The leading figures in affiliate marketing have come to be known as super affiliates. They are the ones who have learned the affiliate marketing industry inside out and upside down…through dedication, long hours and hard work. They are the ones earning five figures – or more – every month.
They are the ones who have found a profitable niche and have successfully collected large databases of targeted e-mail addresses. They are the ones who have made successful careers and have changed their lives forever. They are the ones who will never have to rely on the humdrum existence of working a 9-5 job. And…everyone knows their names.
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So what sets them apart? How do you become a super affiliate? What is their formula for success, since among the thousands of affiliate marketers only 1 to 5% of them reach this level? And how have they overachieved their way to super affiliate stardom?
First and foremost, every one of them treats affiliate marketing as a business. They have taken the time to study and learn and become experts in search engine optimization, email and newsletter marketing, keyword optimization, link exchanges, and a multitude of advertising methods for their products and services. At the very least, they have a general understanding of each area, then they outsource the tasks they don't like, aren't expert in, or just don't like to do.
They understand the importance of using the right tools to build and grow an online business. The first thing is the necessity of having your own website and an autoresponder. They understand that building your own list and creating a loyal customer base that you take good care of is a critical ingredient you must have to be successful.
They understand that competition is stiff and many of their competitors are promoting the exact same programs, in the exact same ways, even using the exact same websites. So they distinguish themselves from the rest of the affiliate marketers by finding a unique and exceptional niche where they can have a strong leadership. They create their own ads, which encourage people to become curious enough to click through to their websites. They make sure that their potential customers aren't seeing the same ads over and over again.
They seek and find products or services that their customers can’t find with the other affiliate’s sites. They promote and sell products from different merchants as a means of protecting their businesses with multiple streams of income. They familiarize themselves with the products and know their audience. The know what their visitors want and they provide it.
They build traffic to their sites, they build lists, and they continue to market to their lists. They keep themselves updated on what’s new in affiliate marketing, learning and embracing the continual changes in online marketing business. They build a strong relationship with their customers, sending out quality content in order to develop credibility and trust.
They are totally honest about the products they are marketing. If they should find out that a program they are promoting is a scam, or that refund requests are not honored, or that other promises made by the merchant are not kept, they stop promoting it and inform their subscribers about it. I know…there are some who don't do these things, but do you see them around anymore? We all make mistakes, but a super affiliate will admit to a mistake, thus further boosting their credibility and the trust of their subscribers.
They promote products which create customer-satisfaction, rather than solely seeking self-gratification. They know it is the customer who decides what to buy and not a company or an affiliate marketer. They offer products catering to the needs and wants of their chosen market segment.
And finally, what’s most important? They never, ever gave up. The affiliate marketing business is competitive and challenging, so only those equipped with knowledge, patience and persistence will successfully travel the road to super affiliate stardom.