Before I really get into the meat and potatoes of this subject, I want to remind you that my YouTube channel is business-focused and I have a business outside of the YouTube channel and affiliates so I have to tread a fine line between promoting affiliates and promoting my own products and/or services. If you’re reading this and you have a blog or a YouTube channel and you’re considering the possibility of making affiliate income your main source of income, you can absolutely do this on a higher level.
To get started: if you have an email list from your affiliate website, send out an email letting them know that you now have a Facebook page, and politely invite them to check it out. Let them know that if they want to get updates when you find cool information related to your niche, they should “like” your page. Be careful not to be pushy. Give your readers the information, but don’t tell them what to do.
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For this new test, I was really careful to select an affiliate that would give me good results and that could offer an all in one solution to my leads. I wanted to try something relatively expensive, but good enough to be worth it – a la Apple style – and so I went for Squarespace. Squarespace now pays $100 per affiliate registration but for the services they offer and the public they’re targeted for, I thought it was worth a try.
Walmart has differing commission rates depending on each product ranging from 1-4%. And while the percentage range is a bit lower than most sites which typically range between 4-5%, most customers going to Walmart.com end up purchasing quite a few products. So whereas on other sites they may only purchase 1 product, on Walmart customers typically purchase large quantities of products for their home/business use.
The bulk of the offers that I promote pay around $20-$40 per lead, but there are others that pay more and less. However, you don't want to get caught up solely on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same and possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.
The quality of your photos can make or break your pin’s success. As new bloggers, we’re all cash-strapped, this is one area where you can’t be cheap. Don’t underestimate the power of professional quality images! I use Deposit Photos to source all my images for pins. Typically, I’ll search for images like “feminine computer desk” or “workspace with flowers.”
Never underestimate your readers. Sometimes if you don’t tell them to click, they won’t click something. If you don’t tell them to like your page, they won’t do it even if they’re interested on it. And the red color really attracts more people than having a transparent/white background. To be honest, those girls have nothing to do with the Ads they’re promoting but it still works.
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Marques Brownlee, who is mentioned in this post and featured in our Top Tech Reviewers, is a fantastic example of how to include affiliate links on your YouTube videos that actually provide viewers with even greater value. With such high quality, professional tech review videos, it’s easy to see why he has a YouTube following of nearly 3.5 million people, and receives well over a million views on many of his videos.
We’re not going to tell you which eCommerce solution is the best for you. Each person has their own preferences. You may already have a solution in mind. Heck, you may be too lazy to try a different one. That’s fine! We support a number of integrations for eCommerce, including for PayPal, Stripe, Shopify, and more, and each of them can do the trick. But typically affiliate managers who enjoy Shopify enjoy it for one of the following reasons:
This is the most important step in creating a successful YouTube channel. This does not mean, however, that you need a professional video editing studio and a $5,000 camera. While it is important to have clear and well edited audio and video, the most important aspect of these videos is the actual content itself. Providing a high quality, detailed and honest review of a product can be the determining factor of whether or not someone will purchase that product.
For those working with Amazon already, there are several reasons website owners might want to try Walmart’s affiliate program. The first is that in the US, Amazon blocks certain states from becoming affiliates. That’s right, if you live in Arkansas, Colorado or Maine, because of a sales tax dispute, you simply can’t sign up to be an Amazon affiliate.