The Myth Of Affiliate Marketing

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I know some of you may have doubts and thoughts on affiliate marketing. You have people telling you that you would not earn massive commissions if you do not possess a huge mailing list. Some people may also tell you that the commissions you earn are too little and is not worth all the effort.

Therefore, let’s debunk some of the popular affiliate marketing myths. The most popular myth concerns the size of your email list. It is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. People say you need a HUGE list to make money with affiliate marketing. NOT TRUE!

The quality of the list is more important than the size. Just because you can mail to 100,000 subscribers does not mean you will make any sales. Having a list of buyers is 100 times better than having a list of subscribers that have only opted in for a free report.

Because those free subscribers can and will make purchases, but someone that has already purchased from you are already starting to trust you and will make more purchases because you have recommended it to them!
Always remember, the bigger the email list with buyers will in turn, produce higher commissions and profits from your efforts to deliver quality and value to them.

It’s not just about delivering promotions to them all the time, but also giving them advice and showing them results. Sending them clickable links or any forms of call-to-actions in every email is important to have them view your recommendations regularly.

Emailing daily is recommended! You need to keep you and your brand at the top of your subscribers’ mind and inbox. Don’t let yourself be forgotten. If you are not emailing your list once a day you are leaving money on the table. There goes the extra commission you could be making.

At some point having a huge email list is important but not the sole measurement of a successful affiliate email campaign. In fact, many marketers worry and do their best to maintain their overall number of subscribers on their lists. Keeping subscribers is important but it’s not the only stats to focus on.

The next myth that we are going to debunk is Technical Barriers. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t really need to know all the computer jargons to make commissions.

Just hop to WordPress.com and start making your own website or blog from there. It is the most simple and user friendly website making you can ever use. Pick a layout and treat the whole editing process as part of your branding materials.

From the colors, all the way to the pictures you choose.
In order to get a large number of visitors to your sites, you have to enhance your search engine optimization (SEO) skills since search engine traffic contributes to a large part of total traffic going to a niche site.

These are just examples of websites and technical issues. These are something that can be overcome and solved by a good work ethic. Your determination is going to carve a successful affiliate journey! So, start exploring WordPress.

How To Choose The Best Selling Product To Promote

One good thing about affiliate marketing is, which I bet you would agree is that, you don’t have to worry about lack of products to promote. This is because new products are launched every day. In short, abundance!

However, not all of them will sell. If you pick a product that doesn’t bring profit, then it would be a waste of time, energy and money – if advertising is involved. Therefore, it is imperative that you choose the best product.

If you are skilled and efficient enough, you’ll play a bigger role than the product vendor in generating sales! They would depend on you to bring in the buyers. Sounds like extra cash to me.

But you might be wondering; how do you define a wrong product? How do you avoid from making these mistakes? Or in other words, what is the definition of a good product?

All you need to do is head to JVZoo.com’s ‘Product Library’. If you don’t have an account for this site yet, what are you waiting for? Go and sign up now. Once you’ve done all the mandatory items during the sign up process, head to the marketplace.

What you need to do is to find out what has been selling on JVZoo for the past 6 months!. Six months of average product sold in JVZoo is enough for you to set eyes on the best item to promote out there. Head to ‘Featured Products’.

From there, direct yourself to view the top picks for the past month. As you can see, on the right-hand side of the page, you can choose to ‘See More…’ where there is a month’s list starting from the current month to the previous months. Simply click on the month you want to view and it will bring you to the featured products of your selected month.

That is how you start studying the kinds of products your potential vendors are selling out there. The amount of sales they are making, the types of product they are selling and the commissions affiliate can earn.
Don’t stop there. What comes after this is making a list of the 6 months featured products.

Use any spreadsheet that you have and categorize the products. Personally, I would recommend you to start by separating them according to the month of the product launch. Followed by their name, type of product and earnings.

Eventually it is up to you to measure each product in the simplest way.

Because at the end of the day, you need to conclude your studies by highlighting the products that works best. You will notice that some products are selling more than others even if they are in the same category.

Therefore, it is important that you do not just pick random products to promote. Take note of its commission. Which of these are selling like hot cakes and which is the least favored among buyers.

Remember the C.R.A.F.T strategy? As a Super Affiliate, this step is important for your commission development. You need to constantly be up to date with what is currently working for the audience and what they are inclined to purchase. Do not simply settle for what you assume works best.

Criteria Of The Best Product

“So, I’ve done my spreadsheet and analyzed all the 6 months featured products and I found out some have good earnings and some doesn’t. How am I supposed to know the best one to promote?”

What I’m about to share is my definition of a best product. These are the criteria that have helped affiliates earn those delicious extra commissions you have been looking for.

Criteria number one! Choose the product with the most rewarding commission. I would advise to not go for anything less than 50 percent commission. They are not worth your time. Just head to JVZoo and choose ‘Find Product’ under the ‘Affiliate’ tab.

Criteria number two!: a commission that has a recurring element. It means that the vendor will commission you monthly. For example, if it involves monthly fee of their membership website, you’ll be paid monthly for every imposed fee. Neat!

Another one is instant payment. Sites like JVZoo provides a system called ‘tentative payment’ where you will get instant payment. But if a customer asks for a refund, they will retract your commission. Instantly.

Lastly, is the demand of the product. With demand, any products will undoubtedly sell better. If the market demand of the product is low, then it would be a waste of time and energy for you. Hence, the 6 months featured product spreadsheet I told you earlier!

That is why it pays to do your homework of the products you want to promote. Get to know the vendor. Look them up in JVZoo and ascertain to yourself that their sales are genuine. Read their ‘Affiliate Details’ and ‘Sales page’. Trust me it is worth every money and time spent!

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