3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Affiliate Marketing Blog
Affiliate marketing is great for making some extra money on the side, or monetizing your blog. But it’s rarely enough to just add in affiliate links to your blog and wait for the referrals to roll in. In this article, we’re going to go over 3 simple things you can add to your website that will take it to the next level and help you refer more sales.
Create a Resource Page
A resources or recommendations page serves multiple great purposes. It’s a place where you can recommend your favorite products to your readers, and you can also use some of your best-converting affiliate links. For example, if you run a blog about marketing, you can fill your resources page with your favorite marketing tools that have affiliate programs. Your readers will know that you probably trust these services and will go looking for them.
You can make this a landing page, or just a page full of written content so that it’s great for SEO as well.
Start an Online Course
If you’re collecting a good paycheck from your affiliate marketing, why not make your website even more valuable? The ultimate product for a website is an online course. This is most often in video form, and stuck behind a paywall. Some are free, and others can cost thousands of dollars! Most lie somewhere in between. If you have the time to do it, you can create and sell an online course through a service like Kajabi. Paying for a course will be a logical next step for many of your blog readers, and there is more perceived value – theoretically they will provide more information than the free-to-read blog material.
While you’re working on a course, consider becoming an affiliate for existing courses in your niche. These can often demand a high price, so earnings from these sales will be fairly high. The only downside to this is that you’ll need to vet the courses to make sure they are in line with the content you create already.
Use a Link Shortener
Nobody wants to read an ugly link that is dozens of characters long. There are a plethora of link shortening tools like Bit.ly that will shorten your link into something digestible and much easier on the eyes. This is perfect for sites like YouTube where hyperlinking text is impossible, and you need to just copy and paste a link.
Some of the link shortening tools out there provide tracking and click information, which can supplement any information your affiliate program’s tracking software provides!
We hope these ideas have sparked your creativity and given you a direction to go. Affiliate marketing and affiliate blogging requires more than just writing content and putting in your links. Anything beyond the bare minimum that you can do can be integral to your success!