Building a Reputation as a Powerful Affiliate
When you think about affiliate marketing, chances are your first impression is that you can make money without creating a product. Thatís the bare boned way of looking at this business model.
But you can become a powerful affiliate who commands many perks and increases your income just by using a few special strategies geared to build your reputation as a worthy affiliate.
Work on being selective with your promotions. People who promote just anything wonít have as high of conversions as those who are selective in picking what they recommend to their subscribers.
Subscribers trust those who only recommend quality products to them ñ whether itís a plugin, software, PLR, or course. Your conversions will plummet if your list doesnít trust you and then your low conversions will hurt the product seller who is trying to recruit more affiliates onboard.
Learn how to dominate leaderboards. When youíre consistently on contest leaderboards, product sellers will seek you out, pampering you with free review copies, bumps in commission, earlybird access to promotions, special bonus pages and more.
One way you can learn how to be a powerhouse affiliate is to get on their list and see how they promote to their subscribers. You can go on JVZoo, for example, and go to Affiliates ñ then Find Products and look for products in your niche with contests.
Go get on the list of those on the leaderboards. Look at how they work on conversions with teasers, bonuses and more. You can create your own bonus to dominate the leaderboards, too.
Get your review copy and then look at whatever information was left out of the package. Maybe something was mentioned in passing and your bonus could be a separate creation all about that one element.
Anything that complements the original product will help you move up to first place. A good way to lead and win contest prizes is to create bonuses for every level of the funnel ñ or at least a few of them.
On JVZoo, the contest can either be for front end only or the entire funnel. If itís for the entire funnel, you could create one bonus for front end buyers, another for upsell #1, and another for upsell #2 if you want.
This adds more sales to the roster for your name and increases your overall earnings. Other marketers will be begging to have you onboard for their own launches because they will know you have a reputation for going above and beyond.
Strive to build your list with a targeted demographic. Many marketers boast of lists of up to 100k subscribers, but the list is so heavily scattered that one item they promote might only garner 10% sales or less.