Why No One Is Buying Your Affiliate Products And What Can You Do?
No one is buying my affiliate products though I’m getting enough traffic to my blogs.
This is the common question I receive from my readers. In this detailed guide, we will discuss two things.
- Why no one is buying your affiliate products and
- What you can do to make them buy your affiliate products
First of all, it’s a common problem. Even the professionals who are now making a living from their blogs once faced the same situation – everyone ignored buying their products. They never give up, they learned and found the ways to make people buy their affiliate products.
We are going to discuss these things to make more sales from your affiliate products.
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Why no one buys your affiliate products?
People don’t buy from strangers
Why would anyone buy from unknown people? Would you ever buy from a complete stranger especially when you are purchasing something online?
If you want others to buy your affiliate products stop chasing them down and build a rapport. Without building interaction with others you can never make significant money online.
You don’t have an email list
This is the #1 reason most people don’t buy your affiliate products. Email list is the lifeblood for affiliate marketing success. Without having a thriving email list, it is very difficult to make money by selling your affiliate products.
Offer something to people to get them onto your email lists. You can give away something like eBooks, special reports, plugins, themes or anything that is related to your audience and niche. Analyze what other bloggers are offering to their audience and find a unique point to grab more people attention to build your email list.
Always use best email auto responders like AWeber, GetResponse etc. They can help you make more money by offering excellent features like tracking, A/B testing, email conversion optimization, mobile optimization etc.
Did you know that $1 you invest on building an email list returns you $40? It is why you should be start building a targeted email list to build your own online business.
Don’t plaster your blog with too much affiliate stuff
Whenever I visit a new blog, I always observe one thing, new bloggers plaster their blog design with excessive affiliate ads. They promote hell lot of affiliate products all at once. Most of them even promote the affiliate products which they never use. This always creates a bad impact on your readership and hence no one shows much interest in buying your affiliate products.
Never promote too many affiliate products on your blogs, especially when you are just starting out.
You have to build momentum with your blog and start promoting extremely specific affiliate products to reap the best rewards from your efforts. Always promote the affiliate products you personally use, never promote a product just because it pays you more commission.
So what can you do to increase your affiliate sales?
Write genuine reviews about the products
People love to buy anything online if someone is providing genuine help.
Observe any successful affiliate marketer who is making a living from their online business (Pat Flynn, Zac Johnson, Harsh Agrawal etc), they all are giving honest feedback on their products to their audience. That’s why their readers and subscribers buy their products using their affiliate links because they offer genuine help.
Always write unbiased reviews about the affiliate products you use and tell your readers why they are good. If they are convinced with your product reviews, they will definitely use your affiliate links to increase your affiliate sales, as simple as that.
Create interaction and build rapport with readers
Without readership you won’t make any success in selling your affiliate products. Readers are everything in building a profitable blog. Here are few ways to build a long lasting relationship with your readers.
Write detailed posts: No one is reading short posts now unless you are a Seth Godin. Short posts don’t provide any value either to your readers or search engine crawlers. Usually long and detailed posts that consist of 800+ (1000+ words are even better) words rank higher in the search engines, they also help you build a great relationship with your readers.
Post consistently: Lack of consistency can kill your blog readership. Most blogs are abandoned because of inconsistency in their posting frequency. If you are consistently posting great articles on your blogs, you will pull more audience attention to read, share and buy your stuff.
Respond to their queries: Let it be comments, emails or general feedback, whenever you get a response from your blog readers – respond to them as soon as possible. This helps you build credibility and trust in the long run. In the end, they are the people who are going to buy your products to help you make more money from online.
Take baby steps
Making money from affiliate marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. It takes a lot of time to make decent income by selling your affiliate products. No one on this earth became a millionaire overnight, they learned, they made mistakes and by following few tactics they are now be able to make a living from their businesses.
There are no shortcuts, you have to define your audience and serve them with suitable products and make money. So it’s always advisable for anyone to take small steps, one step at a time.
Don’t promote too many affiliate products and don’t kill your blog readership. Teach them and make them aware of the affiliate products you promote. And using rapport that you build with your email list, you can make more affiliate sales.
In a nutshell: Credibility and consistency is the key to affiliate marketing success. You have to build trust with your readers and promote the affiliate products that you personally use. You can double your affiliate income by tripling your email list.
Do you have any recommendations to make more money from affiliate marketing? What reasons do you think are stopping you from buying affiliate products from others? Please leave your thoughts below.