Are you looking forward to become an Affiliate marketer but don’t know how to promote affiliate links as a beginner. Then you are at the right place.
In this blog post you will get to know about the 5 of the most amazing ways to promote affiliate links and generate sales.
I assume that you are already aware of the term affiliate marketing but still if you are a complete beginner here is a short and crisp definition of affiliate marketing for you.
Affiliate marketing is where you promote another company’s product or service in return for a commission on the sales you generate through your unique affiliate link provided by that company.
If you are a complete beginner and want to learn the basics of affiliate marketing then you must read this article where I have discussed what is Affiliate Marketing? How does it works and how to start affiliate marketing as a beginner?
5 Proven Ways to Promote Affiliate links
Through your Blog
Blogging is one of the best and common ways out there to promote affiliate links online.
Blogging allows you to share your opinion and expertise with the world though articles and thus gives you the opportunity to generate more affiliate sales.
Why to start a blog?
Apart from sharing knowledge there are there are a lot of other advantages of starting a blog such as
Your Blog represents you as an expert in a specific niche on which your blog is and looks more convincing to the reader.
A Blog can give you passive income after some time of consistent work and establishing some domain authority.
You can capture emails of your visitors and turn them into your regular audience and send regular updates.
You can start your own blog for as low as $2.95/ month with Bluehost
Or, you can also read my blog post on how start a Blog with some simple steps?.
How to promote Affiliate links on your blog posts?
There are a lot of ways to promote Affiliate links through your blog posts and some of them are-
- Inside the main content
Just write articles relevant to your blogs niche, use the right keywords and insert the affiliate links at the right places.
Don’t overdo it with the links, otherwise it won’t look natural and can also irritate the reader.
You can promote affiliate links inside your blogs content through review articles, Product tutorials, comparison articles and even through banners.
Note:- To successfully do affiliate marketing through your blog it is important that you must have chosen the right niche for you blog and signup for the products which are relevant to your blogs niche.
- On your Blog sidebar
Your Blogs sidebar is always visible on all of your blog posts and as an affiliate marketer you must use this space to promote the most relevant product according to your blog niche.
In my case it is Bluehost which appears on my sidebar as you can see.
2. Email marketing
Email Marketing is a great way to boost your affiliate revenue along with maintaining a relationship with your audience.
Email marketing is an amazingly profitable tactics for driving visitors to your websites, advertise your offers to your email list.
According to litmus The average ROI through email marketing is $36 for every $1 spent that is 3800%.
If you have not started building your Email list then you must start today if you want to establish a long term relationship with your audience and run a long term business.
For creating an email list you can simply add a subscription form on your blog and you can also use a led magnet to make your visitors more interested in subscribing to your blog.
Once you have created an email list you can then send them automated email sequences starting with a welcome message.
You can use GetResponse & Aweber for automating your email marketing campaigns.
In this emails utilize your affiliate links with relevant articles.
Try to maintain proper intervals between emails, don’t spam your readers inbox with your links.
Do you know youtube is second on the list of most-used social media platform after facebook.
Youtube currently has 2 billion+ users and more than a billion hours of content is consumed YouTube every single day.
These are huge numbers and if you are looking for ways to promote affiliate links and not considering youtube then might be making a huge mistake.
How to promote affiliate links on YouTube?
As YouTube is a video platform, if you create quality video content you can send huge targeted traffic to your affiliate links which you can put in the description.
YouTube has also introduces its short video platform (YouTube shorts) to compete against it competitors like Tiktok and Instagram reels.
As it is quite a new platform, therefore YouTube is promoting their new short content creators and it is a great opportunity specially for affiliate marketers to promote their affiliate links.
If you don’t have a YouTube channel, I recommend you to start one today and use the description wisely to promote affiliate products relevant to the video to create.
This is how you promote affiliate links on YouTube.
4. Facebook Groups
Although Facebook is the largest social network with the with the highest numbers i.e. 2.91 billion monthly active users.
Promoting affiliate links on Facebook is not as simple as on the other platforms on this list unless you own a fb page with thousands or millions of followers.
This is only my opinion and it may not apply on your case as I know few people who are earning 1000’s of dollars doing affiliate marketing on Facebook.
One of the best practices which you could follow to promote your affiliate links on Facebook is by joining groups which revolves around a certain niche.
There are numerous Facebook groups for every kind of niche, join some of them and once get in those groups, start engaging in group discussions and aim to provide value with a genuine intention to help other members.
Over time you will gain the trust of other members and this is the time you start promoting your affiliate links to them.
Don’t spam the group with links otherwise, you’ll likely get banned.
Pinterest is a visual discovery platform for finding ideas like recipes, home and style inspiration, and more.
Unlike the highly saturated social platforms like facebook and Instagram where the quality of audience is not very good, Pinterest has audience mostly from tier 1 countries.
More than 400 million people use Pinterest every month to find ideas and inspire their next purchase.
This is why Pinterest is one of the best and affiliate marketers favourite way to promote their affiliate link.
As Pinterest is a visual platform you should upload high quality images to attracting more viewers and the ideal pinterest image is 1000x1500px and aspect ratio of 2:3.
For creating high quality images for pinterest you can use canva.
How to promote Affiliate links on Pinterest?
The best thing about Pinterest is it allows direct linking i.e. for every image you upload you can add a link to it so whenever someone clicks on it they will be redirected to your website or affiliate offer.
It is better to link your pins your blog posts with affiliate links rather than sending them directly to your affiliate offers so that you can grab their email id’s and turn the visitors into your audience.I recommend you to use a call to action text inside your Pinterest image to Increase conversion for ex- Click here to learn more.
Make sure to write detailed descriptions for each image and optimize for keywords.
Quora is the biggest question and answer platform which sees 300 million unique visit every month.
On Quora people from all over the world ask their queries and other people answer them.
Quora also has very high quality traffic mostly from tier 1 countries.
How to Promote Affiliate links on Quora?
If you are an expert on a particular niche and want to promote relevant affiliate products on Quora then is what you have to do.
First of all you have to create a profile on Quora filling all the necessary details which shows you as an expert in a particular field.
After creating a profile you have to find questions which are relevant to the products you want to promote, write detailed answers to the questions and add a link to your blog post or website where you have a full-fledged article with all the relevant affiliate links inside it.
As quora doesn’t allow you directly promote affiliate links in their answers, directing targeted people to your website is the right way to do it on Quora.
You can also create your own space on Quora where you can post content around your niche and link it back to you blog.
This is the best way to promote affiliate links on Quora without getting banned.
As a content creator Affliliate Marketing is one of my favourite ways to make money online as you don’t need to have your own product to sell and make profits and you can do it as well.
As a beginner you might have a lot of question regarding affiliate marketing but don’t worry because every expert was once a beginner.
What matters the most is to take action because if you want to achieve something then you have to implement and work hard.
I hope this post helps you to how to promote affiliate links online effectively.
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Bye bye…..and keep hustling,