Every affiliate marketer out there is on the lookout for ways to increase the size of their paycheck. They may believe that there is some sort of magical recipe out there which will make this happen for them. In reality, it is far more complicated than this. Success in affiliate marketing consists of employing the same kinds of good marketing practices which have been in use forever, as well as a good measure of hard work and dedication to the business.

There are some tactics which lend themselves especially well to marketing online and work quite well in the affiliate marketing field too. These three top marketing tactics will let you increase sales and make it in the fiercely competitive world that is affiliate marketing online.

So… What are these three tactics?

1. Use a different, unique website to promote each product or service you are marketing. Don’t put it all on one site to save a few dollars on web hosting fees. This looks unprofessional and you will see far better results by having a separate page for each product or service.

You should always incorporate reviews of the product so that visitors to the site can get some kind of idea what this product or service can do for them. Testimonials from users who have tried the product and like it are also immensely helpful. Make sure that any customers you want to have testimonials by have given their permission to use their names and pictures on your website for the product you are marketing.

Another good technique is to write articles which focus on the products and their uses. Put these on your website as well, but give them their own page. Every page on your site should be attractive and interesting in its own right and include an invitation to the reader to act on the offer you are providing to them. Every headline should make readers want to know more; or perhaps buy right away. Highlight especially important points; this helps readers quickly understand what the page is trying to convey to them.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If this is feasible, place these at the side of your page near the top so that a visitor cannot miss them. Write autoresponder messages to send out to people who opt-in to your mailing list. As you may know from marketing 101 (if you ever took the class), a sale is usually closed on the seventh contact with a prospective buyer.

There are two things which can happen when someone visits your page: you may close a sale or have a prospect navigate away from your page, never to be seen again. If you can get useful information to these prospects via email, they will be reminded of that product or service they saw on your site and possibly return to buy later. The content of these emails should focus on the positives of the product without coming off as an out-and-out sales pitch.

You should make the case to your reader that the product or service will make their lives easier. Always use compelling subject lines in any email communication with prospects. Try to avoid the word “free” in the subject line – some older spam filters which are still in use will filter out email which contains this word.  Try to convince people who sign up for your free reports that they are losing out by not taking advantage of their products or services.

3. Get traffic which is targeted to your product. If someone visits your site and is not interested in what you have to offer, these will be the visitors who stop by once and never return. You should submit articles to e-zines and e-reports which will contain links to your site. Look for such publications which focus on your target market; your content might catch their eyes.

You should try to put together at least two 300-600 word articles each week. By keeping new content coming, you can get as many as 100 targeted visitors to your site in a single day.

Keep in mind that you will only get a sale out of about 1% of your visitors. If you can get a thousand targeted hits, you can make as many as ten sales in a day on average.

These tactics may not sound all that complicated; and in truth, they are not – but they will take a little of your time and require a little effort from you.

Use these techniques for several different affiliate marketing campaigns. You can get a great revenue stream and make it in this business – not all affiliate marketers manage to make it, but by using these tips, you can.

Besides, there are those huge paychecks to think about.