Using Product Recommendations In Promoting Affiliate Programs
One method is to use the technique of product recommendations.
Many affiliate marketers use this technique and know that it is one of the most productive methods for promoting affiliate programs.
The key is to have an affiliate program that you believe in and has proven to be a very successful product.
It is very important that you do not just go out and recommend anything and everything.
If you do, over time, you will lose the trust of your readers.
No one can know and use every product that comes along.
Another thing, how can you recommend something that you have not used yourself? If you are going to use product recommendations as a way of promoting affiliate programs, then you must buy the product and use it yourself before you start recommending it to others.
In your recommendation do not use exaggerations and don't fail to cover the things that you do not like about the product.
Actually, you should point out anything that you don't like about the product.
It will help to develop trust in your recommendation and let the reader know that you have actually looked at the product.
With your information about what you think is good and what is not so good about the product, your visitors will be able to determine if they would be interested in the product.
They will also be able to determine if the product meets their needs and if it will benefit their efforts.
If the product has an affiliate program and your visitor is in the business of promoting affiliate programs, they can decide it the program you are recommending is one that they would like to promote.
By making an honest evaluation of the product you will be perceive in a more acceptable manner and your readers will be more likely to at least review the sales page for the product.
You can then let the sales page sale the product.
As your visitor reviews the sales page, he will remember what you said in your recommendation and it will likely influence his decision to buy or not to buy.
If you have avoided hype and pointed out a few of the real benefits of the product, your visitors will be able to see how the sales letter relates to your assessment of the product.
If you are perceived as an expert about the product and it squares with their needs and their niche, they are more likely to act on your recommendation.
If you have been promoting the product for a while, your readers will know that this is not just a "jump on the latest bandwagon" attempt to make a profit off of them.
They will see your recommendation as an attempt to clarify why you are promoting the program or product.
If your readers feel that your confidence in the product is high, it might influence their confidence in the product and you might find a new customer.
They will not feel that you are trying to force them to buy.
You are saying, here is a product that I use and recommend and hope that it will help you in your efforts also.
Product recommendation is a proven method for you to add to your business of promoting affiliate programs.
Try it as a technique for your business.