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Sneaky Affiliate Tricks

It is extremely difficult to get started in affiliate marketing. And that’s because you have a lot of other affiliates to compete with. The challenge is to try and outdo other affiliates and think of ways to do a better job promoting. There’s also a lot of information out there about how to do affiliate marketing, so it can be confusing. Well, here’s on simple thing you can do that will put you ahead of the game.

Affiliate videos

The power of video is undeniable. People love watching videos and that’s why they’re everywhere. It’s so much easier to keep people’s attention with video. So why wouldn’t you use it in your affiliate business?

Here’s how to use videos for affiliate promotions:

  • Do a testimonial video
  • Do a video walk-through
  • Ordering
  • Do a preview video


It doesn’t get any easier than this. Simply turn on your recorder and talk. It does not need to be polished or pro. Listening to your honest endorsement makes your viewers feel comfortable buying. And the mess-ups or mistakes just make the video more real. You really can just click record and start talking. If you don’t want to be in front of the camera use one of the other methods.

Do a video walk-through

This technique works slightly more subconsciously. Make this more like a tutorial helping them use the product. And in the process you’re actually selling the product. If it’s useful, then what you’re teaching just makes people want it. So just make sure you’re demoing a good product.

Record the order process

This could be the most powerful method of all. Record yourself placing an order. Watching you make a live purchase will inspire your viewer like nothing else. First, it’s social proof. In general people are more likely to something they’ve seen other people do. It also build your viewers trust. People believe you’re giving them good advice if you take that advice yourself. And don’t forget about the need to “keep up with the Joneses”. It’s simple – you have it. Now they want it. To really cap this one off, end your video with: You’re gonna have to place your own order if you want to see the members area.

Sneak peak

This is a great way to build value. 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. And it helps soften the skeptics. Once they’ve seen the back-end, they know it’s real.

You can do this!

You don’t need any special training for this. There are simple software programs that make it easy to create videos. All the work is done by the program. So you don’t have to worry about the technical part of this at all. Remain focused on the benefits:

  • Increase sales You will increase your affiliate sales when you start using videos. Start using videos because people love them.
  • Reduce refunds Less of your commissions will be clawed back, too. Thanks to you people know what’s inside before buying. So they’ll be less likely to refund.
  • Rise above the competition! This is a really easy thing to do. But pretty much no one does it. So, you’ll be way ahead of the crowd.

So get serious about your affiliate business and add video in now. Not using video is detrimental to you business. So do it!

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