Essential Guidelines to Promote Your Affiliate Links
It’s always crucial in Internet marketing to know the best places in which to promote your affiliate links in order to maximize your profit potential.
If you’re a web owner, then you have a big advantage over someone who hasn’t got their own website, as you’ll be able to sprinkle your affiliate products and links all over the various relevant pages of your website and direct traffic to those pages.
Article marketing is a great way to get exposure for your affiliate products and especially with article directories like Ezine and Go. These directories have a high Alexa ranking and are well thought of by Google and the other main search engines.
That said, you cannot directly promote your affiliate links in your article – you have to create a landing page on your website and send the article link there, as affiliate links are forbidden with the main directories.
For both the affiliate without a website and the website owner, you can build what is known as a Squidoo lens. It is your own private space on the World Wide Web which allows you to create a lens on a wide and varied selection of topics and place your affiliate links within the body of your content.
Twitter is another way in which you can utilize your affiliate products and promote your affiliate links. If you don’t want people to see your affiliate links in your messages, then you can use a free URL shortening service like Goo.gl or Tiny URL.
Building a Facebook page (used to be called fan pages) also allows both the affiliate and web owner to offer affiliate products and promote your affiliate links without any problems. You can also add pictures to your Facebook page and promote your affiliate links in the caption of the picture as long as it is relevant to the picture itself.
There are certainly more options as a web owner to promote your affiliate links. Someone who simply wants to concentrate on being an affiliate and who is not interested in having a website may consider companies like ClickBank, Paydotcom and the emerging Plimus. These companies have thousands of affiliate products for you to choose from in their marketplaces and mainly involve digital products/programs available to the customer immediately by way of secure download.
If you own a website, then not only can you enjoy the digital download affiliate market, but you can also promote physical products from established and well known companies like Amazon, Commission Junction, TradeDoubler and Affiliate Window. These companies have excellent marketing materials such as links, banners and promotional tools available and also give good advice on the best places to promote their products and maximize your affiliate sales.
If you address the affiliate products you promote correctly and find the best routes to market your chosen products, then the opportunity for many sales is very good. You can always share a valuable product with your subscribers on an email list by using a professional autoresponder such as AWeber. AWeber offers a 30-day trial for only $1.
Before taking the liberty to promote your affiliate links in a forum that you are a member of, it is very wise to check their rules and terms before doing so. Some forums allow affiliate links in posts, MANY do not. Other forum communities allow affiliate links in the signature of your posts, and some do not. Be careful to find this out before posting as this could possibly get you banned without possibility of reinstatement, so do the research needed to be able to promote your affiliate links safely.
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