How To Promote Affiliate Links: Affiliate Marketing For Beginners

07/15/2021 12:00 AM by NettPreneur in Affiliate marketing

Knowing how to promote affiliate links will help you succeed as an affiliate marketer. As a beginner to affiliate marketing, the very first thing you should learn and master is how to promote your affiliate links and drive traffic to them, because affiliate marketing is all about driving quality and targeted traffic to your affiliate links.


Making money online with affiliate marketing isn't all about writing lengthy blog posts or youtube videos, you need to drive traffic as well because, without quality traffic, it would be very difficult to succeed with affiliate marketing. You need the right traffic generation methods and strategies to reach out to your targeted audience. So in this blog post today, we will take a look at some of the best ways to promote affiliate links and drive traffic. We have tested all of the methods discussed in this post and also recorded great success, and we believe you can do better.


Email List

There is money in the list and if you don't have a list as an affiliate marketer, then you are leaving a lot of money on the table. This is because an email list is one of the most valuable and sustainable ways to build an active and responsive community. They are your trusted, inner circle. And because they want your emails in their inbox, it means they trust you and want to hear from you.

Emailing your list about products and tools that you use is an excellent way to get your affiliate link in front of an engaged audience. You can offer them special deals, discounts, and exclusive content here because it’s a more intimate way to communicate with them. If you would like to learn more about email marketing, you can check out our free "Email Marketing For Beginners Course" to get started.


Podcasting is another great way to promote affiliate products or affiliate links, and some of the world's top affiliate marketers in the world make over 75% of their affiliate earnings via podcasting. 

If your podcast is self-hosted, and you don't want to clutter it with irrelevant ads, you can suggest products and tools that you use or feel might be of value to your subscribers. Promoting or recommending a product that you use to your podcast subscribers will build trust because you've tested it and seen that it works that's why you are promoting it to them. It's a great way to promote your affiliate links.


Displaying the visual aspects of a product is an ideal way to sell it to your audience, and what better way to do that than through a video. For instance. talking about a product vs. showing them how to use it can go a long way.  Humans love what is proven and tested to work, and testimonials and tutorials are assets to your community because it explains how you use the product so they can see it for themselves.

The good thing is that anyone can make a video. It can be on your phone, computer, or camera. As long as it’s honest and helpful the quality doesn’t matter quite as much. You can also start up a product review channel on Youtube and start reviewing affiliate products, and you can include your affiliate links in the video description. This is another great way to drive traffic and promote your affiliate links. 

Within Your Own Products

Promoting affiliate links within your own products is another form of native advertising. For instance, let’s say you have an online course about email marketing that teaches people how to get started with email marketing, Part of the content could be you suggesting tools that you use for email marketing like GetResponse, Sendiio or SendPulse e.t.c.

You can become an affiliate for products that suits your content and earn an affiliate commission when people sign up or buy those products. Now that’s recurring passive income. It's a win-win situation, more like killing two birds with one stone because the solution you are offering is inside a solution-oriented product, your course!

Free “Courses”

Free courses are an amazing way to offer and provide value, build your list, and insert links when it’s beneficial for the customer taking the course. For instance, if you had a free video course about workouts you can do from anywhere, you can include links for any products you recommend using like dumbbells, yoga mats, resistance bands, or a free hand weight set.


Affiliate links promotion isn't complete without talking about ads. There are so many platforms that you can use to run ads for your affiliate promotions, and some of the very popular ads platforms include:

You can use any of these platforms for ads to promote your affiliate links, and we will give you a little hint, "Never run ads directly to your affiliate links". This is simply because most of these ad platforms don't like affiliate links, so instead, you can use a bridge or landing page instead of running ads directly to your affiliate links.

Blog/Website Articles

Do you have a blog or a website? If yes, then you can use your blog as a medium to drive traffic and promote your affiliate links. The best links have relevant contents that support the idea and solutions of the suggested product, and you can also talk about any affiliate product that you are promoting within the contents on your blog. It's an organic, cost-effective means to promote your affiliate links.

Let's say you have a fashion-related blog, you can sign up for an amazon affiliate account and promote your amazon affiliate links within your blog contents.

Conclusion On How To Promote Affiliate Links

Affiliate marketing is one of the best and most profitable ways to make money online, generate cool cash from the comfort of your home. But before you become a successful affiliate marketer, you need to learn how to pick the right products to promote and drive quality traffic to your affiliate links.

To help you get started with affiliate marketing as a beginner, check out our other resources below:

  1. Affiliate Marketing For Beginners: How To Get Started

  2. How To Promote Affiliate Products Without A Website

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