You’ll notice there are a few options to build your beautiful video. You can upload a video, browse through your library, or create a slideshow with images. In most cases you’ll want to grab a pre-made video from your desktop or promote a video that you previously posted organically.
Free Advertising: You get to place ads and links on free websites to drive traffic to your website. Examples of such websites are US Free Ads and Craigslist. This method allows both you and the free site earn from affiliate marketing when someone clicks on your ads.
Thanks for posting these great tips. I am pondering getting into affiliate marketing. I survived a major stage 4 metastatic cancer but my finances, savings, career and credit were the sacrificial lambs on the alter of survival. I say pondering because I hear of so many starting out with ten tons of optimism and drive, only to end up bankrupt and on a long term Zoloft prescription. Are there simply too many online marketers out there or is it still possible to start from scratch and ramp up a descent business that stands out of the hay stacks? By descent, I mean enough to make a full time living, not worrying about food & shelter. How much time from zero to $4,000.00 per month (salary and/or net… spendable personal funds)
OMG Chris , this article gives me a boost. I’ve been wanting to get into affiliate marketing since a long time now but never got the confidence. However, after I’ve read your article and done the 10 days course I feel confident to begin.
Affiliate marketing is commonly confused with referral marketing, as both forms of marketing use third parties to drive sales to the retailer. The two forms of marketing are differentiated, however, in how they drive sales, where affiliate marketing relies purely on financial motivations, while referral marketing relies more on trust and personal relationships.
Have you heard of Skimlinks? We aggregate the affiliate programs of over 11,500 retailers and 25 affiliate networks, and turn normal links to retailers into their equivalent, updated affiliate link when a user clicks on them. So one sign-up with us saves you the stress of broken links and the time logging in to multiple affiliate networks. Thought you might be interested as your site is about monetizing blogs in the easiest and user-friendliest way possible 🙂 Feel free to contact me for more info. Thanks!
I’ve been using Amazon’s affiliate program heavily for a little over two years now and the one thing I found through constant testing is that the layout of your website matters when it comes to how well it converts casual visitors into affiliate sales.
Once your affiliate links are set you’ll need to work on getting people to watch your videos. The first step here is to get a bunch of videos uploaded and to become a YouTube partner, as this increases your chances of getting your videos ranked high. Not sure what kind of videos you should create? Check out this post with 10 video blog ideas.
Affiliate networks also offer a certain degree of “protection” in the sense that they ensure revenue you earn is properly attributed and paid out. When you start establishing direct relationships, you put yourself (to some degree) at the mercy of the merchants you’re able to land as partners.
It would be remiss to end this discussion of Facebook stats without getting into details regarding the use of video on the platform, and how it’s shaking everything up. Some of the most important Facebook stats relating to video include:
Once you get your basic website set up, your affiliates all arranged, and you start producing content that other people might want to see, it’s time to learn how to market yourself so that people will start visiting your site and finding out what you have to offer. If it’s good, word of mouth will bring others to see your website, and that (along with more marketing and SEO) will slowly but surely grow your audience. But to learn more about that, you should read some of the other articles on this site.
Having said that, don’t be discouraged. My recommendation is to try all kinds and see which works best for you. All blogs are different and all bloggers have different levels of success when it comes to the types of ads they use.
Some kind of video recorder. Again, this doesn’t need to be anything crazy! A simple webcam or your phone will do just fine. For many of my videos I’ve used a cheap $300 camera, my iPhone, and the built in camera on my MacBook. All have worked just fine.
Hey Chris, ok I have an affiliate site with 2000 products. Is their a plugin or something to let me know if a product is no longer available. Or is their a plugin that checks links everyday automatically to let me know if their is a problem. Nothing worse than clicking a link to find out the page is no longer available. I’m not about to click all my links to check either.
To those on the outside, affiliate marketing can seem like a black box. It’s inner workings are mysterious to most marketers and in many companies it’s not treated with the same seriousness as other channels. Some marketers, only familiar with the bad reputation acquired by some industry players in the 2000s, deride it as a source of spam and little more.
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While content consumption is on the up-and-up, it might surprise you to find that the amount of time spent on Facebook per day has actually decreased. The current average amount of time spent on Facebook is 35 minutes per day.
UPDATE February 6, 2018 — Facebook continues to grow, as does its video initiatives. In its Q4 2017 earnings call, the company announced its ongoing dedication to video in the next three years and drew particular attention to Facebook Watch and the launch of Watch Party, a feature which allows for shared viewing. It also announced updates to its video recommendations in order to “encourage meaningful interactions.” The changes have reportedly significantly decreased time spent on the platform.
Hey Chris – really good of you to post this insightful and immediately useful article. It is obvious you are a top pro. Am new to the game but learning the ropes and highly respect top guys and their wisdom.
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