Creating Your Affiliate Funnel
Now that you have decided on what products to promote as an affiliate, you need to put some time and thought into your affiliate funnel. You may have heard of a sales funnel, an affiliate funnel is similar.
A sales funnel pertains to creating a funnel that buyers of your own products go into. Your funnel begins when a person buys a product from you, or joins your mailing list.
From here they are taken through a sequence of promotions that eventually offer them further information and products to purchase.
Your affiliate funnel is basically the same. The main difference is that you are promoting other people’s products, and not your own.
To be successful as an affiliate you want to create your own list of people who have shown interest in the items you are promoting. A super affiliate will send people to their own list first, and then to the vendor’s sales page.
The main reason for doing this is if the affiliate program you are promoting ends, you still have your list of interested parties. All you do is promote different products to them.
The best way to create your affiliate funnel is by building an email list. You will need an autoresponder account to do this. I use Aweber but you can also use GetResponse and other companies.
Once set up you will create a list for your prospective buyers. Your next step is to get people to join this list. This is done by setting something up called a squeeze page.
This is a quick page that offers a gift, or bribe, to get the person onto your list. Next to the gift is an Opt-in box where the person adds their name and email, or just email address.
Once they add their email address they join your list. Inside your autoresponder account you can create and schedule messages that go out automatically to all of your subscribers. This is where you will add your affiliate links.
In your messages you will give your readers more information on the topic they signed up for. Then you will add in a suggestion for where they can get the product.
Your biggest concern here is to use affiliate products that are evergreen. By this I mean ones that will not go out of date. Let me give you an example of this.
If you are promoting products to marketers there are certain tools they will always need. This would include website hosting, domain names and autoresponders.
The demand for these products is not going to go out of style, so you can safely promote them without worrying about your links becoming void.
The advantage to this is that you don’t have to constantly go back into your messages and change your affiliate links.
Once you have your affiliate funnel in place it can become a set and forget tool that keeps on bringing you in commissions.
You can learn the basics here in my onsite free guide for How to do Affiliate Marketing and Internet Marketing.
I have also published a very comprehensive book written by an expert that I know well and trust absolutely, that covers the best and most simple affiliate marketing plan, to make sure you have the best chance of being a success in Internet Marketing and Blogging
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