Using a blog has become one of the most popular methods of promoting an affiliate program today. What is great about a blog is that in many cases you can post it free. Blogs serve a great number of purposes today and promoting your affiliate program is just one of the many uses for a blog. Why should you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars in promotion and advertisement of your affiliate program? All you need is a free blog and some good information to offer your visitors. With these two simple items, you could dramatically increase the amount of traffic you get for your affiliate program.
Why all the hype about blogs anyway?
What is a blog? Well, if you have not discovered a blog by now, you have been living in the dark. Blogs are everywhere and include information about many different things. Take, for instance, using a blog to promote your affiliate program. All you need to do is generate a few articles or stories about your specific affiliate program. They can be about anything at all. Consider articles such as how to use your specific program, what is special and unique about your program, why people should use it and how they can benefit from your affiliate program.
OK so I create a blog, now what?
The key point in posting a blog, is to generate interest in your users and make them click that ever-special link directly to your affiliate program. Now, that being said, an important key that everyone should know about blogging is that you should post to your blog each and every day at least once per day. Doing so will help drive people to your blog and further on to your affiliate program. That means more traffic for you.
More is Better
Now, a free blog is of course free, however, many web sites that offer free blogs will also offer you a paid upgrade. With a paid upgrade, you can enjoy additional features such as editing the articles you post if the need arises. You could also create and edit your blog pages to make them fit in well with the design you want. A blog host may even offer you the ability to create polls directly on your blog. This will allow you to determine what you need to know from you visitors in order to make a more effective blog for your affiliate program.
In the end
Overall, the whole goal your blog is to promote your affiliate program. When you promote your affiliate program, you increase the amount of exposure that your program receives. This will ultimately increase the amount of commissions you receive. Promotion = Visitors = Commissions… you have to love that formula!