Affiliate Marketing Tips for Mom Bloggers

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Affiliate marketing is a good way to earn money online especially for mom bloggers. While there are many online merchants that offer products in various niches,  knowing which one to choose can be hard so it’s always good to start with a niche that you are knowledgeable about and that is in line with your overalls goals. Choosing a niche that you are familiar with also makes things easier and helps to prevent you from losing interest easily despite the financial benefits.

 

Before going any further, you need to understand that as an affiliate marketer you are acting as the middleman between the vendor and the consumer. Unlike traditional methods where a huge investment is needed to start your own business, with affiliate marketing you can get started with limited to no capital.  An upside to this is that you can market the products in your own way.

For mom bloggers, utilizing banners should be done with care. Because being a mom blogger is already a niche inside of a niche too many banners on a site could easily turn off your target audience and make them lose interest. Sites with banners plastered everywhere tend to look cluttered therefore lose credibility. Strategic placement in key.

Get rid of the misconception that the best merchant programs ensure your success when venturing into affiliate marketing because success in this industry is determined by many  factors such as  being committed to what you are doing, how your structure your posts, as well as your knowledge of online marketing and Search Engines Optimization (SEO) techniques. During the initial phase, mom bloggers should consider using several merchants in the same niche for their site in order to cater to the needs of their audience. Aside from choosing a niche you know of, you also have to consider the conditions of the market. Knowing the current trends and demands should be considered when you entering affiliate marketing.

Learn the difference between content sites and product sites. All mom bloggers should have their own content site, product site or both. A content site has the pertinent information about the product being promoted; it educates the consumers about the uses of the product and how it could bring about positive changes in their lives. A product site on the other hand only shows the products and their respective prices. Product sites would help move the products across the market through affiliate marketing.

Mom bloggers should become familiar with hyperlinks, data feed manipulation, how to read stats for their sites and the basics of HTML.  If you are looking for easy money then affiliate marketing is not an option for you because as it might take several months before profits start showing. The truth of it is there really is no overnight success.

The most important thing is to be consistent in the type of product promoted and establishing your brand. Learn the ropes of the industry, research the different kinds of affiliate tools you can use, be aware of marketing events and join affiliate forums to gather more insight, and above all, the most important thing when it comes to mom bloggers and affiliate marketing is to learn how to utilize SEO and the keywords to generate and direct traffic to your site.

Wishing you growth and prosperity,

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  • Joyce @ MommyTalkShow

    Reply Reply January 18, 2012

    Great post. I have affiliate links on my blog for several sites. The most used one by my readers is Amazon. Just wanted to point out affiliate links can be used in your e-newsletters and social media too, of course with disclosure.
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