If you are wondering how to promote affiliate products and get some real sales soon, you should take advantage of the ‘wisdom’ that is being distributed ‘totally free’ via this post. I mentioned in one of my recent posts about the crucial importance of having your own website as tool # 1 of 4 tools in affiliate marketing. Ask any ‘affiliate marketing guru’ and you will get the same suggestion: start your own website to market affiliate products.
But in case you really have a genuine excuse for not owning and setting up a personal website, I still can show you how to promote affiliate products without spending any money or effort in setting up a website. Here are the 5 easy steps that will show you how to promote affiliate products:
Step # 1 How to Promote Affiliate Products by Creating Brilliant Articles
Your articles are your own creation, a product of the brilliant mind that you possess. Put this brilliance to maximum use and create articles that not only are interesting and to the point, but are written with a genuine desire to help readers with your knowledge. If you observed closely, you would have noticed that I stressed on 2 things. First of all I stressed on brilliance and second thing I stressed on genuineness. Brilliance cannot be created but may be bought. In case your writing skills are not quite up to the mark, hire a professional writer to get the job done. Even in such a case, it is your job to make sure that genuineness is included in the articles.
Now that you have created great articles and you are still left wondering how to promote affiliate products with them. The next step is to get these articles published in article directories. The resource box should be used to place your affiliate link that makes sure that commissions for all sales generated out of the link will be directed to you.
Step # 2 How to Promote Affiliate Products by Joining Online Forums
Search online to find the forums that are related to the affiliate products that you want to promote and sell. So in case your affiliate product is weight loss pills, join online slimming forums or forums that discuss the various weight products. Whatever you do make sure that you never ever SPAM (in case you do you will be unceremoniously kicked out of the forum by the moderator- that’s for sure!) Contribute valuable information to forums, instead of excessive self promotion. Take a genuine interest in the discussions initiated by other members and then you can either talk about your product (wherever relevant) or your affiliate link in your signatures (interested people will click on it)
Step # 3 How to Promote Affiliate Products by Posting Comments on Blogs
Well, this step stresses on the fact that you need to read blogs posted by others too. Don’t shut yourself up in your own private world. Affiliate marketing is all about networking, so find blogs that are related to your product and post sensible and relevant comments. DO NOT SPAM! Do not forget to include your affiliate links below your comments, because that is how the moolah is gonna come in!
Step # 4 How to Promote Affiliate Products by Sending Emails
This step works if you have a vast contact list. Make use of those articles that you wrote for the article directories. Modify and adapt the style of writing a bit to sound more personal as if you are speaking directly to the reader of the email. If your original article is quite lengthy, then compress it into a short summary of say about 200-250 words and then send these via email to your contacts. Make sure that you include your affiliate link here as well.
Step # 5 How to Promote Affiliate Products by Creating a Squidoo Lens
A Squidoo lens can be considered as a miniature website, minus the charges and hassles involved in setting it up. You can write a detailed review or promote the product or provide detailed information about the affiliate product n your Squidoo page. The best part is that you need not worry about traffic / exposure because Squidoo is already a social networking site.
So now you have free access to all the 5 easy steps that show you how to promote affiliate products without spending a single cent in investment or going through the hassle of starting a website. Keep checking back for more useful posts like these.