Got Any Affilaite Marketing Tips?
Some of my affiliate marketers (especially ones from other countries) say they are afraid of being labeled as spammers. This is giving me incentive to write a post on my site, giving them tips and suggestions about spammy behavior. Some of the marketers from other countries say they are judged before they even have a chance to speak with others, and with good reason... you kind of expect spam from certain countries. So I am brainstorming techniques.
Also, some marketers are complaining that the more attractive affiliates have an easier time making money and with less effort, but they are all urged to use their true identities. Otherwise, how can they build a trusted following? Does anyone believe that being attractive is a big plus when you are selling products? I'd love to hear input about this.
Also, all of my marketers are told the importance of doing YouTube videos. But many shy away from this idea completely. I let them know it's really not an option if they want to make more than chump change. even assisted with tips on what the videos should be about... the ones that don't do videos hardly make any commissions and the ones who do videos are having much more success..
What would you suggest to help motivate them. I am brainstorming ideas now. Does anyone have any success storied to share about running their own affiliate programs. Most of these guys are really motivated and hanging in there and I really want their success. So I'm looking forward to feedback or ideas.
No doubt looks play a role both online and offline. I don't think there's any denying that. There's a reason many of the FB advertising experts tell you to use a pretty woman in the ad because that gets the click.
With regards to running the affiliate program, do the companies actually provide videos for their affiliates to use? That way those who don't want to use videos can use the ones the companies provide. Also, if they are uncomfortable on the camera, they can use screencast videos to record their screen.
Yes! Don't use affiliate marketing!. Unless You really believe in what you are promoting. Otherwise it is a a scammy spammy way to earn money. I don't want to be scammy or spammy, so I don't use affiliate marketing. Stuff that I do believe in, isn't being sold through the affiliate network I used anymore. So I gave up.
I agree. I can tell by how I have seen some of the videos trend in YouTube. And I think Google knows that too!
That's a great idea about providing videos. I think I have lost some sign ups just based on the fact that when people ask me for the secret formula, I tell them a YouTube video is a must. Some immediately lose interest. So that will be a plus. I have noticed that many of the newbies don't seem to have the technical experience to do too much, but maybe I can do articles that explain what to do and How To's...
Thanks Lisa! That was really some good information and now has me thinking about some creative ideas.
I think most affiliate marketers who put time and effort into their craft are not trying to be spammy or scammy. They may be trying to earn money, but when did wanting to earn money online become a dirty thought to have? There are many valuable products online that many people happily buy everyday. Affiliate marketing has nothing to do with spam. The problem is created when people who do not know how to market effectively, resort to spam, which damages their reputation and sometimes their products reputation. In the affiliate program I use, affiliates receive training about proper and ethical marketing techniques and only had one problem with a spammer, which is actually pretty funny because they were inexperienced as most spammers are. So they paid for one affiliate marketing program so they could post links to Empower Network which wasn't just spammy, but pretty stupid. (They didn't make one red cent with either program)
Originally Posted by Spirit
Net Cash King doesn't mind when paid members post links, but may remove all types of content that appears spammy and the member can be banned from further activity. In most cases a warning is given unless a member is just really taking advantage. Thousands of the world's top and largest websites volunteer in affiliate marketing, and Google, one of the biggest protestors of spamming, once owned the third largest affiliate network in the world.
With that said, I don't understand how you can tell people not to use affiliate marketing. There are great products out there. If you get good traffic, you may want to rethink monetizing your website.
I never said that it is a dirty thought. What I said was, don't promote rubbish. If you do, it will be spammy and scammy. You asked How to avoid looking spammy, I answered the question.
Originally Posted by Net Cash Me
Okay, thanks for clearing that up. I assumed you felt negative about it because you implied that you don't use it anymore due to the lack of quality products and you said you didn't want to be scammy or spammy so you don't use it which is why I read you wrong.
But I agree, many affiliate marketers make the terrible mistake of spamming and using the business the wrong way which makes people not trust it as much. I hope we can find ways to make the spammy scammy sites go away, or at least not be hyped up so much. Most newbies think that the only way you can make money online is through these types of practices, and that's just simply not true. So I am agreeing with you.
Basically, in my niche, a product got heavily promoted: It was an ebook: It went something like this:
Read this and get rid of your chronic debilitating condition, cure garanteed, blablabla.
I happen to suffer from said condition, and know for a fact it is rubbish. Desperate people will buy regardless. That to me is spammy and scammy and I will never ever promote something like this. I've had High offers from similar products, and have always turned down. I don't want people advertising on my site. I warn people on my site for this stuff.
Thats why I said what I said.
So maybe it makes more sense now....
Sorry for being unclear.
I hear you. These affiliates are already promoting exceptional products. The question is more about affiliate marketing tips for the products they have already chosen to promote. All affiliates are warned about staying away from spammy or scammy websites and promoting rubbish. Thanks for your input.