A lot of people fail at affiliate marketing.
The reason why people fail in the affiliate marketing game has little to do with the intelligence or willingness. They definitely put in the work, but the problem is you can only bark up the wrong tree for so long.
There are just so many ways to screw up in the affiliate marketing game. If you want to give yourself a head start, focus on reverse engineering your competitors.
Best of all, you let your competitors do your homework for you.
Reverse engineer your competitors’ conversion platform
If it turns out that in your affiliate niche, most of your competitors have put up blogs or search engines, then there’s a high chance that you should do the same.
The reason should be obvious: it works. Come up with your own unique version, but focus on what works.
Reverse engineer their backlink profile
Your competitors are actually an open book. If they put up any kind of website or they publish an article on their site, you can easily see their work.
You can easily look at how successful their work is as far as the rest of the internet is concerned.
Have you noticed that a lot of the big movers and shakers in your niche link to some of your competitors’ content? You have all information you need to replicate that success.
It all boils down to the willingness to reverse engineer what they’re doing right as far as internet popularity is concerned.
Improve and identify on their very best content.
If you pay attention to what your competitors are doing, you will realize that they only talk about a fairly narrow range of themes and topics.
If you stick to these themes and you identify the very best content your competitors have regarding these themes and topics, you can come up with better content.
Focus on their most common social media platforms
If you notice that your competitors are all on YouTube but hardly anybody is on Twitter, this is a red flag.
There’s a reason why your competitors are congregating on some social media platforms and not others.
Focus on what works for them.
Reverse engineer their site layout
If it turns out that your competitors’ websites tend to look similar to each other, pay attention.
By copying your competitors’ most common layout elements, you get a priceless head start.
If you want to get a solid head start in affiliate marketing, keep the reverse engineering techniques above in mind.
Otherwise, you might just be setting yourself up for failure.
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