Affiliate marketers spend much of their time searching for the best niches and products to give them the biggest paychecks. As you know, there is no magic formula.  The way to successful affiliate marketing is by following established marketing practices that have stood the test of time with years of hard work and dedication.  These top three marketing tips will enable you to increase sales and ensure you survive affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Use unique web pages to promote each product you are marketing.

WebpageDo not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have individual sites focused on each and every product and nothing more.  Always try to include product reviews so your prospects will have a first hand opinion of both what the product can do and how good it is. Also include testimonials from customers who have already bought the product. Be sure that these customers are willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You could also write articles highlighting the features of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive, compelling and include calls to action. Your headline should attract your visitors to continue reading and hopefully to purchase the product. Highlight the product’s most important (and unique) selling points so your reader understands exactly what you are selling.

2. Offer a free reports to your visitors.

ebook_cover_3D_largeIf possible position a call to action for a free report at the very top of your page so it simply cannot be missed. Create autoresponder messages that will be emailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. You only need to ask for their first name and email address – nothing else.  According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page – a successful sale or the prospect leaving the page never to return again. By sending them a useful free report along with loads of valuable related information to their inboxes every day, you will remind them of the product they originally considered on your website. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on the important points like how this product would make their life easier. Include compelling subject lines in the email to make them open and read. Try to avoid using the word “free” because there are still spam filters which will move your email straight into the junk or spam folder.  Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not buy this product or service.

3. Targeted traffic is the key to a sale

website_traffic_tinyYour visitors must be the people who are most likely to buy the product.  In order to find and attract the right traffic you can write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports.  Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site every day.  Remember that only 1 out of 100 visitors are likely to buy the product or services. If you can generate as many as 1,000 targeted hits every day, you will potentially make 10 sales on average.

By following these 3 simple tactics you can be sure to attract the right type of customer who will go ahead and buy the product you are promoting as an affiliate and help you to start building your list.  You can then use your autoresponder to send both visitors and customers regular emails containing really great information with the aim to making even more sales of other great products.