5 Affiliate Marketing Tips To Help You Get Started

Here, to help you along I’ve included five affiliate marketing tips that have helped many people including myself, in getting the very best results in their own affiliate marketing campaigns.

I’d advise you all to put these five basic marketing tips into practice in your own campaigns for a smooth start.

Tip #1 – Know Your Audience

One of my favorite affiliate marketing tips is to do with really knowing your audience.

When choosing any type of product/service to promote you must know your target audience.

Consider your website or your blog.

What topic does it focus on?

What type of content do you generally provide your readers?

If you want to be successful when running an affiliate campaign then you must only make use of affiliate marketing product that actually target your audience.

If you choose a campaign that does not relate to your websites current topic then you are not going to produce very good results.

Tip #2 – Be Transparent

Website visitors have great respect for content creators who are honest. If you are promoting a product or service as part of an affiliate campaign be honest about it.

Simply tell your readers that this is what you are doing.

This will let them see that you are not hiding anything.

Additionally, your frequent visitors will see what you are doing and will more than likely consider clicking on your affiliate links in order to reward you for all the hard work you have put into your website that they regularly enjoy.

Tip #3 – Don’t Overload Your Visitors

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when they start in affiliate marketing is bombarding their website or blog with affiliate links, banners and images.

This is the worst thing you can do and shows that you are a real amateur.

If visitors to your website feel as if they are seeing nothing but thinly veiled advertising on your website in place of brilliant content they may consider your site to be spam related and will most likely not come back.

Consider only running one or two non-obtrusive affiliate campaigns a month, test and then see what works.

Personally, I prefer embedded links into text rather than banners as banners scream marketing and this is not the image you want to project.

But that said the odd one placed here and there is acceptable to most people as long as you do not overdo it and make your site or blog look like a Christmas tree!

Tip #4 – Test Programs For Legitimacy

When dealing with any type of affiliate campaign you should determine if the products or services that you are working to advertise are legitimate.

Conduct online research about those campaigns you are starting.

Make sure that no campaign is known for phishing or for spamming people who submit information or complete surveys.

When I research I always use Youtube.

Put the search into Google of the product you are researching and then hit the video tab in the results, you are then presented with a number of videos that either promote or criticise the product, choose one or two of the most viewed and listen to what they have to say.

Stay away from video that has scam in the description as most of the time this is just a reverse psychology trick that actually ends up promoting the product so is not impartial in any way.

Tip# 5 – Affiliate Marketing Tips – Don’t Over-Market Your Campaign

Many first time affiliate marketers will over market their campaign.

They will spam their Twitter accounts, Facebook accounts and post their links on multiple forums that don’t even relate to their website or to the campaign they are launching.

People consider this type of marketing to be obtrusive and to be spam. You are not likely to produce results when you over-market.

I know it can be tempting, but be careful and give consideration to your audience.

Will they truly find what you have to offer relevant or something that is totally irrelevant to them at this time.

We will show you the correct way to use social media and also when and the reasons why on another page about this subject

These are the 5 basic affiliate marketing tips I wanted to share with you.

As you get more experienced,  you will naturally discover you own affiliate marketing tips that work for you.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or need further advice, please contact me – it would be great to hear from you!

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