Affiliate Marketing – 2 Ways to Guarantee You Get Paid in Affiliate Marketing
It’s all over the Internet, make a fortune with affiliate marketing, no website needed! Ohh, that sounds great, it means that I can get online at zero cost, zero development time and headaches because believe me there are always some headaches to sort out when you are building your own website. So the story goes just come and join, generate traffic to your affiliate link on my site and make a fortune..
But as the cliche “famous last words” go here you are working your butt off to get traffic to your affiliate link but nothing happens, you’re doing everything right and still nothing happens, what now?
Take note, just like there are hijackers in the real world so you’ll find them online, unprincipled people who will remove you from the equation and put their own affiliate id in it’s place or just plain cut you out. It happens, so beware…
Apart from the fact that Google no longer accept affiliate links in AdWords campaigns, it minimizes you presence as a serious players online when you sport a plain affiliate link.
The 2 Best Ways To Guarantee That You Get Paid In Affiliate Marketing Are: –
Link cloaking – Do not despair there are various services online that will allow you to cloak your affiliate link into a bit more of a meaningful web address, something
that at least has your keyword in it. I personally use ViraUrl.com but you could also try services like TinyUrl, I’ve on occasions use the url from my PingFM account. Just know there are ways to cloak and protect your url.
Domain Cloaking – This is also an easy way to protect your affiliate link without having a website. I use GoDaddy.com for my affiliate domains and in the back office you can then just do a redirect from your domain to the affiliate link, this looks a lot more professional as you can choose an appropriate domain name that will look professional in your marketing.
The reality is that you’ll increasingly find barriers against plain cloaking, especially if you are planning to use Google AdWords, it shows in your quality scores which ends up costing you placing and money in the long-term.
The strategies we are talking about here is purely to help you get started, as you progress and your affiliate business grows you’ll want to install a more stable and long-term business model e.g. creating landing pages for your affiliate offerings and actually capturing leads that you can sell to for years to come, but more about these techniques in a next article.