For sites looking to monetize their existing traffic through affiliate marketing, a major determinant of success is picking the right offers to run. The difference in earnings from a bad offer and a good one can be enormous. Unfortunately, finding the “right” offer isn’t exactly easy; if you’re using an affiliate marketing network such as Commission Junction (now part of Conversant), SharesASale, or LinkShare, you will have literally thousands of affiliate offers available to you.
I recently joined Amazon Affiliates on my site. I joined last week of December (my site has been around since 2011). I was pleasantly surprised to earn $100 my first full month (in Jan), and the last 2 months have been $120-$130. Hoping to get this higher.
Finally, be upfront with your readers. Add a disclosure to your blog posts or somewhere on your website letting them know that they may come across affiliate links. This adds to your credibility, and it’s also required by the Federal Trade Commission’s endorsement guidelines.
But i need another affiliate that is not like clickbank and not like amazon who pay very well. Like an email submit that i can place the banner on my site. Please i will appreciate if you can recommend one or two for me.
It’s not for everyone, and trust me, the guys doing REALLY well don’t talk. Because they’re not dumb… if I told you I was killing it, wouldn’t you want to do the same and come try to screw around with my biz?
For instance, if you run a brick-and-mortar store, you may want to reach people who live in your community. If you sell how-to books, you can select people with interests that are likely to align with the information that you are providing. To maximize your results, you should consider creating different sets of targeting and then A/B test to see which ones perform the best.
Affiliate networks that already have several advertisers typically also have a large pool of publishers. These publishers could be potentially recruited, and there is also an increased chance that publishers in the network apply to the program on their own, without the need for recruitment efforts by the advertiser.
hi finch, looking to start in the marketing just as extra income for an engineer student who still has papers to clear, and time to invest. my comfort zone shouldnt be above 100, because i dont have any money to invest in this. So where should i start?
No, it is not. I wouldn’t recommend on setting up a company right away as this would cost additional money out of your pocket, and you should be focusing on bringing cash in instead. As your commission grows, then you can start to set up your company.
Ben is the Blog Manager at CoSchedule. His specialties include blogging, content strategy, SEO, social media, email marketing, and more. When he’s not hard at work helping people create better content, he can be found playing bass guitar, drinking fine beer, and chasing his dog around the house.
Online marketers are aware of the fact that they need to present unique value to the users, but they often forget about this element when creating Facebook Video Ads. Why should your target consumer watch your video? Will they learn something new? Will you help them solve a problem? These ads are not meant to be just fun; they need to show how your company is better than the competitive brands.
In addition to becoming a YouTube partner, you can use YouTube to promote affiliate offers from networks like Amazon.com. An example of how this works would be the video I did with Sally Chow on how to create a paperless office.
Facebook made all videos default to sound on, leading many to preemptively mute their computers or tabs while browsing. Instagram video ads are just as popular as Facebook video ads, if not more so! And new formats like in-stream video ads, Instagram Stories and Facebook Live have taken over.
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:
It’s no secret that social media (and the internet in general) is primarily accessed on mobile devices. And if the Facebook stats below are any indicator, it’s time for brands to start thinking of content and marketing from a mobile-first perspective:
Traditionally many affiliate programs were comprised of coupon and loyalty sites. As the industry matured, content bloggers came to take a more prominent place in many programs. Innovative programs are stretching the definition of an affiliate even more, partnering with schools, nonprofits, and individual professionals.
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The beauty of making money in affiliate marketing from blogging is that you can virtually write like a dog online and still get hordes of traffic from Bing, Google, and YaHoO, if you do the transformation business work and post fresh content everyday or every other day to your blog w/ affiliate ads around it. The money comes when least expected.
The user will either watch the actual video with sound, or he will keep scrolling down without paying attention to your offer. What makes the difference? It’s all about the uniqueness and quality of your ad. Let’s see how you can achieve the best effect.
Hi Chris I was wondering about how much time per day do you spend working your sites? I have a full time job now but am looking to supplement my income on the side for a while until I can do it full time.
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.
The sellers can track your performance through your affiliate ID and the affiliate softwares (eg. WP Affiliate Platform) that they use. You also have complete, real time access to all sales and commissions stats.
Once again, you have delivered a powerful, well-written idea. My only problem is that you are so inspirational I want to drop everything I’m currently doing to try out your ideas the minute they show up.
Being open and upfront about earning affiliate commission is another way not to appear pushy or as if you’re just trying to make a sale. This very useful and informative post contained a number of affiliate links and were I to want to buy one of those products or services mentioned, I would actively seek out this post and buy it through Sean as a way of saying thank you for such top information.
I think it really depends on what type of site you’re trying to build. For me, I don’t recommend all that much stuff on Amazon, and the payouts are low that it doesnt make a whole lot of sense to spend 8 hours on a 3,000 word tutorial blog post to try and sell a $10 book and make $.40 on it.
Why? People don’t have their guard up when they are researching a physical product to purchase (when compared to other purchase decisions online i.e. digital goods). So what I like to do is offer some type of freebie like a buyers guide or some type of information that provides more details about the products they’re researching.