So, you’ve got your blog all setup, you’re cranking out content, you’re getting traffic, but you’re not selling anything.
You don’t have to create your own products to sell online. You can start selling things on your blog easily as an affiliate marketer. This is where you promote products and services produced by other companies and they pay you a commission on each sale.
If you’ve put in all the work into your blog it’s time to bring in some tactics that will help you make some sales from your efforts.
Here are 6 strategies for making sales on your blog as an affiliate marketer.FREE Checklist: Affiliate Marketing For Beginners
6 Strategies For Selling Things on Your Blog
Here are 6 different strategies you can use right now to start selling things on your blog. You don’t have to use them all at one time. Pick one to start with right now, put it into use, tweak it until it’s working, and then come back and add another strategy.
As you stack these strategies on top of each other your sales will continue to grow!
1. Check Your Content
As a blogger, your content is everything! It’s got to be absolutely incredible content that your audience wants to read. You can’t just throw some words together and expect the sales to start pouring in.
There are many online resources that will tell you the content that is getting the most engagement and you can look at that content and get ideas for your own content. Also, if you’re not good at writing content then you can pay a professional content creator who can create amazing content for you that brings in more sales. You only have to pay for that content one time, and you can continue to profit from it over and over again for a very long time.
2. More Traffic = More Sales
If you have content on your blog that is already making you sales then if you can get more traffic to it, you will make more sales.
If you have a post on your blog that is making you money you could take some of that money and invest it into paid advertising. This will get you targeted traffic to a post that is already making you money. Just make sure to test and track so you can ensure you’re making money on your advertising investment.
3: It’s Not JUST Blogging
You may think that they only way you can reach your audience is to… well… blog!
However, you can also use your blog to build your email list! If you’re not building an email list, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.
If you can get your blog readers onto an email list, you’re going to be able to reach them whenever you want. You can email that list directly about things you’re promoting as an affiliate, you can engage with them via email, you can email them about new blog posts that will make you money, and so much more.
4: Show Them The Goods
One of the best strategies you’ll ever employ is video marketing. But in a very specific way.
Get on camera and show your blog readers the products and services that you’re recommending and promoting.
This should go without saying, but you should only promote products that you love and would recommend to your best friend. By showing your readers that you use them too, you will build more trust, more authority, build more bonds, and a whole bunch of other psychological selling strategies.
Using video is a multifaceted strategy with a lot of selling power. You can do comparison videos, screencam videos (you don’t even have to show your face with these) review videos, unboxing videos, and videos where you’re actually using the products.
5: Become A Spy
Find your competition and see what they’re doing. There will be other bloggers in your niche that you know are making money and building a huge audience.
Take a look at what they are doing and take notes of their strategies, blog design, and anything else they’re doing that you can do for yourself. This is not to say that you should start copying anyone. That’s ethically and legally wrong. But you can definitely research your competition and get ideas for your own strategies!
Always remember… Success leaves footprints and you should always be looking for those footprints.
6: Call Them On It
You can’t just casually mention a product all of the time and expect sales. You have to actually tell your readers what to do and what benefit they’re going to get when they buy it.
We want to tell them to click the link to get the thing that will solve their problem or help them or whatever the benefit is. Start studying how to create “calls to action” that will make your readers click and buy through your affiliate links. People want to support a trustworthy and honest business that actually solves their problems. Just ask them in the right way and they’ll do it.
Free Download: How To Start Selling Things on Your Blog
There are many companies that pay you to sell their products from your blog. Success from selling other people’s products as an affiliate comes down to choosing the right niche, staying committed and understanding your audience. One thing to keep in mind when you start affiliate marketing is that success isn’t going to happen overnight. You can make unlimited profits, but it will take time. For more information on how to start selling things on your blog, download my free checklist, Affiliate Marketing For Beginners.