You can also write articles about the type of product you are selling and publish them on article directories. You are not allowed direct advertising, or product reviews, on directories, but you can write about the general topic. For example, if you are selling an ebook on Affiliate Marketing, you could write an article on the subject, and provide a link to your pre-sales or review page in your ‘author’s resource box’. You will attract traffic by requesting that anybody wanting further information on the benefits of affiliate marketing to click on your link.
If you are good at SEO, you could write a review and submit it to search engines. This is good way to get free traffic, but a lot will depend on the competition you have in the subject of the product you are selling. Product reviews are a popular way of advertising affiliate products, and if you get a good keyword with a fair amount of demand and relatively little supply, you could get good search engine exposure.
Finally, there are sites and programs available that provide a website and products for you. You generally pay a monthly subscription, then decide what products you are going to stock your site with. Some people find the convenience of this type of program good for them, while others find it restrictive. A lot depends on how much time you have to devote to affiliate marketing, and while some like these types of programs, often called ‘showcases’, others prefer the freedom of their own personal website.
However you decide to approach it, you can make money with affiliate marketing and some people make hundreds of thousands of dollars every year just by selling other people’s products.
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