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Digital Marketing Pioneer Kolin Kleveno Joins Leading Independent Shop Tinuiti as SVP, Addressable Audiences – PRNewswire

With regulatory focus and corporate restrictions increasing rapidly for the use of cookies and identity data, addressability as we’ve known it will continue to evolve. Kleveno’s fresh perspective coupled with his tenured experience, will be instrumental in helping to build a new age addressable audience group focused on connecting with consumers throughout their digital journey in a privacy compliant manner. Kleveno’s goal is to evolve Tinuiti’s omni-channel, customer journey-led planning and activation approach that enables personalization at scale and promotes a deeper understanding of who is converting and why.

Prior to Tinuiti, Kleveno spent over 15 years at 360i, most recently as SVP, Addressable Solutions. There he rose through the ranks quickly, mastering everything from affiliate marketing and performance display to search marketing, while also founding the agency’s Addressable Solutions and Programmatic Buying Group. Kleveno worked with clients including: Capital One, Shiseido, Pernod Ricard, CarMax, Ben & Jerry’s, Chili’s and Fossil, and grew dollars under management by over ten times throughout his tenure.

Kleveno said: “I was drawn to Tinuiti for its people-first culture and entrepreneurial spirit, but after an immersive onboarding, I’m even more blown away by the talent and how well-developed the performance offering is; each team has true depth of knowledge and experience. I am excited to build upon such a strong foundation and help advance the use of identity-powered addressable targeting and measurement solutions for our clients.”

Kleveno has also held positions at affiliate marketing company, ECommWorks, and entertainment street marketing firm, Hi-Frequency. He earned a B.S. in Media Management from Ithaca College and MBA in Marketing from Pace University.

“Kolin is a true digital marketing pioneer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the Tinuiti team,” said Obele Brown-West, executive vice president and head of media, Tinuiti. “He will no doubt be invaluable in championing the Addressable Audience team, but also in helping Tinuiti continue to grow its presence in the market.”

Kleveno frequently contributes to trade publications and has presented at various industry conferences. On October 15th, he is leading a masterclass titled: “Marketing in a Cookie-less World” for The Institute of Brand Marketing. In collaboration with IBM Watson Advertising and Adweek, the program offers interactive and complementary courses focused on the intersection of brand marketing and technology.

About Tinuiti:
Tinuiti is the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook, Amazon and beyond. Tinuiti unites channel expertise with cross-channel strategy to help clients identify, engage, and acquire customers, then retain and reactivate them as they continue their digital journey. With expertise in search, social, Amazon & marketplaces, mobile apps, CRM & email marketing and more, every solution is built on best-in-class analytics, brought to life with brilliant creative, and delivered by exceptional strategists. Clients include Bombas, Truist (formerly known as BB&T), Eddie Bauer, e.l.f Cosmetics, Etsy, Rite Aid, Seventh Generation, The Honest Company, Ancestry, Terminix, Vitamin Shoppe. For more information visit http://www.tinuiti.com.

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Consumers Spend Less As Affiliate Marketing Takes Another Hike 10/14/2020 – MediaPost Communications

Acceleration Partners’ September 2020 report on global affiliate trends shows an 18% increase in revenue for the month compared with August 2020, driven by apparel, education and
household items. The markets pushed up advertising as consumers finalized plans for back-to-school.   

Despite the rise in affiliate advertising, consumer spent less in September,
particularly in the United States. The end to unemployment benefits for some in July contributed to a decrease, according to Acceleration
Partners.

Revenue for household brands rose 16% in September compared with the prior month, with strong promotions on furniture and mattresses during Labor Day.

Revenue driven by mass
media partners rose 80% in September compared with the prior month, with some partners contributing to revenue increases of over 100% and successful product roundups and best of web promotions.

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Consumers are more mindful about where and how they spend, taking more time to research brands and products before making a purchase, which Acceleration attributes to the rise in affiliate
marketing.

Orders also rose 8% month-over-month, but clicks fell 8%, reinforcing that consumers were spending more time browsing and researching in August than purchasing or converting in
September.

While all the types of affiliate partner- and publisher-brand partnerships were up month-over-month, the largest increases were seen in Deal partners, up 25%; and Mass Media,
up 80%. 

Affiliate marketing has seen a boost this year with companies like Button partnering with Rakuten to support customers like Sam’s Club.

In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pepperjam cited data from its
index that suggested brands were looking for guarantees through the channel.

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The Best Soundbar Deals of Prime Day 2020 – gearpatrol.com

Amazon Prime Day is on! To stay on top of all the best deals, visit and bookmark this page.


We’ve rounded up the best soundbar deals of Prime Day 2020. If you’re looking for a quick and sure-fire way of improving your TV’s audio quality, here are five deals to jump on now.

LG SL5Y

$279.99 $129 (54%)

Nebula Soundbar

$229.99 $139.99 (39%)

Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar

$249.00 $149.99 (40%)

Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar with Built in Subwoofer

$349.99 $297.49 (15%)

Polk Audio MagniFi Mini Home Theater Surround Sound Bar

$339.00 $229.00 (32%)

JBL Bar 2.0 (2019 Model)

$149.95 $129.95 (13%)

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Amazing home deals for non-Amazon Prime members at Walmart’s Big Save event – Chron

Prime Day is over, but Walmart is giving shoppers an extra day to save.

Oct. 12, 2020Updated: Oct. 15, 2020 11:49 a.m.

Walmart's Big Save is happening online and in stores until October 15.

Walmart’s Big Save is happening online and in stores until October 15.

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Black Friday-worthy deals are ramping up thanks to Amazon Prime. October 13-14 make up Amazon’s infamous Prime Day – the sales event of all sales events! During these two days, Amazon Prime members are eligible for discounts up to 99% off popular items in home, electronics, groceries, apparel, pets, magazines and more. But, even though it may seem like everyone subscribes to Amazon Prime, there are tons of people who don’t.

If that’s you, there are many retailers competing with Amazon by offering tremendous discounts in this holiday sales kickoff. Like Walmart, who’s hosting it’s Big Save event from now until October 15, with savings so huge you won’t miss the Prime Day deals at all. We researched several items in the home category that we expect to be top sellers on Prime Day and found the best alternatives on sale at Walmart.

Small Kitchen Applicances

39% Off

Ninja® Foodi™ TenderCrisp 8-in-1 6.5-Quart Pressure Cooker, Black OP300 – walmart.com

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5.5qt Power Air Fryer w/LCD Touch Screen, Temperature Control, Timer, Removable Basket, Cooking Home – walmart.com

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4 Slice Toaster, Stainless Steel Toaster with Defrost/Reheat/Cancel Function, Removable Crumb Tray, Extra Wide Slots, 6 Bread Shade Settings, 1650W, Black – walmart.com

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53% Off

Ktaxon 1L 2 Speed Juicer Machine Juice Extractor for Whole Fruit and Vegetables, Silver – walmart.com

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34% Off

NonStick Ceramic Copper 13″ Countertop Electric Grill by HMP – walmart.com

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50% Off

Farberware 3.2 Quart Oil-Less Multi-Functional Air Fryer, Black – walmart.com

49.88Shop Now

Cookware

50% Off

Tramontina 9-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set, Champagne – walmart.com

19.88Shop Now

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Best Choice Products 6qt Non-Stick Enamel Cast-Iron Dutch Oven for Baking, Braising, Roasting w/ Side Handles – Blue – walmart.com

49.99Shop Now

Better Homes & Gardens Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan, Red – walmart.com

25.90Shop Now

Vacuums

45% Off

ionVac Robot Vacuum, Powerful (2000Pa Suction) Wi-Fi Connected, Self-Charging “Smart” Vacuum Controlled Via Mobile App or Voice Activated Commands – walmart.com

99.00Shop Now

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BISSELL PowerLifter Pet with Swivel Bagless Upright Vacuum, 2260 – walmart.com

99.00Shop Now

19% Off

Tineco A10 Spartan Cordless Vacuum – walmart.com

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Hearst Newspapers participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. 

Micolette Davis is a Local Deals Curator for Hearst Newspapers. Email her at micolette.davis@hearst.com.

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Affiliates, Amazon’s Forgotten Marketing Channel – Marketplace Pulse

Hundreds of thousands of websites link to Amazon in hopes that their visitors purchase something on it, earning the website a percentage of the sale. Because it is the biggest e-commerce website, most publishers only link to Amazon, thus helping it grow and further increasing their reliance on it for income.

Amazon Associates program, launched in 1996, was one of the first to offer a percentage of the sales initiated from links placed on a website. It offers up to 10% of the sale in some categories but has continued to decrease the rates over the years. Most recently in April 2020, when it was trying to actively slow down sales growth. The largest publications are generating north of $100 million a year from affiliates links to Amazon.

But Amazon only pays the affiliate fee if the shopper purchased in less than twenty-four hours from the click of the link. If the shopper came back the next day ready to make the purchase, none got paid. And if the shopper read a few articles, only the last of the publishers got paid. Thus Amazon pays only for some of the transactions originating from affiliate links, and only if those links generate sales. It’s a traditional performance marketing model that costs Amazon as much as it generates sales.

The importance of the affiliates program is perhaps the most visible as Prime Day approaches. Affiliates are, in large part, responsible for creating Prime Day.

Amazon Prime Day affiliates

Every year, starting months leading up to the event and continuing throughout it, publications and blogs flood the internet with articles covering the event date, deals to expect, best deals, and the like. They do this because most shoppers are looking for that type of content, and because most of their readers are also Amazon shoppers. These articles end up generating meaningful affiliate revenue.

Affiliates leave Amazon without needing to do as much marketing itself and without spending effort on deal curation. All of the publications will do that for Amazon. The affiliate payouts Amazon will pay out are insignificant compared to the revenue they will generate, especially from newly subscribed Prime members. That’s why the affiliate fee for new Prime members is $3-5 depending on the membership type.

The issue is that other retailers receive a tiny amount of coverage, despite having similar affiliate programs. They all run their own sales events during Amazon’s Prime Day. However, since they are smaller than Amazon, and thus have fewer shoppers, the chance of a reader purchasing after reading an article is significantly smaller. So most don’t bother writing about them.

Amazon Affiliates Flywheel

If Amazon’s market share of the US e-commerce is somewhere around 40% by most estimates, Amazon’s market share of the e-commerce affiliates market is considerably higher. They are the only ones with an affiliate flywheel that drives publishers to write about Amazon, bringing more shoppers to Amazon, making writing only about Amazon sensible. There are affiliate networks that allow publishers to create content without tying it to a particular retailer; however, they are not as effective or common.

As more of the nation becomes Prime members, and Amazon increases its market share, affiliates play a lesser role. Publishers are bringing shoppers that previously bought on Amazon. This realization allows Amazon to decrease affiliate rates because the value they bring to Amazon is now smaller – if Amazon is the default for many shoppers, it doesn’t need to pay a premium to affiliates. Because it’s unlikely they will stop writing about the next Prime Day. And if some do, others will replace them.

Amazon affiliate links are in news sites, online magazines, blogs, video platforms, and social networks. Amazon got them there because those with audiences realized they could monetize them using affiliate links better than with ads. Paying a 3% affiliate fee for a transaction in the Toys category out of a 15% referral fee it charges the marketplace seller is a no-brainer.

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Advertise Purple Launches Self-Serve Affiliate Marketing Tool, Purply – PRNewswire

As online business continues to grow, especially during this time of Covid-19, as well as year over year during the holiday season, small and midsize companies are increasingly entering the digital fray. These businesses are in direct competition with much larger, established players, such as Amazon and Walmart. For these businesses to stay viable and competitive, adopting an affiliate marketing strategy is crucial.

Purply is a self-serve affiliate marketing application that leverages over 10 million data points from over 87,000 affiliate partners across 23 business verticals, including accessories & jewelry, apparel, consumer electronics, health & beauty and home & living.

Purply aims to level the playing field and empower any e-commerce business owner to take control of their own affiliate marketing strategy with the insights needed to make data-driven decisions.

With Purply, business owners get access to:

  • Top-Earning Affiliate Identification – This function identifies the top-grossing affiliates that a business is not currently engaged with. As well as listing all known contact information, it also provides outreach templates to help start an engagement.
  • Commission Recommendation Reports – Up-to-date insights on what the average commission rates are for each affiliate vertical. Users can see if they are overpaying for a relationship and how they should adjust those rates to maximize success.
  • Month-Over-Month Success Reports – Marketing teams get a clear view of how each affiliate is performing, which ones are doing better than others, where there is a drop in return, and an overall vision of the success of the campaign with KPIs.
  • Affiliate Marketing Tips and Tricks – An entire library of materials on how to make an affiliate marketing campaign as successful as possible. For companies taking on this strategy for the first time, it enables decisions to be made with confidence.

For more information about Purply, please visit purply.com

About Advertise Purple:

Since 2012, the Advertise Purple team has been at the forefront of the affiliate marketing industry, powering more than $1.2 billion in sales. With more data on affiliates than any other agency, including insights from 23 business verticals across five continents, clients can expect informed decision-making and proven strategies that yield results. Advertise Purple’s transparent, compliant and progressive strategies have led to record client retention numbers and exciting growth patterns. This, in part, is what has given the firm the unique distinction of being the only affiliate marketing firm included on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America list for each of the past three years.

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Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Programs – PressReleaseNetwork.com

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Top 10 Affiliate Marketing Programs

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How does the idea of making money while sleeping sound to you?

Affiliate marketing is how you get started. The main idea behind this kind of marketing is to promote other people’s products through an affiliate network, earning a commission if people buy these products thanks to your marketing efforts. This is a revenue-sharing model where if you have a product and want to increase the sales, then you offer the promoters a financial incentive through an affiliate program. Let us now look at the definition of what affiliate marketing is. “Affiliate Marketing is a process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s or company’s products. Choose a product that you like, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for every sale that is made by you. In today’s online scenario affiliate marketing programs provide you with offers that can be promoted online. People can sign up for these programs online, use the existing marketing material and/or links with a unique URL, and convince others to click on it. In the event that someone signs up for the product or service using the URL, you can earn a commission.

Some of the best known Affiliate Marketing Programs can be found below:

  1. Amazon Associates – Amazon is a great platform for affiliate marketing and especially for beginners. The vast marketplace takes care of most of the sales process, bringing the leads to you. Signing up for the Amazon Affiliate program is an easy process and is free of cost. Once accepted, you can sell any Amazon products, including third-party ones without getting into individual programs. It is a great way to make money without having a strong background in affiliate marketing.
  2. CJ Affiliate – One of the largest affiliate networks since 1998 with expertise that shows in every aspect of their work. It is a great program for experienced marketers, featuring 300 brands. It has a very stringent selection process where you need to apply with your website which needs to be found worthy of becoming a partner based on traffic, quality of content, and optimization. However, this is just the first step. The next step involves applying individually to each vendor for their products to sell and you may or may not be accepted. The program has shown a 43 percent year-on-year growth in commission making it an attractive option.
  3. ShareASale – It has been in business for nearly two decades and is also one of the largest affiliate networks with a lot of trust in the industry. It is a well-loved program due to the user-friendly interface, easy free sign up and supports for the affiliates running multiple websites. A major advantage for this program is the standard and digital payout options with digital payouts being rare among the popular affiliate programs. With over 5000 vendors, you get a huge library of products to choose from. The only drawback with this program the pay-out threshold of $50 may be difficult to reach for newer websites who are still struggling to build their traffic.
  4. ClickBank – With 6 million digital products across 20 categories and with a reach of over 200 million people worldwide, ClickBank is an attractive choice for affiliate marketing. It offers a very high commission and has a reputation for regular payouts. The product base is easy to navigate making it easy to find products to promote. Unfortunately, they do not offer digital payments.
  5. eBay Partner Network – Offers a great way to tap into the massive affiliate potential of the eBay market. The sign up to this program is simple. As an affiliate marketer, you need to advertise eBay products through your social media, blog, or website to earn a commission for every product sold via your link.
  6. JVZoo – Relatively a newcomer with only 6 years of experience using the SaaS approach. The products can be listed in the marketplace for free and JVZoo earns a 5 percent standard commission on anything that sells. The affiliate marketers are paid instantly as the item is sold. Affiliate marketers stand to make more money when affiliates that they recruit sell products. Another advantage of using this program is that when a buyer referred by you purchases another product that may not have been referred by you, you get the commission for that sale as well.
  7. Fiverr Affiliates Program – It pitches itself as one of the world’s largest digital service marketplace with over 11 million users spread across over 190 countries. It offers a substantial commission plan and has no limit on referrals. It is user friendly and has an attractive portfolio of creative resources to promote.
  8. Shopify  – It is one of the leading e-commerce programs used by online retailers and bloggers. It offers a great partnership for affiliate marketing and you can earn a lot per referral. Shopify is known to be the leading contender in its space with very few other eCommerce platforms coming close to it. While the pay-outs are good, the audience needs to be selling things online for the platform to be relevant to them.
  9. PartnerStack – An affiliate program that focuses on promoting software products and tools including well-known popular software. 30 percent of the software sales can be attributed to the channel partners so if there is an audience for a particular software, then it has great potential for an affiliate marketer. PartnerStack focuses on building partnerships between the product owners and the affiliate marketers which is an advantage.
  10. Affiliate – This is a top choice for affiliate marketers looking to have access to many verticals which means a large variety of products and offering to choose and focus on to get the best results. Once accepted to the program, it gives you access to your very own affiliate manager that helps in optimizing the traffic and create a bonus program to gain the maximum.

No two affiliate programs are the same. Depending on your niche, your audience, and your personality different affiliate programs may be better suited for you. The different affiliate programs covered here offer a range of possibilities for a beginner to an advanced affiliate marketer.

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How to Monetize Your Blog With Affiliate Marketing – Business 2 Community

There are hundreds of thousands of blogs worldwide, but very few are well monetized.

A 2017 report by ConvertKit shows professional bloggers earned approximately $138,064 in 2016, while amateur bloggers made just $9,497 during the same period. This shows the need for bloggers to monetize their sites in a smart way and go beyond just creating content.

One of the best ways to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing. It involves promoting products and services through the blog in exchange for a commission for sales made.

Here we’ll answer what is affiliate marketing and how to start affiliate marketing to monetize your blog.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Benefits of Monetizing a Blog through Affiliate Marketing

How Affiliate Marketing Works

How to get started with Affiliate Marketing

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is an arrangement between an affiliate and a merchant to use a platform (in this case, your blog) to advertise the merchant’s products. The affiliate marketer (blogger) includes an affiliate link leading the reader or visitor to the merchant’s site where they can purchase the product or service.

Merchants track the sales via affiliate links using the cumulative purchases made to compute the respective commissions due to the affiliate marketers (bloggers).

  • Seller: The seller can be a large or small business looking to market a product. For example, an ecommerce merchant may have started a dropshipping business and wants to sell to a new audience through affiliate websites. The seller may approach bloggers with content relating to their products to promote their product.
  • Affiliate/Publisher: The affiliate is the individual marketing the seller’s product. A blogger acts in this capacity by including an affiliate link on their website. If the consumer purchases the product, the affiliate receives a commission. Since affiliates have specific audiences to whom they promote the products, it’s easy for them to create brands or niches.
  • The consumer: The consumer is the primary driver of affiliate marketing programs. Once they purchase a product or the service, the seller and the affiliate marketer share the profits.

Benefits of Monetizing a Blog through Affiliate Marketing

Now that we’ve defined what is affiliate marketing it’s important to know there are some numerous benefits to monetizing your blog. Here are the five major benefits.

1.Earn a passive income: This is because you receive compensation for years after creating the content.

2. Doesn’t need customer support: Affiliate marketing programs link sellers directly to consumers; hence no need for customer support.

3. You can work from home: Many bloggers pursue this venture because they can work and earn from home.

4. It’s cost-effective: Affiliate marketing programs don’t require much capital investment as other businesses.

5. Performance-based rewards: Affiliate marketing rewards are based on performance. Honing review skills and writing engaging blog posts, translates into increased revenues.

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How Affiliate Marketing Works

Here we’ll break down exactly how to monetize your blog and how to start affiliate marketing step by step.

First, the affiliate marketer (blogger) joins the program and receives an ID and URL for promoting the merchant’s product. You can use Amazon affiliates, sites like ClickBank, or create a direct relationship with the merchant.

Second, the affiliate includes the link in their blog content and invites the reader or visitor to click on it. Once the buyer clicks on the affiliate link, a cookie is created to identify the affiliate’s site and ensure the publisher is credited with the sale if it occurs

Third, when the buyer completes a sale, the seller checks the sales records to identify the cookie matching the source of the referral. If the sale is related to the affiliate ID, the affiliate’s account is credited with the sale.

Finally, the merchant then sends the report to the affiliate to confirm the referrals. The merchant pays the commissions to the affiliate marketers at the end of the payment period.

How to get started with Affiliate Marketing

The simplest way to monetize a blog through affiliate marketing is to sign up with an affiliate program and share reviews/ tutorials/experiences with links and banners on your website. This in-depth overview should help you.

1. Identify Your Target Audience

Know your readers and what they are looking for when visiting your website or blog. Find common characteristics and use them to create content that resonates with their needs.

Sometimes you don’t need to develop much content; the perfect landing page can send your visitors to the highest-converting sales page. Here are tips to help you learn about your audience:

  • Conduct a survey: A survey with the relevant questions should help you identify what your audience is looking for. Plugins and a range of software also help collect this data.
  • Join discussions: Facebook, online communities like Quora and Reddit as well as niche-specific forums, should help you gain insight about your audience interest.
  • Observe a visitor’s behavior: Tools such as Google Analytics, Crazy Egg, HotJar, and more come in handy when studying readers’ likes, dislikes, patterns, and other insights.
  • Go through reviews and the buyer’s purchase activity: Customer reviews also come in handy when you want to find out popular products customers buy and why they do it.

2. Create High-value Content

Value is the precursor to monetizing a blog. It’s not about creating lots of content but instead thorough, referenced, and well-written content. Skimping on the quality of the content will limit your ability to monetize the blog.

As such, if creating tutorials or informative posts, ensure you interweave them with videos and other sources of information to help your readers gain value. Keep in mind Google evaluates the value of content when ranking search engines too. It summarizes the value of content into three features:

  • Relevance: Does the blog have relevant keywords, links, and content
  • Uniqueness: The content should be authentic, not spun or duplicated
  • Usefulness: Is the content easy to read? Does it provide value to the visitor?

High-value content also builds credibility with your audience. This is because your audience are confident about finding crucial information, for example, about a particular product when they visit your website. Blogs involving product review posts, for example, target people further along their customer purchase lifecycle.

3. Choose the Affiliate Product to Promote

While products related to your content are useful, you aren’t restricted to these alone. Consider other types of products the audience might be interested in.

Also, don’t fall into the trap of choosing a product based on superficial metrics like popularity, commission rate, or competitors.

Some products attract a considerable buzz for a short while before fizzling out. Look for evergreen products as they can sell for years and are more likely to keep you earning a passive income for a long time.

As an ethical blogger, choose products based on these two factors. The first is experience in using the product or products that are a good fit for your audience. This approach is useful for new affiliates as it makes it easy to find an affiliate program.

You only need to visit a search engine like Google and type affiliate program and product name. Also, products you can access via trials, free samples, or purchases for evaluation make great affiliate products. Typical products used for monetizing blogs with affiliate marketing programs include:

  • Digital Downloads: These are online resources readers can access instantly. They can be video files, ebooks, or links to webpages
  • Professional services: When selling services through affiliate programs, focus on products accessible to your entire audience regardless of their location. It explains why professional services like design, creative business, and content marketing are great for affiliate marketing. Research, membership sites, and consultancy also make excellent services for monetizing a product
  • Online courses: It’s an essential subset of digital products, especially for bloggers
  • Ecommerce stores: If promoting physical products, choose high-quality, distinctive products targeting a specific audience. Avoid products your readers can access on any site as the commissions are relatively small

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4. Choose Relevant Affiliate Marketing Programs

The next step involves finding an affiliate marketing program that complements your niche or blog content. If you have researched affiliate offers before creating the blog, it’s easy to find the programs. If not, look for an affiliate marketplace. The sites host thousands of brands offering affiliate programs. Some reliable options include:

  • CJ Affiliate: This marketplace hosts more than 3,000 brands hence a ripe platform for finding the right affiliate for your blog.
  • ShareASale: The marketplace offers more than 2,500 commission-based affiliates.
  • Amazon: It’s the most popular affiliate marketing platform as it hosts millions of brands. The obvious benefit of using Amazon’s platform is that you get a commission on the customer’s purchase, not just the item linked to the merchant’s site.
  • ClickBank: The platform is similar to ShareASale and is very consumer-focused.

5. Apply for the Affiliate Program

Whether you’re working directly with the network or the merchant, you need to apply for partnership with the program. You’ll be required to provide:

  • Personal information for tax purposes
  • Your bank account for compensation

In turn, the merchant provides an affiliate link that allows them to track purchases made through your website

6. Identify the Type of Affiliate Commissions on the Offer

Many affiliate programs provide compensation in the form of commissions. However, they use different models, which can make a huge difference in your overall monetization strategy. They include:

  • One time commissions: This model is ideal for affiliates marketing one-off products or services
  • Recurring commissions: The model is based on subscriptions. Once customers subscribe to a plan, the affiliate receives a commission

7. Start Promoting Your Affiliate Offers

You can only monetize your blog if the reader, visitor, or customer purchases the product, right? As such, you need to lead the reader to the product after convincing them about its value.

Many affiliate marketers flop during this stage, assuming it’s as easy as displaying banners on the blog linking the products to the merchant’s site. Such efforts are a waste of time. Instead, you want to:

  • Create a Resource Page on Your Website: The page allows you to promote different products and organize them based on the audience visiting your blog. What’s more, it explains the value of the products. Note, it’s not a sales pitch for the products but an informative guide for each product
  • Create promotional content: It can be in the form reviews, definitive content, or valuable bonus content

8. Add Affiliate Links to the Content

This is the last step after creating the resource page and valuable promotional content. It would help if you used software such as E-Junkie or Easy Affiliate Links to help you integrate affiliate links with your content. Here are tips to get you started:

  • Avoid stuffing affiliate links to the post: Too many links discourage readers from reading the content or even clicking on the affiliate links.
  • Strike a balance between monetization and providing valuable content: Minimize advertising the affiliate products within your content. Instead, keep it focused.

9. Comply with FTC Requirements

The Federal Trade Commission, websites, and blogs are required to inform users know that they are earning a commission through an affiliate program.

This means whenever you share an affiliate link on a blog post, email, or web page, let the readers know that you will earn a commission if they buy the product. Also, assure the buyer that you’ve used the product and are confident it will help them.

10. Include Calls to Action

Strategic calls to action woo visitors into finding more about the product or service after reading through the content. The idea is to use attractive wording and find strategic areas to place the CTA’s. Here are some ideas:

  • The sidebar
  • In the content
  • On the homepage
  • On the menu

11. Track, Analyze, and Adjust to Increase Conversions

Generating leads to affiliate sites doesn’t always yield conversions. You need to stay on top of your game by analyzing the leads and conversions to determine if you need to improve your marketing strategies.

Some affiliate programs provide such data allowing you to analyze it, obtain actionable insights, and make adjustments.

You may also use Google Analytics as it tracks every user’s movement on a website while providing useful interests and demographic data.

12. Optimize for Mobile Browsing

Generally, most visitors use mobile devices when browsing the internet. As such, you need to optimize your blog, affiliate links, and promotion products to these devices. Consider using free WordPress plugins like Advanced Ads to target mobile visitors specifically.

Conclusion

With this guide you are ready to monetize your blog with affiliate marketing.

Here we defined what is affiliate marketing. Next, we showed you how to start affiliate marketing to monetize your blog. Finally, we outlined the 12-step process to start earning more money from your blog.

Follow this process and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how quickly you can see more money coming from your blog month after month.


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