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Are you a social media influencer or entrepreneur and want to turn your followers into buyers? Do you work a 9-5 job and just want ideas on how to create a new income stream? We have compiled a list of the best affiliate marketing examples for beginners so you can learn how to make money online.
All you need is a simple website, check out our plans.

what is Affiliate Marketing?

Definition: A way for a company to sell its products by signing up individuals or companies (“affiliates”)
who market the company’s products for a commission. [See Source]

How does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Before we get into the best affiliate marketing examples, let’s talk about what affiliate marketing is. Affiliate marketing is basically a marketing arrangement where a company pays commission to an external website for traffic or sales generated from its referrals. If you’re an influencer you are very familiar with this, sponsorships and affiliate marketing is one of the biggest ways social media influencers make their money. It’s pretty simple, first you affiliate with companies that have products you would use. Then you would write a blog or post a video and link the products to the company you affiliated with. Once your viewers/followers buy the products using your link, you get paid a percentage.

You can also use social media to redirect them to your website and generate leads. You will then send emails and get them back to your Youtube channel to keep watching your videos while continuing to hear about your affiliates. It’s proven that people have to hear about something multiple times before they take action.

The strategy I just mentioned is a great way to make predictable income and get off the treadmill. Most companies will give you your own unique link to track sales. Other times, they will give you a discount code and whoever uses the code will receive a discount and you will receive payment. 

You can also add ADS to your website on the sidebar or footer just to create more chances of making money. Amazon offers Native Shopping ADS that will show ADS related to your content and your users through recommendations. This helps you get more clicks on your ADS. For obvious reasons, we are not going to go over affiliate marketing from a company standpoint. To learn more about what Brand Rescue can do for your company with our 250+ influencer connections, email us. 

Affiliate Marketing and Websites

There are 3 main reasons why social media is not enough when it comes to affiliate marketing, you need a website.

– People don’t take you seriously without a website. This can hinder your sales and hurt your reputation.
– You will not be able to properly track your visitors and links without a website.
With a website, you can know exactly who’s on what page and how long they spend on it. This will tell you which marketing efforts are working and which ones are not.
– You will be able to collect emails and create an email campaign to retarget your visitors.
Engage with your followers and entice them to come back for more. We see business sales increase by more than 30% when we add an effective email marketing campaign linked to their affiliate marketing products and services.

The goal of having a website is to automate your business as much as possible, it’s about working smart, not hard.  

 

Affiliate Marketing Examples

There are many ways to make money from affiliate marketing, we believe blogging and vlogging are the best ways to generate income and don’t require any technical skills. You just have to make sure that your topic is relevant and properly structured. There are dozens of websites that make a lot of money talking about certain topics. Here are 3 examples of our favorite ways to add affiliate marketing to your income stream.

1. The Niche Blog

This way to make money with your website is very popular! You could choose anything you want. Such as food, fashion, lifestyle, travel, cars, pets, etc. We recommend that you affiliate with something you’re passionate about so you can resonate with your readers. Let’s say you have a unique sense of style and want to show others how to achieve it. You would write a blog and use your affiliate link to promote the pieces or products you identify with.

If you’re worried about not having enough website visitors, there are companies that work with you when you’re first starting out. 

Here are a few:
SkimLinks
Amazon,
ShopStyle Collective
Zaful

 These companies are great when you’re first starting out in the fashion industry. For every single niche, there are companies that are willing to affiliate with your brand.  

Just to give you an example, here are a few fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogs that are successful to give you some inspiration: The-Atlantic-PacificChronicles of Her and The Daileigh. This will also give you an idea on how to format your blogs to make sure you have the power to show up on the first page of google.

2. Review Website/Comparison Blog

This is by far one of our favorites for the simple fact that it’s so versatile. In this example, we will cover a technology blog. Now, we all know when consumers shop, they don’t blindly buy items without looking at reviews or comparisons. This is where you come in! You would build a review website and start writing blogs where you compare brands and products. For example, a good blog for this type of website would be top 10 cameras for vloggers. You would list and review all of the cameras. Highlighting the pros and the cons of every camera while comparing them with each other.

You would link all of the cameras to their corresponding product using your link. We believe this is one of the best ways to start because you’re not just relying on one product to make a profit, every product you showcase would direct them to buy through your affiliate link, even though they are all competing with each other.

Here are a couple of companies to consider affiliating with if you want to start a tech blog.
Amazon
ShareASale

Microsoft
Bluehost
SEMRush
Rakuten


A good tip for this type of blog is to never affiliate with your competition, this is a good rule overall. There are of course exceptions, such as location, etc.

Let’s look at your website from a visitors perspective. You’re a photographer and you’re trying to find out what’s the best camera to buy. You will most likely be looking for other things, such as websites, hosting, computers, and other electronics and accessories. The ads that you should be posting on your sidebar and footer should be in addition to what you’re writing about.

Here are a few comparison tech blogs that are successful to give you some inspiration: Tech Radar, Digital Trends and Wired.

 

3. Media/Gossip/News Blog

This type of blog is pretty simple because the content doesn’t have to be original. All you have to do is take a story and rewrite it with your take on the story. I know you probably see this all of the time. Stories like “Top 10 Celebrities who had work done.” or “Parents are outraged by this new Florida law.” These type of blogs create controversy and make people want to click on them out of curiosity. You can use this to create blogs around the entertainment industry, politics, sports, viral videos or stories, etc.

Most of these websites place ADS all over their blogs to make you click either on accident or on purpose. We recommend signing up for Google Adsense. It’s pretty simple, you just add a piece of code to your website and google will create custom ADS that are relevant to your content and audience.

Once you start receiving a lot of visitors because of your content you can start charging people to post their videos or content on your blog for exposure.

Here are a few media, news and gossip blogs that are successful to give you some inspiration.
Media: Worldstar
Gossip: Bossip
News: Rebel Circus

 

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+ 3 Tips on how to promote your affiliate products and services.

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3 Tips on how to promote your affiliate products and services

Tip #1 SEO is not enough

If you’re familiar with the way social media works, you know about hashtags and keywords. At Brand Rescue, we like to stay ahead of the curve. We notice that more and more people are using voice search (Siri, Alexa, Google, etc.) to search for content. This means that instead of focusing on vague keywords, we must focus on natural speech patterns and long-tail keywords to stay competitive. 

Tip #2 Run ADS the right way

Just for the record, you don’t need ads to succeed in business, however, if you are going to run ads as an affiliate you must know that Facebook isn’t really fond of affiliate marketing and it’s been known to ban some affiliates. Also, when you affiliate with amazon they do not allow advertisement on their affiliate links. The solution for this is to have your ads point to your website and then from there, they can click on the link and purchase. 

Tip #3 Focus on video content

Written content works for a lot of different industries, however, video content is king. We highly recommend starting a youtube channel, posting on your story regularly and engaging with your followers through videos. This method has been proven to provide free leads for businesses all over the world. Don’t be shy, jump all in. 

Do you have any amazing affiliate marketing examples that have worked for you?

 

Comment below and tell us if this blog was helpful and if you have any affiliate marketing ideas you can share with others! 

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