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How to Reach More People When Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is an extremely profitable source for revenue — if you know you’re doing it right. In this article, we’ll help you learn how to reach more people while building your affiliate marketing platform.

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Reach a larger audience on your affiliate marketing program

If you want to learn more about affiliate marketing, make sure to check out our How to Be a Great Affiliate article. We publish many other pieces focusing on affiliate marketing, technology, and news here on the Softwarekeep blog.

1. Be aware of your target audience

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In order to reach people, you need to know who you’re trying to reach. By now, you should have a niche and platform picked out. Research about these things, and come up with an appropriate strategy to drive traffic to your website with ease.

For example, if your niche is related to cooking, your audience range will most likely be young adults to elderly folks. After looking into what are effective advertising methods that target this age range, you can conclude critical information and put together a better ad campaign for your website or social media profile.

Following this example, you’d most likely have success on Facebook advertisements and email campaigns. Lucky for you, we can help you! Just check out our How to Start Your Own Email List article.

2. Be trustworthy

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With the increased interest in affiliate marketing, the market is inflated with links, and readers can spot them at a glance. This often leads to people finding you “shady” and might distance themselves from your comment. This leads to your audience thinking that you’re just trying to take advantage of them for a quick buck. In return, they never come back to your page and your traffic flow will be broken.

Transparency about your affiliate deals is key. Be honest, truthful, and only promote products you believe in. Make sure that the products you promote are relevant, especially to your niche and audience. This will increase the possibility of clicks and commissions from sales.

We also recommend using URL shorteners like Bitly or Cuttly to create personalized and professional links.

3. Experiment with programs

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No affiliate program is timeless, and you will not find one that works for every vendor. If one program isn’t working, maybe it’s time to try something else.

Different programs often mean different opportunities. They offer other products, services, payment structures, and more. Maybe a new program will allow you to customize your ad units, making it a better fit for your website. These little flexibility changes might just get you a better performing affiliate link.

You can also check out your favorite vendors and do some research about their affiliate programs. You don’t have to join a huge program — sometimes supporting smaller programs is more beneficial for you. Some affiliate programs even reward high-traffic affiliates with higher payouts and commission percentages.

Testing out multiple programs and doing your research is a great way to collect more information on affiliate marketing. This will not only further enhance your strategies, but add to your affiliate marketing portfolio.

4. Paid promotion

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Yes, you can still pay many, many websites a reasonable price to promote your content or website. Google Ads and Facebook promotions are two of the popular options, however, you’re not limited to only using those for your advertisements.

If you have a social media account, make sure to cross-post your content and maximize exposure. For example, on Twitter, you can use the appropriate hashtags to grab the attention of mindlessly scrolling users. You can also promote a Tweet, which will use Twitter’s collected user data and display your content as a relevant ad to people.

5. Stay relevant

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Always keep up to date with both the world’s events and your affiliate program. Affiliates often roll out new ad units, products, and tools to help you maximize your traffic and commissions.

Monitor the news regarding your niche and be quick to report on them, if that’s your thing. It’s okay to push back your normal content in the events of breaking news — this will most likely earn you a few extra clicks, and you’ll have extra regular content to post later. Don’t laze around and look through trends, news, and take a peek at your competitors every once in a while.

Relevancy also translates into being up to date with products you affiliate with. Always try to guess what your audience is looking for — to do this, you can always search around and see any new, promising products appear and rise in popularity. This newfound hype will increase your chances at selling a unit through your affiliate link.

Final thoughts

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