As an Affiliate Marketer your ultimate goal is to make affiliate commissions and there are many ways you can go about doing this but one of the best ways is to have your own Authoritative Website.
What is an Authoritative Website
Quite simply it is a website that contains specific information about a certain topic with the intention of enlightening visitors by way of its relevant content.
But when you couple this to affiliate marketing then you make your website an excellent way of selling affiliate products and making regular commissions and below I explain why.
6 Reasons to have an Authoritative Website
1) Stand Out. When you have a website with specific content you then have an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and appear as an authority on the specific topic, this in turn gives visitors more reasons to click on your affiliate links/ads because they can see that you know your stuff.
2) Egos. People are sick off being sold to, they are forever being asked to buy this or sign up for that but if you can caress their egos first with quality content on a subject they desire to know more about then you lower their resistance to looking at your affiliate products.
3) Recommend a Product. Unlike an advert where space is at a premium with an Authoritative Website you have the ability to go into a lot more detail and hopefully answer visitors concerns or whatever it is they need to know more about. Once you do this then you can also recommend a product you are promoting that matches the content they have just read.
4) Advertising. You can look at your website as another form of advertising, see it as a huge advert where you can sell multiple affiliate products in one place.
5) Another Income. If you create an Authoritative Website that ranks well in Google and has a lot of visitors then you can also make an income from it by selling advertising space. People or companies will pay you to place their adverts on it if they know the ads will be seen.
6) Sell it. When reason number 5 has been achieved and you have a highly visited website, if you find that you no longer want to be an affiliate marketer then you can sell on your website, something that could never be done if you only promoted affiliate products by adverts alone.