How to Make Money With Hosting Affiliate Programs

Affiliate marketing is one of the most lucrative ways to make money online. It also requires very little or even no money to get started. We provide you a list of the most effective ways to market your affiliate links online.

How and where to promote affiliate links

1. Website Links

One of the most popular ways to promote affiliate link is to simply include some form of link on your website. There are three main ways to promote on your website: by adding

  • moving or static image,
  • a banner or
  • plain text.

A colourful and prominent image is most likely to entice visitors to click on it. Banners can also be effective when positioned properly, while text is beneficial when it is used in the right context.

Place the link on the homepage and you will be more likely to attract the attention of your visitors and in turn make a sale. Some people also choose to have a ‘Recommendations@ section where they link resources and businesses that they love and work with. A recommendations page could also be a good spot to place your affiliate link.

2. Articles and Blog Posts

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Articles and blog posts also provide you with another opportunity to include affiliate links. You can create an article which provides more information on the services, or even compare and reviews several hosting service providers. Then you can recommend and use your affiliate link within the article or blog post. If you don’t feel like writing the article yourself, then you can always hire a writer to do it for you.

You can publish the blog post or article on your own website, or you can choose to submit it to a popular article directory. Some websites also allow and encourage guests posts (even with affiliate links). This method is beneficial if you don’t have a lot of traffic coming to your website or blog.

3. Social Media

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You only have to look at the stats to realize just what an impact social media has made on our lives. Facebook has a whopping 1.6 billion monthly active users, who spend an average of 20-minute on the site each time they log in. While Instagram is hot property, particularly with millennials.

You can use social media to promote your affiliate link. You have to be careful not to over promote when it comes to social media, as you may lose you some of your followers if you do. Instead, use the 80/20 rule. That is that around 80% of your posts should help to educate, entertain or inspire your audience, while around 20% can be used to promote products or services in a helpful and non-pushy way.

4. Forum Signatures

If you are a member on any forum, particularly ones related to digital tools and advice, then you can include an affiliate link in your forum signature. When you reply to anything on the forum, people will automatically see your link and click on it, providing that it is something that they are looking for.

5. Email Marketing

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A very highly effective way to promote any sort of affiliate product is through email marketing. Email marketing provides you with a direct link into someone’s inbox and life. Providing that you carefully present them with an enticing offer, or provide readers with some real value, email marketing can prove to be a very effective tool.

In order to effectively promote your email link, you will first need to have and grow your list. One way to do this is to have an opt-in box on your website. You can then giveaway a free product when someone signs up to your opt-in list, this can be something like an mp3, an eBook or a special video series on a topic that interests your typical customer. If you want to be extra clever, you can even giveaway a free report, and then use your affiliate link in that report.

When it comes to email marketing, less is more, and the same rules apply to this medium as they do to social media. Never go for the pushy sale, instead provide excellent content first and reader will be much more likely to click on your link and make a purchase.

6. YouTube Channel

Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world? Video marketing is big business for affiliates, and there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate links into your content. YouTube enables creators to add links on their videos, plus affiliate links can be included in the video description box. If you are going to include it as text, then you may want to use a shortened URL to make it more attractive and appear less like an affiliate link.

7. Word Of Mouth

Of course, let’s not forget about the old fashioned way of promoting products and services, and that is by word of mouth. If you have friends or family who ask you that the best hosting service is, why not let them know about If they are interested, you can always email them over the affiliate link and tell them to use it for the very best deals. This method is often ignored by many marketers, yet if you’re savvy and spot the right opportunities it can often be used very successfully.

Wrapping up

So there you have it, some of the main ways to promote affiliate links both online and off. It’s Best to pick quite a few of the different methods and try them out for yourself You can also tweak each type of method until you find something that works for you and the platforms that you are using. You can also try A/B split testing if you plan on promoting the affiliate link on your website as banners of buttons. This means that visitors will see two different pages when they visit your site. You can then go over their movements and compare which gets the most clicks.

Incorporate several of the above tactics, and you will be sure to notice a difference in the number of clicks and potential sales that you see. Good luck!