One of the hardest things to figure out when you’re first starting in affiliate marketing is how to promote the products or services that you’ve selected from an affiliate program in an effective way that will lead to sales.
It can be daunting to a new affiliate marketer trying to determine how to get started in the right direction. Still, there are plenty of promotional methods out there that anyone can learn in a matter of a few hours with some proper research and motivation.
But if you’ve stumbled upon this article today is your lucky day.
I’m going to give you a list of proven, effective ways to promote affiliate products and services. And I’m not even going to charge you for it. Aren’t I sweet?
Ways to Promote Affiliate Products
This is also known as bum marketing. If you choose to write the articles yourself, this can be a completely free promotional method. You can, however, outsource the work to article or copywriters who will charge you a nominal fee to produce quality articles for you (believe me when I say it’s cheap, and the articles are of fantastic quality).
Article marketing is considered to be one of the best ways to start promoting products. You pick out a set of keywords that are related to the product you are promoting and write unique articles for each one. You then submit them to a popular article directory like EzineAritlces or Articles Base.
Not only will this drive traffic to your website, blog, or landing page, but it also builds valuable backlinks which eventually boost your search engine rankings.
Ads on Ad Sites
This is another method that can produce excellent results if you do your research and learn how to compose a well-written ad. Two examples of high volume ad sites that you should learn about and start with are CraigsList and USFreeAds.
If you want to see results, I suggest upgrading to a premium account on USFreeAds. The options available for making an ad with a premium account are of much more value than using just a basic free account. And if you have the capital and want to see a lot of traffic, upgrading your ad to a “featured ad” is a marvelous thing.
I’ve split-tested using a regular ad versus using a featured ad, and I can attest that feature ads attract many times more potential buyers than a traditional ad.
This is, by far, one of the cheapest routes that you can take to promote affiliate products. You can build a straightforward landing page on either a Blogger or WordPress blog and submit it to RSS and blog directories to attract attention.
If you choose this route, I highly recommend using a WordPress blog simply because they are more appealing to the eye and rank very well in search engines. I will, however, say that this is NOT the best option to use for promoting products.
If you were looking to buy something, would you buy from a website that expresses that it can’t even afford a few measly bucks a month for hosting their website? Doesn’t sound too appealing, does it?
Build A Specialized Website
Building a website with tons of relevant, useful content is probably one of the best ways to promote affiliate products. If you want to bring in sales, make your site specialized in a specific niche. That way, you can attract search engines more and eventually bring in more targeted traffic.
The more quality content that you have related to a specific niche, the better. It helps to build up credibility and in the long run, backlinks.
This method of promotion is an age-old technique that must of us see every day. How is it done? The most effective way to start an email marketing campaign is by creating a squeeze page, or an opt-in page.
Offer a free report, a series of tips for a related subject, or even a free ebook and put up a submission form, where all readers have to do, is submit their name and email and they will receive what it is you have to offer.
How does this help you promote affiliate products? Use an autoresponder to send out weekly emails with tips or parts of an ebook to your readers and at the bottom of the email use suggestive selling techniques to promote your affiliate links to your readers.
If you can build a massive email list, this can be a very highly effective way to produce sales of affiliate products and services. If you’re interested in getting started, be sure to check out eSage IT Email Campaign Services.
This is all I’m going to go over for now, but I’m working on a series that will be available soon to help you get started and start making those sales! Be on the lookout for it. Until then, do some independent research on the methods I’ve described above to learn even more about how each is done.
I hope this helps! Happy earning!