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Kyle Dana, Director of Marketing, Digistore24

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Kyle Dana

Director of Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Top 9 Tips to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

May 18, 2022

3 Min. Read

Top 9 Tips to Become a Successful Affiliate Marketer

With so many established and high-converting products, services, and digital courses that affiliates can promote quickly and easily, it can be difficult to know where to begin. 

Whether you are new to affiliate marketing or a seasoned veteran looking to take your affiliate marketing income to the next level, we have put together these 9 top tips to help you become a successful affiliate.

1. Network & Build Relationships

Especially in the direct response marketing space, people like to do business with people they like, so make sure to network as much as possible and build relationships with vendors and even other affiliates. Just like with your affiliate promotions, instead of just trying to sell, do your best to build personal connections and most importantly, GIVE VALUE! Not sure where to start? Digistore24 Affiliate Growth Managers can help connect you with key industry players, including our top vendors in the Digistore24 Marketplace.

Pro tip: The two must-attend annual events for affiliates are Affiliate Summit West, held in Las Vegas, NV and the Traffic & Conversion Summit, held in San Diego, CA.

2. Start with One Niche

If you are just starting out, begin by concentrating on just one affiliate niche—ideally, one you are already passionate about. There are more than 20 different niches in the Digistore24 Marketplace to choose from. 

Pro tip: The three most popular niches are Fitness & Health, Business & Investment, and Personal Development.

3. Track Your Data

It is important to track all of your numbers—including revenue, clicks, conversions, and earnings per click (EPC). Digistore24 provides unique tracking promolinks that you can customize for all of your affiliate promotions, and our Business Cockpit and Reports sections will help you streamline your reporting to ensure you are never leaving money on the table.

4. Know Your Audience

Taking the time to understand your audience & traffic and learn about their unique needs and interests will help you be more successful—and ultimately more profitable—because you will have a better understanding of who they are and what products they are likely to buy.

5. Always Be Testing

Testing and comparing the success rate of different ad copy, email swipes, offer types, and even different campaign times is absolutely critical. Don’t allow yourself to be complacent; always be testing because small changes can often go a long way toward helping you make a big increase in affiliate marketing sales.

6. Determine Your Hottest Offers (80/20 Rule)

It is likely that 20% (or less) of the offers you promote will account for 80% of your affiliate revenue. That said, make sure you know exactly which offers (or types of offers) do best with your audience or traffic. The Digistore24 Marketplace features offers from multiple verticals, with a variety of different offers within each vertical. 

7. Promote New Offers

Audiences are always craving something new. Plus, new offers are fresh and likely not already heavily promoted by other affiliates. Connect with a Digistore24 Affiliate Growth Manager to stay on top of the latest offers (or even those that are new to you). You can also follow Digistore24 on social media, sign up for our email newsletter, or watch Coffee & Cash each week to stay informed.

8. Try Different Swipes or Assets

Trying new email swipes or promotional ad assets keeps things fresh and maximizes clicks. Look for the Affiliate Support Page link in the offer marketplace listing to view new swipes or promotional assets for an offer, or ask a Digistore24 Affiliate Growth Manager if there is anything new you can try out.

9. Know What Types of Landing Pages Convert Best with Your Traffic

There are so many different types of landing pages—from text-only pages to video sales letter (VSL) pages, long-form presell pages, advertorials, and short-form sales pages. Experiment with different types to determine which convert best with your traffic.

Looking For More Helpful Affiliate Marketing Tips and Advice? 

Bookmark the Digistore24 blog so you can always find the information you need. Our expert team is continually adding up-to-the-minute content about proven strategies and best practices for affiliate marketers and product vendors alike. 

Digistore24 affiliates have access to one of the largest international affiliate marketplaces in the world. Join today!

Kyle Dana, Director of Marketing, Digistore24

Author

Kyle Dana

Director of Marketing

Kyle has over a decade of digital marketing experience, including successfully launching & growing several e-commerce brands - using SEO, content marketing, social media, and more. Prior to becoming Director of Marketing at Digistore24, Kyle was an 8-figure affiliate marketer and email list manager.