How To Sell Affiliate Products On Your Site
Would you like to know how to sell affiliate products on your site? Quite sure you’d like to. Well, read on and you will see that it is the easiest and safest way to make an income, providing that …
There are many ways to monetize a blog or website to get a source of revenue. And although money should not be the only motivation of the blogger or webmaster ;), it can be interesting to get some income by doing what we love. So, how to go about it when you are a beginner?
Either you are a stay at home mom or dad; a retiree on a low retirement income; or getting closer to retirement, knowing very well that you will have to give up some of your spending habits, unless you do something about it now. Or, perhaps you are like many people out there who hate their job and / or can’t stand the boss anymore, etc. …
One of the simplest methods of setting up a source of income, part time, or full time, and which can pay BIG, is certainly by promoting some affiliate programs.
In this article, I will show you how to go about setting yourself up as an affiliate and how to start earning an income with it while avoiding the many scams out there.
How to sell affiliate products on your site …
There are two ways to be in business with affiliate programs:
- Either you sell products or services on behalf a “vendor”,
- Or, you have a product or service to sell, so you are the “vendor”, and you offer a commission to your affiliate whenever they make a sale on your behalf.
1. Becoming an affiliate to generate an income
But, first of all, what is affiliation? As said above, you can approach the affiliation either as an advertiser or as an affiliate. Affiliation as an affiliate is simply to promote the products or services of other activities (advertisers) on your site. As an affiliate you will be paid by the advertisers. You will earn a commission for each sale, contact or view (advertising) generated (based on the goal you have previously chosen).
There are many ways to promote affiliate programs on your site. You will be able to choose the ones that you prefer: from the insertion on your site of a banner to a video, while passing by descriptive products or the insertion of links.
In this case, you have the opportunity to select the programs you wish to promote according to your niche. You can find the products or services that you’d like to promote on many affiliate platforms, such as Amazon, ClickBank, e-Junkie, etc. just to name a few that come to mind now. In short, select the one that suits you best!
2. The prerequisites of affiliation
This can make you dream on paper. But if becoming an affiliate seems simple at first, it still asks the blogger (or site editor) several things:
– Being able to master and set up different marketing tools, starting with the acquisition of traffic!
Because, if some advertisers will not ask you to have a lot of traffic to allow you to promote their programs, it is still a key point to succeed in obtaining the correct income through the membership.
This can be learned and I have written several articles on the subject that you might like to read. One of which is: 3 Great Tips To Get Traffic To Your Website (Really Easy!)
Then, a significant quantity of traffic will be useful to you if it is 100% relevant to the product or service of which you will be an affiliate. Otherwise the ratio of your “conversions” and therefore the money coming from the affiliation will necessarily be less!
– Have identified beforehand your typical reader or “ideal client”.
This was part of the discussion we had a short while ago on How To Increase Website Traffic With Keywords and promote products and / or services that will be a 100% match. That is, according to the editorial line of your blog and your values. The more you will be in a niche market, i.e. very targeted, for your affiliate strategy will pay off.
– Be both selective and rigorous in the choice of your advertisers:
The idea is above all to present on your blog quality content, which is useful for your readers, and therefore to promote products and services that you will have tested and approved. In a word, with affiliation, you vouch and put the image of your activity at stake!
– Play transparency:
First, because your readers are no fools! Secondly, there is no shame in finding ways to be rewarded for the time and energy spent on your blog. Especially if it helps your readers with products or services that you endorse!
So you can warn them:
- Either in your legal notices, by creating a small paragraph “affiliation” of the type:
“When I review some products, it can happen that they are affiliate links. The products offered are always in line with the editorial line and values of the publisher. Whether or not the user passes these links, this has no impact on the amounts of the service offered. The user can choose at any time not to go through this affiliate link. “
- Or within the pages concerned:
NB: For the sake of transparency, the links to xyz are affiliated links. This means that I will earn a small commission if you decide to use this product / service. I do this to reward the work done on my blog and only with the products / services tested and approved.
Finally, think backwards and do not hesitate to try to become the advertiser. You can encourage word of mouth by paying the recommendation of your own activity. You can obviously do this without going through affiliate platforms, simply by working with your network of partners.
If you register as an advertiser, I will always recommend paying your affiliates based on the purchases. That is, you will only give a commission on the sales you make.
That’s it, so you now have the keys in hand to start your affiliate strategy and you know how to sell affiliate products on your site. Now, you will certainly agree with me that the above few chapters cannot be all that is needed to know, and practice, to become a full time income earner from home, it would be too easy, right?
Do not expect to earn astronomical sums until you master a minimum of the skills that are needed. Although many bloggers are making a very descent living out of affiliate programs, they have been properly trained and mentored, and practiced their new skills for a minimum of time. But, of course, anyone can acquire the right coaching if they are willing to put in the hours needed to become financially independent.
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Thanks a lot for the interesting post! You definitely highlight how to sell affiliate products on your website and why everyone should be doing it!
I also like how you touch on transparency. I agree with this, there’s no shame in letting readers know that you’ll be getting rewarded for your helpful posts.
Out of interest, do you add affiliate links to every post?
Nice seeing you again on my website Stephen. I am pleased to see that you are following most of my articles. Thanks for commenting on this post too.
To answer your question: Once your website has been live for several months and it is considered a trusted site by Google, you can start including affiliate links on just about every posts, but in moderation. How many you can post depends on your niche.
Personally, I consider this website to be based on information and have no intention of filling every article with affiliate links (Google doesn’t like that either). I know that my readers come to me to solve some problems they have, and I respect that. If I have a product or service that I feel is of value to them, if possible, I normally point them to another page where I have specifically written something on it.
I hope to have answered your question fully and I look forward to seeing you again on this site Stephen.
Thank you for this valuable article on how to sell affiliate products on my own site. I really appreciate your knowledge in this area.
There are several great resources to find affiliate programs to join. Shareasale is a valuable site to locate vendors/merchants/sellers to earn commissions on. It is also free to join as an affiliate.
Those that want to sell online, vendors, should not be surprised to be asked for a fee for this service.
Personally, I love selling other peoples online digital products with a view one day to create my own to sell online. I bought recently some PDF Millionaire BluePrint that promised to earn me $100 in two weeks.
$26 it set me back. Then it told me I had to work at it and all that and I felt I just bought a scam! I bought this product on shareasale so DO BE CAREFUL oN what you buy.
Thanks again John on this valuable article to help others learn to how to make some money online the right way.
All the best – Philip.
Thanks so much for sharing your experience in selling affiliate products Philip. That’s right, there are scammers everywhere, it is not only in Shareasale, which I have never used. I do promote some ClickBank products, but, again you must be very careful, especially if you have to invest in any way.
I have been marketing online since 2001 and of all the affiliate programs I have come across, the one I liked the most is Wealthy Affiliate. I can definitely recommend it to anyone, newbie or experienced marketers alike. It is free to join and follow their first class training.
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Thanks you very much How I wish I had this knowledge long way back. Seems to have learned a lot after reading this piece.Nice and very informative indeed.
Once again, thank you
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