Affiliate Programs And Blogs
Affiliate programs may prove to be your best friend. The right affiliate programs can transform a blog into a cash machine. Affiliate networking should be considered by all bloggers. Try to devote proper resources to joining and maintaining effective affiliate relationships.
Joining Affiliate Programs
Before you rush to join affiliate programs for advertisers you want to first sit down and identify who your blog’s target market is. Be as specific as you can. Once you know who your target market is you want to identify what is important to your market.
Join affiliate programs of advertisers that have products or services that will interest your readers. Your goal is to choose advertisers that will likely result in a conversion (sale). Many bloggers lose focus. Do not try to pick ads that make their blog seem important. Pick ads that will generate revenue.
Join only the affiliate programs of advertisers that will genuinely interest your readers.
Integrating Affiliate Links into Blog
Create blog postings about products or services you feel strongly about. Write a well written blog posting that includes one or more links to affiliate websites that offer those products or services.
It is important that the link you add to the blog posting include any tracking code needed so you get credit for the sale through the affiliate network.
Images can include hyperlinks to retailers or suppliers of the product or service you are writing about. In addition you can invite readers to “read more” with a link to the page on a website that is relevant to your target market.
You do not want to go overboard with promoting products or services with every blog posting or your readers may think you are not being genuine. Your integrity is important to maintain while blogging.
Integrating Affiliate Ads on Your Blog
Affiliate ads can be integrated on your blog. Typically the affiliate ads appear on the sides of the blog as well as the bottom of the blog. Keep in mind that the higher an ad appears on the page the more effective it will be.
Typically adding affiliate ads to your blog is part of a pay-per-click arrangement where you are paid every time someone from your site clicks on their ad and goes to their site and completes a purchase.
A blogger looking to make money should integrate affiliate links into their postings and affiliate ads onto their blog.