You can make money on YouTube by doing affiliate marketing, which is including links to products you review and use in your videos that will track a purchase. If someone makes a purchase using your affiliate link, you receive a small commission for the sale. Melea is an expert in affiliate marketing and joins us to give us some tips for how to make money on YouTube with affiliate links.
It’s not a good idea to post your affiliate links directly in Twitter—that can be taken as spamming. Instead, try writing valuable content on your own site, such as a review of the product you’re selling, and putting your ClickBank link inside the review. Then use Twitter to give your followers a link to your review, NOT your product.
Truly I found this to be the most comprehensive information on affiliate marketing on the web. Worthy point about reviewing online courses before you promote them to protect your reputation. I have been burn before not taking this extra step and I eventually tested the product and turn out to be trash. Thanks for sharing!
A common way to separate webinar content from product content is using the webinar to explain what you need to do to achieve a certain goal, and leaving the product to dive into (or facilitate) the how.
I am an affiliate of many networks such as Commission Junction, LinkShare, ShareaSale, SpreadShirt, Clickbank, Amazon and more. It’s really not about the network, it’s more about the relevant products that you promote on your website.
Tip 4: If you’re a beginner, it’s important that you realize it make take more than a few days before you start making sales. While it is possible to earn affiliate commissions with Amazon within a few days of creating a campaign, realistically you shouldn’t expect to start making sales within the first 14-30 days. It takes time for your website to carve out a space on the internet. However, if you are determined and post 1 new blog post and 1 new video each day for your first 30 days, you hold a way higher chance of earning affiliate commissions within the first 30 days.
The more videos that you can get your viewers to watch, the more ads they will see. Similarly, if you can get users to come to your channel from other sites, such as Facebook, and have a long session viewing many videos, YouTube will give you more prominence in related videos.
Now there are people/colleagues who are trying to compete for the same keywords as mines, as they are aware that I’m making a living out of it, but this only means that I’ll add more content and focus even more on creating super detailed and useful/shareable guides.
If you’ve followed these steps, you will now find yourself running a goal-driven campaign with ads that not only attract views, but also drive qualified leads to make a transaction on your site. Can’t do that with a TV ad now, can you?
It only makes sense for us to discuss affiliate marketing YouTube strategies. As video becomes more and more prominent, this is a trend that’s just not going away—so the sooner you can hop on board and utilize your YouTube, the better.
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.
Since the emergence of affiliate marketing, there has been little control over affiliate activity. Unscrupulous affiliates have used spam, false advertising, forced clicks (to get tracking cookies set on users’ computers), adware, and other methods to drive traffic to their sponsors. Although many affiliate programs have terms of service that contain rules against spam, this marketing method has historically proven to attract abuse from spammers.
Imagining a person you’re talking to. Many people make videos and simply “talk to the camera.” Instead, picture that the camera is someone you know. Maybe it’s your mom or dad, a good friend, or a co-worker. Talk to that person as if they’re there, and you will come off as more personable in your video.
High Level Affiliates: Focuses on mass market media buys and hugely scalable traffic sources. Often trades convenience (self serve traffic sources) for direct buys with better margins and all of the pie. Greater risk involved, more capital required.
Hey Aloys, it’s really too tough to say because the earnings can vary between every single website you look at. If I had guess it’d be probably 5 – 10 or maybe more (probably more) but even then this is based on a guess because earnings will always vary.
Hi Sean, a long time reader here. I am tinkering at the edges to start an affiliate website, did my homework about keyword research and product selection etc. but I am still unsure if I will be able to pursue the visitors to buy the product.
Now imagine this – your income will be much higher if you have larger commissions per sale. In that case, you don’t even need to achieve millions of views per video – a few thousand views should do the trick. However, before you begin to count your earnings, you have to apply yourself.
Thank you so much for a clear and concise breakdown of the Amazon Associate program. I’ve been ready (finally) to make the jump and have been working out my monetization strategies. This tutorial has not only helped me better understand how the program works, but has also given me some other – much simpler – ideas for other niche sites that I can get up and going very quickly! I appreciate your hard work and the effort you put into this. I look forward to reading more from you.