Times are changing for affiliate marketers.
The top affiliates aren’t single individuals working by themselves. They’re full-fledged companies – either with a team of virtual assistants or in-house media buyers.
One of the problems with growing a team is handling the complexity of the organizational structure and function. You have to assign tasks, stay on top of the employees, and manage your own duties. In order to tame the chaos, I’ve turned to the power of systems and tools.
These systems and tools allow me to cut down on the time required to deal with business operations. I’m not in the trenches anymore, and I have more time to think about strategies to grow my businesses.
When it comes to landing – or pre-sell – pages, many new, and even experienced, affiliate marketers make this one big landing page mistake.
Everyone knows a proper pre-sell page can make or break a campaign. Landing pages convince your customers to take action. Your average affiliate marketer will split-test headlines, images, and the sales copy to improve his or her pages. All that activity isn’t useful, however, if you can’t judge which one’s the real winner.
When you’re starting off in the industry, you should sign up for and run through a few affiliate networks first. It’s convenient, and you’re at the stage where affiliate managers can be very helpful.
But as you mature in the industry, a time will come when you’ll have to start dealing with your advertisers directly, bypassing your affiliate network.
Let’s look at the following example. Who has an advantage in this situation?
You have to know your numbers if you want to be successful in this business.
It surprises me when other affiliates don’t know exactly how much they’ve made each day or week.
To know your numbers, you have to record them manually. Why should you record your profits when you can see how much you make through trackers like Voluum.com?
It’s because Voluum.com’s data is not 100% accurate. The costs are based on estimates. Trackers are great for getting a quick overview and for analyzing data, but they shouldn’t be your only tool.