With affiliate marketing, I started out just writing on Quora and sharing my experiences with no intentions of making any money. Pretty soon, my e-commerce answers caught some serious traction and there were obvious opportunities to provide more value to my readers.
First of all, set up a Google Analytics and Google Search Console account to monitor (and optimize) users’ on-site behavior.You want to get a more in-depth understanding of what works and what doesn’t.
It is not easy to convince someone to buy products, but it is how most of the products are sold. I’ve sold a good number of WPZon Builder plugin and HostGator hosting. It works if you have your blog and if you are writing continually sharing your honest experience.
Awesome article Ben, many great suggestions. I felt like you didn’t mention using video ads on Facebook though, we find that using video ads gives us a much higher ROI than image ads. Also, you don’t need a ton of time, effort or money to make a few with the online video makers out there today. For example we doubled our retargeting results by adding a video ad (made with our own video ad creation software) to our campaign.
Outside of America, where sending text messages is more expensive, SMS apps are popular and have successfully monetized. WeChat – the popular Chinese SMS app has ads as well as online games. The company is partly responsible for Tencent’s, which owns WeChat, $6 billion revenue in the third quarter of 2016. The app has over 846 million active users.
Out of those 1000 you have a 20% click-thru rate on your affiliate links. Click-thru rate (CTR) is the percentage of people who are actually clicking on your affiliate link which takes them to the buy page. A 20% CTR on 1000 clicks is 200 clicks per month. Don’t go buying that new ‘vette just yet, because not everyone who clicks the link actually buys the product.
Cost effective: Marketing on the internet is cheap and you don’t have to worry about the production cost as the product is already developed by the seller. You don’t need a physical business location or hire employees either.
I’m a newbie blogger and I am interested Affiliate marketing. I like your website and would like to know if you have any valuable tips on growing my email list. Any begginers advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
Every story you read about affiliate marketing, is like a cocaine story. There is a pusher in there, trying to promote or push their product or service to you, whilst at all time keeping you mesmerized by the promise of the big affiliate income source.
Theme – you don’t need a special theme for affiliate marketing, you probably just need a blog. I recommend StudioPress themes since that’s what Yoast, Matt (from Google), and I use. Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress also recommends them. One of the biggest mistakes I made was using a theme from Themeforest… since they’re built by independent developers who may stop making updates to their theme. This happened to me and I hear horror stories all the time about people having to switch themes and redesign their entire site. I’ve been using the same StudioPress theme (Outreach Pro) for 3 years. Their themes are lightweight (load fast), SEO-friendly via optimized code, secure, and they have a huge selection of plugins for the Genesis Framework and an awesome community in the Genesis WordPress Facebook Group. They include documentation for setting it up and will serve you for many, many years.
Don’t Over Rely on Autoplay. In other words, don’t let this be your excuse for not personalizing video content. Facebook’s autoplay functionality is instrumental in driving video views, but it’s still your responsibility to create engaging content.
The subliminal advertising is so convincing, you will be drawn to it – the gravity of making money always will lure you. My advise, keep your wallet/money away! Do NOT go on the impulsive shopping spree. The 1 day only left, or a limited time offer. It just never ends.
It should be a matter of and you are running video ads alongside your page page post link ads, and how your different video ads compare to your other video ads – not how they compare to your link ads. It’s apples and oranges.