create a wide range of articles on the topic, “Web Hosting”.
This helps you drive more traffic to your blog. It’s doesn’t contribute you to rank for the first position for the keyword, “best Hosting tools”., but rather help you get aggregate traffic from search engines.
Write useful quality articles on Web Hosting and let your audience choose the best hosting based on their needs and purpose.
STRATEGY 9: Simply concentrate on focusing Long Tail Keywords and write articles to answer the queries does the most users search for.
10.) Stay Active:
Affiliate Business is not just selling a product (or) service to someone on behalf of some merchant. People will not buy anything from the stranger and usually avoid their recommendation.
You should be active in every aspect to become a successful affiliate marketer. To become active you should be healthy both physically and morally. Always keep your mind fresh.
While developing social media platform, most affiliate newbie marketers fail because they don’t know how to create a smooth communication with the fellow audience.
When someone contacted you via Messenger, Whatsapp (or) email, you should respond them ASAP., so that they turn to be more likely to purchase your recommendation.
Usually, people have lots of doubts before making the purchase decision and as a marketer, you should actively answer them and work to clear their doubts.
Never greedy for money and be honest to convey the true information about the product you are going to sell through your blog.
STRATEGY 10: Be active and create an active group of loyal customers to increase your affiliate sales.
LAST FEW THOUGHTS:
Affiliate Marketing Business is the most lucrative business in 2018 and every business online has some form of Affiliate Business model in their products.
Above all, 2018 going to be the revolution in affiliate industry and the most successful affiliate marketer’s are those who come up with creativity and new ideas.
The ones who know the method to outrank their competitors and answer their user queries more honestly, genuinely and most prominently in a timely manner.
If you have any new ideas to add the value to this article, let us know here in the comments section.
So what are you waiting for?