Truth be told, I think every Successful Affiliate Marketer will agree on the Necessity of having your own Website, but Preferably A Blog. Not a Free Website and Blog, but a Paid and dedicated Domain where you target the Keywords you wish to Rank for in Google. Your Personal Website and Blog allows you the ability to leverage Google for Thousands of targeted Visitors.
As an Affiliate marketer, you never promote Raw Affiliate Links, not if you want to get Recognized as A Professional. Your Affiliate Products are Promoted on Your Blog, where it can be professionally cloaked and shortened by means of WordPress Plugins. Using the Right Plugins will Allow you to Cloak Affiliate Links by linking them to the Primary Domain. This way the Search Engines no longer see an Affiliate link, they see a Dedicated Domain.
Blogging is the Favorite, Because of it’s Exponential Exposure capabilities. With a Website, you have One Domain to work with. With A Blog, providing you have installed the right S.E.O Plugins you can Index each Post as an Individual Site. This also works well with building High Quality Back Links when Pinging the URL. With Social Bookmarking, the same tactics are applied as with Site Pings. Instead of One URL Bookmark, each Individual Post is an Extra Social Bookmark to the Same Blog. See where this is going as far as Traffic is Concerned?
Sometimes the simplest of adjustment to your strategy can deliver most unexpected results. WordPress Plugins are extremely valuable little goldmines, When You Combine Plugins With Widgets, the results is even More Exponential.
The Trio Of Success In Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is the most popular method of generating an internet income while working from home. But it’s a competitive landscape and in order to stand out from a rather impressively large crowd, you will need your own website. Your website is the heart of your affiliate income stream and it’s how all the successful affiliate marketers do it. But before you even get to your own website you must start with keyword Research in Google, long before you even consider promoting any product. I call it the Trio of Affiliate Success, and this article will focus on these three crucial sequential steps to actual online sales.
Regardless of the rumors that you don’t need your own website as an affiliate marketer, that unfortunately is not quite the whole truth. It is actually crucial that you have your own website, and when you don’t you will not be able to properly target the relevant audience. Keyword Research is the basis on which you build your passive affiliate income stream, because without converting traffic your chances of success are slim to none. Google actually provide you with a free tool to do just that, if fact most of the secret tools used by super successful affiliate marketers are free tools provided by Google. Perhaps you’ve just been looking in the wrong places, because sometimes what we need is right in front of us. We just tend to focus more on the distant shiny light, which only end up blinding our ability for achievement.
Google’s keyword Planner will show you search volumes for any keyword or anchor text which will allow you to select the appropriate domain name. It is important that the best keywords relevant to your niche, are populating both your domain name and website or blog title. Anchor texts is like keyword phrases, something a visitor may be likely to type into their browser. Take the Dieting Niche for example, a great anchor text may be “how can I lose weight fast”, but such anchor texts must populate the content on your home page. This way it just makes it easier for Google to notice, index and even rank your website.
With Product research you will find the products in demand within your niche, but you must also pay attention to the competition you face with other affiliate marketers. From your website you promote your affiliate offers, and apart from your email list you don’t share raw affiliate links anywhere else. And yes, that does include the Tsunamis of random affiliate links annoying social networking platforms. However, the only way that you could possibly be able to design your website and populate it with relevant and interesting content is Product knowledge. This is where most newbies fall victim to disappointment in a rush to make money faster.
Product Knowledge means after you have researched and obtained the product in demand within your niche, you also have to pay attention to how much competition you face. Once you’re happy with the product you have chosen, you must purchase that product and make sure the seller offer a money back guarantee. It’s called a “back door” for your visitor, because it inspires trust in the product and/or program. You purchase and test the product, system or program to its full potential where you contact support and ensure your setup process are performed with precision. You will soon taste the value of proper product knowledge.
Spend a little time with studying these three tactics, it’s not going to be easy but I can assure you it will be worth it. It’s a long and frustrating journey traveled by very few successful affiliate marketers, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s proven which makes them part of the tiny 4% success rate in affiliate marketing.
What exactly is the One at a Time Rule?
What this means is that you might want to concentrate all your efforts on one product, method and/or tactic at a time while constantly analyzing. Never attempt to master everything at once because you will get lost in information overload and it will only confuse you and make you lose sight of your goal. Hence the reason why it is so important that you actually purchase and test the product you want to promote first. Focus your energy on that one product and learn everything you can which will make your content creation so much easier. Once you have proper product knowledge and also established your niche, you are ready to proceed.
Wishing You Prosperity,