10 Ways to increase your affiliate Sales

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make big money online. Many people try affiliate marketing, but very few, make even the first one sale, so in the end, they quit and try other ways of making money online. Affiliate marketing may be challenging depending on how you do it. To best make of affiliate marketing try to narrow down to your niche in case you are a blogger, and promote products that are related to your blog niche. This way, if you have built your audience around a given niche, then there is  a high chance they will buy related products and increase your affiliate sales.

10 ways to increase your affiliate sales

We are going to look at simple ways you can increase your affiliate sales, and get you smiling to the bank:

Write a review

Most people who are planning to buy a given product or service will look for reviews on the same. If your visitors like your review they will definitely buy from you. So if you are an affiliate marketer, try writing reviews on the products that you promote.

Offer a sign -up incentive or freebie

This can be something like an E Book.  You can mention the Product Brand that you are promoting in the  eBook as a reference with hyperlinks having your affiliate ID.

Help your friends

Introduce the products you sell, to your friends. Am sure if there are reputable products or brands your friends will definitely like and buy them. After using the products or services, your friends will refer their friends too. This is the fastest way to get a word around about a given product or service.

Get social

Try as much as possible to leverage the power of social media. Find out where your audience like hanging out most. Show up, and post content that is timely and relevant.

You can also read: Social Media Optimization

Become an expert

Work on becoming an expert in a given field. As your reputation grows, your traffic grows too. You can then sell affiliate products to your audience, especially those products that are related to your niche.

Build SEO rankings

Ensure your site is optimized for search engines, in fact most of the traffic that converts comes from search engines, so if you a high percentage of your traffic from the search, you have high chances of making sales on your site.

You can also read: 

Basic On-Site SEO Techniques for Bloggers

Use Email marketing

Engage your subscribers with email campaigns. Don’t rush, build a relationship with your subscribers, overtime you can convert them to your customers.  If you don’t have a list yet, you can start building one with Convertkit or GetResponse.

You can also read: 5 Reasons you need an email list

Participate in forums

Find forums that are related to your niche, and be active there.You will definitely find people who are looking for a particular product.  Recommend your affiliate products where necessary.

Use effective strategies to promote

Using say infographics in your blog posts helps your content reach most audience, since they are  eye-catching, they improve SEO and they also increase brand awareness. With a large audience, you have a large market to offer your affiliate products. When using Banners, place them where they can be easily seen on your site like before the content (below the title). Use Call to action words where necessary to encourage your audience to take the next step and remember to include your affiliate ID whenever you mention your product.

Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

50 thoughts on “10 Ways to increase your affiliate Sales”

  1. I’ve found affiliate marketing really difficult so far, but there were some great tips in here that might help push me on my way to earning a little bit of money. Thanks for the great tips!

  2. I will take note of the tips mentioned herein. I am just starting with affiliate and honestly, I don’t know how and where to start. Thank you for sharing these tips. I will get back once I’ve done the needed things so i can ask some assistance.

    1. Yes, when you work on building your expertise in a given field or around something you are passionate about, then it is easier to recommend resources or products related to the niche you write about to your audience and since you’ve build trust with them, you will be able to drive affiliate sales. Thanks for visiting.

  3. Great to the point and effective tips! Seriously John, you have some of the greatest content for bloggers out there, and so far…you’re giving it to us free! Thanks.

  4. Glad that I found this post, I really need to work on some of these. I tried to go with Amazon Affiliates and I don’t get enough traffic for them to keep me in the program. So disappointing.

    1. Hi Kristen, Amazon have specific requirements which usually locks out many publishers but there are so many other affiliate networks to try out. I like the CPA/CPL networks like Peerfly and AdWork Media They have simple offers like Email submits, Free trials, downloads, that are easy to convert. Succeeding at affiliate marketing takes time, so you have to be patient and work smart otherwise thanks for visiting.

  5. Excellent post! I really find helping others a key point here. When you help your fellow bloggers, and other readers – they will most likely engage with you. This can also establish you as an expert in your niche. Thus, helps in affiliate sales.

  6. I think the first tip in this article is the most powerful. Writing reviews is a really awesome way to drive affiliate income, especially if the reviews are detailed and honest. Master the art of writing unbiased reviews and you can make tons of cash as an affiliate marketer. Excellent post.

  7. I tried affiliate marketing, but perhaps it was too soon. I didn’t have enough traffic and lost that affiliate status. I am sure that as we grow, we will be approached to do sponsorship and to do reviews. Thanks for sharing your suggestions.

  8. I agree with affiliate marketing as one of the best ways to make money online. I am earning with affiliate marketing using social media and blog post. I still struggle with SEO. Would love to learn more about it.

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