@GlamSavvy on Twitter wants to know what the pros and cons of having ads on our website can be. Here, I give 3 solid reasons for why affiliate marketing can benefit your brand, and why it may not.
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IT’S PURCHASED BASED
- Someone has to purchase something in order to make money from it.
- EXAMPLE: If you want to purchase the same watch I wore, I will link to it in the post, and they can buy.
- It’s a great way to monetize your blog and still keep it authentic.
- I use rewardStyle, Amazon, eBay, BlueHost
- I like it because I’m able to control what’s on my blog (versus ads). It’s a great way to keep things customizable to my content.
- Why I Eliminated Ads From My Blog
- EXAMPLE: If I post jeans from ASOS, they may only have those jeans in stock for 3 months. Therefore, once they sell out, or go out of stock, the link will be dead.
- Links have a 30-90 day lifespan. So it’s a short amount of time to make money.
CONVINCING PEOPLE TO CLICK
- This can be the hardest part, because you don’t want to come off "salesy".
- The best way to get people to click is to be honest.
- EXAMPLE: I’ll never post something for you to buy that I don’t like or already own.
- If you present things beautifully, people are more likely to click.
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