Super Affiliate Strategies To Boost Your Click Through Rates

If you are an affiliate I don’t need to tell you that it’s not easy, especially if your promoting a product or service that is a large program with a lot of affiliates. Every single affiliate in that program is in indirect competition with you, even though it’s not your product or service.

You have thousands of other affiliates that are promoting the same product or service, targeting the same market, and using the same ads as you. Traditionally a real good associate program would provide you with tested and proven ads to maximize your click throughs. Today you just can’t put a link on your web site and use the ads they provide you. You have thousands of other affiliates out there competing with you using the same ads you are, which makes it even more difficult to make money.

At this point you need to ask yourself, why should my visitor buy it from me, when they can buy it from thousands of other affiliates? How can I increase my click throughs to boost my affiliate sales?

These are some of the issues we are going to cover in this article. It’s bad enough that most affiliates struggle to make their first sale, let alone make a commission every month. But if you want to make real money promoting your associate program you need to work smarter, not harder.

If you want people to buy it from you than you need to come up with your own ads, that will give you an advantage over the rest of your affiliates.

Personal Recommendation

A personal recommendation is a very powerful tool and can skyrocket your affiliate click through rates. Writing a personal recommendation for a product or service that you are promoting is a way to tell the world that you have evaluated the product’s or service’s quality and approve it. You should also discuss any experiences that you’ve had with the product or service, people want to hear your testimonial, so give it to them in your own words.

I need to warn you though, if you start recommending anything and everything, eventually your personal recommendations will lose face value. Not only that, if you start recommending poor products or services, your recommendation will reflect on your credibility.

Just to give you an example, I am very stringent about my recommendations. The only time I recommend a product or service is if I use it everyday or have used it in the past. I don’t recommend any product or service that I have not been in indirect experience with.

Write A Teaser

Instead of using the same ads that other affiliates use, be different and get creative by writing a teaser. Writing your own teaser is another way to boost your affiliate click through rate.

Teasers set the stage for your affiliate product or service, by accelerating your visitor’s impulse. This enables them to have a sneak peek at what they can expect from the product or service you are promoting before they even realize that you’re selling them something. Using the teaser approach is a sure way to boost your marketing efforts and increase your affiliate revenue.

When writing a teaser don’t try to sell it, or reveal any prices, that’s the sales copy’s job. You need to keep in mind that the teaser’s job is only to motivate your visitor to click through your advertisement.

Screen Your Visitors

Screening your visitors is a technique that is used in copywriting that enables you to control and screen the serious individuals from the test pilots. When applying this technique to a sales copy, it will eliminate the amount of refunds you may recieve. In this case, you need to be specific about the product or service without giving too many details, this will eliminate unnecessary click throughs.

This technique is perfect, if you are using any type of pay per click advertising. By screening people in advance you will improve your click through rate and save yourself a lot of money in your pay per click advertising campaign.

Mask Your Affiliate Urls

These days people are very leery about clicking through affiliate urls, because they know when they see it that you are trying to sell them something. If you want to really boost your affiliate sales then you should mask your affiliate urls. By masking your url, your visitor will never see your affiliate url in the browser window making it more invitable to them, more click throughs means more sales. You will see a significant increase in your click throughs when you mask the url.

For those who don’t know how to mask your affiliate url, here is what you need:

To mask your affiliate urls there are two areas we need to address, one is [affiliate_url], replace it with your affiliate url. The second is click here to view, which is what will appear in your visitor’s browser window. If you want to display something different in the browser’s window, then change the click here to view to what you want to display.

These were just some of the ways to improve your click through rate. After you have applied these techniques you will notice a substantial increase in click throughs and sales.

Ways To Develop Your Own Outrageously Profitable Product

If you want to make big money on the web, you need to have your own product. A lot of people would like to have their own product, but they lack either, the expertise and/or have no idea how or where to begin.

Before you even think about creating a product, you need to research and make sure there is a market. You need to identify your market and find out exactly what they want for a product.

When it comes time to decide on a product to develop, you need to realize that the niche your researching is something that people want and not need. People are more apt to purchase something they want over something they need.

Why?

People on the web are impulsive shoppers, they make decisions based on emotions. When they see something they want, they buy it based on their impulse and desire to have it. Any purchase based on emotions is an impulse purchase and emotion is what sells!

Develop The Product Yourself

Today, the two hottest and outrageously profitable products on the web are, software and informational products, such as ebooks. If you want to build a solid reputation on the web, then having your own product is the best way to go. When most people develop their own product, they tend to favor an ebook over software.

Why?

A couple of reasons, one is, ebooks are a lot easier to develop, then software. Another reason why ebooks are so popular is, because they cost next to nothing to start up and maintain. The profit margin of an ebook is extremely high, compared to software, anywhere up to 95% is profit.

On the other hand, with software your profit margin is not nearly as high as an ebook. Unless you know how to develop your own software, developing costs will be at a minimal. You probably don’t know how to develop software, so the chances of having to hire a software developer is high, and can be very costly too.

Moreover, it takes time to write and publish your own ebook. You need to write, go through the lengthy editing process, and publish it. I am not trying to discourage you, it takes time and dedication to write your own ebook. When it’s all said and done, the end result is well worth it, because your are gaining the name recognition.

If you can’t write, or don’t have the expertise to develop your own product, no problem. I will give you a few other alternative solutions to help you on your way to developing your product.

Conduct An Interview

You would like to write your own ebook, but you don’t have the expertise to educate your reader. This is a problem that many people face. If you don’t have the expertise for your ebook than find someone who does and conduct an interview with them. It’s that easy!

You might be able to find an expert in your particular field that might participate in your interview for free, because it would be more exposure for them. On the other hand, a real expert knows their expertise is valuable and will charge you a consultation fee for participating in the interview.

Ghost Writers

If you are the type of person that doesn’t think they can write, let alone write their own ebook. Well, that’s where you can hire ghost writers. There are literally thousands of writers out there that are hungry to write for you. Ghost writers will write your ebook for next to nothing.

You can find thousands of ghost writers by going to the Search Engines and searching for the keywords “ghost writers”. With ghost writers no one will even know that you have hired a ghost writer, with the exception of you and the ghost writer. I wish that I could recommend one for you, but I don’t use ghost writers, so I can’t.

Freelancers

If you have ever wanted to develop your own software at a reasonable price, then freelancers might be the way to go. A freelancer is a professional independent contractor that you can hire to develop your software, or just about anything else you can imagine.

The best place to find freelancers are at network giants, like Elance and eMoonlighter. Elance is my personal favorite. Just to give you an idea, Elance alone has tens of thousands of freelancers waiting for your job.

Let me give you a quick rundown of how it works within these networks. It works just as though you were selling an item on eBay. The first thing you do is post your job, giving a detailed profile of the project. Then, you will select a certain amount of time for the professionals in that field to place their bid on your project.

These are some of the popular methods that people use to create their own products. Just make sure you do your research before you think about developing a product. You don’t want to develop a product that no one wants, you will not be happy with your results.