4 Secrets to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer in 2018

4 Secrets to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer in 2018

Affiliate marketing has been defined in numerous ways, yet basically, they all have the same purpose. On the Internet, today affiliate marketing has compressed its place in the field of e-commerce business. Affiliate marketing is a collaborative effort between a merchant and the affiliate’s website.

Due to advances in internet technologies and an upsurge of social media channels (like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), Affiliate marketing business has gotten a considerable measure of buzz in recent times.

Though, due to lack of knowing the business some affiliate marketers especially beginners struggle to earn profits.


Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing arrangement, in which a business remunerations individuals (affiliates or affiliate marketers) for advancing its products or services. Your commissions are earned each time you get a lead (Potential customer) or sell products online. The exciting features of affiliate marketing business are that you can make a massive amount of money with a little financial investment.

Besides, you can start the business without products or services of your own, work from home and earn passive income even while sleeping on the off chance that you have a proficient system in place.

Here’s a simple example of an affiliate marketing arrangement:

“ABC Electronics, an online electronics retailer, has set up an affiliate program and encouraged affiliates to join the program. You register for the affiliate program and start promoting various products offered by ABC Electronics.

Each time a purchase is made by a customer you refer to ABC Electronics’ online store, you’ll earn a commission on the sale, which is a specified percentage of the sale price.

In the example above, ABC Electronics is the merchant running the affiliate program, while you are the affiliate or affiliate marketer advancing its products.”


Since every business needs to draw in customers to thrive, numerous businesses embrace the affiliate marketing strategy. That is, they “recruit” affiliate marketers to promote their products or services on the internet.

This strategy is cost-effective since the merchant will pay a commission when a referred customer completes a purchase.

From the perspective of the affiliate marketer, the commission is enough inspiration. Even more charming is the way that there’s no restriction to how much an affiliate can earn every month. The more customers you refer to the business, the more money you make.

So, each completed sale is a win-win-win situation: a win for the business (new customer), a win for the affiliate (extra income), and a win for the customer (the new product/service purchased).


  • Register under the affiliate program of reputable companies that have valuable products and services.
  • Decide on the niche products to focus on.
  • Get your custom affiliate following connection for each product you decide to promote online.
  • Select the correct traffic source to use in advancing the product.
  • Decide on the marketing strategy to use, i.e., Blogging, video or social media marketing.


1. Focus on a Single Niche at a time

You should choose a niche that you are both knowledgeable and passionate about. For example, Weight loss, Supplements, Sustenance, Pet preparing, etc. This enables you to persuade your customers to purchase your products rapidly. Also, this will allow you to learn and acquire new selling strategies that will increase your sales and duplicate your profits.

2. Select Traffic Sources

It is recommended to focus on two traffic sources at a time. I will recommend focusing on one search engine and one social media traffic at a time. This enables you to accurately track and optimize campaigns launched on each stage thereby augmenting your profits per product. The secret of super affiliates is their capacity to focus on a traffic source, testing and following campaigns ideally.

3. Analysis Marketing Strategy to use

You can never know whether either blogging, social media or video marketing will be most profitable to the point that you test marketing strategies such as:

Blogging: You can write a blog post using well research keywords for search engine enhancement. This attracts your clients to your blog and causes them to make a decision.

Video marketing: You can make a video describing the features of the product then you transfer it to YouTube for people to watch.

Social Media Marketing: This is the commonest and the most comfortable method especially for beginners. Facebook is an excellent stage because it has lots of groups/forums where you can discover people who are interested in your product and service. You can rapidly send them a friend request and pitch your products to them.

Track the information/results gotten from each of the methods then you focus on the technique that produces the highest benefit.

4. Select the Traffic type

The traffic type can either be free or paid traffic.

Free traffic involves search engine enhancement, social media groups, and article marketing. The disadvantage of this method is that it does not enable you to target your client based on their interests and demographics.

Paid traffic involves using Pay per snap or Pay per view advertising on the search engine and social media platforms. This method is faster, associated with increased conversion and profits because it allows you to target your clients based explicitly on interests and other features.

At long last, an affiliate marketing business is very lucrative, and you can start becoming profitable today once you implement the strategies above.

Sudipta Das

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