Becoming a Super Affiliate: A Step-by-Step Guide

Being a successful affiliate marketer requires knowledge, research, insights, and skills. Being a super affiliate means staying one step ahead at all times; it means having a super affiliate mindset.

Let’s be fair: affiliates are not created equal. And becoming one of the greatest and well-known marketers is what everyone aspires to be, but not everyone can manage to get there.

Who Are Super Affiliates?

Let us draw you a picture. These people are always ahead of the pack. They keep their focus on the job and remain hard-headed about profits. At some point, every partner program is eager to have them and collaborate with them. Why? What do they offer? What is the added value?

It can be said that super affiliates have a superpower. They brainstorm and invent new creative solutions, approaches, and ideas. They basically are trendsetters in the world of digital marketing. And that is why everyone else follows their lead.

They are empowered to make rash decisions and leave at any point because they can afford to act this way. But it is not about the boldness. It is about negotiating and working on your terms. Affiliate networks, advertisers, and businesses acknowledge their significance and recognize their worth. For this reason, they generally are desperate to keep these individuals around and maintain cooperation.

So how did they fulfill their highest aspirations? How did they manage to own the digital marketing industry?

Exploring New Avenues

It is no secret that most super affiliates established a steady stream of income by harnessing the power of mobile affiliate marketing. They came up with new techniques, creative approaches and managed to make more money than anyone could ever imagine.

Today, there are more than 3 billion smartphone users worldwide. And the market is constantly transforming, especially with everything that is going on right now — global pandemic, regular lockdowns, new interaction norms, and different user behavior.

It might seem extremely inconvenient, scary, and uninspiring on the surface. But underneath it all, there is immense potential. And that is how super affiliates typically perceive all kinds of changes — as a challenge, as an opportunity. That is a super affiliate mindset.

If you can establish a connection even with a small portion of all the new and existing mobile users, you will get closer to earning more and developing this mindset.

Tapping Into CPA Marketing

You might have heard the big names in affiliate marketing. The majority gained notorious status while promoting offers and driving traffic on a CPA basis.

If you are not familiar with the concept, CPA implies getting users or customers to perform a targeted action. It can be anything from signing up to making a purchase. The ad requirements and targeted actions are generally determined by advertisers.

So why choose CPA? Well, completed actions are easier to track and attribute to specific ad campaigns. That is why it is one of the most cost-efficient affiliate models.

But where there is no commitment, there is no success.

Are You Prepared to Commit?

A super affiliate status often requires marketers to go back to basics, work on their errors, return to the failed task, and do everything all over again. That is how the new tricks of the trade emerge — in the process.

There is nothing wrong or shameful about going back to basics and retracing your steps. In fact, a solid foundation is your golden ticket.

Developing a Superior Mindset

Yes, mindset matters. Apart from utilizing various affiliate methods and digital channels, gaining a notorious status is about your actions and attitude.

You cannot force yourself to stand out from the crowd. What you need to focus on is learning to be innovative and, in a way, artistic as an affiliate marketer. It implies looking for loopholes and opportunities that others do not notice right away and focusing on one or two niches at a time. Otherwise, you might spread your resources too thin. 

Rome was not built in a day. The same applies to your future success. Bear in mind that some of your ideas will fail along the way, and some will be executed flawlessly.

And while it might kill the mood, we have to say this. Every part of being a super affiliate is a skill that can be developed and honed. There is nothing supernatural or unattainable about it. It takes a lot of time and effort to get there. But if you enjoy the ride — no matter if it is a smooth one or a rollercoaster with twists, turns, ups, and downs — it will definitely pay off.