5 Awesome Tools To Notch Up Your Affiliate Marketing
Updated: May 26, 2021
Over the years, affiliate marketing has helped a lot of online entrepreneurs in generating a steady respectable income and making few millionaires.
So the question is how those marketers were able to achieve that level of success?. The answer is by developing their affiliate strategy around the most powerful concept i.e trust. They focused on creating an audience and understanding their pain points and needs rather than immediately promoting affiliate products. Once they got familiar with their audience, then they started recommending products and solutions to address their pain point by creating content around their needs in the form of blog posts, podcast episodes, videos, etc. The most important thing is to build and maintain the trust of your audience by promoting products or services they will benefit from. If you really want to build a long-term affiliate marketing strategy, then this is the way to do it.
We believe affiliate marketing is an awesome way to solve the pain points of your audience and grow your income. That's why we want to give you all the information that will help you in succeeding as an affiliate marketer.
In this post, we are going to talk about 5 awesome tools that can help you in optimizing your affiliate marketing efforts. Some of these tools will be helpful for you from day one, while others will make more sense as you keep on growing. But all of them can help you significantly in saving time, money, and improving your affiliate marketing process effectively.
Many of these tools are not just affiliate marketing tools. They are usually useful for any kind of online business. You probably won't need all of these tools, but perhaps one of them will be the one that will take you to the next level.
So without wasting any time, let's jump into it:
1# Google Alert To Track Your Affiliate Products/Services
If you are promoting some products or services, it's very important to stay updated about the latest happening of those products or services. This includes news related to the company that makes them, any updates on the products or services themselves, and any development from their competitions.
But tracking and searching all these potential news seems like a lot of work especially when done manually. What other alternatives you can try?. One of the easiest ways to solve this problem is to set up Google Alerts for all your affiliate products/ services and the companies that provide them. If there's been any negative development regarding your affiliate products, you will want to be ahead of it as much as possible. That way, you can research the problem, address your audience, and pause your recommendation of those products or services. On the other hand, if there's any positive development related to your affiliate products/services, you will be ahead of the curve and will be able to capitalize on it more effectively.
2# Hootsuite For Social Media Automation
Nowadays, social media is a very important aspect of any kind of online business, and affiliate marketing is no different. So if you are going to use social media platforms for driving the audience to your blog or content where you share your affiliate marketing link, then it will be very effective to automate your social media post.
Managing all your post across various social media platforms manually can be hectics and stressful tasks, plus manually publishing your post is going to get old fast. But there are some fantastic tools out there in the market which will help you with scheduling and automating your social media activities. One of them is Hootsuite, a social media management platform that allows you to group your post at one time and do all the heavy lifting by itself. Hootsuite helps you in creating a pipeline of your social media content ahead of time and schedule them as per your need.
3# Geniuslink For Amazon Affiliates
Geniuslink is an awesome tool for anyone who is a part of the Amazon Associates Program. With Amazon, you can promote any product on Amazon as an affiliate (you should be an Amazon Associate) and earn a percentage of a person's total purchase after they click your link. That means if the person buys anything after clicking your affiliate link, you get a commission even if they don't buy the product you recommended.
But this only works if they live in the same country as you. If you are an Amazon Associate in India, then you can generate income from the audiences who purchase through your link who are also in India. Audience outside India who clicks your link are redirected to the Amazon page of their respective country and you lose the opportunity of making a commission from their purchase.
But Geniuslink helps you in avoiding this condition. Geniuslink can determine the country from where the click is generated and redirects it through your affiliate link for that country. But you still have to sign up for the Amazon Associates program of the countries you want to target in order to earn a commission from the purchase in that country. Don't worry Geniuslink dashboard will help in that also, so you are pretty much sorted.
4# CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer For Attractive Content Titles
If you want to generate clicks on your affiliate links, you need to provide some value to your audience, get them to engage with your content, draw them in. That's why it's very important to make sure that your content titles are as good as they can be. The content title is the first thing that someone is going to see. And if the content title is not able to generate interest, your audience will never see the actual content, no matter how great and helpful your content really is.
CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer is a simple tool that will help you in crafting great content titles. You just need to enter your titles, click submit and the tool will analyze your title and give you a score based on how many of the following types of words appear in it:
Power words: Words that attract a reader's attention and action.
Emotional words: Words that evoke an emotional response in the audience.
Common words: Words like "this", "can", "your" and "to" that make the basic structure of the content title.
Uncommon words: Words that are used less frequently but give the title some substance.
Apart from the above parameters, Headline Analyzer also looks at the sentiment of your content title and length of your content title as long title takes longer to read and can get trimmed in the search result.
5# Content Idea Generator
As we talked earlier that affiliate marketing is about adding value to your audience, building audience trust, and then promoting products/services that can help your audience in solving their pain points. One of the most common ways of promoting your affiliate products/services is by adding your affiliate links in blog posts. But the content of those blog posts needs to interesting and helpful to your audience.
We all face the usual writer's block and the shortage of ideas for great blog content. That's where a content idea generation tool can be quite useful. There are many content idea generation tools out there and one of them is Hubspot's Blog Ideas Generator. Hubspot's Blog Ideas Generator takes input information about your topic and gives back some content titles to fuel your creativity. Hubspot's Blog Ideas Generator gives you back a list of five potential titles you can use for a blog post, tweet, or almost any other form of content you can think of but it does promise a much longer list of ideas if you are willing to share your name, email, phone and job information.
And there you have it! These are just a few of the tools out there in the market that can really help you in running your affiliate marketing business effectively. There are many other options available out there, the key is to keep experimenting until you find the ones that really work wonders for you.
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