So, you’ve decided you want to promote affiliate marketing links?
That’s great but sadly, not many passive income seekers understand how to promote their affiliate links.
It’s ok, we’ve got you covered! To make sure you don’t hit the same brick wall as many others do, I’ll reveal how to promote your affiliate marketing links like a pro.
There are many ways to promote affiliate links but here are some of the best…
- Website Reviews
- Product Tutorials/Guides
- Website Ads/Banners
- Email Marketing
- Website Resources/Tools Pages
- Digital Products
- Youtube/Social Media Links
Let’s take a deeper dive into these techniques, so you can fully benefit from them.
How To Promote Affiliate Marketing Links
Top 7 Techniques
It may interest you to know that the spending on affiliate making is forecasted to hit 8.2 billion dollars come 2022.
A recent survey also showed that publishers made more revenue from their website through affiliate links than any other marketing campaign.
Here are some top techniques on how to promote affiliate marketing links.
1. Website Reviews
One of the best ways to promote your affiliate marketing links is to fully understand the product you are promoting.
With this knowledge and information, you can write honest and captivating reviews about the product or service you are helping to promote.
You can do this in an engaging way and cleverly incorporate your affiliate link into your reviews (do this in a subtle – nobody likes a pushy salesman!)
While you’re at it, it would be best to undertake some keyword research to help you target words that match searchers’ intent.
Doing this helps you get your content viewed by the right kind of audience, which is what you want if you are trying to make money!
Your review should touch on the benefits of the products/services, how to buy the products/services, tips on how to use the product/service and you could share third-party testimonies about the product.
Keep it relevant, you have to be sincere, transparent, and objective with your reviews.
Getting this kind of web traffic to your affiliate links can be very rewarding because the reader of your review is already in the market for a similar product or service.
Your review can help them make up their mind and they will click on your affiliate link and make a purchase, even more so if you can offer them an exclusive discount code!
2. Product Tutorials/Guides
Another proven way of promoting your affiliate link is by leveraging creative content like product tutorials. This approach may be similar to writing reviews, but it helps you focus more on the product.
When you write a tutorial or guide ask yourself this question –
What problem can I solve with this tutorial?
That way you can show off the value of the product or service you are marketing
You can tailor your product tutorials and guides around the following.
- How to use the product (show the value)
- How to order the product (preferably with a discount or special offer)
- Share insider tips (best way to use it)
Just get creative and demonstrate how to solve a problem or save someone time to get more people to click your affiliate links.
3. Affiliate Ads/Banners
We live in the age of ad technology, and ads have taken on a new digital dimension.
If you own a website, you can obtain affiliate links in the form of banners, which you can place on your website.
These banners can be placed on your blog’s sidebar, incorporated into blog post content, or embedded in marketing messages.
You should check with the brand you are marketing to see if they can offer you some of these banners. While exploring this option, you should take a moment to think about “banner blindness”.
You don’t want to have too many banners or ads all over the place. Too many banners can put people off and make them think you’re peddling trash!
Think of your reputation you want to build trust, not annoy people, and put them off.
4. Email Marketing
Whether you’re a newb or an experienced affiliate marketer, you shouldn’t take your readers’ loyalty for granted.
Your readers’ loyalty and confidence are essential to the success of your marketing campaigns.
Emails are ideal for distributing your content, driving traffic to your website, and maintaining a lasting (+profitable) relationship with your audience
How to Leverage Email To Promote Affiliate Links
When a new reader subscribes to your blog and signs up with their email address, you can instantly send them a welcome email.
Your welcome email series should be thoughtfully crafted to share more information through your affiliate links. However, you should never go overboard and get spammy.
You need to offer value.
The idea behind using email as a tool for promoting your affiliate links is to help you build trust and strengthen your relationship with the prospect.
You need to do this before pitching your products/services and sharing your affiliate links.
Hopefully, you are getting the idea here, keep it friendly and offer something of value upfront before trying to promote your affiliate links.
Tip! – Check out How to Make Money from Email Marketing – 3 Simple Steps for more on email marketing.
5. Create Resources Or Tools Pages
I think it really helps to be seen as an authority in your niche or industry when it comes to promoting affiliate links
How do you do that?
You can share your thoughts on topics that are relevant to the product you are promoting.
One way to do that successfully is to have a resources page on your website to share your thoughts and recommendations based on your experience.
If you succeed in winning the readers over, rest assured they will come running back to your website for more answers. If you were to recommend a product, they won’t hesitate to pull out their credit cards.
A resources page is also great for #4 on our affiliate techniques list, email marketing. You can refer back to your resources or tools pages in your emails to your audience from time to time.
Make sure your resources page has only helpful guides and articles that are relevant to your audience.
Why not take a look at the Blue Sky Funnel resources page to get an idea.
6. Create Digital Products
As you grow your business and gain more experience, you can create digital products like eBooks and online courses for your audience.
Helpful digital products can now also be used to promote your affiliate links. You should try as much as possible to include your affiliate links organically in the digital content.
Your approach must be subtle. Your content shouldn’t feel like sales material but as a go-to-resource of information for the customers.
Affiliate links within a digital product should only compliment the content and offer a way of doing things efficiently to save time and money.
You don’t want to damage your relationship with the customer that purchased your digital product because that could harm your reputation and authority.
We have a free digital product called the Launch Plan you may be interested in.
7. YouTube/Social Media Affiliate Links
A recent survey showed that videos are a powerful marketing tool and affiliate marketers can massively benefit from them.
According to Animoto, at least 93% of businesses attest to gaining a new customer as a direct impact of a video post on social media.
As a creative and intelligent affiliate marketer, you can make videos around trending topics and add your affiliate marketing links to your videos.
I hope you can agree with me that YouTube videos are a no-brainer when it comes to affiliate marketing techniques.
Where To Add Affiliate Links To YouTube Videos
You can choose to add your affiliate links in your YouTube video descriptions or YouTube annotations. Why not try both and see which gives you the best results?
Other ways of promoting your affiliate marketing links include promoting affiliate links on popular social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, among others.
More On Affiliate Links
An affiliate link is a unique URL used to track traffic from your website to the advertiser’s or seller’s website.
Affiliate links carry identifiers such as random numbers, letters, or any means of identification like a username. No two affiliates have the same affiliate links.
If a potential customer clicks your affiliate link, the advertiser will be notified through an automated system that tracks metrics like clicks and sales. As an affiliate marketer, you are regarded as an independent promoter.
It’s entirely up to you what strategy to adopt to reach out to more customers – and make more sales.
It may not be a case of one-size-fits-all. You may need to try different affiliate marketing techniques for different products you are promoting.
More On Affiliate Marketing
The chances are that you have heard about affiliate marketing before. Affiliate marketing can best be described as the process of marketing a third-party product and get paid a commission for every sale you facilitate.
To paint a clear picture of how affiliate marketing works, you (the affiliate) search the internet for a niche-relevant product you like, promote it, and get a percentage of the profit from each sale.
A simple principle to get your head around.
Each sale is tracked via a unique link called an affiliate link. And all you have to do is get as many people as possible to take action on the product.
Tip! – Check out How is Affiliate Marketing Done? + 4 Huge Benefits for more on affiliate marketing.
I hope you now have more of an understanding of how to promote affiliate marketing links.
Now it’s time to put what you have learned into practice and start making megabucks!
I really hope you start making waves with your affiliate marketing. Don’t be a stranger, remember to share your success story.
Hope you got some value from this and enjoyed reading it.