With the growth of people looking to earn extra money, more and more people are turning to systems like affiliate marketing. The reason being it cost next to nothing to get started, there is’s no expensive outlay for stock or equipment. You can be up and running in just a matter of minutes.
If you are new to affiliate marketing then don’t worry you have found the best place to start learning how it all works, but I would recommend a quick read of this post before you continue here… Don’t worry you can head back here after and get cracking.
If you are sorted regarding affiliate marketing let’s show you 14 proven ways to promote your affiliate links so you can start getting even better results and making more money.
Blogging has become very popular as more and more people are searching and purchasing online these days. You don’t have to be an experienced web designer now to build your own blog, and what other business can you start for free from the comfort of your own home.
Once you have your blog up and running it is so easy add in some relevant affiliate links which will guide people to the solution they are after. These are really easy to add and people don’t mind clicking through and purchasing as you have supplied them with the solution to there is problem.
Be sure to disclose on your blogs that you are using affiliate links we don’t want to get in trouble now. Once you have your posts you can then promote these out to various sites across the internet.
Creating individual product reviews for your affiliate programs that your promote is always a great way for a couple of reasons.
- When people search for a review of a product they are nearer to making that purchase so if you do a great review and answer all their outstanding questions it is highly likely that they will go on to purchase.
- This builds credibility and trust with your audience and as you discover more products to promote people are more inclined to come to you for answers as you have built that relationship.
Video is HUGE, its’s everywhere you look, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are now all showing video on their sites. Not forgetting the second biggest search engine You Tube. if, done correctly using video on You Tube will get you massive success.
Produce some freebies to give away to potential purchasers. These could be in the form of cheat sheets, checklist, guides, PowerPoint and PDF’s. Add in some affiliate links within your freebie. You could get them to give you their email to get these or give them away by just clicking a download link.
Use a site such as Canva to easily create these.
Courses and Ebooks
In time your can take this further by adding links when you start creating your own products. You then have two income streams building. Video courses, E books, Online Tutorials all work well for this method.
About Me Page
If you have a website or blog then one of the pages we always build is an about us page, utilize this by placing some affiliate links within the text of the page. If people are new to your site or want to know more about you can then direct them to this page. People will click on this links test it and see.
Build a resources page within your website and then add it to your main menu so when ever anyone visits your site they will see it. Also, link to it within your content. I have seen people have this resource page with an opt in to view it.
Thank You Pages
Talking of opt in forms and building your email list if you are looking to use the freebie method then once your customer has opted in tom get your freebie, DON’T send them to a download page to collect it. Send them to a thank you page where you can tell them that their gift is on its way to them via email.
You can then add some links and call to action on this thank you page and remember ALL the people who sign up for this freebie will see this page so its super targeted if you offer relevant offers.
This moves us swiftly on to the next proven tactic where you can add in affiliate links.
Email marketing !
Once you have added people to your list, sent them their freebie, video course or whatever, you now have their email details stored in your email service provider. You can then set up automated emails with relevant content, tips and of course affiliate links and have them delivered at set times. You can also send broadcast emails every week, month with new updates on blogs, products and affiliate products too.
Good practice don’t send too many emails, keep them relevant and of course disclose that you have affiliate links.
Create images with call to action text and then hyperlink them to your affiliate links. These can be placed in blogs, in your side bar, on other pages within your blog. Images can be created by using Canva again and you can use various image sizes by choosing the custom dimensions’ template.
Some social networks do still like affiliate links just do some research before you start posting randomly as this could get your account suspended. I know Facebook are very hot on certain links. Twitter is more relaxed on links. Pinterest is okay too but great images are needed to get noticed.
Niche related forums can be an amazing place to network with potential customers. Always read the terms and conditions about links in each relevant forum.
Two great forums I have used are Quora and Warrior Forum both have areas where you can place affiliates links but do not let you post affiliate links in posts or answers to questions.
Don’t forget this one. If you attend networking events or seminars then be sure to go armed with your affiliate links. I have business cards with a couple of affiliate links on the reverse side. Give out cards and point them to the solution they are looking for, if they need more information they also have your details on the front and your website link.
Tip – Use a link shortener for the links on your card this will look more professional and save space.
Friends / Family
My final way is one that could be overlooked but don’t forget your friends and family as some of these products maybe just what they are looking for.
Be upfront that you will get a commission if they purchase or join. It always pays to be honest with any affiliate marketing.
Let me know in the comments below any great ways that you have found to promote your affiliate links, also if you are using any of these successfully.