Do You Know Where to Post Your Affiliate Links?
First, what is meant by affiliate marketing?
It is basically taking a product form another person and doing the marketing for that product. When someone purchases a product, you then get a percentage of the sale money. This way, you do not have to create your own products to make money. So, it is easier and faster to build your own business empire.
What is the #1 secret to dramatically increase your affiliate sales?
If you want to increase your commission, then you should learn where to post your affiliate links. Indeed, it can be difficult incase you are just starting to make money online.
As a matter of fact, this skill alone can make the difference between two affiliate websites that earn $100 and $1000 per month. Therefore, pay attention to the following tips, which I created based on my personal experiences.
Where should you start?
The optimal starting point is to find some already well-known websites that allow you to post affiliate links. Indeed, they are easy to find as they are ready-made ClickBank websites and they live from online marketers like you and me.
Do you want some specific examples? Then, here they are!
Two excellent sites that allow people to insert ads as long as the product pertains to the content in the article are eHow.com and Buksia.com. Adding to this, About.com and Articlebase.com also allow you to insert ads within the posted articles.
Fine, what would be the next place to look for?
If you are already done with your task, then look for the best directories in your niche. To do this, just type your niche name associated with the word directories in Google. You will not be disappointed from the long list that Google can provide you.
Well, how can I choose among thousands of directories?
Then, it is your task now to search around and choose these directories with the highest Google rank, which indicates high authority. In addition, choose these directories that receive the highest amount of traffic based on the ranking from Alexa.com.
Does it really worth to do so?
Yes, it is really worthwhile to devote huge time and energy to do this job. It is a huge industry and you can make a decent income, if you know too how to choose your affiliate partner. Finally, it is your duty to learn how to drive internet traffic to your sites.
Here is a good tip for you!
Do not start from scratch. Why do not you learn from the others? In this manner, I would recommend for you to check these ClickBank marketing guides that will provide lists of the sites that allow links-posting.
Fine, but what about blogs?
In few words, blogs are the best place where you can post affiliate links. In the meantime, many people create blogs and each person has a space for ads within their articles. This is a great place for an ad with a link to the page of your merchant.
Many blogs also make it possible for you to highlight specific keywords and when you click on the word, it takes you to the page of the merchant. Adding to this, allowing internet users to leave comments can help you to know what they are looking for.
How to choose among the thousand blogs you find in Google?
The choice process should work on 2 criteria, which are the number of comments and the last updated date. Based on my experiences, I would usually choose blogs with the most comments and the most frequently updated.
Here are still two directories that you should not overlook!
Drugstore.com and Amazon.com also let you place customized ads in order to promote the products. If you are posting the product in a blog, then you can scroll through the different products and have an ad for each one.
Finally, where should you post your links on your website?
* The first optimal position is the left-side navigation bar. This is where many people look at the first to find more information.
* In the top under the title of the page is also a good place to have an ad there.
* Finally, at the end of your article as a guide for more information associated with a strong call to action.
Finally, I would advise you to use a tracking system to know, which links are the mostly clicked ones. So, you can optimize your campaign and make more money.