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Sneaky Affiliate Tricks

Affiliate marketing can be very difficult to break into. And that’s because you have a lot of other affiliates to compete with. In order to survive you have to beat your competition. There’s also a lot of information out there about how to do affiliate marketing, so it can be confusing. Here’s one trick that almost no one else is using.

The power of video is undeniable. People love watching videos and that’s why they’re everywhere. About the only thing that keeps people’s attention anymore is video. So using it in your affiliate promotions is a no-brainer!

Examples of how to use video for affiliate marketing:

This is probably the easiest of all. Simply turn on your recorder and talk. Don’t worry about quality. Listening to your honest endorsement makes your viewers feel comfortable buying. And the mess-ups or mistakes just make the video more real. So serious, just turn on the camera and talk. Use one of the other ideas if you’re feeling shy.

This is a great way to promote something without selling it. Basically you’re doing a tutorial on how to use the product. And while they watch you use it, they think, “I should buy that.” If it’s useful, then what you’re teaching just makes people want it. So pick some really helpful aspect of the product and show how to use that.

This technique is super powerful. Do a screen capture of the ordering process. Nothing inspires your viewers to buy like watching you do it. First, it’s social proof. People will feel more comfortable buying after seeing you do it. Second, it builds trust. Your advice is easier to trust if they can see you’re doing what you tell them to do. And finally, it creates envy. They see you getting the satisfaction of making the purchase and that makes them want it. You can add some extra punch to this by ending with: You’re gonna have to place your own order if you want to see the members area.

Here’s an easy way to show the value of the product. In this case you record a screen share of the inside of the product. They get to see everything they’ll receive when they order. It also reduces the reservations of skeptics. It’s much easier to trust they’re getting something if they actually seen it.

There’s no technical knowledge required. Some very easy to use programs make the videos for you. All the work is done by the program. So please don’t let technical worries slow you down. Remain focused on the benefits:

Get started right now and take your affiliate marketing to the next level. The bottom line is that if you’re not using video, you’re losing money.