The affiliate marketing space is actually quite an interesting one. When you ask people what they think about the industry, they will say that there is potential for you to earn a passive income stream.

Although that is true that money can be had without doing anything, you need to set things up first before you can experience this. And, let me tell you right now that it is not that easy.

With fierce competition ahead, you need to follow a good and solid affiliate marketing strategy to help you. Unfortunately, I cannot provide the right tips for you simply because my strategy may not work for your website.

Still, you can craft your own goals by asking yourself these questions:

How Much Money Do You Want to Earn?

One of the main goals that you have to set for yourself is how much you want to earn in a given time. For instance, how much money are you expecting to earn in a month? In a year?

When making a financial goal, it is important that you look at historical data to see how much you can realistically earn.

Setting a financial goal right off the bat will let you know how much effort you need to put in so that you can earn that money.

Will This Be Your Main Income Generator?

There are some people that only want to do some affiliate marketing to generate a passive income stream. In other words, they become a marketer solely because they want to supplement their main income.

However, there are also those that want to make this their full-time job. If so, are you willing to put in the work necessary for you to make this a sustainable source of income?

Why Do You Want to Do This?

We always have reasons why we want to do something. Why do you want to become an affiliate marketer? Do you want to be closer to your family and affiliate marketing happens to provide you with a possibly generous income stream?

Or, do you genuinely want to help other people and you found a way to somehow monetize it to generate a sustainable income? Always ask yourself why you are doing this so that whenever you veer away from your goal, you know how to get back in the game.


How Many Platforms Will You Use?

One of the things that you have to do as an affiliate marketer is to promote your products to as many people as possible. For you to gain a massive audience, you need to promote using many different platforms.

You just cannot rely solely on your website because that is just one avenue. Utilize other platforms such as social media, affiliate networks, among many other things.

Did You Test the Product?

Although you can technically promote something that you haven’t tried before, it is best that you actually use it first before marketing it. Personal experience is always going to persuade people to buy something, especially if it garners favorable reviews.

Creating product review content is one of the best ways to promote your affiliate products. It can either be through a blog post or video content depending on your choice.

When creating such content, make sure to highlight all of the product or service’s features, as well as the pros and cons that your audience needs to know.

What Goal Will You Set for Yourself When It Comes to Conversions

You need to always track your conversions so that you will know how effective your current affiliate marketing strategy is. Fortunately, it is quite easy to do so as there are plenty of tools that help you track your conversion rate, as well as other important metrics.

For you to become an effective publisher, you need to be able to create compelling content. If you have that natural talent, then that is good. You can acquire affiliate programs and monetize your content in the process.

However, there are some people that do not know how to write well right off the bat, but that is okay. In fact, writing is just a skill that you can learn and improve.

Today, I am going to provide some useful tips to help you write well so that you can become really good at becoming an affiliate marketer.

Be Authentic

When you are writing articles about specific products, it is so tempting to write only positive things about it for fear that you are going to lose your affiliate links (and therefore, your commissions). However, you must resist that urge, and here’s why.

People actually go and conduct research on the products that they are intending to buy and if you create articles that tell them the truth about the products- meaning their features, build quality, and uses (among many others- then you will be regarded as a trustworthy publisher.

It also helps breed trust if you tell your readers right off the bat that you are affiliated with the company that sells those products, but do so in a way that tells them that you still remain unbiased regardless.

Try the Product and Provide Your Personal Experience

Being a good affiliate marketer means that you should build your credibility the moment you start enrolling yourself into an affiliate program. That being said, you should only write about the products that you have personally tested so that you can give some first-hand experience.

If you think that you can get away by just copying the content of others and twisting them in your own way, then you are wrong. In fact, people nowadays are quite keen and they can spot someone who just tries to copy someone else’s content.

Try the product for yourself, highlight the pros and cons, and give your opinions about it as part of your conclusion.

Don’t Be Afraid to Write About the Negatives

Most affiliate marketers out there are afraid of writing something negative about the products because they fear that companies won’t get them anymore. Although there are some merchants that do that (which you do not want to be affiliated with anyway), good and well-established companies actually love it when you provide constructive criticism.

It not only helps your potential buyers make a purchase decision, but it will actually also help the merchants improve their products as well.

Use Keywords

Optimizing your content is important for SEO purposes. One way to do that is to use keyword research tools to help you find the best ones that you can use on your content.

There are two types of keywords that you need to use on your posts- informational and buyer-centric. The former are words that can help inform users and the latter provides the means to convince people to purchase the said product.

Consider Post Length

Now, how long should your blog posts be whenever you write something? Well, according to Google, writing more in-depth articles take precedence and priority over shorter articles.

So, how long are “in-depth articles” exactly? Well, a good rule of thumb is that it should be at least 2000 words or more with the intent of providing quality information to the readers.