There are many opinions and affiliate gurus willing to tell you where the future of affiliate marketing is heading today…
But is this actually true…
Well here is my take on what I believe to be the future for affiliate marketing and what you need to do to get involved and stay ahead of the pack with your marketing efforts.
But first lets talk about the current services that you need as an affiliate…
The first is very obvious, a website of course and not just a one page website that has a product review which only has a life expectancy of about two months, unless of course you like building website after website, with affiliate marketing you need to build a site that offers value to your customers.
I have preached this continuously and I will continue to do so for as long as I keep writing this affiliate blog… Read Evolving As An Affiliate Marketer
You need to be an authority in your field which helps to build trust as an affiliate marketer and credibility with your site visitors.
How To Get Noticed With Affiliate Marketing And Stay Noticed Online…
Next getting noticed online and I am not talking about pay per click which is only very short term solution to your long term goals, what I am talking about is selectively adding your site to places such as Linkedin, Blogged, FriendFeed, Postrank, Technorati, Twitter and the numerous other social sites available to you on the internet.
These services are all free to use and if you are using a blog then you should be listed at these services. You might find this post useful Understanding Social Networking.
Why You Need Some Form of Link Building Strategy With Affiliate Marketing
Building links to your site whether this is through reciprocal links, article writing or the most effective of all writing quality content and having other blogs link to your content which is the most time efficient and cost effective way to build links to any blog site on the internet.
However if you are not building a quality affiliate marketing site then this will not happen.
OK we have quickly covered some of the basic requirements so what is the future of Affiliate Marketing?
Well in basic terms it is video… But before you think “Its to hard” you need to know what the benefits are for you and your business…
This will end all the myths and misconceptions about making your own videos online… You are going to get what you need to make videos just like the professionals using tools that most of you already have on your computers, yes that’s right no 10,000 dollar cameras or production studios.
The bottom line is this, as the internet evolves and people become more savvy with technology so does there attention span and having plan old text and a few pictures scattered around the page telling them what a great product you have really has become about as effective as banner advertising.
That’s right people are becoming immune and need much more stimulation to be prompted to buy from you. This is where video marketing kicks in, Google™ saw it and now it is happening a lot faster than many thought it would.
What if you could create a video promoting your product or service that will see you in the top search engine rankings right along side some of the biggest authority sites online…
Guess what, it is possible with video.
As you can see this site was listed in Alexa’s hot pages from just one video out of millions of websites online
Andy Jenkins from “Stompernet” who is basically miles ahead of any other marketer online has released a set of videos showing you exactly how to do this and virtually capture any marketplace you want and not in weeks or months but virtually with in days of making your first video.
You will have to submit your email to get a look at the videos but after that, there is no pitch just pure content for you to learn from and add much more value to your affiliate marketing promotions.