Guest post by Lee Ka Hoong
You may know that affiliate marketing programs is one of the best ways to make money, but many people don't know how to promote or advertise their affiliate programs to increase the sales and commission. Growing your affiliate business can be really challenging, but if you could manage it wisely and use the right marketing techniques, you can make a lot of money.
1) Participate Conversation
Participate in chat rooms that related to the product you're reselling. You need to start conversation with people and build a healthy relationship with them without trying to sell to them. After few days, try to mention the product you're reselling in the conversation.
2) Create A Landing Page
Create a landing page that strictly talks about the product instead of sending your visitors directly to the affiliate website. Also, try to ask them to subscribe your newsletter as well. That way, you can make follow-up later on and perhaps you can offer them another great product.
3) Build An Affiliate Program Review Site Or Directory
Start your own affiliate program review site or directory. You can simply join all the affiliate programs on the internet, and also write a review about the program in your review site, this increases the chance people sign up under your affiliate link.
4) Design Your Own Affiliate Banner Ads
Design your own affiliate banner ads. It doesn't stand out or increase the click through rate of the banner if you use the same affiliate banner as what others use. Use a different ad to give yourself an advantage over all the other affiliates. Simply use the banner ad and insert your face and say you recommend this program or product.
5) Participate On Web Discussion Boards
Participate on web discussion boards such as Yahoo! Answers. You can answer other people's questions, ask your own questions, and post your comments. You can also include your affiliate link under each message you post.
6) Article Marketing
Register with EzineArticles and submit your article to advertise the affiliate programs you've joined. You're recommended to create another page or blog to just talk about the product, when your write article in EzineArticles, write something useful (Not promoting the product) and refer or recommend people to visit the page for reference.
7) Create A Free E-Book
You can also create a free e-book in your niche, and insert the advertisement and link of your affiliate site. The purpose of the free e-book is to draw your target audience to download it. Also, you can submit it to some e-book directories for more exposure. The more exposure your free e-book gets, the more chance your ad will be clicked, the more chance you will get a sale.
So now you know making money from affiliate marketing programs is not as simple as you think, you need to know how to promoting or marketing your product or program in order to get more sales. Also, you need to choose the right affiliate marketing online program to promote, otherwise you're just wasting your time and effort.
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