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.
Brands have experienced notable success by publishing Facebook videos—especially “native” Facebook videos (as opposed to links from YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, or video content published on other platforms)—according to research conducted by analytics firm eMarketer.
Anything is fair game in the world of YouTube, so get creative. Your affiliate links will be included in the description below the video, and you can incorporate affiliate links to products and services in a number of ways.
First, look at the products you already use. And remember, by promoting a product, you’re putting your own reputation on the line. Say your site, email campaign, or social media platform caters to new entrepreneurs – it’s a given that these entrepreneurs all need websites. related to webhosting or theme development are both great candidates and can be big earners, especially if you communicate your positive experiences. In comparison, trying to sell a weight-loss program on your business site would probably be a real turnoff for your audience, as it would be out of context.
You put a CPA ad on your site. A reader clicks on it and is asked to complete some sort of action such as purchasing a product, signing up for a newsletter, providing an email address, printing a coupon or subscribing to something. You get paid when the reader completes the required action.
One thing I do is have websites that are set up in lower competition niches where the items typically aren’t as expensive and where it’s easier to sell these products in larger quantities ($50 or less). Then I have other niche sites that sell more expensive products at much higher prices ($XXX – $X,XXX) that are sold less frequently. So this way I get to use the increased quantity of sales from these lower priced product websites to help me get up into higher payout brackets so instead of making 6% on that high end item I’ll get 8% instead.
Review sites feature reviews of products/services that the marketer has tried and can attest for. Each product/service review includes a link or banner ad that will take customers to the merchant partner’s website. The advantage of review sites is that they require less frequent updates. Marketers simply have to make minor tweaks to their websites to ensure that search engines continue to list the website in their search results.
To increase your monetization, ensure that as many people as you can watch your product review video so that you can increase your income. There is only one way of making your video sell, deliver high-quality content in your video and see your YouTube sales swell.
Second, don’t forget that SEO works with YouTube videos as well. For instance, you could link to your video page from your blog, from guest posts, from blog comments and so on. This should boost your rankings both inside YouTube’s search and Google’s one.
CNET attributes the popularity and growth of Facebook Video and Live to the prevalence of users accessing Facebook via mobile noting “most of these [1 billion] mobile phones have a camera on them, and since all of them are connected to the internet, they’re each a Facebook Live stream waiting to happen.” At the end of Q2 2016, Facebook’s mobile daily active users (DAUs) and monthly DAUs were 1.03 billion and 1.57 billion respectively (both figures represent at least a 20% year-over-year growth).
All CPA marketers put their eggs in one basket. I’ve seen plenty of the greats go from zero to hero and vice versa several time in their careers. The smart ones learn to build their own business in the process and pimp their products to CPA newbies (where the real money is). So if your only focus is to make the most money you can I would advise you not to spend it all because that business model won’t last.
I try to personally just err on the side of being as transparent as possible about my relationship with the brand. So if they gave me a free product, and I’m not getting compensated for it, I’ll just say that. If it’s an affiliate relationship, like they have no idea who I am, that I’m even talking about it, but I do get a small percentage of the sale, thank you. I just try personally just to be– because trust is the main thing, like currency with your viewers that is most important. And anything that could kind of potentially violate that, personally I’m just like, I want to be completely up front with you guys about everything, whatever’s going on, so there’s no questions. And you guys can always feel like you can trust what I’m saying.
However, more recent examples exist of “thin” affiliate sites that are using the affiliate marketing model to create value for Consumers by offering them a service. These thin content service Affiliates fall into three categories:
I have never tried to make money with Amazon. So far, I just make money with Google Adsense, but your post make me want to try get more income with Amazon. I might will need more references to start it.
You don’t need to be convinced. You know how powerful – and popular – Facebook is right now! What you need are ways to attract fans, get answers to your questions, and the ability to harness this powerful site and help your organization get the most out of its online presence.
If you already have a list of at least a few hundred people and are planning to sell services like coaching, consulting, design, writing or other professional services (as in legal advice, finance, or real estate) in the short term, it’s probably best to hold off on affiliate marketing.
If you have a Twitter account, and want to earn money from Amazon with your affiliate link, simply grab the link to the product, and shorten it, using a service like bit.ly. This lets you share the link quickly on Twitter, while still giving your followers the same benefit as if you sent them the full, long link.
Thanks Chris – – the only other thought I had was the states that Amazon has pulled out of due to that “internet tax” issue….do you ever get concerned about this as it seemed of have really had a massive impact on those with amazon affiliate income.
Hey guys. Great post with detailed, actionable content. I would like to add my ‘2 cents’ if that’s ok. You are absolutely right with offering a ‘free gift’ in exchange for someone’s name and email address but I have found short reports have worked best for me. If you give away too much information for free they don’t tend to get consumed so the trust isn’t built with your subscriber. Your free gift is the first point of contact with your prospect so it’s unlikely they will read an entire ebook but if you give them a short report which they are able to consume in about 20 mins and they get tremendous value from they are more likely to listen to you in the future and buy your recommendations. A big mistake i see a lot of affiliates make is the content they use for their free giveaway. They think just because it’s given away for free that they can just throw together some PLR material and use that. Unfortunately that doesn’t cut it these days and will damage your relationship with your prospect rather than strengthen it. The best way is to carry out some research in your marketplace and see what pains and frustrations your prospects have and create your free giveaway around that.
Basically, you’re just recommending certain products through your YouTube videos and when people click on your affiliate links and purchase products from the merchant, you get a commission from each of the sales you generate. There are many affiliate programs in which you can participate – for instance, Amazon and Apple Store have affiliate programs that allows you to earn commission by promoting their products.
An Email Autoresponder: A service that sends email automatically after one subscribes to your blog and lets you set email courses for specified time. Eg: You want to send 1 email to subscriber for the first 10 days after he subscribes, this service providers let you do it.
Affiliate marketing can be said to be one of the cheapest and quickest ways to make money online since it involves no products creation of any kind. All you need to do is to link up a buyer and seller; once the sale is made, you earn your commission.
This is so good it could be published as a book. Easily the best post on affiliate marketing I have ever seen. I will need to take some time off one weekend and go through this and implement properly.
As you saw in the previous Facebook stat, Instagram is contributing quite a bit to Facebook’s overall advertising numbers. In fact, it makes up 20% of Facebook’s mobile ad revenue, up from 15% last year.
Affiliate programs repeatedly top income reports for high-earning bloggers. In exchange for your promotion of a third-party product, you will receive a percentage of sales every time a customer makes a purchase through your link.
Disclosure: Please note that links to merchants mentioned within this post might be using an affiliate link which means that – at zero cost to you – I might earn a commission if you buy something through that affiliate link. That said, I never recommend anything I don’t personally use and find to be a valuable asset to my business.