As you know affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online.
If you are an affiliate marketer and using your blog to sell products then you need to leverage all the possible methods to ensure six figures yearly income.
However, at the same time, it can be very difficult to master affiliate marketing. So in this article, I am giving you 11 best ways to promote affiliate products through your blog.
You must implement all of them in order to get most out of affiliate marketing.
1. Write a Product Review Post
Review Posts are one of the best ways for promoting affiliate products on your blog.
Before buying a product people always love to read an honest review.
They are more likely to buy a product from a website where they are reading the review.
So review posts are the best way to sell any given products.
However, writing a review is not an easy job. You have to know everything about the product you are trying to sell.
Moreover, your review must be honest and should not be biased.
If your review shows only one side of the picture then readers may doubt you and will never buy your product.
Therefore, start writing great reviews now.
2. Product Comparison and Round Up Post
Compare all the popular products in the same niche.
You can create a table where you compare products for different parameters like features, pricing, return policy, user satisfaction, customer service etc.
You need to choose 8 to 10 products and for every product add a relevant image, brief summary and ratings.
End the post with giving your own recommendations.
Product Round Up
Product comparison and round up is almost same but here you choose hundreds of products as oppose to just 8 to 10.
You categorize your products so that users can search them and write a brief review (100 words) for each product.
Do not forget to mention affiliate links.
3. “How to” Tutorials or DIY Post
Write as many as “How to” and DIY (Do it Yourself) posts. Create tutorials for your niche and write How To and DIY articles on them.
‘How To’ tutorial article works really well if a product is technical and needs step by step instructions to be followed by your readers.
For example, if you are selling hosting services then you must write a “How To” Guide explaining how to set up a website from scratch.
Try to elaborate your articles as much as you can. Add Infographics to your articles and make it more interesting.
In the end, you can add an affiliate link to the product you are selling. Similarly, you can also write a great DIY post.
4. Banner Ads on Sidebar
Placing banner ads on the sidebar of your website is perhaps the easiest thing you can do.
But it is a great way to promote affiliate products on your blog.
You have to keep few points in your mind before adding banner ads to your site.
- Banner advertisements work well if your site has huge targeted organic traffic.
- Do not add too many banner ads on the sidebar because your visitors will get confused. So never place banner ads of same products on your sidebar.
- Link your banner ad directly to the website where the affiliate product is being sold. Do not link to your review post.
5. Sharing Coupon Codes
Most of your website readers would love to buy things for free or at a discounted rate.
They will always look out for coupon codes if they are buying a product.
Whenever a visitor buys a product through your coupon code then you receive a commission for that sale.
As an affiliate marketer, you have to not just share coupons but also persuade customers to buy it through your affiliate link. You can write a weekly blog post dedicated to coupon codes only.
You may have seen various coupon sites saying “Click to View Coupon” or “Click to on to the Merchant Site” etc.
Incorporate coupon code plugin into your website just like banner ads.
6. Full Blown Sales Page
You can add a full blown sales page to your blog. Creating sales page is not an easy job. It is an art.
Even an experienced blogger will find it very difficult to create a full blown sales page.
So if you don’t have experience with copywriting then writing a sales page could be difficult for you.
What you can do is read sales page written by other experienced affiliate marketers.
After some experience, you can create your own sales page customized for your blog.
So always include a sales page in your blog’s menu.
7. Free eBooks and Giveaways Page
Create good, valuable content and give it for free. Free content is one of the best ways to promote affiliate products.
There is always a huge demand for eBooks and videos from the visitors of a blog.
You can create few quality eBooks with 20 to 30 pages each and give it for free to visitors of your blog.
Distributing free content is also known as pre selling. Every affiliate marketer knows the importance of pre selling.
Hence create free eBooks and other giveaway stuff like videos, podcasts etc.
After reading free eBooks your readers will be enticed to buy your product which will help build your brand in the community.
8. Featured Post
Featured post is as important as all the other pages in your blog.
A post that sticks to the Homepage of your blog is called featured post. Featured post helps you to get more views for your website.
Decide on which page is going to be your featured post.
Recommended is to make your sales page as your featured post. It is very easy to do if you are using WordPress as your CMS.
In Edit Post section, click on Visibility and check the “Stick this Post to the Front Page”.
Moreover, featured post is really great for On Page SEO. It will really help your blog to rank high on Google Search result page.
9. Separate Forum Page
If your blog receives huge traffic then it is always wise to incorporate a Forum Page.
WordPress users will easily find a plug in for adding Forum. Forum helps to generate debate among the readers of your blog and you.
You can answer their questions and give solutions to their problems. This way you will build a trust with them.
Later you can use this relationship to sell affiliate products to them.
Forums can really help you to convert your visitors into potential customers.
You can also leverage other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for your blog.
PS: If you wish to get yourself a forum set up, just contact me here.
10. Email Marketing
Finally, you can use email marketing to direct-sell your affiliate product. You need to keep collecting names and email addresses of visitors coming onto your blog.
If your database is relevant then you can send them an email containing a sales page pitching a product.
With email marketing, you can sell a product to so many people overnight. Always keep building a quality email list.
Hence if you have a popular blog with huge traffic coming in, these 11 best ways can definitely work for you to sell and promote affiliate products on your blog.
Harshal is a Passionate Writer, Entrepreneur and a Marketer. His content is mostly focused on Blogging, Digital marketing and Online related topics which he shares with his readers through his writing. He is an adrenaline junkie and usually treks when not writing.