The following is a guest post by Enstine Muki…..
If you are a blogger who recommends products/services on your blog to earn commissions from sales, these affiliate marketing tactics are certainly going to help you earn money.
Generally, you are going to be told to do product reviews, place banners on your blog, build a list to recommend products, etc. These are all beautiful methods and I do heavily endorse them.
Note however that a lot has changed in recent times. Most of these methods nowadays require a little more push to be effective. Whether you are doing product reviews or building a list to recommend targeted products, here are three things I recommend that will step up your conversions and sales.
Boost your commissions with these affiliate marketing methods.
Before we get into these result-driven methods, I want to shout big-ups to buddy Ryan for giving me this opportunity to share with you what works for me.
1: Get a Co-Branded Sales Page
If there is something I do in affiliate marketing that has boosted my conversion, it is getting branded sales pages for the products I promote.
Co-branded sales pages are personalized landing pages you can get from some affiliate program managers. The most exciting thing about this method is that most program managers are beginning to see increase in sales from these pages. So it often becomes easy to get them create such pages for affiliates.
For instance, Lisa Irby of 2createawebsite promotes AWeber on her co-branded page and she calls it one of her “Credibility Boosting Tactics”. Here is how her page looks:
Recently, I was contacted by the awesome affiliate managers of Smartmockups and we ended up setting my branded sales copy. This is what it looks like:
This is a personal recommendation and my readers who trust me and find this product useful won’t hesitate to grab a copy – and that gives me a commission.
Now, I can then go ahead to promote the product with traditional methods and drive traffic to this page. After this page was setup, I did a Smartmockups review posts and linked from the article straight to my personalized page.
If I place a banner on my blog or send a message to my list or do promotion on social media, I have two options:
- drive traffic to my private sales copy
- drive traffic to my review post
My experience with co-branded pages tells me this is fail-safe method. You too should try it out.
2: Get Unique Discount or Coupon Codes
Now, this is closely related to the point above and it works like charm. Once you are able to hit a special deal that helps your readers save, chances are that sales will go up.
To make this method more effective, give your readers the kind of offer that can only be gotten from you. Get a unique coupon from the affiliate manager that’s not available to other affiliates.
Let your affiliate manager display your code on your private page or directly apply the discount on your affiliate link.
Some affiliate marketing programs allow your discount code to be tagged to your affiliate account. In this case, no matter the affiliate link used by the buyer, any sale made will finally be credited to the account whose discount code was used.
3: Focus on Recurring Commissions
This is one thing I keep telling bloggers – put more of your energy on promoting affiliate products that pay you over and over again from a single sale.
The customer buys once and you get paid from that first sale. Then each time there is a rebill, you earn money.
These are of course subscription platforms where members pay monthly, quarterly or yearly fee. You get paid each time a member you brought in renews his/her membership. And as long as they don’t cancel the service, you will be paid.
If you are promoting a product that pays you $33 commissions per sale, 100 sales will guarantee $3300 monthly earnings from a single product – all things being equal.
Ok we’re done…
These are some of the points in my ebook Affiliate Marketing For bloggers I wanted to share with you. Earning through affiliate marketing is not a big deal if you have targeted traffic and the right products to promote intelligently.
Please drop a comment let me know what you think.
Author Bio: Enstine Muki helps you make money through affiliate marketing and blogging at Enstine Muki Dot Com.