Once you’ve chosen an affiliate product or program to promote on your blog you cannot just slap a link to it into your sidebar and forget about it. The task then is in thinking about how you’ll drive readers to it.
Similarly to contextual advertising – positioning of your links to these programs is essential – as is the way you actually link to it.
Keep in mind that with affiliate programs you have two tasks that need to be completed in order for you to earn something from them.
- Get readers to click on the link/ad to visit the affiliate program’s page
- Have readers actually purchase the product
Here are a few techniques that you might want to keep in mind as you fine tune your affiliate programs for the end of the year: