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This guide is split into 4 main sections
learn how to pick high converting affiliate products
Building Your Email List & Email Marketing
you need an email list as an affiliate learn how to do it properly
discover how to get converting traffic to your affiliate offers
Increasing Conversions & Sales
increasing conversions and sales means more money, learn the best ‘hacks’
Master these 4 elements and you’ll be a super affiliate in no time.
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It’s pretty damn trying to sell
as an affiliate.
I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
Or is it? Well, not really…
Actually you can easily pick high
converting digital affiliate offers, get
traffic to them whilst building your list in
the process and sell products in volumes
usually reserved for super affiliates and
gurus….even when you’re a newbie.
And in this report I’m going to show
you how to become one of these super
affiliates for yourself even if you’re new
to affiliate marketing and don’t know
where to start.
Knowing which products to promote is a mystery in itself.
How to get traffic to the offers even more complex.
Learning how build your list so you can promote via email is
Then actually getting that traffic to convert into sales is
101 MOST POWERFUL
AFFILIATE MARKETING HACKS
For More Affiliate Sales
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should I even listen to you…
what do you know about
Why Should You
Listen To Me?
So you might be thinking…
So let me tell you why you should listen….
I’ve been doing this affiliate marketing stuff for a few years now. Particularly focusing
on digital products the past 2-3 years.
And I’ve gotten quite good at it.
And that’s a fair question there are a lot of fakes in this
industry teaching stuff they don’t know.
In the last 18 months since NicheHacks started on JVZoo alone (just 1 of the
many affiliate networks I promote products from) I’ve sold 2,491 products.
And made a total of $32,954.22 in commissions
(and counting) to date.
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Not to mention the thousands of dollars in bonus commission and cash prizes
for winning or placing in affiliate launch leader boards.
Often beating “super affiliates”, gurus and big names who have been around
longer than and have bigger lists than me.
Look at some of the names on the list below – huge digital-product vendors like
Memberspeed Inc, Shawn Casey and Walt Bayliss
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Some of these guys have been selling digital products for years and have lists in
the tens or hundreds of thousands filled with proven buyers.
My list is much smaller and compiled almost exclusively of blog subscribers,
what most people refer to as “freebie seekers” which you’ll often hear touted as
being as good as worthless.
Yet I can still outperform these super affiliates, win the contests and make the
big cash prizes when promoting affiliate products.
Product vendors love it when I join their product launches just look what Adam
Nolan had to say after I joined his 7 day launch for the last 2 days only.
I promoted just for 2 DAYS yet won the contest
by a mile.
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In fact product vendors love me so much that names like Adam Nolan and Alex
Jeffrey’s recently offered to do private promos of my products as a favor to me
because I send them so much traffic and sales.
When it comes to affiliate marketing particularly selling digital goods like infoproducts,
tools and software, I can sell them in high volumes.
Convinced I know what I’m talking about
when it comes to selling digital products as an
Good then continue reading this guide to learn my 101 BEST “HACKS”
that if you put into practice will push you towards ‘super affiliate’ status too.
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UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE BUY
No one is surfing the internet thinking “I want to give someone money”
and they definitely don’t want to hand over their hard earned cash to
someone like you (no offence), especially if you are currently a stranger.
Most of time people surf the internet looking for solutions to problems.
That’s WHY they buy products because they believe that it will solve a
problem they have.
So don’t go looking around the internet for “affiliate products to
promote” go looking for problems and then find the products which
offer the solution.
Then when you present these products to people as a solution to their
problems they will bite your hand off to buy them.
HOW TO BUILD TRUST AND
CREDIBILITY (AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT)
Without trust and credibility no one is going to buy through your
affiliate link or on your recommendation. Why would they?
Who are you but a random person on the other side of the screen (and
You’re not a trusted brand like Amazon and you could be
recommending them any junk to get a commission. You need to build
up your trust and credibility. It takes time but it pays off.
■■ Make sure EVERYTHING you put out online is honest and true.
■■ Don’t promote junk.
■■ Don’t put out low quality content.
■■ Don’t sell something just to get a commission only promote
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products you believe in and stand behind.
■■ Products you’ve used yourself or will be happy to use.
WHY YOU NEED TO DELIVER VALUE
(AND WHAT THAT MEANS)
Affiliate marketing is ALL about delivering value.
As you’re not the end retailer and not an established household name
you’re simply one of thousands of other affiliates promoting the same
And to do that you have to be someone other than another “me too”
affiliate who is only interested in making commissions.
You have to stand out by providing value in everything you do.
So what exactly is value?
It could be top notch content that you can’t find anywhere else (like I
have on NicheHacks)
Better customer interaction and relationship building than everyone
else (replying to all emails, interacting on Facebook, chatting on Skype,
getting on webinars with your audience etc)
Or going the extra mile with everything you do.
Stand out. Deliver value and people will come
to trust you.
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PICK HIGH CONVERTING PRODUCTS
AND HIGH EPCS
You might find the best product in the world but if that sales page
doesn’t convert then no matter how much traffic you send to it you’re
not gonna see many sales.
Pick products with a high conversion rate and strong EPC (earnings per
click i.e. the amount you’ll earn for every click / visitor you’ll send)
As a digital affiliate it’s easier to find this information than as a physical
In the online marketing niche platforms like JVZOO, W+, Deal Guardian,
PayDotCom and so on all give you this information.
Sadly the biggest digital platform, Clickbank, does not. Annoying.
But you can use tools like CBEngine.com find out some information.
DON’T IGNORE REfUND RATE
Don’t get caught up in just looking at the conversion rate and EPCs
because if the product has a high refund rate you’re gonna lose a load
of that commission
And have pissed off customers too who won’t trust you to buy a second
So wherever possible get information on the refund rate. JVZOO, W+ etc
in the IM niche give you this information.
Again Clickbank doesn’t but you can try and contact the product vendor
to get the details and any honest vendor with nothing to hide will reveal
If they don’t then be warned they have something to hide.
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BUY AND USE WHAT YOU RECOMMEND
Recommending something blind is a sure fire way to piss your
If you haven’t even seen what the product is offering or can do how do
you know it will help the person you’re recommending to?
The sales pages can, and often are, misleading.
They make promises they don’t deliver on and you don’t get what you
So ALWAYS buy (you can refund if it’s a big expense to you) or ask for a
review copy (most vendors are happy to give them if they have nothing
to hide) and go through it before promoting to check it is a valuable
product that delivers what it says.
ARE THEY REPUTABLE?
No matter how good a product is if the customer support isn’t there,
the product vendor has a history of abandoning products a month
after launch or spams everyone to death afterwards then you’ve shot
yourself in the foot.
Check out previous products and see what the refund rate is like.
Google their name for reviews and opinions on them.
Check forums in your niche to see what people say.
Join their mailing list or buy a previous product to see how they
I’ve made this costly mistake in the past by promoting a product that
was good on first use but that actually had many major flaws and the
vendor had a chequered history.
Cost me a lot of fans – don’t make this mistake. Put an extra hour or so
into researching your product.
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PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS ARE
I touched on this above but it’s worth mentioning again (and again and
again). Products MUST solve problems your audience have.
And it must be a problem they are very aware they have and actively
looking for a solution to otherwise they aren’t going to buy from you.
If someone hasn’t yet realized they have a problem they don’t feel like
they need a solution.
No one buys digital products for the sake of buying them (unless they
are an addict and that’s a problem in itself) so you’re going to struggle
even the most amazing one to them.
GO THROUGH THE SALES FUNNEL ON
YOUR CUSTOMERS BEHALF
Sales page looking good and product being good isn’t the only thing to
What’s the whole set up like? Are there 27 one time offers to go
through? Can you instantly access the product after purchase? Do you
get what you were promised or need to chase it up?
If the set up annoys you it’s going to annoy your audience even more.
So even if you got a review copy and are happy with the product still go
through the complete process to see what happens.
SUBSCRIBE AND LOOK FOR SPAM
Nothing worse than getting a great product then finding out the vendor
mails nothing but promos, junk or spam to his list. Sign up before hand
and watch what he sends and if he seems like a list you’d like to stay
If not then re-consider promoting their products.
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DON’T FORGET THE UPSELLS AND
There’s money to be made on single products but when it’s low priced
you really need to be adding in upsells, one time offers, downsells and
so on to maximise earnings.
A high converting sales funnel is almost necessary so look out for them
before you promote the product.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS TO
Would you recommend a product you’re about to promote to your
audience to your grandmother?
If that answer is NO then don’t send it to anyone else either.
This is a good way to get you thinking about whether something is
worthy of being promoted or not.
So we’ve covered how to pick digital affiliate products.
And that’s all well and good for the first step.
But what’s next?
Well, now it’s time to cover traffic and how you’ll get visitors to the
offers you’re trying to promote.
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CAPTURE EMAILS AND MAKE SALES
OVER AND OVER
No matter where your traffic is coming for before you send it direct to
sales pages make sure you capture an email address from your visitor
If you don’t you’ve essentially wasted all of that traffic.
Sure you might get a small number of sales (1-2% max most likely from
cold traffic IF you know what you’re doing) but then those visitors are
lost forever afterwards.
The product vendor gets their customer details but you won’t. So they’ll
be able to sell to them again and again and you (who did all the hard
work acquiring the customer) never will.
Send any visitor to your own website / blog or opt in page and capture
their email address before sending to product sales pages.
I send all my traffic to my blog where people can engage with my
Well there’s a right way and a wrong way.
In this section we will cover the correct way to drive traffic as an affiliate for digital
So read on….
any affiliate products.
you will never
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This warms even the coldest traffic up and makes them WANT to join
From there I can further engage with them and eventually recommend
an affiliate product when they are at their most engaged meaning
WHY SENDING DIRECT TRAFFIC IS
To further touch on the point above about not sending traffic direct to
If you do that you do not have a business.
Without customers details (name, email address etc) you have nothing.
You’re just someone who builds other peoples businesses for them by
sending them customers.
Every real business, offline and online, has a customer list. If you don’t
you’re just “making money” not running a business.
And if somehow your source of “leads” dries up (i.e. Google kicks you
out of the rankings or you get banned from the FB Ads platform) then
you have nothing to show for it.
BLOG TO BUILD UP TRUST AND
I might be biased on this point being a blogger but I think it’s justified.
Whenever I enter a product launch affiliate competition I come in the
top 3 spots. More often than not being 1st or 2nd (and usually missing
out by just a sale or two on first place).
I out-place affiliates who are big time digital product vendors, gurus
and super affiliates, and have been around for years.
Many of them have much bigger lists than me (my list is relatively
small) and lists solely of buyers (of their products) so they should be
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beating me in these competitions.
My list is made up just of blog subscribers. 99% of my list have never
bought anything directly from me (I’ve not been selling products all year
This is because I run a high quality blog filled with free, valuable,
I give away a ton of value upfront before even asking you to opt in let
alone buy anything.
This builds up a lost of trust on the front end.
So when I finally do come to promoting an affiliate product most people
don’t even think twice about buying, they trust me enough to purchase.
That’s why I believe running a blog is the best way to make affiliate
sales. Not through giving away a freebie on a squeeze page or selling
digital products to build your list.
Both those methods CAN and DO work but not nearly as effectively in
my experience as using a blog to generate traffic.
OFFERING FREEBIES LIKE THIS SUCKS
AND WON’T MAKE YOU MONEY
This is such a touted method by people claiming it’s a great way to
make money from affiliate marketing.
But really it sucks and I haven’t seen it work for years.
If you’re sending cold traffic to a squeeze page / email capture page in
exchange for a freebie then trying to follow up with affiliate emails then
you’re in for a tough time.
Cold traffic to a colder squeeze page is a hard way to build a responsive
Sure squeeze pages can get up to 70-80% opt in rates if highly
Most of those people who opted in did so to get something for free not
because they wanted to get follow up emails from you.
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They have no relationship with you and more often than not have no
idea who you are.
Many will enter fake or secondary emails or unsubscribe / mark as
spam any emails you send them.
So even if you do give them a real high quality freebie it changes
nothing as most won’t and don’t want to read them.
People do not value free stuff so many will never read it anyway, they
just grabbed it as it was on offer and then stored it on their hard drive
for it to gather digital dust and never get read.
This is a HARD way to build a responsive list who wants to open your
emails and buy through your affiliate links.
HOW TO USE FREE TRAFFIC TO MAKE
When you’re starting you’re probably not going to want to spend money
on traffic or understand HOW to do it anyway.
So free traffic like from content marketing, social media, video, forums
etc is likely your method of choice.
This is fine but it takes time AND never ever sends this traffic direct to
Always send back to your own website first so you can capture emails
and engage with them to warm them up.
THE BEST SOURCE OF TRAFFIC FOR
This is the grand daddy of all affiliate traffic – EMAIL TRAFFIC!
The traffic that will buy more than any other form of traffic.
Why? Because for someone to give you their email address and then
open and read your emails is the ultimate sign of trust.
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No one wants their inbox bombarded with junk emails. It’s hard enough
for most of us to keep up with the good stuff we want to read.
If someone has WILLINGLY (not been FORCED to just to get some
information) joined your list they like you and want to hear more from
you in most cases.
So they are warmed up and engaged and ready to hear what you have
And that means they are very close (if not ready) to buy from you if you
It doesn’t mean you can simply bombard them with affiliate offers as
soon as they join your list, that’d be stupid and counter productive.
You still have to nurture them with high quality content, value, and email
Email traffic is far more engaged than any other source and gives a far
better return on investment than any other traffic.
Build up your email list and build up that relationship then when it
comes to time to promote something your list will bite your hand off to
ARE YOU A REAL BUSINESS?
Real business can afford to pay for advertising.
If you’re running a business then so can you.
Before you start throwing money at paid ads you need to know your
How much is a customer worth to you?
When you know that you then know how much you can afford to spend
to acquire a new customer.
Digital Marketer explains this process much easier than I can here….
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Paid traffic is great as it can be scaled up almost indefinitely when you
know your numbers and have your ads in place.
If you know a customer is worth $20 to you and you’re able to get a new
customer through, let’s say a Facebook Ad for $2 then you’re going to
make $18 profit for every new customer you get.
But remember EMAIL TRAFFIC is the most warmed up traffic and likely
to buy so get that paid traffic onto your email list BEFORE you try and
sell to them.
It’s very hard to convert cold traffic into sales anyway. I know guys who
make a very generous living from this but they know their numbers to
every last detail, have tiny margins and they spend a LOT of money in
tracking and testing things before they have a profitable campaign.
And really they don’t have a business as they aren’t building a list so
if their traffic source was turned off (banned from FB Ads for example)
they’d suddenly not have any income.
This is not sustainable.
Capture emails and further build relationship BEFORE trying to send to
a sales page.
So now you know how to get traffic as a digital product affiliate.
But getting that traffic is only 1 part of the puzzle.
You have to capture that traffic and turn it into
loyal and raving fans if you want to have any long
term success with affiliate marketing.
So how do you do that?
Build your email list and watch as your traffic (and
Let’s do this…
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DO ‘THIS’ THEN ASK FOR EMAILS
We’ve touched about this earlier in the report but to give you a little
more insight into it…
All traffic, whether from SEO, paid, social media or whatever should be
funnelled towards a content rich site that gives away value up front for
After they’ve consumed your free content you ask them for an email
■■ A pop up offering a problem solving lead magnet related to the
type of post they use (e.g. a post on blog traffic should offer a
HOW TO BUILD YOUR LIST
& EMAIL MARKETING
Well there’s a right way and a wrong way.
In this section we will cover the correct way to drive traffic as an affiliate for digital
So read on….
EMAIL LIST ,
you don’t have
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free report on how to get more blog traffic).
■■ A content upgrade offering some additional content related to
the post that they can only access by entering their email.
The best example I can show of this is on this post on NicheHacks
which the pop up converted at 81.30% (crazy!)…
I showed people how to write emails that win affiliate competitions then
as a content upgrade I exchanged their email address for the 6 emails I
used to make over $8K and win a recent product launch competition.
It’s an irresistible incentive that people will happily enter their email
address in to get.
This is the best way to build a responsive email list that loves to buy
your affiliate recommendations.
USE HEADLINES THAT WORK SO MORE
In order to sell affiliate products via emails people obviously have to
open your emails.
If you’ve built your list properly (via a content rich site like I’ve talked
about above) this is much easier.
Solid headlines with proven formulas are a guaranteed way to increase
your open rates and get more people seeing your affiliate links.
Use this guide to instantly write better headlines that are proven to
increase open rates (and therefore increase affiliate link clicks)…
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USE THESE HEADLINE MODIFIERS TO
INCREASE OPENS AND SALES
I do a lot of testing when it comes to email marketing.
One of my most recent tests was to see if adding “modifiers” to the end
of headline titles would increase open rates.
If you’re on my list you’ll have seen me using [Fresh Content] and [New
Content] among others at the end of my headlines.
Turns out these modifiers NEVER lower open rate but can increase open
rates up to 6.25%
Here’s the best modifiers…
■■ [In-Depth Content] – 6.25% increase
■■ [Most Loved Content] – 5.26% increase
■■ [Not Available Anywhere Else] – 5.26% increase
■■ [Popular Content] – 4.76% increase
■■ [Fresh Content] – 2.78% increase
■■ [New Content] – 1.7% increase
So if your open rates are up more people are seeing your affiliate links
and more likely to click them.
USE YOUR HEADLINE TEXT AS YOUR
CTA FOR INCREASE CONVERSIONS
This is a sneaky little trick I haven’t seen written anywhere else but
works like crazy. People open your emails because they liked the
Turn your link into a call to action using the same headline for increased
clicks. So if your headline was “31 Ways To Promote A Blog Post” that
should also be your link text.
This gets more people clicking on your affiliate links.
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CLICKABLE IMAGES GET MORE
VISITORS ON THE SALES PAGE
People are enticed to click images. Even basic images made in paint
I used images like the following and saw an increase of 5% in clicks….
Imagine if you created something which actually looks good?
URGENCY WORKS TO INCREASE
Nothing gets people clicking more than urgency.
If the offer you’re sending is time sensitive or limited in time then really
home to get people clicking NOW.
You don’t want them delaying until later.
Don’t use this when there is no sense or urgency however as it leads to
But if that offer is about to expire or increase in time make sure you
hammer that point home and explain if they don’t take the action now
they’ll miss out.
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sCARCITY WORKS TOO
There’s nothing like telling people something is in high demand but low
availability to get them to snap it up.
Only use when it’s genuinely scarce otherwise it just become a scammy
If it’s limited to 100 copies or ‘X’ amount of copies before a price rise be
sure to really focus on that and you’ll increase your affiliate sales.
DOUBLE YOUR OPEN & CLICK RATES
AND YOUR SALES
Not every headline will appeal to all your subscribers and sometimes
we miss emails or were too busy to read it.
So 12-24hrs later you should re-send the same email with a different
I often double my open rates using this method.
In the example below you can see how on a recent promo campaign I
received a 55.8% total open rate through re-sending twice to unopens.
If I hadn’t re-sent it would have stayed at 24.4% which was the original
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IMAGES CAUSE EMAILS TO GO TO
I often see people say that including images in emails lowers open
rates because messages are more likely to go to spam yet I’ve never
seen any of them back it up.
Amazon has images in all their emails.
Digital Marketer, email marketing gurus, always have images in their
emails and they test EVERYTHING.
My emails with images always have normal open rates and INCREASED
Images work. People click them.
It can be a simple image with a call to action. It can be a screenshot or
some date. It can be purchase proof.
People click images so use them to increase click through rate and up
IF YOU’RE NOT TESTING AND
TRACKING YOU’RE NOT A MARKETER
Unless you’re testing and tracking you’re not a marketer.
Marketers make decisions based on data and results not on feelings.
You’re just throwing spaghetti at a wall and seeing what sticks.
When you test and track you can get systems and formulas in place
that you can copy over and over again to see guaranteed results.
Test and track what makes people open your emails, read your posts,
click your links and do more of it.
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WRITE A TEMPLATE ONCE AND RE-USE
TO SAVE TIME
I have 6 different email formulas I use in most
■■ final warning
■■ story telling
more revealed below…
I have outlines for each of these email types that I use in every
campaign changing details where necessary. It speeds up creating my
affiliate promo emails by ten times at least.
SEGMENT YOUR EMAIL LIST FOR
A sure fire way to increase clicks & make more affiliate sales is to
segment your list into groups based on interests.
You can do this based on emails they’ve opened and clicked before.
So you know if someone clicked an email about Amazon marketing
they have some sort of interest in the subject and probably would take
interest in a product about it.
If you’re whole list is unsegmented and you have people into Amazon,
SEO, Blogging and a dozen other subjects you’re going to have a lot of
people totally uninterested in what you’re promoting to them leading to
low conversion rates and a lot of unsubscribe and complaints.
Next time you’re sending out an Amazon promotion or topic send it to
this segment and watch click rates soar, conversion rates skyrocket
and commissions increase.
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EMAIL REGULARLY TO BUILD TRUST
The only thing worse than a marketer who emails too much is one who
doesn’t email often enough.
If you don’t stay fresh in the mind of your audience most of them will
They are on dozens of lists and are joining more day in day out – don’t
How many times has it happened to you that you’ve received an email
out the blue from someone whose name you don’t recognize and you’re
not sure if it’s spam or something you genuinely signed up for?
You just end up unsubscribing or hitting spam.
Mail regularly. At least twice a week.
SEND EMAIL EXCLUSIVES TO MAKE
YOUR LIST VALUED
If you want people to buy your product recommendations you have to
send them stuff other than promotions.
If you’ve got a blog you’ll send them notifications about new blog posts.
But you should also send them email exclusives so that it’s worth them
being on your list and makes them feel like unsubscribing would be a
EMAIL OFTEN DURING AFFILIATE
During product launch competitions you should email once in the
morning and then again at night.
I’ll either email 2 totally different emails to all my list or if emailing
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the same email again do a re-send to unopens with a completely new
headline totally different from the first.
I can double or even triple my open rates doing this and my complaint
and unsubscribe rate is very low.
DON’T USE THE SAME HEADLINE OVER
As I mentioned above if you’re re-sending an email or a very similar one
make sure the headline is very different from the first.
A lot of people didn’t open it as it didn’t appeal to them so they probably
aren’t going to open up a near identical one.
USE COUNTDOWN TIMERS….
We’ve all seen countdown timers on sales pages.
But what about in emails?
Yeah the Digital Marketer team have just released a great new plugin
called OuttaTimrr that lets you add a countdown timer inside your
Guaranteed to increase urgency and shoot up email open rates.
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SEND RELATED EMAILS FOR
The best way to keep your list engaged, opening and clicking, and
buying what you recommend is to keep it SUPER relevant to what they
signed up for.
If they opted in to hear about video marketing then sending them emails
recommending Kindle products probably isn’t going to appeal to most
Stick with something super targeted and you’ll make more affiliate
Now you know how to pick high converting offers, how to get traffic
and build your list.
But what’s next?
Well now you’ve got to actually send that traffic to
offers and make it convert.
It’s not as simple as just blasting your audience with affiliate links.
So here’s what to do:
Use my affiliate hacks to increase conversions and
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PICK PROFITABLE AFFILIATE NICHES
One of the best ways to make increased sales as an affiliate is to pick a
profitable affiliate niche to begin with.
Remember this quote and you’ll do well..
“Everyone wants to get paid, laid and live forever” – if your niche falls
into any of these areas you’re onto a winner.
Some niches just aren’t designed to make money or don’t have enough
Put these into action and watch your affiliate commissions soar.
Let’s do it….
my best hacks to
you conversions and make
as an affiliate.
In this section we’re going to…
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Stick with niches within the following
industries / markets:
■■ Health & Fitness (weight loss and diets, bodybuilding,
■■ Wealth (online marketing, forex, gambling, lottery, employment)
■■ Romance & Relationship (online dating, marriage, adoption,
pregnancy, get ex back)
■■ Interests (sports, activities, skills, hobbies)
There’s more on this topic here:
PICK THE RIGHT BUSINESS MODEL
Another key way to making money from affiliate marketing is to make
sure your business model is suited to affiliate marketing.
The 5 main affiliate businesses are:
■■ Affiliate Blogs
■■ Product Review Sites
■■ Coupon & Discount Websites
■■ Comparison Websites
■■ Unusual Product Site
You can learn more about these here and how to put them into action….
WRITE RESULTS BASED EMAILS FOR
Nothing works better than a strong results based email where you say
real life results from using the affiliate product in action.
People can refuse to believe your words but they can’t argue with raw
data and results.
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If a product made you sales show your Paypal account.
If it ranked your website show it in Google.
If it helped you lose weight put up before and after shots.
Results based emails are the biggest sellers in my affiliate campaigns
accounting for 30.85% overall on average.
WRITE REVIEW EMAILS BECAUSE
Review the products in your emails. People like to read honest reviews,
good AND bad, of products. Give it a fair evaluation and not just being
positive to try and secure the sale.
BONUS EMAILS INCREASE SALES
In every single 1 of my email affiliate campaigns I will include an email
dedicated to hammering home the exclusive bonuses I’m offering.
Make them relevant and unique and well worth buying alone. Then send
out an email or two about them solely as well as mentioning them in all
These account for 10.28% of overall sales I make on every campaign on
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EVERYONE LOVES A STORY –
Everyone loves a story and yours are unique.
Write about something that happened in your everyday life and tie it in
with a lesson to be learned.
It’s easier than it sounds – what’s been going on in your life? What
major events have happened? What’s currently trending?
Talk about it and then tie it in with a lesson.
The first thing to do before you go writing a story is to work out what
lesson you want to teach first.
Is it that if you hesitate you miss out when it comes to investing in
That you have to do more of what works in marketing?
That you should copy those who have already achieved what you
want to achieve?
That business owners invest in their business?
Work that out first and then think about the story. It makes it much
easier to tie in your message.
Story emails count for 10.24% of all sales on average in my affiliate
DON’T FORGET THE FAQS
Everyone has questions about products.
In fact for most products in your niche the questions will be quite
similar time after time.
Create a list of common questions and re-use them with some changes
to suit the product launch.
Here are the most common in the online marketing niche..
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These are the most common questions asked in
any launch IME
■■ I’m on a budget can I do this on a shoestring?
■■ I’m not a good writer can I still do this?
■■ Are there upsells needed to get this to work?
■■ Can this be done in ANY niche?
■■ Is this product really responsible for people making $X or
achieving ‘X’ result?
■■ Is EVERYTHING I need included in the product or do I have to
buy additional stuff to get it to work?
■■ I’ve no existing list or audience is that OK?
■■ Can a newbie who’s never done this before really do this?
■■ I’m not very technical can I manage this?
■■ IS this legit as it seems too good to be true?
■■ Is there any proof this works?
■■ Are there any bonuses available with this?
■■ Are there any upsells and OTOs?
These FAQ emails account for a big 11.65% sales on average in my
THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING!
Most affiliate sales will come on the first and last day of the promotion.
When the launch is about to come to an end and the price rise or it goes
offline people buy for fear of missing out.
I usually send 3 emails on the last day to catch anyone who didn’t buy
yet and can often get a third extra sales on this final day.
These emails are nice and simple just warning people that it’s about to
go offline / rise in price and that they need to act fast.
They count for 21.65% of all my sales on average in affiliate
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WHY NOT DO A CASE STUDY?
Everyone loves a case study.
Show you or another member of your audience using the product.
Put it through its paces and see what happens.
They convert much better than bland and generic hyped up emails with
OFFER HIGH QUALITY BONUSES AND
WATCH SALES ROCKET
High quality, unique, bonuses can send
conversion rates and sales through the roof.
People buy products I’m promoting as an affiliate just to get the
bonuses even though they don’t want the main product.
So we’re not talking about a load of junk PLR you have clogging up your
We’re not talking about generic bonuses for every promo.
But solid high quality bonuses closely related to the product.
Some recent bonuses I’ve given away were:
115 Profitable Info-Product Niches on a launch of a product on how to
create an info-product.
A FB ads case study showing how I went from my ads converting at
less than 1% to over 5% on a launch about Facebook Ads.
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PROVE IT AND SEE SUCCESS
What’s better than showing people you
have actually bought the product you’re
I know I’m more likely to buy when I see the affiliate has stumped up his
own hard earned cash and thinks it’s worth an investment.
Show receipts and purchase proof in your content and emails for
MORE LINKS = MORE SALES
Don’t ever just have one links tucked away at the bottom of your email.
Always have multiple links for increased chances for people to click and
use both naked URLs and in-content links.
Most people won’t make it to the bottom of your email so make sure
they don’t have to with a way to click early on.
We always talk about the importance of having links and email opt in
forms “above the fold” (where someone can see it without scrolling
down) on websites.
Well the same applies to emails – have them throughout the whole
Digital Marketer tests show that 5 links per email is the best amount for
increased click through rates.
WORK ON YOUR CONVERSION RATES
Conversion rates can almost always be improved. And this should be
something you’re working on before sending more traffic. More traffic
doesn’t necessarily mean more sales.
If a product is converting at 0% sending more traffic means it’s still
going to convert at 0%.
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So work on conversion rates first.
If you were selling your own product you’d work on the headline and
sub-headlines first (this is the only thing EVERYONE will read) then
focus on other parts of the sales page.
As an affiliate you can’t change the sales page but you can improve
your own content to see if you can increase clicks.
■■ Try putting links in different areas of your page / email.
■■ Use images and buttons.
■■ Change your anchor text and call to actions.
■■ Try different layouts.
■■ Always keep testing and trying to increase your conversions.
THEN SEND MORE TRAFFIC
Once your conversion rates are sky high you’d want to look at ramping
up your traffic. Look at what sources of traffic are converting into sales
best and do more of it.
See if you can ramp that traffic source up or do more of it.
WRITE MORE CONTENT…DUH!
If you have a high converting affiliate product then you don’t only want
to have 1 single piece of content promoting it.
Create more with different angles.
Customer Feedback & Testimonials.
Stories related to the product or vendor.
Add more blog posts. Write more emails to add to your follow up
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IN-DEPTH REVIEWS SELL HARD
A great way to sell affiliate products, via both a blog or email, is to do
Look at the product features and benefits, the pro’s and con’s, the price
and guarantee, customer feedback, what it can be used for and more.
LET’S GO FOR A WALK?
A lot of people struggle with just how to get started and use products.
Walk people through it step by step.
A post or email with lots of screenshots and images.
A video or screencast.
These sell affiliate products like crazy.
Pat Flynn of SmartPassiveIncome makes over $50K a month from
Bluehost affiliate program by showing people how to set up a
WordPRess website with them.
People love simple to digest checklists.
Creating promotional emails that work as a checklist allowing people to
mentally “tick off” what NOT to do then telling them to click the link in
your email to find out what to do next works like a charm.
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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY…
Telling stories sells.
People have heard the hyped up claims and other nonsense before.
They haven’t heard your personal story about how you came to know
the vendor, what you did with the product or the marketing lesson to be
learned from something that’s happened in your life.
I’ve learned a lot about selling through story telling from Michael
AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Most people don’t buy on the first exposure to something.
Especially online with digital products.
They want to check multiple sources, read reviews, get more opinions
and make sure it’s really something they want.
Never just send your visitor to an affiliate sales page once and then
Expose them to it multiple times.
Create lots of content about it.
Send multiple emails.
Retarget them across the web to get them back to your pages.
When mailing a promotion be sure to send them multiple different
emails taking different angles so they get lots of different reasons to
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WHO WANTS RECURRING INCOME?
What’s the one thing better than a one time sale?
Software. Tools. Membership sites.
Find products that pay month by month and you’ll essentially get a pay
rise every month without any extra work.
Try getting that in your day job
PROMOTE HIGH END PRODUCTS FOR
Are you scared to promote high end products to your audience?
It’s a common thing.
People either think their audience aren’t going to buy anything high end
(because they can’t afford to)
Or that they won’t see the value in it.
This isn’t true for most audiences.
There are always people who are willing and have the ability to buy high
In fact a lot of your audience are looking for higher end more complete
products and trainings that give them EVERYTHING instead of having to
buy dozens of $7 ebooks and piece everything together.
Hunt them down and promote them. You’ll be surprised at the results.
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BUILD TARGETED LISTS AND HAVE
HIGH AFFILIATE SALES
It’s best to have multiple different lists for each of your different
products or categories on your blog so that each person ends up on a
list tailored to their interests.
If you’ve a list filled with lots of different people looking to get
information on a range of different topics then the best way is to set up
different lists for different interests then send them to a squeeze page
for each one.
Whoever opts in is interested in that topic. Anyone who doesn’t isn’t.
Them mail content and promotions related to that topic only.
YOU CAN VOUCH FOR
When you’ve used a product yourself it’s so much easier to convince
others to buy it.
You know WHY it’s great.
You know WHAT is does.
You know what problem it solves and why that’s beneficial.
PEOPLE CLICK THESE
Images (of purchase proof, data, call to action buttons) can be a great
way to get more people clicking through to a sales page.
Use them in emails.
Animated GIFS work amazingly well too but try not to use them in every
email as it becomes too much,
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YOUR HEADLINE IS THE ONLY THING
EVERYONE WILL READ
The only thing EVERYONE will read is your
And if they don’t like it they won’t bother to open that email and you’ve
100% missed out on any chance of a sale.
Spend more time working on that email headline than anything else.
Write 20 different possible topics and perfect them.
Get a second opinion on what’s best.
Here’s the ultimate guide to writing headline formulas..
IF YOUR LINKS LOOK LIKE LINKS
PEOPLE WILL CLICK EM
Make sure your links actually look like a
Always have a full URL for someone to click on at least once in the
A recent test I’ve been running is split testing naked URLs vs. anchor
When using the naked URL I saw an average increase of 0.30% in clicks.
Not huge but it adds up over time and cannot be ignored.
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PSYCHOLOGICAL TRIGGERS MAKE
PEOPLE TAKE ACTION
Psychological triggers are subtle words and sentences that people
react to without realizing they are reacting to.
They include power words like…
Discover, Instantly, Imagine
There’s 317 of them here…
But also using visualization to make people picture the outcome you
want them to achieve in their minds.
“Picture yourself casually strolling up to that girl at the bar,
spitting the pickup line you’ve just learned, and asking her for her
number then her giving it to you without hesitation”
And using subtle sentences like “by now you are realizing the power of”
The “by now” sounds like “buy now” and when used just before a call
to action or buy button can increase the chances of a purchase being
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ELIMINIATE THESE 4 PEOPLE AND SEE
There are 4 people every marketer
has to deal with.
■■ The worrier: worries they can’t do what you’re asking them, they
are confident enough, that it will cost them money etc.
■■ The procrastinator: Puts everything off until later. Highlight how
urgent it is to take action NOW.
■■ The Sceptic: Doesn’t believe anything you or anyone else says.
You need to assure them you’re the real deal, legit, and worth
■■ The person who doesn’t know they need help: This person is
content and not actively looking for solution because they don’t
really know they have a problem. Make them realise that their
problem is and why it needs addressed now.
By addressing all 4 of these people in your email copy and eliminating
their issues you’ll see a massive increase in clicks and sales.
SELLING LESS SELLS MORE
Would you believe that selling less actually sells more?
I know what you are thinking:
That doesn’t make sense.
So let me explain…
If you try and sell to someone on the first time they encounter you it’s a
bad first experience.
You’re effectively trying to f*ck on the first date and whilst it will work
sometime it’s not going to work with most people.
If you’re ALWAYS trying to sell then you’re just coming across as a
chancer and an opportunist looking to make a buck.
Sell less often and don’t try to sell on the first encounter.
On your website just offer up valuable content on at least 90% minimum
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of your posts.
Then funnel people onto your list and start building a relationship with
Once that relationship is cemented THEN sell.
And never try and sell high end stuff to people you’ve just met for the
If the first time we meet I try and sell you something for $500 you’re
probably going to be laugh at best or be offended at worse and you’re
not going to give me any more time.
Start by selling small, low priced items, at first THEN work your way up.
It’s called the Affinity Pyramid and we’ve explained it more
GIVE REAL VALUE AND GET MONEY IN
The best way to sell affiliate products is to
always be giving out value.
Lots of valuable content for no charge.
Free tips and advice.
Great customer service.
Interaction with your audience.
Making yourself seems like a real person who can be contacted.
This build trust and shows you’re someone worth listening to.
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REMOVE THE BANNER ADS –
THEY DON’T WORK
Banner ads have stupidly low click through rates and aren’t an effective
way to sell affiliate products.
Stick to putting links throughout your content.
STICK TO IN CONTENT LINKS
Use links throughout your content and keep them in content.
It’s fine to have a few big call to actions followed by a big link especially
at the end of the review or promotion but not constantly throughout the
content as it just looks spammy and sales-y.
BE ORIGINAL AND BE REWARDED
There’s nothing worse than when an affiliate just copies the sales page
or uses swipe files to promote it.
It shows no thought has gone into the promotion and probably means
you haven’t really used it.
Be original. Write your own thoughts about the product not what the
product vendor wants people to hear.
When your audience see you’re just using swipe files or copy by the
product vendor they’ll lose faith in you.
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BE HONEST AND BE REWARDED
No one wants to hear or believes that every product is perfect.
They want the honest truth and will value your recommendations more
if you’re truthful about it.
Tell people about the products weak points and what you don’t like
No one will refuse to buy it because you simply mention a few
STOP TRYING TO BE A SALESMAN
You aren’t a sales man.
You are a person who recommends products in order to solve
Knock off the car salesman pitches and stick to showing results and
STOP CHASING COMMISSIONS!
If you promote anything that pays you a commission you might do well
for a short while but it’s short lived and you’ll live to regret it.
I understand it’s hard at first if you’re desperate for cash or just want to
make some money.
But in the long term you’ve shot yourself in the foot because when
someone buys something that’s junk they realize you just promoted it
to make money and not because it was useful.
Only promote products you believe in, have preferably used and got
results from yourself, and that will most importantly benefit your
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TRACK WHAT WORKS AND DO MORE
If you want to be a successful affiliate marketer you have to be testing
and tracking everything.
Tracking each affiliate link you put out onto the internet so you know
which link or email campaign converted into sales.
Which promotion resulted in the best conversion rate?
Which bonus offer works best?
What email type produces the most sales?
Test everything and record everything then do more of what works.
One great way to sell a product is to compare it to other similar
products especially if it’s better than the competition
I do this all the time where I’ll say there are similar products such as
XYZ however they are higher priced and offer less value or don’t offer as
many benefits as this one (if that’s true)
STICK WITH NICHES YOU KNOW WELL
When you’re in niches you know nothing or little about it’s VERY hard to
write a convincing email, piece of content, let alone a promotional email
or affiliate pitch
You just cannot identify with the problem your audience member faces
or WHY they want to find a solution.
You don’t know the correct terminology or words people within this
When you stick with niches you know well you can easily write the
content and pitch to them in a way they identify thus increasing affiliate
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IDENTIFY A COMMON BOND
People are far more likely to buy from someone they relate to and have
a common bond with than someone who is nothing like them.
Find something you and the bulk of your audience have in common – a
shared interest, a similar struggle, a same experience and relate that
back to them.
If you’re in the online marketing niche you can tell them that when you
started out you were in the same situation they are – broke, scared,
desperate and with little hope but you overcame this by doing XYZ (the
If in the weight loss niche you tell them about how you too were
overweight, embarrassed about your body and self conscience in front
of others but you conquered this by doing ABC (the solution)
You get the idea I think?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Something most struggling affiliates do is talk about product features.
…and I bet you do this too.
“This SEO tool can add keywords to your content, tell you
how many times you’ve used your keywords in a piece of
content and makes it easy to see where you are ranked”
Those are product features. No one buys a product based on its
features. They buy it because they think it will benefit them. Talk about
So you say…
“This SEO tool can add keywords automatically to your
content SO THAT YOU RANK WITHOUT HAVING TO DO
“It will tell you how many times you’ve used keywords
in your content SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WASTE
TIME COUNTING THEM MANUALLY OR RISK A GOOGLE
PENALTY BY OVER OPTIMIZING”
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“Makes it easy to see where you are ranked WHICH
MEANS YOU CAN SPEND LESS TIME LOOKING AT YOUR
ANALYTICS TOOLS AND MORE TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY”
To keep it simple just remember to use “so that…BENEFIT” after you list
This will increase your click through rate and sales to the affiliate
GET PERSONAL FOR INCREASE
Affiliate marketing is about having a conversation with your audience.
You’re not a salesman you’re someone who guides and helps your
Always use “I” and “we” and “you” in your promotional emails and
interactions with your audience.
Using “we” makes it seem like you’re all in it together.
“You” making it seem like you’re talking directly to that subscriber and
not thousands of people on a list at once.
“I” makes you seem real.
PROBLEM, AGITATE, SOLUTION = SALE!
People are motivated by pain and pleasure.
A great way to entice clicks on your affiliate link is to use the ‘PAS’
Problem + Agitation + Solution = CLICKS
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State clearly your readers’ problem
i.e. “No one clicking the links in your email?
Then agitate it…
“Low clicks means low conversions, low sales and
ultimately less money in your bank account every month
which could lead to you struggling to pay the bills”
Then offer a solution…
“But don’t worry the solution is available on the link below
More on PAS here:
USE THE 60 SECOND SALES HOOK TO
This is a powerful copywriting technique from Kevin Rogers that anyone
can put to use with thanks to a fill in the blank template.
60 Seconds Formula:
■■ Introduce Yourself
■■ Tell your reader about the problem you struggled with and how
bad it was / pain it caused
■■ Tell them now you’ve discovered a solution (without revealing
what it is)
■■ The result now you’ve solve the problem (i.e. the benefits to your
■■ Call to action on where they can get the solution and what the
benefits will be.
You can get the 60 seconds sales hook + template here:
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STRONG CALLS TO ACTION
& LOTS OF EM
People need to be told what to do and when to
Have strong multiple actions throughout your content and emails.
Instruct them to click that link and click it NOW before it’s too late and
the product goes offline.
TELL PEOPLE YOU GET A COMMISSION
People aren’t stupid. Most of them will get that fact you get something
out of promoting a product.
So be honest and up front about it.
I talk about on my about me page and welcome email that I do.
This makes you transparent and more trustworthy.
Lying about it will not help.
Not mentioning it will make you look suspicious.
The online marketing niche is rife with this.
Nothing but hype.
You know the type…
“Making $10K whilst you sleep with a click of a button”
Hyped up nonsense. Avoid it. Just say things like they are.
You’ll get more respect for it and people will trust you more.
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AVOID SWIPE FILES
Hundreds of affiliates are mailing these swipe files and if you are too
you’re no different from them.
Just another spammy, no use affiliate, that’s going to forever be broke.
You can take inspiration from them. You can mould your ideas around
But don’t straight up copy n paste.
CHANGE THE RECORD
I used to be guilty of this too.
I’d come up with 1 angle and talk about it in every email with just a
It’s boring. It’s repetitive. People don’t want to hear about it over and
over and will get pissed off, unsubscribe and complain.
Come up with multiple angles and promote that way for more effective
CALM DOWN ON THE PROMOS
If you’re promote a different product every day or even multiple times a
week you just look like a chancer looking to make a buck.
There are not that many good products out there that you’ve used and
had results from.
It’s not believable.
Choose your products wisely and gain respect for only promoting stuff
you believe in.
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BUT DON’T STOP PROMOTING TOO
If you’re promoting a product during a launch period don’t just send 1
or 2 emails about it,
Most sales will come in the last few days after multiple exposure to the
Promote every day of a launch competition (I do twice a day and then 3
on the last day usually)
ARE YOU AFRAID?
A lot of “marketers” are afraid to promote for fear of offending their
Don’t be. If someone gets offended at you trying to sell them something
then they weren’t the type of person you wanted as an affiliate in the
Anyone who is happy to consume all the free content and value you put
out without giving anything back doesn’t deserve to be on your list.
Let them unsubscribe as they are doing you a favor.
yOU’RE NOT A SLIMY SALESMAN
Another major mindset issue for marketers is that recommending
anything or trying to sell makes them a dishonest and slimy salesman.
If you are recommending genuine products which solve your audience’s
problems and will benefit their lives then you shouldn’t be ashamed to
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ASK AND ADDRESS = SALES
One way to sell more affiliate products is to ask your audience what
their main concerns are then find products which solve them. No point
in guessing when you can just ask.
WHAT WILL THEY USE IT FOR?
A great way to come up with new promotion angles and sell more is to
ask people who’ve bought the products what they’ll use it for.
Then create promos around those angles. It can be a great way to
discover new angles you would have never considered before.
DO THEY HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH IT?
You should always prepare your affiliate promos in advance.
I like to ask my audience a week or so before the promo if they’ve ever
used the product (if it’s been released before) or other products by the
vendor and what their thoughts are.
I’ll then use their comments as testimonials in my promotions and
proof the stuff works. Like this testimonial from Ifran…
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And this one from Jeremy…
These both were used in results based emails to show that NicheHacks
tribe members were using these methods with success.
It makes your promotional campaigns real.
SHOW YOUR DATA AND SCREENSHOTS
It’s one thing to SAY you achieved ‘X’ results.
Another to show proof.
Take screenshots where possible to show your outcomes from using
I do it all the time and it works like crazy.
No one can refute the fact that you have achieved the result when you
show a screenshot (and those that would claim screenshots are faked
are too sceptical to buy anything anyway)
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GET PEOPLE ON THE YES TRAIN
You need to get people thinking positive and saying YES to as much
as possible throughout your affiliate campaigns so that when you ask
them to buy they are already on the YES train and primed to buy.
This works great in FAQ style emails where you should rephrase all
common questions so that the answer is YES.
USE A COUNTDOWN TIMER TO
INCREASE THE PRESSURE
If you don’t own the sales page you can’t put a countdown timer on it,
The following plugin allows you to put a countdown timer on ANY page
even when you don’t own it without having access to the code..
MAKE YOUR LINKS AND BUTTONS
One of the best ways to easily increase conversions is to make your
affiliate links, call to action buttons or even opt ins stand out so people
can’t miss them.
Make them bold and ugly.
Make them big.
Make them shake (Use the Animate It! Plugin for WordPress)
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USE BRIDGE PAGES TO INCREASE
If you’d like to get a really high conversion rate (perhaps to impress
a product vendor) then instead of sending all your clicks direct to the
sales page do this…
Send all them to a bridge page where you instead have a short review, a
video pre-selling the product or a bonus which then leads to the sales
That means anyone who does eventually click through is pretty much
ready to buy meaning a very high conversion rate.
SELL THE CLICK NOT THE PRODUCT
Your job as an affiliate is not to sell the product, that’s what the sales
page is for.
But to sell the click.
To make people click that link.
Focus on why people should click the link and less on why they should
SEND DIRECT TO THE PAYMENT PAGE
In some cases (depends on the affiliate network if allowed or not) you
can send your traffic direct to the payment processor cutting out the
Why would you want to do that? Well it could be that the sales page
isn’t a high converter but the product is great.
Or that you know you can sell your audience much better than the sales
Or simply want to cut out that extra step where they could get
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In this section we’ve covered the best ‘hacks’ to shoot up your
conversion rates and increase sales.
Put these into action and you’re a rockstar level
affiliate in no time.
Combined with the product selection, traffic
and email marketing hacks you’re ready to win
SO GO DO IT…
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But what’s next?
Well there’s only 1 thing really…
You have to get out there,
AND GET STARTED.
SEE YOU ON A LEADER BOARD SOON NO DOUBT. 😉
And are ready to put these
So hopefully by now you’ve a pretty good idea what it takes to become a
“super affiliate” promoting digital products.
101 AFFILIATE HACKS
into action so you can easily pick
pick high converting offers
build your email list
watch as you rack up commissions
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