Many people love affiliate marketing because it’s easy. Anyone who’s a newbie can make money online through affiliate marketing. No marketing experience or knowledge needed to get started.
The purpose of the advertising campaigns is to get traffic to your affiliate page and start making sales to earn commissions. The point is so clear here: all you need is to get traffic—relevant traffic—to your page.
In this article I want to share with you some useful traffic generation methods that are most commonly used by affiliates just like you.
It is one of the most essential parts of the SEO. Link building can help you boost your rankings tremendously.
SEO has advantage over other advertising methods. The first one is that it can get you a free traffic. Always you’ll never have to pay anything to be present in #1 Google SERPs. Second, it’s good for long term traffic generation. You’ll receive traffic as long as you’re in the first page.
Social Media and Viral Campaigns
Social media marketing is a great way to generate huge amount of traffic to your website in the least time possible.
Facebook is the most useful and easy-to-use platform to bring traffic to your website. This is a rule of thumb. Facebook is one of the most visited websites in the US and around the globe.
The huge number of traffic that Facebook receives annually should make you certain that you’re going to reach your audience or niche market so easily.
Facebook has around 1.54 billion users. This astronomical number is enough to reach you target market.
The nature of any social media is sharing, liking, etc. so that it goes to the most number of target market possible.
Facebook adverts are an effective way to reach your target audience. There are two types of Facebook ad: right side ad and news feed ad.
The most common ways on Facebook is to either direct traffic from your ad directly to your website, or to create a Facebook page.
Adwords is a PPC advertising ad network owned by Google. If you want to target traffic-rich keywords to reach your audience fast, you can do this with Adwords.
The best thing about Adwords is that you don’t have any budget constraints. You can start your campaign and see how well you can do with any budget.
Adwords makes you compete for the best ad placement which has the highest potential to receive traffic. The better the place for specific keyword the higher the PPC you would pay.
However, there are also other factors that should be taken into account, like how relevant your website to your keyword, among other factors.
One great and contemporary way to get traffic is by advertising on mailing lists of other mailing list owners. A good thing about solo ads is that they’re not expensive, plus they allow you to target very big number of people very fast and very cheaply.
The best thing to do here is to look out for list owners who have big lists in order to advertise your affiliate link or bring traffic to your blog.
You should always expect high response if you’re advertising your list in a reputable email list. Always reputable list owners give you access to high responsive highly relevant mailing list that trust him much.
One of the fastest ways and many people love to do it. Micro blogging is the short form of blogging.
Building followers and sending them short messages to engage them is the essence of micro blogging. You can use micro blogging in affiliate marketing as a way to drive traffic to your blog or landing page that includes your affiliate link.
Image sharing websites
With Snapshot and Instagram websites explode with active users by millions on annual basis, targeting these websites is also a brilliant idea to generate more traffic to your blog or affiliate product you promote.
Google+ network is a social media network that connects you to your audience, however, as any other advertising campaign, you have to do your own research first and check whether or not this network is appropriate for you.
The advertising method that’s available in Google+ is called +Post Ads. Google+ has about 540+ million monthly active users.
With +Post Ads, you reach your target audience by advertising your valuable content in relevant websites—in Google Display Network.
Before Google+ allows you to create a +Post Ad, you have to fulfill some criteria. After such easy requirements, you can easily start your ad campaign.
The entry point of many affiliates is to start marketing their affiliate link on forums. All they need is to create content a.k.a. threads, or give useful response and attach their affiliate link to the signature so others can click through.
There are some useful things to see on forums before subscribing to.
#1 – Make sure that you are joining the most reputable forum in your niche. Sometimes just one or two forums are enough to get involved to.
#2 – big and reputable forums are always active and have many loyal users that participate on regular basis.
#3 – Make sure that you can add real value to the community. Spamming and such practices are not allowed
#4 – As a rule of thumb don’t start posting or creating new threads before carefully reading the rules and policy and get acquainted to them.
You should take it seriously. If you managed to build a good reputation in the forum you’re joining then, then it would pay off in the end as people start to get to know you better over time.
Blog commenting is another way to relate to your audience in highly effective and most cost efficient manner.
If you’re adding value with your comment, many bloggers give you a chance to add a link to your website under your name.
Actually there are more ways you can promote your affiliate link. It’s limited by your imagination. Whether you promote affiliate products by blog commenting, SEO, or Twitter and Facebook sponsored ads, etc.
Advertising and traffic generation methods are discussed deeply in many affiliate marketing training courses (for example here).
You always have to mix various strategies until you start seeing a flow of traffic that converts well with your affiliate offers. And never depend on just one advertising method or source of traffic.