3 Foolproof Steps to generate more affiliate sales on your blog!

Most of you reading my blog know I talk a lot about affiliate marketing. As a matter of fact, a few years back, I published a book on Affiliate Marketing For bloggers where I shared my practical steps and some more ‘flawless’ ways to generate income using this money making model.

Affiliate Marketing (though not quite easy) is the quick way for anyone to generate income online. It doesn’t require any heavy investments. With blogging these days, this money making method has easily become one of the sure-fire paths to passive income.

In this post, I want to share with you 3 tried and tested, unwavering and dependable Affiliate Marketing steps that will surely trigger more sales and commissions to your various affiliate accounts.

No one wants to remain in situation A as shown in the image below:

Now, if you must see a positive shift to situation B, where you see commissions in your different affiliate accounts, here are some steps to help you out!

But before we get into these exciting details, here are some cornerstone points to note:

  • Drive Targeted Traffic: This is the linchpin of any online business success
  • Build an active blogging community: show me a blog that generates passive income with affiliate marketing and I’ll show you one that has an active community. 

1

GET AND USE A COPY OF THE PRODUCT YOU PROMOTE

This is absolutely a necessary step if you want to do well promoting any affiliate products. I know you can just go on, read the sales page or some reviews on other blogs. But that will only give you limited knowledge and the following 2 steps won’t really work for you.

You either get a free copy from the product owner or you buy. Most product creators do give out free copies of their products to popular bloggers. If you contact any product owner and don’t succeed to get a free copy, go ahead and buy. The truth is that you will always get your money back through affiliate commissions. 

2

SHARE YOUR RESULTS WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

People take pleasure in copying what’s working for others. That’s how we humans are programmed to function.

As a successful blogger, your readers are always excited about seeing those things you do that work for you. As a result, they are always ready to replicate your methods.

This is a good thing to know because it helps you make money. Once you are seeing those great results using a product or service, show proofs of your success. There is nothing that will stop your readers from buying that same product to experience the same success as you do.

3

TEACH YOUR AUDIENCE!

This is going to be where you get them nailed!

Most of your readers will admire your results and want to get same. This is well you get them to buy the product. 

Now, there are two levels of teachings you should be doing;

1 – Teach them the product

I know they can always get to know how to use the product by reading and and watching videos produced by the product authors. But that doesn’t stop you from publishing your own tutorials. The more you create tutorials on areas they won’t find elsewhere, you arouse their interest.

2 – Teach them how you get your own results

In step 2 above, I mentioned about showing them your results. But that’s not enough. How do you get those results?

If you teach them your step-by-step methods in getting those results, you are surely going to build an interest in them that will result in sales and commissions.

BONUS STEP – HELP THEM SEE THE NEED FOR THAT PRODUCT

Most often, people don’t buy a product because they don’t see the need for it but if you help them see why it’s necessary, you are going to pull them closer to a buying decision.

For instance…

Most new bloggers for instance, don’t see the need for a solid WordPress security plugin and they will never get any until they see the necessity. 

They think once you buy domain name, hosting and some beautiful theme, you are good to go. But if you help them see the impending damages, they will rush for any recommendation you make.

That’s it!

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56 thoughts on “3 Foolproof Steps to generate more affiliate sales on your blog!”

  1. Hi Enstine Muki,

    These are the best necessary steps which every affiliate marketer need to use if he want to shifted in situation B.
    Buy product himself and use it then share its result with audience and at the last teach the audience how to use it with video or text.
    Thanks to share these word with us.
    Regard:
    Maqboool Azam

  2. Hi Enstine,
    Great Stuff Indeed. I really love the way you write about affiliate marketing, I am new into affiliate marketing so may be I can get benefited from this guide.
    Thanks for the tips.

  3. Hi, Enstine.
    Again an important and informative post buddy. This post on affiliate marketing tips is really something that makes sense and will work accurately. Great work.

  4. Hey Enstine,

    I want to say thank you for pushing me to start Affiliate Marketing, because after reading your blog about Easiest ways to make money online, i discovered here that Affiliate Marketing will be right for start as second source of income from online, as Social Media Manager on Fiverr, so from your advise and exposed the 3 unfailing Steps to Affiliate Marketing Money…. then am packaging an Ebook How To Start Your Own Social Media Marketing Business on Fiverr which contained Exactly how am making money on Fiverr, promoting and posting Ad Copy on Facebook Groups and Google Plus Communities, as a result what i learned from you ( your blog).

    I once tweeted you when i created my blog, on how i can make money from my blog, you said: i should use my blog to promote my services and sell my products… thanks so much for that powerful advise and which i took ACTION on.

    Thanks so much and remain Blessed.

    Tola

  5. I prefer affiliate marketing to earn an extra amount of money. Thanks Enstine for this tips.

  6. Hi Enstine,

    I like your approach to affiliate marketing.

    Many years ago, I used to think the best way to market an affiliate product was to just get as much traffic to the sales page as possible.

    Of course, a lot of us used to think that way, didn’t we?

    Anyway, since then, I’ve established two principles that I follow whenever I consider promoting something:

    (1) I will only promote a product I have either used or purchased myself.
    (2) I will only promote a product I feel could legitimately help people.

    And, as you suggested, I will often share my own experiences with that particular product (or course or program or service or whatever) at the time I promote it.

    Review videos with a screen share are highly effective, I find.

    Anyway, enough rambling on my part. Great post!

    Brent

  7. Hi Enstine, you’re doing great.
    Affiliate marketing is something that every blogger must focus on. And your tips, it just excellent.
    Thanks.

  8. Hey Enstine,

    This is simple and easy enough to follow. If you show how much the products will benefit them and how you’re succeeding with the product this will definitely bring them closer to a buying decision. Once you get them to trust you then getting them to buy will be less of a challenge.

    Great share!

  9. Hey, buddy!

    I so agree with what you just elaborated those three steps in the details.

    The good thing is to promote what you have used.

    With it, you have understood the product yourself and a lot in depth.

    You have personal concept developed by using the product.

    You know the usage and how the functions work and can further add your thoughts to let your audience learn.

    As I am not into affiliate marketing as of now, it is really hard for me to get the review and make myself prepared to showcase a product that I did not use. Yeah, I will continue with a lot of research first.

    But if I have that product in my reach, I can present it well in front of the audience and so easily. πŸ™‚

    By the way, awesome share of some working tips, buddy! πŸ™‚

    See me often!

    ~ Adeel

    • Awesome comment Adeel and thanks for taking the time to read and drop it here.
      How soon are you getting into AM?

      Looks like you are bracing up for a huge success in it πŸ˜‰

      Good luck to you my dear friend and happy weekend

      • Well… Very very soon. And within 2 months or possibly before then. πŸ™‚

        And you will be my teacher to learn from and grasp the grip on AM! πŸ™‚

        Thanks, buddy! You too have an awesome weekend!

  10. Hi Enstine,

    These are the critical steps for affiliate blogging.

    You make it clear enough that any blogger engaged in affiliate marketing can start getting results with your actionable advice here.

    Buying the product yourself, by the way, is a big step in the right direction. Too many bloggers think they can adequately promote something without owning it.

    But as you suggest, you will be much more authoritative if you’ve really used the product and even more important… get some results and show people how good the product is because of how you’ve done so well with it.

    Priceless information, and timeless, too. This method just doesn’t get old. It’s as effective today as it was yesterday, and will be tomorrow.

    Thanks for this great information, Enstine.

    I hope many folks follow through on your advice.

    -Donna

    • Hey Donna,
      What a comment my dear friend πŸ˜‰

      More results I have seen most recently came from products I use and promote. I’m working on some membership programs and will surely generate more sales through this method.

      It’s Sunday here as I type this comment Donna so I pray God’s blessings to you through out this new week

      Remain richly blessed

  11. Hi Enstine. That is excellent advice and exactly how I have built my business online. The way I see it, if I haven’t used the product myself then how can I expect my readers to use the product. It shows a lack of faith in the product and it looks like I’m only interested in making money. It’s not a good way to connect with your audience.

    • Hey Ben,
      Thanks for the excellent comment man.
      Using a product is a great foundation to promoting it with success.

      Do have a wonderful weekend Ben

  12. Hey bro, I am seeing a treasure of amazing tips. No one share such useful tips on the blogs openly. ONe point that you have mentioned I found very attractive. Creating related how-to tutorials really help people to learn how the product work. This way you also acquire the faith of the buyers.

    Eagerly waiting for your next post.

    Thanks

  13. Hey Enstine,
    I want to start affiliate marketing through my site. But I am not getting how to start and will it be best to start affiliate marketing. After reading your knowledge I started having some rough knowledge about the marketing strategy etc.
    Thank you but I will be glad if you help me through comments how to do affiliate for the first time and how shall I start
    Any way nice content

  14. Hi Enstine

    Good points here!

    I think it is quite important to get a copy of the product you want to promote. Not only can you tell people you did it, but also you can do a proper review of the product. You can get inside the product and determine the best things about it. If there are also a couple of negatives about it, a smart move would be to mention them too – people like that kind of honesty and transparency.

    I don’t need to add anything to your Steps 2 and 3 so will skip to your bonus Step. To me, this is really where the rubber hits the road. How effectively we do that will determine if we’re just another dreary order taker or a kick butt sales maker.

    To do it properly we need to be very good at hitting on pain points, then drawing out a conceptual solution that will get them excited (the lure of future possibilities).

    Thanks for your smart post Enstine

    Kim

    • Thanks for the awesome comment Kim.
      The more I understand these things about AM, the more I get to doing it better and the more results I see.

      Your comment is really to the point and thanks for adding the tip on bringing out negative points.

      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend

  15. Yes, This is right to see you here what i have got idea from your post with affiliate marketing and thanks a lo for sharing with us.
    Regards
    Rama Krishna

  16. Using the affiliate product/service is crucial to know how it can solve the users problem. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for last 3 years. Whenever I start promoting a new product, I write β€œhow to” post first. β€œHow to” posts teach them about the product. Then I move to reviews, discounts post, etc.

    However, thanks for sharing affiliate tips. I will buy your affiliate marketing book soon!

  17. Hi Enstine,

    Awesome post and totally agreed with your all points.

    Using the affiliate product/service is crucial to know how it can solve the users problem. I’ve been doing affiliate marketing for last 3 years. Whenever I start promoting a new product, I write “how to” post first. “How to” posts teach them about the product. Then I move to reviews, discounts post, etc.

    However, thanks for sharing affiliate tips. I will buy your affiliate marketing book soon!

    • Hi man,
      Good to see you here and thanks for sharing your experience.
      Truth is these steps work so let’s stick to them for more results.

      Do have a wonderful weekend

  18. Share the results with readers is a good method to increase the tier 2 earning if the affiliate program supports it. I’m doing this for some web hosting affiliate, and it’s working.

    • Hi Alize,
      thanks for sharing that experience and encouraging my readers. It does work to share results. People want to replicate what’s working for others πŸ˜‰

      I hope you are having a beautiful week

  19. Hello Muki,

    Nothing is too simple or too small if it can do the needed, the tips you shared here are great and every marketer who desires positive result must engage these strategies.

    Thanks
    – Emebu

    • You are correct Emebu. Once something produces the expected results, it’s big πŸ˜‰
      It ill be exciting to see your results after putting these to use too

  20. Hi Enstine,

    What you’ve shared here today might seems obvious or too simple for some marketers to take seriously, but when you consider Pat Flynn also uses same strategy to make 100k plus every month…then you realize how powerful this could be.

    One good thing I like most about test-driving the affiliate product yourself before writing a review of the product, is that your review come out original and is base on your personal experiences.

    Thanks, good share.

    • Very correct bro
      If you write a review from personal experience, you share genuineness and that can affect your conversion.

      Thanks for being part of this post bro. I hope you are set for a wonderful week ahead

  21. Hello Enstine Sir,
    I was really excited after reading the title of this article and after reading the whole article I am very much excited to start affiliate marketing as soon as possible. I always prefer affiliate programs over AdSense and keep reading articles relating to it.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge with us. Keep rocking.

    • Hi Joy,
      I’m glad this post has motivated you into starting your own AM business. If you do it correctly, you won’t fail at all.

      Well, Adsense is bad if you don’t get good traffic (numbers and relevance). As you get into AFM, I do wish you success and please share your results πŸ˜‰

  22. Yeah, These are the great advices if someone want to get fame in affiliate marketing. Feeling awesome after reading this post.

  23. Hey Enstine,

    Awesome post and thanks for the recommendation, I really appreciate that. I was just complimented by Lisa Irby saying that I’m one of the few who actually does what they say when it comes to engagement. Well she hasn’t met everyone in my circles but we all know how well making those connections can be for us right!

    I love your advice and I agree. I was just telling my Mom the same thing basically. That you shouldn’t try to promote something or teach it without having done it yourself. In this case it’s taking the product for a test drive and if it’s something you need to do and get results with then do it. Richard Martin is great with writing such in depth reviews for the products he promotes which is why he’s done so well with affiliate marketing.

    Great post and I’m off to share it, thank you again for this plug. I really appreciate that and have a great week.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hey Adrienne,
      Good to see you here and from your last post on your blog, I hope this is not the last time I’m seeing you here πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for sharing those experiences and yes, Lisa is correct by saying you are one of them. They are not many that practice their teachings.

      People write on how to make money whereas they are not even able to make a cent. Others write on how to drive SEO traffic while their own blogs are not even indexed by Google. But you preach engagement and we actually see it.

      It’s been a wonderful experience with you Adrienne. There are beautiful days ahead. I wish you the best in the new journey.

  24. Hi Enstine,

    Helpful tutorial right there for us again.

    I’m lucky to have your book, and have learned a lot from it.

    It’s price, I must say should be over $100!

    Affiliate marketing wouldn’t be fruitful if you leave the 2 cornerstone points out as you rightly put it.

    That’s my experience.

    Thanks for the good work. Keep sharing to be blessed.

    Francis

    • Thanks for the positive feedback bro about that book. I’ve got quite a good number of such and I know it’s working because I practice what I wrote in there with results.

      I’m working on earning more and will be sharing more πŸ˜‰

  25. Enstine,

    Reading this post as giving me another hope and push to go into Affiliate Marketing, which am contemplating to start as my second ways of making money online.

    With the points shared you had seriously break down Do’s and Dont’s or what anyone thinking of starting Affiliate Marketing should know or put in place.

    Thanks once again for uncover this secrets.

    Tola

    • Hey Tola,
      Affiliate Marketing is great bro. You can’t be wrong doing it.
      You are certainly going to see good results implementing these steps.

      Good luck to you man

  26. Hey Enstine,

    I think, teaching a software or product in how to articles and videos could generate most of the affiliate income because people love these kind of stuff. How to is one of the most powerful keyword people use to get solutions for their problem. People buy products and services when they really need it or if they are facing any problem.

    I have seen many how to videos and I signed up for the programs which I thought it’s solving my problem and I am getting desired results from that particular product or services.

    Thanks,
    Yogesh Shinde

  27. Hi Enstine,

    So very true what you say about the WordPress Security plugins (and everything else!)

    I distinctly remember as a completely naive blogger several years thinking “Oh, no-one could be bothered to hack my little site – there’s nothing there to hack it for.” Hah – well you’ll remember what troubles I had, over and over again – even with security plugins. Think the problem was that the hackers got in BEFORE I had the security plugin, and then it was almost impossible to get them out.

    I finally got it fixed, as you know, but if I had recognised the need before that happened I would have saved myself many hours and some money too. But I didn’t listen – didn’t even know! Never mind – all sorted now.

    It’s the same with many affiliate products recommended – people DO need them, but don’t accept the need until it’s too late.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark

    • Yeah Joy I know your story and thanks for sharing it with me. It’s not been easy and I’m glad things are stable now.

      Just like you mentioned, people always want to act when it’s hot. A stitch in time saves nine, they say πŸ˜‰

      I hope everything else is going great with you and your business πŸ˜‰

  28. Hey, Enstine bro,

    Always you comes with some hot tips. 100% agree with you, Increasing affiliate sales is easy task if anyone use a product before promoting.

    Have a good day.

    Keep updating πŸ™‚

  29. Hello Enstine Brother,
    This is Lovely and Informative article For Affiliate Marketing, Step by Step Guidelines Keep Sharing Great Writing Have a Nice Day Ahead,
    Regard:

  30. Good morning Enstine, I love your website and popunders then the animation as I scroll . Yes, today’s post made sense . How do you feel about those Amazon sites ? Email me Mr Smart guy

  31. Hello Enstine Muki ,

    These are great ways to earn affiliate commission by promoting the products .

    As you mentioned in the first point using the product ourself helps a lot as we can clearly explaining about the product to our readers which will be more helpful to the readers and will have much better impact on the readers .

    Going on to the second point , showing the real proof of earning along with the way of earning will be a bonus to the readers which will increase their interest in the product and can further lead to increase in sales of the product .

    Along with the written articles or posts about product , video tutorials about the product will give a great impact on visitors as video has much better result then the written part.

    Thanks for sharing these steps of affiliate marketing. I will surely be following these while promoting any product to get good income from it .

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