To be a great affiliate you need to organise yourself with systems.
Organising your affiliate marketing with a system allows you to streamline your processes. To manage lots of affiliate links can be a real hassle, and knowing which types of offers are out performing others is absolutely essential to your success as an affiliate marketer.
ThirstyAffiliates can help with the management of your affiliate links in your WordPress website and you can even import your links across to new websites that you are setting up, so you don’t have to go back through the pain of retrieving the links over and over again.
Managing your campaigns is an important step to success in affiliate marketing. If you can manage a campaign from start to finish with clear goals and be able to measure those goals you’re ahead of 99% of affiliates.
Success via iteration and experimentation
The best way to learn affiliate marketing is to experiment endlessly. The best affiliates in the world are constantly iterating over what works and what doesn’t in their affiliate marketing campaigns.
If you can iterate over what types of offers work, what types of marketing approaches work with your audience, what kinds of products are favourable to the people you are pitching to, and so on, you’ll start learning what the best methods are for yourself.
While there are some standard tips people can take away on general approaches to affiliate marketing, it remains an activity that is largely driven by the feedback of experimentation. This is due to the human factor of how people react to different promotions in different niches.
Is affiliate marketing profitable?
Affiliate marketing can be very lucrative if you nail the combination of linking up interested visitors with the products you are affiliating for.
Ensuring the leads you provide are high quality leads that convert well, you will make more with less traffic (the ideal combination).
Your success as an affiliate marketer and overall profitability will be determined largely by how much commission you receive on product/services sales versus the cost it took you to acquire the visitor and send them through your link.