Being an affiliate is one of the best deals going for most online marketers, but as more people try their hand at marketing products and services online, so the competition rises.
We're reaching a point where website visitors are more precious than ever, and subsequently harder to obtain.
Therefore, it is paramount that we, as affiliate marketers are able to convert as many of these visitors into buyers.
After all, by converting more people we don't have to spend so much time on hunting down more traffic to our sites and can increase our affiliate checks without overloading our bandwidth.
So the question is, what can you do today to increase affiliate commissions from the same amount of website visitors? Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to increase the chances of a sale and improve your conversions, so let's take a look...
1. Place your main offer in the top fold of the page
According to numerous tests, having the offer jammed right in the visitor's face, such as in the header of the page, will increase the chances of a click, and a subsequent sale. Don't worry about being obnoxious, people should still be able to easily access your content, but will repeatedly see the main offer first on every relevant page (preferably all pages of the same site).
2. Add more affiliate links with persuasive anchor text
It makes sense that the more times you ask for the sale (or just the click) then the more chances it will actually happen. The old adage of "If you don't ask then you don't get" always springs to mind here. Again, don't flood a page with links but add links inside the content and not just at the bottom of your pages or on the navigation bars. Furthermore, refrain from using links that just describe the product name or show the domain of the affiliated site. It's far better to use anchor text such as "Get relief from your back pain today" than a simple link such as www.amazingwebsiteaboutbackpainrelief.us.uk
3. Make the reader feel the pain with laser focused content
It is far better to use content that ties in directly with the visitor's pain and predominant problems. That way, they will have more incentive to do something after reading your focused content. For example, you could write an article about the different types of back pain and a few ways to temporarily relieve it, but then provide plenty of affiliate links to the only real solution.
These are just some of the ways you can increase website conversions for affiliate offers, but I admit that they take time and effort to craft and test.
Creating content that presell’s people is a great affiliate marketing model, but by no means the easiest way to make large commissions from affiliate marketing.
Did you know that some of the biggest affiliate marketers online today don't even need to create content to make affiliate sales? Furthermore, these same marketers are getting several thousand hits to their websites each week purely off the back of other people's hard work...and most of these marketers don't even own a domain name!
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