Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn income without starting a business of your own. Everything is pretty much done for you, all you have to do is share the product with your network.
After signing up with a company and becoming a partner you are provided with a personal link that keeps track of the sales made using it. If you are someone who has multiple affiliate links it’s good to create a Word document for easy retrieval. Your link can be shared anywhere and here are some places and directions on how to do just that.
1. Share On Your Blog
If you are a blogger sharing your links on your personal website is a great way to boost traffic and earn cash. An easy way to do this is by posting a product that will be interesting to your readers. In other words, post affiliates that have to do with your blogs primary topics or niche. If you don’t have a physical item to take your own photos use the photos provided in your affiliate portal or from that company’s website. Tell your readers about a personal story in reference to the item, how it helped you and how they too can benefit from it. If you don’t have a personal story that you would like to share take the information from the original website and make it more detailed and post it as a blog.
2. Social Media
Now on every social media site you are able to add a link to your bio and this is a great way to promote your affiliates. If you have multiple products use a bio link tool that allows you to show them all in one place. Some social media platforms do require that your page be a business account to use the website in bio option. It’s a simple conversation in the settings that only takes a few seconds to change.
Share your affiliate links in Facebook groups and directly on your page to drive traffic to the website you are promoting for. Sound excited about the product as if it is your own. The more proud you are to be working for (or with) a business it shows and makes people trust you more. You can share a text only post with your affiliate link to the item or you can share an image with a caption and your direct affiliate link to buy.
3. Friends And Family
Let the people you know aware that you’re now a partner with this great company and ask them could they share it with someone who could use it. By doing this people tend to actually think about if they know of someone who could use the product. Typically when you ask friends and family to support you by ordering it rarely happens for most people. Plus you don’t want then to be your buying audience because they will not be returning customers.
4. Product Reviews & Tutorials
If it’s a product that you strongly believe in create a video (or blog) on what you thought of it or how to use it. When people see that you have actually tried a product it makes the item more believable that it is worth investing in and purchasing.
Summary: Affiliate marketing isn’t hard at all, in fact it’s one of the most profitable ways to make an income without a regular job. Most affiliates send out emails with suggestions on how to promote their products, READ THEM. If you are having doubts or lacking confidence email them your concerns so that they can go over your methods and guide you.
Article By K. Crystal Carter
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