Promoting your affiliate product to your blog visitors isn’t as simple as saying “Hey! Buy this awesome product now!”
There are several ways to do this effectively. Some are harder than most.
I’ll show you the three that are most-doable. So let’s check them out.
#1. The Post that Reviews a Product
This is one of the most used techniques when affiliates are promoting their products through product reviews. For good reason, too. They’re highly effective.
When you compare a product review to an affiliate banner ad display it somewhere on your site’s page, the product review would win 99 to 1.
Whenever I’ve tried and placed an affiliate banner ad on my sidebar for 100 days, it got around 8 clicks. Out of the 8, only 1 went on to make the purchase.
Meanwhile, my Wealthy Affiliate review crushed it. No problem.
Why is it?
Banner ads are a crap way to promote affiliate products as nowadays, people rarely click on ads.
With product reviews, you can show the product off without any distractions from other products. It’s just you, the reader, and the product.
And that’s not all…
Thousands of consumers search for reviews every day. About 70% of them rely on product reviews before they buy something. Out of total reading the review, 72% will make the purchase.
This also means that people search for reviews. And what do people do when they search the web?
Since Google is the largest search engine and the best source of free organic traffic, ranking your product review posts high can lead to an endless supply of potential affiliate product customers.
If that doesn’t put a smile on your affiliate face, I don’t know what will.
You must keep a few things in mind when you’re reviewing a product to post:
- Show the reader the product work (with real life examples.)
- Show the reader all the product’s important features
- Don’t hesitate to show the product’s cons
- Show them how to use the product (effectively.)
#2. The Product Roundup Post
If you want to write the comparisons when you read product roundup posts.
If so, no. These are not product comparison posts.
And they’re not mentioned anywhere else in this post.
A product roundup rounds up a broad range of products.
Unlike comparisons, where you go more specific.
For example – 99 Online Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without from WordStream.
This one’s broken up into several categories.
If it were a comparison post, its topic would be one of those categories.
You see where I’m getting at?
These product roundups can not only generate affiliate sales but also drive loads of traffic.
That’s if you promote it effectively, which would be done by reaching out to the product owners and letting them know you’ve featured their product.
They’d happily share it with their social media followers.
And that’s not all.
If you haven’t thought of it already, you would be able to promote an X amount of affiliate products in these.
You could even become an affiliate of every single product in your roundup if you feel like it.
Exciting, isn’t it?
You must keep a few things in mind when you’re creating your product roundup post:
- You only need around 50-word summaries for each product. No need to go in-depth.
- You need images, but not for every single product you feature. Consider using one image per category.
- The more products you feature, the more likely the post achieves success.
#3. The Expert Roundup Post, Affiliate Style
You’ve seen expert roundups before, right?
They’re the ones that are usually titled like this: “27 Top Bloggers Share Their Biggest Mistakes.”
But that’s not what you’re going to do.
Instead of doing it like everyone else, you’re going to sprinkle some affiliate dust on it and make some money.
This means your expert roundup will be featuring experts sharing their favorite tools.
You must keep a few things in mind when you’re creating your affiliate-style expert roundup post:
- Ask as many people you can. The more, the merrier. Consider asking up-and-comers and semi-pros to contribute.
- Towards the top of the post, have a section where you rank the most voted/featured products.
The 3 affiliate promo techniques above may not turn you into a super affiliate overnight, it will take time, but they’ll get you on the right path.
In fact, using just one of the methods will work so well your affiliate account will look like big steps. All you have to do is start just right now.
If you have any questions or comments, let us know in the comments section below.
And don’t forget to share it with your people.