Top Affiliate Marketing Tips
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to earn money online. Here are some top affiliate marketing tips that can help you in generating more money online.
What is affiliate marketing?
In Affiliate marketing, we promote services or products and earn a commission when a purchase is made through your referral link.
Focus on relationships first
The basic thing to focus on affiliate marketing is all about trust. When a friend suggests a product to you, you listen and not so much when a stranger does. So, be sincere and trustworthy in all you do online. This will establish the groundwork for effective affiliate marketing.
Focus on building traffic
More website traffic means more eyeballs and hence more individuals who will potentially purchase the products you advertise. Build you website traffic, but make your traffic count by developing trust first.
Promote those products you can genuinely suggest, preferably because you have utilized them yourself, or because you can confidently advertise them based on strong evidence.
Talk about what you like the most and don’t like. Build trust and be fair. This will serve you well later.
Choose items that help your reader solve a problem or address a fear
These are extremely good products to promote as visitors are often open to disburse money on them.
Think of what your readers will realistically buy
Know your users. If your website is mainly about frugal living, your audience probably aren’t going to purchase luxury products so advertising expansive clothing might not work so well.
Promote products within a post, not just in your sidebar
You can include your personal experience with the product. Your own recordings or images of yourself making the use of the product are always helpful.
Promote products elsewhere
Promote items in your feed or email newsletter. Affiliate posts or promot products on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
Add a bonus of your own to the products you promote
When advertising a particular affiliate item, sweeten the deal by providing something of your own as a bonus. For instance, if you are advertising an online training as an affiliate, as a bonus, provide your own ebook. The key thing here is to ensure the bonus you provide is complementary to the item you are advertising. Also ensure your affiliate programs’ terms of service allows you to provide a bonus.
Try not to put every one of your eggs in one affiliate product basket. Advertise multiple affiliate products. Better yet, diversify across all wage streams. Or else, use affiliate marketing but also use other forms of income generating potential like offering a service, selling your own item, selling ad space on your website.
Always make affiliate links nofollow
Google does not want paid-for and similar kind of web pages to influence search results. That is the reason why they ask that those web pages are tagged nofollow. Therefore, ensure that you make all your affiliate links – images or text, nofollow.
Don’t forget affiliate programs for services
Though products are typically what affiliate marketers advertise, there are several services with affiliate programs too. There are number of freelancers who provide some sort of commission – future discounts or even cash. If you are not sure, ask. Or encourage a service provider to begin an affiliate program.
Be an affiliate marketer for offline merchants as well
We have all seen mortar and brick businesses provide a discount to those who offer a referral. If you have a local website and advertise the services or products of a local business, ask them how you can be included in their referral program.