Most bloggers know about advertising, sponsored posts and getting paid directly from brands, but many bloggers are not fully monetizing their blogs. Affiliate marketing is a method to earn more funds and promote various brands and never having to go out as well as form a relationship with each. Chances are you are already promoting products and linking for them. With affiliate marketing you can earn a portion of the sales you refer.
There are many approaches to be an affiliate. Most bloggers join with an affiliate network because it’s a one-stop destination to find many programs to become listed on. You apply on the network and then connect with individual programs inside the network. They give you special links make use of or banner advertisings that track clicks and sales. You can link to an internet site or to a selected product. When someone clicks with your link or ad and makes a purchase you make a percent in the sale, usually close to 10%. Some programs offer you a percent of any sales using their company website from someone who originated from your link, approximately 30 days or maybe longer.
The advantage of joining a network is you manage various businesses and receive money from the network, rather than receiving individual checks as well as logging onto distinct sites. You usually get paid once per month and you can log in and see your current sales and precisely what you’re making anytime.
Choose Relevant Affiliate Programs
Affiliate ads pay per action, which means that readers will need to click on the ad and then either sign up or register for something, or make a purchase before you get paid for the action. The more relevant the ad is to your content, the higher the likelihood visitors will click on the ad and perform the desired action.
Create Content That Sells
“Think of affiliate ads as additional resources that complement your content,” says Truong. “Don’t put up a list of your favorite books, hoping people will click on the affiliate link and purchase the books just because you listed them. Take some time to write a detailed review, and use affiliate ads to point them in the right direction if they decide to act on your information.”
You could do a post about your favorite plugins and include affiliate links to any paid ones. Many affiliate programs will allow you to promote products directly on social media. We’ve seen fashion bloggers directly link to buy pages on Facebook.
Integrate Affiliate Links Appropriately
One way to do this is to keep the majority of your content ad-free.
“What we would recommend to people is to think of 5-10 great pages that you could use to promote affiliate offers related to your niche. Then link to those money pages from your sidebar, footer or somewhere else that will give them a lot of visibility from the other pages on your site. Keep the rest of your site ad-free,” says Spence. “The goal is not to monetize every page, but for every page to be a potential gateway to monetization.”
We hope that this helps you understand how affiliate marketing works enough so that you can get started.