Considering yourself as a great resource for your business online is a great start, but there are other strengths and abilities together with different strategies for Affiliate Marketing that you must implement online, in order to provide value to your audience in your niche.
Affiliate Marketing is attracting a huge number of people coming online to earn an income that may end up replacing their day job. If you are interested in this model of business online, you probably may like to know that it is one of the easiest ways to earn money online.
Because there are so many people taking up Affiliate Marketing, you need to position yourself differently from the rest of the marketers out there on the internet. This way you can get a better following from your prospects when they see you being unique and authentic providing great value to them.
For differentiating yourself as an affiliate, there are a number of things that you must do in order to outwit the competition and become the super marketer that attracts many subscribers and buyers for the products you promote.
What happens when so many affiliates promote the same product or program? If you want to succeed and rise above the rest, being different and providing greater value than them will help you in attaining more followers and sales.
As I said at the beginning of this post evaluating yourself is the very first thing to do in your quest to do Affiliate Marketing. Then, from there, you look for the areas that complement your qualities as a marketer. You are going to take account of your assets, tools in progress, ideas and projects to implement several streams of income to maximize your revenue.
As you may realize, having only one income stream can be very risky, so it is in your best interests to create different income streams. These could be done out of the skills that you have already; for instance, if you are good at writing, you could implement an email marketing campaign to build your list of subscribers.
This can be done by setting up an auto-responder campaign to attract subscriber’s names and email addresses, and then deliver to them a lot of value and establish a relationship to generate the ‘know, like and trust’ status. In time, out of this relationship, you can begin creating revenue for your business.
The campaign through your auto-responder, is about a series of follow-up messages that you write for your subscribers to receive at intervals of time that you decide. One day apart, two days apart or whatever period you decide is best for your prospects.
Your prospects are sent first of all to a ‘capture page’ that you create or that you get done for you, with the only option for your prospects to do, which is to give you their name and email address in return for something of value that you give them free. This could be an eBook, a video, a short training course or a review.
One thing to notice here is that many affiliates operate simply by sending prospects to the sales’ page of the vendor and for you to be different now is to have your own capture page to ‘squeeze’ their details so they became ‘your subscribers’. This way you start differentiating yourself from the other affiliates.
If you are good at audio or video creation, these skills can earn you big money when you make video sales’ pages to promote the products and services of your niche. On the other hand, if you could create your own products, this alone would put you in a different platform as an online marketer.
Another strategy to differentiate yourself from other affiliates is to have your own website, from where you not only have them opting in, but also offering them other products and services to help them further. Your customers will then be able to come back to your website for further information or to simply buy more products and services.
Imagine when they find in your site products they can not find in other websites, you then become special, a distinguished affiliate marketer that is a leader in your niche. Remember that in order to fully promote a product that you did not create, it is always best to buy the product yourself or, failing that, at least get a sample sent to you as an affiliate, from the vendor so you can study and review it and then recommend to your customers in a more ethical way.
There are also great affiliate marketing networks out there that you can promote to earn 100 % commissions. Websites like Empower Network which have a tremendous following in the market place right now, that have a blogging platform ready for you to use, when you join for $25.00/month.
Another powerful affiliate network is Pure Leverage which, again, pays you 100 % commissions and has a great blogging platform, a comprehensive tools suite and super marketing training, all for the grand total of $25/month. Superb value I hear you say.
Anyway this assures you that not all the eggs are in one basket, so to speak, and your streams of revenue are being diversified all the time. Finally, if you do some of the things suggested above, you are bound to get better results in Affiliate Marketing.
To your success