Affiliate Marketing? Are You Making These Three Mistakes?

If you’re still somewhat new to this whole affiliate marketing thing, then you know there is plenty of room to make mistakes. Every day and every promotion is a learning experience.

But you can slash the learning curve by avoiding these three mistakes:

Affiliate Marketing Mistake 1: Promoting Anything and Everything

Your subscribers and blog readers are looking for someone to lead them through the maze of new products that hit your niche every week. If you promote anything and everything as the best thing since sliced bread, you’re just going to hurt your reputation.

So what to do?

Throw away the cut and paste ads the vendors give you, and write your own ads and reviews instead. Be honest about the product. Tell your prospects the good, the bad and the ugly about every product.

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If you don’t recommend, tell them why. If you do recommend it, give them a good reason to buy through your link right now.

Which brings us to the next point:

Affiliate Marketing Mistake 2: Not Adding Value

A dozen affiliates are dropping their links in front of your prospect. Question is, WHY SHOULD THEY BUY FROM YOU?

The answer: because you’re offering a kick-ass bonus when they buy through your affiliate link.

This is might be a report, an ebook, an app, access to a membership site or a even a seat at workshop. It should be highly relevant to whatever you’re promoting, desirable and valuable.

End result? You can make up to five times more sales and commissions by offering a bonus over just tossing a non-incentivised link in front of prospects.

But maybe you’ve noticed that getting up bonus offer pages is sort of a pain in the neck. That brings us to the last point:

Affiliate Marketing Mistake 3: Trying to Do Everything Manually

Speed is key when it comes to affiliate marketing. By the time you hear about a product launch, there might only be a day or two left to scoop up the big commissions. You don’t have a moment to spare. You need to get your offers up fast or kiss those commissions goodbye.

That’s why you shouldn’t try to do everything yourself manually. The super affiliates automate everything they can, and that includes creating bonus pages and automating the delivery of the bonuses.

So how do they do all of this?

Simple: they use a powerful yet easy to use software system called Commission Gorilla.

This software tool was designed by two Super Affiliates who wanted to create a fast and easy way to build their own bonus pages. They made it drag and drop easy to use. You don’t need design skills. You don’t need to touch any code. Just log into your dashboard and click your way to a beautiful, high-converting bonus page!

If you’re ready to take your affiliate business to the next level, then you’ll want to get your hands on this tool too.

I used to spend days creating bonus pages for my affiliate offers by hand. Since I invested in Commission Gorilla it literally takes me no more than 5 to 10 minutes to have a fully hosted bonus page up and running. Best of all I can now just concentrate on editing the sales copy rather than worrying about all the technical aspects. Not only that I can clone pages and reuse them for other affiliate campaigns. It has been a real time saver for me in my business and that is why I am sharing this today. I hope it does the same for your business. Just click the button above to see an example of a bonus page I created with this tool.

Here’s To Your Success,

Grant Cause

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Grant Cause

A 30+ year IT professional, Grant assists businesses, both online and offline, with their online marketing. Helping them to establish their online presence, automate their business, drive more traffic, generate more leads and convert leads into sales.