Tuesday, June 05, 2007

AFFILIATE TIPS: Product Recommendations To Increase Your Commissions

By Luis Galarza, Affiliate Marketing Secrets Blog.

Learn How To Use Affiliate Program Product Recommendations To Boost Your Bottom Line, Which Mean Larger Commission Checks For You!

In the world of affiliate marketing or an affiliate marketer, there are many methods in which you can boost your earnings and maintain the account that you have worked so hard for to gain. Most of the strategies and tactics can be learned easily. You don't need to go anywhere far from your home or office computer. They are available online, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week of any given year.

One of the more successful ways of increasing affiliate marketing sales conversions is through the use of associate program product recommendations. Many marketers know that this is one of the most effective strategies in promoting a certain product for better conversions.

When your customers or website visitors has enough trust in you and your expert advice, then they will definitely trust any of your recommendations. You need to be very careful in using this approach, though. If you start marketing everything by recommendation, your credibility will actually wear out, and will make your visitors or customers go somewhere else. This is seen especially when recommendations are seemingly exaggerated and without much truth in it, or simple when is over use.

Do not be scare to talk about things that you do not like about a given product or service. You won't lose any trust points, actually this will make your recommendation more realistic and will tend to increase your credibility which will turn into a sale.

Also, you need to know that if your visitors are really interested in what you are offering, they will be more than delighted to get more information to see what is good about the product, what is not so good, and how the product will help them solve their problems.

When you are recommending a certain product, there are some things to remember on how to make it work effectively and for your advantage.

You need to be seen as the true and leading expert in your market.

You have to remember this simple web conversion equation: Price resistance diminishes in direct proportion to trust. Meaning, if your visitors feel and believe that you are an expert in your niche, they are more inclined to click and buy the product. But, if you are not exuding any confidence and self-assurance in endorsing your products, they will probably feel that same way and will go in search of another product or service which is more believable, or even go look for another expert on the field that has more accurate information about the product.

So, how do you establish yourself as an expert?

Very simple, by offering unique and new solutions or relevant content they would not get anywhere else. Sometimes you will need to show proof that what you are promoting works as promised. Also, by displaying prominent testimonials and endorsements from respected and known personalities, in related fields of course can help on boosting their confident on the product or service.

Always try to avoid hype at all costs.

Because it is better to sound low key and confident, than to scream and seek attention the wrong way. Anyways, you would not want to sound unprofessional and have that thinking stick to your potential customers and clients, now would you? Best to appear cool and self-assured at the same time will give you a better shot for the sale.

Another thing you need to keep in mind is that prospects are not stupid. They are actually turning to experts and may already know the things that you know, or even know more. If you back up your claims with hard facts and research data, they would gladly put down hundreds, or even thousands worth of money to your endorsements. But if you don’t, they are smart enough to try and look at your competitors and what they are offering.

One thing to do before you add recommendations to any affiliate product, it is given that you should try and test the product and support. You don't want the risk of promoting junk products and services. You need to think how long it took you to build credibility and trust among your visitors. All that will take to destroy it is one big mistake on your marketing.

Is better to promote recommendations of products that you have 100% confidence in. You can test the product support before you begin to ensure that the people you are referring it to would not be left high and dry when a problem suddenly emerge.

Take a closer look at your affiliate market and look at the tactics you are using right now. You may not be focusing your marketing on the recommendations that your products need to have. You plan of action is sometimes not the only thing that is making your program works, don't forget that.

Start implementing product recommendation in your affiliate and Internet marketing mix and be among those few marketers who have proven that this strategy work. For more advanced promotion techniques click here.

To Your Success,

Luis Galarza and Anna Phommatham, Affiliate Marketers.

- Free Internet Marketing and Trends.
- Offline Marketing & Advertising.


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