Best Affiliate Marketing Hacks to Increase Your Earnings

by Tahha Ashraf  April 27, 2017

Content marketing is surely making it big in 2017 as research from HubSpot Academy suggests:

“Blogging is definitely among one of the most trending niches of online marketing.”

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You must have heard about how people like Neil Patel, Harsh Agrawal, Darren Rowse became millionaires from blogging by using affiliate marketing hacks and in fact, who doesn’t want to become a millionaire just by posting some articles on the Internet?

It sounds good but believe me blogging needs a lot of patience, creativity and brainstorming to reach on a level where you can make millions. It is not as hard as cracking a nut with your teeth but—it’s all about marketing your products in the most appropriate way to the audience. It is a real challenge and every blogger should know how to increase online earnings.

A profitable marketing niche is Affiliate Marketing, that is promoting third-party’s products or services through your blog or website. To know more about Affiliate marketing read out blog post: Everything You Need To Know About Affiliate Marketing.

Affiliate marketing needs to be understood from scratch as every writing geek wants to earn big bucks without understanding the dos and don’ts of marketing.

Let me give you some of the most best tactics extracted from my years of experience on how you can make it big with Affiliate Marketing.

Promoting Blog Posts

It’s always a bad idea to directly promote a product as it sounds a little odd. The modern strategy of online sales is pitching indirectly. The best practice to gain affiliate sales is to mention the product in a relevant blog post. With this way, a product gets marketed without being discussed directly.

Your audience is more likely to click and buy your recommended products. Being a blogger, you play a role as an advisor and they value your opinion over their choice.

Product Review Posts

Everyone wants to know the pros and cons of a product. Knowing this instant curiosity of the audience, your product review post is the key to fetch big bucks through Affiliate Marketing.

Nowadays, everyone is writing product reviews, but an honest review catches eye of the online audience. The blog post should contain all the goods and bads of a product because no one likes to read a biased review.

Your article should be written maintaining a personal tone because it will build your audience mindset whether they should buy the product or not. In fact, their decision will largely depend on how you conveyed your verdict.

For example, if you are reviewing a product or service, you should not be going gaga about their features, but you should also highlight the areas, which can be improved.

Earn Cash With Tutorials

Modern internet audience is always keen to learn, and the majority of people don’t like to depend on another person for the tasks they are interested in performing. Websites like Lynda and Coursera have the immense following due the tutorials they provide.

Nowadays, blogs are all flooded with how-to tutorials, and there is a reason behind these technique. These tutorials not only improve blog’s search engine ranking but they create an excellent opportunity of interacting directly with your target audience.

For example, if you are an affiliate marketer of an online education platform, you can write how-to-use their platform and how to perform certain actions on their platform. By this way, you will not be educating your audience but indirectly promoting your product as well.

Power of Coupon Codes

“Save Your Money,” “Discount,” and “Sale” — do these words (coupon codes) got your attention? Surely, it’s a yes! Everyone loves to save his hard earned money that’s why discounts are always appealing to customers. In fact, the goal is to make your audience an offer they can’t refuse

Coupon codes are one of the oldest and the most-proven tactic of promoting a product. It not only excites customers but they rake in a good amount of commissions in your account too. This is the reason why every affiliate marketer is seen offering different coupon codes with enticing CTA’s.

Banners to Boom

Always remember, “brain works with images.”

Blogs that are visually appealing to the audience’s eyes always make it big, and this is why affiliate marketers use banners to promote products. Banners placed at appropriate place are a great source of making more sales as the product is directly targeted to the visitor.

In most cases, banners proved to be the main source of majority of conversions but there shouldn’t be too many banners on the blog as excess of everything is like Error 404. People get irritated and may lose interest if a blog has a large number of banners.

Featured Pin Posts

Anything that needs to shine is placed on the top, and same is the case with blog posts. As an affiliate marketer, you can always choose to pin post the article that is expected to generate more sales.

Post placement on the top means the post is noticed by the majority of blog visitors. These significant number of views means chances of sales, and as an affiliate marketer, you can surely count on them.

Segmented Email Marketing

Last but definitely not the least, segmented email marketing is yet another important element of success for an affiliate marketer. You may have seen contact forms on blogs that collect feedback from visitors. These forms provide bloggers with their subscriber emails that later can be used for email marketing.

Blog subscribers are catered according to their product interests and emails with different offers are sent to them. Email marketing is a very efficient and productive way to increase your leads because it is the only way to interact your visitor personally.

This Isn’t It!

Apart from these affiliate marketing hacks, there are also other ways which you can follow to step up the game as an affiliate marketer. Product giveaways, series of articles, feature-centric posts, comparison oriented posts, video tutorials etc. are some of them.

I hope you must have enjoyed reading the article and you are ready to experiment with the provided ways of earning more money from your blog. I think you now know how to increase online earnings. Do tell me how much this article is helpful to you via comments. Thank you!

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About Tahha Ashraf

Tahha Ashraf is a Digital Content Producer at Cloudways, a Managed Cloud Hosting Platform. He loves talking about brands and writes content related to online marketing. He is fond of creativity and writes poetry in his free time.

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