Affiliate traffic is the number of people who click on the links of sites that you are promoting. These sites that you are promoting sell products or offers. By people visiting your affiliate sites and buying products through your affiliate link, you earn a commission—which can be cents or hundreds of dollars.
In-order to make tidy amounts of money by promoting other people products and offers, you need to refer as many people as possible to your affiliate site. You can do this in the following ways.
This is the most powerful way of increasing your affiliate traffic. Start a blog using the two popular blogging platforms—blogger or WordPress. Although each site has its pros and cons, both blogging platforms allow you to start a free blog.
After putting up your blog, you start posting regular and high quality content. Search engines love unique and high quality content. So, by having high quality content in your blog, search engines will rank your blog high in the search results list. Therefore, more people will be exposed to your blog. By having affiliate links in your high ranking blog, more people will click on your affiliate link, translating to more money for you.
Article marketing involves writing Search engine optimized (SEO) articles that are specific to your affiliate product. For example, if your affiliate product is Dog food, research and write Dog food articles. Ensure that your articles bear your affiliate link. You can write your own articles or outsource them from professional article writers. You can post your articles on your website, blog or on other people’s sites (such as authoritative article directories).
Although, generating affiliate traffic may seem challenging at the initial stages, with hard work, patience and determination, you will generate enough traffic and start making more money than you need.