Over four hundred partner programs from various industries are available in the PrivateCPA affiliate network. Before you decide to promote any of them, take a moment to review all programs. Look for such stores, websites and services that you use personally. At the beginning, the easiest way is to make money with the help of such programs.
If you cannot find any store you have used before and haven’t found any product that you can recommend from your own experience, don’t worry. In order to earn money in partner programs, you don’t have to recommend products you have used before.
Step 1 – Consider your audience
One of the most important things you need to consider when choosing affiliate programs to promote is your target audience. Think about the people you want to reach with your message because this is what should determine what services and stores you want to promote.
For example, if you intend to start by promoting affiliate programs to your Facebook friends in the beginning, focus on products or services that might be of interest to them. Say you only have young friends in your Facebook network — it wouldn’t be a good idea to promote investment products, as that’s not something that people in that age group are interested in.
If you have a thematic page or blog, it should be easier for you to decide what kind of products and services are likely to do well with your audience. For instance, if you have a parenting blog, it shouldn’t be difficult to find topics that interest your site’s readers and come up with blog topics they are likely to respond well to.
The best advice is to choose affiliate programs with your readers in mind, which shouldn’t be something difficult to do for an established blogger with a website that has been running for quite some time.
Step 2 – Choose several programs and join them
Once you have decided what your target audience is, it’s time to choose the affiliate programs you want to join. Look over our list and see which ones work best for you. We recommend you join about 12 programs at once and then wait for the acceptance email, which may take a few hours.
Don’t forget that it’s more important to pick programs that are suitable for your target audience than simply considering the lead rate they offer. This is because it’s always easier to persuade your readers to buy something that you personally believe in. You are highly unlikely to benefit from a program that offers a high rate but none or very few of your readers are interested in.
Step 3 – Write content that persuades readers to make a purchase
It’s now time to begin working on promoting products from your affiliate programs. You can choose from multiple promotion methods, with some of the most popular being using the tools we have available on the website and putting a banner on your site to link to the product. You can also start to include affiliate links to specific products in your blog posts. If you have an established email base, you can also include affiliate programs in your emails.
It’s always essential to write quality content in order to be able to promote affiliate programs effectively. By promoting products and services you tested yourself and you believe in, you will come across convincing and more people will be enticed to make a purchase. As such, it’s best to recommend products that you have had the opportunity to test yourself, whether they are food products, home appliances, electronic equipment and more.
HOW TO PROMOTE AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
If you can’t find programs to promote products and services you already know and use, there are multiple ways to do it differently. Here are some of the ways other Polish bloggers are doing it:
- Food bloggers include links to stores where their readers can buy ingredients and kitchen gadgets. If you have a food blog that promotes healthy food, you could link to organic food, for example.
- Fashion bloggers place various store banners on their website and mention they shop there.
- Beauty bloggers promote cosmetic stores where you can buy quality cosmetics.
- Lifestyle bloggers come up with gift ideas lists inspired by the interests of their audience.
- Bloggers who write about books review their favorite books and include affiliate links to bookstores where readers can buy the books.
- Personal finance bloggers write about promotions and deposits from various banks.
Another clever way to use affiliate programs in texts is to go on the website of a large portal, as these sites also use affiliate networks, and find out what the latest offers are (for example, credits or deposits), so you can also promote them on your website.
There are lots of ideas available when it comes to promoting with selected affiliate programs, and they are not limited to specific products. It’s important to note that you aren’t required to claim that you actually know all the products and services you promote, because no one is expecting you to do so.
Step 4 – Do your best to promote your content
It’s not enough to write a blog post, include affiliate links, and forget about it. You also need to make sure you promote your article as much as possible. By bringing your article in front of as many eyes as possible, you get many more chances of some of them to actually make a purchase.
If you use Facebook sponsored posts, for example, you can reach a larger audience. Paid ads are one of the most common ways to promote articles, but if you don’t want to pay for promotion, in the beginning, you can promote your articles for free. Some ideas include posting links to your content on Facebook, or other social networks such as Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and so on.
A mailing base is another good way to include links to your content so everyone who reads your emails has the chance to make a purchase. When it comes to promoting via a mailing list, it’s essential to think about what strategies to employ to make as many people as possible open the emails and read the article. This is especially important for promotions that have a limited timeframe. If this kind of offer expires, you won’t get a commission when someone makes a purchase via your link.
Step 5 – Follow how commissions are transferred into your account and analyze the results
It’s quite easy to go over the threshold for withdrawal if you’re promoting partner programs that are billed in CPA, CPC, and CPL models. It only takes a few transactions to collect the minimum withdrawal amount, which is $100.
Make sure you keep an eye on the impact the commission has on purchases on your account. This way, you’ll learn which of your promotion strategies brings better results (banners vs. affiliate links, for example), and also what types of articles perform better over time. For example, you can easily figure out whether a review of a specific product or a list of gift ideas performs better for you.
Analytics are extremely important when it comes to promoting affiliate programs because they allow you to keep an eye on revenue and draw conclusions. There is not a single, universal strategy for earning an income via affiliate programs, but it’s important to test what works for your specific platform, whether it’s a website, blog, or mailing list. It’s also essential to adapt the strategies you employ to promote affiliate products to your target audience and their particular preferences.