If you love writing and you’ve created your own blogging website solely for the purpose of writing amazing and compelling content, then that is usually what a blogger does. But, there are some smart enough to monetize the content that they put up on a regular basis.
Do you actually earn money through your content? As a means of just uploading them, no. However, with the right affiliate programs, you can actually generate some revenues if you have a careful plan.
Today, I am going to help you make your first sale using affiliate marketing. Before anything else, though, what exactly is it?
Well, here’s how affiliate marketing works: you create some amazing content, choose a partner through an affiliate program, and then share or promote their product by using their affiliate links and placing them strategically in your content pieces.
Whenever someone clicks on the affiliate link, they will then be directed towards a product page and every time someone actually buys using the link that you’ve provided, you get a cut from every sale that you’ve generated (also known as commissions).
Always Choose a Quality Product
The premise of affiliate marketing is for you to go out there and find the right online merchants to partner with. You will then promote their products or services through your online content.
Now, when choosing your partner merchant, you have to select one that is actually related to the content of your blog. You cannot sell fat-loss supplements if your blog is all about video games.
Furthermore, the products that you will recommend to your readers should be something that helps them solve a particular problem. So, if your blog is all about video games and your partner merchant happens to sell powerbanks, then you can write articles about that.
In addition, it would be best to ask your partner merchant to give you a sample of the product so that you can test it for yourself. Research on the product itself over the internet to find out what other people think about it.
Promoting Your Affiliate Product
Once you are given an affiliate product, it is your duty as an internet marketer to promote the product online. There are numerous ways you can promote the product, such as:
- Writing Product Reviews- Consumers are actually pretty smart nowadays in that they look for product reviews before they actually make a purchase. That being said, it is useful that you write reviews of the affiliate product you’re going to market. That is why it is imperative that you actually had hands-on experience with the product to give a clear and honest review.
- Write a Product Comparison Article- This is somewhat similar to the one above, but instead of reviewing one product, you actually review multiple products to make a good comparison. People love comparison posts simply because they get to see which product is better in the same category.
- Don’t Forget to Add as Many Links as Possible- It is your job to promote the products of your partner merchant, which is why you want to embed as many affiliate links as you can on your content. But, do so in a way that actually feels and looks natural to your readers. Otherwise, they will deem it as forced and they will think of you as someone who’s just in for the money and nothing else.