30 Days to a Better Blog: Add Affiliate Links
Most bloggers have a group of ads along the edges of their website – in the header, sidebar, and footer. Perhaps they have other banners sprinkled throughout their content. But affiliate links embedded directly in your post can lead to a much larger percentage of click-thrus and add another monetization source. Just don’t overdo it! You want your readers to trust your blog, content, and links – so only add links that are applicable and trustworthy. And only one or two per post.
My personal favorite (broad) affiliate sites that I’ve used are:
When should you embed an affiliate link in your post? Any time you’re talking about a product, group of products, or service! Doing a book review? Add a link to Barnes & Noble. Talking about a product launch? Use an affiliate link. Discussing the merits of pedometers? Link to the pedometer page of Amazon. The opportunities are endless. Alli put together a list of the 8 Affiliates Selling in her 12 Days of Blogging series. Check it out!
Do you use affiliate links and how do they work for you?
I am not a huge fan of affiliate links – unless I know that they are affiliate links. Personally, I don’t mind someone making a little money off of a product, I just want to know ahead of time.
Kirsten, good point – some bloggers will clearly note their affiliate links in the body!
Thanks for this tip, I am going to try this in my next blog posting!
I have had a ton of luck with Amazon Associates program!