I have known about affiliate marketing for years already but I haven't been successful. I have joined a lot of affiliate programs that give out commissions for sales (Amazon) or signups (paid to click sites) but never had any significant earnings from them. My problem is, I don't know how to properly promote my links in order to entice people to click on them. I don't know how to entice people to buy. I don't know how to entice people to sign up under my affiliate links. I do know how to get traffic via social media like Facebook or Reddit. But I'm not getting the conversions that I need.
I've heard a lot of success stories around the web about people engaging in affiliate marketing and getting loads and loads of cash. I'd like to become successful in this field as well.
Do you have any tips on how to be successful in affiliate marketing? How do I get people to click? How do I get people to sign up and become my downlines?