Affiliate marketing – Why you should have an affiliate marketing blog.

13 Feb

Affiliate marketing is one of the oldest and best ways to make money online, in a nut shell, you get paid to sell other peoples products without having to buy, hold or post any products yourself. This method 

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has made a lot of money for a lot of people.

There are many ways to promote an affiliate product online but one of the best is by having an affiliate marketing blog. Simply building a content based blog that has affiliate offers on it is a great way to make money as you are not actually selling.

By adding plenty of regular useful content that is free for the visitor to read is great as it builds up your online presence and builds up a trustworthiness and confidence in you with your visitors. The content is free without any form of commitment which visitors will love and keep coming back for more, as long as you add new great content regularly. New content is great for search engine rankings too. They love fresh and regular content.

When reading your posts and reviews the reader will see your affiliate adverts showing down the sides of the blog and embedded into your content as links. They will be seen by the reader as something there for them to ‘choose’ to buy if they so wish. Without any high pressure selling from you.

Because you are not actually selling but merely recommending certain products that you have handpicked, the visitor that now trusts you will be more happier to go that ‘step further’ and visit the product through your link. Resulting in a higher chance of them buying and you making an affiliate commission.

By having a blog you are distancing yourself from the other affiliate marketers who are promoting the same products and at the same time developing an authority within your chosen niche. Visitors love an authority figure! They buy recommended items from authority figures. When Oprah Winfrey recommended a book on her show, sales of that book would increase immensely.

A blog also has the feel of a forum or discussion board where people can ask questions or leave comments on your posts, if you leave the comments section open. Giving you the opportunity to answer them with advice or reassurances. People love interaction and reassurances. It’s great for business.

The great thing about a blog is that you can change the products as and when needed. If you have a steady stream of regular readers, you are getting new products out in front of loyal followers. Something other affiliate marketers cannot do when they are using other marketing methods.

Please remember, blogging is one of the easiest, quickest and cheapest ways to start an online affiliate marketing business. And it starts your business in the right way, giving great regular content, building up a following of loyal fans, getting love from people like Google and creating you an online presence as an authority. These can only add up to one thing, a great business for you.

 

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