A Step By Step Guide That Shows You How To Make More Money With Affiliate Marketing
Hello readers and aspiring marketers, in today’s post I want to talk to you about how to make more money with affiliate marketing…
So, let’s dive into the world of affiliate marketing and explore some awesome strategies to boost your earnings, especially when you’re up against a sea of competitors promoting the same product.
Here’s a real question that no other marketers seem to mention: How can you distinguish yourself and entice people to purchase through your link?
Picture this: with everyone out there promoting the same product, how can you ensure that you shine bright and make it nearly impossible for someone to resist buying from you?
Well, my friend, it’s going to take some effort, but fear not! We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and tackle this challenge head-on.
So without further ado…Let’s dive right in!
A Tale Of Times Gone By
You know what? Here’s the cold hard truth…
When I first started out, I had this list of around a thousand people that I had built up through solo ads.
I won’t bore you with the nitty-gritty details of solo ads, but honestly, I think they’re one of the lousiest sources of traffic out there.
Sure, they’re handy for growing a list, but when it comes to building a decent and engaged one, they fall short.
The only list you’ll be able to build with solo ads will be a churn and burn one…but I had no clue on how to monetize such a list at that time.
If you do want to get involved in buying solo ads then I highly recommend that you check out this blog post.
But let’s get back on track, shall we…
So my list of about a thousand people, which I had painstakingly assembled through solo ads, was not delivering the results I had hoped for.
I took the plunge and decided to promote my first affiliate product on WarriorPlus. It was a modest $9.95 product.
I sent out several emails to my list, but guess what? Not a single sale was made. Zilch, Nothing, Nada.
I didn’t give up though. I sent a couple more emails, and finally managed to secure five sales of that $9.95 product, which meant I earned a total of around $50 with the full commissions.
But then, I saw the leader board, and guess who was missing from it? Yours truly.
I distinctly remember a few names near the very top: Marlon Sanders, James Scholes and John Thornhill. They were racking up all these sales, and there I was, wondering why I couldn’t achieve the same.
But here’s the real kicker…I did spent around $900 to build that list and none of those buyers went for the up-sells.
So, my earnings stopped at $50 and I was a whopping $850 in the red. Talk about disappointment, right?
After a few more unsuccessful attempts at affiliate promotions, I came to a harsh realization. It was all my fault. My list was simply terrible.
The truth was, those guys on top of the leader boards had all the skills and knowledge that I didn’t have at that time. They had valuable experience, but above all, they had an audience.
Now, let’s fast forward to today. I’m pretty darn confident that I could compete with those guys because I do things differently from most people.
But you know what sparked this change? It was when I realized the immense importance of having an audience. That was the turning point for me, my friend.
To Make More Money With Affiliate Marketing You’ll Need An Audience
You know, when you’re just starting out, you don’t automatically have a ready-made audience.
It’s the same for any guru or well-known figure in any field. They all had to start from scratch without an audience.
But here’s the truth: anyone can build an audience with the right approach and effort.
That’s why it’s crucial to focus on building your own audience. But what exactly is an audience?
An audience is essentially a group of people who are within your circle of influence.
These are the folks who know you exist, they pay attention to what you say, they trust your judgment, they believe in you, and most importantly, they’re willing to buy based on your recommendations.
How Do You Build An Audience
Now, let’s talk about how I’ve built my audience. One major part of it is my YouTube channel.
You know, what’s amazing about YouTube is that people feel like they know you, like you’re their friend, even though they’ve never actually met you in person.
Now, I get it. Not everyone is keen on appearing in videos, but personally, I’m totally fine with it.
Another crucial element is my blog . It’s another significant part of my audience-building strategy.
And last but not least I have an email list.
It’s mostly made up of folks who discovered me through my videos or blog. Anyone who encounters me and joins my list has an interest in the make money online niche.
I’m really invested in engaging with the people on my email list, and I make sure to reply personally to anyone who reaches out with a problem or question.
No one gets ignored. I make it a point to respond to everyone who emails me.
But here’s the thing: having a list alone doesn’t automatically mean you have an audience. Engagement is key. If you’re just spamming your list, they’ll never truly become a genuine audience.
So, for me, it’s a combination of my blog, my engaged email list, and my YouTube channel that make up my audience.
Here’s the bottom line, my friend: find the approach that feels most comfortable to you.
If getting on video isn’t your thing, focus on building a list or explore other avenues such as social media, but make sure to build an audience. It’s crucial for your success.
And always keep in mind, be honest and sincere with people, if you can do that you’ll be able to make tons of affiliate sales via product reviews.
Watch The Video Below To Get A Good Understanding Of How Email Marketing Works
Make A Real And Honest Review Of The Product
So, let’s talk about how I approach product reviews. Whenever I decide to review something, my goal is to provide an in-depth analysis and be completely honest about it.
Sure, there might be a few instances where I’ve been a bit brief in my reviews, but for the most part, I make it a point to delve into the details as much as possible.
Oh, and here’s something important: if I believe a product is rubbish, I don’t even feature it on my site. Trust me, there’s a whole bunch of garbage out there.
So, anyone who visits my site knows that they can expect a detailed review that’s also brutally honest.
Get Review Access Or Buy The Product
Listen, if you want to persuade people to buy through your link, you gotta do your due diligence on the product in question.
So, either buy it yourself or grab a review copy if possible.
Once you’ve got it, dive in and give it a thorough examination. If you’re planning to make a video, for example, show people that you’ve actually gone through it.
Don’t just yap about the sales page, unless it’s a PLR product that tells you exactly what you’re going to get.
Your reviews need to be genuine, with the genuine intention of looking out for your audience.
Remember, no product is flawless. If you come across a flaw, don’t shy away from sharing it with your audience. You’re not being mean to the vendor; you’re just being honest.
And hey, if you find something lacking or if you feel the sales funnel is too overwhelming, the price is too steep, or one of the upsells isn’t up to par, speak up about it.
Leave Nothing Out When You Make A Product Review
When it comes to the product, make sure to really talk about it and give them a solid presentation.
Cover all the bases, my friend. Share the flaws, the pros, the cons, the pricing, the upgrades – basically everything they need to know.
You want to be their one-stop-shop for information, so they don’t have to go hunting elsewhere.
Your goal is to have all the details ready and waiting for people.
But here’s the thing: you’re not trying to shove it down their throats and scream, “This is the best thing ever!”
Because guess what? That’s exactly what all those other clowns are doing.
Instead, you’re taking a different approach. You’re saying, “Hey, this is a product. Here’s what it is, here’s what it does. Let me show you.
And guess what? It’s priced at xx. If you’re interested, I’ve got an awesome bonus to sweeten the deal.”
Simple, straightforward, and no-nonsense. That’s how you do it and they’ll appreciate your honesty and trust you more because of it.
Offer A Bonus To Persuade People To Buy
Let’s talk about the next important thing: offering a bonus.
You know how it goes when we promote a product as an affiliate – lots of people go on the hunt for bonuses.
Now, personally, I don’t think every product needs a bonus, but the truth is you gotta have one because everyone else is offering them.
But here’s the thing, my friend: you don’t wanna fall into the trap of going overboard with your bonus.
I mean, some folks out there will throw in 25 plugins or 50 PLR items or whatever, and let’s be real, that’s just way too much.
No one really needs all that stuff. It’s just gonna end up gathering dust and taking up space.
So, when it comes to your bonus, keep it valuable but also keep it focused. Quality over quantity, my friend.
Oh, and here’s another thing, don’t fall into the trap of attaching those fake bonus packages claiming they’re worth a whopping $9.999 when you’re promoting a simple $17 course
Let’s be real here. That’s just a load of BS. People aren’t stupid, you know?
Well, okay, some might be, but a lot of folks out there can see through that kind of trickery. They’re smarter than that.
Pre-sell Your Offer
When you pre-sell an offer, you’re essentially warming up your audience and priming them to be more receptive to what you’re promoting. It’s like setting the stage for a grand performance.
One of the best ways to pre-sell your offer is to start mailing your list a few days before the actual product launch.
By providing valuable information and sharing personal experiences you create a sense of anticipation and trust.
You’re building a connection and establishing yourself as a trusted authority.
Pre-selling allows you to address any concerns or objections your audience may have before they even make a purchase. It helps them understand why this offer is the perfect fit for their needs.
But keep in mind, pre-selling isn’t about forcing or pushing sales. It’s about genuinely educating, inspiring, and guiding your audience towards a solution that can truly benefit them.
When done right, pre-selling can significantly increase your conversion rates and foster long-term relationships with your audience.
On launch day you want to send them an email that links back to your review. Whey they decide to click the link, they’re almost guaranteed to buy.
A Quick Summary To Make More Money With Affiliate Marketing
So, let’s talk about the main things you need to keep in mind: your audience and being honest with them, treating them the way you’d want to be treated.
Think about it, you wouldn’t want someone to push some garbage your way just to earn a quick buck, right? So don’t do it to them.
Sure, we all make mistakes. Maybe you unknowingly choose a vendor who doesn’t provide good support for the product. It happens to the best of us.
Looking back, maybe some of the stuff I promoted wasn’t the best idea. But here’s the deal: you can only do your best.
Focus on these important aspects and I promise you’ll see better results.
Start by building your list, nurturing your audience, and who knows, maybe even launch your own products someday.
As time goes by, you’ll definitely improve and achieve better results.
So build your list and get those reviews out there my friend and you’ll reap the rewards.
Let’s make more money with affiliate marketing together.
All The Best,