Monday, 21 May 2012

Affiliate Marketing Strategy: Video Marketing Tips for Affiliates

Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways for anyone to make money online. You can choose one affiliate marketing strategy from the various strategies that Internet marketing gurus recommend. But if you were to concentrate on just one strategy, choose video marketing.
Andy Jenkins of the Video Boss fame, as well as other top Internet marketers would tell you to start doing online video marketing if you haven’t done so yet. That’s because the top gurus of the online marketing universe have demonstrated time and time again that video makes more money than most marketing techniques.
Video makes more money than most Internet marketing techniques for several reasons. Search engines are now placing more value to videos. That’s why for many search terms, the top results are videos.
Also, because we now live in a visual world, people are more engaged with video, and visitors are more likely to be converted into buying customers with video.
And the great news about video marketing is that it’s still a small market. Not a lot of affiliate marketers are taking advantage of online video marketing. Now’s the best time to act to dominate your niche with video.
Here are some of the things you can do start dominating your market with video.

Take advantage of videos your merchants provide
Many merchants are taking advantage of video. They provide affiliate marketers with promotional videos that they can use to promote their products and services.
If your merchant provides affiliates with videos, use it. Embed it on your site. You’ll find that with video, the likelihood that your visitor will click on your affiliate link and purchase will increase.
What if merchants don’t use promotional videos?

- Create your own videos using resources from your merchants
So your affiliate merchants don’t have videos. Don’t worry. You can create your own marketing video using software that is available on your computer and images from your merchant’s catalog.
Just be sure to find out with your merchant first if they allow their images to be used for such purposes.

-Promote your videos on all major video-sharing sites
So now that you’ve created your own promotional video, the next thing to do is promote it on YouTube. That’s fine. After all, YouTube is the default video-sharing site of the web. But don’t discount other video sharing sites such as Vimeo, DailyMotion and even MySpace. You’d be surprised to find out that other video-sharing sites could provide you with tons of highly targeted traffic.

-Promote your videos on social networking and bookmarking sites
As soon as you’ve uploaded your video on video-sharing sites, promote links to your video on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Social networking sites are awesome tools that provide a great deal of traffic.
You also want to post your links on social bookmarking sites such as StumbleUpon and Reddit. Traffic from social bookmarking sites is highly targeted because they are based on very specific interests.
If you haven’t done so yet, start using video as part of your affiliate marketing strategy. Not so long ago, it used to take three to six months to see your first affiliate sale. But with video, it could only be a matter of hours before you see your first sale.

Author: Andy Jenkins

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andy, I think your right about video and everyone seems to be saying the same but somehow I feel as its something I will find dificult, so I am reluctant to get on with it (I dont think I am alone here).
    Really must buckle down and make a start, how hard can it be?