Three Surefire Ways to Power Up Your Affiliate Marketing

affiliate-marketing-101Affiliate marketers everywhere are always looking for an edge to boost up their conversion rates and increase their commissions. If you’re hunting for the holy grail of affiliate marketing, then look no further. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest difference to your bottom line.

Take a look at these three ways for growing your affiliate business…

1. Build a Responsive List

There’s a huge difference between merely building a list… and building a responsive list. Most every affiliate knows to build a list, but very few know how to create a responsive list with engaged subscribers. Check out these tips:

Set expectations upfront. Your lead page and initial emails should make it clear what your list is about and why subscribers should be opening every email you send. People are more engaged when you meet their expectations.

Stay in touch. You can’t build a relationship by dropping people a line once a month. You should be sending emails on a weekly basis at a minimum.

Give your best stuff. Make people look forward to opening your emails. Give them the same sort of stuff that others are putting in paid products.

Edutain people. Subscribers don’t want to read boring content, even if it’s useful, nor do they want to read entertaining fluff. So edutain them, which means you entertain while you educate. Use a light, conversational tone. Inject humor where appropriate.

Interact. Don’t make a monologue your sole communication channel. Encourage your subscribers to click through to your blog or social media pages to interact with you, discuss the issues and ask questions.

If you employ the above tips, then you won’t just have a mailing list of warm bodies… you’ll have a responsive list of people who click on your links and buy what you’re selling.

Next up…

2. Establish Yourself as an Authority

People don’t want to get their information from just anyone. Instead, they’re looking for a leader. They’re looking for an expert. They’re looking for an authority. That’s why you need to showcase your expertise and position yourself as an authority in your niche.

Here are three tips:

Showcase your credentials. If you have credentials or a story that makes you an expert, flaunt it. This might include related awards, degrees, special qualifications and so on.

Land guest author and speaking spots. The authorities are the ones who are being interviewed on webinars or even on blogs. Submit proposals to talk radio, podcasts, and blogs in your niche to land these guest speaker spots for yourself.

Associate with credible others. When you create products or do webinars with other authorities in your niche, you’ll be seen as an authority too.

And last but not least…

3. Use Commission Gorilla

It’s no secret that adding value to an offer can boost your conversion rate. What many affiliates don’t know is that this strategy can put up to five times more money in your pocket over not offering a bonus. This strategy is a lot more powerful than many people think!

But this strategy also takes too much time. You need to know how to design web pages in order to create a good-looking promo page. You need to know how to code to do it right. It’s no wonder so many affiliates don’t bother with this powerful strategy.

So what’s the solution?

Use Commission Gorilla. This is an app designed by two super affiliates who wanted to build their own high-impact bonus pages fast. Speed is the key when it comes to affiliate marketing, especially during a product launch. With Commission Gorilla you can create bonus pages in as little as a few minutes (rather than hours or even days).

You don’t need design skills or coding skills. You don’t even need your own website.

Check it out for yourself HERE

Once you have Commission Gorilla, you won’t have any more excuses for not offering bonuses!

Until Next Time  . . .


  • Peter Beckenham

    Reply Reply December 20, 2015

    Hi Tasleem,

    You actually hit the the nail on the head right from the start of your post about affiliate marketing.

    You made sure your readers actually started building a list – a buyers list in fact = that would position you as an expert and an authority in the eyes of your subscribers.

    Way too many new affiliate marketers simply buy traffic like solo ads and send this traffic off to the vendor’s sales page.

    Sure, if the sales page is even a bit decent re conversions, the new affiliate marketer will be excited about the fact they have earned their very first online commissions.

    Sadly however, they don’t realize that they have also missed a golden opportunity.

    Instead of creating their own list and building relationships with them that will enable multiple future sales over time, they simply build a list for the vendor!

    Excellent post Tasleem – reallye njoyed your content as always.

    May this ancient Aussie blogger who lives in a remote Thai village, wish you and your faily all the best fr the festive season.

    Look forward to sharing more with you in 2016

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  • Mark McKnight

    Reply Reply June 19, 2016

    I totally agree with you. If you are doing affiliate marketing you have to build a list. Unfortunately I don’t listen to my own advice because I’m not building a list at present. I think in order to justify the price of an email autoresponder you need to be getting at least 100 visitors per day. What do you think?
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