Affiliate marketing is very attractive to many. Some even say it’s one of the best and easiest ways to earn a living. (That’s up for debate.) However, as competition gets tougher, you may want to consider distinguishing yourself from those aggressive affiliate marketers.
You know the type. I’m sure you get the emails. The greatest launch, the
newest this, the baddest that, by this and you’ll get this, click here and i’ ll promise you than. ALL THAT NOISE! Ten emails for the same product.
Competitors are promoting the exact same program, in the exact same zone or
some even on the exact same websites. ARRRGGGGHH!!
Sista, I say we change the game. We have no choice. I mean… I’m not wearing the same dress Shelly bought. And I damn sure wouldn’t wear those shoes that Lillie wore last night. You get my point. Let’s show ‘em what we got.
Some techniques and tools you may consider in order for you to stay in abreast in this business and have the chance at outwitting those simple minded competitors of yours:
I can’t say this enough times. Get you own website. It is very essential for you to have your own website when considering being a professional affiliate marketer.
Secondly, some customers visit websites to search and some visit website to purchase the thing they’ve already decided they want. For this reason, it is much easier to remember www.profitablesistas.com than a URL with tinyurl.com/beotqi33334.
Come one sistas…. Keep it simple. When you join an affiliate marketing program they usually give you promotional emails, banners and the sort. Well, who said you had to copy and paste. Add a little flava to the game. Spice it up a bit. Don’t go changing the entire thing. These folks know a bit about copy. But add a sidenote or two. Stick it on a template. Do something different. This way, your email won’t be one of the ten they see with the same headline in their email box before they open it. Remember, they are sometimes seeing the same promotions and emails over and over again. Besides, your primarily purpose is to attract or encourage people to click and read your ads and be curios enough to click through your website.
Tip: have some products of your own which are only available through your
website. A two-page report is simple enough. Once you have your website going, it is important to have at least one product or services that your customers can’t find with other affiliate’s site. You want your customers to keep coming to your site and the best way to do that is to have something unique on your site that they can’t find anywhere else.
Tip: try building relationship with people who already bought your product or
service. I mean, ultimately, these are the folks you are trying to help.
In my opinion, in order for you, as the marketer, to fully answer the query
of your potential customers, it is best to try and buy the product you are
promoting. You can better sell the product that you are trying to market. You
can share to your potential customers what a great experience you had with
the product, and this can make them interested enough to buy the product. You
may also be able to provide a support, if needed or you may provide a
confidential webinar or steps on how to use the product that you’re marketing
based on your personal experience.
Of course, you want to be totally honest about the product that you are trying to market. If you find out that the program you were endorsing is not top-notch, stop promoting it and inform your readers about it. This will help you build credibility with your lists.
Women all make mistakes and admitting your mistakes will boost your reader’s
confidence in you. You don’t have to be aggressive. You can just be you. The same you that uses bubble bath and lites candles, the same you that nurses the baby, the same you that knows when your man is lying…(just kidding).
You’re a perfect you. If you are aggressive, go for it. If you are soft and pink, there’s a place in affiliate marketing for you. Just be you. I’d venture to say that would be a great example of niche marketing.