Affiliate Marketing and Social Media Go Hand-in-Hand

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Nathan Johnson Web Developer, Email Chopper Ltd

Posted on December 10th 2013

Affiliate Marketing and Social Media Go Hand-in-Hand
It is true that social media plays a vital role in building relationships and reconnecting with friends and family. But, it has also opened diverse doors for the people, who want to make money online. Both small and big businesses have been using social media to promote their services, products and brand. Affiliate marketing is a technique, where other websites and publishers promote your business. An affiliate gets rewarded every time a customer, a visitor or a sale is generated via an advertisement on the website.

Affiliate marketers also use social media in the process of promoting their products and making people aware of the products. It proves to be useful to increase traffic and awareness. Below are the reasons that support social media in your efforts:

Available almost at free of charges


One of the prime reasons that social media is highly preferred because it does not demand any cost, at least for the basic features. You just need to create an account, add your group (family & friends), become familiar with the features and follow those people, who have the same interests like you. These platforms are free of charges, but you are supposed to invest both time and efforts. You need to run your social media campaigns for three (3) months approximately and you are required to devote hours for it.

Freedom to manage the account on your own

If you take the responsibility to manage your social media account on your own, then you can deduct the cost of outsourcing someone to handle it for you. The task of updating your social media accounts can be done in free hours. It is true that it takes a lot of time, but it is so enjoyable that you do not feel like you are doing any work at all. Moreover, people working in day hours can use their break time to check updates for their accounts.

Most of the people participate in social media

Today, we hardly know anyone, who does not have a Facebook or Twitter account. There will also not be a single person, who does not watch videos from YouTube. We will find a minority that is not active on social media. In this way, you can consider social media a robust medium to promote your business as you can find customers from online conversations and scrolling timelines. It has become comparatively easier as people access the Internet over their mobile phones and smart phones.

Link placements are fine

Google Penguin has made the rules of link placement stricter than before. The website owners have to remain careful regarding the links. Some websites that accept your guest posts or other content remove the links from the body of the content, if they find it too promotional or unrelated to the topic. But, social media allows you to put as many links as you want without penalizing you. You just need to ensure that these links must be useful to your followers or subscribers.

Reaching to target audience gets simpler with social media

Social media works as a link to come together and discuss experiences, common interests and grievances as well. Affiliate marketers can grab this opportunity by making the customers aware of the products. In this manner, one can get more clicks as well as enhance the purchase of products.

Final Words:

Thus, social media is truly an awesome way to get a known online presence. It depends on affiliate marketers that how they implement these social media strategies to gain sales and traffic for their respective business.
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Nathan Johnson

Web Developer, Email Chopper Ltd

Nathan Johnson is an author from EmailChopper. There is hardly a field of mobile and web app development industry, which his blogs do not deal with. His enormous industry experience helps him come up with wonderful writing every time.

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