Successful Affiliate Marketing

Updated: Aug 13, 2019




There are hundreds of thousands of affiliate programs

out there, all of which claim to be the best. Many

of them try to give you the impression that all you

have to do is use their banners and links then wait

for the money to start rolling in. Although this

can be the case, this type of scenario normally

applies to large sites with a lot of web traffic.


Choosing banners


With most affiliate programs, you are offered a

variety of banners to plan on your website, as very

few of them will be effective. The problems with

most banners are their size. If you choose a banner

that is high in size, it will take a long time to

implement and use. Therefore, it's recommended that

you use banners no more than 15 kb in size.


When you select any types of graphical advertising,

you should try and keep the theme of your website in

mind. Even though graphical ads are meant to stand

out and catch people's eye, they shouldn't be to

the point where everything else on the page is

completely ignored.


Pop ups and unders


A lot of companies will now give their affiliates

the chance of using pop up or pop under ads. In

most opinions, pop ups aren't the way to go. They

can easily annoy visitors and are normally closed

before they even have the chance to load. You

should instead go for pop unders and those types

that only display once per visit.


Text link ads


Once of the most successful means of advertising

is text link ads. They are easy on bandwidth, don't

use a lot of space, and they easily be implemented

into most types of page layouts. Good text links

offer some information as to why your visitor

should investigate your offers.


Email advertising


The direct promotion via email has really taken off

over the last several years, although it has

brought tons of spam with it. If you plan to use

email as a method of advertising your products,

you should stand behind what you sell and make

yourself available to answer any questions.


Patience


If you feel confident that your site can generate

great sales for certain company's, you should

contact them to negotiate an arrangement. If they

don't seem to enthused to begin with, you should

remain patient as companies are approached every

day with affiliates looking to make better deals.


The reality remains that most affiliates can't

deliver what they promise, and companies are

aware of this.


You should always keep in mind that most forms of

advertising will take time. No matter what methods

you plan to use, give it some time before you make

any type of decision. Although something may not

happen overnight - it very well could in a few

days or weeks.

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