Twitter is one of the most undervalued social media platforms when it comes to marketing. Not only is it great for building relationships with customers and clients, but it can also be a powerful tool for affiliate marketing. In this article, Deon Christie shows you how to use Twitter to make money with affiliate marketing.
Any Successful Affiliate marketer will tell you that moderation and timing is the key to optimizing your social networking. When you establish the best times and days to post, what kind of content to provide and which audience to target, you will realize the potential of social exposure. Facebook alone has over 1.5 Billion Active Users, that’s not counting Google+, Twitter and YouTube to mention but a few. And when you learn how to leverage these audiences, you will soon see your Blogs exploding with targeted, interested visitors. But it does take time.
Google Traffic is leveraged by means of WordPress Plugins, because it’s how your Blog and/or Website get recognized by All Major Search Engines. But the question is… Which Plugins are the right ones, what kind of plugins must you install and what are their purpose? As much as I would love to, I couldn’t possibly cover all this in a single Blog Post unless I want to keep writing for a couple weeks or so. WordPress and S.E.O tactics are among the absolute favorites used by All Super Affiliate Marketers, and trust me they all use Plugins to get Hundreds of Thousands of Visitors per day. But as I have mentioned before, it takes more than just Plugins. It’s all part of a Much Larger Toolbox that you must build if you’re going to make the life changing kind of money online.
Regardless of the tools you choose to use, any tool only works as good as the person using it. Successful Online Marketing all comes down to Content, Useful and Original Content is what generates the real money online.
How to Create Useful and Interesting Content
But how do you write useful and interesting content? The best word to describe that will be knowledge, which can only be obtained through personal trial and error. You need to develop your own tactics, and that can only be done by constantly testing other concepts and compiling your own collection. As an affiliate marketer, product knowledge plays an important role which is why you need to actually purchase and use the product you intent to promote. It is the only way you will inspire curiosity with your audience, and that is a great starting point to visitor sales conversion. As you progress, your knowledge will expand because you also need to engage with other professionals within your niche. Share ideas and tactics, but try to avoid sales pitches because that is not what professional engagement is about. First you must learn as much as you possibly can, and then your content will improve accordingly.
Let’s briefly take a look at the difference between a Widget and a Plugin.
What is a Widget? – A Widget is what you mostly see on a side bar and include options like social following buttons and web-forms. Favorite widgets also include the search option on your site, recent comments and recent posts. Meta tags and Archives are also widgets used by most successful affiliate marketers. Widgets acts kind of like a guide for your visitor to view the different options provided on your Website and/or Blog.
What is a Plugin? – A Plugin is mostly a tool that runs in the background that helps with things like S.E.O and faster page rank in Google. It’s also responsible for your visitor tracking and analytic results, so you can track and optimize your visitors. A Plugin is also the professional way of cloaking your affiliate links by linking them with your primary domain. So, instead of seeing an affiliate link, the Google Spider sees a Sub-Domain to your Primary Domain which is more likely to be favoured. An excellent Link Cloaking Plugin is Pretty Link Late, and not only does it cloak your link. It also provides you with analytic results so you can see all clicks and unique visitors, this way you can determine the affiliate offer most loved by your audience.
But, all this can sound pretty confusing when you just get started. You can do all this yourself or, you can let a Professional Webmaster Do It for You. This is also an excellent option, because you can have someone build your Empire for you, while you learn to do it all yourself.
Now we all know that Google and Facebook had become the two Traffic Giants followed by YouTube. And with good reason, because we’re talking Billions of Unique monthly Visitors from the Two Giants Combined. However, wouldn’t you agree that we may have been neglecting Twitter and LinkedIn just a little?
They may not be as Huge as Facebook and Google… Yet, but trust me they are working on it! The “Trick” is to link your social profiles so when you Tweet or Re-Tweet on Twitter, it then automatically shares on sites like Facebook. The same goes for LinkedIn, when you post on this social site, it too will automatically be shared.
That is why This Twitter Plugin is so Valuable, and you can see it in Action with the Tweet-able Content at the top of this Post. It’s just One of many Methods and tactics used by all Successful Bloggers and Affiliate Marketers.
You must Never be a faceless profile, or even a picture of you beloved cat. I too love my cat very much but it doesn’t change the fact that she (Bast) is Not the one Posting On My Profiles, I am. The professional way is to have a full frontal picture of yourself, kind of like a passport photo, because audiences enjoy connecting if they see a person.
Complete Your Bio, and add your projects and interests. Get your social profile as professionally complete as you possibly can because that is how you get recognized as a Professional. This also applies to your Blog, allow your audience the assurance that you’re real and offer them the solutions they are looking for.
Allow me to place exclamation on the fact that these are Tools And Training, none of these are Magic Buttons that will turn your PC into an ATM. There is nothing like that in existence, and I know because I used to be a lead contender in the race to find that illusive “Magic Button”.
Making Money Online is an Art, and it is a combination of Methods, Tactics, Programs and Tools that form part of a much larger machine.