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5 Most Effective Ways to Increase Affiliate Sales From Your Website

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Are you curious to know how to increase affiliate sales from your website? Do you know why few bloggers make thousands of dollars in affiliate commissions while others find it difficult to make even one sale?

Hands down, affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online. It helps you earn passive income which means you can make money even while you sleep. But here’s the thing: it’s not at all easy to increase affiliate sales.

If you’re struggling to boost your affiliate product sales, this post is for you where we’ll discuss about some of the most effective ways to start increasing affiliate sales quickly.

Let’s get into the details without much ado.

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Website Affiliate Sales In 2018 And Beyond

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#1. Educate, don’t sell

Educating your audience is the most effective to build long term relationship and make sales from your website. Unfortunately most people send sales pitches as soon as they start building an email list. While it may work for few industry but it doesn’t work in all industries.

If you’re wondering about how you can educate your website audience into a sale, here are few most effective tips for you.

Offer expert advice:

One of the reasons to start a blog is you can use your content to educate your audience easily. Instead of creating generic content, offer expert advice through your website.

Remember, people don’t buy from strangers. That’s why it’s so important for you to become a go-to guy in your industry. If people perceive you as an expert in your field, it’s so easy to convert your audience into customers because people trust influencers and prefer to buy.

That being said, even if you’re just starting out, you can achieve expert status through your content (be it through podcasts, videos or articles). Make sure to spend as much time as you can to create timeless content that actually helps your audience.

Learn from competitors:

Competitor research is one of the most effective ways to learn how to sell more from your websites. Observe how your competitors are educating their audience with their content (be it videos, podcasts or articles) and also notice how they are using their content to sell more.

You never know what new tactics or insights you gain by carefully scrutinizing your competitor websites, so make sure to spend time in researching your competitors.

Here are some of the ways to do competitor research to increase affiliate sales from your site easily.

  • Use tools like Buzzsumo to find out the top performing content of your competitors and see if you can create content on the similar lines by making your content 10 times better.
  • You should also get access to premium SEO tools like SEMrush to find your competitors top performing keywords, content ideas, backlink sources and so on to increase your organic traffic as search traffic directly affects your overall affiliate sales.
  • Find out your competitors traffic generating and money making pages. You can read their income reports (if any), closely watch out for the product pages that they often promote through their site and email lists to see if you can also monetize your site with the similar products or services.

#2. Provide “extra” benefits

Why should someone buy from you instead of your competitors?

If you can answer that question, you can make a ton of affiliate sales from your website. Most people don’t provide “enough reasons” to buy from them and that’s a big mistake.

If you’re just starting out as an affiliate, no one actually trusts you and they always think twice before they open their wallets to purchase something from you. That’s the reason why you should focus on improving your “trust factor” or work on developing your social proof.

Make sure to provide exclusive benefits to those who buy products using your affiliate referral links. The best example I can discuss is, I promote Bluehost through my website and my Bluehost sales are pretty good even though I don’t promote or talk about it aggressively on my blog.

Do you know the reason behind Bluehost sales although I don’t promote it hard? The reason is simple: I provide “extra discounts” to those who buy using my affiliate link.

Bluehost usually costs $4 per month (basic plan) but I offer it for $3 per month (we’ve tied up with Bluehost to be able to offer that extra discount) and that’s the reason why people buy using my affiliate link instead of someone else.

The bottomline is, if you can provide extra discounts, additional benefits or giveaway something for free when someone buys using your affiliate links, most people would be glad to buy from you even if you’re not an expert!

#3. Take advantage of “special days”

The holiday season is the most profitable in sales for the marketing industry in the United States, if you are a business owner or an affiliate marketer, you shouldn’t ignore holiday season.

Here’s what I mean by special days;

  • Holiday season
  • Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday
  • New year
  • Christmas season and so on

During the holiday season, usually affiliate product creators such as hosting companies, SEO tool developers etc offer whopping discounts to attract new customers and you’ll usually get discounts up to 90% or even more.

That’s when you can easily start increasing affiliate sales from your website by promoting all the affiliate products aggressively. Here are few things you can do to increase your sales.

  • Make sure to prepare for the holiday season well in advance and write product reviews along with the deals and discounts (and mention how much one can save during the holiday season).
  • Start building links and optimizing your pages that you create exclusively for special days like black Friday and cyber Monday so you can start generating more search traffic to those pages when the deals actually go live.
  • Use your email list to your advantage and be active to promote all the products along with the discounts.
  • Also plan for the last minute rush as most people purchase last minute deals and persuade them to take action by using call to actions like “last minute deals”, “offer ends within 2 hours” and so on.

#4. Email list can be your weapon

Observe any successful affiliate marketer, majority of his sales come from their email list.

If you’re ignoring email marketing, you’re losing a lot of money on the table. Here are two shocking facts about email marketing.

  • Email marketing spending in the United States would grow from 2.07 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 to 3.07 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. (Statista)
  • Email has a median ROI of 122% – over 4x higher than other marketing formats including social media, direct mail, and paid search. (DMA and Demand Metric)

Here’s the email marketing ROI (per $1 spent).

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So if you want to increase affiliate sales in 2018, start building and growing your email list. Here are few simple yet most effective tips to build and grow a high quality email list to increase affiliate sales in 2018 and beyond.

  • Provide freebies such as eBooks, plugins, tools, cheat sheets, videos or anything that helps your audience to solve their problems. Just don’t offer a freebie for the sake of building list, do it to actually help your audience. Your freebies should be so good that your audience are willing to pay money for it.
  • Start writing guest posts for others. Whether you know it or not, guest blogging is still the most effective way to build a high quality email list. The people who visit your site after reading your guest posts are more tend to listen to you or buy stuff from you, so make sure to spend quality time to write guest posts for top sites in your industry.
  • Start conducting giveaways. If you’re just starting out and looking for ways to quickly grow your email list, giveaways work like a charm. Just make sure to provide related products or tools that match with your target audience instead of attracting freebie seekers.
  • You can offer Facebook signups to start collecting emails easily and also use your email signature to provide a link to the email list building landing page to start growing your email list.

#5. Give, give, give, ask

I’ve been earning money from affiliate marketing for over 10 years now and I want you to know a less known secret to make more commission from affiliate product sales.

Give, give, give and then ask.

Here’s what most affiliates do: they sell from day 1. They don’t provide any value to their audience, email subscribers or website visitors. Their focus will be mostly on generating sales instead of offering something for their audience and that’s the reason why majority of the people struggle with sales.

If you want to increase affiliate sales, give first. Give more before you ask for a sale.

Here are few of the most effective ways you can give and provide more value to your website audience before you ask for a sale.

  • Think like a go-giver, not a go-getter. Yes, if you want to make a ton of sales online, you need to hustle like anything and think like a go-getter but the successful affiliate marketers reverse engineer everything by focusing on giving first, asking for the sale later.
  • Focus on building trust and strong rapport with your audience. The best way to do that is to focus on building an email list and send as many valuable newsletters as possible without promoting anything. Instead of providing affiliate links directly from your email list, you can redirect your subscribers to your landing pages where you can actually ask for the sale.
  • One of the most effective ways to increasing your affiliate sales from your website is to get more referrals. You can ask your email subscribers or those people who already bought something from you to share your stuff to their friends or with their network. You can provide freebies or offer exclusive offers to your referrals in order to persuade them to refer you over your competitors.

Above all, make it extremely easy to buy stuff from you. Don’t let your website visitors to go through a lot of steps to be able to buy products using your affiliate referral links. Make sure to include an affiliate disclosure to instantly build trust with your audience.

Final thoughts about increasing affiliate sales from your website

Showcasing social proof, educating your audience about the products you promote, adding value before you start selling, building an email list, using special days such as holidays to your advantage – all these things work like a charm to increase your affiliate sales.

Just focus on implementing one strategy at a time and you’ll see better results in the long run. Don’t forget that affiliate marketing is all about long term, so don’t look for shortcuts.

Do you’ve any questions for me? Did you find this post useful in increasing affiliate sales? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Anil Agarwal is the guy behind Bloggers Passion blog where he is helping newbie bloggers in starting their blogs, and then taking their blog’s traffic & revenue to the next level. He also owns HostingMonks.com, a blog dedicated to web hosting solutions.

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How to Drive Blog Traffic through Facebook: 7 Tips

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I drive oodles of blog traffic through Facebook.

Easiest platform for building blogging success because Facebook makes it simple to build bonds 1 to 1.

As the crickets serenade me on this fine evening in Thailand, I feel at peace. Everything comes together more quickly blogging-wise and I see win after win.

Facebook played a role in my blogging success. Seems to be the best platform for making friends and sharing value.

How to Drive Blog Traffic through Facebook

Facebook blog traffic converts. People addicted to FB follow my updates and Like freely, expanding my blogging reach far and wide.

I see it as a simple channel for helping folks and making friends.

1: See Yourself Successfully Driving Traffic through Facebook

As within, so without.

Speed up your Facebook success. Paint a mental picture of your blogging success on FB.

Clearly see your latest post registering 100 Likes. Read the 40 comments in your mind’s eye. Have it, by seeing it and feeling it to be real. Having a vision moves you into relaxed, calm, confident blogging actions accelerating your success.

Everything flows according to your focus. Visualize success. Success follows.

2: Share Blog Posts Aligned with Your Reader Dreams

I noticed a quick surge on Facebook recently.

Not only do my success-themed posts vibe with my readers, my selfies in the world’s most stunning tropical spots inspire readers to follow my blog diligently, to buy my stuff, to hire me, to endorse me and to become rabid fans.

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I share how I spend months in places like Fiji, Bali and Thailand and back it up with a picture. Facebook folks love images. Eye candy.

My readers dream of seeing the world. I supply the dream through my example. Engagement jumps and my Facebook blog traffic increases.

3: Keep Updates Positive

I only post positive, uplifting content to Facebook. Doing so aligns me with positive people, positive circumstances and greater success because where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Inspire people to live their dreams. Be warm. Share your inspired blog posts. Follow up with positive images and stories. Motivate people with love and fun. Drive traffic by being a bright light in the world of Facebook.

4: Respond to Like’rs

I find this to be the easiest way to drive blog traffic through Facebook successfully.

I go to where I am loved by responding to folks who Like my blog post status updates. Addressing Like’rs by name builds bonds. Plus every comment response boosts engagement and increases your exposure in the main feed.

1 to 1 engagement gives your attention and energy to readers who see your success. Observe as your success expands in response to giving fans and friends your attention and energy.

Check in 2-3 times daily as Likes grow. Give your energy to fans to expand your fan base. Increase your blog traffic.

5: Respond to Comments

Respond to comments on status updates. Boost engagement. Increase your blog traffic.

Someone comments on one of my status updates linking to my blog. One engagement alerts Facebook; people are talking. I respond. Facebook gets alerted again. Plus I engage someone 1 to 1 to build a stronger friendship.

Responding to comments is easy on your phone. Type a few words or speak a few sentences via voice to text to boost your blog traffic through the concept of engagement.

Answer comments. Give your energy to users who enjoy your content. Increase the size of your tribe. Watch how more visitors find your blog through Facebook.

6: Post Inspirational Updates in Blogging Themed Groups

I share a few inspirational updates to blogging themed Groups daily on Facebook.

New folks find my blog through these updates daily.

Why?

People crave inspiration. If everybody zigs by sharing links and business opportunities, stunningly successful bloggers zag by sharing an inspirational update and a link of them living their dreams.

Folks have been going gaga over my New Zealand pictures recently. For good reason; this may be the most gorgeous country on earth. Picture the eye-popping Southern Alps, the semi-tropical North Island and rolling pastures filled with grazing sheep and cows.

This is from my 3 month trip to New Zealand.

Of course anybody who sees me in New Zealand sharing inspiration wants to follow my blog; more traffic for me.

Be inspiring. Share uplifting updates on blogging themed Groups.

Answer questions too for a nice blog traffic post.

7: Give Your Energy Only to Positive Facebook’ers

I only engage and follow positive folks sharing uplifting updates. As I align with success I notice success finds me easily on Facebook and through all channels online.

Where your attention and energy goes, grows. Giving your energy to positive, inspired people increases your blog traffic and profits. Positive folks are prospering folks. Inspired people freely buy your products and services. Plus these successful people endorse you and promote you for a nice blogging success surge.

Follow bright lights closely. My successful, wise readers Like my updates quickly, hungry for an inspirational boost. I noticed my latest blog post status update garnered 6 Likes in minutes. People want positive bloggers in their stream. Super successful bloggers keep it positive all the time on Facebook.

Be positive, focus on success and the sky is the limit for your Facebook blog traffic.

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Blogging Mindset: How to Go from Survival Mode to Servant to Stunning Success

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Tropical birds provide background music for me as I write these words from Thailand. How’s that sound for developing  successful blogging mindset?

The sun shines brilliantly. My home office feels cool and inviting.

A cold drink sits on the desk.

I am a stunning success now but did live in survival mode for a bit. I also became a humble servant. Servants do not get paid well. Ask a maid or butler.

The best blogging role you can play in this life time is that of a stunning success.

Success is your birthright. Success is yours now. Take it. Seize it. Give your energy to success. See your wins. Accelerate your blogging growth.

Blogging Mindset

Realize this: being successful is as simple as shifting your focus to positive ideas. After making that shift everything changes, from your thoughts, to feelings, to actions.

Example; you are reading this post. See this as being positive. Stunning success is yours because you are learning from a guy whose life reads like a movie. Big time win. Easy win too.

Check out this photo I snapped from my 4 month trip to Fiji.

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What 10 positive things happened blogging-wise today? You published a post. I see that as a positive. You broadcast live on Facebook. Make that a positive. You feel better about your blog, right? Good. You have success within and feel successful so you will see success in the physical world. Where your energy goes, grows.

How to Leave Survival Mode and Servant Mode Behind

Kill 2 birds with one stunning success stone: leave both poverty conscious states of mind behind by developing a vision of your dream life.

Easy peasy.

This step involves sitting in a quiet room and allowing a picture of your dream life to appear in your mind. Either narrate the picture to yourself or let the image pop up in your mind.

Add details to make it feel real. Visualize your success.

Relax and listen to intuitive nudges.

The split second you see your dream and feel it as being real, the dream expands into physical form, for where your attention and energy goes, grows. See success. Success expands. Quite simple.

Exit survival mode – just trying to get by and pay bills with your blog – and leave servant mode while you are at it. Success seekers become the best in the world in their blogging niche. Forget trying to just survive. Leave behind the self-image of being a humble servant, a less than slave, putting people on a pedestal or not seizing your success, your brilliance, your most spectacular dream.

Success is your birthright. Grab the spotlight. Make more money. Help more folks. Step up into stunning success as you move higher and higher in blogging circles.

Create and Connect

Create uplifting content to inspire your readers.

This is from one of my many trips to Bali.

From one of my many trips to Bali.

Connect with top pros in your blogging niche by helping them.

Following these practical tips becomes easier and easier after you give your sole attention to:

  • your dreams
  • your success
  • positive thoughts and feelings

Focus on success. Watch how quickly success expands in your experience.

Creating and connecting is the work part of blogging but if you focus on positive ideas the work becomes easy because it is simple. Listen to your readers. How can you help them? Serve up valuable content through your blog posts.

Connecting with top pros is as simple as reading their posts, commenting genuinely on their blogs and promoting them. Easy.

World Famous Features

I landed features on Fox News among other world famous sites by building a vision of a fun, freeing life.

Do the same to see stunning success.

Features on famous blogs follow positive focused bloggers who know they are succeeding now. Focus on the moment. Feel good about every blogging win you see today. Feel good about your success. Success is as certain as the night following the day because you were born into a legacy of success. Let go any mental image of being a struggling servant or someone desperately trying to survive.

Step into your most spectacular dreams now.

Spectacular is ordinary in my life because I see spectacular as normal. Who knows if I am going to Bali or Malaysia next? Maybe I will just fly back to New York City. We will see.

I visualized this dream life and followed my intuition. My intuition nudged me to take certain actions from a chill, relaxed energy.

Energy Game

Energy is everything guys. Your life follows your energy. Focus on your dreams but do so from a relaxed, peaceful, chill vibe. See your vision as if it is real, already. Know you are succeeding now.

If you have this picture in mind you can relax. No need to work hard, to panic or to hurry. No need to rush or force things. Survival mode bloggers panic and hurry because these folks have no vision or dreams; survival mode bloggers just want to survive, being desperately driven by circumstances.

This is from one of my many trips to Thailand.

You know better.

You follow Blogging From Paradise.

Slow Down and Calm Down Because Success Is Already Yours

Your vision tells you to slow down, to calm down and to allow stunning success to flow your way in calm, confident fashion.

I spent most of today offline. After watching the latest episode of Game of Thrones – second time – with expat buddies here in Chiang Mai I am settling in to finish this post. My mental image makes it happen. My focus on success allows my blogging success to expand.

You get to have a life offline – and a rich one at that – as your online success expands. Seize this chief benefit of developing a winning blogging mindset. Exit survival mode and cease being a lowly servant by using your mind power to picture immense blogging success. Move into calm, confident, relaxed action to allow this success to come into form.

 

 

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Blogging Inspiration: Count All of Your Blogging Wins

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You are succeeding now.

Count all of your blogging wins.

Did you drive your 100,000th visitor to your blog this month? See this win.

Did you drive 5 people to your blog today? See this win.

Everything is a blogging win because you are always winning. Every win builds a step nudging you higher in your blogging niche.

Blogging Inspiration

Today I experienced a handful of blogging wins:

  • I wrote and published this post on how to live your dreams
  • I re-shared my Entrepreneur feature; solid win
  • I am writing this guest post
  • I had great engagement on my Facebook Live Broadcast this morning

Plus I experienced the ultimate win; I experienced this blogging success from a quiet village in Thailand. You cannot beat that.

Focus on Wins to See More Wins

I see more wins because I focus on my wins all day long.

Where your attention and energy goes, grows. Give your attention to your wins and you keep winning daily.

See the positive in all you do online and offline. Be a success spotter. Use your mind power to project more blogging wins in your experience every single day.

Quick blogging growth unfolds for win-seeking bloggers. Established, pro bloggers list wins regularly to expand their success and to inspire their readers.

Again; where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Examples of Blogging Wins

Here are a few:

  • wrote and published a blog post
  • received one blog comment today
  • saw 40,000 people visit your blog this month
  • spotted your DA over 30

Every single statistic is a win if you see it as a win. Imagine building something special on every metric you see. See your success. Observe how you are sprinting toward your dreams and how your dreams sprint toward you. Feel good about your perpetual growth. Accelerate your blogging success.

Your Wins Inspire You and Your Readers

Speaking of your wins has a dual effect; you and your readers feel awesome about your blogging success.

I feel great speaking of my achievements. Makes me feel good about my blogging gig. My readers also appreciate seeing my wins because inspiration flows from my success. If I can succeed my readers can and will succeed too.

Plus you see that you are winning right now. You are successful now. Every blogger succeeds now because we all have wins to call upon to keep our success momentum building into something inspired.

 Wins Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Getting 10 people to visit your blog today is a win.

Seeing $30,000 in monthly blogging profits is a win.

Buying your domain and hosting is a win. Receiving 1 more opt in is a win.

Everything is a win if you focus your mind on success. See your dreams in detail. Observe how your success nudges you toward your dreams step by step.

Check out this camel from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I am living my dreams as an island hopping pro blogger but also see my dreams expand daily into something even more spectacular. Connecting with powerful, successful folks nudges me to dream a bigger life and more inspiring experience.

I count every eBook sale as a win. Every comment on my live broadcasts is a win. Everything is a win for every blogger.

As my wins pile up my success expands. I tune into positive vibes and align with positive, inspired folks who expand my vision. Why? My focus on wins aligns me with world renowned winners.

Your Success Is Within

Everything you dream through your blog is within. Success is in consciousness.

Following proven practical tips yields zero results if you think like a failure because how you think determines your results. As within, so without, because where your attention and energy goes, grows.

Speed up your blogging success by focusing on your wins in a calm, clear, knowing, peaceful vibe.

Working hard and struggling makes zero sense because you cancel out your effort with a focus on failure and struggle.

Make things easier and easier. See your success within. Shift your focus solely to being successful. Successful ideas flow to you. Act on these ideas from a relaxed, chill vibe and see yourself succeeding. Focus on your wins. See your wins expand as you work less, play more and know success is yours.

Go Beyond Gratitude

Versus counting your blessings just program your mind to see win after win. Observe success after success to go beyond gratitude.

Being grateful accelerates your blogging success but seeing wins every day hyper accelerates the success you experience because win-spotting carries a different, higher powered energy than simply being grateful. Different ball game.

Of course I am grateful for my 3 month trip to New Zealand.

Going beyond gratitude and seeing the trip as an offline win expands my success consciousness.

Seeing myself working aka playing aka blogging in a sleepy village in Northern Thailand at 8:30 PM on a Sunday night feels like winning to me. I worked for just a few hours today. I spent hours offline and also had prime Netflix viewing today, watching an entire movie. I took a short nap and plan to hit the sack early. More winning.

I feel more successful daily and experience greater and greater success with minimal effort. What a neat side effect of counting your blogging wins daily.

Go head. List 30 of your recent blogging wins. Everything counts.

See how quickly you accelerate your blogging success.

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