Hi Amy! Question…I am signed up with Google Affiliate Network, and know how to place ads in sidebar. If I write a post referring to the advertiser, can I put link in my post, OR, am I limited to the banner ads in sidebar?
I sometimes use affiliate links on SteveScottSite.com. This means if you decide to make a purchase, I will get a sales commission. But that doesn’t mean my opinion is for sale. EVERY affiliate link on this site are to products that I’ve used and found useful. Please do your own research before making any purchase online.
In some cases, viewers must click on a link before they can watch. Requiring this extra step will almost always perform worse than just having the video automatically start playing in a feed. As with most kinds of marketing, requiring an extra click will reduce your reach considerably.
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Once you get your basic website set up, your affiliates all arranged, and you start producing content that other people 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.
Thanks for all the great info. I have had some moderate success with amazon before, but nothing of that magnitude. The best selling lists have works for me, as well as creating a ‘recommended’ list or ‘library’ full of interesting products, although I have always found its better to actually be interesting in the recommendations rather than just plugging anything.
That might be due to the fact that Snapchat has long focused its efforts on mature markets in North America and Europe, where more money is spent on video advertising—and where consumers tend to have more advanced smartphones capable of handling the app’s intense data and processor requirements.
There are no charges for joining an affiliate program but the cost will depend on the promotion technique you will be using. For example, your blog is free, but the PPC marketing, email campaigns, etc, all have a price.
There’s also the issue of declining organic reach on the platform. The newsfeed algorithm now makes it harder to earn high organic reach. If video content is particularly popular, however, then there may be an opportunity for content creators to capitalize.