Are You The Best Affiliate Marketer You Can Be?

Are you the best Affiliate Marketer you can be?  Sure, you have a few sites up and running and you are making a little money, but are you taking all the steps necessary to become the best?  Affiliate Marketing is not a get rich quick scheme.  It is a business that needs to be cultivated to continue bringing in revenue.  While Affiliate Marketing can be a good way to generate revenue to your website, using the tips below can ensure you have a solid foundation that you can build your business on for years to come.

Get to Know Your Customers

One of the biggest mistakes I see with newbie Affiliate Marketers is jumping right in and trying to sell products immediately.  How can you sell products to your audience when you do not know what they are interested in?  Take some time and get to know your audience.  Your first step should be asking yourself, “Why are people visiting my site?”  Once you know what they are interested in, you can brainstorm and tailor products that fill their needs.  For example, if you create a site that is dedicated to pet information, you can sell them pet training books, dog collars or treat recipes.  Your site should fill all your audience’s needs from information to products.

Make Sure Your Customer Have Trust in You

Customers are more likely to purchase products from people they trust.  Gaining that trust can take time, but it is necessary if you are going to have a successful business.  There are several ways that you can build this trust.  One of the easiest ways is through social marketing.  Facebook gives you the perfect opportunity to create a relationship with your customers.  Spend some time every day responding to your posts with relevant information.  Engage your visitors and get them thinking of you as a friend instead of a salesman.

You also want to make sure that selling products is not the main focus of your site.  Sure, you want to sell products, but you should use your site to give them relevant information that coincides with the products you are selling.  You want to provide your readers with great content that will keep them coming back for more.  Once you have their attention, you can share a product that you have found helpful.

Choose Products Wisely

You have thousands of products to choose from.  There is no reason that you should try selling products that you do not have a passion in and back 100%.  Take your time when choosing your products.  It will take time for you to choose a group of products that work well together and suit the needs of your client.  Try several products, but do not be afraid to switch to new products if you see they are not converting.  Your site is not set in stone.  You will have to make changes to products, banners and link ads until you find the combination that works for your audience.

Likewise, you do not want to try to sell products that are not related to your niche.  One wrong placed product can lose the trust that you have spent so long trying to gain.  When choosing products ask yourself, “Is this something my readers need?”  The products you choose should add relevant value to your site.

Becoming a successful Affiliate Marketer is not brain surgery.  However, there are steps that you need to follow if you are going to keep your audience coming back for more.  The most important tip I can give you is to take the time necessary to engage your followers.  Just because you are working from home, it does not mean that you don’t have to work every day.  You need to post articles, respond to questions and engage your audience if you are going to see product conversions.

I’ve also put together a nice report to help you profit from picking the hottest offers in affiliate marketing to promote. You of course get this report COMPLETELY FREE because you are one of my loyal subscribers and students. Here ya go…

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87 Responses to “Are You The Best Affiliate Marketer You Can Be?”
  1. Thaimonz says:

    Hi Anthony!

    It is true that trust is your main advantage in affiliate marketing because it is your face and credentials is what you you market to them..

    People choose now a days Social Proofing that is why they go to Facebook to see if their friends have seen this type of product or website and with it they base it on the likes of that page.. where you are being Social Proof…

  2. Anthony, thank you for helping me understand the network job of having an income which now I don’t have. I will do whatever you tell me to do to use
    my computer to get some income.

    You are a great”hero!”

    George

  3. Eduardo Balanovski says:

    I need a” recipe” to make money online, I don’t have any money to afford buying this or the other, I am handicapped, on a wheelchair, and in a pretty desperate financial state. Can you help me?
    Thank you so much for your help

  4. Glenda Betz says:

    Thanks Anthony
    Every bit of information from an experienced person helps. Thanks for your
    willingness to share free information.
    Glenda

  5. I have read all of the info that you have sent to me. What is my first step to get on the Internet and set up a business to have some income.I have never sold anything on the Internet. I am ready for your directions to get started.

    Thanks Anthony!

    George

  6. Ella Dikeman says:

    thank-you for the free info. it is always a pleasure to get free info.especially from a person who knows all the ins and outs of the business,

  7. Bill Grasser says:

    Yes, this was valuable information, I will try to get my website onto these places.
    Thanks for the info,
    Bill Grasser

  8. mattman says:

    thanks for this wonderful info Anthony- great stuff- i continue to learn from these awesome posts

  9. I like it very much. Thanks.

  10. Linda A. says:

    Most helpful and thank you again!

  11. WALTER ARYEE says:

    I bought your books after which i travelled outside the country and now am back to start from where i left what do i do?

  12. Loyce McVay says:

    Yes, I learned from this blog post . . . I always learn from your blogs! Thank you so much.

  13. Rosalind says:

    Anthony: The information provided was very informative. As I was reading your blog, one of your coaches called me. Talking about timing. I do feel this will be a year for Harvest.
    Thank you for your support.
    Rosalind

  14. Clarence says:

    This is some great information Anthony, like the part about choosing your products wisely because if they do not relate to your site why bother.

    Once again thanks for the information.

  15. Dave Miller says:

    This is great. Thanks

  16. Ryan says:

    This is some great info. It will really help me in growing my business.

  17. Anthony right now I have to get a new computer it’s on it’s way. I can’t continue on the one that I have. It will be here by the 12th of this month. But what I will do is watch some more of the videos in the Fast Cash Commissions Academy. I’ ll catch up with you all then.

    Gretchen Love

  18. Luis A. Deleza says:

    Hello Anthony,

    Thanks for that Blog Post, and yes it is helpful to me! It is just more information that I did not know. Anthony do I need to download this info or can I just keep it on my e-mail to see it any time I want to review it? I wish I had started right away when I first bought your course. Well Anthony, it’s like they say. It is never too late!!! May GOD BLESS YOU!!
    Your Student
    LUIS A. DELEZA

  19. Kimberly says:

    Anthony,

    Thank you for the great direction on how to define a niche to work best with each of our own interests. Wonderful tips on keeping followers interested and to change ads as they are not work.

    Thanks,
    Kimberly

  20. John Myers says:

    Thanks Anthony, I find this very helpful and interested

  21. Angelina Graff says:

    Great information….thanks

  22. Diane says:

    Dear Anthony,

    If you only knew!!!

    Diane

  23. Laura says:

    This was very good info. So in order to gain the customers trust you use the social media such as facebook? Could you also have a survey on the wedsite for people to take to find out what their interest is?

  24. Hey anthony thanks for the info. and help, you are truely a good person. Keep it coming!!!

  25. Shelly says:

    Very helpful! I need all the help I can get! We should talk…. Thank you! :)

  26. Sun Morton says:

    Thanks fpr the valuable info and Anthony!

  27. Mary W says:

    Hi Anthony, as always your videos are the best ever and I learn so much from them. Hopefully, in the near future I will be able to apply the things I have learned from you. I am very excited and I am just waiting to get myself in the right position to start. It will happen soon. Thank you for your help.

  28. hi anthony i like your video blogs and you webinars phone calls each time, THANK YOU………. Glenn Robertson.

  29. YES THIS AS WELL AS ALL YOUR INFO IS HELPFUL KEEP EM COMIN …….. THANKS AGAIN

  30. Hi Anthony
    Happy new year to you. Thank you for the info. I would like to know how i can make some money in the internet. I attended your workshop in Long Beach and John the instructor said you can become an affiliate for different companies by directing customers to their website. how do you do that?
    I’m new to the internet i lost money by trusting someone to do my work and get commissions. I learned my lesson.
    thank you.
    Vasiliki Argeris

  31. Thanks,
    I answered you on the Blog. I came back to print the info and found this form. Have a great time at the convention. Update I now have 7th website set up with Brain Host. I’ve learned a lot. Sure have a lot more to learn.
    Thanks for your help

  32. This is an add on to my thank you note. I tried a couple of weeks ago to become an Amazon Affiliate. I couldn’t because I live in Illinois. I was so disappointed. I all kinds of plans to feature there specials.

  33. Hi Anthony,
    You just amaze me how you just keep this valuable information coming.
    Your nearly as fast as a freight train and I love it. Thank you so much for
    always having us in mind and trying to help us be all we can be.
    I am a dedicated student.
    Lenora

  34. Cheryl Hunt says:

    Hi Anthony, Thanks for the information. These seemingly small details are very important, and can make the difference between success and struggling
    to get traffic and a group of trusted followers. Thanks, Cheryl

  35. Sebastien Ahoussi says:

    Thanks Anthony, I find this very helpful and interested

  36. Starmist says:

    Great info Anthony. I’ll be using it right away!

  37. William says:

    thanks Anthony
    now all I need to do is figure out how get some adds on the net. and build a list of e-mial
    addresses that I can send information to. Then maybe I can sales.
    William

  38. karen manzo says:

    Thanks anthony; thats why i picked this site i’m into health an fitness.

  39. john frazier says:

    Thanks Anthony,very helpful,thank you

  40. Cecilia says:

    Thank you Anthony, Just trying to soak in all the information so that I will understand all the steps. I am slowly getting there. Thank you, thank you.

  41. Pierre Mocombe says:

    Anthony, I want to thank you for sending me the information regarding “niche for affiliate marketing”. I am going to put it to good use. I realize, I have a lot of research to do and I need to familiarize myself with those websites. I am giving myself a couple weeks to get over this obstacle. Again, words are not enough to thank you for your assistance. I will keep you posted on my progress.

  42. Debby says:

    Thanks so much for information! I learn something new everyday and I love it, Yeah!!!!!!!

  43. Hi Anthony,

    Thank you very much for the information your forward to me today. I am very grateful for the help you are offering me. I look forward to having a working relationship with you for a long time.

    Sincerely,

    Keith Williams

  44. Mirko says:

    Hi Anthony i like this so much thanks,

  45. joe Turner says:

    keep up the good work and I hope to catch own soon so I can make some money some time in my life or in the near futhuer joe t

  46. Sharon Ewalt says:

    Anthony,

    This blog post was very helpful! However, I feel I missed out on a few instructions somewhere. Maybe with working with your team, I will feel more confident.

    I like your emphasis on helping other! It is in enabling others that we can really see what life is about.

    Many thanks for your helpfulness and enthusiasm!

    Sharon Ewalt

  47. Anthony, once again TY for the info! I still havent made any money, but I will definitely be at the Affiliate Summit! As you know I live in Las Vegas, and Corey just sent me an e-mail, so I will be at The Party, Sunday night at 10:00pm, will be getting my braclet soon! I really hope that I can meet you there, Anthony! I know that im probably doing it all wrong! I will have a black jacket on with a blue shirt! I am 49 years old, gray hair with a white mustache, you cant miss me, Im from Dallas, Texas(Southern boy like yourself). Looking forward to meeting you, Anthony! God Bless, Michael

  48. Sally Fish says:

    A wealth of information — very helpful. Thanks.
    I’m sure will help me get my act together.

  49. Thanks for all your help. I will try to make it happen.

  50. Thanks for all your help. I will try to make it happen. I’m learning to follow your lead. My campaign is not set up yet. Please help me.

  51. Pamela says:

    Thanks for the info Anthony. It was very helpful. I’m just finishing the book and ready to work on my site now.

  52. Hi Anthony, Thanks for all the great info. There’s just so many different avenues to go, but I think I have zeroed in on the first way to start. Thanks again, Deanna

  53. agnes says:

    thanks Anthony for the tips we will work hard this year great. i wish i will accomplish the purpose of the training

  54. Midge Shaw says:

    Dear Anthony,
    I have learned so much in the short time I’ve been a member of your FastCashCommissions program. You are a wonderful mentor, and as a former teacher, I really appreciate your coaching. After all, Confusious said, I hear and I forget
    I see and I remember
    I do and I understand
    You have helped me to do, and I am beginning to understand this business of Affiliate Marketing! Thanks and God bless you for being such a caring mentor.

  55. Chin says:

    Anthony, thank you, you’re the first person that i know in business say what he or she would do and honest. I hope I can make this time.

  56. James says:

    Hi Anthony,

    Very good comments. Thank you so much.

    James

  57. Glenda Galindo says:

    As a beginner I value any and all info that you can share. Thank you for the good advice and marketing tips. :)

  58. Sandra Doten says:

    Thank you for this information, it’s very useful……

  59. kensvette84 says:

    Anthony you always come up with some very good stuff.Im going check it out and put it in to action!!!…

  60. Wayne Benoit says:

    Thanks Anthony. This is my FIRST reply to your blog, and YES the information was very helpful. I CAN DO THIS!!! I believe I have the confidence to do this.

  61. Jermin says:

    i had an idea and the want to be, Now i have a much clearier veiw of of online business is all about i am learning every time u sent me a message i open to read i learn something new, the only thing is stopping me and my progress is the money to buy your books cd’s orwhatever i need to buy to start the process.

  62. Al Dinger says:

    Thank you.

  63. Thank you Anthony, looking forward to meeting you& all the other fellow marketers! God Bless, Michael

  64. luke says:

    Hi! thank you for spending more of you time to help us get ahead. i hope you have a wonderful day………………………luke

  65. Marguerite says:

    Thanks Anthony, always giving me the relevant info, always at the right time

  66. Esther Gales says:

    These are very informative nuggets outlining the steps to become a successful affiliate marketer. Time is essential ,customer needs, informative products and trust is a must. These are key components in getting off the ground.
    Thanks
    Esther Gales
    I started a website but I don’t remember what it was Anthony can you help me with this?

  67. ken hunter says:

    THANKS FOR THE INFO;
    KEN

  68. Hi anthony its a long time but i am still here your info is of great help thanks so much keep up the good work you are a great help it till me i have a lot of work to do but its all good …………

  69. Lamar says:

    I downloaded the report Anthony, but I don’t know where it went. My computer says all downloads are complete but I can’t find it. Thanks . . .

    Lamar

  70. Hi Anthony just wanted you to know i lost my 15 year old son about 10 years ago Then my dad 1 month later. still seeing and taking pills to help me out. i’m not telling you this to feel sorry for me. i’m telling you this so i can get on with my life. to make my son Nathan and father proud of me.

  71. Sandra Bee says:

    Thanks Anthony, I appreciate the information. In the very last sentence you wrote “Check out these resources…add your affiliate links to your niche site”. Now , I know that adding your affiliate link to your niche out to be basic, no brainer affiliate marketer wisdom but … well, I’m confused about this process…

  72. Kimberly says:

    Thank you for filling up my tool-box of useful information to help develop my affiliate marketing business. Thanks for being a great teacher Anthony!

  73. HELLO MR. MORRISON
    THIS IS MY FIRST RESPONSE TO YOUR WEEKLY BLOGS THAT I
    HAVE FOLLOWED FOR QUITE A WHILE. JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INFORMATION YOU ARE RELATING/TEACHING ALL OF US WHO ARE “NOT QUITE THERE” AND ARE TRYING TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. PLEASE DON’T GIVE UP ON US…..ME.
    WITHIN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, I PLAN TO BUY THE “365 DAYS” COURSE SO I CAN START ANEW.
    PLEASE CONTINUE WITH “TIDBITS” OF ALL INFO THAT WE CAN USE AND APPRECIATE GREATLY.THANKS AGAIN!

  74. MATTMAN says:

    thank you as usual for going the extra mile-all…ALL of this extra info and help is going to make the difference

  75. MATTMAN says:

    need more “landing page” training- also-seems my affiliate link was too long for google adwords(in the ad itself)???? anyone else? i will go back and re-try-maybe i did something else wrong

  76. francisco mendoza says:

    Mr.Morrison thank you very much for all your information and your wisdom your timing for me it is just perfect.And yes it is real helpful your information and everything you post on your blog.God blees you.

  77. What you talked about makes a lot of sense. Trust is very important in any kind of relationship. Today i believe it is more important than ever. Thank you.

  78. Elizabeth M says:

    thank you – this gave me links I did not know about.

  79. angela mcdougal says:

    i’m wondering what products do you market or would it be i’ll be receiving help to market my products?
    i think i saw you on a program we have sky angel.
    at first i didn’t want to do marketing in general but i’m willing to look into this.
    i am born christian.

  80. liang says:

    thanks for your information, It is helpful

  81. Cheryl Smith says:

    Thanks. Appreciate the insight.

  82. Theo says:

    Business running great and as planned,the training was helpful and worth it.

  83. Joe Griffith says:

    Thanks Anthony forfor the ensight on how to choose products to market as an affilliate. IT’S SO HARD when you don’t know. My hope is still high that one day I will be able to sell on line. Again Thanks.
    JG

  84. Rinku saini says:

    Respected sir,
    ur tips are very helpfull.
    I am very thankfull to u.sir i assure u that i will try my best.
    Ur poor student,
    Rinku saini
    From INDIA

  85. John Goode says:

    I am yet to create a website. Just trying to sink it all in. It is going to be a long journey. Not sure yet how it will all work out. But it worth a try.

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