The Best Way to Promote Affiliate Products with a Blog
Promoting affiliate products is one way to monetize blogs that I recommend.
The reason is because the commission is large and the process is not difficult. Promoting affiliate products on a blog is as easy as creating new content. For those of you who want to understand more about how, continue reading.
Previously, read this article about understanding affiliate marketing if you don’t already know.
Making a blog as an affiliate marketing platform means you’ll promote various products on your blog. If you’re wrong in doing this promotion, your loyal readers might run away.
Even though I said it had been easy, many bloggers did not have the proper mindset to become an affiliate marketer. Therefore, follow the following concepts.
Connect With Readers
The more visitors you trust in you, the higher their chances of buying the product you are promoting.
So it is vital to determine good relationships and build trust between blog owners and readers.
Build Traffic First
It’s good if your blog already features a permanent visitor first before beginning to monetize with any technique, including affiliate marketing.
Imagine if in the first article you had directly promoted the product, people who have just visited your website will not like.
Promote Products That Are Indeed Good
No matter how hard your business promotes the merchandise , if the merchandise itself isn’t good then nobody will buy.
Don’t be tempted by the percentage of commission offered by affiliate products. Make sure the standard is sweet and therefore the people that use the merchandise are satisfied.
Even better if the product you are promoting is already already or you are using.
Don’t Overdo It
Many blogs that I see like this. Every blog article is made to market a product. Moreover, the blog intentionally made just to place an affiliate link.
As a result, your visitors will not get the benefit of your blog.
Products that are relevant to the blog
It’s useless if your blog is about guitars but you’re promoting fitness products. Where does anyone want to buy.
Promote products that are in the same category. For example if your blog about WordPress tutorials, promote the WordPress plugin.
Now, that is the 5 mindset that you must hold and apply. Now let’s start with the steps from 0.
Steps To Promote Affiliate Products
1. Register on the affiliate network
The first thing we have to do, of course, is to register on the affiliate network. There are several networks that I can recommend for beginners:
• Amazon – physical product
• Clickbank – digital products
• Warriorplus – internet marketing product
• JVZoo – internet marketing products
• Envato – templates, scripts, plugins, graphic design
Registration on the affiliate network above is not difficult and does not require any conditions.
2. Choose affiliate products
After registering an account on the affiliate network, select the affiliate product that you will promote. From the 5 concepts above, then there are some guidelines that you can use in choosing a product.
Choose products that fit your blog topic, and choose the best.
A good product is usually seen from the number of reviews, the total rating, the number of buyers, etc. Almost all affiliate networks also have a feature to sort products from the most in demand.
Alternative ways to choose products and register
If the method 1 and 2 before we choose the network first and then register, we can also go back by selecting the product first and then registering on the network.
For example, because I am on this blog using Genesis Framework which provides an affiliate program, so I want to recommend this product. To do this, find out details about the affiliate program on the product website then register on the network.
For Genesis Framework, they use the ShareASale network. So to promote this product I registered there. There are also products that don’t use the affiliate network, it’s the same.
3. Save the affiliate link
Each product and network has a different link. Save links for all products that you want to promote to notepad or other documents to simplify the process.
4. Create content
Because we use blogs as a media to promote products, we must make the content. Forms of content that are commonly used are usually articles or videos.
Here are some types of effective content to insert affiliate links, along with tips.
Product review content
The most common and the most effective is creating content in the form of product reviews. People who are looking for product reviews are usually ready to buy. Your job is just to convince them.
Here are the rules for creating review content that you must hold to create effective and trusted content for others:
• Honest. Don’t lie about the product you are reviewing, don’t just mention the advantages. If there is indeed a lack of products, also convey.
• Personal. In product reviews, use “me” and “you” personal tones. So the content that you created is really a review and recommendation from you.
• Don’t review bad products.
Collection And Comparison Content
With collection and comparison content, you can promote more than one product at a time in one article. The following are examples of collection content and product comparisons:
• 30+ Tools for Blogger
• 5 Best Responsive WordPress Templates
• 7 Plugins to Prevent Your Blog from being Hacked
• Genesis Framework vs. Thesis Framework – Which is Better
Tutorial-shaped content can also sometimes you insert an affiliate link. Example tutorial content for example “How to Make a Professional Blog with WordPress”.
In that article I can enter some affiliate links, for example Bluehost as a blog hosting provider, NameCheap as a domain service, plugin recommendations, and template recommendations.Discounted content
Discounts are also very effective because it means they are ready to buy. There are affiliate products that do provide a cheaper price if purchased from an affiliate link or coupon than buying directly.
In addition to content, affiliate products can also be promoted with display banners such as AdSense. Some products provide the exact same banner size as AdSense, for example, 336 × 280, 300 × 250, 468 × 60, and others.
If it is not provided, you can also create your own banner.
There are 2 advantages of promoting affiliate products with blogs compared to advertising. First, it doesn’t damage the look of the website, and second, the commission that you get is much higher.
A good and properly promoted affiliate product will get a great conversion rate. The reason is because as you can see from the tutorial above that this product is “integrated” with the website and content.