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Blogging for affiliate sales

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Don’t dismiss blogging as a way of making affiliate sales. Starting a niche blog, building up an audience and sending them to affiliate offers can certainly work well for many people.

There are a few different blogging strategies when you want to make affiliate sales but here I’m going to cover just two…

Banner advertisements

The first one is placing banner advertisements on your blog. People come along, read your blog posts and see your banner advertisements.

A lot of product vendors put together affiliate promotional graphics to help encourage people to promote their products, so often it’s simply a case of grabbing the banners, copying and pasting them onto your blog and then linking them with your affiliate link. Whenever anyone clicks on the banners and makes a sales you’ll get paid.

Blog review posts

Again, this goes back to being a trusted advisor. You simply write up a blog post reviewing a specific product and then at the link of it you insert your affiliate link so that people can buy it.

The thing is that most people will search online for reviews before they purchase a product, I reckon we’ve all headed to Google and typed in something like “product name review” before parting with our hard earned cash – and thus blog review posts are an excellent way of cashing in on this.

The most important element of writing a blog review post is to give a totally honest review. Forget that you are trying to make affiliate sales and instead write up an impartial view that anyone considering buying the product would find useful.

What do you like about it?
What don’t you like about it?

List those points in your review (EVERY product has negatives) and then draw up a conclusion as to why the person should buy the product.

(Obviously only review products that you like and fully recommend)

The classic mistake people make is to only harp on about the positive points, however this actually works against you because people will look at your review and think that you’re simply trying to earn a commission. By talking about the negatives of the product you’ll actually enhance your credibility – and remember that every product has something that isn’t quite perfect!

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