How Do You Promote Affiliate Marketing?
How do you do it? How to promote to earn a commission?
There are a number of ways to promote a product and in order to be successful at it, you need to try these techniques:
#1 Social Media Campaign
Perhaps one of the most prevalent tools used online. It is a powerful tool and the influence it has is getting bigger every day. In order to promote your affiliate products, you need to be social media savvy.
Writing posts or blogs about your products, sharing and liking them are all effective ways of promoting your services. You can even create accounts, pages or groups for it, anything is possible really.
Keeping up with social media can help your campaign even better in the long run.
#2 Emails or Newsletters to your Friends.
Write to your friends. Tell them you have just signed up our program and get them to purchase through your link.
Tell your friends you earn a small commission if they purchased from the link. We are pretty sure your friends don’t mind at all and are willing to help you up.
This is a good way for them to know what the products are all about.
Sending out monthly emails to people will give them better ideas on what the products you are promoting are all about or if there are any new changes as well as new products coming in.
Not only can you send out great information, but it also keeps you in communication with your friends. This will give you better leverage in the future.
There are many free blogging website. You don’t have to pay for domain name nor the hosting company. Just pick one and start blogging.
Blogging is one of the basics of product promotion. You can write about your product as freely as you want.
Write about your product reviews or create infographics that readers can share in their plugins.
Create tutorials like this one of the latest trends in creating new content.
In case you don’t write at all, you can also invite a guest post writer that can help you with your product promotion or be a guest post writer yourself if you are up for it. Anything is possible with blogging these days!
This can be achieved by running a review blog of the merchant’s products. For example:
#4 Create helpful videos
Ever thought of creating a Youtube video and don’t know what to promote?
If you are not camera-shy then this is the chance to provide your customers with the most helpful videos ever.
You can do some video tutorials, product demonstration etc.
Using videos can give you more exposure and provide your customers with the information they need. You can be as creative with the videos that you make; you can even use animation to demonstrate how the product works.
In case you don’t know anything about making videos, hire one that is an expert in this field, they can help you a lot but if you already have the talent in doing so then all you need is an interesting content to go with.
You can then share these videos through emails or social media to further promote/spread your products.
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
Because affiliate marketing works by spreading the responsibilities of product marketing and creation across parties, it manages to leverage the abilities of a variety of individuals for a more effective marketing strategy while providing contributors with a share of the profit.
To make this work, three different parties must be involved:
- Seller and product creators.
- The affiliate or advertiser.
- The consumer.
Let’s delve into the relationship these three parties share to ensure affiliate marketing is a success.
1. Seller and product creators.
The seller, which is us is a vendor, merchant, product creator, or retailer with a product to market.
We sell physical products, deliver and take care of all customer enquiry, service and warranty issue.
We will do the marketing in social media and Google Ads or any other advertising platform to create product and brand awareness.
This makes your affiliate selling a lot easier.
2. The affiliate or publisher, which is “You”
Also known as a publisher, the affiliate can be either an individual or a company that markets the seller’s product in an appealing way to potential consumers.
In other words, the You promotes the product to persuade consumers that it is valuable or beneficial to them and convince them to purchase the product.
If the consumer does end up buying our product, You receives a portion of the revenue made.
You often have a very specific audience to whom they market, generally adhering to that audience’s interests.
This creates a defined niche or personal brand that helps You attract consumers who will be most likely to act on the promotion.
3. The consumer.
Whether the consumer knows it or not, they (and their purchases) are the drivers of Your marketing. You share these products with them on social media, blogs, and websites.
When consumers buy the product, the seller and You share the profits. Sometimes You will choose to be upfront with the consumer by disclosing that You are receiving a commission for the sales they make.
Other times the consumer may be completely oblivious to the affiliate marketing infrastructure behind their purchase.
Either way, they will rarely pay more for the product purchased through affiliate marketing; Your share of the profit is included in the retail price.
The consumer will complete the purchase process and receive the product as normal, unaffected by the affiliate marketing system in which they are a significant part.
How Do You Get Paid?
A quick and inexpensive method of making money without the hassle of actually selling a product, affiliate marketing has an undeniable draw for those looking to increase their income online.
But how does an affiliate get paid after linking the seller to the consumer? The answer is simple.
Our program, Your contribution to the seller’s sales will be measured by the sales click thru. You may get paid by :
1. Pay per sale.
This is the standard affiliate marketing structure.
In this program, we pay the affiliate a 5% percentage of the sale price of the product after the consumer purchases the product as a result of the affiliate’s marketing strategies.