I figured of discussing this with you as I have seen lots of people were are not in a place to continue making "residual" earnings with affiliate marketing.
Here's a normal problem:
You've identified a great affiliate program, one which pays you recurring commissions on the high-quality service or product.
You are just imagining the money you will make. However something has happens..
More precisely, nothing happens. You can't get traffic. And the little trickle of traffic you get does not seem to convert perfectly. And thus all of your desires raking in a lot of recurring commissions get crushed.
So what's the trouble? It could be a number of things, but listed here are the three major mistakes that affiliate marketers make:
Mistake #1: Sending non targeted traffic.
If you are using "web page swaps" to promote dog training, that's non targeted traffic. If you are utilizing a vague pay-per-click keyword like "dog training" to market your dog agility course, that's still not really a totally targeted traffic. Or maybe you are delivering offers weight loss to your web list, then you are making use of a non targeted traffic source.
Point is, you will get a greater browser-to-buyer conversion rate if you send laser-specific traffic.
Mistake #2: Ignoring to presell the deals. You can't just throw your affiliate link straight to your prospects and assume them to jump all over the offer. Rather, you have to let them know why they need to buy it.
Once your prospects "excited up" and interested in the offer, then you can send them to the sales page to close the sale.
Mistake #3: Not creating a relationship with prospects.
I want to ask you something: Which advice do you trust more, your friend's or a stranger that just simply met on the street?
Naturally, you believe with your close friend more. And so do your prospects.
That's because why you have more sales when you develop relationships with your prospects before you start offering to them. You can do this by posting a blog or e-newsletter and being interact with your readers. Now you understand it mistakes. So let's discuss the PROPER way to send visitors to your affiliate offers..
Step #1: Create a Mailing List. For this step you need:
* An autoresponder to manage your own list and e-mail
* A free gift to invite visitors to sign up to your opt-in list, including an e-course, report or video. This freebie must directly related to the affiliate offer your promoting.
* A squeeze page. This is a mini sales letter that gives your prospects all the reasons they should join your list.
Now your goal is send traffic to squeeze page to build your list (rather than sending traffic directly to your affiliate offer).
You can try this in different ways, including:
* Forum marketing (using signature files).
* Posting content to article directory sites.
* Using social networking such as Facebook and Twitter
* Or simply buy them.
Step #2: Build Relationships With Your Subscribers. Now that you have prospects on your list, you must begin to build trust.
The easy method is offer them valuable content. Basically, resolve part of their problems..for free.
Step #3: Give Your Subscribers a Reason to Buy. The last step is you start sharing with your prospects for the affiliate service or product your offer. At least, you have to explain so why they must buy. That is, what are advantages of this product or service?
You may enhance the offer by simply giving in your bonus for those who buy using your link. Example: If you selling memberships to a weight loss website, then offer a free low-calorie cookbook to anybody who joins.
And there it is. The Top 3 affiliate mistakes and 3 easy ways to making extra money with recurring commission products.
The next stage is simple - get promoting!