Affiliate marketing can be done from pretty much anywhere. Many people make a profitable side income by conducting affiliate marketing via their blogs, websites they own, email lists, advertising, and many other ways.
It’s a fun activity that you can do in your spare time, or even as a full time or part time job from home.
The Programs To Promote To Maximize Income
The best affiliate programs to promote are the ones that closely align with the audiences you are able to reach.
If you think your audience would be interested in purchasing a product, and you can clearly see the benefits in them doing so, chances are it would be a good fit.
Trying to promote programs that aren’t a good fit for your audience, be it over a blog or website or even email marketing, you probably won’t see much success.
How to increase your affiliate sales conversions
Although as affiliates we don’t have much control over what the destination website looks like there is one thing that you can do to increase the chances that visitors from your site will purchase the product or service on the other end.
By placing your links contextually in your content you can ensure that people reading your content (that is, people that are interested in what you are writing about) will be more likely to click through.
This has the effect of increasing the number of interested (or pre-qualified) buyers through your links which will increase the conversions on the other end.
Increasing your click through on affiliate links
So, the trick to maximizing your affiliate marketing income comes from pre-qualifying visitors and priming them to buy what’s on the other side of that affiliate link. Therefore we need to know how to increase click through rates on your links.
Context matters here also. Increasing the click through of your affiliate links is all down to the context in which the link was placed on the page.
Asking for the sale before setting up the premise of why the visitor might want to check out the product is a bad idea and will result in low click through rates (and even less actual sales).
By introducing the product, describing it and detailing why the visitor would enjoy using it or would find it useful you are setting them up to be more interested in what is behind the link.
Of course there can be hundreds of other factors that can effect click through rates, but this describes simply how to you can get better click through rates and higher conversions and thus, maximize your income from affiliate marketing.
Check out this article if you’re interested in reading more about how to make money affiliate marketing.