Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. You find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. In this article we give tips on how to succeed on our affiliate program.

Are you new to affiliate marketing? Learn about it and how to succeed.

1. Understand The Affiliate Marketing Funnel

Create Awareness: This is where the affiliate creates the content to build awareness about the product/service to promote 

Develop Interest: Adopt optimization strategies for increased visibility to pique the visitor’s interest 

Help make the Decision: The point of conversion where a visitor gets convinced and decides to purchase the product/service being sold.

Help make the Decision: The point of conversion where a visitor gets convinced and decides to purchase the product/service being sold.

2. Understand The Product – Gain Knowledge

When promoting our services, the best way to sell is to promote them with integrity. If your target audience doesn’t trust you, they will most likely not trust the product. So it’s important to have extensive product knowledge when pitching or talking about the product/service that you’re promoting. This will give you the winning edge against your competition, as you’ll have the knowledge of how your affiliate product/service benefits a potential customer. 

When it comes to product knowledge you’ll need to study the product, its features, benefits, and how it addresses the pain points of the audience. You can play your part in community forums and discussion groups by talking about how certain products (not just the products/services you’re promoting) are a better choice for certain customers.

3. Promoting in Niche-specific Groups

Popular social media websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are some of the best platforms to promote our services as an affiliate. You can browse for groups that are closely related to the niche where your product lands at. These groups are one of the most effective ways to increase the product’s reach in terms of organic audience.

Channel your energy to the following niches: Business, Blogging, Web Design, Emails, Web Hosting, Developers, Online Businesses, etc. 

4. Include Product Images in the Content 

The human brain works with images and that is why you should especially emphasize on graphical representation when it comes to working as an affiliate marketer.

Linking product images in your content is one of the best marketing practices and consumers are more attracted to a product or service after getting to see it. Additionally, social media platforms have higher reach and engaging rate for images. It can’t be emphasized enough that product images are the key factors when it comes to closing a deal.

You can get your banner images from your affiliate dashboard.

5. Create Shortened Affiliate Links 

Lengthy affiliate links and URLs are less appealing to users, this is why cloaking affiliate URLs is a popular practice among affiliate marketers. All you need is a URL shortener tool that will make your affiliate links look more concise and attractive. The biggest upside of shortened URLs is that they are more likely to get shared. 

Short URLs are more manageable on social media platforms and also have a high click-through rate.

Bit.ly, Goo.gl, Owl.ly, are some of the most popular URL shorteners used by affiliate marketers.

6. Promote Affiliate Links Indirectly

People do not like being sold to. Tweeting your affiliate link and just telling your audience to buy from a particular source would not be a good idea. You need to tell them why the product or service you are promoting will be relevant to them. Write a useful post or article about the product’s feature or compare it with other products to give your audience a perspective. Your audience will be more likely to trust you if you are giving them a balanced point of view.

7. Focus on Reputation When Advertising

When it comes to making a sale, it’s important to understand a few traits when it comes to affiliate marketing success. 

Whether you’re an affiliate marketer, promoter, or an influencer, your reputation is everything. You don’t want to sound like a sales-person who’s promoting certain products/services just for the sake of earning money.

8. Write a Detailed HostFiti Review

Writing your own HostFiti review is one of the best ways that you can promote HostFiti. It not only helps you rank in Google, but it also gives you something that you can link to when you recommend HostFiti in other content on your site. 

As for writing the review itself, you’ll want to focus your review on the features that your visitors find to be the most important.

An example of a great review is from SaasWorthy, which can be found here.

9. Add a Banner to Your Blog Sidebar

If your site has a sidebar area, another easy way to promote your affiliate link is to add a banner to your sidebar. In the HostFiti affiliate dashboard, you’ll find a number of pre-made banners in different sizes that you can easily implement on your site.

10. Add HostFiti “Powered By” Links and Badges to Your Footer

One of the simplest ways to drive traffic to HostFiti is to include a “Powered by HostFiti” link or badge in the footer of your site. While it’s in a relatively unobtrusive position, you’d be surprised by the number of people who will click through these links. 

Powered by Footer Link

 Your regular readers return to your site because they respect your opinions and knowledge, so seeing that your own sites are powered by HostFiti will naturally attract their attention.

11. Go Multichannel

After mastery of one channel, you should consider diversifying your efforts into different platforms like Sending Emails, Twitter, Facebook, Groups, Linkedin, Business Associates, etc.

This will ensure you reach your audience in whatever social media platform they use.

Ad Copy Ideas

Slapping your banner and affiliate link alone on social media won’t do it! You need to give your audience a reason to click through that link.

You need a persuasive ad copy alongside each post or image you share on Facebook or Twitter. For this reason, we decided to combine a helpful list of ad copy you can use.

The advantage of this is that it will save you time by either copy-pasting directly, or you can simply mix the ad copy together.

Just be keen to ensure that whatever sentences you mix actually make sense to your audience.

Note: When posting, replace “your link” with your unique affiliate link.

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