To Boost Your Affiliate Sales With Free Articles
How To Boost Your Affiliate Sales With Free Articles
Free Articles continue to be one of the most effectiveways of quickly
generating traffic and sales, withoutpaying for advertising.
But how can you use free articles to promote anaffiliate link?
Putting your affiliate link in yourResource Box is not going to
work, for a number ofreasons:
- people can easily remove your affiliate ID
and just visit the main website of the affiliate
program (you get no commission)
- an affiliate link makes you look like just another
beginner, instead of an expert with something
unique to offer
So how do you use articles to promote affiliateproducts? Here are
(1) Turn your website into a 'Marketing ResourcesDirectory'
On your website display book covers and provide briefreviews for
a range of eBooks or software that dealwith web marketing.
You could divide your directory into categories: WebMarketing (general),
Affiliate Programs, Search EnginePositioning, Email Marketing, Copywriting,
In your Resource Box at the bottom of your article youcould say:
John Doe shows webmasters how to succeed inonline business. Visit
his collection of marketingresources at: http://www.yourdomain.com
(2) Write a Free Report
Write a free report on web marketing and turn it intoan exe format
Your free report might have 5 or 6 chapters, eachchapter dealing
with a different aspect of webmarketing (Affiliate Programs, Search
EnginePositioning, Email Marketing, Copywriting, EzinePublishing
In each chapter you would include recommendations (andyour affiliate
link) for eBooks or software that dealwith that topic.
Your Resource Box could say: John Doe shows webmastershow to succeed
in online business. Download his freereport, 'Web Marketing In 5
(3) Customize the affiliate links in Free eBooks
Most web marketers produce free or trial versions oftheir eBooks,
and in many cases the order links inthese free eBooks can be customized
with youraffiliate link.
You could build a directory of these free eBooks, eachcustomized
with your affiliate link.
The Resource Box at the bottom of your article mightread: John
Doe shows webmasters how to succeed inonline business. Visit his
collection of free eBookstoday: http://www.yourdomain.com
(4) Use your Resource Box to get new subscribers toyour
Newsletter and then promote your affiliateprograms in your Newsletter.
This is the strategy most people use. But promotingyour affiliate
links in a weekly Newsletter is asubtle art - the best way to learn
is to join theNewsletters of marketers who specialize in this andstudy
About the Author
Michael Southon has
been writing for the Internet for over 3 years. He has shown hundreds
of webmasters how to use this simple technique to build a successful
online business. Click here to find out more: http://EzineWriter.com/