Secrets of Selling Affiliate Links on your Blog

by RobSake on July 26, 2012

Selling affiliate links on your blog is one of the most high-earning monetization strategy you can employ with your blog. Getting affiliate links into your blog is easy but the hard part is on selling the links to your prospective buyers.

Some prominent bloggers earned a huge amount of income in selling affiliate links and it is one of the largest source of income for professional bloggers. Affiliate sales although highly rewarding but considered as one of the most competitive money-making strategies.

Secrets of Selling Affiliate Links

The Internet Marketing Industry is one of the most mature when it comes to internet marketing tactics and as a result, the customers are over exposed to all the techniques. Some of the most-widely used techniques in internet marketing were,  namesqueeze pages, email marketing, sales copy, and testimonials to name a few.

We will discuss the different strategies and motivations that will keep our interest on selling affiliate links. The following discussions will reveal the secrets of selling affiliate links on your blog.

Motivation from the First Sale:

Everything starts with motivation, what keeps us motivated was the beauty of our first sale that will encourage us a lot, for it will enhance our skills and technique to convert visitors into real-life consumers with the products that we are promoting.

Don’t be discouraged with the first unconverted traffics into sale, it’s a common fact that every bloggers experience during the early days of affiliate marketing that we try to check our income from time to time.

Provide Free Content:

Giving free and relevant content will make your authority as a blogger gets higher in the blogging world. Giving relevant and useful information for free will certainly builds relationship with your readers and will surely increase the loyalty of your blog visitors. One of the “laws” of successful blogging is to give away as much free great content as you can.

Promote as Many Products as you can:

The higher the quantity of the products being promoted, the higher the tendency of getting sales in affiliate commissions. There’s a twist with this strategy although you will provide more products to be promoted you should always study the product so that it will not ruin your credibility as a blogger.

Promote Recursive Income Products and Higher Priced Items:

One of the best ways for higher income selling affiliate links is through promotion of products with recursive incomes such as subscription based products that only needs the first sale and the next sale will automatically added to your account. Higher priced items will also produce higher commissions. You must be careful to control your promotions so that your readers will not get annoyed with various affiliate links, just balanced the links with your articles.

Reviews with Authentic Experiences:

Reviewing a product is the best way to convert your affiliate links into sales. Don’t just put a banner somewhere in your site that will annoy your readers. Reviewing a product with an authentic experience will converts heavily compared to other ways of promoting a product.

Reviews is the key for successful affiliate blogging because they offer a soft-sales pitch style of promotion. You provide value in the form of advice, people learn from your experience and you get paid for any referrals you make.

Make an e-mail list:

Building an e-mail list is superior to other forms of online marketing because of the attention given by people to email and the speed of response. People read emails constantly and will do so as emails come in.

Successful bloggers have integrated their e-mail lists with their expertise and experience to drive more sales on affiliate marketing. Bloggers who use a combination of blogging, email marketing and reviews  drive more affiliate sales.

The above-mentioned technique were just some of the strategies used by popular bloggers to drive more affiliate sales. How about you what are your ways in promoting your affiliate sales? Let’s discuss your opinions in the space provided below.


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