Being able to make money online with affiliate programs is very appealing. No doubt affiliate program marketing is a great business opportunity. In this post, I will show you how to promote an affiliate marketing program.
An affiliate marketing business is usually based at home. It offers certain advantages compared to traditional businesses because there is no need to keep inventory, no need for storage and packing, no need for customer service, no need for dealing with complaints. In addition, you spend time at home with the people that you love and you do not have to drive to work and back.
Build a Website
An affiliate marketing business requires a website. Therefore, the first step for you is to build a website. After you’ve created your website, the next step you will have to undertake will be to join affiliate programs in order to make money. Joining affiliate programs is crucial. No affiliate programs, no money, no income, it is as simple as that.
Assuming you’ve joined a number of affiliate programs to promote and you have already set up all the affiliate links necessary, it is not certain that you will start earning money. In order to do that you must find a way to generate traffic to your website and to your affiliate links.
Setting Up Yor Website
Firstly you must have a webpage with all your affiliate programs. There should be a brief description for each one of those followed by your affiliate links. It is important to do that because your website goes first and the affiliate programs follow.
For example, if your business blog is about investing then your visitors should be able to find ways to invest their money. Moreover, if your blog is about health and fitness, then your visitors should be able to find on your website information on how to improve their health and stay fit.
Publish Your Own Content and Use Keywords
It is important that you write and publish your own blog articles. Plagiarism is not allowed and google will penalize you for that. Nevertheless, you can hire writers to write your content. You need to make sure the content that you are buying is original.
Make sure to insert keywords into your articles that are relevant to your website. For example, if your website is about investing, then your keywords should be something like the following. What is the stock market, how to invest in the stock market, investing in real estate, ways to invest in gold, and so on.
Keep Writing Articles
Keep writing articles often, at least 2 articles per week. People will be coming back to your site because they will want to read your latest articles. Make sure your articles are of the highest quality and well written. Soon you will establish authority, and people will keep coming back to your website because of the trust you’ve earned.
If you are planning to publish your articles in places other than your own website you need to include a bio. Your bio should include a brief description of yourself and a link back to your website. For example, David is a financial and investment expert. He specializes in helping people invest their money or, Steve is a health and fitness expert. He can help you improve your health and increase your fitness level.
Fresh Content Will Bring You Traffic
Search engines love fresh content. They will find your latest content and send traffic to your website. When people type something to a search engine, google, bing, yahoo, and so on, the search engine will find the articles that match. If one of the articles that match is yours, the search engine will show it up on the search results along with a link back to your webpage.
The more search engine relevant articles you have, the higher your page rank will be. Consequently, the number of visitors to your blog will increase accordingly. More visitors could be more money in your pocket. So keep writing those keyword-rich articles in order to build your website rank and increase your income.
Ezines Online Magazine
A good idea will be to subscribe to an online magazine such as Ezines. Ezines is an internet magazine available only to subscribers. Readers usually subscribe to Ezines because they need specialized information and guidance.
Ezines could offer you a specific audience that is tailored to your website. Joining and executing properly an Ezines campaign on your topic will give your online business a big boost. If you publish an article there, make sure you have a bio followed by a link back to your webpage.
The Quora Platform
Quora is a question-answer platform. It is very popular with over 590 million visits in a month during the year 2020. With all these visitors and the thousands of users generating fresh content Quora is a goldmine.
All you need to do is to open your own Quora account. Then you will be able to publish your own content. Again make sure you include a bio and a link back to your website.
Create Your Own Email List
Email lists are another way to advertise your affiliate programs and start making an income. You can either buy an email list or, you can also build your own email list. I am in favor of creating your own list because the leads you will get there will be of the highest quality.
Building your own email list is easy. All you need to do is to ask your visitors to join an offer, a newsletter, a free gift, and so on. People who agree to join a newsletter or receive a free guide, are generally interested in what you are offering. Obtaining their email and then getting back at them with a particular offer, is a very effective way to make an online income.
Using Social Media to Get Traffic
Another way to attract visitors to your website and promote your affiliate programs is through social media marketing. Using the social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, and so on, you can reach out to a large number of people. Social media allows you to promote your affiliate programs through:
- Social networking. (Facebook, LinkedIn)
- Image sharing (Instagram, Pinterest)
- Video sharing (YouTube)
- Commenting (Twitter)
Social media is a great source of free traffic however, there is also a mechanism for paid advertising. Facebook advertising can be very effective if it is done properly.
It is advisable to create social media accounts similar to your blog. Those social media accounts will act as satellites to your website. When using social media you can:
- Increase brand awareness
- Target the right audience
- Grow your sales and your fanbase
The best way to promote your affiliate links is to build a website that ranks high in the search engines and attracts substantial traffic. You can achieve that by publishing original high-quality content.
Promoting your affiliate programs-affiliate links can be done for free. Paid advertising will give you better results but there is a drawback. If you do not know exactly what you are doing paid advertising could cost a great deal of money.
My recommendation to you is to start promoting your affiliate programs through Quora, Ezines, and social media for now. Once you’ve gained enough experience you can continue with paid advertising if you like.
Nevertheless, most affiliate marketers make enough money without using paid advertising. They just use the power of SEO.