Wow… Affiliate Marketing Really Works!
I made my first affiliate sale without increasing my blog traffic.
Yes, you heard right… without any increase in blog traffic!
Don’t worry! I’ll tell you exact steps which I followed to make my first affiliate sale.
About My Blogging Journey
After 2 unsuccessful blogs, Finally I started this successful blog.
I started my blogging journey with an educational blog in October 2014 in WordPress but even after 2-3 months, I did not make even a single penny from that blog. So I have to leave that blog.
Again in December 2014, I launched another blog on blogging with WordPress. At that time, I am not serious about SEO and as usual, I did not make any money with that blog. So, I disappointed and stop that blog.
Then I think pro bloggers like Harsh Aggarwal (ShoutMeLoud), Anit Singla, Anil Agarwal and many other bloggers are making thousands of dollars every single month. Obviously, they must be using some secret strategies to boost their sale.
So, First I shift my entire blog from WordPress to Blogger (because it’s Free).
My Strategy: After Shifting Blog, I Start visiting every pro bloggers blog to analyze their affiliate marketing strategies. Also, at the same time, I read a lot’s On Page SEO, OFF Page SEO, Link Building, Blogging Tips, WordPress Guide type article.
And Guess What? Within 3 Months (in March 2014) I made my First Affiliate Sale ($65) with Bluehost affiliate program.
So, finally, I shift my blog to WordPress again with new domain name with an awesome looking theme.
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How I Made My First Affiliate Sale?
I know, you are excited to know what Strategies I followed to make my affiliate sale with little traffic. Right?
Don’t Worry, I’ll tell you everything.
But, First I want to tell you that I made this affiliate income with Bluehost Affiliate Program.
As you can see in image above, I have made the first affiliate sale in May 2014. I got 53 net click and luckily one signup occur.
And I made the first affiliate sale of my blogging journey.
Screenshot of My Second Affiliate Sale
Again on 1 July 2014, I got 18 net clicks on my affiliate link and one sign up occurred. So, I earned $65 again.
Believe me, I made this affiliate sale through the tips which are given in this article. When I realize that these tips are working for me. Then I decided to share that tips with all of you.
So, that you can also increase your affiliate sale and make money. If you seriously use the tips given in this article, then believe me you can boost your affiliate sale in little time.
So, are you ready?
Let’s dive in!
Strategies I Followed To Make My First Affiliate Sale
Be ready, because now I am going to share the exact strategies which I followed to make my first affiliate sale.
So, read it carefully and use these strategies on your blog.
These tips can help you to boost i.e. increase your affiliate sales without increasing your blog traffic.
- Place Banner within Popular Post
If your blog traffic is very less and you want to make affiliate sales then first go to Google Analytics and find your most popular blog post.
After finding it, just go to that blog post and place your affiliate banner within it.
Believe me, it really works…
Not only me but also pro bloggers like Harsh Agarwal also use this method to increase his affiliate sales.
- Footer link
This is another method to attract users to click on your affiliate links.
Check footer section of my blog. I’ve added affiliate link of GeneratePress theme.
- Affiliate Link in Menu
I am using the affiliate link in the menu from a long time to increase my CTR rate.
But I have one suggestion for you. Don’t use too many affiliate links in the menu. Just select only one affiliate product you want to promote and place its affiliate link in the menu.
I’m using SiteGround vs Bluehost article link in my menu.
Because it’s my money making blog post.
- Page Load Time
Google gives priority to the sites whose site load time is less.
Did you know? Your blog visitor may leave your site if it takes more than 5 seconds to load.
That’s the major reason why nowadays many bloggers move their blog to SiteGround because it provides FREE CDN, Free Supercacher plugin, FREE SG Optimizer plugin and much more to provide you average load time of 1.5 seconds.
In Simple Words,
Less Site Load Time = More organic traffic = More affiliate sales
- Conversion Focus Theme
According to a research, If you use a responsive and attractive theme in your blog then it can increase your affiliate sales.
That’s why I suggest you use premium theme instead of a Free theme.
Just use this tip and see your conversion rate.
These two themes are best for everyone:
- Focus Blog Theme (by Thrive Themes)
- GeneratePress Theme
- Write Detailed Review Article
A detailed review article of more than 1500 words with increases affiliate sales in little time.
Glad to inform you that this method helping me a lot to continuously make my affiliate sales from my blog.
You can also Hire Me as a Professional Content Writer from ContentMart.
If you want the example of detailed review article then check my two best performing review articles:
One of the best ways to publish eye-catching articles on your website is outsourcing your content. This lets you focus on the marketing phase and it saves you A Lot of Time!
- Find Best Affiliate Program
This is the main factor to increase your affiliate sale.
Suppose you are a food blogger or travel blogger and you join affiliate program of Genesis Theme. Then you can imagine what will happen? You can not make even a single affiliate sale with this affiliate program. Because your blog visitors are not bloggers.
That’s why it’s very necessary step to think which affiliate program will work for your niche.
I think now you understood the importance of selecting the proper affiliate program.
- Share Affiliate Link in Ebook
If you are providing any eBook to your blog readers, then must include your affiliate link in it.
The main advantage is that whenever users read that eBook. Then there is a possibility that they may click on your affiliate link and purchase that service.
I am also using affiliate links in eBook. So, I suggest you must include affiliate link in your eBook to boost your affiliate sale.
If you don’t have much time or simply can’t do it yourself, you can hire a pro content writer who can write an awesome eBook that your audience love!
The point of affiliate marketing and blogging is to serve your audience. Give them a reason to trust you and to actually decide to purchase a product you promote. Do that and you will be able to make your first affiliate sale and continue to make sales.
I heard a quote the other day that’s really helpful, “nobody who bought a drill wanted a drill, they wanted a hole. So if you want to sell drills, advertise information about making holes, not making drills”.
Basically just meaning, your audience has a problem such as wanting to make a hole, use your blog post to tell how to make a hole with a drill and make that drill an affiliate link.
You solved your audience’s problem with your affiliate link. That’s how you make consistent sales regardless of the size of your audience.
I hope you will use all the methods which I’ve mentioned in this article to increase your affiliate sale without increasing your blog traffic.
As, I said you earlier that I use all these tips to made my first affiliate sale.
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