Today I want to share with you 7 easy ways to make your first affiliate commission as early as today. As someone that works with people everyday on growing their online business here is what I see. People make affiliate marketing way too complicated.
They spend hours and hours furiously working on things that don’t matter. Or spend hours and hours getting everything perfect. And the sad truth is…they give up before they ever achieve success.
Affiliate Marketing Is Simple
Here’s the thing, affiliate marketing is simple. And once you can wrap your head around that idea you can start to make some serious commissions.
Think of it like this:
Traffic –> Offer –> Commission
There are really only 3 components to making an affiliate commission. Just 3.
1. Products to promote are everywhere. There are good products to promote in every single niche. So that takes care of the offer component.
2. There are products that pay great commissions in every niche. Just look at JVZoo, warriorplus, and Clickbank. Just those three platforms alone have a ton of great products you can promote as an affiliate and make great affiliate commissions.
3. Traffic is where everyone gets hung up. Traffic is everywhere you just have to go get it. You can go here and download my Free Traffic Authority Training if you are struggling with traffic. Think about it this way…you could go spend $5 – $10 on Facebook right now and send 20 people to your website and its actually probably more than that. And if you could start your business just by spending $5 or $10 you would be all in right?
Imagine this. Lets say you spend $10 on getting traffic to an affiliate offer you’re promoting that pays 100% commission (very common in the internet marketing niche) on a $7 front-end product. And lets say that product is converting at 10%.
If you send 20 clicks on an affiliate offer that is converting at 10% that = 2 sales
2 sales at 100% commission on a $7 product is $14. Now obviously there would be Paypal fees and a few other things but you get the point. Also, most affiliate products pay at least 50% commissions on the back-end purchases as well. And there is a decent chance you could pick up a back-end sell but lets ignore that for now.
So in essence you paid $10 to make $14 and you added two buyers to your list. Would you continue to pay $10 to make $14? I know I would.
How many times could you do this?
Now, I am going to get into the techniques but I want to break down that mindset barrier. Making affiliate commissions is easy. You don’t have to pay for traffic but you could. But I wanted you to see how easy it is to actually make your first affiliate commission and start your online business.
Affiliate Marketing Techniques
Now you choose an affiliate product to promote and get to work using one or all of the 7 affiliate promotion techniques below. If you are not sure how to choose an affiliate product to promote go here.
Create A Free Lead Magnet And Have An Affiliate Product As Upsell
One way to get your first affiliate commission would be to create a free lead magnet report that you exchange for an optin to your email list. This could be a free guide you put together, a free video, a plr report your have rights to etc. For example, I have a lead magnet that I give away here which is my affiliate marketing case study.
But here is the key. Once someone opts in to get your free gift they are sent to an affiliate offer.
Lets take an example. Lets say you are promoting an affiliate product about how to get your first 1,000 blog subscribers. You could create a lead magnet about “The top 5 places to capture leads on your blog.”
See how related this is to the affiliate offer?
Now you could take that lead magnet put it on your blog and send traffic to it. When you get people to optin to your list they are sent to the sales page of the affiliate product and are upsold with the affiliate offer. Now some people will buy that affiliate product right from there and that is the power of the upsell.
To take things even further you could then build out an autoresponder sequence that continues to promote that affiliate offer to everyone that didn’t purchase the upsell. Or you could promote other related affiliate offers to them.
Promote Affiliate Offers On Facebook
Here is a really simple method that can get you some commissions fast. With this technique you will be promoting affiliate offers using Facebook. With Facebook you have to be careful not to direct link people straight to an affiliate offer because this could get your account banned or your posts never show up.
Here is what you do instead. You make a post on Facebook talking about a product and then you link to a bonus page or presell page that gets people excited about the affiliate offer and clicking on your links. Here is a post I made about doubling your affiliate commissions using this exact technique.
Let’s look at a recent example of one of my affiliate promotions.
And here is the page they were sent to when they clicked on the link in Facebook.
Or you can go directly to my Affiliate Marketing X Review and Bonus Page here to see exactly what it looks like.
Now there are a couple of ways to get traction with Facebook. One way would be to add people as friends on Facebook who like pages or groups in your niche. For example, I would go and find blogging groups and pages if I am in the blogging niche and target those people to add as friends who would see my Facebook posts.
Or I would build a page or group of my own that I could promote within. This is more time consuming but can provide a bigger payout and more affiliate commissions.
Or you can use Facebook Ads which I will talk about next.
Promoting Affiliate Products With Facebook Ads
Now, I could take that last post that I made on my Facebook page and boost that post using Facebook advertisements. By doing so I could reach a lot of people and get a lot of people to my presell page or bonus page and clicking on my affiliate links.
Or I could set up a stand alone advertisement within Facebook that promotes my bonus page using the option to send clicks to your website.
Personally, I like boosting the Facebook post because it builds out my Facebook page and I get traffic at the same time. People will like the post, share the post, and like my page. Win Win!
Promoting Affiliate Products With YouTube Videos
The next thing I could do is create a quick video about the product I am promoting and upload it to YouTube. I could then optimize the YouTube video to send traffic to my bonus page or to my presell page. Or even to my lead magnet and promote the affiliate product via my autoresponder.
A good review video has the following:
- Shows the sales page of the product you are promoting.
- Highlights the key bullet points of the product.
- Gives your opinions or thoughts on the product
- Gives a sneak peak inside the members area or inside the product.
Make Affiliate Commissions With Affiliate Product Reviews
The next method is to make a review on your website or blog. This is a great way to make affiliate commissions over time. Not only do you make them when your first promote the product but you make them as people find those pages on your blog when you link to them or when they find them in search.
Writing reviews is a great way to make affiliate commissions but it doesn’t stop there. Once you write a product review spend twice the amount of time you spent to write it promoting it!
As an example here is an affiliate review blog post I did for Easy Launch Funnel. This was a product that I really liked so I decided to do a quick review post about it. I sent some traffic to it and got 5th place on the leader-board. And this is something you could do just as easily!
Remember it is not hard.
Buy A Solo Ad To A Bonus Page Or Lead Magnet
Earlier we talked about creating lead magnets and bonus pages. We also talked about using paid traffic like Facebook. You could use those same techniques driving traffic with solo ads. Using this method you could send them to a squeeze page where they optin to get your lead magnet and then upsell them on an affiliate product. You could also sell them affiliate products on the back-end with your auto-responder or send them to your future product reviews and bonuses.
Or you could send solo traffic directly to a review or bonus page. I recommend the first method though because with that method you acquire the lead even if they don’t buy. But this method is an option as well.
Put Out A Free eBook That Includes Affiliate Links
Another great way to make an affiliate commission is to create a free report or eBook that includes your affiliate links. For example. I could teach people how to create a high converting sales page with a free report or ebook. Within that ebook I could link out to the sales page creation software I use (optimizepress) using my affiliate link.
By doing this I give myself the opportunity to make an affiliate commission every time someone downloads that free ebook. Think of all the places you could post a free eBook. You aren’t trying to sell anything you are giving away free content. But within that content you give yourself the opportunity to make affiliate commissions.
You could use it as a lead magnet on your website. You could give it away for free somewhere on your blog without optin. You could put it out on the doc sharing sites. You could post it in forums. You could mail it to your email list. You could run ads promoting it. You could do guest posts promoting it.
The options are endless.
In this video I share the overview of my affiliate marketing strategy.
Make Affiliate Marketing Work For You
Now Imagine what could happen if you combined all these affiliate promotion techniques on every product that you promoted. Do you think you could start pulling in some serious affiliate commissions?
I know you could! That is the power of affiliate marketing.
P.S. If you want to get my powerful Affiliate Marking Training you can go right here.
You will be glad you did :).