The takeaway here is make sure your videos don’t need sound in order to be understood. Taking a little time to add captions could mean the difference between whether or not your Facebook videos get viewed.
Founded in 2003, Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them. It is one of the most popular independent small business publications on the web.
One thing I do is have websites that are set up in lower competition niches where the items typically aren’t as expensive and where it’s easier to sell these products in larger quantities ($50 or less). Then I have other niche sites that sell more expensive products at much higher prices ($XXX – $X,XXX) that are sold less frequently. So this way I get to use the increased quantity of sales from these lower priced product websites to help me get up into higher payout brackets so instead of making 6% on that high end item I’ll get 8% instead.
I’ve since built an Amazon affiliate niche site without too much difficulty, however the problem i have is driving traffic and ranking my site. So far the only way i’ve managed to do so is through google adwords and the cost is more than the profit….Do you have any tips on how to get more organic traffic to my site?
I am in direct sales and I have been trying to find new ways to market my products. I really like how this book looks at everything in a totally different way I would have never thought to open my eyes to a totally different outlook on things. This book takes you step by step on how to use affiliate marketing and breaks everything down so it is very easy to understand. while it also tells you why you do things a certain way. each chapter unfolds another way affiliate marketing works differently and why it works differently. I like that this is a easy read so was very fast and easy to understand.
It takes courage and a special kind of personality to become an affiliate marketer. Some people never take action and just do it. For some, it’s a bit of extra income, while others choose adventure over routine and master the art of online affiliate marketing so they can rock this business while backpacking through the Andes.
How many conversions did you get from your video campaign? Did people who clicked through to your website bounce quickly, or did they convert on your content? Did retargeted visitors convert at a later stage?
[…] never list a product without a clickable image! Chris Guthrie writes about using different tracking ideas for different locations on the page, and says approx 15% of his Amazon click outs have been from people clicking on images. […]
Wow! Thank you for such a complete description of affiliate marketing. I just started casually blogging a few months ago and your post gives me a great view into just how much work is involved if I’m going to successfully monetize my blog. I just shared a short post titled “A Blogger’s Nightmare – 0 Active Users” commenting on having blog traffic…I definitely see that there’s a lot more involved! Thanks again.
Choosing an affiliate program will take some work, but don’t be afraid to invest a significant amount of time into it because this is, of course, where your income will come from. Choosing the right program will make it well worth your while!
That’s a great question, and a good point. We mentioned that Facebook video has a shorter lifespan than on YouTube, but exactly how short is it? We did some research, and it’s tough to determine exactly how long the average lifespan is for video posts specifically. However, our friends at Post Planner have a great post on the lifespan of Facebook posts in general, pinning it down somewhere between 3 and 5 hours.
Hands down I’d say the best thing you can do is research 1 primary keyword, craft an enticing article title that includes your keyword (though it doesn’t have to be an exact match), spend time writing your search engine snippets (SEO titles/meta descriptions), and by far the most important is making your content as VALUABLE as possible through videos, nice graphics, table of contents, bold/colors/styling, etc. Small things like keyword density barely matter.
To increase your monetization, ensure that as many people as you can watch your product review video so that you can increase your income. There is only one way of making your video sell, deliver high-quality content in your video and see your YouTube sales swell.
This video solutions the query, “what’s affiliate marketing,” and shares the three greatest errors video influencers make when it comes to affiliate marketing applications. I additionally share three ideas for a way to make extra money with YouTube and affiliate marketing.
Once you find a niche with high demand, little supply (do your Google research), and a reputable affiliate offering nice commissions… and you have patience to wait for financial results while creating your assets (I’m talking about content), I encourage you to take the leap.
Remember, even if you choose not to start a blog or website, you’ll still be building an audience as an affiliate marketer. This means you’ll need to follow Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules that specify when you need to inform your readers that you an affiliate relationship with particular advertisers.
In a nutshell you make money on YouTube by becoming a YouTube partner, which allows you to display ads on your videos, and then you earn a percentage of the revenues generated by clicks on those ads, much like with AdSense. As for how much money you can actually make, I heard numbers anywhere from $3 up to $10 per 1,000 video views.
Hey Chris – great post. Just a question – We have got about 80 stores affiliated to Amazon Associates. As I understand from your article, it appears that the blog site is a foundation for making a successful Amazon Income. In this regard, we don’t have a blog site but we just have those stores (websites) which have a show case of products. What do you think the strategy would be to drive sales? Of course, we have got Social Media Marketing currently in place.
The single-channel marketer is dead — Facebook and Google increasingly are handling the corresponding training and optimization of their own ecosystems. Yet the need to coordinate between the growing number of places you have to manage is not something any particular network will be able to help you with.
Now there are people/colleagues who are trying to compete for the same keywords as mines, as they are aware that I’m making a living out of it, but this only means that I’ll add more content and focus even more on creating super detailed and useful/shareable guides.
Great question. I’ve never used plugins for affiliate links (I tend to keep my plugin use as light as possible). I do keep a spreadsheet that makes pasting in my affiliate links quite simple though, even though it requires an extra step. I wrote about it here.
This powerful program will give you everything you need to get started, plus, you’ll walk away with valuable tools to take your efforts to the next level. Learn to implement best practices and see real results from your Facebook marketing efforts. If you’ve noticed a drop in your page’s reach and less engagement from your fans, this class will help. This program will show you all the basics of Facebook functionality as well as advanced marketing to take your presence on Facebook to the next level. We’ll explore Facebook optimization, sponsored posts and ads, and tips and tricks to drive organic engagement in a tough, ad driven network. Using Facebook for business is nearly impossible without utilizing the powerful advertising and analytics tools. Learn how to get results today!
If you have identified merchants for whom you think you could generate substantial revenue through an affiliate marketing relationship, there’s no reason not to attempt to set up a direct relationship. There’s also not much magic to pursuing this type of arrangement; if there isn’t a pre-existing relationship, start by reaching out to your potential partner and telling them a bit about your site.
Hi Warren. The best thing to do in your situation is to simply break the process down into steps—like the steps laid out here. Make it your goal to take on one thing at a time, then tackle it as quickly as possible.
If you only select right_hand_column as your placement, you can only use a single-video or carousel format in your ad group. We do not support the video format with a only a right_hand_column placement selected. See Advanced Targeting and Placement.
The most compelling reason to upload directly to Facebook is because that is what this platform favors. In fact, Socialbakers found that they received 10x more engagement from uploading directly than linking to YouTube: