Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn passive income, and has exploded in popularity over the last few years. Affiliate options are available for most online businesses these days, some of which offer quite reasonable commission rates. Consider consulting a marketing company, like Nuanced Media that focuses on Phoenix brand development, when starting to sell via affiliates.

Today we are discussing 7 tips for increase your marketing for your affiliate programs.

  1. Create how to’s and tutorials:
    This works best for physical product sales via your website. Take your selected affiliate product and write up or create a video on how to use it. Talk about things like the product specifications, features and benefits. You can then add the affiliate sale as an integral part of the content.
  2. Use Facebook ads:
    Create a Facebook ad and target it towards your specific products target audience. Facebook has a great tool when it comes to creating ads and the vast number of people using the platform on a daily basis offers a potential customer base of hundreds of millions. Try using 3 or 4 ads and then keep renewing the best performers, the Facebook advertising platform makes this super easy and also offers great analytics on your ads.
  3. Add your product to your mailing list:
    Using a mail program like mailchimp can make email management a breeze. Send your affiliate product out to your subscribers with an engaging piece of copy and wait for the money to roll in.
  4. Guest post:
    Approach well founded and sustainable blogs to do a guest post for them. In this post you can point back to your own blog and generate more traffic, and hopefully more sales! Target a blog or website with massive amounts of traffic for the best results, and remember to write a great piece of content, providing value every step of the way.
  5. Know your product in and out:
    Knowing what you are selling is a crucial part of selling, if you can summarize your product in 5 words or less then you are on the right track. Adding high quality images of your product in use as well as with a white background is a great way to increase your sales. You will be surprised how much difference a professional photo will make!
  6. Endorsements:
    The best way to sell a product is to have high authority sites talking about you and your website. The authority will send a lot of traffic to your website and that will end up in conversions to sales and more commission pay for you!
  7. Follow the rules:
    The product you are promoting will have certain rules which make up the affiliate program agreement. It’s crucial to read this agreement through and fully understand what you can and can’t do with the product, for example some companies won’t let you bid on the brand name or run paid advertising for the product.