Affiliate 3.0 Unlocked
Chances are, you've seen the affiliate marketing arena change significantly over the last few years. It used to be that affiliate marketers could make a viable living just by building simple affiliate websites, or review sites geared towards the over all population of active consumers.
But things are changing drastically! If you are not already aware of the higher standards set by the consumers in the market place, or you are not familiar with the new direction in which affiliate marketing is heading then, you will miss out on one of the greatest opportunities of your lifetime.
Believe me, you won't want to be left behind in what many are calling the "the greatest revolution” in passive, lifetime profits ever!
You see, affiliate marketers are being forced to change the way that they build campaigns and target customers, because consumers have changed their attitudes.
They are no longer satisfied with paltry tidbits of information or quick once warmed over reviews that provide very little value. They have demanded a different form of affiliate marketing that provides them with a very personalized shopping experience.
They no longer want to be herded into groups, or guided along by marketers who have not so hidden agendas of self-interest.
Consumers are finding it harder to know whom they can trust online. So regardless of whether you have their best interests at heart you’ll need to work smarter to establish the trust needed to make the sale.
Simply put if you want to make sales on par with the more established national brands then you need to act more like the more established national brands that people have come to know and trust!
You are now going to need be just as trustworthy and just as knowledgeable as the big brands if you want to make the same profits that affiliate marketers used to make, with their tidbits of information or quick once over reviews, just a few years ago!
Consumers are now demanding more from their shopping experience, including:
Trust - Consumers need to know that they can trust the people and companies that they buy from. With an increase in identity theft and fraud, they've grown leery of who they buy from, and how.
History - Consumers are looking to purchase from companies with a solid track record of delivering the goods to their customers, and can show they have an established a history of success in the marketplace.
Best Prices - Consumers of today are far savvier, and they've learned the value in comparison-shopping. They'll spend time searching for discounts and reviewing various offers before making their decision. They want the biggest bang for their buck and they are willing to do some research to find it.
Simple & Convenient - Consumers don't want to be forced into endless hoops and circles. They want their shopping experience to be hassle-free, convenient, and simple, with products available on demand, and within a few clicks of the mouse.
Interactive Experience - Consumers want a more personalized shopping experience. While they don't want to spend a lot of time navigating through shopping sites, they prefer to buy from websites that offer recommendations, and similar products that demonstrate the company's interest in helping them make sound buying decisions. Doing this offers a truly tailored shopping experience that not only helps them find similar products, but in doing so sites like Amazon, Best Buy and Wal-Mart have been able to collect invaluable data that tells them exactly what consumers are looking for!
Let's take Amazon as an example. In 2011, they sold over 40 billion in products, surpassing any other year in their long history. And it only continues to grow.
This ever-growing trend serves as a valuable lesson to affiliate marketers. If you really want to build wealth online and make money for years to come, you need to cater to this powerful demand, and build your campaigns around the big brands that people already know, and are already buying from!
Not only is it simply easier to cater to these consumers because you already know what they are interested in buying, but also the actual markets are incredibly massive! You could generate a year's income in only a few short weeks just catering to specific consumer groups!
Taking Amazon as an example once again, you could spend a few hours browsing through some of their most popular categories and develop campaigns around the hottest products.
You could also expand your outreach and maximize your income instantly by setting up "holiday campaigns" or campaigns based on seasonal shopping trends!
The potential for incredible, long-term profit is outrageous. In fact, affiliate marketing has never been as lucrative as it is today. But you need to make the switch both in mindset and in the way that you build your affiliate campaigns.