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How to Get Clicks on Your Affiliate Link Through the Know Like & Trust Factor

October 02, 2010 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: Branding, Business - Entrepreneur, Business - Home-Based Business, Mindset

Sales has long been regarded as a numbers game because your success depends on selling small amounts to many persons or selling large amounts to a smaller number of people.

It would not be incorrect to conclude that marketing is also a numbers game, and this is especially true of Affiliate Marketing.  You also need large numbers of targeted prospects to see your offers and click on your affiliate link so you can make money online.  How does the Know, Like and Trust factor encourage others to click on your affiliate links?

It has often  been stated  that people do business with those whom they’ve come to know, like and trust.  So while Affiliate Marketing is great for beginners to internet marketing, you’ll become more successful as you build relationships over time.

An effective starting point is with a blog where you provide posts and articles that offer answers to questions and solutions to concerns your readers may have.  Through your posts, your readers will get to know you as your personality and authenticity are reflected in your writing style and quality.

Over time when your readers  see that you’re willing to provide valuable content for free, they are more apt to click on your affiliate links and purchase products through you.  This is because they now trust you that you would recommend only what you’ve personally used and got benefit from, or at the very least know the quality of previous work produced by the marketer you are an affiliate for.

How has the know, like and trust factor proven to be helpful in your online business?  Please share.

0 Comments to “How to Get Clicks on Your Affiliate Link Through the Know Like & Trust Factor”

  1. I am a big fan of giving away information. The more I do that, the more people open my newsletters to see what’s in there and the more click-throughs I get.

    It is hard at first to equate free with a purchase. Especially when so many marketers I follow and thought I trusted are sending out daily emails with no value, just “buy this.” But, they quickly lost face to me. Over time, I knew that isn’t the type of internet marketer I wanted to be.

    Do what you know is right, and do what allows you to sleep soundly at night.

  2. Sheila Atwood says:

    I agree, your blog can be an excellent marketing tool. And you hit the nail on the head. A blog with good information builds trust. And you get to show that you know what you are talking about.

  3. Since your blog is your home on the Internet, you want to always put your best foot forward. Having good content will insure that your guests will want to return over and over again.

    Thanks Yvonne.


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