In this article I want to talk about different strategies you can use to promote affiliate products. One of the great things is you can make money with affiliate programs without spending anything.
However, I do think there is one investment you should make. I feel you should purchase a domain name and redirect it to your affiliate product.
You can find these all over the Internet for less than $10 a year. One way to do that is to find a coupon code for a specific domain registration company. RetailMeNot.com is a great site to find coupon codes.
I like to buy my domain names at Go Daddy. I’ll just look for a coupon code that will allow me to purchase a domain name at a discount.
You want to buy a domain name that relates to the theme of the affiliate product you are going to purchase. Whenever possible try to get your targeted keyword phrase in the domain name.
Although many of the good domain names have been purchased, there are still plenty of opportunities if you are willing to spend a little time researching them.
Once I have purchased my domain name I want to forward it to my affiliate sales page. The domain company will take care of that for you. All you do is paste in your affiliate url.
Once you’ve done this you can now promote your new domain name as opposed to the bulky affiliate URL. This will allow you to promote affiliate products in some ways you may not otherwise be able to.
1. Article marketing. Write articles and submit them to article directories. In the resource box list your new domain name, and hyperlink it to a targeted keyword phrase.
Many article directories do not like affiliate URLs in the resource box. However, they will let you promote a domain name that you are forwarding to an affiliate website of your own.
2. Forum marketing. This really is a great way to promote anything, but it really works good for affiliate products.
You can write a short classified ad in your signature file. Again use the new domain name that you have just purchased and you shouldn’t have any problem with most discussion forums.
3. Video marketing with articles. I like to use Article Video Robot to convert articles into videos. This is really simple to do and doesn’t take any technical skills.
With a company such as AVR you can also submit the articles from their site. You can quickly submit your new video to You Tube, Yahoo, and many other shared video sites.
You can also have your website URL listed at the bottom of every screenshot. Again use the new domain name that you are forwarding to your affiliate sales page.
There are many other ways you can promote affiliate products to make money online. Purchase a domain name for less than $10 a year. Then redirect to your sales page and start promoting it in at least the 3 ways I have listed.