3 Free Traffic Methods To Boost Your Affiliate Income

There is a wrong belief online that you need to pay a huge amount of money to drive traffic to your squeeze pages and affiliate offers.

The truth is if you’re new or you do not have money to invest in traffic you can still make money online, there are many ways to drive traffic online but for me, these 3 are the best free traffic methods to boost your affiliate income in 2020.

3 Free Traffic Methods To Boost Your Affiliate Income

Before I go deep on these 3 free traffic methods I need to warn you about two things.

Firstly, free traffic methods take time and you will need to produce some kind of content for your audience, so produce content and be patient. 

Secondly, pick one free traffic method and stick to it for at least 90 days, the main reason that people fail with free traffic is that they try too many methods at the same time and when they do not get results they got discouraged and quit.

So let look at the 3 best free traffic methods you can start today and boost your affiliate marketing business and income.

Facebook 

Facebook is huge for free and paid traffic, but today I am just going to explain how you can generate free traffic from Facebook.

Basically, there are two ways to generate free traffic from Facebook, using your own Facebook profile and creating a Facebook group.

Generating free traffic by just using your profile.

Generating traffic by using your profile is the simplest way to generate traffic from Facebook, you can do it in just two steps.

1) Create and optimize your Facebook profile

facebook

You can use your current Facebook account or you can create a new one just for your online business, this depends on you.

Once you create your account, you will need to make sure you use your real name and photo, this will increase the credibility, also make sure that you add all relevant links to your profile like links to your landing pages, blog, social media, etc.

2) Find big Facebook accounts in your niche and start interacting with their content, leave comments, likes and share their content, look to people who reply to your comments, and add them as friends ( some of them will add you first).

Some of these people will start coming to your Facebook profile to find more about you, and since you optimized your profile in the first part, some of them will click on the links on your page and subscribe to your squeeze pages and some of them will buy from you.

This method works very well even if you have zero experience, let them come to you, do not spam them, do not inbox them but if someone inbox you with a question reply to them and build some connections.

 

Youtube

Youtube

Youtube is going to be huge for 2021, I think I am going to concentrate on this method this year, the good of youtube is that you can start for free as long as you have a free Gmail account.

You do not need to have a lot of subscribers to make money will Youtube, you can make money even without any subscribers. As long as you get a few people to watch your video you will be ok.

How to make affiliate commissions from Youtube

You can make affiliate commissions from Youtube by following two simple steps.

In order to make affiliate commissions from Youtube, you need to have a Youtube channel, the great news is that if you have a Gmail account you have a Youtube channel already, Google creates one for you.

All you need to do is to log in and customize it a little bit and you are good to go, I am not going to explain everything on the Youtube channel creation in this post but if do you want to learn more you can click here.

Create videos and upload them on Youtube

The good thing about Youtube is that people use it as a search engine, so the only thing you need to do is to find words that people are searching on your niche and create a short video explaining the issue their searching and at the end of it ask people to click the link in the description to find more about the subject. ( you should always have a link in the description either to the affiliate offer, landing page, or squeeze page to collect emails.

For example, if you are in the weight loss niche you can create a short video explaining why the Keto diet is better than the carnivore diet.

If you’re not a diet expert you can do research and outline points why do you think one diet is better than the other.

The video will contain three parts, the introduction, the main part of the video, and the conclusion.

In the introduction, you just need to introduce yourself and what you’re going to talk about, for example, I could say Hi my name is Seki and in today’s video I am going to talk about why the keto diet is better than the carnivore diet, the introduction will take less than a minute, simple sweet and to the point.

The main part of the video is where you will go to each point to explain why one diet is better than the other and the conclusion you will give your opinion basically it is a summary of what you talked about, you will ask viewers to click in the link in the description to find more about the diet, you will ask them to subscribe, thank them and end the video.

When you upload the video on Youtube make sure you include your main keyword in the title, in the tags, and in the description.

If you have some kind of social medial following you can share it, if you do this for one month you should start seeing some results.

You can check out my new Youtube Channel here.

Tiktok

Tiktok is a new kid on the block, I have seen a lot of marketers do well with this method, it is a video platform but unlike Youtube, it works well with shorter video, I would say under 2 minutes.

If you have a smartphone you can literally download the app and start shooting videos of yourself giving some tips and then ask people to click on the link for more information.

You can literally shoot a short video about anything and upload it to Tiktok, this is a newer network most people do not use it yet it will be easier to go viral if you create good content.

I just created a brand new Tiktok account you can follow me here.

Final words

That is it, those are the 3 best free traffic methods that can help you to boost your affiliate business and income in 2021, which one do you like the most? let me know in the comment section below.

The Importance Of A Good Back Story

Recently I went through the one way funnel challenge, one of the things I learned there was the importance of the hook, story, offer in order to sell more products online.

The main idea of having a good back story is that more people can relate themself to you,  you need to be able to tell the story of you before you were successful.

You will gain more influence over your audience when you have a good back story. This is your personal story about how you started and how you got to where you are today.

Without a good back story, your audience will not warm to you as much and you will not get as much free traffic as you could from Facebook.

Use the Zero to Hero approach

Most people start their business from nothing so be sure to add a “zero to hero” element to your back story. You want to give your audience hope that they can do the same thing as you start from scratch.

We are not suggesting that you are dishonest in any way with your back story. But emphasizing that it was a real struggle for you to start with is something that most of your audience will resonate with.

Nobody launches a business and is successful overnight so tell people about your journey. What sacrifices did you have to make? Maybe you had very little money and had to be really resourceful to get your business idea off the ground?

Let’s use an example here. You are a successful online entrepreneur. It is something that you always dreamed of doing and you have finally made it. Now you can help others to do the same.

Many people have a dream of making it online. Think back to what you did to become successful. Did you try many different things before you found the one that was right for you? Many people try different online business models and are not successful so they will relate to this.

Perhaps you spent all of the money that you had on training courses and programs that promised to provide you the secrets of online success. Did any of these help you or were they just a waste of time? Again many people that dream of online success spend a lot of money on courses that do not really help them.

You were once a Nobody

Make it clear in your back story that you were once a “nobody” that had nothing. Through hard work and dedication, you were able to turn everything around and become successful. You want your audience to feel that they can do what you did.

Your audience is going to want to ask you questions about how you worked everything out and made a success of your online business. They will want to know if you had to make significant mindset changes to get where you are today for example.

You need to answer all of their questions in the form of content (written or video)  and the products and services that you offer. Once people know, like, and trust you they will be a lot more willing to check out your offers so make sure that you provide value in your content.

Be Consistent with your Back Story

You need to ensure that the story you tell to your prospects is the same as the one that you tell on your website, Facebook, and your other social profiles. If people are interested in you then they are definitely going to check you out. If they find inconsistent stories then you will lose their trust.

How to Build a Long Term Affiliate Marketing Business

The key secret of building a long term affiliate marketing business is to find the right products that you can recommend to your audience, in affiliate marketing the magic happens when you match the right product to the right audience.

The truth is that most affiliates will promote any product they find online with the aim of just making a quick back, this is not the right way to do it.

You need to find good affiliate products and if it is possible you will need to buy them and test them, this way you will be promoting something that you know will solve your audience’s problems.

The problem is, not all affiliate programs are created equal – and not all products are fit to build a long-term affiliate marketing business.

When picking affiliate products to promote for the long term you need to look for three things, let me break down what to look for when you’re searching for products of your own to promote in any niche.

#1: Look for Products with Recurring Commissions

Look at Netflix’s business model, they charge you around $10 per month, each and every month, that is the secret, you need to pay your bills each month, you need to get paid each month for the same service, it is that simple.

I know that promoting high ticket affiliate products will increase your profit. I know the feeling when you get paid $1000 from a single sale, that is amazing.

But the way to build a long-term affiliate marketing business is locking in those monthly, recurring commissions where you don’t need to continuously find new customers month in and month out.

In the make money online niche you can promote tools like Aweber and Clickfunnels and you will get paid monthly commissions every-time a member renews another month.

Since those are services that are needed to run a profitable online business most people will keep them, just make one sale, and get paid for many months to come.

While those commissions may be small, they compound over time like interest and can build into something sustainable versus a few flash-in-the-pan sales that are here today and gone tomorrow.

#2: Find affiliate products that complement each other

What does that mean?

Most affiliate marketers when they’re just getting started will find a few one-off products here and there that essentially do or teach the same thing.

Unfortunately, this means that you’re likely only to get one sale per subscriber.

However, if you find products that BUILD on one another then the same customer can purchase several products from you naturally, without having to sell them on this or that.

For example, If I have an audience that wants to build a successful blog, I will recommend them hosting, a domain name, WordPress theme, landing page builder, SEO course, even though are different products but they complement each other.

That means, one customer can buy ALL of their products and it not be redundant. You want the same thing in your business – find products that can complement each other in order to increase your customer’s AOV (Average Order Value).

#3: Find products with GREAT Customer Service

People miss this too often. They look at a product and judge it only if it sells well.

However, if you’re in this for the long-haul and you have selected products that hopefully your customers will renew, it’s imperative to find products that have a great retention rate so you can be sure your customers will stick around.

And the biggest factor of this I’ve seen is in the customer service category.

Make sure there’s a way for your customers to chat with the company’s rep 24/7 or quickly get a response when they’re sending an email.

In other words, treat your subscribers like clients – and you are the consultant advising on products you know, like, and trust.

Keep these three criteria in mind and you’re guaranteed to promote only the best possible products to grow your affiliate business long-term.

 

The Fastest Way To Make 6 Figures Online

I believe that affiliate marketing is the easiest way to start making money online, but do you know the fastest way to make 6 figures online? In this short post, I am going to reveal that to you.

The fastest way to make six figures is to model what is already selling well.  Just dive in and do the same things.  Sell similar products as others.  Sell what is already selling.

That is it, that is the whole secret.

Most beginners think, “It’s already been done”… or “there’s already a lot of similar products like this out there”… or “there’s too much competition”

That is stupid, you do not need to reinvent the wheel or becoming the pioneer, in my opinion until you make at least $250,000 per year, you can still be an affiliate and sell the same products as other affiliates.

How many search engines are there?  How many TV channels are there?  Heck, how many reality TV shows are there, or singing competition shows?  How many pawn shop shows or reality police shows?

How many Alaska shows are there now?  There’s like Ice Pilots, Ice Truckers, Ice Swimmers, Ice Police, Ice Hunting, Ice Survival, Ice Birds, Ice Bears, Ice everything…

So this is my advice to you, get in there and compete.  Get in there and sell.  Sell what is already selling.  Do not try to invent something, model others.  Sell what they are selling.

Just add your own USP (unique selling proposition).  Add in your own angle.  This is key.  If you see a lot of people are making money by promoting Clickfunnels, then sell Clickfunnels but with a unique twist.

For example, Clickfunnels For Lawyers or Clickfunnels For Doctors… Clickfunnels for moms… etc.

Sell “Dating for 50 somethings”… sell what sells but with your own twist.  But, get busy selling something!

That is it, this is the fastest way to make 6 figures online, go and take action and with a year you will be able to reach this figure.

 

 

 

Paid Traffic Or Free Traffic Which One Is The Best For You

When you’re starting out the main question is what traffic is better for you? paid traffic or free traffic, in this post I am going to analyze both of them so that you can make an educated choice.

You have two choices

You got two choices, pay for traffic or get free traffic.  Free might sound like the best solution for you, but free = hard work.  There’s just no other way.  You are either going to work hard for traffic… or you are going to pay for it.

It breaks down like this:

Free traffic = work very very hard for traffic, but you don’t spend much at all.

Paid traffic = not as much work, but still some work, but you spend money on it.

So, maybe you are saying you’d still rather get free traffic instead of paying for it.  Ok, consider this:

You might need to wait months for that free traffic to actually make some money and have it in your bank account.

With paid traffic, you can pay someone money now, and in the next how you can get some traffic to your squeeze page and start to build your business.

Most people in this business (especially those who are new) just don’t have long-term thinking, they want to make a quick buck and instant gratification and that delay in gratification (results) can crush their focus, they call everything a scam and they quit.

If months pass by and you have grown tired of this, and are not getting results, it’s easy to quit and move on to the next shiny object.  However, if you drive traffic via paid traffic, you can start dialing in your conversions right away!

I’m convinced the main reason that most people fail at this business is that it takes a long time for them to make money online because they do not know how to drive traffic and convert it.  They are terrible at conversions and they can’t get traffic.  That’s it.

So, that means, all you have to do is get good at both and your imagination is really the limit.  There are so many ways to generate traffic that it gets very confusing fast.

I recommend you pick one way of driving traffic that meets you best, and stick to it and make it work.  Then, later, after you’ve made one traffic method work, add another method (avenue) of getting traffic.

In this blog, you will find different forms of getting traffic, but you need to pick one and stick to it.  Whichever traffic method you pick ( free or paid), I will recommend sticking with it for at least 3 months in order to determine if works for you or not.

When you start to see some results with it, you can scale it or you can add a new method.

Thank you for reading.

 

Barriers to Affiliate Marketing Success and How to Overcome Them

I know many people who want to start an online business but they hesitate, many of these people really want to succeed but they found barriers that keep them from starting an online business, here are the main barriers to affiliate marketing success and how to overcome them.

Fear and Intimidation
Many people I know will tell me that ”I am intimidated by the technology; I’m not a technical person”.

Antidotes:

No one was born technical savvy, we all had to learn how to do it, you can learn it too, it is not that hard, you just need to put some effort into learning it, if you do not want to learn it you can pay someone to do I for you, sites like fiverr.com, elance.com and many other have 1000’s of people who will do anything for you will very low cost.

You do not have money to pay for it and you do not want to learn it, cool, find someone who can do it, make them your partner in business.

I need to know more before I start

This is another reason why most people stay on the fence and never get started with anything in life, they want to know everything before they get started.

Antidote
Here is my advice, just start, make mistakes, try stuff, and adjust, don’t get stuck in the “I need one more course, one more book, etc.” trap.

Imagine you want to go upstairs and you have to walk 100 stairs, you do not need to be able to see all of them in order to start going up, you just need to know in which stair you’re at and the next one, the rest does not matter, this is the same when it comes to affiliate marketing.

Just take one step at a time and you will be ok.

I don’t have enough time to do this

When I talk to my friends about starting affiliate marketing most of them will tell me that they do not have time, some of them because of the job, some of the kids, church, etc.

Antidote

I am not going to tell you to quit your job while you are making $0 per day ( that is just stupid), or leave your kids unattended, I know those things are a must, here is my recommendation.

Start by doing small every day, you can start a youtube channel and dedicate two hours of each and every day, in one hour you can record a 3 to 5 minutes video, edit it and upload to Youtube.

You can free up your time by eliminating time-wasters like watching tv or Netflix, watching cat videos on youtube, or by getting up earlier than usual and do everything you need to get done before starting your normal daily job schedule.

For me, I used to work after finishing my 9 to 5 job, after that I will write emails, send traffic to my squeeze pages till late at night, after some time I started to see an improvement in traffic, subscribers, and income.

Final words

So those are the main barriers to affiliate marketing success and also I showed you how to overcome them. Which of those barriers stopped you from starting an affiliate marketing business or becoming successful in one? Let me know in the comment section below.

Why I Started An Online Business

Getting the first online business to get started is always the hardest. The main problem is that if you’re new it might take time to start seeing results and most people quit before reaching that point.

I remember when I started my online venture, I was at university, with a lot of family obligations and I did not have a job ( I had a paid scholarship).

After school, I would stay awake late at night, learn everything I can on a given part of affiliate marketing, set everything up, after a few weeks of not making a dime, I would discard that business and start something else. 

I did this for years and this is why it took me too long to make my first sale.

After failing many times ( I can’t remember the real number but it is a huge number), I had to look for a job, after working few jobs here and there I got a job at a big corporate and a tech guy.

But I did not like that life as much as I thought I would, so I decided to get back to the online business.

Every day after work, I would bury myself on the computer, learning about affiliate marketing, traffic generation, and building blogs.

I usually worked until 2 am, sleeping only 4-5 hours before going to work the next day. This went on for about 6 months.

There were times when I wanted to give up.

But whenever I asked myself, “What other alternatives do I have?”, the answer was “None”.

I had this feeling that what I wanted I will never get from working in that company.

That had pushed me to continue working on my online business.

Don’t get me wrong. I am a certified control engineer, I can program a PLC, and I have good knowledge in the field of industrial automation, so I potentially had lots of career choices. 

My answer was ‘None’ because I wanted a career that can eventually lead me to time and financial freedom, and I reckoned that running an online business was the only answer.

The main reason why starting my first online business was hard for me and it took me a long time before starting making any money is that I lacked focus.

When  I started to focus, everything changed for me.

If you are starting out and thinking of giving up, telling yourself to ‘Not Give Up’ is easier said than done.

If your goal is to achieve time and financial freedom, perhaps you can ask yourself the same question that I asked myself,

“What other alternatives do you have that can lead you to time and financial freedom?”

If the answer is none, then forget about giving up and keep working.

Do not know where to start your online business? Click here.

Best Ways To Promote Affiliate Products In 2020

Making money online is hard but not complicated, all you need to do is to find a good product to promote and drive traffic to it, here is where most people fail, in this post, I am going to share with you the best ways to promote affiliate products in 2020.

Before you promote affiliate products you need to pre-sale to your audience. Preselling seems to be working best where you build up some trust first with your prospects by providing some value then promote the product.

Best Ways To Promote Affiliate Products In 2020

INSTAGRAM

instagram

Do you have Instagram, follow me here.

Most people are making a lot of money from Instagram. Instagram will not allow you to put affiliate links directly in your bio.

You will need to create a landing page so that you can send your prospects to it and then send them to your affiliate offer.

How to start with Instagram.

You can start with Instagram in 3 easy steps.

Create an account and optimize it, in the bio you need to include a short description of your page, and add a link to your landing page.

Find 3 to 5 big Instagram accounts in your niche, check out their post, and follow everyone who engages with their content.

Follow 20 to 50 people per day and in a few days, many of them will follow you back.

And the final step is to start posting images and video content related to your niche, sometimes you will create a promotional post and encourage people to click the link in the bio ( the link to your landing page).

Facebook Profile

You can use your personal Facebook profile or you can create one, you can optimize it by adding your link to your landing page.

To promote your affiliate product through your Facebook profile you need to follow these 3 simple steps.

Step one, optimize your Facebook profile

facebook

The second step is to find big influencers in your niche and start engaging with their content, add people who like your comments, those people will start coming to your profile and some of them will click on your link, and this way you can make sales.

Not my Facebook friend add me here.

List building

If you want to make money in the long term you need to start building your email list, find out one problem in your niche, and create a simple pdf as a bribe for people to opt-in on your email list.

Create a simple Word document with a few tips and advice to solve the main problem in your niche. Set up your opt-in page to redirect them, after submitting their info, to a presell/bridge page or directly to the sales page. Also, put affiliate links in PDF.

I use Clickfunnels to build landing pages and Optin forms.

squeeze page

Email Marketing

The real online fortune is on follow up, most of my sales are coming from email lists. After getting their emails with your opt-in page, follow up with them, and provide valuable smoothie or weight loss related content, build a good relationship with your list and this is an easy sell.

I use Aweber for email marketing.

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Blogging

Blogging is one of my favorite ways to make send traffic to affiliate offers and make money online, there is a myth going online that blogging is dead, that is not true, you can start blogging today and make money online a few days later.

Use a link at the end of the article to go to either the presell page, sales page, or your own opt-in page.

For blogging, you need a domain name you can get here.

Also, you will need hosting I use wpx hosting you can get it here.

Youtube Channel

Videos are one of the best ways to drive traffic to your affiliate offers, to create a Youtube channel is easy and free. If you have a free Gmail account you can create a Youtube channel.

You can create videos educating your audience about your niche with links in the description to the sales page. Also, you need to mention the link a few times in your video.

Final words

Those are the best ways to promote affiliate products in 2020, do not try all of them at the same time, pick one and stick to it to get real results.

Thank you for reading

6 Mental Mistakes That Kept Me Just Over Broke

6 Mental Mistakes That Kept Me Just Over Broke

Do you or someone you know wish you had more money?

Maybe a nice financial cushion for peace of mind, or just some extra spending money each
month?
As someone who lived paycheck to paycheck for many years, I know that lifestyle can be
stressful.
Maybe the information I’m about to share with you will change things for you or someone
you know who’s struggling.

I made these mental mistakes and I paid heavily, I lived most of my 34 years of life broke with nothing to show off, moving from one job to another.

The right mindset can change everything. Today I am going to share with your 6 mental mistakes that kept me broke for 34 years.

Now don’t get me wrong. I understand that it’s more difficult for some people to rise up the
financial ladder than others.

There are lots of factors that hold people in poverty, including illness, poor education, lack
of opportunity, etc.

But understanding these common 5 mental mistakes of less financially secure individuals, and simply experimenting with changing them can make a huge difference in almost anyone’s ability to earn.

I know, because I was directly affected by ALL of the things you’re about to read. I changed my mindset and went on to earn a comfortable living with my own online business.

Today I challenge you to ask yourself if any of these traits apply to you or someone you want to help. And if so, what are you or they willing to do to change them…

1. Limited Self-belief
People who become independently wealthy do not wallow in limited self-belief. Instead, they truly believe that there is nothing that can stop them from achieving their goal of financial freedom.

Most of these people exhibit a high level of self-confidence that is often contagious, meaning everyone they work with “gets the bug”.

These optimists maintain a positive outlook at almost all times. Their confidence is not easily shaken by external factors and day to day setbacks and challenges. Their positive beliefs and energy virtually “will” any task to completion.

2. Staying Locked In Their Social Comfort Zone
You know that old saying… Birds of a feather flock together? Well, it is true in financial circles as well. Many low-income earners only network with other people who are of the same or similar income as them.

It’s their comfort zone. They rarely if ever actively seek out other people who are significantly wealthier than them.

They even sometimes do the opposite, they avoid them and even shun them. Most people who become high-income earners do the opposite.

They come out of their comfort zone, and consistently befriend and learn from others who are doing better than them financially. In the process, many are surprised to discover just how willing the
people they considered “snobs” are to help them.

3. Avoidance of Hard Work

People who become top earners are usually willing to do whatever is necessary to reach their goals, including things that seem like a lot of work. The fact is, even huge tasks can be separated into small steps that can be completed one at a time.

People with true potential to become big earners recognize this and immediately start breaking down big ideas into achievable steps. This “no-fear” trait can result in positive advances at virtually every level, from minimum wage workers to self-employed individuals.

The simple fact is, if you want to make great strides in life, you need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work long, hard hours. The time will come later when you can reap the rewards for all your hard work.

4. Talking About Plans Instead of Taking Action

How many people do you know who are constantly saying “I’m going to do this, and I’m
going to do that”. How many of those things they actually DO.

Financially independent people are DO’ers. Instead of saying what they’re going to do, they jump in and start doing it. When their tasks are completed on a regular basis, they accomplish great things over time.

Most people who become wealthy through their own ambition recognize that time is their most important asset and a very scarce resource. They do not waste their precious time talking about what they are going to do.

They take action and DO IT step by step — while the “sayers” are sitting in front of a TV watching soap operas or endless hours of reality shows. Don’t waste your time watching others. Be your own reality show.

5. Unorganization and Procrastination

While there are some people who’ve become wealthy despite a lack of organization they are in the minority. The fact is most people who go on to earn the big bucks, whether with their own company or as an employee, know how to get things done.

They break big projects down into specific tasks. They keep lists and set deadlines for each task to be completed. They don’t constantly put things off.

When they have a job to do they roll up their sleeves and jump right in without delay. Even if they’re simply delegating the job to someone else, they give immediate, concise directions and follow up with progress regularly.

6. Not Using “Leverage”

People who get things done know how to use the power of leverage to achieve maximum results with minimum efforts.

They understand how to leverage money as well as people. Big achievements are not accomplished by one person, even though one person sometimes reaps the bulk of the credit or financial gain.

Think about it. Did Steve Jobs write all the code that makes an Apple computer run? Did he put Ipads together himself? Of course not! Heck, even the President of the United States has people who write his speeches.

Every successful person finds ways to leverage their time and money. (In online business, you can get low-cost leverage at places like fiverr.com and plr sites.)

Final words

You can change your life and income if you decide to change your habits and avoid those 6 mental mistakes listed above, it is never too late, you can start today and have a completely different life in 6 months from now.

4 Reasons Why You Need To Build A Mailing List

I get this question every day, why do I need to build a mailing list? There are many reasons for this but in this post, I am going to share with you four reasons why you need to build a mailing list.

If you have been trying to make money online for more than a week, I am sure you heard that “the money is in the list”.

A lot of people keep repeating the mantra, “the money is in the list”. They repeatedly say this mantra, like some sort of religious duty.

It almost borders on some sort of cult spirituality. Well, there is a reason why experienced and seasoned affiliate marketers keep on saying this. After all, where there is smoke, there is fire.

People will not risk their professional credibility in saying something that is patently false. They are not liars nor are they rolling the dice with their reputation by steering people wrong.

Instead, they are saying the truth. But you need to be clear as to why this is the truth. Here are the four reasons why you should build a mailing list

4 Reasons Why You Need To Build A Mailing List

You won’t convert with ads usually

When was the last time you visited a website, saw an ad, clicked it, read the sales page, and whipped out your credit card to buy stuff? I would venture to guess that those times are few and far between.

Usually, ads do not convert. What they do is create some level of familiarity with people. When a link is clicked, then people figure out what the ad is about. They keep seeing the ad. They become familiar with it and eventually click on it again.

They read more and ultimately some of them would join a mailing list where they would get marketed to several times. The more you get your offer in front of a person’s eyes, the more chances you get to make your case.

Get them to come back to your site

The vast majority of people who visit a website will never come back. Maybe they just did a one-time Google search.

Maybe somebody just referred them via email. Whatever the case may be, they found the website, found it lacking, or found the information interesting, but not interesting enough for them to buy stuff. For whatever reason, they bounced out and most of them don’t come back.

When you get people to sign up for your mailing list, you get a chance to direct them back to your website when you send an update.

Maybe you posted a new blog post. Maybe you’re launching a new release. Whatever the case may be, you give people a reason to come back to your site. You end up recycling a lot of the “dead traffic” that you could have lost permanently.

Position yourself as a trustworthy expert

When you send out an update after update, you are basically telling your mailing list members to pay attention to you because you know what you’re talking about.

The more emails they read, the more credible they find you. The more emails they open, the more they are impressed with your expertise and subject matter authority.

The key here is to get them to like you enough for them to feel that you know what you are talking about. If you keep this up, they will trust you and it will only be a matter of time until they trust you enough to buy whatever it is that you are promoting.

Of course, this takes time. Some people don’t need much persuasion. You only need to send a few emails for them to buy stuff. Others take a longer time to decide. Whatever the case may be, you put yourself in this situation.

Use a general info list to filter out buyers by offering one-dollar deals

Finally, building a mailing list enables you to convert more of the people interested in your website. These people become mailing list members because they have visited your website.

They are interested. Now once they are on your website, send out high-quality updates to establish your credibility.

Also, send out a one-dollar offer for a small book or booklet that you have published. You are not going to make money out of the one-dollar-deals.

Instead, you are using it as a device to filter buyers from tire kickers. Tire kickers are people who would just want to receive email after email, but they would not buy anything.

When you send out a one-dollar deal, you’re making it very easy for people to segregate themselves. They are signaling to you that they are serious enough to buy stuff later on.

You may only be making a dollar from this deal, but once you get them on your buyers’ list, then you can send them offers that charge more money. Your chances of success are much higher because these people are tried and proven buyers.

 

How To Improve Your Affiliate Sales Conversion

Making money online is all about converting visitors into buyers, most people will tell you that you need to get more traffic in order to make more money, that is valid, but there is another way to make more money without driving more traffic.

Another factor to consider in affiliate marketing is your affiliate sales conversion, this means how many people who click the link actually end up buying the product.

Let say that you send 100 people to an affiliate offer and 5 people end up buying the product, if do you want to double your income you will need to send 200 people to that offer, but if you could apply the strategies I share with you in this post, you can send the same 100 people to the same offer and 10 people will buy, this is that powerful.

How To Improve Your Affiliate Sales Conversion

How to improve your affiliate sales conversion in 6 steps.

Step 1: Be congruent

The first thing you need to do is to offer relevant content to the right people. These are people who have certain problems. The content that you must present must address those problems. This way, people who have a certain problem and are looking for solutions will be drawn to your content that dwells on those problems.

If you promote a weight loss offer, you need to share more content about different tips and methods to lose weight, you will attract people who want to lose weight, and when you offer them a product they will end up buying it and thanking you for it.

Step 2: Offer valuable information

After making sure that you are congruent with your content, you need to make sure that content is valuable, it needs to be information that people can actually use it and get results.

When people go to your social media page or a blog, make sure you give them what they came for. They obviously have problems, so give them the solution to that.

It doesn’t get any simpler than that. However, keep in mind that there is a big difference between conventional wisdom and tried and proven solutions. You are going to use both. But you are going to tease them so as to get them to buy whatever it is you are promoting.

Step 3: Shoot down alternatives and position your offer as better.

This is massive for your online success. You are going to provide valuable information. If people have a problem, you are going to give them the solution to their problem.

You are not going to play around. You are going to offer real value. Here’s the trick. You are going to give the information, but you are also to tease them and tell them that if they are looking for something faster, more convenient, cheaper, or more powerful, click here.

This way, they got what they came for but you also opened their minds to something better. That’s marketing. Because otherwise, you are just being a reporter.

You are just basically giving them the stuff that they came for without getting anything in return. You are not going to make money as an affiliate if you do that.

You have to shoot down the common solutions to the problem that you are offering.  Then, position your offer as something better.

Step 4: Build credibility through supporting content

It’s not enough for you to say that I have a better way of doing things. You have to walk your talk. You have to present some case studies.

You have to show some video or infographic diagrams to prove to the reader that you know what you are talking about. This builds credibility because the more credible your solution becomes, the more likely people would buy it.

Step 5: Filter interests using deep content

With each supporting piece of content that you link to your website, you are drawing the prospect deeper and deeper into the conversion funnel.

You have to understand that there’s going to be a lot of people reading your stuff.  But at the end of the process, only a very few will read article after article until they reach a sales page.

Those are the people that you are trying to reach.  Those are the people that you are trying to convert. You do this by making sure that each link that they go to leads to credible information with a lot of supporting content.

Also, the deeper they get into your website, the more finely tuned the content is as far as their interests are concerned.

You’re always making an appeal to this solution. You’re constantly reminding them that whatever it is that you are offering, it is far superior to the other generic information you have shared in previous pages.

Step 6: Call your reader to action using emotional hooks

Eventually, you should lead your reader deep into the bowels of your blog or website and hit them hard How do you do this? You present content that has a lot of hard-hitting supporting information.

You then call your reader to action by drawing a link between their purchase of the solution and the emotional payoff or the benefits that they personally get from the product.

You have to stir people through these six steps otherwise it is going to be very hard to get that affiliate conversion. You cannot skip a step.

That is it, this is how you can improve your affiliate sales conversion in 6 steps, I use these steps every day and I am seeing results.