Pick an Engaging Thumbnail. Although video ads will automatically play by default, Facebook users can disable the feature. Hedge for this by selecting a thumbnail that features your product or main message front and center.
When promoting affiliate offers, just make sure you are fully aware of all the terms and conditions attached to your affiliate program. Some programs can be strict about how they allow you to promote their products. For example, some may limit you to banner ads and links only, while others will allow you to use paid advertising, but won’t allow email marketing.
Finally, be upfront with your readers. Add a disclosure to your blog posts or somewhere on your website letting them know that they may come across affiliate links. This adds to your credibility, and it’s also required by the Federal Trade Commission’s endorsement guidelines.
I absolutely LOVE affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing can feel quite passive and it makes location independence and traveling full-time much more enjoyable. You can create just one blog post or social media post, and potentially earn money from it years down the line, as long as you maintain it and keep generating traffic to it. With affiliate marketing, I can enjoy life more and know that I am still able to earn a great living promoting products that I use and enjoy.
Learn how it works. An affiliate marketer embeds her own unique affiliate link in her web page or blog. This link does not have any impact on customers, and it does not alter the price of any products/services being offered by affiliates. However, any time the customer makes a purchase after clicking an affiliate link within a specified time frame, the marketer gets a commission from that sale. How much you earn will depend on each affiliate’s prices, commission percentages, and the number of sales you’re able to initiate on a weekly or monthly basis.
Great post! Gives people a summary of marketing tips, methods, easy (and to be honest – sometimes not-so-easy) ways of making money. My favourite is network marketing – since that’s the one I use to make money. (and yes, it’s working, and my friends and family still don’t hat me:) I agree, one drawback of this method is lack of motivation. Just recently found a great motivational video, let me share it with you: http://www.timeforchangemovie.com
Excellent article Chris! This will help me out a lot. I am a new author through amazon and my book is also being sold through KDP Select (The kindle option worldwide) but regardless of my advertising on my Facebook page, which cost money, I do not seem to be getting anywhere. With Amazon Associates, is it totally free and no cost to you or do you pay a fee over a certain amount of time. Also if you have any tips on how to get a book out there that would be excellent. My book is being sold at Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, and Alibris. I plan on doing a book signing at Barnes and Noble in hopes it will raise awareness of my book.
I have considered getting my real estate brokers license in Colorado as I am new to the state and the various laws. I am primarily getting it for educational reasons, albeit there are some pros and cons that come along with it as many writers have written about.
Hello, I was reading your blog and I am interested in the topic. I commented that I am somewhat familiar with the subject of the sale, but it was evaluating the possibility to enrol in the course for $10, it is not expensive. But before I know if it is possible that within the course you show me where to buy the products that you sell. I say this, since you post that you are selling more than 3000 products, but I would like to know where to buy best precious for sale on amazon.
Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing. When you sign up for a partner program, you are assigned a link with a unique ID that makes it possible to track all traffic you send to the advertiser’s site. If your visitor clicks on it and performs the qualified action, you will receive a commission. The qualified action depends on the compensation model. The most commonly used one is pay per sale model which is based on the revenue sharing when a merchant pays an affiliate the percentage of the sale.
First get to know the interest of your potential customers by visiting their Facebook page. Then choose a right product for the customers by searching on Amazon associate and share the URL link along with a good concise information of the product on the WhatsApp. Try this on few WhatsApp members at a time and have a rotation policy.
The user will either watch the actual video with sound, or he will keep scrolling down without paying attention to your offer. What makes the difference? It’s all about the uniqueness and quality of your ad. Let’s see how you can achieve the best effect.
Affiliate marketing. You know this one already. You include links to products you are promoting as an affiliate, and every time somebody buys the product, you get a commission. With a blog you can integrate advertising with content to make it even more likely you’ll get the sale. For example, you could do a product review — which is useful content — and then include a link to buy the product under an affiliate link.
I rounded up all the scrap metal in my garage and took it to a recycling place a mile from my home. My bundle of wire, bags of soda cans and a few old aluminum window frames netted me only $13.60, but I had to do something with that junk anyhow.
Thanks for the comment Jessie. The great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is your ability to choose your own profitable niche and build your business from there. My passion is traveling the world. I have an absolute fire inside me to build a business that I can just take with me. For that reason, after finding WA, I decided to build this site to pass on that training to others just like me.
Don’t link CPC ads to external videos as there will be no auto-play in this case. Use oCPM bidding for video ads as it will optimize the video ad towards people who are more likely to take the desired action (such as go to the website at the end of the video) rather than just engaging with the post. This will reduce your cost per video view and show better insights for the ad.
That said, if you’re interested in building affiliate sites that sell, I also suggest checking out our AffiloBluePrint, which includes our custom AffiloTheme for websites and a bunch of other bonuses — and complete support so you can create a site that earns you commission with ease:
I too have been at this IM thing for one year plus, and am putting in significant hours with sporadic paydays. But, I am pursuing my dream and am still confident that dream will be a reality very soon. Many people quit right before they reach the top of the mountain and never realize they were inches from getting over the top and letting that momentum carry them down that hill to success and happiness. I have found a common thread of successful people to emulate in a specific type of business model that I believe to be one of the most effective and lasting ways to become successful as your own boss. Best of luck to all who read this. Bill
LOVED this – thank you Chris. So glad I found it just as I was about to add a store to my blog. I think it would be a better idea to just start linking to Amazon in every recipe and post! (Right?) BTW – I’ve already shared this post on G+ and LinkedIn and sent it to a bunch of friends. I always wish peeps would TELL me when they share my stuff, so here I am telling you. 🙂
Melissa Lamb is a Search Marketing Strategist at Mediative. She’s had five years of experience in Search Marketing. She loves and is dedicated to building tailored campaigns for her vast array of clients, whether it is an AdWords, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn solution.
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Are you referring to the $25 cap on Amazon.co.uk products? If so, simply stick to product price ranges where you won’t exceed that cap and that way you get the max affiliate commission / sale price possible.
In a previous post I reported on cash and valuables hidden in your home, but that was about what others have left behind. You might have your own forgotten stashes. For example, my wife recently found a $20 bill under the insole of her shoe. She had put it there for security while traveling overseas.
In addition, you’re already going to pay for Facebook advertising. You might as well get the most value from the service by letting the company provide your bandwidth and storage. It won’t cost you any more to host your files on Facebook.