To succeed as an affiliate marketer, promote products effectively for maximum profit. If you’re unsure where to begin, this guide is for you.
Affiliate marketing offers various products for sale, including physical and digital items. Opting for digital products like eBooks and software typically yields higher commissions, ranging from 50% to 100%.
Many affiliate products have upsells, allowing you to earn commissions on customer purchases. Promoting a digital product with a strong funnel can lead to significant earnings. To find the best products, explore reputable digital product affiliate marketplaces.
- Warrior Plus
Certain affiliate marketplaces specialize in the “make money online” niche, while others offer a wider range of products across various niches.
- Weight loss and fitness related products;
- Personal development and selfcare;
- Arts and crafts;
- Betting and gambling systems;
- Health and physical wellness;
Digital affiliate marketplaces offer a wide range of categories and products to promote. Finding a suitable platform for your niche is not difficult. While some marketplaces allow instant affiliate links, others require permission from the product vendor.
What Is An EPC In Affiliate Marketing?
Before we give tips on promoting affiliate products, let’s define EPC. EPC is earnings-per-click, measuring earnings from each affiliate link. It’s dependent on audience size and promotional strategies. Analyze EPC to count your profit.
Once you have your affiliate links then you need a way to get these out to your target market. In this article, we will show you 5 great ways, using which, you can promote affiliate products.
The concept here is a simple one – you provide valuable content on your blog, work to drive traffic to your content, and add an affiliate link to a related product within your blog posts.
If you create a blog about making money online, you can add categories and relevant content with affiliate links.
- Affiliate marketing
- Traffic generation
- Copywriting and conversions
- Product creation
- Social media marketing
You can add more categories. Find related digital products to promote as an affiliate on digital marketplaces. Check out what they offer.
To get started with blogging you will need the following:
- A domain name;
- Web hosting digital place;
- WordPress blogging platform; (Or some other blogging platforms but WordPress is the most popular and frequently used one. So, it’s better to start on WordPress, especially as a beginner in the field).
- A logo and a web header;
- Good quality content;
- Images and videos (all kinds of visuals you can use);
To succeed in affiliate marketing, you need a professional website. Avoid free blog templates from sites like Blogger.com as they look unprofessional. If visitors see you haven’t invested in a domain name and hosting, it will affect their purchasing decisions.
Tips on how to operate your blog to get the most out of it:
Starting a blog can be daunting due to the need for regular, high-quality content. It requires time, energy, and resources for successful operation. Unique, well-formatted, and SEO-optimized content is crucial.
Here are your options when it comes to adding high-quality content to your blog:
- Write the content yourself;
- Hire a good writer;
- Purchase PLR and make it unique;
If you can’t afford a professional, create content yourself. Even if you dislike writing, ensure it is well optimized. A high search engine rank will generate enough money to hire someone.
If you don’t like writing, find a skilled writer to create unique content for your blog. You can hire freelance writers to rewrite good PLR available on gig sites. This option is affordable and ensures consistent posting of quality content.
Extra Tip: don’t expect any profit for a time being.
Generating commissions from a blog requires time. Gain readers, attract targeted traffic, and share quality content on social media. Collaborate with niche bloggers for promotional campaigns. Provide a newsletter for visitors to join for email marketing.
Creating a blog is hard work, but it’s a valuable asset for communicating with your audience. Optimize blog posts for SEO to rank well in search engines.
If you’re in affiliate marketing, you know an email list is essential. Ignore those who say it’s dead. It’s tougher now, but you must do email marketing to promote digital products.
When searching for digital products to promote, check the product’s “affiliates page” where you’ll likely find pre-tested email swipes. You can modify them slightly while maintaining the core message.
To get started with email marketing you will need:
- An autoresponder service;
- An incentive to offer your visitors in exchange for their email address;
- A welcome email;
- An email sequence that the new subscriber receives over the first few days of their subscription;
Research and choose from various providers for your email needs. Starting at $20 per month, prices increase as your email list grows. An autoresponder service is essential to save time and minimize errors.
Build a list of interested subscribers to communicate with anytime. Send automated sequences and broadcast messages frequently. Welcome emails have the highest open rates (around 60%).
Don’t forget to send an email for promo campaigns, especially if they benefit subscribers (like giveaways, charity events, special day and holiday sales). Email marketing is still a powerful way to promote digital products.
YouTube Video Marketing
YouTube and video marketing are often ignored for promoting digital products. YouTube is the second largest website in terms of views. Collaborating with popular YouTubers in your niche can greatly benefit your business. However, becoming a successful YouTuber takes time and effort.
If you have not noticed yet, people prefer to watch a video these days over reading a lot of text.
Digital marketers shy away from making videos because they don’t want to be on camera. However, this shouldn’t stop them as they can hire someone or collaborate with a YouTube influencer for their video marketing.
Did you know videos can be made without appearing on camera? They work well for product reviews, but people often want to see the creator to establish trust.
We recommend that you create review videos where you actually demonstrate the good things about the product you are promoting.
To make a successful YouTube video content you will need:
- Screen recording software;
- Access to the product you are promoting;
- A good quality camera or any recording equipment with high resolution (even a smartphone could work);
- A good microphone;
- Video editing software for the post recording work;
For a product review, you can either show the item and a limited part of your body without revealing your face, or briefly show your face at the beginning and end of the video. Focus on demonstrating product usage and highlighting its benefits.
To avoid speaking in videos, use captions. Record visuals first, then add voiceover to minimize mistakes. It takes longer but if you need to re-record, voiceover is quicker.
SEO optimization for a YouTube video content:
Optimize YouTube videos for SEO. It’s a social media site and search engine, following Google’s SEO principles. To appear in related keyword search results, pay attention to:
- Optimizing your title (main keywords should be put at the beginning of your video title); Furthermore, you title should match your video content. Otherwise, it will be labeled as a clickbait and there’s a higher chance of high bounce rates, no proper engagements with your channel and less overall profit. So called clickbait videos are simply not fitted for professional YouTube channels so be aware.
- Optimizing your description (again use other keywords here, it’s the same thing as meta description on Google);
- Using the right tags;
- Using the right hashtags;
- Having an appealing thumbnail;
Provide detailed descriptions in your video to address potential viewer questions, but also direct them to the video description for additional key information.
Don’t forget to put links to your other social media platforms, your website, specific product on your website that you are reviewing in a particular video, links to your sponsors’ channels or websites when needed.
Tags increase video visibility and attract interested viewers, potentially leading to trending page placement and wider audience reach via YouTube algorithm.
A good thumbnail won’t boost SEO, but can attract more clicks than competitors. High click-through rates are crucial, so don’t underestimate its importance. Place your affiliate link in the first line of your description for maximum visibility.
The good thing about paid traffic is that you can get results really fast. You have a number of different options when it comes to paid traffic methods. The most common ones are:
- Pay Per Click (PPC) ads – (e.g. Google Adwords, Microsoft Ads);
- Social Media ads – (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn);
- Native ads;
- Banner ads;
- Solo ads;
For PPC and social media ads, a high-quality landing page is necessary. Google, Facebook, and certain native ad networks require it. While Microsoft Ads allows linking to an affiliate offer in some cases, we advise against it.
Your landing page pre-sells the offer.
The landing page needs to be fairly brief but it should add value to the visitor. Convince the reader that they need to click through to the affiliate offer to find out more about the product, for example.
Native ads are effective as they blend in with the content on popular websites, making them ideal for general affiliate offers like weight loss products. This ensures that the majority of viewers are interested in the niche.
With PPC ads you use related keywords to drive traffic and with social media ads, you can create a targeted audience for your campaigns.
Banner ads are not very effective. Solo ads can work with the right email list and offer. Before using paid traffic, do research, compare options, and choose a reputable ad seller, especially for solo ads.
Social Media Marketing
Marketing on social media can be considered to be one of the least expensive, most effective and the most widespread marketing option nowadays. The most popular social networks are:
- Tik Tok
For your SMM campaign, choose one or two platforms, but aim for a strong presence on as many as possible. If on a budget, do it yourself using tutorials. Later, consider hiring a professional.
What you need to know about Social Media Marketing:
It’s not about simply posting links to your content or few pictures with some tags.
Identify target audience and preferred platforms. Use Facebook and join groups to promote offers, but be cautious of being removed for spam.
To promote business affiliate products, use LinkedIn. TikTok is a growing platform for the younger generation. Pinterest is mostly used by females.
You can certainly make commissions using social media platforms. Post useful content and try to engage people. Once they know, like, and trust you then they will be more likely to check out anything that you recommend.
In SMM, every detail matters. Generating traffic, engaging the target audience, and driving profit require careful consideration of timing, platform selection, posting schedule, updates, utilizing beneficial features, tagging, linking, presentation, and quality content.
Affiliate marketing can boost profits quickly. Include the discussed options in your strategy, tailored to your business needs. Share experiences or ask questions in the comments.