Although your success in affiliate marketing and how much money you can make as an affiliate marketer depends on your hard work and efforts, it also depends on a couple of other thing that might surprise you. Here are 5 things that will help you make more money as an affiliate marketer, provided by Dave Brown who is an experienced SEO consultant and internet marketer.
Promote relevant products
Don’t promote any product just for the sake of it. Advertising space on your website is a valuable asset you have. When selecting companies and retailers to promote their products and services, make sure not only they pay you more for your services, but that their products complements your website and is relevant to what your website is all about.
Avoid showcasing too many ads
An affective and successful affiliate website isn’t full of ads for different products. Monetize your space on your website for maximum effectiveness by avoiding catering to too many affiliates. Visitors tend to shy away from websites crowded with ads.
Write an informative product review
It always helps to have an interesting review of the product or service your promoting, along with some attractive graphics. These elements would tempt visitors to click on the available link to visit your affiliate’s website to learn more, and maybe purchase the product or service your promoting.
Place banner above the fold
This is one of the first and most important thing you should pay attention too. If possible, you should always place your banners and ads above the fold, which is the area that visitors first see when they come to your websites, before scrolling down. Another great place for placing advertisement is the top left corner. Of course it should be worked into the design and almost appear to be an integral part of the website. ( I need to work on these points myself,lol).
Stick to your niche
If you made your website with the purpose of promoting other people’s products and services, it is important to stick to one industry. For instance, do not place ads for electronics when the topic of your website is about health, weight loss, skin care and etc. Doing so will make your ads stand out like a sore thumb, which most visitors recognize it as an overt marketing tool and move on.
Affiliate marketing is all about making the most out of each opportunity. I hope these tips will help you achieve more success in making money with affiliate marketing.