Being affiliate marketer means always staying tuned. It might not be easy to catch all the trends at once, but it is definitely the only way to find the most rewarding ways which will work for your affiliate business. Instagram is the promising trend you should try, Facebook is surely one of your precious ones, and now it’s time to try something new!
The massive spread of Youtube is not a secret for sure. There are 6 billion hours of video viewed on YouTube every month, which is close to 1 hour/month for every single living person on the planet. It is the world’s second largest search engine, over 1 billion users, and the number keeps growing.
So are you still doubting affiliate marketing on YouTube is a thing?
In this article we will dive into who does it, how you can start, is it actually working after all and also a little bit more.
Let’s find out.
Who does it?
A lot, a lot of youtubers, if not the most of them.
How to start?
YouTube affiliate marketing is the process of creating videos and placing affiliate links in the actual videos (via annotations) or in video descriptions.
That’s as simple as it gets. Just as you might write a blog post on “The best cat houses” with an affiliate link, you can create a video showing the review of several cats houses and include an affiliate link in the description. The objective is straight and clear: redirect traffic to an affiliate landing page, or of course you can also direct users to an email sign-up form if you have a more nuanced funnel that promotes affiliate products.
If you’re a serious content creator on YouTube, there’s a good chance you have at least one affiliate offer somewhere in one of your videos.
YouTube is so massively popular that it just doesn’t make any sense not to. The profitability as always depends on a number of factors. The content as always is one of the crucial ones, but it’s all in your hands.
What Type Of Videos Can You Make To Generate Affiliate Revenue?
There is always a place for imagination. However, there are a number of standard formats that have proven to be successful. While most of these don’t lend themselves perfectly to affiliate marketing, there are a number of formats that do present the opportunity to promote products and services.
- Product review videos
Single product reviews or comparison videos are a great way to create videos that can promote products.
It has been suggested that 62% of consumers watch review videos before completing a purchase and 52% of customers are more likely to purchase a product featured in a YouTube product review video.
This is the perfect opportunity to create content that can help get that sale over the line for retailers while earning yourself some nice commission through the affiliate revenue.
2. How to/DIY videos
This type of video showing people how to prepare your child’s birthday and inflate 250 balloons all alone or how to fix the roof is a perfect example of the type of video that can be informative at the same time as recommending products.
3. ‘Best of ‘ Videos
This video type simply shows the best product, from our point of view of course, at the moment.
It is easy to imagine similar round-up videos in various niches, such as: best headphones, best golf driver, best skateboard, best running shoes etc.
Youtube channel is a great platform for affiliate marketing, no matter if you are a seasoned youtuber or haven’t downloaded yet any videos at all. Everyone should have some start somewhere, why not give Youtube a chance? By the way, if you don’t plan having a website, it’s one of the ways to build your websiteless affiliate business.
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