It is extremely difficult to get started in affiliate marketing. The reason is because there is a lot of competition. In order to survive you have to beat your competition. There’s also a lot of information out there about how to do affiliate marketing, so it can be confusing. But here’s one tip that almost no one is talking about.
Marketing with video
No one would deny the power and popularity of video. Video online is everywhere because people love it. About the only thing that keeps people’s attention anymore is video. So you can put this to great advantage in your affiliate marketing.
Here’s how to use videos for affiliate promotions:
- Record a walk-through
- Do an ordering video
- Do a preview video
This is probably the easiest of all. Just click record on your web cam and start talking. Don’t worry about quality. Listening to your honest endorsement makes your viewers feel comfortable buying. In truth, mistakes and mess-ups just make it more believable. So serious, just turn on the camera and talk. If you don’t want to be in front of the camera use one of the other methods.
Record a walk-through
This one is a little more subtle. You’re taking the role of teacher and showing how to use the product. And while they watch you use it, they think, “I should buy that.” As long as the product is good, the tutorial makes them want it. So pick some really helpful aspect of the product and show how to use that.
This technique is super powerful. Do a screen capture of the ordering process. Nothing inspires your viewers to buy like watching you do it. In the first place it acts as social proof. In general people are more likely to something they’ve seen other people do. This also makes your viewers trust you. They are much more likely to take your advice to buy when you’ve taken it yourself. And finally, it creates envy. It’s simple – you have it. Now they want it. You can add some extra punch to this by ending with: You’re gonna have to place your own order if you want to see the members area.
Do a preview video
This is a great way to build value. You do a tour of the members area. You show them the entire contents of what they get. And it helps soften the skeptics. Once they’ve seen the back-end, they know it’s real.
Anyone can do it!
There’s no technical knowledge required. Some very easy to use programs make the videos for you. All the work is done by the program. So please don’t let technical worries slow you down. Just focus on the benefits:
- Increase sales Using videos in your affiliate marketing will dramatically increase your sales. People love video, so please use them.
- Lower refund rates You’ll also have less of your commissions taken back. Thanks to you people know what’s inside before buying. So less of them will ask for refunds.
- Beat your competition! This is such a simple technique. But pretty much no one does it. This puts you out in front of the rest.
Get started right now and take your affiliate marketing to the next level. It’s your profit that’s affected by not taking action.