Monday, April 08, 2019

7 Simple Tips to Promote Affiliate Links on Twitter

Finding places to promote your affiliate links can be difficult, but in recent years this has become a lot easier, with most social media platforms allowing you to do so.

If  affliliate links are posted on Twitter in the right way, can lead to a win win situation between the affiliate marketer and their followers.

If you're a blogger looking for extra revenue stream, look no further.

Here are 7 simple tips to promote affiliate links on Twitter:

1. Always Promote Products Relevant to Your Brand

Many people post links that have nothing to do with what they're actually writing about, which isn't clever.  Posting links like this holds little water with your audience, and will potentially annoy your readers.  Always make sure the products you're promoting are relevant to your brand.

2.  Use Links You've Already Tried 

People often add affiliate links from products they've tested themselves.  Giving their own mini review through a Twitter post.  People like personal recommendations, and are more likely to use them if they've been recommended to them.

3. Use Affiliate Links to Start a Conversation

Affiliate links can be used to start a conversation on Twitter, and can be slipped in at the appropriate time, along with a small declaration that they are affiliate links.  The opposite of this particular tactic would be the use of 'cold calling' which can often be a put off.

4. Use Affiliate Links Indirectly

This can be done through blog posts, and is less intrusive than an direct link tweet.  You can do this through product reviews and best of lists on your blog.

5. Be Prudent With Your Affiliate Links

Don't sell, sell, sell to your audience.  Make sure that your audience likes the fact that you're posting affiliate links, otherwise you'll lose followers.

If you're not posting any links at all on your Twitter feed, start gradually, by posting a one may be once a week to begin with.  You'll soon know if you're links are liked or not by your audience.

6.  Understand What Your Audience Wants

The best way to know if you're being successful with your affiliate links is to check your analytics and if you're making any money out of the links you're posting.
 7. Post Affiliate Links That Are Valuable to Your Followers

This goes right back to the point about being relevant.  It's surprising what you discover about your audience by what they purchase through Amazon.  There's no doubt that you'll get a lot of clicks, but conversions take time, and so does gaining your audiences trust.

The End Game

At the end of the day if you want to make money online, you need to try new avenues, and see what results you get back.

It can take a while before your audience is trusting enough to start clicking and buying any of your affiliate products.  But by not trying you'll never know.

Let me know your thoughts on affiliate marketing on Twitter in the comments below.

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