AFFILIATE MARKETING TIPS
Affiliate marketers don’t want to only focus on those four affiliate concepts and blindly recommend any product just because of their high affiliate payouts.
1. YOU NEED TO PROMOTE PRODUCTS YOU LOVE AND ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH.
Web users are able to spot fake recommendations quickly and want to learn from real world experience. Thus, be authentic with your product reviews in 2019.
The growth of affiliate is undeniable, and 2019 will be no different. In fact, it’s estimated that affiliate marketing accounts for 16% of all online orders.
So how do you stay on top of emerging trends in the market and join the best up and coming high ticket affiliate programs?
2. RESEARCH EMERGING CATEGORIES.
Currently, fashion is the most popular affiliate marketing category with 18.7% of campaigns, followed by sports, and health and wellness.
Looking ahead to future technology trends, emerging affiliate markets may include virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things (IOT), 3D printing, wearable tech, and drones.
If you fashion yourself a relationship expert or budding love guru, another emerging category is dating affiliate marketing. With the number of dating websites and apps on the rise and competition more intense than ever, dating sites are leveraging affiliates to recommend their platforms and get more users.
3. MOBILE NETWORKS ARE GROWING RAPIDLY.
Similarly, another big trend is mobile affiliate marketing and CPA networks. Mobile CPA affiliate networks and push notification companies help affiliates push traffic to smartphone apps and mobile platforms.
So we’ve discussed what to look for in the best high paying affiliate programs and emerging trends in the industry.
What’s an easy way to find these programs?
You could go to Google and search for individual programs to join, scour the Internet for hours and eventually discover ones that match your interests. That’s why you came to this article, right?
However, it is much faster to join an affiliate network where you can view thousands of programs in one place. By searching through their marketplace, you can easily view program rates, cookie durations, average earnings per click (EPC), and more.
WHAT ARE AFFILIATE NETWORKS?
Affiliate networks are intermediaries between merchants that sell products and affiliates (publishers) that promote them. Joining an affiliate network benefits merchants and affiliates alike. To illustrate, affiliate networks allow publishers the ability to search through merchant affiliate programs and join them in one place. Furthermore, they allow merchants to reach a larger audience and promote them to all affiliates in the network.
There are other benefits too. You can compare commissions across different programs, receive prompt payment through the affiliate network itself, and track all affiliate links in their affiliate platforms.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE BEST ONES?
The network that you choose ultimately depends on your overall strategy and the types of products you want to promote. With an almost unlimited amount of options, you need to be picky and only work with a select few – ones that 1) match your brand and 2) can help drive the most revenue
Here are the top things to consider when deciding between the best.
1. A lot of merchants in your niche.
Some networks specialize in certain verticals like fashion, beauty products, and home goods, while others may have more B2B brands and business merchants. If you’re a blogger, make sure that the network has a large number of merchants that match your niche.
2. Make sure they’re 100% free.
Almost all affiliate networks are free for affiliates to join. Networks earn by charging their merchants – set-up fees, monthly fees, and sometimes a percentage of affiliate revenue. If you find one that is trying to charge you to join, turn away fast.
3. High levels of customer support.
All affiliate networks provide some level of support, but are better than others. If you’d like 24/7 support via phone, email, and live chat, check the network’s features and dive into platform reviews to make the best choice.
4. High paying merchants.
After you find an affiliate network with merchants that match your niche, the next step is to make sure you can earn high commissions from your sales. Remember, average affiliate commissions (depending on vertical) range from 5-30%. When you scan the list of merchants, do some math on potential earnings and product prices so that you maximize your revenue.