Affiliate marketing can be very difficult to break into. The reason is because there is a lot of competition. In order to survive you have to beat your competition. And the sea of information about this doesn't make it any easier. Here's one trick that almost no one else is using.

Video marketing

The power of video is undeniable. People love watching videos and that's why they're everywhere. Keeping people's attention is so much easier using videos. So you can put this to great advantage in your affiliate marketing.

Here are a few ideas for creating affiliate videos:

Do a testimonial video
Do an ordering video
Do a preview video

Do a testimonial video

This is probably the easiest of all. Just click record on your web cam and start talking. Don't worry about quality. Seeing a real person on the other end helps your viewers make a buying decision. And honestly, if you mess up it just makes it seem more authentic. 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.


This technique works slightly more subconsciously. Basically you're doing a tutorial on how to use the product. And while they watch you use it, they think, "I should buy that." 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 one is killer! Record yourself placing an order. There is nothing more motivating than watching someone buy something live. First of all it's what's called "social proof". People will feel more comfortable buying after seeing you do it. It also build your viewers trust. They are much more likely to take your advice to buy when you've taken it yourself. And finally, it creates envy. People want what they see you getting. 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.

Record a preview of the members area

This is a great way to build value. You do a tour of the members area. And show them everything they get by ordering. It also reduces the reservations of skeptics. It's much easier to trust they're getting something if they actually seen it.
You can do this!

There's no technical knowledge required. There are simple software programs that make it easy to create videos. All the work is done by the program. So please don't let technical worries slow you down. Just focus on the benefits:

More sales Using videos in your affiliate marketing will dramatically increase your sales. People love video, so please use them.

Less refunds Less of your commissions will be clawed back, too. Now they know what they get before they purchase. So, very few of them will cancel their order.

Rise above the 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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