What does it take to become a successful adult affiliate? What are the ingredients of an affiliate marketing success story? Are there any shortcuts to Affiliate Marketing glory? All these questions play around in the minds of affiliate marketers who want to make it big in this business.
Although selling porn is touted as one of the easiest and most effective ways to earn money online, it is not as easy as it sounds. The wise adult marketer plans every action and executes it the best way he can. He should also maximize the potential to earn by utilizing the right tools necessary for a successful porn empire. I have worked with and speak to some of the most successful marketers in the business and below are the top three necessary tools for any successful adult affiliate business.
#1 – The Most Important Tool: Your Own Website.
The most important and indispensable tool in any form of Affiliate Marketing is getting your own website. The first step in any successful adult marketing business is building a good, credible and hopefully professional looking website. Your website is the jump off point of all your marketing efforts. Therefore, you must first build a user-friendly website, which will appeal to your visitors and encourage them to click on the links to the products or service you are promoting and make a purchase. Put simply, you must first concentrate your efforts on building a website that will cater to what your prospects need.
The most important thing you should consider is that almost all adult web surfers go online to look for free porn, not necessarily to go and buy something. Above all else, make your website full of original, relevant and useful content. Keep in mind that, in the internet, content is still king and good quality content will not only build your credibility, it can also help you achieve a higher search engine ranking. By posting relevant and useful articles or content, you establish yourself some credibility in the field, making you a more trustworthy endorser of the product or service you promote. Establishing a good reputation is a good step in building up a loyal consumer base.
If you don’t have a domain name – I use 1&1. If you don’t have hosting – I use Hostgator.
#2: Link Popularity.
The importance of driving highly targeted traffic to your website cannot be emphasized enough. The all-important web traffic is at the top of the list of the most important entities in the internet world. Attracting people to your site should be the first step you should carry out. Do everything you can to try and achieve a high search engine ranking. Link Popularity is one of the factors that search engines use to determine search engine rankings. Therefore, to enhance your link popularity, you should try to launch an aggressive reciprocal link campaign.
One of the best ways to do this – at no cost at all – is by submitting articles, with your website’s link at the resource box, to e-zines and free article sites. You will not only gain exposure, you will also have the opportunity to advertise for free, just include a link back to your site. The more sites you submit your articles to, the better your link popularity is. Make your articles original, relevant and useful so that more websites will pick it up and post it.
#3 – Incentivee.
Competition is extremely tight in the adult world. You must always be one-step ahead of your rivals to ensure that you capture a significant share of your target market. Therefore, you must use every possible means to encourage people not only to visit your site but also to click and proceed to the websites of the products and services you are promoting. Building an opt-in email list is one of the best ways to gather prospects. Offer freebie porn, a newsletter or an e-zine, or something else. Better yet, offer incentives to your prospects to encourage them to subscribe to your newsletters. You can give them free stuff, cash or gift cards, access to exclusive services and other freebies that will be helpful to your prospects.
These are but three of the many tools that an affiliate marketer can use to maximize earning potential. The possibilities are endless and are limited only by your imagination, creativity, resourcefulness and determination. You can always explore other ideas and adapt other strategies, which you think might help you become a high rolling affiliate marketer.