Affiliate marketing may seem from the outside like a pretty lazy and uncontrolled way of making money – in some ways, it looks like some getting money for sticking a link on their website and simply hoping that people click through on it. while some people will try to make money from affiliate marketing in this lazy way, they won’t usually stick at it for long because you won’t make money if you are not getting click throughs. If you can guarantee more click throughs, you will get more money coming your way, so it makes sense to put a bit more planning into your website than some people will.
Articles are an excellent way to raise people’s interest and awareness. You have between 250 and (ideally) 500 words – or more should you choose – to define why they should be interested in what you are seeking to promote, and persuade them to see the benefits of at least signing up for more information. If you make the article too long they will lose interest and surf elsewhere, but if you make it too short you cannot address the subject in any meaningful depth.
It also makes sense to consider the number of articles you place on a site. If you include a blog on your site then you can have a set number of posts on the front page. Normally, five is considered the optimum number of posts – allowing you to cover the topic from a range of angles. The more clearly you can address the subject, the more people you can convince and the more completely you can convince them.
CPA as much as any other form of internet marketing relies on making people want to click links and demonstrate an interest in the promotions you are taking part in. Although, unlike many other forms of internet marketing, CPA does not directly rely on people making a purchase, it does have a beneficial effect to be able to provide qualified leads. Therefore, it is beneficial if you can make them leave your website with the intention of getting more information – whether they make an order, fill a response form or anything else, it is important to ensure that they are more interested because of their visit to your site.
The most immediate way to make your website appealing for CPA purposes is to provide quality content. Content is the hook that makes people hang on and find out more when they visit a website. If you get the content right, then you will have people staying on the website and therefore they will be more likely to click any link on that site. Once people have clicked that link, it would help if they are prepared to go straight for the action that you have set as your “cost per” action. You can make sure they are by writing good articles for your website.
The most important thing about the articles is that they should make clear that the person visiting the website will have their life improved or a problem solved by deciding to take an interest in the product or service you are promoting.
Making sure that you are accepted by a CPA network involves a bit of work on your part, and it is key to remember that everyone who is applying wants, just as much as you do, to be accepted to the networks you have applied to. It is therefore essential to make yourself look as valuable as possible to a CPA network by showing that you are intent on making the promotions you are involved in a success for you, for the advertisers and for everyone else involved. In part, you can demonstrate this to the network by not leaving it to them to get back to you.
In some sectors of the business world this might be considered impolite – getting in people’s faces works in some businesses but in others it is considered highly off-putting. In CPA, a major part of the strategy that will make you successful will be your enthusiasm. Showing that you do not lack in enthusiasm will work to your advantage – it is well worth calling to follow up your application and explaining that you are keen to get started. They may go through a phone interview with you there and then and if you demonstrate knowledge to go with your enthusiasm you will look much better in their eyes.
You may find from looking on the network’s website a list of Messenger IDs for the affiliate managers at the company. This is an excellent chance to make immediate contact and, if the affiliate manager is not available to chat at the time you can make a telephone appointment right there.