Affiliate Marketing Pro’s & Con’s
Can I be honest with you. Don’t you agree that a product that is well put-together and comes from someone who already has a high degree of credibility makes it a relatively easy sell right? It’s no wonder why top Internet Marketers still promote affiliate offerings to this very day (while making Their Real Money with their own products)… easy money with minimal effort required.
• Economical: $11 for your own domain name (i.e. BlueHost.com) and less than $10 a month for world-class hosting via BlueHost.com, to host your own WordPress-powered blog.
• Flexible: Simply set aside a few hours each week to nurture and grow your online business.
• Scalable: As your knowledge increases, quickly and easily ramp up your earning potential; whereby finally allowing you to live the lifestyle you’ve always envisioned for you and your loved ones.
While affiliate marketing is certainly easier than going to work at your 9 to 5… it’s no walk in the park either. The simple fact of the matter, is that you do have to proactively promote your site, keep the content fresh and relevant, always over-deliver in real value, and ensure that your affiliate offerings have a deep connection to the targeted niche.
• Honest Effort: You are growing a real business, not merely entertaining some hobby. For example, you need to apply reasonable effort to get the word out about your site. Otherwise, the chances of people even finding your site are slim to none (much closer to none, actually).
• Learning Curve: Promoting your properly-designed Traffic Funnel (aka Sales Funnel) is what ensures a steady affiliate income. For example, you will want to stay abreast on best organic SEO practices, so as to naturally raise your Google search engine ranking positions (SERPs).
The key to becoming a 5-figure a month Super Affiliate is to remain diligent. Moreover, it always starts and stops with mastering simple yet powerful time proven strategies that attract the right people to your site (i.e. the “ideal customer”). This way, you will massively increase your odds of meeting (and exceeding) your ideal monthly profit target. Pure and simple.
The Making Of A Super Affiliate
Super Affiliates are so good at selling other people’s products that product creators compete just to get a Super Affiliate to promote their products. They’ll offer special bonuses, exclusive partnership opportunities, and maybe even give a higher commissions than everyone else. Understandably so, considering that you could easily pull 500-1000 sales on just the initial product announcement.
Not surprisingly, very few marketers qualify – becoming a Super Affiliate is no easy task. But if you’re up to it, the rewards are well worth the effort:
• Special gifts,
• Exclusive offers,
• Higher commissions,
• And invaluable business relationships, just to name a few.
Interestingly, Super Affiliates don’t need any particular technical skill. However, they do need to become an Industry Leader with unwavering persistence, a willingness to network with others, and the wisdom to outsource when it’s prudent to do so.
That may sound counterproductive, as far as making more money, but it is not. If you plan on becoming a Super Affiliate, you must have a keen mindset for administrative work (and the delegating of duties and responsibilities thereof). At the end of the day it is cheaper to outsource than to do it yourself.
In other words, if you want to consistently enjoy 5 figures a month as a Super Affiliate, you probably aren’t going to do it alone. You’ll need a real team to help create and work on your campaigns, and you’ll need to work well with your team.
Seven Super Affiliate Quick Tips
Super Affiliates who care about their customers are always eager to put popular solutions within their niche to the Ultimate Test (i.e. as the actual end user). They know that every dollar invested in this manner will pay huge dividends in both the short and long run.
Testing products you’re potentially interested in promoting also has the added benefit of protecting your good name and reputation from being associated as a scum-sucking bottom feeder (“quick-buck chaser”). This is something that any super affiliate will tell you is that buy and use the products you are promoting. Customer will figure out if you honest about what you are writing about.
With that said, here’s seven helpful Super Affiliate Quick Tips to help speed up the learning curve:
#1: Remember, well-executed evergreen content never goes out of
style. Use this powerful Timeless Principle to your distinct advantage.
#2: Stay abreast of the information product “Hotties” within your
niche (even if your not actively promoting them). This will reveal new niche
trends and opportunities.
#3: Since your content is your equity, make it stellar; because that’s
what gets shared.
#4: The less you care about your subscribers and potential customers
as actual individual humans, the more they (can’t help but) feel the same
#5: Since sales are proportional to your genuine concern for your
customers, always make your offers submit to your valuable content, and
not the other way around.
#6: Proper emotional stimulation via careful use of certain seductive
triggers has been proven to seriously enhance reading pleasure and
excitement; whereby leading to even higher conversions.
#7: When delicately balancing your content between search engine friendly
and human friendly, consider the wisdom of Tron: “I fight for the
Four Super Affiliate Power Strategies
Power Strategy #1: The Prospect Pre-Sell Strategy
As an aspiring Super Affiliate in training. you’ll quickly discover that your prospects are often quite resistant to Mega Launches due to getting pounded with several similar pitches from multiple lists simultaneously.
What’s more, is that until you’ve built up some serious rapport over time, you’re subscribers will typically view you as yet another huckster going for the quick buck. So how can you avoid this? You can start by “priming the pump” very early in a subtle manner.
• Step 1: Email your list members as far ahead of time as possible, and let them know not to buy the product until after you get the chance to honestly review it as the end user. While that certainly doesn’t seem like a sales pitch, it stealthily sets you up for one.
• Step 2: Once you’ve actually purchased your copy, you’ll then send them a broadcast email letting them know you’re in the process of going through it, and to stay tuned for the juicy details (or similar).
• Step 3: After you’ve made the time to thoroughly digest it, then create a brutally honest Pro’s / Con’s review of it on your blog. Naturally, this should also include why you sincerely believe it will help solve one or more problems for your subscribers.
• Step 4: Then send them a broadcast email letting them know you’ve posted your review.
Hot Tip: To make this work like total gangbusters, send out no more than three broadcast emails within a week spaced at least two days apart. Also be sure to include a valuable “thank you for reading” gift link (in each P.S) as you deftly deploy the following Unique Bonus Strategy…
Power Strategy #2: The Unique Bonus Strategy
When climbing the Super Affiliate ranks, you’re literally selling the exact same product as everyone else. As such, you must set yourself apart from all the other Affiliate Marketers. Bluntly, you have to provide the best bonuses for those who purchase through your link.
For example, creating a valuable E-Book that helps solve problems within your niche will massively set you apart from your competition. Industry Leader, are always looking for ways to attract more customer by offering them something for free or at a discount. What’s more, you can pay somebody to write you an e-book and you will still come out winning because, you are offering value, that others may not be offering.
The e-book is a great incentive for your potential customer. A nice bonus like this does require a bit of work… but it will be so completely different from anything else people are used to receiving.
Power Strategy #3: Web Marketing Secret Agent Strategy
Many big-name Internet Marketers also just happen to be Super Affiliates, and their actions speak louder than their words. Use this to your extreme advantage.
Rather than viewing their correspondence through the eyes of a typical end consumer… enter into Web Marketing Secret Agent mode and secretly study.
Start focusing less on what they say and more on what they do; whereby secretly discovering their revealed preferences.
In other words, aside from the product pitch hoopla (which can still be useful info for gathering intel)… when a particular marketing strategy works well, they will keep using it (or a refinement thereof).
These are the types of patterns to keep an eye out for. Carefully study each of their email sends, blog posts, squeeze pages, sales pages, bonus offers, and any other pertinent web links. Observe what they’re doing similarly, as well as what they’re doing differently.
For example, do they pre-sell products (and how)? Or do they avoid pre-sales and then talk about the product several days after the launch? Which ones actually engage their readers, and which ones are merely hard-pitching. Are their email swipes intriguing? What type of bonus package are they offering?
You can get a wealth of valuable insights from each simply by changing your point of view.
Power Strategy #4: The Long-Game Strategy
Without exception, Super Affiliates almost always have access to a very large, captive audience. Rather than scraping to find customers whenever a new product goes live… they build lists, create forums, and cultivate captive audiences non-stop.
Less successful Affiliate Marketers often use some variation of “spray and pray” marketing. They’ll throw together a promotional website for some new launch and drive traffic to it using pay per click search engine advertisements, solo ads, etc… often times, without even attempting to capture their leads first.
Occasionally, they get lucky with the right offer at the right time. However, they nearly always go broke in the long run; hence why the online marketing failure rate is so high (between 90-95%, depending what statistic you go by).
To make things even more challenging for the novice Affiliate Marketer: Almost without exception, people will purchase a product from a Marketer they’re already comfortable with.
So if you’re serious about becoming a Super Affiliate, then become the Voice that’s listened to. One highly efficient way to accomplish this, is to deploy a time proven approach that will consistently attract subscribers and sales on autopilot. Ironing out these ‘wrinkles’ will massively amplify whatever typical conversions you’re used to. You simply have no idea how much so.
Thanks For Reading,