6 Surefire Ways to Succeed in Affiliate Marketing Using Articles
I love article marketing but it didn't always use to be that way.Â I never considered myself to be a writer so I was nervous to take a stab at this.Â There are so many ways you can drive traffic to your site but article marketing is still king.Â I will share with you 6 surefire ways to succeed in affiliate marketing using articles.
Step #1 - Finding your niche
The first step to affiliate marketing is finding your niche.Â You may have a lot better luck if you pick one that is geared toward a really hot topic.Â Here are five places you can head to do your research:
Clickbank - choose a product with gravity of 50 or over Â
Amazon's bestsellers list
43things.com - needs to be over 5,000 people who want to do this
Trendhunter - check out any relevant topics
Yahoo Buzz - top 10 in each category
Step # 2 - Finding your product
The next step is locating a product to promote within your chosen niche.Â There are so many places you can find products but I recommend checking out Clickbank, Linkshare, Commission Junction, Shareasale or Clixgalore.Â Always chose a high quality product because it will convert better.Â Also choose a market that has been consistently growing over time (you can check it out at Google Insights) and then you want one that has a good track record.
Step #3 - Constructing your article
Constructing your article is very important and it basically consists of three parts.
Your headline is the most important because you want to grab your reader's attention.Â Start with asking questions or mention the benefits of your article.Â Use power words such as amazing, secret, powerful, revealed, unleashed, best, turbo, etc.Â Always include your keyword in the title, keep it short and relevant.
When constructing the body of your article, put yourself in the place of the reader.Â Keep your paragraphs short and concise and give the readers what you promised.Â Keep your article body between 350-400 words.Â Use short paragraphs and at times include numbers, bullet points, sub-heading or statistics.
Your resource box should finish your article.Â Always include a clear call to action.Â Split test different resource boxes to see which one pulls better and then use that one in future articles.Â Give your readers a relevant reason for clicking through to your site.Â Offer them something like a free report, a free download, software, more information, etc.
Step #4 - Leveraging your article
There are so many different ways you can leverage your article but using social bookmarking sites is a great way to get exposure and don't forget to ping your article as well.
Step #5 - Rinse and repeat the process
Try to at least start by writing one article a day.Â Continue with this process writing as many articles as time allows and over time your methods will improve.Â You will start seeing more traffic to your site and more views on your articles which will lead to more sales.
Step # 6 - Outsource the work
Once you start making a profit you can think about outsourcing your article writing so it will give you more time to research other avenues.
These 6 surefire ways to succeed in affiliate marketing using articles have been proven to work time and time again.Â Take your time, do your research and don't rush through this process.Â You will start to see the results from all your hard work.Â Article marketing can be a great avenue for free traffic to your site.