How to Promote an Affiliate Link – 8 Ways
1. Put a link on your own website
Start by putting a link on your website (remember to underline it if is not done so by default)–typically within an online review or in an area where you explain the product or course (in body copy, tables, images, side bar, or banner). Click HERE (opens in own window) to see an example of how to promote an affiliate link. On the bottom it talks about AffiliatWP–that is the software used at Chanimal for the affiliate program. If you click the link and purchase, Chanimal gets a commission for the sale.
2. Create a reference section
At Chanimal, I often get asked about which books I recommend. So, I link to books on Amazon in my Books & Magazines section (opens in own window). However, I am also an Amazon affiliate, so I earn commission from qualifying purchases (not a lot–but enough to remain active with Amazon as connoisseur of affiliate programs).
3. Write a Blog
Here is a blog about Pitching to the Press. I have used Todd for years–incredible results. He always does a great job for anyone I refer to him. On the page is an example of how to promote an link on his website. He doesn’t have affiliate software, but if you mentioned that you came from Chanimal, then I get a small ongoing referral fee. Our relationship is reciprocal.
4. Post in Other Blogs & Forums
If you are in a blog and someone wants to know about your product, you can post a link with your response. Or, you can link to the product landing page in your signature (if allowed).
5. Social Media
Often folks post questions on Facebook or Linked In (especially within the groups)–perhaps a marketing topic. You can respond to a question and provides a link to your product.
6. Newsletter to Promote an Affiliate Link
You can add a description about your affiliate product in your company newsletter with a link.
Create a simple video about your experience with the course and post it on YouTube. Some folks make their entire living posting reviews and getting the associated commission. You can also reply to YouTube videos with a link.