Question about starting in affiliate marketing

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hey there everyone,

I'm pretty much a newb regarding online marketing. I wanna get my first experience trying out affiliate marketing. So far from my understanding there seem to be two options (which I like):

a) starting a facebook business page -> running ads -> landing page (with affiliate link) -> linking to actual product

b) wordpress blog -> provide content -> eventually include affiliate link

Regarding the facebook business page I wanna know whether that page needs to "active" in the sense of regular postings etc. Or if I just need it to run ads in general?

Thanks in advance : )
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Maxnoble View Post

    hey there everyone,

    I'm pretty much a newb regarding online marketing. I wanna get my first experience trying out affiliate marketing. So far from my understanding there seem to be two options (which I like):

    a) starting a facebook business page -> running ads -> landing page (with affiliate link) -> linking to actual product

    b) wordpress blog -> provide content -> eventually include affiliate link

    Regarding the facebook business page I wanna know whether that page needs to "active" in the sense of regular postings etc. Or if I just need it to run ads in general?

    Thanks in advance : )
    Option a looks like a plan.
    Option b needs some work, where do you plan on getting the traffic from?

    For the Facebook page, being more active should help with your visitors and help build trust and hopefully get repeat visitors. I've found that normally when buying ads for Facebook pages, it works better with pages with higher likes/followers than less.
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxnoble
    thanks for your input!


    what do you think about "merging" both ideas

    meaning getting traffic to my blog from facebook ads via the respective facebook page?


    Say blog is titled XY with the facebook page XY that tells people "hey on my blog there's a new post" combined with facebooks ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author Umair Qureshi
    Hi Max,

    Say blog is titled XY with the facebook page XY that tells people "hey on my blog there's a new post" combined with facebooks ads?
    This can be a good approach if you are working on a B2B audience but if your audience is B2C then I don't think you need to prolong your funnel unnecessarily
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    B is good Max.

    Here is how to do it:

    1: Publish helpful content a few times weekly at least to solve your niche's needs.

    2: Promote other bloggers in your niche (through your blog and social media) and comment genuinely on their blogs; this leads to friendships, and blogging buddies who promote you increase your traffic and affiliate profits.

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  • For facebook fan page, you need to do regular posting in order to attract followers. At the certain time, you may want to advertise and to boost the post to get more attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    Hi maxnoble,
    Welcome!
    I'm assuming you are not saying those are the *only* 2 ways to do it? That you are saying those are the 2 routes that appeal to you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Maxnoble
      Thanks everyone for your replies!


      So far I set up a FB fan page and started to create a landing page.







      Originally Posted by Jen Eick View Post

      Hi maxnoble,
      Welcome!
      I'm assuming you are not saying those are the *only* 2 ways to do it? That you are saying those are the 2 routes that appeal to you?
      Yes the latter. At least I feel now I have a more solid understanding of these two possibilities
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxnoble
    Also I was wondering how detailed a privacy policy page needs to be for a basic click through landing page (not gathering emails yet).
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  • Profile picture of the author 15writers
    Option B will take a lot more time, and effort. Not only will you need to come up with content consistently, you will also need to think about maintaining the blog, and promoting the blog in order to gain the right traffic for your affiliate links to be successful. Option A seems a much more viable option for a quicker start, but yes I would definitely recommend being active - you could use hootsuite or something like that to schedule a load of posts on different days and at different times - that way you could have one brainstorming day where you come up with post content and schedule it all in one go. I think on the free hootsuite you can schedule 30 posts at a time, so you could do a months worth of content in one go, and that would make the page much easier to manage.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    You should start with Tung Tran - Cloud Living guy. A lot of good stuff about affiliate marketing, especially Amazon affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    It's very recommend you build an opt in page and do not advertise directly an affiliate link.

    Cause you will be soon banned by facebook: fb does not like affiliate link.

    In addition it's nonsense: way better you build a list of people who can buy more products further.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shkirr12
    Depends. If you had enough money to test and spend then A, if you wanted free and have enough time to spend then B
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinsd
    If the page is active it's good, else just the page with few posts will do for advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    Affiliate marketing is not a get quick get rich system. You have to build up a trust. Have a facebook page and build up the page with information and then engage with people. Build a list then have a website. Learn as much as you can about affiliate marketing. Hope it helps Robert
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