Your First Sale Has Been Made! So What’s Next?
First and foremost, I’d want to congratulate you on your first sale! This is it; you now know you can accomplish it and have a much better understanding of how to go about doing it. If you’re a member of an affiliate marketing or Internet marketing forum, make a post announcing your first sale if it’s permitted. Your first affiliate marketing transaction is a huge accomplishment that deserves to be acknowledged.
Why is your first sale so significant? Because affiliate marketing is so dissimilar to traditional commerce, it need a thorough understanding of how people shop online in order to succeed. Because this is such cutting-edge technology that is always changing, anyone who figures it out is truly exceptional. Affiliate marketing is not for the weak, the lazy, or the inattentive.
Your First Sale
What do you do now that you’ve made your first sale? Do you just sit and wait for the next one to come along? No way! No way – now is the moment to double down on your efforts. Now is the moment to examine the sale you made and determine where it came from (or where you believe it came from if you’re not sure), as well as how to make more of it.
Something you did obviously worked, and if you can repeat it in other areas or on more websites, you’ll be in a better position tomorrow to generate even more sales.
Some affiliate programmes allow you to track your links so you can see where your sales are coming from. If you haven’t already, now is a good opportunity to look through your affiliate program’s guidelines to see if you can track your links.
Hopefully, the thrill of your first sale will inspire you to double down on your efforts. To make sales online, you need a wide nett and a lot of effort. However, the 80/20 rule applies here. Eighty percent of your outcomes will come from twenty percent of your efforts, so keep an eye on your sales to determine what you think that twenty percent is.
So What’s Next?
If your first sale came from a specific page on your website, you may create a similar page that takes a slightly different approach. Alternatively, you might begin attempting to obtain more links to that page or increase traffic to that page. What is the Google ranking of that page? Is there any way you can improve its ranking? These are the sort of questions you should be asking yourself once you’ve made your first sale and demonstrated to yourself that what you’re doing is effective.
The more things that work over and over again you can execute, the more sales you’ll get. Here’s to many more sales in the near future!