One of the great ways of earning money through blogging is to promote affiliate products. If done right it’s a win win situation for the affiliate (you) as you get paid for promoting something you think is of value and the vendor who gets more sales thanks to your hard work.
There are a few mistakes most bloggers make when trying to promote a product and they can hugely impact your profits and even worse your audiences trust in you.
Here are the top 5 ways to succeed at promoting affiliate products.
Many businesses treat blogging as a side task, but building an authority blog can eventually become the centre point of a highly converting, profitable business. Content marketing has seen a shift in recent years with more and more businesses recognizing the importance of building a good relationship with it’s readers through quality content.
Mastering social media requires you to be social. This sounds like a bit of a no brainer but you’d be amazed how many of us aren’t actually social on social media. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are places that people visit to kill time and have fun. You need to take this into account when deciding what to post on your profiles. Users like to view photos, funny videos and inspirational quotes. Generally you will find just posting a link to your latest blog post won’t garner much attention or response.
So you want to start building an email list, or sell a product or service. You have spent months creating the product and now it’s time to put it out there to the world. You know your product is awesome and that it offers value to the customers yet your sales are nowhere near your projected figures or even worse, you have yet to make a sale. How can this be? If you are certain it’s not the product then most of the fingers will either point at the quality of traffic or your landing page.
So we didn’t update month 5 but there was a good reason for it. I have moved around a lot of my money in my old ISA’s and due to the performance of the p2p accounts I have increased my fund in Zopa and Funding Circle.
4 months have passed since we opened our Zopa account and I am pleased to say we have lent out 100% of our £1000 fund.
I haven’t had any problems using Zopa and so far I really like the hands-off automated approach to their system. Below are screenshots from my fourth month, you can see I gained £4.71 interest from borrowers.
A well designed and managed ecommerce site will improve your sales and conversion rates. On the flip side, even one poorly designed aspect of a store can turn visitors away. It’s all about engaging your users and offering a helpful, easy to use online experience.
Bringing this optimal online experience to your users requires constant attention and tweaking of your pages. Consistent sales come from a lot of trial and error and even a change in wording or colour can influence your conversion rates.
This month I have scoured the internet to find you 5 of the freshest, beautifully designed, free WordPress themes.
3 months have passed since we opened our Zopa account and I am pleased to say we have lent out 100% of our £1000 fund.
I haven’t had any problems using Zopa and so far I really like the hands-off automated approach to their system. Below are screenshots from my thirdmonth, you can see I gained £6.83 interest from borrowers.
3 months have passed since we opened our Funding Circle account. Performance on the account has been good and because of this I have increased my fund to £1000. It is now level with my Zopa fund. The extra £500 I added was lent out much quicker than the original £500 so that was a nice surprise.
I haven’t had any problems using Funding Circle and so far I really like the hands-off automated approach to their system. Below are screenshots from my third month, you can see I gained £3.86 interest from borrowers. We should see a higher return next month after the repayments start to flow in from the extra £500 I added.