Are you looking to increase affiliate marketing sales? Since we continuously discuss affiliate marketing tips on this blog, today, I want to share with you 5 ideas on how you can promote affiliate products and where you can legitimately use your affiliate link.
In this article, I will show you what is possible to do with affiliate marketing business, because if you think it is only for bloggers and YouTubers – you’re wrong. It’s possible to increase affiliate marketing sales by doubling or tripling the number of channels your links are promoted at.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
1 – Write blog articles to promote products
Well, that is, of course, the most obvious option. Nevertheless, it can be a good source of income, especially for bloggers and vloggers. You don’t have to wait for companies to approach you with a contract and offer you a direct advertisement. You can start promoting products via affiliate marketing!
This way, you can also show potential companies that you can be a good affiliate and bring in sales, so they might contact you later with a partnership deal.
2 – Show ads on your blogs
This option is also a bit obvious, of course. But if you have a website that already has a great deal of traffic and plenty of targeted visitors, this might be a good idea. Almost all advertisers offer promotional materials for affiliates. These are typically banners, ready-to-use content for newsletters, graphics, and screenshots.
If you have a blog and display Adsense, it’s a good idea to evaluate your traffic’s value and see if Adsense still pays out. You might make a bigger profit displaying banners hyperlinked with affiliate links.
This way, you can potentially reduce the advertising space, contributing to better user experience on the page yet still making more money in the process.
The other benefit of displaying affiliated banners (as oppose to Adsense) is that you have full control over the ads your visitors see and reduce the noise of annoying animated video ads.
3 – Promote discount codes and offers
Many advertisers provide special discount codes and offer for their affiliates. This is designed to encourage sales, create a sense of urgency, and make the advertisement “beneficial” to the potential buyer.
This helps the advertisers secure more sales while providing your audience with special discounts and providing them an extra reason to make a purchase.
The disadvantage is that these discounts and coupon codes are (oftentimes) only available for a short period of time. You will have to keep an eye on the offer and replace the coupon codes as soon as they become stale. If you run a PPC or any other kind of promotion, you would also keep an eye on the deadline to avoid paying for an ad that is no longer relevant.
4 – Post product feeds on your website
In addition to simple links and banners, it is also possible to place complete product feeds on your website. This saves a great deal of time, adding the products manually.
For example, you can “copy and paste” a complete shop (of someone else, with your affiliate links) on your website.
Although adding a feed is relatively easy, it still requires a certain level of technical background. However, once you manage to go past the initial set up phase, you will literally need not do anything. This is the ideal case scenario for those looking to create passive income streams.
5 – Incorporate email marketing
Yes, email marketing still remains the most powerful and valuable form of online marketing, often beating social media and direct website traffic. The only thing to keep in mind is that you have to check advertisers’ TOS to make sure using their affiliate links in newsletters is allowed. This is not very common but could be a problem in some cases.
Thanks to email marketing, you can promote your affiliate products on many more channels other than your website. You can use an email list collected from your social media or other targeted resources, as long as it’s legit and targeted.
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As we have already mentioned on our blog before, it’s possible to make money online without a website and you can definitely increase affiliate marketing sales easily. If you have been into affiliate marketing for some time, you must know that there are dozens of channels you can tune into and legitimately promote your products in a none-invasive and readers-friendly way.
Always remember to constantly increase the channels you promote your products through, that way you can eventually work less and earn more.