Affiliate marketing is booming nowadays. Almost every person who wants to earn a passive income selects affiliate marketing over any other options. Maybe you already know how to promote affiliate links through a blogging website or a youtube channel; then this article will be helpful for you to understand some techniques to earn from affiliate marketing using social media platforms. And if you are a beginner in this field and want to learn about affiliate marketing, this article is a complete guide for starting your journey. So sit back and read this article to the end to learn some most profitable ways of earning online.
Basics of Affiliate Marketing:
So, let’s start with the basics first. Affiliate marketing is an online effort-based earning module where you can earn some commission for promoting the products or services of a business.
The business or manufacturer offers their affiliate program, and you can join these programs to work as their affiliates.
Affiliate marketing comes with so many benefits, making it one of the most trending industries in the field of making money online. Here are some benefits,
- You dont need to create a product or service,
- No need to hire staff for customer support,
- Little to no investment,
- Unlimited money earning potential,
- No restrictions of location or time,
- You can make money sitting at your home watching your favorite show.
There are mainly 3 participants in affiliate marketing:
- Affiliate program:
As I mentioned earlier, some businesses and manufacturers offer their affiliate programs. They have a product to sell and give you a commission for promoting it.
Affiliates are the ones who have an audience and work as marketers for the business, they earn some commission based on their efforts of promotion.
Do I need to mention it? Customers are the ultimate buyers of the product.
Why Social Media?
Almost every blogger or Youtuber will have this question. Why promote affiliate links on social media when we can promote them on our blog or video? Promoting affiliate links on a website and a youtube channel are the most common and effective ways.
So, why do we need to shift to social media? Because half of the world’s population uses social media. Social media is not a regular communication platform now. Social media is a lot more than posting photographs and getting likes and comments. In the last decade, it has opened the gates for many people to make some money. You can use social media in a lot of ways to make money. Affiliate marketing is one of those ways.
Basics are cleared. Let’s hop into the main topic of the article. The first thing you need to do is to choose your marketing platform. There are so many social media channels, which one to choose? Here are some of the most popular social media platforms:
With over 2.80 billion active monthly users and 1.84 billion daily users, Facebook is the largest social media platform. And trust me, most businesses consider Facebook as their second website.
You can create your business page or post features and reviews of the products and services you have used. Provide your affiliate links in the description, and if people like the products, they will indeed purchase them, and you will get a commission.
Creating a Facebook page gives you so many advantages which your general profile cannot. For example, you can track your data more efficiently, and customers will also find it easier to look for products on a Facebook page.
Instagram has over 1 billion monthly active users. And most of them are the young generation. So if you are promoting digital products, online services, or any other product used by this audience; You must use Instagram to promote them.
You cannot make the mistake of avoiding Instagram because it doesn’t allow you to place affiliate links in your posts. Instead, what you can do is make a post about a particular product, make a beautiful image or video, write as much description as you need, then provide the affiliate link in your bio. Do this every single time you promote a product and change your bio link every time.
How will you earn considerable money with that? Promote this post as much as you can, run ads on this post, use profitable hashtags, do everything you can. Just make everyone click on your affiliate link.
With over a 200million daily active-monetizable users, Twitter is another social media platform you can use to make some money.
Twitter’s trending hashtag can change in less than an hour. Once you found a hashtag that is trending and is related to your product, Boom! You will get the attention of hundreds and thousands of people without doing anything.
Tweet at least ten to fifteen times a day for being visible on other’s feeds. Make attractive videos to make your promotion more effective.
These were some of the best social media platforms, although you can use any other platform if you are getting enough audience for promotion.
Now you have seen some platforms and ways to promote affiliate links via social media, let us proceed with some tips and strategies you can use to maximize these earnings.
Find Specific groups:
Join some social media groups where people talk about products they use and share your affiliate links with them by providing your honest reviews about the products. For doing this, you need to find specific groups, don’t share your affiliate links everywhere, people will find you spammy, and remove you from their groups. Affiliate marketing only works if you promote things naturally.
Give before, take later:
Be the giver first. If you need to get the attraction of people, give them something helpful, attractive, or something they haven’t seen before. I am sure while surfing through your feed, you find the same post published by so many people.
If you are a social media user, you will get this. No one will stop for a post if they don’t find something unique there. Instead, they will just swipe your post away if you use the same strategy used by others.
The first thing you must do is make an attractive and unique image/video; after that, while writing the description, give something to the audience first. Keep them connected with you and at last, take something from them by offering your affiliate link.
Join PPC programs:
Many merchants offer you commission if you generate sales or leads for them but there are some affiliate programs that will pay you for referring visitors to their website.
Join these affiliate programs to make more commission with the same efforts. For example, AccuWeb Hosting offers an affiliate program where you can get a commission of upto $200 for each sale. With this PPS commission, you will get a PPC-based commission for referring visitors. 2 commissions for a single effort.
Join affiliate marketer’s groups:
You should never stop learning. This time, you need to learn from some successful marketers. Thus, join those groups where affiliate marketers talk about their strategies and mistakes. Learn from them and apply those marketing strategies to get more money.
Start sharing your views, grow together, a healthy competition always gets good results.
Promote quality products:
Do not miss this step. You should not promote a product if you don’t find some value in it. This is not a good practice at all, and you cannot go further with this practice.
Imagine promoting a low-quality product; you won’t find good quality features about it, which will also reflect in your post. But, on the other hand, a quality product will always come with more engaging content.
Another disadvantage is that once you promoted a non-quality product and some people had bought it because you told them that the product is fantastic, they didn’t find it worthy after making the purchase. So, as a result, they will never buy anything from you even if you promote a quality product.
- Wrapping up:
Social media is a part of daily life now. You don’t need to spend more time or money to promote your affiliate links here. Apply these strategies and make some good money. Thank you.