Many people struggle to succeed in affiliate marketing because they try and over-complicate it.
But the reality is, all you need to do is to get a product in front of someone interested in buying it.
You can complicate it with funnels, tracking, optimizing, testing offers, traffic sources, email follow ups and the list goes on and on.
All you need to be is the connector.
You just need to match a product with a person who has a problem and the product would solve that for them.
Match those 2 things together and you will make sales.
So here are 3 simple tips to help you become a better affiliate marketer:
Tip #1 – Look For Products That Solve An Urgent Problem
If someone is looking to buy a product, they are more likely to buy it sooner if the problem they have is urgent.
For example, if you have a public engagement next week and you get a sudden outbreak of zits, then you can be damn sure you’ll be buying some zit cream TODAY.
But if you get one zit appear, you’ll probably leave it and hope it disappears before next week.
So finding products that solve a problem fast, will typically convert higher than other products.
These can be physical and digital products that range from anything such as losing weight fast, killing weeds in the garden, make money fast, ease a dogs arthritis, curing shin splints, getting rid of man boobs etc.
When people want a solution fast, they are willing to whip out their credit cards!
Tip #2 – Find Where Those People Hang Out
Depending on the niche and products, the demographic will certainly vary.
People of different ages prefer to hang out on different platforms. Young people love Instagram and YouTube, where as older people might prefer Facebook Groups, forums and websites.
Once you choose your niche, you can do some crucial market research of your own to find where your audience is. Go dive in to groups and forums, see the ages of people and also take note of other potential problems they are facing. This will all be crucial when you create your content.
Once you know where your audience is, you can then connect with them for free by posting valuable content, messaging them, answering their questions and even buying ads on the platform to get your message in front of them.
This step will take a little time but once you know the age range of your potential customers and also where they hang out, you can craft your message and get your affiliate products in front of them.
We know what problems they have, we’re just providing them with the solution they need!
Tip #3 – Learn From An Expert
If you’ve been online for a little while, then you probably have a good understanding of what type of marketing you prefer. It might be writing articles, making videos, doing podcasts, SEO, paid traffic or social media.
When you know which of those you could do for years to come and actually enjoy it, then you have your marketing option sorted.
So now what you need to do is find the expert affiliate marketer who is hugely successful doing that type of marketing. Find a way of learning from them. Do they have a course? Coaching program? Get in touch with them and see if there’s a way of learning what they are doing.
By matching your preferred marketing option with someone who is already hugely successful doing it, you have the perfect match to get fast results.
You’ll enjoy what you are doing, know that you’re 100% on the right path and results will come.
Forget about trying other marketing options, just because someone else is making money with it. There’s money to be made in ALL options. But finding the one you actually like doing will mean you’ll naturally do more of it.
So that concludes these 3 tips to help you become a better affiliate marketer.
Keep things simple, do what you love, find a mentor and go create the life you have always dreamed of 🙂