It is pretty easy to get confused about the best affiliate marketing strategy with all of the information out there. Everyone is throwing what I call “try this ideas” at you. Typically these are approaches that are ok or work if you already have a sound affiliate marketing business. But if you are just getting started it isn’t really going to help you in the long run.
Over the years I have purchased a number of very expensive online marketing courses. Even this year I have purchased a few. What I’ve discovered is that at the core they all promote the same model as the best affiliate marketing strategy. Here is the best affiliate marketing strategy in a nutshell.
As simple as it seems, this is it. Courses charging thousands of dollars distill down to the plan posted above. Obviously, there is a great amount of detail that can be expanded upon for each of these 5 different areas.
Best Affiliate Marketing Strategy
One of the best pieces of advise I have ever heard about affiliate marketing is that you have to just do a little more than your competition. There are thousands of affiliates out there, trying to promote many of the same products and services as you. To stand out you have to do just a little more than all of them. You can’t just send people to your offer. Here are the 5 steps that make up the best affiliate marketing strategy.
1. Niche Selection
Make sure you pick a niche that has a large audience willing to pay for the products and/or services that can help them.
2. Opt-In Page
You need to develop a compelling opt-in page that gets a very high opt-in rate for your target audience..
3. Thank You Page
Once someone is opted in you say “thank you” while simultaneously “selling” them something right away. Nothing big, just something small to try and cover your advertising costs.
4. Follow Up E-mail
Once you are getting people into your list, you need to communicate with them on a regular basis about things that are important to them.
5. Content Development
When you communicate with your audience you need to deliver quality content through articles, videos webinars and seminars.
In the next week or so I will go into more detail on each of these topics. But if you just get this outline you will be way ahead of most affiliate marketers who just send their traffic directly to an offer.
Remember as an affiliate marketer you are in the business of helping connect people with a solution to a problem they have or filling a need they have.