In this video she says that it doesn’t count and that you don’t have to check the box for affiliate links. However, I still give disclosure about it when I link to affiliates in the description of the video.
After creating eBook, it’s time to create a landing page for your blog. A landing page is where your visitors lands, and that page attracts the visitor and makes him give his email/buy the ebook/subscribe to your blog etc.
Affiliate networks that already have several advertisers typically also have a large pool of publishers. These publishers could be potentially recruited, and there is also an increased chance that publishers in the network apply to the program on their own, without the need for recruitment efforts by the advertiser.
I have a couple of blogs I’d like to turn into affiliate sites. I can’t seem to even get started with CJ (Commission Junction). When I try to join a vendor, I automatically get declined. I haven’t even started, so I have idea why I may be “blacklisted” automatically.
So true. There is no right and wrong, and everyone is going to do it slightly different. It comes down to trying a bunch of stuff, doing it with authenticity, and then seeing what your audience thinks from there!
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Your affiliate link can be in the form of a download URL, an introduction URL or only the home of the product vendor. However, do not forget to attach your affiliate ID such that in case a customer purchases the product, you will be paid your commission.
Hey Chris, ok I have an affiliate site with 2000 products. Is their a plugin or something to let me know if a product is no longer available. Or is their a plugin that checks links everyday automatically to let me know if their is a problem. Nothing worse than clicking a link to find out the page is no longer available. I’m not about to click all my links to check either.
I love affiliate marketing because it’s a very simple, transparent for earning an income online. It’s not about joining some pyramid scheme where you have to recruit people to sell random products (I really hate those programs.)
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Formerly Commission Junction, CJ Affiliate by Conversant reaches millions of consumers shopping online through their affiliate marketing network. The Conversant, Inc. companies include Commission Junction, Dotomi, Greystripe, Mediaplex, and ValueClick Media.
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Always know the Terms of Service for the programs in which you are participating. For example, some programs do not allow you to include affiliate links in emails like Amazon Associates (this even includes links in posts that get sent to subscribers via email).
Seize control: This new ad format gives advertisers more control over their Facebook marketing than ever before. With in-stream ads, you can choose who receives your content, as well as which publishers within Facebook’s Audience Network you want your content pushed to. Take the time to adequately research your target consumer, including their likes, interests and favorite publishers – and don’t just blindly trust your agencies either. Do your own research, too.
Great visual of how affiliate marketing works! I will be sure to share this with my new affiliates when they sign up. Many of them sign up because they know they want to be an affiliate marketer but still don’t know what it actually is.
I’ll use MoneySavingExpert.com as an example again. The site has over 154,000 likes on its Facebook page and it connects with the audience by sharing links to content but also asking money-saving/budgeting related questions. The highly engaged readers then visit the website, where they read content and no doubt make purchases.
So, each year he spent as a corporate drone was getting harder and harder for him. Maybe it was the routine; maybe it was the fatigue caused by the constant pressure of overworking and chasing deadlines. The bottom line was that it was time to do something about it. Finally, he took a gap year that has now lasted two years already and is unlikely to end anytime soon.
Great stuff here Sean – thanks for all of these insights and sharing some best practices when it comes to affiliate marketing. I’ve never been comfortable giving it a shot, but after reading this post and your perspective on how and when to do it, I may just have to give it a try. Especially considering I’m already mentioning and recommending services and products on my site, I’m just not getting the potential rewards associated with doing so. Thanks again.
However, by the same token, Facebook posts have a shorter lifespan. In the stream-like flow of the news feed, once a video stops getting likes and shares it quickly sinks to the bottom, rarely to be heard from again. It’s hard to search for old Facebook videos and linking to them directly is problematic. These are huge hurdles.
Instead of using affiliate links as a blogger, you could monetize your online presence on social media. Many social networking sites allow users to place affiliate links within posts, profiles, and updates. This means you can use popular social sites with millions of active users on them to promote products as an affiliate.
Hey Chris – really good of you to post this insightful and immediately useful article. It is obvious you are a top pro. Am new to the game but learning the ropes and highly respect top guys and their wisdom.
With video ads estimated to occupy 15 percent of digital advertising market by 2017, Facebook was well aware how lucrative it can be to make the option available to Facebook marketers and to edge out competitors such as YouTube. The company has also incorporated the following features with video ads:
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Ok, seeing my income is great and all but how does it help you? Well, the reason I show a screen shot is to make sure you know that the advice I’m sharing is based on stuff I truly know and that this isn’t just another one of those list posts built on fluff that sucks.
Expect a lot of hard work. Many people breaking into affiliate marketing expect to get rich quick. However, it takes a lot of work to get your affiliate marketing business off the ground, especially in the early stages. Some marketers work 12 hours each day, seven days a week as they try to launch and develop their platforms.
To those on the outside, affiliate marketing can seem like a black box. It’s inner workings are mysterious to most marketers and in many companies it’s not treated with the same seriousness as other channels. Some marketers, only familiar with the bad reputation acquired by some industry players in the 2000s, deride it as a source of spam and little more.
This is necessary because of the competitive nature of affiliate marketing and to be able to make money online. Daily, new techniques and methods are developed; you wouldn’t want to be left behind while new trends take over.
Very nice article! Affiliate marketing is perfect for bloggers as long as they offer quality content and are upfront about it. If people are willing to donate money to YouTubers via Patreon, why wouldn’t they buy something that they want or need through the site or blog of someone that offers them great content and support his or her efforts? It’s a win – win kind of deal.
If you haven’t already, it’s always a good idea to set up social media accounts. These are great platforms to promote your content as well as implement an affiliate marketing strategy. This gives you a chance to connect with your audience, share your videos, and promote relevant affiliate products/services.
The move is a timely one given Facebook’s recent efforts to attract long-form original programming to its platform, as opposed to the short, shareable videos that users already consume fleetingly in their news feeds. Earlier this month, the company announced the launch of a new platform called “Watch,” where it plans to surface original video series from a wide range of publishers and content creators.
Sell what you know. To start, you should stick to selling products or services that you’re familiar with. Online marketers call this process “picking your niche.”  You should select a niche that represents your current interests or your occupation.