The 7 Commandments of Affiliate Marketing

It’s no longer news, that Affiliate marketing can be a very huge source of income for companies and individuals. Yes, But as an affiliate, making the best out of affiliate benefits is to connect with your audience.

So here you have it, We have compiled few tips that can help you increase your affiliate marketing campaign success.

So what are they?

1.  Learn to know more about your audience

Been the first of the commandment is simply because it plays a huge part in any successful affiliate marketing campaign / promotion. You need to know who your audience are, as well as know their needs. If you own a site, you need to study why your first time visitors came to your website, as well as what keeps your loyal readers coming back. Knowing this, then you can make sure the affiliate products you are promoting provide a solution to their problems. If your site is about latest technologies, don’t use affiliate banners for fashion just because you will get higher percentages. Doing this will not appeal to them since they are only interested in tech talks and will probably be interested in buying a phone.

 2.  Build Trust with your readers/followers

Most online readers today are wise. Many recognize affiliate links when they see one. So once your promote a product that you personally do not trust then you will end up breaking the trust they had in you. So never bug them with too many ads, that simply means you are only interested in making money from them. So don’t make false reviews, You should build a good relationship with your returning readers with genuine content because these are the people who will, share and recommend your contents.

3.  Be Helpful with your contents

When posting your contents on social media, or your weblog, You need to put one thing in mind, which is to make sure your content is helpful, useful, and informative.

Take out sometime to create a detailed review on a product, interlink your contents with your affiliate links pointing to that specific product in case your readers decided to act. As a reader, once they get full information on a product they might decided to get the product due to the information they have , following the trust they have in your judgement.

4.  Be honest

Try as much as possible to be honest with your readers. Your readers will very much appreciate it if you disclose your affiliation. Many readers might purposely bypass your link and go directly to the vendor just to avoid giving you referral credit. This comes hand in hand with building trust with your readers, If they know they are helping you make more money by using your referral links this will make them happy and eager to do so.

5.  Pick your promotions carefully

As an affiliate for an e-commerce store, There are high chances that there will be various products, discounts that will be made available. So you need to look through available campaigns and check out which of these will fit in for your readers. What they may like or need. Also, change the ads around often, use different banners & texts , change banner positions to see which are the most effective. This is where our banner rotator comes in handy. You can rotate ads to attract more attention with just one installation. Find out how to use the rotating ads here

 6.  Be Patient

Affiliate revenue builds up with time. With Konga, we offer a 30 days cookie tracking. When you refer a visitor, you have the chance to make money from that one visitor countless times within the 30 days window even if the visitor doesnt come to your site again.And as long as you have your link within your old posts, more visitors will likely come through same link.This way you get to make passive income in the future.

7.  Always Stay Relevant

Make sure you keep to date with the latest offers from your affiliate program. Get familiar with new tools, banners and improvements that are constantly being added to the program. Everyone loves changes, and that small change you make can go a long way in motivating your readers/ followers.

Don’t get lazy about monitoring trends and exploring new opportunities.

Above all else, The content your distribute to your readers or followers must be your highest priority.

Follow the tips above, and you will definitely see great improvement in your performance.