In this post you’re going to start discovering what the super Affiliates do differently with their blogs. For instance, how a blog and email list work together, why “infotainment is important”, what is a responsive blog theme, and what to do if you don’t have a blog. So sit back, relax and enjoy these affiliate marketing blogging tips from the pros. OK let’s go ahead and get into the good stuff.
Even if, it’s not the first thing we do as affiliates, and it probably should be. Eventually most of us set up a Blog to advertise some of the products we promote. It’s one of the best ways to get free traffic. And there are a few little tricks that separate the top affiliates from everybody else.
Tips From Top Affiliates
Here are some tips that top affiliates use that few others do.
One of the big things the top dog Affiliates do is make sure their email list (don’t have a list? Check out this post) and blogs work together. There’s a lot of different ways to do that but, here’s one great one. You send out a teaser email. You know the first couple sentences of an article with a link to your blog to read the rest. Let me tell you why.
By nature people are curious, and they like to be engaged.
Here’s an example:
Have you ever had a friend start a sentence and not finish it? Don’t know about you but that drives me nuts. Even if I don’t care what they’re saying I have to hear the end of the sentence. It solves my curiosity and helps me feel engaged in the conversation.
Here’s another example:
Publishers Clearing House. You know why they send out those fat envelopes, stuffed with all the different size pieces of paper, that just seem to fall out when you open them up? Well according to a creative director from Publishers Clearing House that’s completely intentional.
It seems they found if they send a single page letter people just throw them away. However, if they send an envelope stuffed full of odd little pieces of paper of different sizes, you get curious and open it. The next thing you know you’re sifting through the stuff in the envelope completely engaged, reading this piece and that piece and soon you’re completely hooked and looking at everything
So go ahead and steal a page from the Publishers Clearing House Playbook, or from your friend that won’t finish a sentence. Send a teaser (don’t finish the sentence) and get people to click through to your blog (open the envelope), then you have a chance to engage them with multiple pieces of content (all those little pieces of paper).
See that way, instead of just having one shot to sell something through an email newsletter you send readers to your blog and you put multiple offers in front of them. Just remember, your goal is to get people to your blog to read your posts, engage and inform them so they will click through and buy the product you’re recommending.
Now another thing that super affiliates do differently is they engage their audience and work at building a relationship with them. Why? Well because, and you’ve heard it before, people buy from those they know like and trust.
Here’s the truth, if you can engage your prospects by giving them relevant information that solves their problems you will begin to build a relationship with them. The more you focus on that the more they begin to trust you, once that happens you’re going to be able to sell them anything.
So when you think relevant information, be thinking “infotainment”. If you’re not sure what that means it’s simple, unless you’re writing a science paper, don’t write like you’re writing a science paper. Think about it. How likely are you to read something that’s just Blah, Blah, Blah boring?
Not so much I’m sure. So if possible write like you talk, keep a conversational style (like you’re talking to a friend). Try to entertain your readers a little while you serve up valuable info they can use. Maybe throw in a joke, or some light-hearted stories, make your content relatable. Try to do this no matter what you write, a tips article, a product review or even a vendor interview.
Remember: In this sound bite world we live in, people aren’t content to just learn something anymore they want to be entertained.
Install A Blog
So by now this really should go without saying
If you don’t already have a Blog then you need to install one on your site. If you don’t have a website then you need one of those. I mentioned a bit about that here. One of my favorite places to bundle everything you need is Wealthy Affiliate.
Right. Now that being said, you know those horn rimmed glasses that are taped together at the bridge of the nose? Yeah put those away, you won’t need them. This stuff is pretty easy. If you have a website with no blog installed, here’s what to do.
Head over to wordpress.org. Download the files and then just follow the instructions about how to upload and install these files on your site. If you get stuck they’ve got plenty of documentation, as well as a support forum. WordPress is totally free and the best and most secure way to set up your blogging platform.
Alright here’s just a little heads up. If your web host uses a c panel dashboard or something like that, you may have noticed an option to install WordPress automatically. Yeah, it’s fast and easy and this option just takes a few clicks of your mouse. However, here’s a word of caution WordPress experts agree that it’s not the most secure of doing it. They suggest you download the files directly off of wordpress.org and install them yourself, your installation will be much more secure.
Pick A Responsive Blog Theme
Here’s yet another top affiliate tip, pick a responsive theme for your blog. Yeah, OK. So what does that mean? That means pick a theme that’s going to automatically resize and display properly across all devices, phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Why? Well because it provides maximum readability. That means it’s more likely that your visitors will stick around and read all your content.
So there’s just a few affiliate marketing blogging tips, and a pretty good overview of how the top Affiliates use their blogs differently. Here’s just a quick summary.
- Top Affiliates make sure they have a blog and use their blogs to gather free traffic.
- They make sure their blog theme is responsive so you can read their blog on any device.
- They make sure their email list and blogs work in tandem
- They send teaser emails that link to blog posts.
- That allows multiple points of contact and a chance to present several offers
- They engage and build relationships
- They offer solid helpful information
- Useful valuable products
- Think “infotainment”
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