The Secrets of Super Affiliates Revealed

As an affiliate, have you often wondered why and how the very successful affiliate marketers manage to get to the top? I’ve been an affiliate marketer for a few years, and I do reasonably well, but in my desire to expand my knowledge and become more successful, I’ve been having discussions with some of the top affiliate marketers in the business – the Super Affiliate! What are the secrets of the Super Affiliates?

Before going into detail, I want to make the distinction between an affiliate and a Super Affiliate:

What is an Affiliate Marketer

  • Someone who sells someone else’s product. The product owner is referred to as the merchant or vendor.
  • The affiliate earns a commission through sale of the product. The sale is often conducted via a website or any other marketing techniques.
  • Revenue sharing between website owner (affiliate) and merchant (vendor). The revenue is split between the two parties, and the affiliate commission can be quite generous, sometimes as high as 75%.

What is a Super Affiliate?

  • A Super Affiliate is anyone who is considered to be a leading force in the affiliate marketing business.
  • Super Affiliates are essentially the 20% who drive 80% of the sale of products in the markets.
  • They earn considerably more than the average affiliate. Some are known to be earning hundreds of thousands of dollars per annum.
  • They successfully leverage email marketing techniques by creating large database of subscribers.

A Super Affiliate is regarded more knowledgeable than an affiliate because of their length of time in the business. I’ve discovered that to become a Super Affiliate, you need to realize that this venture takes a great deal of hard work, determination and dedication. Successfully navigating the difficulties that emerge along the way to becoming successful and financially secure in the marketing industry takes persistence and possession of the ability to identify products with potential.

The average affiliate invariably spends considerable amount time searching ClickBank or Commission Junction for products they can promote. They find the products that offer the highest commissions. Not all commission products are created equal so it is vital to select products with commissions that start at 50% and scale upward. There is much more involved than simply choosing products that offer the highest commission, but also products that have potential of being successful. You also have to be knowledgeable in the product so that you have the capacity to answer questions from possible customers.

What Sets Apart a Super Affiliate From an Average Affiliate?

  • A Super Affiliate thinks strategically, and considers the lifetime value of a potential product to promote.
  • A Super Affiliate creates professional looking websites and split tests the products to achieve optimum conversion.
  • A Super Affiliate drives high quality targeted traffic to the website.
  • Super Affiliate creates long term campaigns, and places importance on value for money.
  • A Super Affiliate is very disciplined and methodolical, and has a continuous mindset.
  • A Super Affiliate has a positive outlook and considerable determination, and is very focused.
  • A Super Affiliate sets goals, and works relentlessly to achieve them.
  • A Super Affiliate sees the big picture and designs a comprehensive campaign that will earn the maximum revenue.

Product identification is paramount to affiliate marketers. Many average affiliates often select a product to promote without thinking about it. A super affiliate considers the lifetime value of the potential product and how that will translate into a successful campaign. Conducting some research and educating himself in the product makes a significant difference.

Creating a captivating and great landing page to capture conversions is vital for success. The average affiliate might create an unprofessional website, quickly put together without much thought – one that will ultimately convert poorly. The Super Affiliates tend to create professional sites to maximize the conversion of the campaigns. For a conversion to occur, a website visitor has to want the product and also needs a little encouragement by strategically worded and placed information that will translate into a sale.

With regards to traffic and conversions, the Super Affiliate has the power to leverage large quantities of unrelenting and high quality new traffic to their landing pages. A Super Affiliate is capable of generating thousands of visitors daily. Conversely, the average affiliate focuses on the techniques he is aware of and is reluctant to adapt – and that is invariably insufficient.

So far as the differences in mindsets are concerned, the strategies adopted by the Super Affiliate for creating and growing their business are vastly different from those of the average affiliate . This process is synonymous to running a marathon. The average affiliate is good at the short sprint, whilst the super affiliate is adept at pacing himself. Super affiliates is aware that money comes from value, and value comes from hard work and dedication. Moreover, they have an in-depth understanding of what the market requires and how to meet those needs with the best and creative solutions. The Super Affiliate is dependent on this creativity and method of success.

Well, I hope I’ve given you an insight into the mind of a Super Affiliate. To become one, and make that all important transition, I believe you have to adopt a different mindset, work ethic and better strategies.

Pope Moore runs a business called Internet Commerce. He has been operating in the internet industry for over 5 years, and designing websites and blogs is one of the many business areas of IT he is passionate about. Pope’s blog is blogs design.com, which primarily provides a step-by-step tutorial of how to design a blog. It also has many articles on blogging and internet marketing. Blog: http://blogs-design.com Email: [email protected]</em>


18 thoughts on “The Secrets of Super Affiliates Revealed”

  1. Caleb says:

    Although I’m not at super affiliate status yet, I do see that it takes a nice sized responsive email list and/or a big budget for media buy tests and then more dough to ramp up those media buys based on the results you get.

    I know others may say just publish some blog posts with the right keywords and you’ll get free traffic but do you really think this is what “super affiliates” are spending their time doing ❓

    Now if you don’t have the advertising funds well you may just have to start off small as you long as you JUST START!

    1. Jason James says:

      From my observations, you either have a day job to support your affiliate endeavors, and repeat successful campaigns until you make enough for a full-time living, you create a blog that brings in FREE traffic, or you do so much research that you make yourself an expert.

      There is a trade-off to super affiliate status. How bad do you want it? is the appropriate question.

  2. John Black says:

    I’ll start off with the last question first: I have no idea why it took me so long to finally take action on creating a sizeable, consistent (and ever-growing) “hands-off” affiliate income. Maybe it was because I didn’t know the method and strategies needed.

    From what I’ve already knew, to become a “super affiliates” must know some of basic technical skills: Understands links, redirects, HTML; able to build web pages with forms; able to work with spreadsheets and affiliate reports; able to work to build custom landing pages for super affiliates as necessary.

    It wasn’t easy in the beginning, but now that I know how things really work – I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t easy to make at least a full-time income, passively, just by creating and effectively promoting a few sites in niches with lots of demand and lots of traffic to spare.

    Thank you, and wish me luck..

  3. Vikas says:

    Agreed. One thing is for sure to have success in affiliate marketing the landing page and pro looking website is damn important. John always stressed on these things…..

    1. I find the design of a site is not as important as having a link to your facebook, linkedin, personal blog, photos, phone number and other essential identity.

      My sales did not increase, but emails asking if I am operating a legitimate online business stopped.

  4. faisal says:

    Its an interesting bit of secret info 😉

  5. Ejaz Alam says:

    Very helpful and motivating for new affiliates like me. What I learned till now is that a super affiliate dedicate a complete blog to one product only. In addition to it super affiliate blogs don’t show as affiliates rather they seem to be actual user of the product. Nice share, good luck

  6. Liz says:

    How do I order that t-shirt?

  7. Informative article nice post. Thanks for sharing by the way.

  8. Rek says:

    This post is garbage. You don’t say anything of any value.

  9. Whitney says:

    Being a super affiliate……my dream in life lolll

  10. Mike says:

    I would also add that the super affiliates DON’T build huge lists of any kind of subscribers. But smaller lists of highly qualified buyers. A good sized list with hyper active buyers is a great asset to any affiliate marketer.

    Great post by the way.

  11. stargaterich says:

    To sum it all up, it is impossible to become a super affiliate by working part time on it. Contrary to what many thinks, affiliate marketing success is not that easy after all. One must work hard and focus on the big picture, the potential of the market, the niche demand and eventually the product.

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    1. Pope says:

      I agree that you need determination and persistence to be a successful affiliate because the road can be hard – and it helps to keep your eyes fixed on the ultimate goal, which, once you get there is very gratifying.

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  14. Ferb says:

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