Whatever kind of products or services that you choose to promote there are effective ways in which to get the word out about them. Most choose a combination of ways which I will talk about below to market the affiliate products that they choose for their particular targeted audience. The first of which is Pay Per Click. (PPC)
Pay Per Click
Pay Per Click or Simply put, PPC can be done on various social media networks and search engines such as Facebook, or Google via Google Adwords. To do this you need to set up an account and choose the targeted options, be it keywords. or a specific demographic in which to market your advertisements to. In my opinion, PPC is best used for higher priced items with very effective, tried and tested sales pages with high conversion rates or to help build your email list.
Social Media Marketing
By setting up and fully using the right social media networks, you can promote your products and services without being pushy and obvious. The key with social media is to engage in a authentic way with others, share other people’s stuff, make useful comments, and give your audience valuable information to read by linking to your blog or other content that you’ve developed If you simply try to push your product or service people will disengage from you so don’t be pushy.
Try to be selective and only join social media that your target audience uses, and don’t join unless you plan to actively participate. Fill out all your profiles fully, and then develop a content strategy only for that social media. It’s boring to just repeat the same exact thing across all social media networks. There is simply no point in that and people will get bored quickly.
I’ve told you this and i’ll repeat it again! The money is in the list, and I mean it. If you don’t realize it by now it’s imperetive you must build an email list of your target audience. Note! I said your “Targeted Audience” If you’re not collecting information from your social media, blog or website visitors you’re wasting a truly valuable opportunity.
By collecting information about your target audience, then using email to educate, engage, interact and enlighten your audience, over time you’ll explode your affiliate marketing income. There is truly no better way to give yourself a raise than via email marketing.
The point of content marketing is to create keyword rich content that is interactive, educational and inspirational with a clear call to action. To use content marketing to promote your affiliate products you can do any or all of the following:
• Article Marketing
• Create a website
• Create YouTube Videos
• Design Infographics
• Develop a Whitepaper
• Publish an eBook
• Write an eReport
• Write Social Media Posts
• and more
All of these ways to market affiliate products and or services involve creating content. Content can consist of text, images, sound or a combination of all of them. The important thing about content is that it is targeted and performs a specific function such as to teach someone how to do something, or tell them why they should do something, or otherwise gives them the information that they need at the time they are searching for it.
Eventually, you’ll learn what works best for your target audience, but you can’t figure that out without getting started. Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make a full time living from the comfort of your home, or the local coffee shop (it’s up to you). But, like most things in life there’s a right way and a wrong way. There is no point in reinventing the wheel. Others, have already made all the mistakes and learned the best way to do things. Learn from them and you’ll be surprised at how much you’ll start making.
We’re nearing the end of my affiliate marketing blog posts, but I have just a few more parting words that I hope will get you fired up to rock your WA affiliate marketing business. Talk again soon.