How to Turn Your Affiliate Marketing Blog into a Cash Machine
by Ken Jones | on April 12, 2012
If your affiliate marketing blog is not generating the income you desire, don't be discouraged. With a few simple changes you can explode the cashflow you generate starting today.
Why You Should Create An Affiliate Marketing Blog Promoting affiliate products with an affiliate marketing blog is really the easiest business to start online. It requires hard work but in the long run it will payoff big time for you. Creating an affiliate marketing blog will give you the ability to market multiple affiliate products by simply creating a new post. Contrary to a website, you have the power to keep your the content on your blog fresh. And fresh content is what Google and the other search engines really love. By creating new content daily and tailoring it around the affiliate products you wish to promote, you can increase your ranking and generate organic traffic to your affiliate products. As you continually post to your affiliate marketing blog, you will drive larger amounts of traffic which will ultimately lead to more sales. To ensure that your affiliate marketing blog gets the desired results that you want, pick your target market first. You'll want to do this before you pick your product so that you feel comfortable with your target audience. Once you have figured out who your target market will be, you can then choose multiple affiliate products to promote with your affiliate marketing blog. Focus only on one affiliate product in the beginning, but after you start getting the sales you want then you will need to add more products. Be sure to thoroughly research each product you choose to promote. Your reputation will be on the line so you need to make sure that you're not promoting junk.
Optimizing Your Affiliate Marketing Blog For Maximum Results
After you have picked your product that you wish to promote, go to the google keyword research tool and look for the keywords which relate to your product. Look for the keywords which have at least 1500 clicks per month and don't have a tremendous amount of competition. Competition is good and shows that your keyword is very popular, but when you're starting out go for medium competition or lower. If you start off targeting keywords with high competition, you'll rank very poorly in the beginning and not see any results. Once you have selected your targeted keywords, write good content around your keyword and tie your affiliate product into your post as smoothly as possible. Your affiliate marketing blog should center around providing solutions to your readers problems. After you have solved their problems and issues, then you present your affiliate product to them. If you do this correctly, your affiliate product will be the logical solution to the reader and they won't think twice about clicking on your offer. Under no circumstance should you ever send your reader to an affiliate offer directly. There must always be a way to capture your lead's information. By sending your leads directly to an offer without having a good capture page in place you will lose out on 98% of the traffic that your affiliate marketing blog will generate. With a good capture page you will be able to send your leads a follow-up e-mail series through your autoresponder. If you don't have an autoresponder yet, then you're not really serious about building your business. To market your affiliate products effectively, you need an autoresponder!
Increasing Your Profits with Your Affiliate Marketing Blog
Once you have started to make a good and reliable income with a single product, be sure to add some new products to your products list. Carefully select new products to market to your list. Always start with a single, hot and in-demand product to gain good results. Monitor the most popular products on Clickbank and other affiliate product sites. Create your content around solving certain problems of your readers and tie your affiliate product into your affiliate marketing blog as the logical solution. Drive as much traffic as possible to your and be sure to use your capture page and autoresponder. If you already have your affiliate marketing blog setup than you are ready to implement these strategies. Be sure to remove all products such as Google Adsense that will take your reader away from your content and your blog. If you remove any options for your visitors to leave, they will stay on your site and give you the opportunity develop a relationship with your readers. You can promote your affiliate links in your emails and they will go directly to your capture pages to purchase the products. Don't add any promotional text in the body of your posts. Use online forums, chat forums, listbuilders, solo ads, Facebook PPC, YouTube PPC, and other forms of paid advertising to build your list to at least a few hundred contacts. Every time you post a blog, be sure to distribute your new post to as many directories as possible. Write an article based on the content from your affiliate marketing blog. It can be a review or testimonial. The important thing is to make sure you distribute your article to as many directories with a link back to your blog posts. Send your posts to your list, social bookmarking sites, and as many blog directories as possible. This will increase your organic traffic and the number of backlinks to your site. The end result will be that your blog will gradually begin to rank higher and higher in the search engines and the money will start to flow to your affiliate marketing blog.
To YOUR Success, Ken Jones
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