Adult affiliate marketing involves promoting porn sites such as cam sites, porn paysites et cetera, and earning a commission when a sale is made via your referral link.
This post is about the best tips for adult affiliate marketing beginners – the things you should be thinking about regularly to be successful. Let’s face it, each of us is doing this to make money. Some are already doing it as full time income. Others are working toward full time income. Many are working their sites for extra money and wondering if it could ever be a primary income source.
No matter where you fit into this range, your goal is income, so take some advice and do these little things to help make sure you are moving forward to meet your goals.
Some affiliates feel it is difficult to make sales while others think it is easier. It is not complicated. But you would be surprised how many affiliates get it wrong. Below are a few simple tips to help you understand the big picture of affiliate marketing.
Target Your Audience
Not too long ago, I came across a webcam model review site which linked model reviews to their respective profile pages using affiliate links. The site looked great but I noticed there were male models being reviewed on the same pages as the girls. In other words, the webmaster did not even target the gender of his audience!
The purpose of your affiliate site is to meet the needs of your visitors. Always consider who your readers are and why they are visiting your site, and keep your content as relevant as possible to your target audience.
If you are running a gay cam site, do not put the ads for straight sites because you will not make any sales and you will also lose your visitors.
So if you are reviewing female webcam models, then your advertising should be targeting straight guys only. If you are reviewing porn, you should only be reviewing one specific niche. The more you can narrow down your niche and audience, the better your site will convert.
Picking a Site Niche
How do you pick a niche for that new site you are ready to build? Some of the challenges in picking a niche end up being picking too broad of a niche, picking an oversaturated niche or a niche that does not convert.
Picking too broad of a niche creates challenges because it can be very difficult to get targeted traffic to convert to sales. Picking an oversaturated niche means that you will have a very difficult time ever getting good enough search engine rankings to get natural traffic. Picking a niche that does not convert means that you may never make any money, regardless how hard you work.
How do you know if a niche is too broad, oversaturated or does not convert? One of the best ways is to talk with other webmasters about their experiences. Check out also our article titled how to choose a niche for your adult website published some time ago.
With so many spammy websites out there, internet surfers are becoming more and more skeptical of what they read online. So before you can convert your visitors into sales, you first need to gain their trust.
Readers will use your site’s content and design to determine whether or not they can trust you. So when you are writing content, think quality over quantity.
Porn surfers are really savvy. If you break their trust by promoting a paysite that does not have a great content or take advantage of their visit with too many annoying ads, they will leave straight away and never come back to your site.
Being open and honest to your readers is also a good thing. People do not trust fake reviews and testimonials, and if your reader senses you are being less than honest to make a sale, they will bypass your link and go directly to the vendor instead.
Content Is King
These days, internet readers are savvy. They know the difference between a thin affiliate site from one that offers real value. Instead of thinking of tricks and shortcuts to drive traffic to your site, think about how to add quality.
Without a quality content you will struggle to make any money. Without unique content, visitors will not come. Focus on providing excellent content which your target audience will enjoy, and then the monetizing strategies will work out.
You have to be smart and think outside the box if you want to earn a lot of money. Do not publish the same content that you can find on another porn site. If you are embedding videos, change the titles and add unique scene description.
Blogs are great vehicle for creating high-quality content that will drive free targeted traffic. With Google’s constant evolving search engine formula, adding content is the only surefire way to drive traffic.
It is the repeat visitors that will give you linkbacks and recommend your site, so build your affiliate business with your readers in mind first. Do this right and the sales will take care of themselves.
Use More Than One Sponsor
If you are working in the affiliate game, pushing different types of affiliate programs, be sure to use more than one sponsor. By doing this, you spread out your risk if something happens to a sponsors program.
Sometimes small programs come and go so fast it is amazing, but even big programs have problems sometimes and either close the doors or get too challenging to work with.
I saw many affiliate networks disappear overnight. If you were only working with one sponsor and they closed, what would you do?!
Most affiliates are missing out on huge opportunities right now by NOT promoting the top converting programs – the adult affiliate programs. What this means for you is an easier market to penetrate (no pun intended), and more money in the bank.
I recommend you to sign up with these two adult affiliate sponsors:
These two affiliate networks are the most trusted names in the adult marketing and a really fantastic places to start. If you have not tried to promote them then you have to do it because I have been working with these networks for so many years and I am very satisfied. They are by far my favorite adult networks and they have a good selection of high converting offers.
Be The Surfer
How many times have you signed up for an affiliate program because you thought the content looked good, a friend said it converts well, you enjoy the type of content or whatever?
We have all signed up for various reasons. BUT, when was the last time you looked at the programs site from Joe Surfers perspective? Did you go through the tour all the way to the join page? Many webmasters do that much.
The next step is to actually JOIN the program! See what the surfer sees during and after the join. Are there any obstacles that may cut down on YOUR conversion rate? The program may have the best tour around, but if joining turns out to be a pain, YOU are losing money when the surfer clicks to another site.
Take a few extra minutes and invest a little extra time and money in yourself by joining a program to see what the surfer really sees. It is the final step in evaluating a program to see if it is worth your time to promote it.
Go With What You Know
Have you ever struggled with what type of site to work with? Maybe you are looking for a new niche to work on or maybe it is your first site! No matter if you are a new or experienced webmaster working on a fresh site, it is best to go with a niche that you enjoy and that you know something about.
Going with something that you enjoy is important, because it will make working on your site more fun. Being fun will help you to get more done and continue working on it. Going with a niche that you know something about will help your site with the surfers.
One of the worst things you can do is try to fake your knowledge in a niche. It comes through in your content and it will not matter how well your site ranks, any targeted traffic you get will not take your site seriously. Stick with what you know and enjoy – your sites will be better for it.
Scheduling Your Week For Part Timers
There are many people working as webmasters on a part time basis, trying to turn it into a serious income source. The challenge for this situation is scheduling yourself well enough to consistently get things done.
One good method is to schedule specific tasks for each day of the week, then MAKE SURE you accomplish your daily task. If you are able to get more done than what you scheduled, then it is bonus time. If you only get your scheduled task done, then you are still making forward progress.
Be sure to schedule at least these things into your work week – Creating new page content; marketing your sites in article directories; building up your inbound links. If you are looking for resources to help you continue to build your skills as a webmaster, check out our other posts right now.
Page Load Time is Critical
How long does it take for one of your pages to load in a browser? Do you actually know? Have you ever thought that this could be a factor in your success are a webmaster? Google and possibly other search engines are working toward page load times becoming a factor in your rankings. If your page takes too long to load, it could count against you in the search engine results. This could end up seriously impacting many webmasters.
Another part of this is simply surfer behavior. It is said that you have 10 seconds or less to capture the attention of a surfer landing on your page before they click to another site. If your page is still loading after 10 seconds, there is a good chance you have lost a potential sale.
Use Several Traffic Sources
Of course, sharing your new posts through your social media accounts is a good way to get some traffic but there are many more ways to promote your adult websites.
You can get so many visitors for free only if you are serious and willing to put in some work. Do you want to get traffic from Reddit, porn video sites or porn forums? Then you have to read our post on how to get free traffic to your adult website.
It will take time before you make your first sale, it could take weeks or even months. As the old saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
It is not so easy, and unfortunately – almost all of new adult affiliates think it is. That means that adult affiliate marketing takes time and effort to build a successful website and earn cash.
You will have to create a unique content that stands out from the rest, generate traffic and wait for the sales. The reality is you have to work hard if you want to succeed. There are many adult affiliates who make a six figures a year. You can also be one.
If you are serious about making money online (and if you have no moral objections to promoting adult affiliate programs) then you can make a great deal of money every month, working 2 hours a day, in 3 months from now. It is not difficult, but you need to know how it is done. Otherwise you end up like all the other affiliates desperately trying but getting no results.
If you want to add some other tips that I missed out then please share them with us in the comment section.