Sneaky Affiliate Tricks

Yes affiliate marketing rocks, but it’s really hard to get started. This is because there are already a lot of people doing it. What you need to do is come up with methods no one else is using. And the sea of information about this doesn’t make it any easier. But here’s one tip that almost no one is talking about.

Video marketing

No one would deny the power and popularity of video. Video online is everywhere because people love it. About the only thing that keeps people’s attention anymore is video. So using it in your affiliate promotions is a no-brainer!

Here are a few ideas for creating affiliate videos:

  • Do a testimonial video
  • Do a video walk-through
  • Ordering
  • Record a preview of the members area

Record your testimonial

This one is super simple. Simply turn on your recorder and talk. It does not need to be polished or pro. 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 can literally just press record and talk. If you don’t want to be in front of the camera use one of the other methods.


This is a great way to promote something without selling it. Make this more like a tutorial helping them use the product. And while they watch you use it, they think, “I should buy that.” If it’s useful, then what you’re teaching just makes people want it. So pick some really helpful aspect of the product and show how to use that.


This could be the most powerful method of all. Record a video of yourself actually buying the product. Watching you make a live purchase will inspire your viewer like nothing else. First, it’s social proof. Once they see you doing it, they feel more secure. Second, it builds trust. Your advice is easier to trust if they can see you’re doing what you tell them to do. And let’s not forget about good old fashioned envy.  It’s simple – you have it. Now they want it. You can add additional juice to this one with: In order to get to see the inside, you gotta buy the product.

Do a preview video

This one is perfect for building up the value of what you’re promoting. What you do is record a tour of the back end. They get to see everything they’ll receive when they order. This one also helps to remove the skepticism. It’s much easier to trust they’re getting something if they actually seen it.

It’s easy!

You don’t need any special training for this. Some very easy to use programs make the videos for you. The software really does all the work So please don’t let technical worries slow you down. Remain focused on the benefits:

  • Increase sales You’ll earn more affiliate commissions when you add video. People like video, so start using it.
  • Lower refund rates Less of your commissions will be clawed back, too. Thanks to you people know what’s inside before buying. So they’ll be less likely to refund.
  • Beat your competition! Adding video is so simple. But only a very small percentage do it. This puts you out in front of the rest.

Take your affiliate promotions to a higher level and getting started with this now. It’s your profit that’s affected by not taking action.