Three Tools For The Aspiring Affiliate Marketer

What are the active ingredients of an affiliate marketing success story? Let’s look at a few things that can help you along the way.

First of all, you need to start by using the right tools for an effective Affiliate Marketing business. Doing a bit of research among top affiliate online marketers I’ve found 3 tools or techniques needed for an effective affiliate marketing effort (though of course there are many more.)

Essential Tool # 1: Your Own Site

The most essential tool in Affiliate Marketing is your own site. The very first action you should take is to create a great, trustworthy and expert looking blog.There are trainings available to show you how to set up a WordPress blog. Let Youtube be your best friend in this respect. If setting up a blog seems overwhelming, you can get it done for you pretty cheap from someone on fiverr (

Your site should offer pertinent and beneficial content. On the web, content is still king and providing excellent quality will not only increase your trustworthiness, it can likewise assist you in eventually achieving a greater search engine ranking. By publishing appropriate and beneficial articles, you develop yourself as a reputable professional in the field, increasing your effectiveness as someone who promotes affiliate products.(Check out Tool #3)

Essential Tool # 2: Freebies (Lead Magnets)

You should utilize every possible ways to motivate individuals not just to visit your website but likewise to click through to the items and services you are promoting. Developing an opt-in e-mail list is one of the finest methods to collect potential customers. You can provide totally free software applications, (e.g., word press plugins), access to special services and other giveaways as lead magnets that are useful to your visitors.The emphasis here and always is to try your hardest to provide value.

Essential Tool # 3: Link Appeal

The significance of driving extremely targeted traffic to your site cannot be over emphasized. What do I mean by Link Appeal? Simply put it is a term I coined to describe how likely people are to click on any link they find on your site. They will be more likely to do so if the Know, Like and Trust you.This will happen over time, as you provide good content and show that you are truly interested in helping your prospects.

Gathering targeted traffic should always be on your radar as an online marketer.

With that in mind, one way to get traffic for free is to send relevant and helpful posts and/or articles, with your site’s link in the resource box, to e-zines and document sites. I won’t claim that you’ll get a lot of traffic this way but it does help to establish you in the space. Again, strive to make your posts pertinent and helpful so that they will be shared and reposted often. As you learn new skills and techniques in your business, share them to help others. This can help increase your reputation and eventually your sites’ ranking on the search engines.

Here are a few document sharing sites to get you going:

I’ve touched on three things you can do to increase your effectiveness in the affiliate marketing world here, but this is just the tip of the preverbal iceberg. There’s always room for improvement so study your business. Visit other affiliate sites. What are they doing, how are they presenting offers, how are they monetizing their sites?I’m not suggesting you plagiarize anything, I am suggesting however that you learn what you can from others, and always seek to improve and better serve your visitors.

As always if there’s anything I can do to help you or if you have any questions, hit me up in the comments.

Towards Your Success,Dean

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