Discover the different keys to a successful business in one affiliate marketing guide!
The digital marketing field is probably one of the most competitive niches in the world nowadays. Regardless of your choice of verticals, whether in Nutra, dating, or finance, you can have thousands of competitors stationed worldwide fighting over the same target audience with at least somewhat similar offers. Trying to one up them can seem borderline insane.
There is, however, a way to battle this in a clean and safe way that will not have your platform end up on Google or Facebook’s (or worse, the regulator) chopping block.
Discover ROI Collective’s guide to reaching your affiliate marketing success!
Given the never-ending, fierce competition, building your affiliate strategy carefully and methodically and continuously optimizing your campaigns is the first step to reaching the results you want and conquering the following milestones on the list.
You need to have highly defined targets when it comes to attracting affiliate marketing leads from different geo-locations and to make sure that the core messages you have defined in your personal affiliate playbook are loud and clear on every digital platform you use.
This section of your blueprint has a lot to do with having an integrated digital marketing strategy that considers everything from the social platforms you will post on to the content marketing you choose to invest in.
Key measures such as the size of your following on various social media platforms, the value per visit, and your unique visitors are indicators of your performance. These measures show how successful your campaigns and content are in bringing in the right potential leads and converting them into coveted first-time deposits (FTDs) or sales.
The better you spread your content and the campaigns, the better likely you are to get more quality conversions of high-value players. That means you have to create quality content that catches the attention of your desired target audience and be available in the right places such as the top results on popular search engines or ad networks.
Some of the best-performing traffic sources in the affiliate playbook are natives, Facebook campaigns, and Google search ads. It is your duty to check which ad types and platforms function better in comparison with others in your specific market niches.
Whether you are running and managing a Telegram group, a blog, or a Facebook community or page, you need to prove to your affiliate leads that they have reached the right place for their wants and needs. If you cannot prove you are worth finding, you can bet your top dollar that the leads will be hitting the road within minutes.
This stage is where your performance is directly measured by lead conversion rate, the time spent on your page or website, and the shares, comments, and likes you get on your ads and posts. These reactions can help you quickly decipher whether your content is cutting it or not.
Your content needs to be relevant and helpful enough that it answers a need or a question, as it will help your leads feel more at ease paying for a product or service.
To drive up your campaigns’ conversion rates, it is advisable that you invest in CRO, marketing automation, and remarketing to ensure that you are reaching your target audience everywhere you can (without hounding them, you know). The way you promote your offers will significantly affect their relevance to your target audience on their client journey with you.
You need to look at the revenue or profit and the average of your FTDs or sales when attempting to gauge how lucrative your business is off paper. Any offer or deal on paper can seem great, but there is no test like the reality check you get when you closely examine your performance over time.
Last but not least is the engagement tier in the affiliate playbook. Whether your customers are excitedly responding to your ads and promotions or raving to their friends who they end up referring back to you, this is where your hard work extends beyond that initial sale with the first client.
In today’s overflooded market, a returning customer or repeat sales and deposits is where your business’ legacy begins.
And if you think for a moment that this is where you have it made, we are happy to educate you that this cycle is not a straight line but an infinite circle that goes round and round.