Although it might seem like a way to make money exclusively online, the truth is affiliate marketing is just a fancy word for selling stuff. Yes, the way you do it is drastically different, but you still have to sell stuff. Just this time, by encouraging your readers to click on the affiliate links you have provided.
Which is why it goes without saying that, it doesn’t matter how interesting your website is, if nobody uses your affiliate links it is all for naught.
So today, we’re going to be discussing the best ways to ensure a higher rate of conversion on your affiliate links. If you’re serious about making money with affiliate marketing in Malaysia, here’s what you’ll have to do.
Write About What You Love
If you have gone through our articles in the blogging category, you will realize that there is an article that touches on practically the same thing. Well, this works similarly as well. In order to increase your conversion, you should try your best to write about things that you genuinely believe in.
The readers are not stupid, they can sense when you are promoting something just for a quick sale, and when you genuinely believe in the product.
So find a service or a product that you genuinely believes in, and tell your readers why they should love that product just as much as you do.
Update Your Website Consistently
Now this one goes without saying, that no one likes prolonged absence. Even your most avid readers will stop going to your website. Which is why it is very important for you to ensure that your website is updated frequently.
The most optimal way to do it is to ensure that there are always 3 new content in your website every week, and more if you can manage.
Never let your website be without new content for more than a week, as this will cause your readers to forget about your website.
Respond To Your Customers/Readers
Although this one can easily be seen as a simple menial task, it is also the one that most affiliate marketers and bloggers fail at. It is precisely because it is simple and menial that causes it to be one of the hardest.
This is because as a website or a blog grows bigger and bigger, it is inevitable that the you will be receiving more responses as well. And keeping up with all those responses might be a tall task for you. If you reach that point, just try your best to respond to those that you can.
But this also creates another opposite problem, what if your blog/website is not getting any responses? Well sometimes, you just need to get the ball rolling. For this case, you can ask your friends to leave their thoughts in the comment sections, or you can even hire people from fiverr.com to comment on your blog.
Give Your Customers A Choice
As mentioned earlier, affiliate marketing is essentially direct selling. What you’re trying to do is you’re trying to sell your affiliate links to your reader. And one thing great sellers do that you should definitely emulate is providing your customers with choices.
One common problem that a lot of newbie affiliate marketers face is that they try to shoehorn their readers into one product, and losing out when the readers are not interested. This is akin to putting all your eggs in one basket, and it is not very smart.
Give your readers some variety. At least if they’re not interested in one product, they might buy the other.
Create A Sense Of Urgency For Your Customers
Some customers/readers, they tend to be wishy washy. They often feel like they need time to think a purchase over, which more often than not, will cause you to lose out in sales. The longer they take to purchase something, the harder it will be for you to convert them into customers.
This is why you need to create a sense of urgency in your readers! With each and every one of your affiliate links, write something like these :
- Sign Up Now!
- Limited Time Offer!
- While Supplies Last!
- Last Chance! Get It While You Can!
- 50% Off Today Only!
- Buy One Get One Free – Expires Soon!
These kind of buzzwords will help them feel the need to buy it now, or lose out on a great deal. Your conversions will skyrocket if you use these buzzwords often.
If you do this often, then you’re ready to make money with affiliate marketing in Malaysia.