As an affiliate marketer you’re always looking for that market that will earn you the most money–obviously. Some though, think there’s some magical practice that will expose this to them when it is actually just proven marketing practices, hard work and commitment. And of course, always continue to learn affiliate marketing.

The techniques that have worked well prior to online marketing, and are continuing to work well today in the online affiliate marketing world, are pretty straight forward. There are three top marketing techniques that if adopted, will increase your sales and survival in affiliate marketing.

What are these three techniques?

1. Best procedure is to use a unique website to promote each different product you are marketing. Do not lump all assorted products into one site just to save time or money on webpage development.

Always include product reviews on your websites so visitors will have a clearer idea of what the product or service will do for them if they buy it. Also include endorsements from people who have already bought the product. Be sure these customers are alright with you using their name and photo on your website for the product they bought so you can market it to others.

Writing articles featuring the product or service and submitting them to article directories for publication is recommended, with a backlink to your website. Make the article compelling and include calls to action if you add the article as a page on your website.

Article headlines should persuade readers to want to read further. Do this by highlighting benefits in the title. For example, “Lose 30 Pounds In 30 Days…Here’s How.”

2. Build a list of prospects by offering free information to your visitors. If possible, position the free offer at the very top side of your webpage so they can’t miss it. Create auto-responder messages with information that will be emailed to those who accept your free offer. Realize that according to research, a sale is usually made on the seventh contact with a prospect, so don’t do any obvious selling in those first six email messages; have the sales message be subtle and placed at the bottom till the seventh email.

Have at least seven email messages lined up in your auto-responder and on the seventh one, then you can be blatant and ask for an order. For those first six emails, and even in the seventh, provide good, quality information, or nobody will purchase when you do finally ask for the order. And I usually space my emails every three or four days apart, but some may argue to send one everyday. Test and see what works best for your product.

Your first six emails are intended primarily, to provide quality information specifically about the market you are in and then delicately remind them (only once in each email) of the benefits of your product or service. Be precise about the benefits your product or service provides. Again, be delicate and not make it look like you’re trying to sell them. Just an informal mention near the bottom of the content filled email. If your product or service has six benefits, casually mention one benefit in each email.

In the last (seventh) email, in the content you are writing about, be more direct about selling what it is you’re selling. Focus on the important benefits your product or service provides them that will make their life easier and more enjoyable. Include powerful sub-headers in the email.

Convince the reader who signed up for your free information that they will be missing out on something huge if they don’t accept your offer and buy your product or service. Said differently, in this email – the seventh – you actually ask for the order. That is, the hard sell is in the seventh email. After the seventh email you start the cycle all over again.

A good rule to follow for any email you send out is to try and avoid using the term ‘free’ (or disguise it like fr-ee or something), only because of email spam filters that discard these kinds of emails into a spam folder before anyone ever gets a chance to read them.

3. You want targeted traffic to your website. That is, you only want visitors who are interested in what you have. People who are not interested will never come back, buy, nor accept your free information. There are several ways however, to pick up targeted traffic. If you are using pay per click advertising, you want to make sure you use keywords that people use when they are interested in what you have. Use long tail keywords, not broad market keywords.

If you like to write articles (very recommended), and submit them to article directories to get your traffic (or use search engine optimization – which revolves around content too), make the articles related to your product or niche. In other words, don’t write about baseball if your niche is fish care.

Try to write a minimum of two articles per week, between 300-600 words in length each. Research your area of interest to help you write them if you are not yet an expert. By continuously writing and submitting articles to directories you can get dozens if not 100s of targeted visitors to your website everyday who want to learn more about your product.

You will require that because research proves that only one out of a 100 people are apt to buy your product. If you can get a 1,000 targeted visitors to your website a day, that means you can make 10 sales a day based on these statistics.

The techniques given above are not really very difficult to do, when you get right down to it. It just requires time and a plan of action that you work.

Use these tips as well as continuously learn affiliate marketing and you will end up having a good source of income and surviving this business that not all affiliate marketers do.