What’s the Key To Affiliate Marketing Success?


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Affiliate Marketing, on the surface, sounds like a very easy business model to implement. Three basic steps, right?

  • Build a marketing list.
  • Find products to offer.
  • Send emails and watch the cash roll in.

Only it’s not at all that simple!

Let’s re-examine and re-order these steps…

The first step is NOT to build a marketing list, although that is certainly a VERY important one.

The first step on the road to affiliate marketing success is to find an EAGER AUDIENCE… find people who are PASSIONATE about their interest… people who are willing to SPEND MONEY on their interest… and an interest where there are a lot of these people.

This is called finding your NICHE!

You might be interested in “golf” or “horses” or “skiing”… all of these have lot’s of avid followers who spend money on their interest… right!

But that is pretty broad… you could be marketing in the travel niche… places to go ski.

You could be selling ski equipment… skis, apparel, even wax for the skis.

You could develop a digital product that teaches the finer aspects of “how to ski”.

Lot’s of ideas out there…

That is called refining your niche… honing in on a very small section of a broad market… digging deeper… specializing.


Find An Eager Audience and Offer What They Want

After finding your niche the next step is to get into the heads of your audience… discover what they are truly interested in and what they are willing to spend money on.

Do some research… pay attention to what’s going on in that particular niche. Watch YouTube videos… do some Google searches and check out the ads on the page… watch TV commercials.

There are lots of strategies here… many more than I can cover in the scope of this article.

The point here is NOT that you find products to offer… the point is that you offer products that fill the needs and wants of your audience.

So there is the key to affiliate success… let me say it again…

Find An Eager Audience and Offer What They Want

Everything else needs to revolve around that premise.


Now several questions come to mind…

  • HOW do I find a profitable niche?…
  • HOW do I market in that niche?…
  • WHAT marketing strategies work best?…
  • HOW do I build a list in my niche?…

Again, the list goes on and on… much further than I can address in a 400+ word article.

But I also have an answer to that problem.

I teamed up with the guys at PROMOTE LABS to be able to offer you a FREE silver level access to the Affiliate Profits Club membership site.

That’s right! NO cost to you… I took care of it for you… and it wasn’t cheap.

The Affiliate Profit Club helps you find the answers to these questions and sets you on the road to affiliate success.

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How to find the perfect products to promote…

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How Many Hats Must an Affiliate Marketer Wear?

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When I first learned about the affiliate marketing business model, I thought “how great is that? I don’t have to create a product, or provide product support… I just send out some emails and watch the cash roll in!”

We, it’s not quite as simple as that.

The fact is there is a lot more to the affiliate marketing business model that just finding a product to promote and sending a few emails.

Truth be told, the successful affiliate marketer wears a lot of hats…

First off, the affiliate MUST be a marketer… I mean, that’s evident in the job title… right?

You must come up with exciting and creative ways to promote your offers. You must be adept at social media marketing, joint ventures, SEO, media buys, blogging, press releases… in short, all types of ways to drive targeted traffic to your web site where they will discover the benefits of the product or service you are promoting.

Don’t know what some of those terms are talking about yet? You have more to learn an affiliate marketer.

The next hat you must wear as an affiliate is that of the “discerning eye”… you must learn to filter out the “not so hot” products and only choose those that will truly benefit your audience. You want your followers to know, like, and TRUST you so that they will buy from you with the confidence that you truly have their success at heart… not just your pocketbook!

Don’t know how to just the “keepers” from the “crap”? Then you have more to learn an affiliate marketer.

The third hat that you must wear is that of the “mind reader”! You have to know what your potential customer is thinking… their needs… what they are truly looking for. You have to get into your prospect’s heads. You have to know how to do market research.

Can’t do that yet? Then you have more to learn as an affiliate marketer.

The next hat you have to wear is that of the “copywriter”.  And this is a VERY IMPORTANT skill to develop… probably the most important skill of all.

As an affiliate you must write content for your website, blog, or newsletter… copy for your squeeze pages, sales letters, and advertisements… composing scripts for your videos and webinars… in fact, you may spend more time writing than any other task in your business.

Can’t write yet? Then you have more to learn as an affiliate marketer.

The fifth hat you must wear as an affiliate is that of the”tech expert”. You need to know how to build websites and squeeze pages… how to set up a blog or an autoresponder… how to create download or “Thank You” pages… and lots more.

Not “tech savy” yet? Then you have more to learn as an affiliate marketer.

The last hat that I want to mention here is that of the “relationship expert”. Remember when I mentioned that you need your prospective customers to “Know, Like, and TRUST you?”

That’s what I am talking about!

Cultivating relationships is what gets your readers to engage.. and ultimately, become customers… and hopefully… repeat customers.

Don’t know much about becoming a “relationship expert?”

You got it… you have much more to learn as an affiliate marketer.

And where do you get that knowledge?

What if I were to offer you a training membership that covers all of this that I have talked about?

And what if it were FREE… NO cost to you?

Would you be interested.

The site is called the Affiliate Profits Club…

I have joined forces with the guys from PROMOTE LABS to offer SILVER LEVEL access to this at absolutely NO COST to you… I already paid the bill!

I encourage you check it out…

Did I mention that it is FREE!?

Here’s the link…



Once Upon A Time…

Once upon a time…  I fell for all the hype… I bought everything I could find. I really didn’t even make enough to pay for all those expensive new programs and products.

It was like a Freddy Kruger nightmare slowly cutting my wallet’s throat.

After 3 years, I was still spinning my wheels. I was working my tail off, for nothing. Finally, just before I was about to throw in the towel, I discovered a key new concept.

During the California gold rush, many of those getting rich were NOT the gold miners! Many of the most successful were the ones that were selling tools to the gold miners.

This changed my whole focus. Instead of trying to sell the newest, hottest juice or pill, I was going to refocus my business around the concept of “selling shovels” instead of “mining gold”.

Don’t take me wrong… there’s nothing wrong with “mining gold”. There is a definite need for these products… I use them myself.

And I’m not saying that “mining gold” is not worth going after. I’m not suggesting that you can’t be successful with that type of business opportunity… you definitely can!

But certainly isn’t just “cut n’ paste”… it takes hard work.

The truth is there are many tasks that are required to achieve that success… like building websites, creating squeeze pages, driving traffic, and taking massive action!

However, I wouldn’t define those tasks as “hard work”!

Hard “work” is waking up to an alarm clock every morning at 6:00 in the morning to punch in a time clock and report to a job that may or may not be there next week.

If you compared the work required to make money online to the work you have to put up with dealing with rush hour traffic… online marketing is child’s play.

And I confess, I enjoy being able to sit at home for a few hours a week producing extra income on auto-pilot with multiple income streams working for me at all times.

I’m willing to bet a few bucks YOU would enjoy the same lifestyle.

Ultimately, that’s why you’re here… to live out your unique dreams and goals!

My marketing plan now focuses on providing other marketers the tools and training they need to make their online businesses successful. That’s what I enjoy doing.

Happy Marketing…

Greg Ray
Digital Info Gold