I field lots of questions about how to be more effective as an affiliate. How do I write good copy? How do I choose the right companies? How do I convert click-throughs to purchases? How do I get people to even notice my affiliate links?
How can I be an Affiliate Marketing Expert?
These are all great questions, and I was excited to discover a number of posts on the subject of Affiliate Marketing already right here on Balanced Blogging — and written by people who have seen some amazing affiliate marketing success.
One of the things I get asked most often is how to sell without sounding sales-ish or pushy.
Here’s the thing — consider how your readers will benefit when they discover the product you are thinking about promoting. Does it solve a need? If so, then your promotion is not as much about sales as it is about filling a need in a homeschool mom’s life. Without your post about the product, she may never discover that product!
Focus on blessing your audience with information about top-notch products that meet real needs.
Be choosy! There should not be shame in affiliate marketing. You are providing a service for those who are looking for answers to real needs. For more perspective about choosing products to promote and meeting the felt needs of your readers, I recommend the book How to Blog For Profit Without Selling your Soul.