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10 Proven Tips to Increase your Affiliate Income As Revealed by The World's Top Affiliate Marketers

By T.H. Quah
Posted Tuesday, November 16, 2004

It is often published on the web that 95% of all affiliate marketers do not make any money.


The answer is simple. They are merely hobbyist indulging in affiliate marketing as a past time. They are not serious. Although their original plan is to make money, they have no commitment power.

Is that you?

If you really want to make money in affiliate marketing, then you need to do what the successful 5% are doing. Just follow their proven path. You do not need to re-invent the wheel.

Here are 10 proven tips from the super affiliates:

1. Get Serious.

Treat this like any business with the ultimate goal of making a profit. Write a plan, follow the plan and stick to your plan. Nothing works if you don't.

2. Prepare Yourself Well

Read as much as you can on the subject. There are lots of free quality materials that are sufficient to give you a head start. Then you should buy a couple of the recommended handbooks or manuals on more specialized area of affiliate marketing. 'You need to spend some money to make money' as the saying goes.

3. Built Your Own Opt-in-list or Ezine

That's what the super affiliate has in their arsenal. You may have read about it many times "the money is in the list". And it's true! You can earn thousands of dollars overnight with a responsive targeted list. It has been proven again and again.

4. Built Mini-Sites

Affiliate marketing focused on preselling. You don't need big bulky website with 100's of pages. Just mini-sites! Start with one. Then another and another. It's like opening your own retail store on the Internet. Each store producing some sales. When you have more stores, you'll have more sales and a bigger total income. A whole book has been written on how to built mini-sites.

5. Do Your Research

There is really too much garbage on the web. If you want to succeed, you need to research properly on what people need. What are the best products available? Match them together and you're in for the gold. Take research seriously in all aspects of your affiliate marketing. It pays!

6. Get Your Own Domain Name

It is important that you have your own domain name for your sites. It's the professional way on the net. Your visitors must be made to feel that you're a serious and in for the long haul. Otherwise, they'll not bother to read what you have to say.

7. Focus on Themes

Do not make market too many different products on your site. Work on 'theme' site with products focused on that theme. For example, if your theme is 'Dogs', then you can have dog food, dog toys, dog kennels, dog books, dog diets, etc.

8. Invest Your Time

Or invest your money. Or invest both! Affiliate marketing is not a get-quick-rich scheme. You need to work on it for a period of time before seeing any results. It could be quicker if you invest some money for advertising or purchase new tools.

9. Keep Your Finger On the Pulse

Affiliate marketing is evolving all the time. There are new rules, new products, new tools. Things changes. What worked last year may not work now. You must keep yourself up to date. Read niche ezine on affiliate marketing, read articles and participate on the specific forums. Stay connected!

10. Promote! Promote! Promote!

Finally, it's all about promotion. Do it daily, weekly or as often as you wish. But just do it consistently. There is no magic formula for success accept hard work. Promote, promote, promote and the sales will come.

Affiliate marketing is not for everyone and not everyone is into affiliate marketing. However, if you have penchant for it and is prepared to follow a proven path, then you will succeed eventually. Joining the successful 5 percent is not impossible. You'll just need to focus your effort with a consistency of purpose.

About the Author
T.H. Quah is the Editor for ( - A niche ezine on affiliate marketing. Get breaking news, real life, how-to-do-it, nuts and bolts affiliate marketing know-how, information you can use right now! He also offers a free 7-days ecourse "Discover the 7 Tactical Formula that will turbo charge your affiliate income to an all time high - 100% Guaranteed!"


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