5. Affiliate Marketing Beginners Basics
It is a proven fact that most people don’t make a purchase on the first time they visit your website or read and ad you post. In fact, it can take several exposures to an offer to get them to take action.
That is way it is extremely important to do everything within your power to collect contact information from your website visitors, social media followers and customers who purchase through your links.
As I mentioned in your third lesson when you have a list of contacts you can email them with updates and offers that will appeal to them.
When it comes to colleting email addresses there are many methods you can use.
It is also a good idea to use an email service with an autoresponder so that you can automate the follow up process and make your job easier.
A great way to entice people to join your list is to offer them a free gift like a report, ebook or even a short course like this one.
You can also publish a newsletter, which will give you a great reason to stay in touch with your subscribers on a regular basis.
One of the biggest benefits of building your list is that it gives you the opportunity to develop a relationship based on trust with your subscribers, which goes back to the know like trust aspect of marketing online that we discussed in the last lesson.
If people recognize you as someone who is honest and trustworthy they are more likely to purchase through your link.
This strategy is a delicate balance between providing useful information with a sales pitch.
If you continue to write informative emails and publish helpful reviews you will be able to build a sense of reciprocity in your readers that often leads to making more sales.
Before we close this last lesson, there are a couple more things you need to know to help ensure your success.
They are the importance of cloaking your affiliate links and tracking your campaigns.
Link cloaking or masking is a process that replaces your long affiliate URL with one that is shorter
There are many reasons why you should cloak your links like it looks better, is easier to work with and most of all it disguises your affiliate ID and protects it from being hijacked by other (unscrupulous) affiliates.
There are several ways the you can do this.
A common preference it to use a WordPress plugin called PrettyLink because it makes it possible to shrink, cloak, track, organize, share and test all of your links so they look like they are coming from your own domain, which adds to your credibility.
There are also a wide variety of free link cloaker’s like TinyURL and GhostURL as well as fancy paid ones.
They are very easy to use and they can make a big difference in your campaigns
Lastly, it is very important to track the progress of your campaigns so that you know what is producing results and what isn’t.
This way you won’t waste your time and money promoting programs that don’t convert.
Again, there are many ways to do this from using a simple plugin like PrettyLink to track clicks to setting up a (free) Google Analytics account where you can monitor the activity of your campaigns.
Many affiliate programs and networks like JVzoo, ClickBank and Amazon have built in software that will track your clicks, campaigns, conversions and sales, but is a good idea to have an outside tracker as well because even though they are reputable it doesn’t mean they are infallible.
When it comes to maximizing commissions, it’s always better to be sure than sorry!
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