It is early for online affiliate programs, but your competitors already have snow, Santa and holiday shopping income on their minds. Time to start your affiliate advertising for the holidays…
The Internet industry has been around for a while now, affiliate programs are very popular business models for generating income online. It allows you to get products together quickly for your online business cheaply.
As an example. If you are looking to increase your holiday sales do keep these shopping holidays following the US Thanksgiving in mind. I have a RECOMMENDATIONS page on my site for upcoming specials on various products that I am an affiliate for.
Made just for holidays promotions such as:
- Black Friday
- Small Business Saturday
- Cyber Monday and of course
- CHRISTMAS SPECIALS.
Chanukah and other celebrations could be added as well.
Your online affiliate programs for the holidays marketing efforts should include an investment in the power of social media to increase commerce and strengthen brand reach. Socializing commerce, on Instagram and tapping into user-generated content on Pinterest are two options Facebook remains the king in social media in 2016.
Despite the rising popularity of other networks. Most people, from the research I have found, will PLAN ON using Facebook during the holidays. It’s where your customers are.
Brand your social media on Facebook with a holiday theme, incorporate holiday hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and you can even create a contest in the spirit of the season or support a charity. Other tactics include using time-limited offers to create a sense of urgencies such as the day sale specials Black Friday or Cyber Monday that inspire customers to visit your site or Facebook business page.
Use the end of the year to your advantage.
It’s a perfect time for your fans to get to know you and your business a little better. Post pics of your celebrations on your Facebook profile page as well as your FB fan or business pages. Make sure your content is worthy of paid reach. You may want to boost a post or two so make sure they are boostable. Each piece of content you publish should pass your “is this boost worthy” content test.
Before publishing, (on any social media platform) ask yourself these questions:
- Is this post potentially unique enough to stop someone in the feed? I create my own images using Canva or Picmonkey so they are special. Grum to post on Instagram from my PC.
- Does it capture their attention enough to read/watch/ engage/or share the post? Most shared images are quotes or subjects done on a holiday season theme.
- Is this post a warm personal story /fun video? Visually does it still stand out? Family pics are always unique and if you add text to them they stand out and look very special.
Affiliate programs for you…
This is one of the most profitable ways to make money on the internet. Particularly during the holidays. There are so many discounts and extra special prices around days like Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Christmas, etc.
Finding which program work for you can be pretty overwhelming. Which online affiliate programs should you promote? Which products do you use? Clickbank, Shareasale, JV Zoo? You could be an affiliate for Aweber, GetResponse or Constant Contact? The list goes on and on. It depends on experience, find what is right for you. I have a previous article you can read on the PAC site “10 Things About Affiliate Marketing” Affiliate programs here.
The Affiliate Program with Power Affiliate Club
An affiliate program that will allow publishers the chance to earn revenue listed on the Power Affiliate Club Network. Working with our own member’s publishers and encouraging them to bring as much content as they can, we have a better chance of using niche content for our advertisers as well. There are most definitely lots of competitors out there and this differentiates us from the rest of the blogging clubs online. We want to bring more value to our members by offering an additional site for their affiliate products.
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About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google +. Affiliate Network Marketing using resources such as PAC Power Affiliate Club
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