Smart Affiliate Marketing Strategies
Affiliate marketing is the world’s most untapped source for generating passive income. What is affiliate marketing exactly? Keep reading!
Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting another person’s (or company’s) product. Products exist in your target market right now (that people are probably already buying) and if you can become the resource that recommends those products, you can generate a commission as a result.
It’s sort of like earning a reward for sending a new customer to a company.
The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you don’t have to invest the time and effort to create a product to sell. You can begin selling something as an affiliate as soon as you have a platform to sell it on.
Affiliate marketing is something I’ve been doing ever since 2009 on an architecture related website, promoting an exam software product that has since generated $200,000 in commissions over the years.
The Two Most Important Rules I Have for Affiliate Marketing
Before I share the strategies that I’ve used to generate over $100,000 in affiliate commissions per month at this point, there are two extremely important rules I use when promoting products that are not my own. You don’t have to use these rules in order to become an affiliate or be successful at it, but it’s what has helped me grow my affiliate income tremendously over the last couple of years:
- I only recommend products as an affiliate that I’m extremely very familiar with—preferably products that I’ve used before and have helped me achieve something. If I’m not confident in the product and I don’t feel it will positively help people, I will not promote it.
- I never directly tell anyone to buy a product. I always recommend products based on my experience and in the context of what I’ve done or what I’m doing.
Watch the videos below to learn more about how to crush it with affiliate marketing:
The best part of all this is that the way that I teach you how to do affiliate marketing makes it a win for everyone. A lot of people worry about getting involved with affiliate marketing because it might make them look slimy or too salesy.
And you know what, a lot of people do it the wrong way, which gives it a really bad rap. But, I’m here to tell you, you CAN do it right, and have people thank you for your recommendations.
That’s my goal – to show you how to get thanked for your recommendations, which means a person is likely to take you up on further recommendations you make down the road. I’m here to help, so make sure to watch the videos above, and also be sure to download your free guide, Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way, below!
Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way
Honest affiliate marketing has always worked best for me, so I encourage you to do the same. I feel strongly that there’s a “right” way to approach affiliate marketing, and so I created a guide, Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way. It’s free and filled with all of my best advice on the topic.
Click here to learn more about Affiliate Marketing the Smart Way.
Listen to SPI Podcast #186 How to Become an Affiliate Marketer and #187 How to Run a Successful Affiliate Marketing Campaign.
For my most recent posts on affiliate marketing, go here.