If you want to be successful in Affiliate marketing one way is to have a blog. A blog will be your home base where you can showcase the products you want to sell by using content to attract your ideal customers. Once you have your home base you can just spend your time and money promoting this.
There are many types of blogs but the two we want to concentrate on are Niche Blogs and Review Blogs
A niche blog will concentrate on a single subject or niche. It could be weight loss for women over 40 or how to cater for children with special diets. All your content will be about that subject and you can do reviews on products that are available within that niche. You can also add a form on the page where you can collect peoples name and emails so that you can send them back to your blog to read new posts and also to send them free reports and also send them promotions for new products. Your email list is always going to be your most successful and valuable asset.
If you’re going to create a niche site, go all in or don’t go in at all. Your primary focus should be on helping the reader get from point A to point B by way of free information or through a product or service. The money, in the end, is just a perk of your helpful efforts.
Also, make sure that you do your research to ensure that there is a demand for your niche. The last thing you want to do is put months of effort into building a niche site that doesn’t turn a profit.
Finally, have enough interest in what you’re doing and have patience. You’ll get bored and fail if you don’t have enough interest in your particular niche or will get discouraged if you don’t see an immediate return on the time you invested. So make sure that you enjoy the niche you’ve chosen, that there’s demand for what you’re offering and that you have the patience to see your efforts through.
The next type of site is a Review site
Basically what a review site does is have reviews of several different products. These review sites are most popular in the Internet Marketing space or for promoting Amazon Products. There are a few themes that are designed just for reviewing products. They have special features such as a box for rating, a place for a review video and some even have a comments section. The theme I like to use is one from Brett Rutecky called Review Wizard
The more information you can provide the more people will become interested in buying the product. Never be afraid to point out something you do not like as well. Not every product will be perfect. Of course, it is always better if you have used the product yourself and if you do not want to buy the product a lot of vendors will give you free review access where you can test the product and give an honest review.
You need to remember the point of the review is to educate your buyers and help them to get from point A not knowing about the product to Point B not being able to live without the product. Always look at your review as helping not about how much money you will make if you can sell as many as you can. Remember people need to trust you before they will buy. Your regular readers and those on your list will soon look to you for your recommendations because you give an honest review
I would love to hear what sort of affiliate marketing you are doing. What niche are you in? What types of products are you promoting. Leave a comment and lets start a conversation