Affiliate marketing is one modern way of making money in 2020. Affiliate marketing is nothing new. The concept has been around well before the internet was even established. But has taken off as a result.
Check out What is Affiliate Marketing here.
Social media has significantly helped affiliate marketers extend the reach of their campaigns and make more residual income.
If you are new to affiliate marketing, the first steps you need to take are to identify what niche or product you want to promote and register for an affiliate network like ClickBank.
Your job is to send traffic to your link(s) and/or website(s). Then, when sales are made from your traffic, you get paid. That’s it. And there are many ways to generate traffic. Some are free. For example, sharing the link to your Facebook page and your friends sharing the post.
An example of paid traffic is Facebook Ads
In this guide, we look at Three Proven Ways you can leverage Social Media for your Affiliate Marketing Campaign.
Create an Affiliate Redirect Link
After years of social media use, most people can easily recognize an affiliate marketing link, and they will hardly click on it. One of the best tips that successful affiliate marketers have used extensively is by creating redirect links to the site with the products. Compared to affiliate links, redirect links are much cleaner and more attractive to your fans and followers.
The minute they get to the retailer’s landing page, there is a higher chance that they will make a purchase.
Publish Quality and Valuable Content
Many affiliate marketers give up after a few slow initial months. Social media strategists have found out that bugging your followers and fans with products all the time will decrease your conversion rate. Strive to create and publish useful content that will entice your followers to click on the redirect link. Use the link as a call-to-action strategy and will have greater results. You can deliver your content in the form of blog posts, YouTube videos, infographics, podcasts, social media posts, et al.
The most successful affiliate marketers use the products they are promoting, and they sound more convincing in the content they publish.
Use Images of the Products
It helps your marketing campaigns if you post pictures of the products you are promoting on social media. You can also use screenshots of the retailer’s site next to your redirect link. Ensure that the images are of high quality to pick the interest of your followers encouraging them to click on the redirect link.
Statistics show that 70% of social media users use the platforms to gather product information and make a buying decision. Also, most of the social media sites have features that allow you to track the number of people who saw your posts, as well as the percentage of individuals who clicked on your redirect link. As an affiliate marketer, you can help them make the decision by providing easy access to the products they need and earn a handsome income for it.
I truly hope that you found this blog on 3 Ways to Use Affiliate Marketing With Social Media useful and that you’re able to apply them right away to begin increasing traffic and conversion.
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If you’d like to learn more about Affiliate Marketing you can watch this video OR read this blog. For a better understanding, you can do both 😀