Affiliate marketing has become a very profitable business over the years. There are currently hundreds of home business owners making thousands of dollars per month in this field. Here are 4 ways these top affiliate marketers get big paychecks.
1) Top affiliate marketers get involved in article marketing.
Writing articles about the market niche is essential to gaining reputation as an expert in any field. However, the biggest benefit comes not just from writing articles, but from having those same articles published by other web site owners. Your article gains you reputation and links from other web sites when you use the resource box at the end of each article. This step is often times not utilized by many affiliate marketers and they miss out on any potential sales.
If you happen to own your own website, article marketing can really help you in a major way. Not only will your article be all over the internet, but you will also gain hundreds of one way links to your website. The search engines will love this and bump your website higher in their rankings.
2) Smart Affiliate marketers disguise their affiliate links.
Cloaking affiliate links is sometimes not really important. For some reason many site visitors refuse to visit your links if they see an affiliate code attached to the URL after they hover their mouse over it. This is referred to as affiliate link bypassing. The person basically removes your affiliate link to go directly into the selling site. For example, suppose that you note a book on my site and take the link to Amazon to check it out. Once there, you decide to buy the book, but instead of just buying it based on my affiliate link, you decide that you don’t want me to get a commission. You decide to leave Amazon, go back in and buy the book. When you do that, you have bypassed my affiliate link and I do not get a commission. The easiest way to prevent this from happening is to cloak your affiliate links.
3) Affiliate marketers focus on their specific market niche.
The big problem with many affiliate marketers is that they tend to focus on too many different niche markets. As soon as you pick a topic to market, you must focus on the particular niche in which it pertains to. Many of the top affiliate earners will pick a vast majority of products and spend time focusing on each one in terms of marketing. Because of this tactic, they are earning thousands per month from each product niche.
4) Top affiliate marketers use auto responders for keeping in touch with their visitors.
Auto responders are incredibly valuable tools that allow you to send a selected series of emails to those that sign up for them. Often times those auto responders are sent through a third party service. The most important thing to remember is that the more you keep in touch with your subscribers, the higher chance you have of making future sales. If you decide in the future to select another product and market it, you can refer to your auto responder to test the products success through previous subscribers.