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Let’s be honest, as an affiliate marketer, you want to increase your affiliate sales like crazy! Don’t you?
But do you have what it takes to become a pro affiliate marketer? — The one who knows the secret recipe of selling!
And it’s only going to get bigger!
But the question is, how can you get a small piece of this huge cake?
How exactly can you increase your affiliate income?
Let me tell you. With a proper marketing strategy and plan, you can fill your pockets with huge paychecks every month.
Yes, it’s possible.
And this blog post will be your go-to list to build that perfect strategy for your affiliate marketing business.
So, hang on tightly and grab some popcorns — Because this one is going to be long and amazing!
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9 Proven Ways to Increase Your Affiliate Sales like Crazy!
Now that you know the potential of this affiliate industry, it’s time to become a part of it! Let’s get to the first one.
1. Create Useful Resource Pages
‘Resource Page’ is a great way to boost your affiliate income overnight.
A ‘Resource Page’ on your website is where all of your favourite tools and products are listed — In other words, a reliable way of sharing affiliate links.
For example, if you’re a professional writer who has a personal branding website, then you can showcase your recommended writing tools such as Grammarly, ProWritingAid, etc.
Fashion bloggers can share their affiliate links of cosmetics, clothing, shoes and more.
If you don’t have a resources page set up yet, do it now. Because people love to see what tools are you using and how they can help them to solve their problem.
You can create a simple post that includes all your favourite tools and resources, explaining what they are for and how you use them like this one.
or you can create a separate page using a page builder and list all your favourite tools there like this.
Both of them are fine and can help you get more clicks to your affiliate links, which equals more money! Yay!
Now, let’s move on to the next trick.
2. Send a Converting Email Newsletter with Affiliate Links
I love to say it again and again and here’s one more time “money is in the list”
Your email list is a great place to start if you’re looking to boost your affiliate income.
Sprinkle some affiliate links in your weekly email newsletter and you’re good to go!
Look, your email subscribers have subscribed to your newsletter because they want to get the best tips and tricks from you.
And there’s nothing wrong with sending them emails with the link to the product or service which can help them solve their problems.
Here’s how I did it.
I love using WP rocket and I witnessed a massive jump in site speed when I installed it. I became an affiliate for it and here’s how I promoted it to my audience through a weekly email newsletter.
I wrote a subject line called: “Here’s how I increased my blog speed by whooping 484%”
Then I went on to explain why site speed is so important and mentioned a few ways how they can improve their site speed.
And then I explained how WP rocket (affiliate link) just worked wonders for me and increased my website speed almost instantly.
I promoted my affiliate link without looking like a salesperson.
One thing I want to make clear is that notice that this tool actually helped to make my blog better and I knew that it will help my subscribers as well. That’s why I promoted it.
So. always keep your subscribers in mind while writing your email newsletters and only promote the products/services which will help them.
This is a surefire way to boost your affiliate income. Now let’s move on to the next one.
3. Write a Killer Product Review
I know, I know, Almost every affiliate marketer does that…
then how can you make sales in this overwhelming world of product reviews?
Here’s the secret.
It’s not about the product or service, it’s the content that will convert your readers into action-takers…
And that’s why a well-documented product review should be:
- Written for the Target Audience
- Nicely Structured
- Most importantly, Honest…
Most affiliate marketers do not talk about the cons of the product, which makes them less credible in front of their audience.
I know it’s tempting for an affiliate marketer to talk about the product benefits only, but an honest review would stand out from the rest and it will make people buy from you.Pro Tip: Remember, your goal is not to sell but to help. As long as you help the audience in finding the solution to their problem, they will keep buying from you. #boostyouraffiliateincome #affiliatemarketing #increseyouraffiliateincomeClick To Tweet
4. Generate Curiosity with Your Content
The C’s — Curiosity & Conversion, are quite connected to each other.
Generating curiosity among your readers is a powerful way of increasing click-through rates (CTRs) and affiliate sales.
Sometimes, as an affiliate marketer, you need to think outside the box and put forward some unreal expectations in front of the prospects.
For example, look at this headline:
Buy now on Amazon
Did it generate curiosity? Was it even appealing?
I don’t think so… Do you?
Now, look at this one.
Get Slim and Smart in Less Than 30 Days Using This Amazing Product!
This is more like a dramatic tagline whose intent is the same as the previous one. But it triggers the imagination and curiosity for a reader which results in more clicks and sales.
5. Include Affiliate Links in Your Freebie/Paid Product
Include affiliate links to your opt-in freebies — It’s like killing two birds with one stone.
Whether you’re offering a cheat sheet, checklist or template as a lead magnet, you can add affiliate links to that.
In this way, you’ll not only increase your email list but will also increase affiliate income through sideways.
Don’t have any products in your cheat sheet and checklist?
Simply add a section ‘Recommended tools’ or ‘Recommended products’ below to the opt-in email. It will surely attract the interest of a few.
If the affiliate links are similar to your paid products, you can always share them with your products. There’s a high chance that those products will cross-sell too!
6. Become an Affiliate for All the Tools/Products That You’re Promoting
Do you have a list of your favourite products which you love using and helps you make your life easier?
Do those products align with your blog and can they help your readers make their lives easy too?
Then why not just become an affiliate for those products?
Make a list of tools, products or services that you’re using and sign up to become an affiliate for them.
Now, this is obvious but sometimes we get too busy as a blogger that we often copy and paste website URL instead of being an affiliate. Sounds familiar? I do this all the time!
So, next time when you mention that product in your blog post, include your affiliate links in it.
Doing this alone will increase your chances to get more affiliate sales.
Pro Tip: Treat your readers as your friends instead of BUYERS. Solve their problems.
7. Put Affiliate Banner Images on the Sidebar
Looking for a creative way to promote your affiliate links?
Time to put banner ads on your blog sidebar!
Trust me, If you’re overlooking that widget area, you’re not doing any good to your affiliate business.
Banner images are the most productive way of showcasing affiliate links in the form of pictures and carousels.
A significant number of affiliate marketing networks offer banner ads. All you need to do is copy the banner code and paste it to your sidebar.
Pro Tip: Always make sure that the banner ads are relevant to your blog content, irrelevant affiliate banners convert less.
8. Add Affiliate Links to Your 5 Best Performing Posts
Are you one of those people who doesn’t want to spend a ton of time and need instant results, this one is for you.
Go to your Google Analytics dashboard and identify your 5 top-performing blog posts that get the most traffic.
Now, go add some affiliate links in those posts.
What if they aren’t product review pages?
Good News, It doesn’t matter!!
They can be How-to articles, listicles, or detailed guides about any topic.
There will always be a gap that you can fill with the affiliate link and monetize your blog post with it.
There will always be a product that you can promote that will help your readers.
For example, Let’s assume that you own a home improvement blog, and it has a blog post about,
“How to Organize Your Pantry in a Few Simple Steps”
You can easily fit in the affiliate links of kitchen utensils like ‘jars’, ‘cans’, ‘cabinet organizers’ and other stuff.
You can do this in one sitting and can literally grow your affiliate income. Sounds good?
Let’s move on to the next one.
9. Reward Your Audience for Buying from Your Link
Coming to a reality check — people need incentives to take action. In your case, the required action is to click on the affiliate link…
But, the sad reality is — They won’t click no matter how many features the product has.
To motivate them, you must give lucrative rewards in the form of coupons, discount codes, shout-outs, promotions, etc.
One of the most overlooked rewards for the customers is a simple ‘Freebie’.
This could be a checklist, cheatsheet or a short video that helps them get the most out of the product.
For example, If you’re an affiliate for an email marketing service, then you can provide a free tutorial on how to set up their first email marketing funnel after your customer makes a purchase through your referral link.
It’s a very simple yet very effective way to increase your affiliate income.
Boosting your affiliate sales requires constant efforts and experiments.
You need to find out what works for you and what doesn’t. Then double down on what works and cut out what doesn’t.
Put yourself in a buyer’s shoes and ask yourself “Will I buy this product?” it’ll help you become a pro affiliate marketer in a true sense!
I hope these ideas will help you increase your affiliate income.
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Thank you for reading, Happy Blogging!