6 Smart Techniques That Will Triple Your Affiliate Earnings in 30 Days

6 Smart Techniques That Will Triple Your Affiliate Earnings in 30 Days

Let’s just say that your monthly affiliate earning has never crossed $500.

But the bills are on your neck. You want to buy that new training course but no extra cash to do that.

Your web hosting provider is threatening to cut you off their server and you’re scared of losing your useful blog content. What is left for you?

The only solution is to triple that income. So instead of expecting a $500 check, you can expect $1,500 – is it possible to increase your income in as little as 30 days?

Absolutely yes!

In fact, you would be so surprised to earn even more than that, just by applying a few of these 6 smart techniques. Let’s get started with #1:

  1. Add an upsell

Add an Upsell

Amazon is a company that uses upsell to sell their online shoppers more products. Upselling is the process of recommending other relevant and usually high-priced products to your customers. You could sell a bundle also – as shown in the screenshot above.

Through that coaching, you’ll explain some complicated issues, terms and how to get the most results out of your software or any other product you’re offering for sale.

As a freelance writer, I usually offer to write the first 1 data-driven blog post to the first 10 buyer to help them make more money. Does upsell work?

From 2006 – 2013, Amazon recorded a profit growth of $74.45 billion and they give 85% credit to their upsell strategy.

  1. Write step by step tutorials

Teaching sells, says Brian Clark of Copyblogger media. What your target audience is looking for isn’t another opinion based review, full of fluffs and marketing gimmicks. With that, you’d find it pretty difficult to engage them, and convey the right message.

Knowing that a huge percentage of your prospects are likely new to the game.

They haven’t understood those SEO and Social media secrets yet. But when you make your product reviews and articles step by step, straight to the point, you’ll win their heart and instantly get them to buy.

Your tutorial doesn’t have to be 1000+ word, just make it useful and use sub-headings to break up large chunks of text. Use screenshots to give exact explanation to a particular topic.

  1. Target ‘buyer intent’ keywords

Since 2013, I’ve succeeded in building 3 niche blogs, which generates decent affiliate income. Passive income for that matter!

From experience, I can say that you don’t need 100+ visitors to your “money site” before you can make decent income. In fact, one of my niche sites gets a little over 20 visitors a day, but the income from that blog alone is above $400/month.

How did I do that? I research “commercial keywords” and write decent content around them.

Marketing Keywords

Start targeting keywords that reveals the intent of buying. For example, can you differentiate the intent of these two keywords?

  • How to make money online
  • Best money making programs

The first keyword is informational in nature. People searching for it are seemingly broke, and wouldn’t want to invest any money before they can make more of it. But the second keyword is for those who are ready to invest money in a program that will work for them. See that?

If you’ve been targeting informational types of keywords, especially the ones that begins with “how to,” then you need to stop. Research buyer-intent key phrases – you’ll increase your earnings in 30 days if you rank highly in Google top 10.

  1. Set up a backend offer

A backend product is that one which you offer for sale ‘after’ you’ve earned the trust of your customer. In other words, don’t just offer a single product for sale to your hungry buyers, bring on more products.

This is how I do it: when I sell my kindle books, I’d recommend another of my book or copywriting services and it converts 1 customer out of 50 e-book sales.

Unlike upselling where the product is higher priced, a back end product could be a cheaper product or an additional feature to an existing product. It works well with software.

  1. Hoard your vital information

You’re an honest guy, I know.

But in the world of internet marketing, you’ve to be creative and understand the psychology of consumers. People hate to miss out on vital things that can improve their lives. Did you know that people are more careful not to lose $1 than gaining $1?

When you have information that’s so powerful and has the potential to make someone better, you’d benefit most if you hoard it, and reveal it to the lucky ones.

This is how experts host webinars and sell out hundreds of slots within hours of sending out emails to their subscribers.

Keynote speakers use this strategy also when making a presentation at a conference or workshop – they keep the best information for the end. Only to reveal where people can grab it – usually their coaching programs, paperback book or software.

  1. Use paid traffic

Matt Lloyd advocates paid traffic as the paid tactic for generating decent income through high priced products. And I’ve to agree with him. As an affiliate marketer, you’ve to invest in premium traffic – because the truth is that free traffic doesn’t exist.

Guest blogging, twitter and facebook marketing as well as blog outreach takes a bunch of effort to nail down, it drains your time – and time is money.

Sure, you shouldn’t shy away from writing content and creating useful videos that would funnel traffic back to your site, but by investing a little above $100, you can get decent premium traffic that are already qualified.

AdNetworks really is a great place to start. There are high-traffic blogs that will place your banner on their sidebar and above the fold for less than $100 per month. You’ll find such blogs at buysellads.com.

Most importantly, when you use AdNetworks to buy traffic, don’t send the clicks to your sales letter or store.

But send the traffic to your landing page to capture email leads – then build rapport before recommending your affiliate offer. You’ll convert more subscribers into customers when the trust is there.

Conclusion

There you’ve it – the six smart techniques that are proven to triple your affiliate income in the next 30 days. However, knowing this wouldn’t make any difference in your earnings, but implementing them.

If I were you, I’d pay more attention to #1 and #5. Just by applying the techniques, you’d triple your product sales, build authority (just like Amazon.com had done) and establish a system that thrives for a long time.

What other proven techniques have you used to increase your affiliate earnings this year? Share your comments below. See you at the top!

Michael Chibuzor is a freelance copywriter and shows you how to get your first 1000+ blog visitors if you must make a living online. Get started today if you’re sick and tired of half-baked traffic generation ideas out there.

The Definitive Affiliate Guide: 4 Powerful Steps To Triple Your Affiliate Income In 15 Days

The Definitive Affiliate Guide: 4 Powerful Steps To Triple Your Affiliate Income In 15 Days

It happens all the time…

You started affiliate marketing with high hopes of striking it rich. But you discover that the journey has its challenges. Sure it does.

If you had the opportunity to complain to a super affiliate, you’ll ultimately lash out your dissatisfaction.

Get this: affiliate marketing is still the easiest way to start an online venture. It doesn’t matter what niche you choose or expertise you have or lack, promoting other people’s products can help you generate extra income. It has been a game changer for hundreds of my students.

In this article, I’ll show you how to triple your affiliate income in as little as 15 days.

Let me give you an idea: If you’re currently making $100 per month, the tricks that I’ll reveal here will multiply that income 3x so that instead of $100, you earn $300 or more.

This is not a guarantee. Because there is work to be done. As long as you’re daring, and will follow the 4 steps below, you’ll most assuredly triple your commission.

Let’s get started:

1. First step: Choose high-paying affiliate offers

There is no better place to start other than your selection of affiliate offers. Truly, affiliate marketing in certain industries (e.g., internet marketing, health, games) tend to be competitive because thousands if not millions of other affiliates want to make money, too.

To find these high paying affiliate programs irrespective of the industry, you can use Offervault.com.

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You can increase your chances of making more money by choosing high-paying affiliate offers. Instead of promoting an offer that pays $20, promote an offer that pays out $200 per lead or sale.

That way, your efforts will not be in vain. And you’ll never be frustrated when the odds are against you.

Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much effort or resources to promote a $200 offer. It’s basically the same effort you put into a $10 – $50 offer.   

As an affiliate marketer, you want to earn more money with less efforts.

If you want to make $2,000 per month, you’re only required to sell a $200 offer to 10 customers. Sadly, if the commission is a meager $20, you’ll have to sell to 100 customers.

Tell me, which is easier…?

  • To attract 10 customers or
  • to attract 100 customers?

Honestly, attracting 10 customers per month is easier.

2. Second step: Capture leads early

Don’t wait until everything is perfect. Start building your email list right now.

When I started marketing online, one of the phrases that kept me motivated at all times was, “the money is in the list.”

And it’s true!

Without a list of motivated prospects, your online business will suffer. As an affiliate marketer, I learned from Ewen Chia, a super affiliate the importance of building an email list.

In fact, an exclusive study found that for every $1 invested into your list, you can earn up to $39.40 in return.

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Ewen Chia and several other digital marketers recommend that instead of sending potential customers to the sales page, you should offer them a free ebook or software in exchange for their email address.

If you truly want to triple your affiliate income, you can’t afford to take list building lightly. It’s the lifeblood of your sales engine. Capture leads early, and build a relationship with them.

There are so many ways to build an email list. And several tools too, such as:

When you choose any of the popup list builder tool above, you’ll need a lead magnet (a valuable product to give away for free in exchange for a person’s email address).

You can collate your best posts into an ebook, or repurpose user generated content you already have to create your lead magnet or to retain old customers.

3. Third step: Follow up and ask for feedback

I would like to paraphrase…- “the money is in the list.”

In reality, the money is not in the list, but in the relationship you’ve built with your email subscribers.

It’s important to understand that email subscribers are human beings. They have blood gushing through their veins.

Here’s the truth: Email subscribers don’t want to be pitched or sold to. But they want to connect, share, and communicate with you.

When people join your email list, follow up on them. Create series of custom email letters that will be delivered to them at intervals (e.g., every 2 days). Use this as an opportunity to educate, information, and motivate your subscribers.

Then ask for their feedback. Give a listening ear to their questions. Understand them and provide useful and easy-to-implement answers. More important, recommend your affiliate offer as the complete solution to their questions.

Of course, the affiliate product or program has to be relevant to the questions before you can recommend the offer.

When you build good relationship with your email subscribers, they’ll be more than willing to buy from you anytime you show them what works.

As an example, Bryan Harris, founder of VideoFruit.com generated over $2,000 within 24 hours. He sold 64 copies of an ebook with a single email broadcast. This happened because his email subscribers trust him – and would do anything to keep the friendship waxing stronger.

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4. Fourth step: Write unbiased reviews

When it comes to affiliate marketing, you have to be careful the perception prospects and customers have about you.

If they see you as someone who cares about money and exploiting people, no matter how genuine you think you’re, you’ll struggle to double, let alone triple your income.

But you can change how they see you by writing unbiased product reviews.

Online reviews are powerful reputation booster. According to Bright Local, “30% of customers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.”

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To these set of people, there is no difference between the news (whether good or bad) they heard about a particular product from their friend, and an honest review they read somewhere online. They’re both the same.

This sounds like a huge relief for affiliate marketers. Because it tells us that instead of using hype and marketing gimmicks to sell people a particular offer, we can increase their confidence and willingness to buy by writing unbiased reviews.

An unbiased review is simple: it showcases the good aspect of an offer as well as the poor aspects. When it appears too-good-to-be-true, then it’s questionable.

When writing such a review, don’t make the mistake of asking people to buy. You should stand on the gap – and pre-sell the product in an honest manner. If they’re persuaded, they’ll buy.

Funny enough, I have found that each time you reveal the poor aspects of an affiliate product during a review, the sales conversion increases. Maybe you should try it.

Conclusion

The first money I ever made as an affiliate marketer came from a product review which I published on my blog.

The moment you crack that code and make the first sale, the engine will be switched on and you can soar higher in your earnings.

Follow this definitive guide to affiliate marketing as outlined on this post and you’ll never struggle to make a living promoting other people’s products. It’s a promise.

It doesn’t matter your niche, there is still enough room at the top to become a super affiliate. It’s a choice.

You can choose to double, triple, or take your affiliate earnings to the roof by working hard and learning along the way. Nobody and nothing is formidable enough to stop you. Not even the competition.

Have you ever tripled your affiliate income in the past? What strategies and tricks worked for you?