How to get affiliate marketing traffic?
No worries! There are many places on the internet where you can find that traffic for affiliate marketing pages and links. I would emphasize that, for an affiliate marketer, targeted/quality traffic matters more than volume. I have seen many affiliate marketers who have a good number of visitors on their affiliate website, but they don’t get enough sales. The reason is the quality of traffic. Let’s quickly checkout the places/strategies to find affiliate marketing traffic.
Before implementing any strategies, you should do thorough research on the likely customers/target audience for your affiliate products. None of these will work if you don’t know where your ideal customers hang out and what they care about. By knowing about them, you can plan your campaigns accordingly. Here’s the list:
#1 Make use of social media websites. You can create engaging posts on those websites to attract attention and get you sales. For faster traffic, participate in popular, relevant groups. For consistent traffic, build a brand and consistently give value in your own social content.
#2 If you haven’t yet, get a website to direct people to your affiliate links. Just posting links is going to make things much more difficult, especially to get a solid passive income without ad spend. Depending upon the requirement, you can add more features to it, but really, you can make it very simple, such as a blog talking about relevant topics, with affiliate links in the posts. When I talk about affiliate traffic, I usually talk about drawing traffic to a site like this, because even if you push people onto a landing page through your affiliate link, there’s not enough of a customer journey. Finding a relevant piece of content on your site first, which butters them up into wanting the product and then clicking the link, works much better in the long run.
You can implement a specialized method like One Minute Free Traffic (OMFT) to get more visitors to your affiliate website.
#3 You can do guest blogging for describing the products, sharing reviews, etc. to piggyback off the traffic that comes to these bigger sites. Even smaller sites that appear to be growing and doing well are worth guest blogging on. Again, this is why you need a site of your own, because nobody is going to want to let you do a guest post and then link to nothing but an offer that makes you money and has nothing to really do with the post author.
#4 By staying active on online discussion forums like Quora, you can showcase your affiliate products as a problem-solving tool for the people who are likely to have that problem. This is slow, but once it’s working it works on and on, month after month.
#5 Uploading product review videos on YouTube are effective, as YouTube has a large number of daily visitors. Tutorial videos also work, as do several other options. Anything that gives value and targets a relevant keyword. You have to be consistent with it, though. Don’t expect results from just one or two videos. And I recommend directing people into an email list that you own and control with a free offer in the description, not solely relying on affiliate product links in the description. Then you can do email marketing to build people up into buying the product you make the most money on.
If that’s too complicated, and you want to sacrifice profitability for less effort, do some kind of CPA deal and link people to a business’s email list in the video descriptions, in exchange for commission money for each subscriber you get them. You’ll pay for that in the long run, though. It’s not as profitable.
#6 You can implement influencer marketing. This might sound weird as an option for affiliate traffic, but it really works, and it doesn’t have to cost you money. There’s a lot to discuss on that. If you are interested, please let me know.
#7 You can create an email list of subscribers. You should be doing this no matter what, but it’s especially crucial for affiliate marketing as it is one of the most reliable ways of building trust and familiarity while being able to get push-button traffic to a link, just by sending an email. It takes effort, but if you do it right, you end up with a trusted brand that people listen to for recommendations, an incredibly profitable asset that no one can take away from you.
I would recommend you devise more strategies for the above points and research whatever sounds appealing to you, so I didn’t go into too much detail.
Please feel free to reply to me if you have any questions.