Promoting affiliate products can prove to be an excellent way of earning some extra money online. To become a successful affiliate marketer, you definitely need to learn the basics of internet marketing and equip yourself with some of the most useful affiliate marketing tools and skills. As we enter the new year, it’s time again to make some resolutions (that we’re committed to keep).

Given below are 5 new year resolutions that an affiliate marketer can make to achieve success and make more money.

#1. Grow the Email List
A long email list is something that you’ll always need to make the most of your affiliate marketing efforts. A key new year resolution that you can, therefore, make is to focus on growing your email list. Remember, the money is hidden in the list that you build. The more emails you capture, the more money you can make by promoting affiliate products via emails.

#2. Know More About the Audience
In order to become a successful affiliate marketer, the first tip that you should follow is to collect more data on where your audience is located, where they spend most of their time, what their behaviors, what they like and what they don’t. Unless you have good knowledge of your audience, you can never deliver products that bring them real value.

#3. Create Relevant Content
When you are aware of your audience’s likes, dislikes and aspirations, you know what they are actually looking for. Don’t create content just for sake of making dollars, as this practice won’t build a loyal subscriber base. Keep your content crispy, unique and updated.

#4. Build Genuine Relationships
As an affiliate marketer that wants to make money online, you also need to direct your efforts towards relationship building. To achieve success with this marketing technique, you need to establish real relationship with your audience. By building genuine relationships, you can quickly gain the trust of your audience. And ‘trust’ is all you need to make your audience by products you promote.

#5. Write Unique Product Reviews (Don’t Copy)
One of the biggest mistakes that many affiliate marketers make is that they indulge in the copy-paste technique to publish reviews on their blog or website. Make a resolution now not to copy reviews from other sources. Use the product yourself, before you write a review for the same. It’s only through writing unique product reviews that you can set yourself apart.

#6. Don’t Promote Hyped-up Products
As you step into the world of affiliate marketing, you’ll come across a wide range of very popular products. Don’t make the mistake of choosing only hyped up products, as blatant promotion won’t bring your success. If you start promoting products only because they are popular (and don’t actually deliver), you can easily ruin the reputation of your site. Even if you promote a single bad affiliate product, you’ll leave a bad impression on your subscribers.

Are you an affiliate marketer? Please feel free to share your own new year’s resolutions in the comment section below.