A super affiliate is someone who generates a significant amount of profits for the products or services they represent. Many super affiliates make six figures simply promoting the products and services of others. Sounds good, right?
Here are five top tips from super affiliates:
Tip #1 Build a strong content foundation. Content drives traffic to your website. It builds awareness. It boosts your credibility and authority in your industry. It gives people a reason to come back to your website. It increases your search engine page ranking. It provides value to your visitors. And content, each and every piece of content you publish, can be used to promote an affiliate product or service.
In short, content is your single most important business asset. Possible content forms include:
- Blogs posts
- Audio messages
- Video messages or content
- Social networking posts
- Press releases
Mix it up, too! Choose several forms of content to use to build and grow your affiliate business.
Tip #2 Track and test. Make sure you know where your prospects are coming from. What content works best for your audience? What types of content or links motivate them to click through? What pages do they visit on your website? What keywords do they use? All of this information is essential to building an affiliate business that meets and responds to prospects’ needs.
Tip #3 Go beyond the standard banners and buttons. It’s fine to use the marketing materials your affiliate program provides. However, as mentioned in Tip #1, content is really what works. Create your own content, promotions and brand to promote your affiliate products and services.
Tip #4 Build a community and a brand. You are a business. And to be a successful business, a brand image and a community are necessary. Building a community around your website and providing valuable content is a sure way to create a following that trusts you and your credibility – which results in click throughs and commissions. And social networking is perhaps one of the most useful tools to build a community and communicate your brand image.
Tip #5 Communicate and follow up with customers. Regular communication is the best way to continue to motivate purchases. Build an opt in list and create a plan to provide them with regular and valuable information. Each ezine or autoresponder you send can promote but it should also inform. Continuing to connect with your audience is essential for super affiliate success.
In today’s market building an affiliate business is about building a community and connecting with others who are interested in your topic. Get online, blog, comment on blogs, network and drive traffic to your site with content.
ps. Check out our list of Affiliate Marketing Resources to help you get started.