Affiliate Marketing Tips

6 Tips for Affiliate Marketing Success

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by Kim Hartman

Being an Affiliate marketer is a popular side hustle for many people looking to bring in some extra income; some very successful Affiliate marketers have even made it their main gig. Style Dots recently introduced an Affiliate Program giving Style Dots Affiliates the opportunity to share the jewelry they love while earning a 10% commission through their very own Affiliate link.

So what does it take to become a successful Affiliate marketer? Below are 6 tips for affiliate marketing success, whether you’re an affiliate marketing veteran or an affiliate marketing newbie.

As an Affiliate marketer, are you just selling products?

Affiliate MarketingInstead of trying to hard sell products as an Affiliate marketer, become a source of knowledge for your customers. says, “Blatant sales and self-promotion sites never gain traction. You need to help your visitors and provide quality information they find useful so they keep coming back” (“10 Steps”).

Your customers are going to look to you as an expert. As advises, “Knowledge can distinguish you from your competitors….To stand out, you need to be seen as an expert, or at least a place to get detailed information about the products you promote” (“10 Steps”).

As a Style Dots Affiliate, we provide you with tools to help you learn about our products. Then you can talk about what makes them unique, how to use them, how to troubleshoot, etc., allowing you to become your visitors’ most valuable resource.

As an Affiliate marketer, what should you think about first?

As an Affiliate marketer, you should always put your audience first. Putting your audience first means putting yourself in their shoes. What do they need to know? What problem do they need solved that you can help them with? Look at the world through their eyes. suggests that you “pay attention to discussions on Twitter, Facebook, Quora, Nextdoor, Reddit, and other social media platforms and forums. What are people asking about and responding to? Engage with audiences that have similar interests to you or have problems that can be solved by your expertise” (“Six Things”).

As a Style Dots Affiliate, think about the problems your audience is experiencing that Style Dots is solving: buying new jewelry to go with every outfit is expensive; it is difficult to store; you end up with cheap jewelry that doesn’t last or tarnishes or turns your skin green.

When you are ready to offer your solution in these forums, “share your viewpoint and post [your] affiliate link that points to [the] solution that can save them time and money” (“Six Things”).

As an Affiliate marketer, how can I get more people to visit my site?

Affiliate MarketingAffiliate marketing is all about creating relationships and a sense of community. So you’ll want to engage with the people who visit your sites helping them feel like they’re a part of the community you’re building.

One way to do this is by asking questions that encourage interaction. suggests that you “ask questions at the end of a blog post. ‘What other factors should be included?’ ‘Would you like more information on this topic?’ ‘Tell us your opinion!’ These calls to action will help foster community interaction. When replying, use the commenters name wherever possible” (“10 Steps”).

The same goes for your social media posts. Interact with your visitors; if they comment, make sure you reply. Show your personality. Let them know you’re a real person who cares about their opinion and ideas. You’re not just there to collect their commission.

Create a sense of community that encourages people to return again and again.

What are the top Affiliate marketing best practices?

Write Product Reviews

Writing product reviews is one of the top practices of Affiliate marketers. According to, “Nearly nine in 10 consumers look for product reviews before making a purchase” (“Affiliate Marketing Tips”). This means if you write reviews for Style Dots’ interchangeable snap accent jewelry—ensuring it’s optimized for search engines (need an SEO tutorial? Check out this FREE SEO course for beginners!)—people who are already searching for interchangeable snap jewelry will see your review. Then, when they click on your Affiliate link in your review, you’ll earn commission on the sale!

Basically, you’re reaching people who were already planning on buying what you were selling before they even knew your site existed (“Affiliate Marketing Tips”).

Affiliate MarketingBuild a Subscriber List

One of the top tips for being a successful affiliate marketer is to create a “direct line of communication with your audience—by having them join an email list” (“Affiliate Marketing Tips”). The reason for this, explains, is that “not only are you in total control over how and when your affiliate content reaches your audience, but you land in a place that isn’t oversaturated: their inbox” (“Affiliate Marketing Tips”). also recommends that you “Stay connected with followers and grow your revenues further by issuing a weekly or daily newsletter. Give people an incentive to opt in” (“Six Things”). For example, send out a daily tip newsletter with tips on how you or others are wearing or using your Style Dots products.

What is the best advice for Affiliate marketing newbies?

Set proper expectations! You’re not going to become a millionaire overnight. As says, “Affiliate marketing requires an ongoing effort, so be prepared and allocate regular time for your efforts” (“10 Steps”). Set goals for yourself and work towards them.

To learn more about the Style Dots Affiliate program, visit