Social media marketing is powerful for affiliates.
By now you’ve heard about social media marketing. It seems that a lot of marketers and marketing “gurus” talk about social media marketing like it’s the best thing since sliced bread. To say that there’s a lot of hype regarding this type of marketing would be an understatement indeed.
Still, where there is smoke there is fire. Social media marketing can help you make money online. You just must be clear on how.
Here are four ways marketing in social media platforms can help you explode your affiliate sales.
The great thing about social media is that some tasks can be automated. Take the case of Twitter. You can use certain online tools to publish to Twitter even though you’re sleeping.
If you are at work or taking on a vacation, your Twitter account is still publishing day after day, week after week, month after month.
You can set it up and you can forget it. This enables you to send out your marketing messages for an extended period. Then come back and analyze your results, optimize those messages and see if there is an improvement.
This cuts down on your cost and can scale up your success.
#2: Re-purposed content
Another great reason why you should market on social media is that you can take one article and turn it into many different pieces of content. You can strip it down into questions and turn it into a series of tweets.
You can turn the article text into a voice-over over the slideshow and share the video on YouTube. And, you can turn the information that you shared in the article into an informative graphic. There are so many ways you can re-purpose your content.
Each of those re-purposed forms is a piece of content that you can share on social media.
#3: Trend or hashtag marketing
People on Facebook and Twitter search for material using hashtags. If you know the most relevant hashtags in your niche, then you can target those people precisely at the time where they most interested to know more about your niche.
You can find the most popular hashtags in your niche with some simple searches. When you take them into action you will get extra attention almost instantly.
#4: Leverage your niche’s top 3rd party content
In any niche, there are movers and shakers. And, there are tried and proven credible authorities. You can use these peoples’ content to build up your authority. They wouldn’t mind because you’re driving traffic to them. This creates a win-win situation.
Share their content with your followers and you will show your followers that you provide the best content no matter who made it.
This is one of the fastest ways to build authority on social media.
Wrap your mind around the four ways listed above. These can help you explode your sales using social media. It can be done!
You just must be systematic and methodical about it. A little bit of advanced planning can go a long way. You must do things strategically.
Otherwise, if you just proceed based on hype, don’t be shocked if you get disappointed time and time again.
Learn the strong points of social media. Use it as it is intended to be used. Don’t expect results that don’t fit its internal mechanics and operations. View it with the proper perspective and it shouldn’t let you down.
About The Author
I'm Rasmus Hald, the founder of Affiliatester and I have been a digital entrepreneur for more than 10 years now. I've created this website to help my fellow affiliate marketers get started and achieve success with affiliate marketing. When I'm not writing helpful articles, I love to travel and explore the world.
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