People often ask about my most successful [tag]Affiliate marketing[/tag] tactics. Well, I hate to call it a “tactic” but, I’ve learned over the years to simply get to know the products and services I’m promoting. Yes, that means actually buying and using them. My job then becomes a simple task of writing a real review describing the positives and negatives of the product.
It sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? There’s no [tag]Web 2.0[/tag] voodoo, and no cryptic “black hat” Search Engine techniques. Just a simple straightforward webpage about the product you’re trying to sell.
Is it really that simple?
Well that’s certainly not all there is to it – but knowing what you’re trying to promote probably gets you about ninety percent of the way there.
You see, that’s the problem with a lot of affiliate marketers. They spend their time worrying about everything but the product they’re trying to promote. You can’t successfully sell something if you’ve never really experienced it. Do you think you can really describe the sound of a sizzling steak if you’ve never bothered to stand near the grill? I know I can’t…
So does this mean you have to go out and buy the latest and greatest HDTV or blow the kids college fund doing product research. Of course not! You’re already using products and services right now, aren’t you? Why not make a list of the things you like and don’t mind spending money on. I bet you’ll find a bunch of products that you can start promoting today – with no additional research costs involved.
I guarantee, you’ll make a lot more money selling something that you’ve used and understand then you will trying to sell some bleeding-edge high tech gadget that you saw the kid next door fiddling with.
…And the best part is, when it’s time for that hot new HDTV – you can write it off! 😉