How to Reach New Users and Monetize Web Push Notifications with ReachMobi

When it comes to building an audience and brand for yourself, you have a lot of options. This is something online businesses, bloggers, and content creators have to struggle with all of the time — finding out which is the best method of content creation, outreach, and monetization for them?

As the internet continues to move in different directions and new technologies allow for even more direct contact with audiences, it’s important to always stay ahead of the trends and make sure your business is adapting to it. One such movement as of lately has been in the world of ‘push notifications’ and the process of delivering engaging messages and content right to your audience.

Today we are going to take a look at how ReachMobi is making the process of building, engaging and monetizing mobile audiences through push notifications more effective than ever before.

How ReachMobi is Helping Brands Engage with Mobile Audiences

We all know mobile is quickly becoming the go-to platform for pretty much everything. Search engines and social networks are still drivers of massive traffic, but the massive swing in mobile growth is just taking over like nothing else. If you are still relying on other platforms and not fully focused on mobile marketing, you are already leaving way too much money on the table.

Everyone has their mobile device on them at all times, and whenever a new notification, phone call or text comes in… you know it’s getting checked right away. This is something that can’t be said of other forms of marketing, like social and email.

ReachMobi has created a solution where brands and marketers can connect with audiences no matter where they are or what they currently doing online — which is ‘web push notifications’. Web push is the new hotness. I can’t stress enough how much money you’re losing by not giving ReachMobi’s Web Push a serious look.

More often than not, you will likely have noticed a new form of popup notifications on some of your favorite websites and blogs asking if you would like to receive notifications of future promotions or site updates. You will likely have also noticed that they don’t ask for your email, and instead ask a simple YES or NO — this is where the value in push notifications come in.

ReachMobi has created a solution that allows anyone to create a campaign to push real-time notifications to users, making them perfectly targeted at the right time at the right place.

With monetization and engagement always in mind, this is a dream come true for any marketers, brands or content creators looking for that next big step in boosting conversions and ROI. Not only is it a new channel for marketing, it’s also a method of contact that has a huge engagement rate — while also being permission based.

Getting the Most Out of Push Notifications

Even if you aren’t actively using push notifications for your online brand or business, you are likely already using them on your mobile device. Everything from Facebook notifications, application updates and game notifications can all fall into this category.

This can tell us two things about push notifications — the first being that people are now used to them and are willing to accept them through their mobile devices. The second is that such notifications need to provide value, or they will quickly become annoying and removed or unsubscribed to immediately.

Since we are all familiar with the concept of mobile push notifications, the way they work for online brands or businesses is quite similar, except that they are pushed through a web browser. (Web Push Notifications) As a user is browsing the internet or on their computer, they may receive a notification that appears on the top right of their screen (maybe on the latest article that just went live on their favorite blog).

You can see a screenshot below on some of the most important elements to consider when creating an effective push notification for your site or brand.

Again, quite similar to the way notifications are displayed on a mobile device, ‘push notifications’ will have an image, title, message and link. As always, you would want to set these up so they are not only providing as much value as possible but also to grab the attention of the user in as limited space/characters as possible.

How ReachMobi Does Push Notifications Better

Just like setting up a mailing list or newsletter for your site, you are going to need to have a list hosting provider. When it comes to setting up and hosting a push notification on your site, ReachMobi acts as that solution.

Here are the three things ReachMobi’s web push notification solution does for your business:

  • Grow Your Audience: As an advertiser, it can be difficult to get to the right user at the right time with the right message. Web push notifications overcome these hurdles, giving you the chance to reach out and form meaningful, long-term connections with your prospective audience. ReachMobi already works with such top brands as Car and Driver, Cosmopolitan, and Elle.
  • Re-Engage Your Audience: Loyal users are hard to find and even harder to keep. If you have a rich media website and someone has been reading your content, ReachMobi allows you to re-engage that audience to keep them coming back. This way, a one-time reader can turn into a lifetime subscriber.
  • Monetize Your Audience: This is the thing that ReachMobi does that nobody else in the industry is doing. ReachMobi enables you to monetize your users by serving advertisers within your specific content vertical. They have strong relationships with direct advertisers as well as premium search partners and use cutting edge technology, big data, and advanced analytics to programmatically match the most relevant advertising with the exact audience most likely to respond.

In addition to helping site partners and brands with the push notification process, ReachMobi has also been able to help customers with growing their audiences as well. Through the use of their own technology and platform, ReachMobi currently has an audience of over 15 million monthly active users.

Because of their long-standing relationships with their advertisers and search partners, ReachMobi has been able to insert content specific advertising into web push, which is something nobody else is offering. This alone makes ReachMobi #1 in web push innovation.

While the concept of push notifications might seem new or out-of-the-norm for some advertisers or brands, it’s simply the next wave of communication and engagement that is going to take place in the next several months. Many sites have already made the move to push notifications, and they are the ones who are seeing the early adoption and benefits of it.

If you’d like to learn more about the many benefits or different ways to monetize web push notifications, you can read through any of the resource guides and articles found on the ReachMobi website.

When it comes to push notifications, there are other options out there, however, ReachMobi is currently the only web push notification solution that was built and focused on monetization. Notifications can be sent out with your own content, but the option is also there to place advertisements within such notifications as well. Such advertising messages would be targeted specifically to the audience and vertical you are currently targeting — making it both beneficial for the site owner, advertiser and the audience receiving such messages.

Publishers would receive a share of the revenue generated from ads served from ReachMobi, which cover a wide range of top-tier premium advertisers along with a mix of Google and Yahoo elite advertisers as well. To take part in this promotion, partners must allow ReachMobi to send one monetized push notification per day. As the site owner or partner, you can send as many personal notifications as you like.

With over 15 million users connected through ReachMobi, you can be rest assured they already have a high-quality selection of advertisers in place — while also offering the option to advertise your own products or services as well.

How to Get Started with ReachMobi Push Notifications

As a publisher, it’s extremely easy to get started with ReachMobi. All it takes is a few minutes to sign up and then insert a snippet of Javascript to your site, and then you are pretty much done with the setup process. If this still seems to be out of your norm, the ReachMobi team is always there to help as well.

Once your account is live and you’ve placed the code to your site, it’s then time to start creating and scheduling in your site notifications.

For those of you wondering how much it costs to take advantage of a solution like ReachMobi, it’s actually 100% free. As mentioned earlier, there are other paid options for setting up push notifications on websites, but they often don’t come with free or monetization-based options.

ReachMobi is open to all publishers and is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari (desktop) and Android.

Get started today by filling out a short form and ReachMobi will get back to you as soon as possible.

FinCon Masters – Where Top Financial Influencers Meet

FinCon is one of the top conferences in the world when it comes to connecting financial brands, business, bloggers, and influencers all at one event. I had the pleasure of both attending and speaking at their latest conference in San Diego, CA last year. Not only was it a great conference for me to attend and speak at to make new connections, it was also great to expand outside the normal Affiliate Summit crowd that I’m often meeting up with. In short, it was put together extremely well and was just a great collection of people as well.

In addition to everything else FinCon has to offer, they’ve recently come out with smaller one-day events as well, known as FinCon Masters. While I would always be interested in attending and speaking at the huge FinCon event each year, it might not be as feasible or convenient for others throughout the country or world. For example, I flew across the country to attend the event when it was in San Diego, CA last year, and this year it will be held in Dallas, TX. However… I would really like to see something happen in NYC, as it’s just an hour away.

Consider it done!

FinCon Masters events will now be held in both California and New York, with London also on deck in the coming months.

The goal behind FinCon Masters is to hold smaller one-day events across the country (and even the world), while still offering the same value and experience that you might have during a large event — but with only two speakers, and a more intimate and limited setting.

There are already two events lined up for May, both in New York City and San Fransisco — which are two obvious hot spots for online business and startups in the country today. I already got my tickets for the New York event, so hopefully I will see some of you there too!

James Altucher and Farnoosh Torabi will be speaking at the New York event and I’m sure the event won’t disappoint. You can see the full details for both events below.

FinCon Masters New York

Speakers: Farnoosh Torabi, James Altucher, and more
When: May 2, 2017, 6-9 PM
Where: Innovation Loft, 151 W. 30th
Who: Limited to 100 Attendees

FinCon Masters San Francisco

Speakers: Paula Pant, Nick Loper, and more
When: May 10, 2017, 6-9 PM
Where: The Hall, 1028 Market Street (Between 6th/7th)
Who: Limited to 80 Attendees

What You Can Expect

  • EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING
    FinCon Masters is limited to 100 advanced-level influencers (bloggers, podcasters, authors, creatives, etc.). The smaller setting will allow you to more easily connect with other attendees at the event.
  • ADVANCED-LEVEL TALKS
    No beginner sessions or fluffy panels. We’ll be bringing advanced-level talks and case study presentations on content creation, marketing strategy, mindset, and business growth.
  • DRINKS, DINNER, AND DESSERT
    Leave the wallet at home. We’ve got you covered with open bar, dinner, and dessert. Excellent food options from local sources.

What You’ll Leave With

  • Advanced strategies you can implement to grow your online influence.
  • Action steps to increase your business revenue.
  • Deeper connections with today’s top financial influencers and brands.
  • Meet new people and strengthen existing relationships.

Hope to see you there!

How to Make Money with a Health / Weight Loss Review Site

When it comes to making money online with affiliate marketing, many marketers will go with the concept of creating a website or blog. This is one of my favorite methods, simply because it’s low cost for anyone to get started with, and it can also bring in long term results if you can get your content to rank in the search results. With all of this in mind, today we are going to take a look at how you can start making money with a health/weight loss review site of your own.

If there was ever an industry where the money never stops flowing, it’s going to be the beauty, weight loss, and health industry. It’s simply an area where people are always going to spend money, and also want to improve their lives in the process. At the same time, it seems like there is a never-ending supply of products to promote in this field as well.

Let’s get started in a simple 3-step process!

1 – Decide on Your Audience and Niche Focus

The first thing you need to do is launch a website or blog to post and promote all of your content. However, before even doing this you are going to need to know what demographic audience you are going after and if you want to niche down your focus. The more ‘niche’ your site and content is, the better you will be able to eventually rank, create content and target your audience.

A perfect example of this would be ‘weight loss’. This topic in itself is way too generic, however, it could easily be broken down into ‘exercise equipment’, ‘weight loss exercises’, ‘weight loss pills’ and everything in between. At the same time, if you were to focus on ‘weight loss pills’, that could be broken down into a wide range of tight niche focuses as well — such as ‘green coffee’, ‘chocolate weight loss’, ‘goji’, ‘garcinia’ and much more.

Using a tool like Google Trends, we can quickly see what some of the top trending weight loss pills are in the world today. There are also plenty of other tools that can help with niche targeting and keyword research, such as SEMRush and Google Keyword Planner.

The point is… instead of going with a generic weight loss topic for your site, go extremely niche and zone in on one market. Once you have this in place, you can then launch your site and go live with individual reviews on as many related topics/products as possible.

2 – How to Make Money with Your Site

In addition to niching down your content and audience focus as much as possible, it’s also important to make sure you have a good way to make money with your site. In the case of ‘health, beauty and weight loss’, affiliate marketing is going to be one of the best options for you to run with. Many of the top selling products out there already have affiliate programs in place, or you can simply join an affiliate network like Adcombo that already has over 100 healthy, beauty and weight loss offers to choose from.

As you can see, within Adcombo you will find a wide range of health and weight loss offers that fall into each of the broken down niche categories below. The more affiliate networks you join, the more weight loss related offers you can find. People are likely already searching for reviews and trial offers on these offers, so that would be the main focus of your site and where you would be providing value to your audience and monetizing your content at the same time.

You will also notice that many of these offers on Adcombo are marked with [FERRARI]. This is because of their latest affiliate content where they are giving away a $200,000 Ferrari California to their top affiliate, and a bunch of other great products to other top performing affiliates. This promotion is running right now and ends in May, so there is still plenty of time to earn some good money and walk away with a nice prize in the process.

3 – Go Live with Your Content and Promote It Like Crazy

Now that we covered the basics of coming up with a niche focus for your health review site, and how you can start monetizing it through the use of affiliate offers, it’s time to focus on your content creation and content promotion.

Before going live with content on your site, there are a few things you need to remember. The first and most important is that the internet is already overloaded with content. Don’t just put content out there simply to go live with content, instead, create mega articles, guides, and reviews that provide real value. This is really the only way you can compete nowadays. In short, focus on quality content, as this will help with the whole backlinking and promotion strategy as well.

If you want to see how the top sites are doing this, simply Google “weight loss pills reviews 2017” and take a look at the sites ranking on the first page of Google. Reviews.com is a great example of how to do this. Not only do they have great content and rank organically, they are also earning commission on most mentions of products within their content as well.

Once you’ve created some content for your site, it’s time to start thinking about how you can start promoting it. Unfortunately, it will take some time for a new website or blog to rank in Google (at least anywhere decent), but this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get started with an aggressive marketing campaign right away. Best of all, I know many affiliate marketers and site owners are working on a small or limited budget, so there are plenty of ways you can put your own time and effort to work on this, instead of just spending money on paid traffic sources and hoping for the best.

Here are a few content marketing ideas to help you get started.

  • Health Related Expert Roundup – This is a no-brainer, and it’s also something I talk about all the time. If you want to increase your DA/PA, backlinks, traffic and social shares, run a health related expert roundup on your site. Simply ask a question to a bunch of industry experts or bloggers within your space, then post all of their responses in one big mega post on your site. Many of the experts you feature within your article will then go on to share the content and maybe even link to it from their own sites. This works great because everyone sharing and linking to your content is already likely within the health and weight loss industry.
  • Create a Weight Loss Infographics – Infographics are great for marketing and they are pretty easy to create as well. Simply look for some of the latest stats or industry reports on anything you are currently focused on, then head over to a site like Canva.com and use their free templates to create an infographic. After that, submit your image to a bunch of infographic directories, then reach out to other health bloggers to see if they would like to share it with their audience as well. To improve your chances for the infographic getting picked up on other sites, offer a free original article and social sharing to anyone willing to post it.
  • Become an Expert within Your Space – Everyone is always looking for expert advice and tips, especially when it’s related to weight loss and health. Use sites like Quora or Facebook Groups to provide feedback to different audiences around the world. There are already millions of users searching for answers on these sites, you just need to provide your feedback and give the best information possible. The more answers and feedback you can provide, the more likely to increase your authority and trust within the industry.

Other advanced content marketing options include guest blogging, retargeting advertising and bidding on long tail keywords through Google Adwords. Be sure to expand into these different areas when looking to scale your site and it’s content to that next level.

The Path to a Successful Affiliate Health Site

When it comes to building any type of content and affiliate site on the internet, it’s all about niching down as much as possible and ranking for longtail keywords. This goes right back to knowing who your audience is and making sure you can provide them with the best information possible.

If you are going to launch your first website or blog today, don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away. Just like anything in life worth doing, it’s going to take some time and effort on your part. This has been a proven method that works time and time again. Focus on writing killer product reviews, then getting that content in front of the right audience. If you are relying solely on SEO, this is going to take some time and effort, so don’t get discouraged when you don’t see results right away.

Go live with your site today. Create content that provides value, and then focus even more on the content promotion aspect to see real results.

Shorte.st Review – How to Make Money with Link Shortening

 

Of the many stories and memories I have about making money online and creating websites over the years, it’s quite funny to think about the internet back in the mid-to-late-90s. Specifically in reference to domain names and free web hosting sites. Back in the day, sites like Geocities, Tripod, and AOL all offered free web hosting to anyone wanting to create a site of their own. The only problem was, you were stuck with a very long site URL… but hey, it was free!

Then in 2001, I registered my first domain names for $70 through Network Solutions (for two years). Even back then, you were still limited by how many characters you can have in your domain name, it wasn’t til several years later that they increased this amount, allowing for a whole new world of opportunity when it comes to registering a domain name.

Jump forward to today and it’s all about creating the shortest URLs possible. This is pretty easy now thanks to all of the new domain name extensions and link shortening services out there.

Speaking of which, the world of link shortening is actually more in-depth, lucrative and competitive than you might think. Even if we don’t think about it, we are all likely using some form on link shortening on a daily basis, especially if you are using social media and social sharing buttons on your sites.

One platform that has made the process of link shortening not only simple but also quite lucrative for them and their site partners, is Shorte.st. The this has millions of active users and site partners using their redirects on a daily basis, while also generating revenue in the process — which we will dive into in the details below.

Shorte.st Makes Your Links Short and Profitable

We should all have a pretty good understanding of how a link shortening platform works. At it’s most basic form, you simply provide a URL to any website, article or landing page, then the link shortening platform will provide you with a redirect URL that is much shorter — thus allowing you to easily share on social networks or anywhere you might be limited in characters, or don’t want to display an extremely long or complicated URL.

With all of that in mind, that’s exactly what you are going to find at https://shorte.st/.

One of the first things you might be thinking is that the URL of “shorte.st” isn’t actually the shortest domain name out there. That is true, but it’s also just the name of the company. When you visit their site, you can type in any URL you like, then you will be assigned a new shortened URL such as http://viid.me/qWVPb5. Previous users of the site can also log into their accounts and manually update their redirect URLs (http://viid.me/1oqg -> http://sh.st/1oqg) to the latest ‘shorter’ URL of viid.me and more security-based URLs recently added to the site. This also allows for the easy setup and redirection of URLs through Twitter.

However, to look at Shorte.st as just a redirection and link shortening service wouldn’t offer much value. Instead, what makes the site stand out from others in this space, is how they are earning revenue for site partners around the world.

How are Users Making Money with Shorte.st?

Before we jump into how to make money with a link shortening service like Shorte.st, we need to first cover the many different reasons why you might want to start using redirects. As mentioned earlier, this is often to make link social easier, fitting within social media character limited and also to make money if you are pushing a lot of generic traffic through your site. A good example of the later would be if you had an entertainment site that was doing very well with viral traffic and wanted to try and make some extra money with it.

In the case of links created through shorte.st, each one is going to serve a short interstitial advertisement before passing the end user off to their final destination. You can see an example of this in the screenshot below. The user can view the advertisement, or click on the “Skip this Ad” option to move on to their original destination that was clicked. Each time such an advertisement is served, Shorte.st and their site partner would then generate a share of the revenue from the ad placement.

As mentioned, this type of traffic redirection is more for social audiences or sites with a lot of high-traffic general audience. You likely wouldn’t want to place such link redirection on your main website or within articles that have real purpose or value. This is something each site owner will have to consider before placing any type of advertising on their site, as on-site experience and value should always come as a first priority.

When it comes to the actual earnings that can be generated from such a campaign, all we need to do is look at the rate card featured on the Shorte.st website. In nearly all traffic scenarios, United States, UK, Canada and Australia traffic is usually going to earn more money than other third-world countries… but here’s where Shorte.st shines above the competition. While many other revenue sharing programs might shun against traffic from these ‘lesser quality’ countries, Shorte.st is still paying as much as they can for ALL traffic sources.

At the same time, it’s also important to factor in the quality of your traffic. If you are pushing a ton of visitors through your site and none of them are clicking or acting on the paid placement, you likely won’t see that great of earnings numbers. However, across the board, traffic from countries like Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Germany are still ending $1-$7+ per 1,000 views. Not bad for traffic sources that usually have a hard time getting monetized.

Shorte.st members can log into their accounts at any time to see their latest stats, URLs generated and how much they are earning by country. Payments are sent out through Shorte.st on a monthly basis (on the 10th of each month) through PayPal, WebMoney or Payoneer. The minimum threshold for payment is just $5 for Paypal and Webmoney, while Payoneer is set at $20. As a bonus, Shorte.st will send out payments twice per month to give a holiday bonus (usually during December).

Shorte.st Dashboard and Advanced Tools

To create a shortened URL with Shorte.st, all you need to do is visit the site and plug in any URL of your choice. However, if you want to get the most out their service and start earning money, it’s highly recommended you create a free members account. This will allow you to access to dashboard area and also the ability to track all of your links and earnings.

Once inside the dashboard area, you can easily access all areas of your account. This will allow you to view statistics, earnings reports, account and payment information and also some useful tool to earn even more with your site and link shortening. Such tools and features include:

The main dashboard is easy enough to follow and the URL shortening bar is always available near the top of the page. Browse around to get your statistics, across all income sources, enter your withdraw information and so on. It’s also through the dashboard that you gain access to some very useful tools.

  • Full Page Script: Do you have a blog, resource website, microsite, online forum, or almost any other kind of website? With this handy script, every link on your site will automatically be converted to a Shorte.st shortened link instead. This way, you can ensure you are monetizing all your traffic. Through the options, you can whitelist or blacklist any domains you definitely want to include or exclude too.
  • Developers API: Want to do more with Shorte.st beyond the features and functions that they offer? The API allows your creativity to be your guide, taking the Shorte.st platform to wherever you want to take it.
  • Quick Link: If you don’t want to visit the Shorte.st website to shorten your links, you can grab the quick link, appending it to whatever URL you’d like to shorten.
  • Mass Shrinker: This is perhaps the most useful tool of all. When you have multiple URLs you need to shorten, you can do up to 20 at a time on a single screen. This is perfect for shrinking the URLs for multiple affiliate links or blog posts, for instance.

To learn more about each of these features and to see them in action, simply refer to the How It Works section on the website. You can also visit the Shorte.st Forum to see what the latest trends and methods are for making money with redirection, and what’s working for other members.

Big Money with Small Links

Wherever there is web traffic, there is always going to be money to make. The question is… what’s the right method of monetization for you, your audience and your business?

If you are currently pushing a lot of generic traffic, working with viral content and social media, or even have a file sharing, image hosting or video site… link shortening and redirection through Shorte.st might be a great option for you.

In addition to making money with their site with link redirection and ad serving, users can also promote Shorte.st through their affiliate program and earn a 20% recurring commission on all revenue generated — for life! That means if you referred a user that was making $1,000 a month with Shorte.st, you would pocket a nice $200 a month just for making the initial referral.

The world of online traffic and link shortening is an exciting and interesting one. If you find value in everything mentioned here today, be sure to register for an account with Shorte.st now and see how their link shortening and monetization methods could start working for you.

Make Money with CPAmatica Affiliate Network

As an affiliate marketer or entrepreneur, we are always on the look out for the latest and great new business opportunities. In the world of online marketing, this is a task that never seems to end. No matter what industry you are in, there are always new offers to choose from, different traffic sources to consider and also new money to be made in every vertical you can think of.

Keeping with the concept of affiliate marketing, it’s extremely important to keep an eye on all of the different affiliate networks you can be working with. Not even just so you know who the big players are, but also so you can have access to as many offers as possible, but also to make sure you know the highest payouts across different networks, and of course to stay updated with the latest trends and offers in the industry.

With all of this in mind, today we are going to be looking ay CPAmatica, an affiliate network focused on becoming a “global partner network” to affiliates around the world, by offering a great variety of offers, competitive payouts and excellent customer service both for affiliates and advertisers.”

CPAmatica Affiliate Network

When visiting the CPAmatica website, one of the first things you will notice is that the company wants to tell you a bit about who they are and what type of services they offer. At the same time, you will also see testimonials from existing site partners and advertisers. To learn more about the company, you can head over to their about page, which has more information on the company, where they are located and pictures of their staff and affiliate management team.

 

When choosing an affiliate network to work with, it’s always nice to see more personal information about the company and the people behind it. It’s also good to see photos of the actual network location and office building, as anyone could be running a network out of a basement and the majority of people would never know. This isn’t the case with CPAmatica, as they have an affiliate network and management team of 20 individuals, and are also currently hiring in Ukraine and Russia.

In addition to learning about the company, it’s also important to see how affiliate partners can benefit from using a network like CPAmatica as well. You can see some of their many affiliate marketer advantages below, which includes:

  • Access to a wide range of offers accepting traffic from over 100+ different countries
  • Custom in-house software for improved tracking and earnings potential
  • Promotional and ad creative materials made for affiliates on request
  • Fast and secure weekly payments sent out to affiliates
  • Friendly support team and answer all affiliate and promotional questions

When it comes to payments from an affiliate network, it’s always key to push volume is you want faster payments and through your preferred transfer method. In the case of CPAmatica, payments are offered weekly on a net-15 basis, so long as you meet the following minimum thresholds: $50 for Webmoney, $250 for Payoneer, $500 for PayPal and $1000 for a wire transfer.

Inside the CPAmatica Affiliate Dashboard Area

Like most affiliate networks, CPAmatica provides affiliates with a login and dashboard area that allows for access to all areas of the network. If you are already active with other networks, you will notice the HasOffers platform being used.

You can see a screenshot of the members area below, along with the navigation menu on the left-hand side, which grants access to all areas of the site and your account details. Your affiliate manager will also be showcased on the left-side menu, along with their best contact information.

In addition to all of the normal components that you would find in an affiliate network, CPAmatica also has an option for “I need more offers!” page. Through this area, you can request offers that are currently available on other networks, and not yet on CPAmatrca. After clicking this link, you will be sent to a form that asks whether you’re already running such offers elsewhere, which networks you’re using, the current CPA rate, and the CPA rate you’d need to switch networks. The process is very transparent and speaks to the kind of communication you can expect.

Affiliate Offers Found on CPAmatica

What separates most affiliate networks from others is the type of offers you can find on the network. Of course, it’s also important to make sure they have the highest payouts, a respectable affiliate team and also that you are getting paid on time — but without the right offers, none of that really matters anyway.

CPAmatica has hundreds of affiliate offers to choose from, and each of them are categorized based on their category, offer type, payout or country of interest. You can see some of their gaming and mobile offers below. To see the actual payouts on each offer, you will need to sign up and login to your account.

Once logged into your account, you will have access to the full list of offers on the network. Whenever you find one you’d like to promote, you simply need to click on the offer to request it for promotion. When viewing offers, you can sort by category, payout per lead, daily CAPS, full CAPS, offer name and offer ID, if you’d like.

After looking through many of the offers on the network, a good majority of them are geared toward the adult and dating verticals. If this is a space you are currently active in, joining CPAmatica to take a look at their offers is a no-brainer..

No matter what niche market you are in, it’s always great to have access to more offers, and that’s exactly what CPAmatica will do for you. In addition to the wide range of adult and dating offers, you will also find sweepstakes, gaming, mobile, pin submits and similar offers. Again, the payout on all of these offers will vary.

You can see a preview of an individual offer and its details below. This breakdown is available for each offer on the network, and all you need to do is click the “preview” button to access it.

In summary, CPAmatica has a wide range of affiliate offers to choose from, while also offering them in many different countries, platforms, and devices for promotion. Also, if you can’t find a specific offer you might be looking for, contact them directly and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Join CPAmatica to Expand Your Affiliate Earnings

With top traffic sources and site partners like Offervault, Exoclick, and TrafficJunky recommending and saying good things about CPAmatica, they are definitely a name that you should keep on your radar. With their dedicated support team and the custom software, there is no reason why you can’t find success of your own with their network. They’ve even made it easy for you to use your own domains for tracking links.

If you haven’t already, click here to create an account and start earning more with CPAmatica today.

 

Moscow Affiliate Conference 2017 – Who, What, Where and When

It’s crazy to think about the world of affiliate marketing and how it quickly became a multi-billion dollar industry out of nowhere. We can probably thank Amazon.com and the launch of their associate’s program back in the late 90s for introducing the concept ofg affiliate marketing to so many individuals, brands, and businesses looking to generate leads online. After all, it’s pretty safe to say that Amazon wouldn’t be the massive success story they are today without the affiliate marketing component within their own business.

At the same time, affiliate marketing focused conferences have also helped fuel the industry as well. While there are several ‘internet marketing’ conferences held across the country monthly, the few ‘affiliate marketing’ targeted events have really helped fuel the industry’s growth, while also allowing others to connect with experts, brands and big name businesses who also rely on affiliate marketing.

With all of that being said, new affiliate marketing conferences are happening in new locations around the world more often than you think — with the latest being Moscow Affiliate Conference 2017 at the end of March. The United States has always been at the forefront of technology and online marketing, but it’s great to see affiliate marketing conferences now happening around the world and giving everyone the opportunity to experience once first hand.

Moscow Affiliate 2017 Conference by Leadbit

This is the inaugural event for the Moscow Affiliate Conference, and it’s being held in the Russian capital city of Moscow, which is sure to grab a lot of interest and boost attendance. As with most conferences, sponsors and contributing partners always help with funding and getting the word out. In the case of this conference, the main sponsor and event holder is Leadbit Group — who are also known for their MediaVenus native advertising network, the FBilling mobile-focused affiliate network, and the MostBet betting company. Leadbit is also its own international affiliate network.

In addition to Leadbit Group, the event is also being promoted and funded through StackThatMoney — “the world’s largest premium affiliate marketing forum.” I’ve already done plenty of write ups about STM over the years, and they’ve grown into quite the resource and training ground for some of the top affiliate marketers in the world today, with over 180,000 posts, guides and case studies on the site.

With the combined forces of Leadbit and STM to help bring attention and awareness to the event, I’m sure they will have an amazing kick-off to the conference, and many more in the years to come. The Moscow Affiliate Conference is scheduled to take place on March 30, 2017, and it is dedicated to the world of affiliate marketing and driving leads through a commission based platform. And while the event is being held in Russia, the conference and it’s material will be covering international topics, guides and methods for all attendees to take advantage of.

Who Else Can You Meet at Moscow Affiliate Conference?

While it’s always great to attend a conference for its speakers and content, you always want to make some new connection and see familiar faces as well.  This shouldn’t be a problem, as some of the most well-known names in advertising and direct response will have representation at the conference as well.

If you are even only slightly active in the world of affiliate marketing, you will likely recognize several of the brand names and logos below. Attend Moscow Affiliate Conference and are likely to run into team members from AdsBridge, MGID, ClickDeader, CPAMatica, YeahMobi and many more advertisers, brands and affiliate marketers.

As mentioned earlier, new conferences are popping up all the time, but most of them don’t have the brand exposure and advertisers that Moscow Affiliate Conference has been able to secure in just their first event. This is a great site to see, which also signals for improved growth and legitimacy in years to come.

What Can You Expect from MAC2017?

The main focus of content and material to be covered at Moscow Affiliate Conference is affiliate marketing and how to grow a successful business online through referral marketing. Speakers will be found in the conference hall, while there will also be sponsor booths (exhibit hall), meet markets and meeting lounges throughout the event location. You can see a full map layout of the conference location below.

In addition to all of the events and activities taking place during the event, there will be plenty of after parties and networking opportunities as well. You can see all of the latest show details, speaker information and after parties listed on the main MAC2017 website.

The Cost to Attend Moscow Affiliate Conference is FREE!

At the beginning of the article, I mentioned the importance of finding great sponsors and companies to partner with to launch a successful conference or event. It takes a lot of time, money and resources to bring in speakers, rent out conference space, provide food and everything else that goes on behind the scenes. At most conferences, this is what leads up to the high-ticket price you are likely going to have to pay if you want to attend — however, the price to attend Moscow Affiliate Conference 2017, is FREE!

This is all thanks in part to the advertising packages for sponsors and making the event even possible — which is even more of a reason for any attendees to go out of their way and speak with all exhibitors and hit as many booths as possible.

From the looks of everything, if you live anywhere near Russia, it’s a great opportunity to connect with some of the biggest names in affiliate marketing, while also being after to attend such a conference first-hand. For anyone outside of the country, it’s simply a great excuse to make the trip. The MAC2017 website also has information on getting a visa should you need one — otherwise you can proceed to the sign-up form on the site and get yourself registered for Moscow Affiliate Conference 2017!

5 Creative Ways to Increase Signups with Customer Promotions

Customer promotions, discounts, contests, and giveaways are some of the greatest ways to convert your existing audience into high-quality leads, paying customers and email subscribers. However, as great as each of these methods might be, it might not always be so clear on how to offer such promotions to your audience, while also getting user engagement and conversions in the process.

Good news… I have some great examples to share with you today!

To help with this process, I hand selected five different promotions running across the internet today from various websites, brands and e-commerce stores. Each using a unique promotion of their own to try and pursued their visitors to be more than just another visitor. Check out each of the examples below and see how you might be able to implement a customer promotion of your own.

Join Mailing List for a Discount

One of the easiest ways to grab a conversion is getting someone to join your mailing list. In most cases, all it takes is a simple email submit. At the same time, you can increase conversions by offering something of value to your audience, in exchange for them joining your list. This is something Tommie Copper does extremely well. The majority of products on their site are kinda pricey, but right when you hit their site, you are offered a 25% off coupon just for joining their list. This is a complete no-brainer for the customer, while also providing Tommie Copper with a huge visitor-to-paid-customer conversion rate. This is a must for any type of e-commerce site!

Bonus After Sign up

Living by Atlantic City, I know all about casino promotions and getting the latest coupons and promotions in the mail that offer a free nights stay, a dinner or even a match play bonus if I decide to make a trip down. While these tactics have all been used for many years to get people in their car and staying overnight at local casinos in their area, they are working even more effectively thanks to the power of the internet. You can see a perfect example of this with new site users and how they can claim a welcome bonus when they join Euro Palace casino. From a marketing and business stand point, this is a no-brainer for both the player and the casino. The player receives a bonus, and the only gaming site can track the performance of all players coming from an individual coupon or bonus code.

Share with a Friend and Get Money!

When you are a customer or subscriber to a real product or service, it’s likely that you would want to tell your friends about it. This type of ‘word of mouth’ marketing has worked extremely well for PetFlow — a pet food subscription service. However, it’s not just about customers telling friends and family about the service, it’s also about them being rewarded in the process. Tell a friend about PetFlow through your account (or on their site) and you will get a $10 credit for each referred account after their first purchase. A win-win for both PetFlow, their existing customers and any new customers coming in (as the new customer will also get $10 too)

Amazon Daily Giveaways

I bet you shop at Amazon.com all the time, but I bet you didn’t know they give away thousands of products on their site daily through Amazon Giveaways! Millions of products are listed for sale on Amazon, but they are actually sold by independant parties or brands that are looking for even more promotion. Through Amazon Giveaways, brands can run giveaways that people can ‘tweet and share’ to enter, or even follow a specific brand on Amazon for future updates. For Amazon, it’s a clear winner, as they get engagement on their site while also increasing sales. For the brand, they gain exposure and maybe sell a few more products based off new audiences discovering what they have to offer.

Rewards from Customer Surveys

Let’s face it… we all hate the idea of taking customer surveys, but every once in a while one of them might have an incentive with it that totally makes it worthwhile. It’s not uncommon to find such incentives on nearly all receipts these days — everything from a free burger, fries, discount or coupon on next visit. The incentives are quite great for a few minutes of your time, but the problem is always remembering to bring back the coupon on your next visit. You can see a perfect example of how RiteAid would run such promotions in the past in the screenshot below. It’s a bit of an older example, but the process of rewarding customers for taking a short survey still work extremely well today. The brand not only gets feedback from their customer, they will also likely gain a repeat customer, as they now have an incentive to save on their next purchase.

How to Increase Sales and Revenue with Online Promotions

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to engage with your audience before letting them leave your site and not completing the sale. From running a simple giveaway, contest promotion, freebie offer or even following up after a short survey… it’s all part of the process to build a relationship with your audience and making them feel special. Try each of these methods with your audience and see how much it might increase your existing sales and repeat customers.

5 Examples of Influencer Marketing on the Internet and Social Media Today

Influencer marketing is a common term that we now hear on a daily basis. The way influencer marketing commonly works is brands will reach out to authorities within their space and approach them with a new opportunity or product/service to promote. This is referenced as ‘influencer marketing’ simply because the person being approached and possibly reviewing or mentioning a product, is an ‘influencer’ in their space.

A good example of this would be any of the YouTube users with millions of follower, independent fashion bloggers who gain the attention of big media brands, and anyone else how might be an expert and have a following within their space.

There are many ways to gain attention with influencer marketing, and I’ve listed a few ideas and methods for you below.

1. Affiliate Marketing and Discount Codes

If your main objective is to specifically increase sales, then your campaign should incentivize both the influencer as well as the consumer. Push the customer to buy with an effective call-to-action followed by a special discount code which is too hard to resist. Including an affiliate link to allow brands to point sales straight to their movement and send commissions got from sales according to the agreement can actually get the influencer behind your service/product. This is commonly seen when bloggers or marketing influencers are pushing web hosting or a software product. It’s not uncommon for an affiliate network to create custom landing pages with the site owners face, name and testimonial on the sales page.

This is also seen in the world of celebrity endorsements as well — just no so much with the affiliate or coupon code aspect. In the case of The General, they went out and grabbed Shaq as a celebrity spokesperson for the brand. While there isn’t a specific affiliate code or discount in place, the option is there to “Start a Quote”, which costs nothing for the end user.

Simply having the association and trust from a big name player like Shaq can do wonders for a brand, along with any affiliate marketing promotions (if they had one)

2. Ambassador Roles

Same as celebrity endorsements, loyal and trustworthy ambassador positions have the perspective to change the image of a brand. If you’ve tried influencer marketing before and found a specific influencer who actually reverberates with your target market and brand, why not keep them in a continuing campaign and check if the impetus puts up from the original commitment.

With that being said, ambassador and celebrity roles are quickly becoming a topic of discussion as big money continues to flow into this space. Jezebel has a great article on this topic, while also providing various examples of how top brands and celebrities are making the influencer connection.

3. Giveaways and Competitions

Contests and giveaways have been one of the best means for marketing and lead generation since the beginning of time. Now, thanks to the power of the internet and being able to track everything down to the click, giveaways and competitions are a marketers dream come true.

Finding and teaming up with a social media influencers using an influencer marketing platform is extremely successful in improving your brand exposure, awareness, and reaching potential customers and new followers. A struggle gets everyone engaged, and involved quite frequently, people purchase things anyway, though they don’t succeed for fear of losing!

Even with Instagram being a photo-base social platform, it’s yet another opportunity to create something fun and exciting for your audience to contribute to. Bloglovin has a great article on the many different ways to use influencer marketing on Instagram, while also showcase how brands like Natasha’s Kitchen has found success with simple giveaways for kitchen appliances and food. How could your brand or business be doing the same?

4. Endorsed Social Media Mentions

The majority of influencers are very confident with their social network platforms and only talks about venues, products, and brands that they actually love or have a job association with. However, the majority of mentioned products or endorsements out there are usually backed by big money or free products.

We can even take a look at this tweet from Khloe Kardashian from a few years back and see that she was simply paid or compensated to make this update (Ad). Apparently, it didn’t go that well, as Old Navy was then sued for using a Kim K. look alike in one of their ads for the brand.

5. PR Stunt

PR stunts can be quite a dangerous practice because there is no assurance your activation will produce coverage and get the targeted objectives (like email sign ups, brand exposure, etc.) you may have expected. In order for a PR stunt to work… you need good PR coverage. It is important that you properly investigate your customers and look for the right influencers who are best suitable for your campaign and brand message. This will allow you to comprise them in the activation of PR and boost your approach.

Even if a PR stunt or ad campaign does get you the attention you wanted, it might reverse on you and turn into a bit media disaster instead. Take a look at these big name brands that launched ‘creative’ ad campaigns that turned into the some of the worst branding disasters in 2015.

Is Influencer Marketing Right for Your Brand?

At the end of the day, we all want to have celebrity endorsements and a spokesperson with a massive online following — but at what cost? It’s going to take a lot of time, money and research to make sure your next influencer marketing campaign goes off with not only a hitch but also that it pulls a nice ROI in the process. With the rise of social media and new influencers being created every day, influencer marketing is here to stay — it’s just a matter of figuring out how you want to take advantage of it.

If you’d like to learn more about influencer marketing and follow some of the best branding experts and entrepreneurs who specialize in this area, I highly recommend you take a look at my post on Influencer Marketing Days. I recently had the opportunity to speak at the event, while also sharing my expertise on the power of content creation and influencer marketing today.

Vinteo.tv Offers Innovative Video Monetization for Site Owners

Making money online isn’t just a business, it’s also a skillset. Always staying ahead of the curve and not getting swept away by the changing trends in the industry is key to long term success. This can clearly be seen when looking at my own business over the past several years. What was a focus in previous years and worked then, might not work today.

With that being said, content creation is always going to play an important role online — no matter what industry you are in, or the service you provide to your audience. However, the means for creating this content and getting it to new audiences is changing. A clear example of this would be the utter dominance of mobile and online video in the world today. Text content and images till work well, but the growth of mobile and video is expanding at a much faster pace.

The good news is that this transition will be beneficial to both content creators, site owners, and brands — as long as you adapt with the industry and your audience’s demand. One such company that is making this transition within their own business, and for their site partners is Vinteo — as self-serve rich media video solution for in-app, mobile web, and desktop publishers.

Let’s take a look at their business and how they are helping site owners better monetize content on their site, while also helping brand marketers and affiliate reach new audiences in the process.

Vinteo is Innovative Video Performance

As mentioned earlier, video and mobile are now on the rise like never before and if you still aren’t taking advantage of these new sources for traffic and content delivery, you will soon fall behind the competition and be lost forever. Vinteo.tv was created to help content creators and brand marketers gain immediate access to such traffic sources, right through their self-serve advertising platform — which is focused solely on video advertising. After all, ‘vineto’ is greek for ‘video”!

Now that you know what vinteo is, how can you start making money with or reaching new audiences? Simple… put their self-serve advertising platform to use.

With content monetization and audience reach on all of our minds, it’s always a question of how such processes can be done better. In the case of Vinteo, it’s all about removing traditional advertising and upgrading such spots to serve video advertising. Vinteo makes it easy for sites to join their monetization platform to serve video ads on their site, which also provides their advertisers with a wide selection of sites to gain exposure from. Since Vinteo is handling both sides of the spectrum, it’s much easier and cost effective to keep site partners and advertisers at the highest levels possible.

All ad serving is done through Vinteo and they pay out on a CPM basis. This means you don’t need to worry about a wide range of CPA, CPS or CPC offers being served and wondering how they might convert with your audience. Vinteo is also set up to make sure all video ads will be optimized and served across all desktop and mobile devices.

Vinteo’s Easy to Use Dashboard

As with every advertising platform, there is always going to be a publisher/advertiser dashboard area to manage your account, campaigns, check stats and more. You can see a preview of Vinteo’s easy to use dashboard area below — which is dead simple to use and has a navigation which consists of simply the main dashboard, your campaign reports, and the embed codes to start serving ads on a given site.

 

Right when you log into your account, you will be shown the lifetime stats for your campaigns — which includes player loads (videos shown), lifetime earnings and your lifetime CPM. These are all important numbers, but you can see further details in the chart below this area, and a broken down version of your stats based on the previous day, last week and previous month average. These are key stats to look at, as you will want to keep an eye on your display numbers to see how your onsite traffic is growing, while also keeping an eye on your eCPM to make sure your earnings are increasing in the process.

Grabbing Your Embed Code to Display Video Ads

When it comes to simplicity, it really does get more simple than the interface and video display process that Vinteo offers to their audience. Simply log into your account, click the “Embed Codes” menu, then copy and paste the code to your site. By default, the video ads appear to be 300×250, but the ad spots displays can be changed by typing your own width and height (in pixels) into the appropriate section of the embed ad code (shown below).

For best results, Vinteo suggests running video ads that are greater than 400px in width, and greater than 300px for best results. Remember, these are video ads… so people will want to be able to see them in a large enough size that it’s easy for them to click and follow. Outside of the usual 300×250 size, other popular sizes include 480 x 320, 640 x 480, and 800 x 600. Mobile ads are also supported, as long as the ad is at least 250 pixels wide and 170 pixels tall.

You can see an example of a Vinteo video ad placement below. No matter where you place the code on your site, or within content, it will appear perfectly.

The video ad will appear right away and start playing in video format, but the actual sound of the video won’t start playing until clicked on or hovered over with a mouse cursor. Sound can be enabled to play instantly on page load (which results in a higher CPM), but it will likely irritate the audience in the process. With that being said, there are still many sites that will auto-play volume simply because of the difference in revenue, and also based on audience/content focus.

It’s also important to remember that site partners are paid on a CPM basis. This means it doesn’t necessarily matter if the videos are played/clicked on… revenue will still be earned simply for the display.

For the time being, Vinteo is fairly simple in their embed code and video display settings. If you would like to have more control over where your video ads are being displayed on your site or within your content, consider a WordPress plugin like Ad Inserter. Video ads can also be served within mobile applications as well. If this is something you already have in place, be sure to consider Vinteo as another source of potential revenue.

How Much Can You Make with Vinteo?

As with all ad networks and business opportunities, the amount you can earn will always vary. If you have a high traffic site, you can likely start earning a few hundred dollars per day if you serve video ads in the right places. For a site just starting out, with little traffic or content, it would be much harder to make any serious money. However, all of the tools are in place for you to create a successful website with high traffic, as long as you are willing to put in the work and effort.

Ultimately, the amount of revenue your site can generate with Vinteo will be based on how much traffic is seeing your ads, who that audience is, where they are from and why they are on your site. The more prominent the placement of video ads on your site, the more likely they are to be viewed and clicked — which would result in a much higher eCPM in the long run.

With all of this in mind, you can take a look at the stats sheet below to see what a typical site generating over 30,000 video player loads per day might generate.

From the stats screenshot above, it’s safe to say that a $1 to $1.50 CPM is the average to be expected across sites. On the Vinteo website (specifically on the FAQ page), it’s noted that some publishers in the network are able to earn as much as $15 CPM for their traffic. Again, this is likely due to quality of traffic and placement of video ads.

The truth is, there is no way to estimate how much you might be able to earn with Vinteo, outside from actually joining their network and running some ads for yourself. As you can see, the process of joining and placing an embed code on our site is easy enough and takes just a few seconds. You can also set up sub-id tracking to get better stats on what pages of your site are earning the most money. If you have any questions, you can also contact admin@vinteo.tv.

Vinteo payments are sent on a net-30 basis and there is no minimum threshold to hit when sent out through Paypal. If you want payment through bank wire, you will need to hit at least $500 in earnings.

The biggest names and brands in the world today are pouring millions of dollars into online video advertising daily. Click here to create your Vinteo account and start monetizing your site content and mobile applications with video advertising today.

7 Proven Strategies to Boost Affiliate Sales Without Being Salesy

Oh man, a guest post about increasing affiliate sales on my favorite affiliate marketing blog run by Zac Johnson? This is so crazy.

Let me tell you one thing really quickly. Making money from affiliate marketing is NOT a rocket science.

Look at people like Pat Flynn, Darren Rowse, Matthew Woodward and Zac Johnson – they are all making insane amounts of money from affiliate marketing. But they NEVER pitch their products aggressively. This is where most people get stuck.

Most beginners promote their affiliate products like crazy to boost their sales and they end up getting zero to few sales. That’s not how affiliate marketing works.

If you are struggling to boost your affiliate sales as a blogger or marketer, this detailed post is a treat for you where I’m going to reveal few of the best secrets to grow your affiliate income.

Are you curious? Let’s get into the details.

How I made $2500 in affiliate commission within a week?

Let’s first talk about one of my recent successful affiliate stories.

In November 2016, during black Friday week, I made $2597 through affiliate marketing. $2500 in affiliate commission within a week might not sound like a big deal for few people but it definitely inspires a lot of beginners to know more about it.

Quick note: For those who are curious, I wrote a detailed case study on how I made over $2500 commission within a week (and without spending a dime on ads).

In a nutshell, here are the 3 things I did to make that money through affiliate marketing.

  1. Strategy: I was prepared for the black Friday week for months. Prior to the sale, I already wrote a couple of deal posts around the products I promote to get better search rankings. I also worked hard to build links to those pages and when the deal was finally on, my pages had started ranking well (mostly in the top 5 results for various keywords).
  2. Email marketing: I knew the importance of having an email list for my product promotion. So I took care of building an email list who are interested in buying my affiliate products. Finally when the sale was on, I sent an email every single day through the black Friday week. Due to massive discounts, people were really interested in grabbing them. So it worked like a charm. Having a qualified email list plays a BIG role in boosting affiliate sales.
  3. Networking: You need to understand the importance of networking with other affiliate marketers. Help them. Reach out to them. Find out how you can cross promote with others so you can make more sales.

Now, let’s get back to the topic of the article. How do you boost affiliate sales without sounding like a sales guy?

7 Proven Methods to Boost Affiliate Sales as a Blogger

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#1. Don’t just write product reviews, write case studies

If you are into affiliate marketing for a while, you might already know the importance of writing product reviews on your site. Most people think, writing reviews about the products they promote can boost their affiliate sales. That’s a wrong approach.

Here’s what you should do instead.

Write in-depth, engaging and informative case studies around the products that you promote.

Here’s what I mean.

When you write just product reviews, you write for search engines. You stuff your review posts with keywords. You won’t focus on helping your audience. That’s why writing mediocre product reviews won’t help you increase your affiliate sales.

Instead of writing keyword rich reviews, if you focus on telling the benefits that you get from the products you promote, people will listen to you.

That’s what I exactly did with one of my review posts about SEMrush. I just didn’t write a product review, instead I wrote a case study about how it helped me boost my search engine traffic. And the post converted like crazy.

Not only it gets a ton of traffic from Google but more importantly that case study generates me a lot of sales. That’s when I realized the importance of writing case studies instead of just pitching product reviews by stuffing keywords.

So if you want more sales, write case studies about your products. Tell your audience how much you’ve benefitted by using the products. Talk about the benefits and then recommend them to use those products.

#2. Promote LESS with MORE focus

One of the biggest mistake most people make while doing affiliate marketing is they promote too many products.

What happens when you promote more products?

You don’t focus much on any one of them. Your sales stall. Simple as that.

So promote less products with MORE focus. If you are just starting out, I highly recommend you to pick just ONE product that you are already using and/or satisfied with.

You should know each and every benefit of using that product. Only then you can promote it strategically to boost sales.

That being said, even if you have a blog with decent search traffic, don’t promote more than 3 products. It doesn’t mean you should just promote 3 or less products but your focus should be more on 3 products or less. That’s how you generate more sales by following 80/20 rule.

#3. People buy the results, not products

Focus on featuring the benefits of using the products that you promote.

People don’t buy every affiliate product that you promote. They buy the results. They buy benefits.

Most people focus on aggressively promoting their affiliate products. They talk more about why they should buy those products. They don’t talk much about the REAL value that their audience get by using those products.

They don’t even talk about pros and cons of the products. That’s why most people fail to build trust and grow their sales.

If you want to boost affiliate sales, focus more gaining trust, make sure to give value by showing the results that they can get by using the products that you recommend.

#4. Use email to your advantage

The money is in the list. I’m tired of hearing the phrase.

Let me put the phrase in another way. Your email list is your ATM. The more qualified subscribers you have the more sales you can make.

Majority of the affiliate marketers make 80% of their income through their email lists.

Almost everyone focuses on increasing their email list. No one actually cares about improving their sales funnel (which itself is the #1 way to boost sales).

Here are few tips to use email list to grow your affiliate sales.

  • Create an email sequence that blows your audience minds. Use some really good emails by providing a TON of value for free instead of sending promotional emails right off the bat.
  • Make sure to focus on improving your email subject lines so you get better open rates along with the click through rates for your emails. You can subscribe to newsletters from Copyblogger to Jon Morrow to Pat Flynn and you get ton of ideas about how to write powerful email subject lines.
  • While creating an email sequence, don’t forget to recommend products you promote. But don’t push them hard. Do soft selling.

#5. Provide extra value

When you go to my blog Bloggers Passion, I mainly focus on promoting one of my favorite SEO tools called SEMrush. Usually, SEMrush gives you a 14-day free trial but only through my blog, you get access to 30 day free trial. See, clearly that’s an advantage for me over my competition.

When you give rewards or special stuff to your audience, they are more likely to convert into buyers by using your affiliate links to purchase. Also make sure to mention your affiliate disclosure when you are promoting affiliate products.

Earn people’s trust and be extra cautious about your usage of links. Don’t add too many within a page or people might think you are just spamming them with your affiliate links.

Provide access to your email while writing affiliate product related pages. Tell your audience to send you an email if they got any questions before making a purchase. That way, genuine buyers will contact you if they are still hesitating to buy from you or  your affiliate products. It’s a nice way to grow your affiliate sales by giving access to your email.

#6. Get banner ads designed

Don’t ignore your blog’s design. If you want to make more sales from affiliate marketing, make sure to get an appealing design with a better navigation to use. Also focus on using unique and compelling banner ads for the products you promote.

The banner ads that you use on your blog’s sidebar, content and footer play a big role.

Instead of displaying the same banner ads that everyone else in your industry is using, get your banner ads designed. Make them look compelling and unique. That way you can grab people’s attention really quickly.

Here are few tips to make your banner ads convert.

  • Find someone on Fiverr and get your banner ads designed uniquely. Tell them your priorities and put your gig. Or you can do it by yourself by using free tools such as Pablo (Buffer), Canva etc.
  • Don’t place too many banner ads on your sidebar. Showing too many ads can only reduce your sales and website speed.
  • When you write a product review, make sure to display banner ads in various size by including your affiliate links.
  • Try to include your blog’s name or URL in your banner ads. It will be helpful if you are using unique banner ads for the products you promote (no one else can use them if you include your blog’s URL).
  • Find out how other people in your industry are using banner ads. Find out where they are using to grow their sales. That way you will get ideas on where to place your banner ads for more visibility.

#7. Be fair and don’t make false promises

One thing I really like about people like Zac Johnson, Ramit Sethi, Pat Flynn is that they are extremely honest and fair. They NEVER make false promises to boost their affiliate product sales.

They know affiliate marketing is a marathon, not sprint. They focus on building a strong rapport with their audience by promoting the right products.

They never promote crappy products just for commission. They always care about their audience wants and needs and that’s why they are extremely successful at affiliate marketing.

So if you want to become a successful affiliate marketer, be genuine and honest.

Conclusion about boosting affiliate sales quickly

Affiliate marketing is growing rapidly. More and more people are diving into affiliate marketing to make money but the majority of them are failing because of one reason: they focus on shortcuts.

Listen, it takes time to master the art of selling. You should know how to persuade your audience without sounding like a salesman. That’s how successful marketers like Zac Johnson and Pat Flynn are making more sales through affiliate marketing.

So what are your thoughts about the post? Do you have any more tips to boost affiliate sales quickly? Share your views in the comments below.