I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed a trend that I think is just brilliant! It’s a way to make affiliate sales without actually selling anything!
I first noticed it in some of the blogging newsletters that I’m subscribed to. Now I’m seeing more and more people talking about it, and it’s seriously the best idea for making affiliate sales I’ve ever tried.
The wrong way to use affiliate links
You know how you feel when you sit down to try to convince someone to click on your affiliate link and you kind of just feel a bit like a sleazy car salesman? Whenever I’m writing and I start feeling like that, I know it’s time to stop and rethink my approach.
In my experience, it does not work very well to convince someone that they need a product. Conversion rates are much better when you can show how a product is solves problems instead of saying all the things that you ‘get.’
But what if you’re really not good at writing convincing sales copy? It’s a skill that you can learn and perfect over time, but for a lot of us, it’s hard to get it right at first.
There’s an easier way to make affiliate sales
Everyone loves a freebie, right? Well, some online marketers are allowing affiliates to use their affiliate link to refer fans to a freebie the sends them into their sales funnel.
Then all you do is send your followers into someone else’s funnel and when they buy, you make money! I told you this is brilliant.
Here’s how to make affiliate sales without selling anything.
Step 1: send out an email suggesting a killer free resources that your readers will love.
Step 2: use your affiliate link to refer them to the resource so they go through that person’s sales funnel.
Step 3: make money with affiliate sales.
Best affiliate programs to use this tactic
My favorite and most reliable product to use this method with is any of the Ultimate Bundles group.
They ALWAYS have excellent free resources before a bundle goes on sale, and it’s really easy and guilt free for me to recommend that my readers take them up on it.
Then even when the bundle goes live, I don’t have to do anything else! The Ultimate Bundles team does it for me to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Easy. Peasy.
If you’re not already an affiliate for the Ultimate Bundles program, you need to go join right now. They have several sales per year and they’re all excellent products.
Personally, I buy most of them just because they’re such a great value.
But UB is not the only place you can do this. A lot of bloggers have caught on to the incredible value in this method and there are lots of affiliate products that will do this for you.
So if you’re looking for an easy way to increase your income with affiliate sales, try looking for products in your niche that offer freebies that lead into sales funnels.
Have you tried this affiliate marketing tactic?
Share your experience in the comments below!