So, you’ve joined affiliate marketing and you’ve started to generate sales, but how do you grow your affiliate income? After all, the reason you became an affiliate marketer is to be your own boss and generate more income from your online business. 

Disclaimer Note: This post contains affiliate or referral links to the products I recommend. I only recommend products I have tried myself and like. I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to increase your affiliate income, this article is for you. You want to make passive income online and earn money while you sleep, right? Me too!

I was inspired to go into affiliate marketing after reading Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents. She makes around $50,000 monthly with affiliate marketing, how cool is that?!

However, selling affiliate products online is hard, especially because there’s a lot of competition and too much noise. So, it can seem near impossible to catch customers’ attention and make them buy your affiliate products. 

If you’re finding it hard to increase your income, here are three tips that can help you grow your affiliate marketing income.

1. Create a Sales Funnel that Converts Visitors into Buyers

A proper sales funnel can help you convert your website visitors into buyers. Look at profitable blogs that make passive income by promoting affiliate products and you’ll notice they all have one thing in common: they all have a sales funnel.

Most marketers in affiliate marketing forget to create a sales funnel that can convert visitors into buyers. Are you one of them? If so, create a sales funnel immediately.

I didn’t know what a sales funnel was and thought it was some complicated tool but a diagram like this helped me better understand it:

[Image of a sales funnel]

Any successful sales funnel begins with awareness. So make sure you give your website visitors a clear picture of what you’re offering. When you know what you want to sell, it becomes easier to create awareness. You can use your blog posts or email lists to educate your audience about the products you recommend.

Build a connection with your audience. Because if you’re genuinely interested in solving their problems through what you promote, they’ll gladly buy what you recommend. So stay in touch with your blog readers through emails, blog comments, and social media platforms.

One of the main reasons affiliate marketers can’t boost their sales is because they force customers to buy what they’re selling. If you’re too aggressive, customers will be put off by what you’re offering. Instead, just recommend why they should buy the product. Show them all the benefits they’ll get if they buy it.

After successfully nurturing your visitors to buyers, you’ll be able to build a great sales funnel that makes more sales. 

2. Offer Incentives

Focus on what you recommend to your audience because if they find no value in your products, they won’t buy them.

How do customers benefit from purchasing the product you’re promoting? How will it help them? Why should they buy the product or service you are promoting?

If you can answer that question, then you’re on your way to making a decent income from your affiliate efforts.

If not, here’s a great way to boost your affiliate income. If you’re new to affiliate marketing, make sure you offer some incentives to customers who buy what you’re offering. 

It’s an incredible idea to offer free services or incentives in exchange for sales. For instance, if you’re promoting WordPress web hosting offers from web hosts such as Siteground and Bluehost on your blog, you can boost your sales by offering services like free WordPress installations or installation of certain plugins to new WordPress bloggers if they sign up to a web host using your affiliate link. 

3. Focus on Improving Your Conversion Rates

There’s no point of generating 1500 visitors a day to your website if none of them buys your products. It’s better to generate 100 visitors and get two to five sales from them. 

Therefore, instead of focusing on increasing your website traffic, focus on increasing your conversion rates. Analyze your current website analytics and conversion data regularly to figure out if you’re on the right track. This will help you know where you can make improvements so you can easily fix them without missing the opportunity to boost sales. 

So, how can you improve your conversion rates? The answer is to perform A/B testing. A/B test your calls-to-action to determine which one gets more visitors to click. 

For example, if you have two headlines for your landing page and you can’t decide which one to use, you can perform A/B testing to see which headline generates more click-throughs.

Here are things to test when performing A/B testing:

* The Headline. The headline is the most crucial part, as five times more people read the headline than the body copy. 

* The offer together with discounts and calls-to-action.

* Test different types of content like long copy versus a video to see which works better.

With tools such as Crazy Egg, you can easily perform A/B testing to compare your headlines, check your copy, and split test. 

Affiliate Marketing Resources

There are numerous courses and ebooks on affiliate marking on the Internet too that you can check out. The ones that I found most helpful is Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers by Carly Campbell and Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner. Both courses are great and are at an affordable price. 

Remember, the only way you can boost your affiliate income, in the long run, is to engage continuously with your audience. Don’t treat them as buyers; treat them like friends. And by knowing their problems and recommending products that solve their problems, you can convert visitors into buyers.

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