You are an Affiliate Marketing Warrior
“Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don’t demolish them”
Quote from Carlos Castenada
As an affiliate marketer, you are not a warrior in a physical battle, but you are still a warrior Your fight is not against a physical enemy coming to maim and kill you.
No, your fight is against all the hurdles and walls that stand in the way of you achieving affiliate marketing success.
Obstacles you must surmount in order to become the super affiliate that all affiliate marketing beginners strive to become.
To aid you in your journey to success I’m giving you the best affiliate marketing tips. Yes, the ones that truly the hidden secrets of the super affiliate.
Read through the tips given below, use them to jump over the walls in affiliate marketing and I hope to one day read of your successes as you make your way to the top in your business.
Ninja Affiliate Marketing Tips
Choose niche and product very carefully
Newbie affiliate marketers should be careful when choosing a niche and a product to promote in that niche.
Remember once you make your selection of niche and product, then create a website and start marketing to a particular audience it is not easy to change. You’re basically locked into your selection.
The only way to change at that time might just be to do the process all over again with a new niche website and the new product you’ve opted to change to.
An expensive proposition even if you are lucky enough that it does not require an investment of additional capital, but only an investment in time and effort
So make sure to choose a niche and a product that you have an interest in. Preferable something that you have a great passion for or expertise in.
Keep your marketing efforts focused on that target niche and its attendant audience.
The more passion you have for your product or expertise in your chosen niche, the faster you can become an authority in that niche.
Tip # 2
Know your product and audience
Top affiliate marketers will spend the time necessary to research their target audience. They will have identified their ideal customer and narrowed their focus down to 1 to 3 areas of their customers’ needs concerning the particular niche.
This kind of targeted audience focus is one of the weapons of super affiliates and if done properly can bring you a lot of visitors who are ready for what you have.
To help you to do this you can use Google’s Keyword Planner page. This Google tool will help you to learn the keywords that your target audience is likely to use when they search for your product and similar ones on the internet.
To use the tool click on discover new keywords. Then type in a keyword relevant to your niche and watch what happens.
For example, I did a search using the search term pet food dispenser and here below is a little snapshot from the loads of results I received.
Now that you can see the keywords people are using to search for your item online you can then use those exact keywords yourself when you write about the product. So that your stuff is so much easier to find when people search.
In regards to your product, you again have to do some research into what you are about to promote to your audience.
You need to carefully pick the particular product to select the one(s) that offer the best value to your audience members.
As you aim to provide the best for your audience, you may even have to try these products yourself. This way you can verify whether the product does what it is supposed to or not.
Tip # 3
Pre-qualify your visitors
A pre-qualified website visitor is someone who is not just coming to your site now because they accidentally stumbled upon it.
No, pre-qualified visitors are those who have received a bit of an introduction to what you have to offer them and are coming to your website to learn more and possibly to get whatever you are offering.
These visitors represent much more targeted website traffic than visitors who come without any form of pre-qualification. Also, they are easier to convert as they already have a prior interest in what you have on offer.
One of the things that you can do to pre-qualify the visitors to your website is to use social media posts
Write a very short and interesting introduction to the product you have to offer, and place your website link to the exact page where you speak about your offer. Remember to include a picture as well.
You can place such introductory posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can also post to Instagram but in that case, all you can post is the picture.
Tip # 4
Make a list
Not a shopping list, but an email list. The email list is a very important tool known to top affiliate marketers and network marketers alike.
When you create an email list you can reach many people at once as long as they have subscribed to your email list. The bigger the list you can create, the more persons you can reach simultaneously.
It really cannot be stated enough just how important it is for affiliate marketers to begin to build an email list as soon as possible.
There’s a saying that goes “the money is in the list”. When you’ve created and grown your email list to a substantial amount of subscribers you will find out just why the saying is true.
Here are some methods that you can use whenever you are ready to start creating your own email list.
Ideally, you should be ready right now.
One way to start your list is to put a subscribe box or form on your website. In a similar way to how we hit the subscribe button on Youtube to subscribe to a channel we like. So will your users use the form to subscribe to receive your content.
The actual creation of the form itself doesn’t have to be a big deal at all. There are WordPress plugins out there such as WPForms that make it easy to create your form. It’s also easy to manage as well.
When someone subscribes using your form their email info is saved in WordPress itself. Allowing you to quickly retrieve it from the WordPress Dashboard.
Another variation of this email capture method involves giving away affiliate marketing freebies.
This is where you simply sweeten the pot a bit for your prospective subscriber. You can give away things like an ebook, a free course, etc. In exchange, they leave you their email address.
Of course, here you’re going to find a few cheeky visitors who will enter a false email just to try to get that freebie.
To counter this we set the system up to send the freebie to the email address provided. For this, you are going to need a system that sends emails for you automatically. Such systems are available and there are paid and free versions.
One such email management system is offered by Sumo. Using this tool you can set automated welcome emails to respond to your subscribers and you can also send follow up email messages.
Tip # 5
Follow the leader
Have you noticed how successful some affiliate marketers are? They’re always the ones who can show earnings proofs covering thousands of dollars in earnings per month.
They’re the ones with tens of thousands of visitors coming to their site each month. It’s obvious these people are doing something right.
Do you think maybe if you did similar things to what they’re doing you might achieve a level of success yourself?
The answer to that is yes. So find yourself a successful affiliate marketer or two to follow who are in the same niche as you are.
One way to do this is to type the keywords you want to use into Google Search and see which websites appear in the top three positions in the search results.
Look at these three websites. Read the posts that ranked for the keyword to get a feel of how good they are. Note how many times the keyword appears on their page.
Check the word count for the posts. You can do this by copying and pasting the content from each page into Word-Counter and it will give you the word count of the page.
Then when you write your post for this keyword aim to make it as good or if possible even better than these posts you’ve researched.
Do not copy the posts. Write your unique content in your own words. The search engines love high quality, unique content and will reward you for it. Content is King. There is real truth in that saying.
Tip # 6
Learn the business
Affiliate marketing is not the kind of business that you can make a decision to start today and immediately get it right, then start to make money tomorrow.
Nope! If you are looking for immediate financial gratification, then I must advise you to slowly back away from affiliate marketing. This is not that business.
You have to learn affiliate marketing in order to be successful. There is just no workaround or shortcut. You have to learn the affiliate marketing business.
How to learn affiliate marketing
There are lots of affiliate marketing courses out there for both beginner marketers and those who have been in the business for a little while. Some of these courses are good and some are a waste of money.
However, the best way to learn the craft and get the top affiliate marketing tips is to learn directly from a successful affiliate marketer.
So just how do we do this? It’s not like there’s a successful affiliate marketer around every corner.
One thing you could do is reach out to the Affiliate Marketing gurus like Neil Patel, Charles Ngo, and others to see if they could provide mentorship, but the truth is these people are most likely so very busy that they couldn’t afford to do that.
Maybe you can find a great affiliate marketing training course from one of these guys instead.
However, if you do find something like that it’s likely going to cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars and you still wouldn’t get 1 on 1 mentoring.
A learning community of Affiliates
Another way to learn affiliate marketing is to join a community, a group or a forum where there are successful affiliate marketers that you can interact with. A place where you can ask questions and learn about affiliate marketing.
This would be better than just taking a course that you complete in a few days and then it’s over.
When you join a community like I describe you have the opportunity to continue to learn and receive mentor ship as long as you remain a member of that group or community.
The only nurturing community of marketers like this that I know of is to be found at the online affiliate marketing university to be found here.
The community there provides everything that affiliate marketers will need to succeed in their business.
There is comprehensive affiliate marketing training available. As well as a mentoring community where…