To make money with you affiliate links, you need to make sure that they reach a large number of people. Otherwise, they are valueless to you and time wasting to manage them at all.
Fortunately, we live in an age where this is possible without breaking much of a sweat. You just have to look at the opportunities you have already, where you are good standing, and figure out what interests those people you interact with or those that visit your website.
Be careful not to overuse them or you will be accused for conjuring up content for money. You just have to know when to walk the fine line. So, a good strategy for where you place your links is very vital to your overall success.
Let’s us look at some of the places you can put all those links and be a step closer to becoming a successful online marketer.
On Your Blog
If you run a blog that offers useful , educational or informative content to readers on a regular basis, then why should you not get rewarded for it?
Just make sure you post links that are relevant to the topic you are discussing. If you regularly post content on computer programming, it would make no sense to add affiliate links in your content about cosmetics.
You can link to an affiliate link that offers the reader a chance to expand their knowledge. A link to a site like treehouse.com, for example.
You can also post insightful comments that are valuable on blog posts, then work in a link to the site where you have the affiliate links.
This is a nice way to get people to visit the place where they can see them without posting them directly yourself.
Just don’t let money be the sole motivator behind producing content for your blog. Otherwise, the user will be able to tell and you will be written off as nothing more than a spammer who is just putting up content that you don’t even stand by.
You could stand by it, for all the user knows.
You can use social media to sell affiliate products to family and friends and even strangers using you own Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram photos.
You can easily do this on your profile, pages and groups by sharing your affiliate links or point to where your affiliate links are like in your blog post, for example, directly or through posting in comments or in your Instagram photos with useful hashtags that relate to the affiliate product which you’re advertising.
The beauty about this method is that you can even go back and add affiliate links into your old blog posts that get read a lot even by new users.
This way, you are still adding value to your content and helping user, while earning a nice commission on the side.
Just be sure to check the rules on the social media platform you paste your affiliate links. Some places are against advertising and can cause you to lose good standing with the site’s members.
You don’t want to come off as someone that is spamming users. Especially if the content is irrelevant, you can come off as a bit desperate.
Banner Ads on Your Website or Blog
If you run a website or a blog as well then, you can place banner ads next to the content on some or every page of your website in a non-intrusive way.
This can earn a substantial amount of revenue each month through what is known as a click-through rate. In short, the more readers click on the banners ads, the more you earn.
Sometimes, it is requirement for them to purchase the product just for you to get a chance to earn a commission, but not all the time.
Companies that offer affiliate programs can provide you with the links and graphics for the banner ads and all you have to do is place them in your website with no hassle and no need for any extra permission.
Plus they make for a nice way to fill empty space within your website with nice graphics from advertiser of top brands. Just like you see here on my dad blog below.
When you have a list of interested subscribers that you provide content to through a mailing list, then you can use those to make thousands of affiliate commissions through a single email.
This method is only effective after you have built a rather large list in a long time. So it could take a long time for you to get the point where you have built a large enough base.
You can also read more marketing strategies from a site called Smartpassivincome.com, which offers a lot of useful tips to bloggers.
If you have an awesome DIY video series that offers a lot of useful information, then you can promote and use that to leverage on your affiliate links and earn some money in the process.
It is best to use affiliate links that make sense and include them where they can be of value. Find the balance that best works for you and your audience.
Don’t spam them with pointless affiliate links just so you can earn a commission and abuse your online platform at the cost of making your viewers unhappy.
The resource pages makes for a great way to list all the tools, products and training materials that you can recommend to your audience with brief introductions.
It helps the audience know how you achieve your success and how they can do the same by providing them with your most trusted resolves that so happen to be in the form of affiliate links.
There is no better way to Market products that are relevant to your audience and your craft, while earning a commission in a respectable way than through your resources page.
There are many more ways you can earn commissions with your affiliate links that haven’t been mentioned in this article like placing them on your own products or mention them in podcasts (by mention a link to your blog, for example, that leads to the place where the affiliate links are found).
Overall, this article should give you a good idea on what to do with those affiliate links and how to turn them into an excellent cash flow!
In the end, just put yourself in your readers/watcher’s shoes and you will be good to go. I mean, do you like seeing things blasted with affiliate links? Didn’t think so.
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