Affiliate Marketing Predictions for 2020

Today is the start of a new year and a brand-new decade, for me this year has been like two years, I had a rough start of the year but around June things changed a lot and I am very grateful for this.

Affiliate Marketing Predictions for 2020

Each year there are some trends and new things in online business area and affiliate marketing, here are my affiliate marketing predictions for 2020.

Influencers will be more important

Influencers are very important part of online marketing; they have a lot of followers and they use that advantage to make money. I think in 2020, influencers will be even bigger so if do you want to get a piece of pie it is time to start becoming an online influencer.

Voice searches will increase

The world is changing toward voice technology, the introduction of smart voice devices like Alexa etc. will have huge impact in voice searches, so it is time to start producing content in form of voice,

Increased need for mobile-friendly content

One of my sports blogs get 60% of visitors from mobile devices (this one is still below 18%), my prediction is that with many people having access to mobile devices, we will see an increase in users who consume our content from mobile devices, it is time to optimize content to be mobile-friendly.

Ecommerce retailers will expand their affiliate marketing programs

From my experience, I think the e-commerce buzz slowed down las year 2019, and in order to get it back most of the e-commerce retailers will have to expand their affiliate marketing programs.

Push traffic may slow down

I really not a fan of push traffic, and I have seen the trends decreasing toward the end of 2019, I think we will see the same in 2020.

Affiliate marketing programs will get an increased share of marketing dollars

Online business has become very competitive and I think most of affiliate marketing programs will have to adjust their payout structure to attract bigger affiliate marketers, we will see this happening in 2020.

More affiliate marketing agencies will be created

Since affiliate marketing will be more competitive and the amount of investment in affiliate marketing programs will increase, I think more affiliate marketing agencies will be created as a result of this.

Content will still be a king

It does not matter what type of content you produce, It can be written, audio or video, the content will still be the king on digital marketing, the more quality content you put out there the more success you will get.

You will get an email telling you the death of email marketing

This makes me laugh, each year you will get an email from a guru telling you that email marketing is dead using email trying to sell you the new shiny object, this trend will continue in 2020.

New companies will emerge trying to kill big brands online

Each year you will hear a new brand telling people that they came to kill big brands in affiliate marketing like Clickbank, Clickfunnels, Aweber, etc. this trend will continue this year.

That is it this is my affiliate marketing predictions for 2020, how many of them do you think will happen? Which one do you think I left out? Let me know in the comment section below.

Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

 

Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

I am a big fan of forums I think in forums I can learn a lot and also I can use them to drive traffic to my blog or squeeze pages. In this post, I am going to give you a list of best affiliate marketing forums and how I think about them.

What is a forum?

In very simple words a forum is a place, meeting, or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.

So an affiliate marketing forum is a place where a bunch of people meets and discuss a lot of things related to affiliate marketing and making money online topics in general.

Are forums still relevant?

There are some gurus out there saying that forums are dead, this is not true, as an online entrepreneur you will need to have a place where you can learn things, you can share your ideas with other people and forums are great for that.

Why you should join a forum?

If you’re like me there is a chance that most people around you are not entrepreneurs and becoming an online entrepreneur can become very lonely, you don’t have anyone who understands what you are talking about.

Joining a forum can be a good way to combat that as you will meet with like-minded people who are on the same journey as you are.

You can use forums to learn things that are happening in the industry, you can use forums to show your expertise and gain trust in the market place also you can use them to drive a massive amount of traffic to your online platforms like blogs, squeeze pages, YouTube channels and social media.

How many forums I should join.

I am a member of three forums, in fact, I tried a lot of the forums I am going to mention below but because I have a limited amount of time in a day and there are many other things to do I decided to stay active in just three of them and I don’t post content on them every day. So for me, I think you should pick one or two forums and become a very active member.

After saying that let us dive in and see what are the best affiliate marketing forums.

Warrior Forum

 

 

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For me, Warrior Forum is the best digital marketing forum, it is a powerful, interactive, and very useful forum for the affiliates who want to make money online. It’s also a marketplace, as well.

If you have to join only one forum this should be it. It covers all topics related to internet marketing from SEO to affiliate, social, blogging and much more.

It’s an active forum for all serious affiliates and marketing experts with threads on all sorts of effective web marketing, networking and sales of product and service, and much more.

It offers an interactive platform for discussion on affiliate marketing. You can learn new trends in affiliate marketing and can share your experiences with other fellow members.

Members go on to discuss online money making topics. You can get guidance from industry veterans. Beginners in affiliate marketing can learn effective affiliate marketing techniques.

It is free to join Warrior Forum but they have an upgraded membership that they call warrior room and there you will find one of the best content in affiliate marketing.

Affilorama

 

Best Affiliate Marketing Forums

I am a huge admirer of everything on Affilorama, for it is a must-have resource for all new online entrepreneurs.

The best advice I can give a new affiliate marketer is that go to Affilorama claim their free tools and affiliate marketing lessons, then become active to their forum, these guys they have everything you need to succeed online.

In this forum, you will find discussions about affiliate marketing, build money-making websites, SEO, article marketing, etc.

affLIFT

 

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affLIFT is a premium forum, you have to pay to be a member, but their price is very affordable, it offers more value for your price.

I am an active member of this forum, so for sure, I can tell you that their content is very up to date and valuable, if you’re teachable and you can take action, this is the place you should be but if you don’t want to learn and take action probably you should first concentrate in free forums because you will be wasting your money.

They focus mainly on affiliate marketing and CPA offers, they teach push notifications, PPC, Facebook marketing and other affiliate marketing related topics.

With affLIFT, you can race ahead and profit from your affiliate marketing efforts. It’s a useful platform for beginners as well as professionals who are already making money with affiliate marketing.

affLIFT has much useful information. It is a helpful and friendly members of its community.

 

AffiliateFix

 

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This is one of the most popular affiliate marketing forums, I joined it when I just started although I don’t go there anymore I still think it is a great forum simply because it is free and has a very active community.

If you’re new to affiliate marketing this can be a great place to start because their focus is changing newbie affiliate marketers into experts in their respective areas.

Digital Point

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Digital Point is one of the oldest affiliate marketing forums. It’s a huge international forum where affiliate marketers from different parts of the world gather to discuss ideas and put up things for sales like domains websites, graphics, articles, eBooks, and templates.

It is one of the best places for discussion on affiliate marketing. They cover different affiliate marketing related subjects such as search engine, design & development, business & marketing, development & trade. You can even buy and sell digital products on the Digital Point Marketplace.

Wealthy Affiliate

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Wealthy Affiliate is one of the biggest affiliate marketing communities online, when I was just starting online I joined them.

When it comes to creating review blogs and ranking them on search engines I think they’re the best.

They give you a powerful keyword tool and web hosting, they offer a free trial for their premium service and they have great support.

If do you want to learn about creating affiliate blogs and raking them in order to get free traffic, this is the best place to start.

Why I canceled my WA membership

I had two problems with them and that is why I decided to cancel my membership with them, the first problem is that you get all those things I mentioned above only if you’re a premium member (it is not a bad thing) but they market them as if you will get those even if you’re a free member (it is misleading and I didn’t like it).

The second problem I had with them is that they teach a badmouth marketing, basically, they teach their affiliate to call everything online a scam, if you don’t believe me just google any program and add a word scam to it you will find out most of the sites in the first page are from people who promote Wealthy Affiliate (which indicates their strong knowledge in ranking websites) and all they will do is to write bad things about another program, call it a scam and recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

Yes, I know that many of the training a not worth but I am a firm believer that talking bad about another person or program is not a great way to promote yourself or your products.

After saying that I must say that WA is a great community and they have some great training for premium members if you don’t mind negative promotion tactics you should join them. Just don’t fall for their free membership.

You can sign up as a free member of Wealthy Affiliate (I don’t recommend if do you want to check them out better get a premium membership free trial). However, there’s also the opportunity for paid subscribers that is best for its growing community.

Forum topics range from SEO, Video Marketing, PPC, WordPress, Affiliate Programs, and more.

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Blackhatworld

This is also a huge affiliate marketing community, there are a lot of affiliate marketers who use black hat methods to make money online (hence the name).

These people think outside the box, inside this forum you will find anything from how to rank your blog in google using black hat methods, adult niche, and all things that people do on affiliate marketing but they don’t talk about them in public, you can even find links to download some of the paid courses for free.

If do you want to check them out, go and check them out, but I won’t recommend them as your long term solution because most of the methods you will learn from this forum can help you to make a quick buck but they can hurt you and your business in a long run.

Sitepoint

SitePoint is one of the best affiliate marketing forums, it is one of the most favorite affiliate marketing forums for affiliates and merchants.

In this forum, you will find a variety of topics from online marketing, affiliate marketing, various designs, and programming. It’s a great solution area for the affiliates to harvest results through effective networking.

Final words

There are a lot of affiliate marketing forums free and paid ones, I tried most of them and I can say they have similar attributes to the one I posted above if you think I have been unfair and there are other best affiliate marketing forums than those I posted let me know in the comment section below.

Affiliate Marketing Ideas that Make Money

Affiliate Marketing Ideas that Make Money

Most people who try affiliate marketing fails, there are many reasons for that, one of them is that they don´t have any idea how to do it, that is why in this blog post, I will be sharing affiliate marketing ideas that make money.

 Idea 1 – Build a Blog that Makes You Money

It does not matter which method you use to drive traffic to your squeeze pages and offers, having your own blog is key to a stable online income.

Starting a blog is not as hard as most people let you believe and yes, it is not outdated, most people still consume information from blogs or written content.

This is what you should do if do you want to start a blog that will make you money.

Get a domain name and hosting.

The first step to build a blog is to get a domain name and hosting, you can get a domain name at namecheap.com for less than $10.

For hosting is this is your first blog I will recommend going with Siteground, I think there are one of the best Webhosting services at this money, you can get a 33% discount if you click here.

After getting a domain name and hosting, you will need to install WordPress on it, it is very simple. Actually, you can do it with few clicks on your Siteground back office.

By anyway if for any reason you can´t install your WordPress or you´re having trouble doing it, contact me here and I will do it for you, free of charge, no catch.

Post regularly

Once you finished setting up your blog, it is time to post some content on it. All you need to do is to write regular, weekly articles teaching readers useful and actionable information in your blog’s niche (e.g. dog training, weight loss, muscle building etc).

By providing useful information, readers will trust you—and so will trust you when you recommend products (which you make money off).

Once readers trust you, they will trust your recommendations. You can then take advantage of this by recommending useful, quality affiliate products to them.

 Idea 2 – Focus on Email Marketing, Not Banners

 This where most people who are new to affiliate marketing fail. They feel their blogs with banners everywhere and they wonder why they are not making any money.

People who do click on banners are cold traffic and don’t convert. Another thing is that most people they trained their minds to avoid banners at all costs, some even install banner brokers in their computers and mobile devices.

What you need to do is to collect emails address from people who are coming to visit your blog. Give them something that can help them to solve their problems in exchange with an email.

Give people an incentive to join (e.g. free ebook) then send out emails with helpful information and relevant product suggestions. Pre-warms traffic, increasing conversions.

 Idea 3 – Bring in Traffic Organically with Google

 Create great content that will attract people to your blog, when you start a new blog it will be very difficult to get traffic from search engines especially google.

But when you create good content and you post it on social media you will start getting some traffic and with time (in my experience it takes around 30 days for a new post to start getting free Google traffic in a new blog) Google will reward you with high-quality visitors.

Organic Google traffic is of high quality and converts very well. Here are some tips for ranking better on search engines like Google.

  • Post regularly—Google loves websites with new, fresh content and ranks their posts/pages better.
  • Optimize your post for a keyword that is shown as having a good number of searches (100+) in Google Keyword Planner.
  • Place keyword once in the title tag, once in the description tag.

 Final words

That is it, those where three affiliate marketing ideas that make money, take action and start applying them to your business, by the way, if do you want to learn more about creating a blog, making money online using affiliate marketing and more, get my guide on how to make create passive income online below this post.

How To Boost Your Affiliate Sales

Selling other people’s products and services aka affiliate marketing is a great way to make a living once you have established successful marketing techniques and have a large audience. If you need to learn how to boost your affiliate sales and building your audience, you should go over the following article.

 

How To Boost Your Affiliate Sales

Do it on a regular basis

You will boost your affiliate sales and draw attention to your activities if you have new promotional offers on a regular basis.

Existing customers will stay in touch with you, for instance by subscribing to your email alerts or social media updates if you share information about new incentives on a regular basis.

Do not hesitate to set some of your profits apart so you can offer new incentives each week such as discounts, free shipping or giveaways.

Stay in touch with your customers and prospects

Staying in touch with your existing customers is necessary since repeat sales are common if customers are satisfied.

Encourage people to subscribe to one of your marketing campaigns when they order a product, for instance by offering them a small discount or building value for the campaign by giving examples of the type of quality content you will be sharing.

Stay in touch with your customers regularly and share content they will be interested in besides drawing attention to new products and incentives.

Offer incentives so that they can buy from you

Do not let customers order products from your competitors. Selling products for an affiliate marketing program means you will be in competition with a lot of other sellers who have the exact same products.

You need to steal sales from these competitors by offering better incentives or earning the trust of your customers. You could also provide something valuable to your audience by launching a site or blog filled with useful information on topics your customers will be interested in.

Keep them interested

Keep people interested by always looking for ways to improve your selection. Other sellers will be able to offer the exact same selection if they join your program, which means you might have to eventually join more than one program to build a unique catalog.

Look for products your customers will be likely to buy together and present your products so shoppers can easily find more items that correspond to their preferences. Keep track of which products are the most popular and look for more similar items.

Look offline too

Do not focus on selling products only through the Internet. You might be ignoring a niche that is interested in the products you sell but does not shop online.

You should look for events you can attend to meet customers and present your products, such as conventions, trade shows, and fairs. If you live in a large city, you should be able to find public places where you will be likely to meet potential customers or use your own social circles to find more customers.

Final words

That is it, this is how you can boost your affiliate sales. Selling products as an affiliate is a fun job but you will be successful if you take this job seriously. Apply the tips from this article, keep track of how many sales you generate and do not hesitate to modify these techniques to make sure they are adapted to your audience.

Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Are you interested in selling online products as an affiliate? You should go over this article to learn more about the affiliate marketing mistakes you need to avoid.

Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Do not expect to be successful right away. Becoming a successful affiliate marketing seller takes time. Your success will depend on the time you decide to invest in your work as an affiliate marketing seller.

If you already have a full-time job and some other time-consuming activities, you will have to rethink your priorities. Set some monthly goals to keep track of your progress and make sure you are using efficient techniques. If you do not get good results, try using different methods to sell products.

Do not forget that you are competing against many other sellers who are offering the same products. You need to find a way to stand out and give customers a reason to order products from you instead of going through your competitors.

You could, for instance, offer some incentives or establish a solid reputation by creating a quality website or attending events where you will get a chance to present your products.

You should not entirely rely on the Internet to sell your products. Meeting customers face to face is a great way to make a lasting impression and convince them to order your products.

Go to places and events where you will be likely to find new potential customers and give people the option to call you if they have any questions. You could even organize your own events if you have a large following in your area.

Your customers will lose interest in your products if you do not find a way to remind them about the items you are selling. You should join social networks, launch your own newsletter and write new articles for your blog on a regular basis.

Encourage customers to subscribe to one of your campaigns to stay in touch with you, for instance by offering a small discount to the customers who subscribe to a campaign.

If you do not add new products to your selection, customers will lose interest. You should browse through the selection offered by your affiliate marketing program regularly and consider joining more than one program if you want to create a unique selection.

You will generate more sales if you organize your selection so shoppers can easily find more products they will be interested in and sell products that can be bought together such as accessories, refills or upgrades.

Communicate with your audience to get a better idea of the kind of products they would like to see. You also need to stay up to date with what your competitors are offering and make sure your selection remains competitive.

You will become a successful affiliate marketing seller if you avoid these mistakes and focus on efficient methods. The tips you just read will help you generate more sales but make sure you adapt these methods in function of the products you are selling and the audience you are targeting.

4 Basic Components of Affiliate Marketing

Most people are afraid of starting an affiliate marketing business because they think it is very expensive to start, the fact is that you can start affiliate marketing with a very small investment.

In this post I am going to give you 4 basic components of affiliate marketing, you don’t need a ton of expensive memberships or fancy tools with a lengthy learning curve to make money as an affiliate online. All you need are four basic components and a system to pull together.

4 Basic Components of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate offers

In order to make money, you will need to sell something, you need to have a variety of products that you can recommend to your prospects.

Most people make this mistake, they start a business on a niche where there are one or two products to promote and when those products they disappear on the marketplace and their business disappear.

Choose a niche that has a lot of products to promote.

A home on the web

Most gurus they will tell you that you don’t need a website to make money, I can agree with that to a certain extent, you can make money without a website or blog but you cant build an online business without one.

It does not matter if you use youtube, facebook, twitter etc to promote affiliate offers, you need to have a domain name and a hosting so that you can have somewhere to send your prospects so that they can join your list and get more stuff from you.

Authority content

In order to attract prospects to your business you need to create great content, you need to give them some kind of value, a content that can help them to solve their problem and make them feel better and they will reward you by buying products through your affiliate link.

A communication system

Your communication with online customers comes in the form of an automated system that leaves you with a primarily hands-off business to run.

That automated system is called an Autoresponder.

Autoresponders are the method of choice for most marketers because you can queue up over a years’ worth of emails to go out on autopilot and do the work for you.

Those are 4 are the basic components of affiliate marketing, those 4 components above are all it’s going to take to build a financially secure

affiliate empire. Now how you use these four components is where the

difference between success and failure lies.

Best Affiliate Marketing Tools

Before you can begin building anything in life, you need tools. And the same is true if you’re building your affiliate marketing career.

In this post, I will get you set up with all the best affiliate marketing tools you need to get started.

The important thing to remember here is that these are tools that you will need when you’re just starting out, maybe when your business grows you might need more tools but for now with these tools, you will be fine.

Best Affiliate Marketing Tools

Domain name

You will need at least one domain name to run your affiliate marketing business and my highest recommendation will be Namecheap as they are the best domain registrar on the web.

https://www.namecheap.com

Hosting:

When it comes to hosting there are a lot of opinions online, I tried and tested most of the major web hosting companies, for me Wpxhosting is the best web hosting company,they offer you free SSL certificate for all of your website,they will move your websites from any hosting company to their’s for free, if you have a problem with your website they will fix it for free, they respond to your inquiries in less than 5 seconds, I can’t recommend them more.

But I know that if you’re just starting out it can be a little bit expensive (it is $24.95 per month), so my second recommendation is Siteground as you can pay just $71 for the whole year and host more websites.

1) http://www.wpxhosting.com/

2) http://www.siteground.com

 

Page builder

To run a successive online business as an affiliate, you will need to build some special pages, these can be landing/squeeze pages, pre-sales pages, and funnels, and the best software to do that is Clickfunnels.

So that is it, those are in my opinion the best affiliate marketing tools you can use to start and grow your online business.

https://clickfunnels.com

 

Autoresponder:

Every person who is making money online has one thing in common, email list. As an affiliate marketer, you will need to collect some data from your prospects especially their email and then send them some emails with tips and recommendations of affiliate products and the software that can help you to do all that is called autoresponder.

If you’re just starting out, my recommendation will be that you start with Aweber, but if you want a superior autoresponder with modern features, Convertkit is the winner.

So my autoresponder recommendations will be

1) https://aweber.com

2) https://convertkit.com

 

For me, these are the best affiliate marketing tools you need to get started, if you are new to affiliate marketing these tools will help you to grow your business and when your business gets bigger you might need another set of tools but for starters, these tools are enough t get you going.