Apr 09

Sneaky Affiliate Tricks

It is extremely difficult to get started in affiliate marketing. The reason is because there is a lot of competition. In order to survive you have to beat your competition. There’s also a lot of information out there about how to do affiliate marketing, so it can be confusing. But here’s one tip that almost no one is talking about.

Marketing with video

The power of video is undeniable. People love watching videos and that’s why they’re everywhere. About the only thing that keeps people’s attention anymore is video. So you can put this to great advantage in your affiliate marketing.

Examples of how to use video for affiliate marketing:

  • Do a testimonial video
  • Walk-throughs
  • Do an ordering video
  • Sneak peak


This one is super simple. Just click record on your web cam and start talking. Don’t worry about quality. Just seeing another real person endorsing a product helps your viewers decide to buy. And the mess-ups or mistakes just make the video more real. So serious, just turn on the camera and talk. And if you don’t want to show your face, use one of the next ideas.


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. As long as the product is good, the tutorial makes them want it. So pick some really helpful aspect of the product and show how to use that.

Record the order process

This technique is super powerful. Record a video of yourself actually buying the product. Nothing inspires your viewers to buy like watching you do it. In the first place it acts as 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 let’s not forget about good old fashioned envy. They see you getting the satisfaction of making the purchase and that makes them want it. You can add additional juice to this one with: If you want to see the inside, you’ll have to order it yourself.

Do a preview video

Here’s an easy way to show the value of the product. 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. This one also helps to remove the skepticism. It’s much easier to trust they’re getting something if they actually seen it.

Anyone can do it!

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. Just focus on the benefits:

  • More sales You’ll earn more affiliate commissions when you add video. People like video, so start using it.
  • Lower refund rates You’ll also have less of your commissions taken back. Thanks to you people know what’s inside before buying. So they’ll be less likely to refund.
  • Beat your competition! Adding video is so simple. But pretty much no one does it. This puts you out in front of the rest.

Take your affiliate promotions to a higher level and getting started with this now. Not using video is detrimental to you business. So do it!

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