Before we begin to talk about how to win at affiliate marketing, we must first take a moment to understand what affiliate marketing is:
An affiliate marketer’s job is to market and promote other people’s products for a percentage of the sale known as a “commission”. You are an “affiliate” by an association of the product, and the act of marketing the product makes you an “affiliate marketer”.
There are tons of great affiliates out there, but few are great “marketers”.
What’s the difference?
Great marketers make money for the product creator, therefore making money for oneself. While the other is like the wallflower at a party, waiting around for someone to ask them to a dance. My goal is to get you on to the dance floor partying like “no one’s is looking”.
It starts with knowing what works driving traffic as an affiliate. In this article, we’re focusing on 3 methods that DO work starting with:
- Blog Marketing: One of the best FREE ways an affiliate marketer can get started making income in a relatively medium-to-long period of time.
A few great examples I can think of are Yaro Starak and John Chow. Check out their blogs if you want to discover how these two make 5 figure paychecks every month like clockwork.
- Pay-Per-Click Marketing: This is the BEST direct online marketing campaign next to offline marketing itself. There is nothing else that comes remotely close to the results you can get with PPC, specifically Google PPC.
PPC marketing is a beast all on it’s own, so I recommend picking up Perry Marshalls books and courses to get a firm grasp on everything PPC. I don’t recommend going in blind because you’ll lose your shirt and then some.
- Offline Marketing: Right now there’s a lot of buzz about Internet marketing that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. What this means to you is this, you can sneak in from under the radar and dominate your online niche promoting your business using offline methods like magazine ads, newspaper ads, postcards, and word-of-mouth.
Many successful online marketers routinely use offline methods to generate the bulk of their sales online because of the severe lack of competition. Ironically, a lot of clueless online marketers assume offline methods are “dead” or extinct.
Try telling that to some of the top marketers who’s pulling in $50,000 a month who are integrating some of their offline strategies with their online business.
There’s a good reason why making money online is a realistic way to reach your financial goals — and I just named “three” of them. Seriously, it doesn’t need to be complicated; it just needs you to take action on what’s proven to have worked over the last decade.
And if you really want to get serious about your online marketing success, look no further than here.