Social media has pretty much become one of the mainstays of this generation. In fact, I
am willing to bet that you have one or many social media accounts. I mean, who doesn’t
want the ability to be able to communicate with people all over the world?
The platform was created for the purpose of letting you communicate with your friends
and loved ones no matter where you are in the globe, but ever since then, it has
branched out to accommodate more business features.
If you are into affiliate marketing, you can actually use social media to your advantage.
Read on to find out how.
Focus on Your Content
The basic premise of affiliate marketing is for the affiliate to make sure that they create
high-quality content at all times.
You can use social media to post some of your content from your main website or blog.
Think of it as your promotional portal where you can try and promote your main content
pieces on one of the most popular social media platforms out there.
You have to remember, though, that content is always king. It doesn’t matter if it
contains any affiliate links so long as it is actually something that people will love to
Always Use Media
If you use Facebook, for example, which among the popular content types do you think
will let you focus more on the content than anything else found on the page? The
answer is media, specifically photos and videos.
You see, the old adage, “a picture paints a thousand words” truly applies here. People
are more willing to see what you have to offer if you include any form of media in your
main content than making it purely text-based.
Use Redirect Links
People can spot an affiliate link from a mile away and if they do not know you yet, they
might get reluctant and not click on it at all. That is something that you do not want to
Instead of using your affiliate links directly, use a link shortener and create redirect links.
Doing it this way will yield you positive results.
Only Add High-Quality Affiliate Products
If you are still starting out, this tip will have little to no bearing since you want to build
your reputation. But, if you are a few years in your affiliate marketing career, this can be
If you are going to add affiliate links to your main content, it has to be those high-quality
ones. In other words, only post affiliate products that you trust and those that you
Not only will this help you build more credibility but it also signifies that you are not really
in just for the money, but you are there to provide your audience with valuable content
above anything else.
Consistency is Needed
If you are going to be using social media for your affiliate marketing efforts, it is
important that you remain active every single day. This will not only bode well for your
standing, but it will also tell your audience that you really care about engagement and
providing them with timely and quality content.
That being said, you should allot at least an hour or two in promoting your website in
your different social media accounts.