Being an affiliate is amazing because, even though you aren’t the owner of the product or website, you can still make money by promoting it. There are numerous ways to describe an affiliate marketer, but the most straightforward definition of an affiliate marketer is to promote other people’s offers in exchange for a commission on any person who visits the website or follows through with any requirements specified.
The affiliate links also known as referral links are links provided by affiliate networks or the real owners of the website (an e-commerce store, for instance) vary depending on the platform.
In some networks, the affiliate link you receive as an advertiser could comprise extra information like your specific affiliate ID and the URL of the advertised page.
Some affiliate platforms may also give you a URL string that is generated specifically for each affiliate which contains only a tracking domain without any additional information.
Whatever an affiliate link may look like, it all comes down to the fact that it is generated specifically for each affiliate for the platform to identify who directed the visitor to the page and relate the conversion which may be in the form of purchase to the lead’s source, that is, the affiliate.
Where can one share affiliate links?
There are numerous strategies for boosting affiliate links. Depending on the products you are trying to share or the type of marketing you focus on, you can choose the one that will work best for you.
- Social media posts
You don’t have to be an influencer or have a large following on any social media platform like Instagram, Facebook, or even TikTok before you you can share or promote affiliate links online.
Once you have a considerable number of followers, you can look for creative ways to advertise affiliate links by pasting them on your Instagram or Facebook profile, under your social media posts, and in your stories.
- Email Marketing
Email marketing is another unique method that can assist you in promoting your affiliate links. You can directly convert visitors by adding the URL to the email’s text, or you can use email marketing to drive traffic to your website or blog.
When using email marketing, it is important to understand your target audience and the type of content you would like to pass across.
- Blog posts
If you have a blog of your own, you can write an article with affiliate links about a certain section or topic of the website or platform you control.
For example, if you write about fashion as a blog topic, you may include, depending on the topic, the best fashion stores near you from which you can obtain offers.
- Marketing campaigns
While this is one obvious and major way of gaining more leads, you can always promote affiliate links through paid campaigns.
As an affiliate marketer, you have probably come from sources like Outbrain, Taboola, PropellerAds, Zeropark, FacebookAds, Google Ads.
These are the sites where that are commonly used to run advertisements and purchase traffic for your affiliate links, your website, or other websites.
- Online forums and blog comments
If you are a frequent blog reader or forum participant, online forums and sections under certain blog posts can serve as a way to advertise your affiliate links there.
However, you should be aware that some platforms, such as Quora or Reddit, do not allow you to include affiliate links directly in the content of your post. To avoid stories that touch, you can either link to your blog or redirect to a landing page that has the URL added in the text or beneath the banner or image.
Make sure your content is interesting and don’t come off as desperate when posting it.
Sharing your affiliate links on the platforms mentioned above might seem easy, but it takes a lot of work and consistency to get your desired result.
Always be accurate, and authentic when sharing links with others. Measure your performance after using a method and be open to trying other options.