4 Steps To Better Affiliate Marketing Using Video

affiliate-marketing-videoContent marketing isn’t just about writing an article and calling it a day. It’s about sharing, interacting, engagement and really doing everything you possibly can to promote your content. Why do videos help conversions? When visiting a blog article when a video is embedded, there is usually a still image that shows. If that image is of a person, then it makes the article more personal and usually drives a reader to view the video. The personal touch helps to drive more clicks.

Not to mention with 4 billion videos viewed on YouTube every day, it’s obvious that videos are one of the best content marketing tools available.

Below is a video explaining how you can use video content to convert affiliate sales.

To recap, here are the steps to better content marketing with video.

1. Create your video

  • Use an iPhone, Android, webcam, video camera
  • Use free or paid video or screen casting software
  • Why do you like and use the product?
  • How can it help the viewer?

2. Upload your video

  • Upload it to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook or anywhere that lets people comment, share and embed
  • Include a description of the affiliate product and a blurb on why it’s important to viewer
  • Include a link to the article that you’re writing about the product (not the affiliate link!)

3. Write your article

  • Your article should include fresh, original content
  • If you cannot come up with new content, transcribe your video. Do it yourself or use a transcription service

4. Promote your article and video

  • Share your article on social channels
  • Share your video (not the article) on social channels that favor video content – like Digg, StumbleUpon and Pinterest
  • Email your target audience with a personal email explaining how you think the product can help them and that you just recorded a great video about it. Include a link to your article
  • Host a Google Plus Hangout around the video and talk about the product (not the video!)

There you have it, four steps to better affiliate sale conversions.

Now I want to hear from you. Record a video of an affiliate product that you are marketing through your website. Write an article about the product and include the video in the article. When finished, come back here and comment with a link to your article. I want to see what you’ve done and if you made me want to click.


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  1. Ryan Oakley says

    I absolutely agree that video is huge for affiliate marketing.
    I have had great success with my SmugMug customization tutorials on YouTube. It’s a series of 9 or 10 videos that teach people step by step how to create a beautiful looking SmugMug site.
    It’s helpful, people love it, and I make money through affiliate sales! It’s a win-win-win!

      • Ryan Oakley says

         @scottwyden Yeah – I was really surprised at just how well it did work. I was reluctant to put in the effort to create the screencasts…but I’m sure glad I did! Not only do I make sales from the videos…YouTube is now my number 1 traffic generator to my website – http://www.photographyontheside.com

        • says

           @Ryan Oakley Site looks great! Please let me know if you ever want to contribute an article related to your screencasts.  Photocrati runs many websites, so we’d be able to find a good fit for a guest article.

        • Ryan Oakley says

           @scottwyden Thatnks Scott. I’d love to take you up on your offer. What’s the best way to reach you?

        • Ryan Oakley says

           @scottwyden Don’t mean to brag (more to encourage others and to show what’s possible)….I just checked my stats for one of the companies that I promote as an affiliate – and I made over $1,400 this last quarter….from videos I created last year! Passive income is pretty sweet. The cheque is in the mail!

  2. says

    Good info, I will also add include you keywords in the description so that it will get picked up by search engines. Video marketing can be expensive so you either need to know how to do or find a cheap but quality way to produce the video. I am a witness that it can boost sales !!

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