As a blogger, your job is to create great content for your readers. But what if by creating this great content you were able to make extra money? What if I told you by becoming an affiliate you could make money by writing on your blog?
Affiliate marketing is a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer or advertiser pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated.
Sounds cool, huh?
Below is an outline on how to earn extra income by affiliate marketing.
First, choose a product/service that fits your blog audience. Once you’ve selected a product or service, you’ll want to choose an affiliate program. Check out Revolution Force’s affiliate program for Dating and Nutra offers.
Things to consider when choosing an affiliate program:
- Do they offer custom links?
- What type of tracking platforms do they use?
- Are the affiliate managers fast and responsive? Check out reviews on Affpaying or Affiliatefix and see what our affiliates say about the program.
- What type of commission do they offer?
You’ve chosen your product/service and now it’s time to promote on your blog.
5 Ways to Promote Your Affiliate Product
1. Write a Product Review
Product Reviews are one of the best ways to get people to click your affiliate links.
According to a 2013 study in Search Engine Journal, 79% of consumers trust online reviews. Seventy-nine percent is a lot, so it’s worth taking the time to review something on your blog
2. Write a Product Comparison Post
A product comparison post is similar to a review post, but instead of reviewing one product you’ll review multiple. Each product doesn’t need to be as in-depth as a product review, but it should highlight the main points.
Tips on how to review
- Think of a problem your readers may face and a solution they may consider.
- Think of a product you already use, or a user may already use and find alternatives to try.
- Pick some facts to highlight and discuss.
3. Make a Resource Page in Your Blog
What is this? It’s a page where your readers can find all the products and tools you use. This may be one of the most forgotten marketing tools in blogging, but one of the most beneficial.
Creating a place for your followers to visit and see what you use to achieve success is not only easy, but it’s a quick way to make money. Your followers already trust your opinion, which is why they’re following your blog, so giving them a page to see all the tools and products you use is a quick way to earn extra cash.
4. Placement of Links
This isn’t going to be the one to make you a ton of money, but it sure is simple. All you need to do is place your affiliate link to a product or service when it’s relevant to a post you’re already writing.
For example: Maybe you’re writing a blog post about a place you just traveled to, and one of the pictures you posted is of you holding your favorite camera. You could place an affiliate link to the camera you are holding in the picture.
You’re not writing an article about the camera, but it doesn’t hurt to place an affiliate link to the camera you’ve already posted about.
5. Write a Post Where an Expert is Seen Using the Product or Service
Instead of reaching out to an expert for their advice on a service, you’ll write an article where an expert has already reviewed the product/service, or you’ve seen an expert or celebrity use a product/service.
Example 1 Review of Service: Say Apple releases a brand-new product. All you need to do is find one expert who has reviewed the new product and in return, you’ll explain what you read or heard (could be a podcast) regarding the product.
*Make sure to add your affiliate link for the product throughout the text article.
Example 2 Use of product: Let’s say you see an image of a celebrity using a product you know a lot about. You could write a post about the product and include the celebrity using the product. Every time you use the product name, you’ll link the product name to your affiliate link.
Affiliate Marketing can be fun and a way for bloggers to make quick money. The best part is you’ll never have to create your own product and/or service because the product/service is already out there. You’re only job is to continue writing your blog and look for opportunities to place your affiliate links throughout your blog.
By: Lauren Van Sloten