There are literally thousands of available affiliate programs on the Internet to choose from, and choosing the product is only the first step to making any serious money. You can have the best product or service in the world, but if nobody knows about it, it means nothing. The key to making money with any affiliate program is getting your product in front of viewers. This means that you need to become and Internet sales-person and pitch your product to your readers.
Below are 5 tips for spreading your affiliate program around the Internet to generate traffic for your product. The more people that see your ad, the more chances you will have of selling it.
As a sales-person, you have information about your product that you need to convey to your readers. Take the time to create a small blog dedicated to the product you are selling and provide quality content to support why viewers should purchase your product. You can create many blogs now-a-days for free, so this is an easy and cheap way to solicit potential customers.
2. Submit Product Reviews
You want people to buy your product, right?! Well, write a review telling readers the great benefits of your product and how it will help them succeed. Make sure to include a link to your affiliate site at the end of your article where they can get more information and hopefully sign-up. Then, submit your product review to free article websites like GoArticles.com. Other publishers may see your article posted and copy it to their website, thereby increasing the exposure your article gets. Again, this is a great way to generate traffic.
Do you already have an e-mail subscriber list? If so, send e-mail newsletters to these readers informing them of a wonderful new product you have just heard about that they may be interested in. Just remember to only send the newsletters to those individuals that have willingly opt-ed into your e-mail list. There are laws now that protect (or at least try to) readers from receiving unwanted spam e-mails. Remember, you are looking to make money, not pay fines, so please play by the rules.
4. Post Comments on Other Blogs and Forums
This is an easy, no cost way to expose your affiliate program to thousands of potential customers with very little effort. Search the web for either blogs or forums that are similar to, or go hand-in-hand, with the product or service you are offering. Read the other comments that viewers are leaving and give a courteous responses to them, while at the same time offering a suggestion to look at the product you are offering. Remember, what you say in your comments reflects on you and your company, so be polite. No one is going to visit your site if you are rude and obnoxious. Promote yourself and your product properly.
5. Paid Advertisements
Unlike taking out ads in newspapers and magazines, the Internet has many ways for publisher to promote their products with very little money and get their ads in front of millions of potential buyers. One of the best ways to do this is with text based advertising from big companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. For example, start a Google AdWords campaign with a small daily budget of $25. Depending on your search terms, you may be able to get several hundred clicks a day on your ad. If your product has a good conversion rate, this could be a good way to generate money.
Apply these 5 steps for generating traffic to your affiliate program and watch your traffic and your profits grow!