Social media has taken the world by storm and without a doubt, we have plenty of accounts from many different platforms.
Originally, we use social media as a means to communicate with people all over the world, but companies and marketers know the value that this platform provides for business purposes as well.
Affiliate marketers, for example, have a website and blog but they can use social media to promote their brand and gain a wider audience.
If you want to use social media to up your affiliate marketing game, you’ll want to read further as I will tell you some strategies that you can use.
Don’t Post Affiliate Links without Shorteners
People are more intelligent now and they can spot scams and fakes when they see one. Posting your affiliate links immediately on your social media pages will not give you any positive results. If anything, it may negatively affect your reputation.
You see, Facebook, the biggest social media platform on the planet, doesn’t want you to post any affiliate links on their platform. If you are caught, your post will get deleted and you might get sanctioned because of it.
However, there is a loophole that you can exploit. Use URL shorteners and post redirect links instead. This will help you mask the affiliate link so that your audience will have peace of mind, knowing that it is not an affiliate link right off the bat.
Keep in mind that although you can do this without any repercussions, only post safe affiliate links and nothing more (with the use of redirect links, of course).
Always Focus on Delivering Quality Content First
As an affiliate marketer, even if you are using social media to help promote stuff, you must always focus first on delivering high-quality content. This may be in the form of a blog post, an article, an ebook, a Youtube video, a podcast, an infographic, and so much more.
Remember to use social media only as a means to promote your existing platform (i.e. website or blog).
Use Social Media to Build Your Email List
Building your email list is crucial so that you can send timely updates to your audience, as well as having another way for you to give them some affiliate links in the process.
You can actually use social media to help build your email list even further by posting a link to your website from your own social media platform.
If you use Twitter, you can use automation tools to help you send timely tweets throughout the day. That will also help you build your email list as well.
Only Get High-Quality Offers
I understand that in your quest to gain money through affiliate marketing, that there may come a time where you just get as many products as you can promote as possible.
But, given my years of experience in this industry, I’ve found that the best results are often given when you promote only high-quality affiliate products.
Not only will this do wonders for your reputation but it will also bode well for your bottom line, as well as your partner merchants’.
Don’t Forget to Post Pictures
Images always get the clicks, at least when you are promoting something on social media. It would really help if you find and post high-quality images of the products that you promote. In fact, you will instantly gain the advantage just by doing it today!