Top 10 Tips to High Affiliate Commissions As Bloggers

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Enstine Muki

Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective ways to make money online. It is one of the ways to make money on the Internet even without owning a product or having a website. However, being a blogger and promoting affiliate products is a way to make even more sales.

Affiliate marketing is simply the activity of promoting others products and earning a commission from sales. There are many platforms today where you can find these products to promote and earn the commissions.  For a quick list, we have Clickbank, CJ, E-junkie, jvzoo, etc

In this post, I’m not discussing where to find products. I want to bring out 5 ways you as a blogger can make more sales thereby earning more commissions.

With Affiliate Marketing, you can easily be making $100 a day. If you promote a product that pays $30 in commission and you make 3+ sales a day, that will put you on the $100/day scale.

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Let’s look at some simple tips to help you make more sales:

Be an active blogger:

The first step in making affiliate sales as a blogger is to be active in blogging. This means you need your own blog, post contents on it regularly, join active blogging communities, comment on other blogs, share other blogger’s contents, build relationships, etc. Being active is a big step towards building a blog that generates affiliate commissions consistently.

Drive traffic to your blog:

Traffic is the most important thing you would need to generate sales online. Without traffic, you may never make sales. There are many ways to drive free and paid traffic to your blog. In any case, it starts with publishing exciting content on your blog. Once you have published content that’s attractive to readers, by being active as in point one above, you will be driving traffic to the blog. Social media has made it relatively easy to get visitors. Be active on these social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, etc). Join Facebook targeted groups and Google communities.  Sharing your articles on these groups and communities will certainly increase the traffic to your blog.

Promote products you use:

As a blogger, your readers trust you. That’s a big positive point.  That means they will find it easier to believe in you. One of the ways to make them buy more from you is to promote the products you use and by proving results. It works better if the readers can verify that what you are saying actually works.

Offer additional bonuses:

Bonuses have become a common way to boost sales online. Most people buy some products simply because of the value of the bonuses attached.  For the most part, the products you will be promoting have some sort of bonuses. You can go beyond and throw some additional bonuses. If you are a product owner, offer your own product as an additional bonus if readers buy using your affiliate link. I have used this strategy to earn much in commissions online.  I give out copies of my WordPress plug-in for free to readers that use my affiliate link to buy products online. This strategy really works to increase sales.

Apply for special coupons:

Here is a tip that if you start applying today, you will certainly increase your earnings big time. Most product owners are willing to generate unique coupon codes for their affiliates. Just contact the creator of the product you want to promote and ask for a special coupon for your readers. In most cases, they will happily generate that code for you. That’s a way to show to your readers that you care about them and help in saving money. You are always going to make more sales by doing this.

Promote recurring payment products:

Recurring payment products are products that pay your commission over and over again after the initial sale is done.  These are generally membership programs where members pay monthly bills. Each time they pay to maintain their subscriptions, you get your commissions.  There are many recurring payment programs we can promote as bloggers and make long-term earnings. Aweber is an excellent example of the mailing industry.

You don’t just go out promoting any product because it pays recurring. In order to not lose sales, promote niche related products that are considered as necessities. The more there is a need for the product, the longer you make recurring commissions. That’s simply because members will maintain their subscriptions for a very long time.

Write products Review posts:

Product reviews are the best ways to generate sales using your blog. This is little known, but the effectiveness is exceptional. If done the right way, you can really transform your blog into a real commission machine.  If every month you publish an in-depth review post that’s able to generate sales daily or weekly, your blog will gradually become a six-figure earning tool. Most bloggers don’t do this.

If you read earning reports on some blogs that make a lot of money, you will find out that a great portion of the earnings comes from review posts.  Your review posts should not be tilted towards sales. Make it relevant to your readers. Make the readers see the need for the product. If you are reviewing a product you have already used, that will make it hotter. Simply show your readers how it’s helping you.

Showcase your tools:

Most of the tools we use as bloggers have affiliate programs. If you are using some premium plugins, themes, web hosting, etc. and are happy with the results, tell your readers about it. Let readers see how these tools are helping you build a fabulous blog and recommend them using your affiliate link

Promote big commission products:

This is where you can make a huge difference. I’m not referring to the percentage of the sale paid as commission. I’m referring to the amount. If a product costs $27 and the owner pays you 90%, it doesn’t pay huge. Think of a product that costs $1000 and the owner pays 10% in commission. You see how much money you stand to make?

Invite the product owner to feature on your blog:

This point is surely going to make some killer sales. If you are promoting a popular product, inviting its owner to feature and endorse your blog is a huge way to boost sales. It will penetrate deep into boosting the trust you receive from your readers. This will even generate more results if the product creator is well known and respected.

Write products Review posts:

Product reviews are the best ways to generate sales using your blog. This is little known, but the effectiveness is exceptional. If done the right way, you can really transform your blog into a real commission machine.  If every month you publish an in-depth review post that’s able to generate sales daily or weekly, your blog will gradually become a six figure earning tool. Most bloggers don’t do this.

product reviews blog

If you read earning reports on some blogs that make a lot of money, you will find out that a great portion of the earnings comes from review posts.  Your review posts should not be tilted towards sales. Make it relevant to your readers. Make the readers see the need for the product. If you are reviewing a product you have already used, that will make it hotter. Simply show your readers how it’s helping you.

Showcase your tools:

Most of the tools we use as bloggers have affiliate programs. If you are using some premium plugins, themes, web hosting, etc. and are happy with the results, tell your readers about it. Let readers see how these tools are helping you build a fabulous blog and recommend them using your affiliate link

Promote big commission products:

This is where you can make a huge difference. I’m not referring to the percentage of the sale paid as commission. I’m referring to the amount. If a product costs $27 and the owner pays you 90%, it doesn’t pay huge. Think of a product that costs $1000 and the owner pays 10% in commission. You see how much money you stand to make?

Invite the product owner to feature on your blog:

This point is surely going to make some killer sales. If you are promoting a popular product, inviting its owner to feature and endorse your blog is a huge way to boost sales. It will penetrate deep into boosting the trust you receive from your readers. This will even generate more results if the product creator is well known and respected.

Just put these tips into practice and see how your affiliate marketing activities become more rewarding.

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