Affiliate Marketing: Promoting High Ticket Affiliate Products (And Make Money)
Are you promoting high ticket affiliate products? The life of an affiliate marketer isn't easy. You are always worried about competition and often time, prays hard to make a living on the Internet.
Do you know why most affiliate marketers are NOT making enough money from affiliate marketing?
They are not promoting high ticket affiliate products.
Ask anyone of them and they will give you a sh*tload of reasons - from promoting high ticket affiliate products means higher competition to lack of time to do sufficient research (before they can successfully promote a high ticket affiliate product).
I want you to find some gems in this post and I'm going to share with you several ways (and products) you can start promoting to score yourself well-deserved high ticket sales.
A niche blog is a blog where the content of the blog is discussing a specific topic. Let's take an example of a web hosting blog. The blog will cover a wide range of topic related to web hosting and for search engines, you are providing content within a specific niche (which helps you get discovered pretty fast).
When creating a niche blog to promote high ticket affiliate products, the goal is to flood the marketplace with valuable information. These well-written content is going to drive traffic to your site and increases the trust level of your visitors. Ultimately, visitors who trust you will most likely buy from you ... regardless what you are promoting.
When it comes to promoting high ticket affiliate products, you should be promoting a product related to web hosting (duh!) and in this case, WP Engine is known for its high commission payout.
Yes, that's right. You are bound to earn at least $200 per sale when you promote any WP Engine web hosting products. There are affiliates who actually earn thousands of dollars when promoting WP Engine's enterprise web hosting services.
So, the sky is your only limit.
Are you ready to close some high ticket affiliate sales this week?
I bet you are, right?
Now tell me your experience promoting high ticket affiliate products in the comment below!
*P.S. If you are not promoting high ticket affiliate products, you should do that right now!
Affiliate Marketing Tips: The ONE Tool That Increase Conversion Multiple Folds
There are a lot of affiliate marketing tips in the Internet today and there are some of them which are really good. If you are just starting out doing affiliate marketing, you would want to implement everything at the same time.
Now, here's the difference of what you can do, and what you will do.
Allow me to ask you something. You are interested in affiliate marketing because:
Now that you know what I'm trying to say, the trick is to use visual builder to avoid touching any codes. Of course, if you know how to code, then you can work your way without any visual builder plugins.
If you are new to affiliate marketing or simply want to get started as soon as possible without wasting anytime, here are some resources I recommend you to read and bookmark now:
Anyone can start affiliate marketing but it takes more than just writing to make affiliate sales. The article layout need to be extremely interesting and interactive to drive those clicks to close the sale.
Why Most Affiliate Marketers Fail (And What You Can Do About It)
Affiliate marketers fail a lot. Yes, that's true.
You may be brand new to this affiliate marketing stuffs and what is the first thing you discover? Bloggers make a lot of money through affiliate marketing. And that becomes the fuel to your quest in making money online.
This post will share some of the most common mistakes done by affiliate marketers and those are the reasons that contributed to our past failures.
1. Everything is about M-O-N-E-Y
Money drives a lot of people and it definitely drives us to become affiliate marketers.The truth is, no one will want to become an affiliate marketer if that wasn't for the money.
Being an affiliate marketer myself, let me tell you that there is absolutely no problem for you trying to make money online.
But the trick is to have a strong understanding of what you can do and what you will do. Let me give you an example.
You make $100 when selling or promoting a product
You can either:
Promote it just for selling it, or
Promote it as if you are using the product yourself
And this makes all the difference.
Most of the time, I'm able to close a sale when I share my personal experience using the product. Do I make sales when I am promoting a product I'm not using? I sure do, but just not that many sales.
I know this sounds confusing but trust me, it is true. We are always better salesmen when we are promoting products we are currently using or trust.
2. Not having a real plan
You can't just be successful in affiliate marketing by chance.
What does having a plan means?
It means that you need to know what you are doing, from the first step to last. And it will cover the whole 9-yard such as content marketing, getting on social and winning on search engines.
Starting affiliate marketing but have no plans? Don't worry.
Here's a quick checklist for you (for a kick start):
Using the right web design to boost affiliate sales
Choosing the right affiliate network or program to promote
Layout your search engine optimization strategy
Writing and crafting the best content
Planning your social media marketing
Using email marketing automation to double your sales
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3. You are promoting EVERYTHING under the sun
Promoting everything isn't going to increase your earnings. What you should be doing instead is to create an authority figure within the topic, before moving to the next topic.
It may well sound confusing but believe me, this is the best way to be successful as an affiliate marketer.
Have you seen an affiliate marketer who achieved his/her first success by selling everything? Unless you are working for Amway, the answer is "No."
Most affiliate marketers achieve their first (ever) success by selling a specific product or within an industry. Pat Flynn made his money through teaching people how to start an online business.
Pat Flynn made his money through teaching people how to start an online business.
Matthew Woodward made his money teaching search engine optimization.
Spencer Haws made his money teaching about creating niche websites and finding niche keywords.
You have to be specific and this means that you need to find a topic to talk about. The best way to start as an affiliate marketer is to teach others on things you are mastered at!
You can start an affiliate blog in just minutes with today's technology but can you really make money if you have an awful looking website?
Disclaimer: I'm not saying that you should buy all the expensive stuff, plugins and themes but at least, don't be too stingy as you'll lose out in the rat race (if you opt to go cheap).
When it comes to decision making, consider the opportunity cost. Opportunity cost means the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen.
In this case, going cheap may be a good option to save money but it may well affect your chance of closing a sale. On the other hand, going for a much reliable product (that costs more) may be hard on your financials but may just well be the best investment you could do.
Failure as an affiliate marketer is an option
Anyone can be a successful affiliate marketer if they want to and vice versa.
"How to not fail as an affiliate marketer" depends heavily on you, on your motivation to success even when the odds are against you. You have to decide right now to understand why affiliate marketers fail and what you can do to avoid that at all cost.
I did the same years back, and I realized one thing. All my affiliate marketing projects were disastrous! I realized that I was only successful once I put in both money and effort into the projects.
And it didn't take long for me to see the results. The first month was a couple of dollars followed by hundreds before touching thousands after six months or so, per project.
I thought it was just luck, economy and the way I targeted my keywords. I went into bootstrapping method again, and I ended up the rabbit hole. Sales dropped and my revenue sunk to the bottom of the ocean.
What the hell just went wrong?
This was the exact words I asked myself. I did research (oh hell I did), and I wanted to know what went wrong.
Seriously, this is not a coincidence. Every time I went into bootstrapping, I see massive failures even though I did everything similar to others.
Note to self: These are the 4 things I will do if I'm going to start affiliate marketing all over.
Heres a list what I found out.
1. Going for shared hosting instead of premium web hosting
This debate had gone on for ages. People talked about how good is A and how bad is B. You know the drill.
Here's the problem. Most people don't see the main issue, and I experienced that first hand.
The main reason why shared hosting isn't working well for me in affiliate marketing was because of the freaking loading speed.
I mean, c'mon, would you wait for 5 seconds before the website loads?'
Probably not and that's the whole issue. I see a lot of bloggers writing great stuff, but their bounce rate is off the roof! One of them was as high as 95% for crying out loud. Jesus!
Shared hosting is good because it saves you money. $4 a month is like a cup of Starbucks alright? Shared hosting is cheap, and each server could host thousands of domains at one time. You are not getting premium speed no matter what, as long as you are in the shared hosting environment.
So, what's the solution? Premium web hosting like WP Engine and FlyWheel are top of the game. Often, you are expected to pay around $29 per month. I highly recommend these services ONLY if you are making enough from your blog to cover the expenses.
The solution to this challenge is simple. Get a better web host. Here are some great alternatives.
Now, what do you think of the image above? Does it appeal to you in anyway that the writer is an influencer in the industry? Would you trust what you had read on the blog?
Seriously, I even doubt if the theme is mobile friendly!
Here's a life fact: No matter how your attitude is in real life, you'll still give a great first impression through your dressing. Make sense?
I often hear bloggers telling me this.
Reg, I know that Thrive Themes is the best in the market but I don't have that much money to buy it. Furthermore, the monthly payment is going to kill me.
First of all, I'm a huge advocate to Thrive Themes, and it is one of the best WordPress themes for many affiliate marketers. Of course, unless you can afford $19 a month, there are many other options that you can choose from.
What you are doing is blaming your potential affiliate marketing failure because of not being able to afford for a premium theme. What?!
Let me tell you this. Thrive Themes is great and Thrive Themes is hot. But when it comes to WordPress themes, I still go for other alternatives because of the flexibility.
Here's what you need to know. You might not have enough money to buy the best theme for now. So be it!
Use a premium theme that you can afford because that is going to differentiate you from the rest! Once you start making money from your blog, consider the option of upgrading.
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3. Lead generation is dope, but expensive
We all know how important to build an email list. If you are not doing that yet, please do it right now. Start today.
It can be used thoughtfully to build loyalty and trust in your brand. Email marketing is important for building relationships with prospects, leads, current customers, and even past customers because it gives you a chance to speak directly to them, in their inbox, at a time that is convenient for them. InboundRocket.
Tim Ferriss, Pat Flynn, and Matthew Woodwards all make money through their email lists. If you want to become a successful affiliate marketer, then you need to start building an email list.
But, here's the challenge. You heard that email marketing is expensive.
My answer: WTF?!
Email marketing can be costly, but do you know that you can start for FREE?
Option 1: You can use MailChimp for FREE if you have less than 2,000 email subscribers and send out less than 12,000 email a month. And it comes with email automation for all accounts!
Option 2: If you are a serious blogger and trying to manage your subscribers, there's ConvertKit that allows you to create cool automation with segmentation for $29 a month if you have under 1,000 email subscribers.
Option 3: Thinking of selling courses, having advanced segmentation and dope email automation? Consider Drip (I'm personally using it), and it gives you everything you need to monetize your list including landing pages. The best part is you can use Drip for FREE if you have less than 100 email subscribers and $41 per month for 2,500 email subscribers.
It is NOT important to have a paying email subscription service if you are just starting out. It is also important to note that you can quickly start email marketing for free and I find no reason NOT for you to start at all.
4. Should I be using premium plugins?
I am going to bust another myth. There are many premium plugins out there, but I'm just using one that I always hear people whining about.
I get it. Thrive Leads could cost a bomb. At $67 per year and for a single website, it hurts a lot. For affiliate marketers who are bootstrapping, you know what I mean!
Back in those days, there weren't any fancy WordPress plugins to grow my email list. As a matter of fact, most of us were stuck with Hybrid Connect and that was it. Soon after, Hybrid Connect ended its product and Thrive Leads was born.
Now, not being able to afford the godly Thrive Leads is not a problem. The problem is you. You are not thinking out of the box!
Here are several ways you can solve this.
Option 1: If you are using OptimizePress or X Theme, you don't need Thrive Leads (there are some features in it that you can use to replace Thrive Leads).
Important disclaimer: I am not saying that Thrive Leads is not useful (I use it on this blog). All I'm saying is that there are many other alternatives to Thrive Leads if the price is an issue for you. Do not limit your options because of something you cannot afford. That is just giving excuses to yourself to fail as an affiliate marketer.
Takeaway - Things I'll Do Differently When Starting Affiliate Marketing All Over
Going cheap or bootstrapping is an excellent way to save money. As a plugin and theme junkie, I save thousands of dollars yearly just by going the more affordable options. However, when I start spending money on my blog for affiliate marketing, I tend to make more money online (thousands of dollars) on a monthly basis!
I'm not saying that you should (at any time) increase your spending because it is going to help you close more affiliate sales. All I'm saying is that using premium tools could easily help you achieve your goals in affiliate marketing faster.
What do you think? Leave a comment below and let's discuss further!
Why Do Affiliate Marketers Need To Target Topics And Not Keywords?
I'm going to tell you right in the face, right now. You are probably doing your affiliate marketing wrong.
Are you promoting too many products under one roof? I bet! As a matter of fact, I'm also guilty of this in the past.
When I started my 7-days affiliate marketing course last week ([thrive_2step id='6496']you can participate now for free by clicking on this link[/thrive_2step]), one of the biggest and most common questions I get from the members is not making enough money or sales through affiliate marketing. Diving deeper into the question, I noticed that there is a serious trend in this.
99% of them are using 5 blogs or less to promote more than 100 products.
Now, here's the problem. They are just becoming another Jack-of-all-trades in the market space. They are not making enough (or any) affiliate sales because they are lacking the much needed:
So, how do you solve this problem?
Lucky for you, you can actually solve this in just under one day.
Stop targeting keywords
Yes, the first step is to stop targeting specific keywords. Targeting specific keywords is NOT going to help you because you will be targeting way too many keywords that are not related to one another.
Let me give you an example. You are probably targeting more than one categories such as:
Health and supplements
Fashion (clothing, shoes, etc.)
The problem starts because you are giving mixed signals to the search engines and let me tell you that this is a bad thing. No one wants to/should confuse the search engines because it is going to affect your organic ranking!
You probably hear the pros talking about targeting the right keywords and I am not disputing the fact. No, I'm not.
What I'm trying to say is that you should target the right keywords and promote affiliate items within the same categories only!
Want to know why? Continue reading below.
Becoming an authority within the industry/niche
When you talk and promote things within an industry, you are building creditability in you. I'm not going to buy
I'm not going to buy a product that Simon is selling because he is selling over 100 different products from different industries. HOWEVER, I'm going to buy it from Josh because I had seen Josh talking about the same topic for a few weeks and he seems to know his stuff.
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I am not saying that you'll 100% get an awesome idea that generates 6-figures monthly when you are under the sun, but it certainly helps me to get the much needed:
The most critical part of soaking up sunlight and staying in the open is to disconnect yourself from any forms of technology. No phones and tablets. The only leeway you will ever get would be your fitness smartwatch or tracker.
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