Affiliate marketing continues to be a thriving, dynamic promotional channel and a highly successful tactic for savvy marketers looking to increase conversions.
In fact, Web Market Support report that 81% of marketers and 84% of publishers use affiliate marketing to sell more products online, increase brand awareness and retain and engage existing customers.
This post offers inspiration and ideas for affiliate marketing blog posts, programs and websites that can help you discover the right tactics and strategy to grow your business.
Top examples of affiliate marketing blog posts
While effective use of affiliate marketing can bring great rewards to businesses of all shapes and sizes, it takes effort and skill to get it right. Here are some examples of affiliate marketing blog posts that will show what a well-executed affiliate article looks like.
Tech Radar – Best Laptop 2019
As you would expect of a publication of this calibre, Tech Radar has ensured this hugely informative article not only targets key search terms, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but delivers well-paced, useful content to help solve the reader’s query. The legal message regarding the affiliate nature of the post is subtle and doesn’t detract from the article’s credibility. Very nicely done.
inews – 25 Best Online Clothes Shops
This is a great example of using the “Top List of…” or “Best of…” content to help optimise affiliate content. The content is great on all devices, well-written and targeted to the tastes of the reader, as the longer title suggests. Links to similar affiliated articles are blended in well, the SEO is great and the calls to action to browse the retailer’s websites are elegant and clear.
Crazy Tourist – 15 Best Things to Do in Barcelona
Another great example of the ‘Best of…’ format. This blog ranks really well for this key traveller’s question and has good SEO throughout. The images are fabulous and the affiliate links don’t detract from the valuable content.
Top examples of affiliate marketing websites
Whether or not your chosen niche or sector is covered in the below websites, it is well worth analyzing the business models to see what might be a good fit for your own.
If you’re interested in tackling the challenging but rewarding consumer finance market, NerdWallet is a great place to start. Combining knowledgeable reviews with handy calculators and other online tools and guides, NerdWallet’s award-winning team deliver an excellent resource that helps demystify the industry for both experienced and novice affiliate marketers.
NerdWallet’s business model is based entirely on affiliate marketing, they don’t sell their own services or host advertising.
This is Why I’m Broke
The majority of the revenue from this gift-focused affiliate website appears to be made via the Amazon Associates program and Etsy. This is Why I’m Broke’s long-term success comes from their ability to identify novelty and giftware trends and package them up in content that is well-segmented with a pleasing touch of randomness that makes finding that perfect present less of a chore.
Skyscanner makes commissions from airlines, hotels and other travel partners with most of their traffic coming from high Google rankings, earned from their insightful travel blogs and guides. The three university graduates that founded Skyscanner in 2001 and sold it to Ctrip, the largest travel company in China for $1.9 billion, have always focused on the customer, showing the best deal before those with an affiliate attached.
Top examples of affiliate marketing programs
Getting started in affiliate marketing can be daunting. By working with trusted, long-standing partners you can help ensure you keep risks to a minimum and generate the income your business deserves.
We have written about lots of affiliate programs so far on this website, but here are some examples of some of the best ones.
With an impressive choice of merchants, this network is a great one for people looking into new markets to test. Alongside the benefit of choice, affiliates can enjoy digital payments which are something of a rarity in the industry.
A company that needs no introduction, Amazon is a brilliant place for budding affiliate marketers to begin their career or build on an established one. The earning potential is good – up to 10% on all referred sales that come from your link, not just the product you linked to – and the choice of products is nothing short of astounding.
With over 15,000 advertisers and 139 million sales in 2018, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Awin affiliate program would be a tricky one to master, but it’s actually very straightforward. There are certainly opportunities to seize here as Awin’s network connects sellers to over 200,000 active affiliate partners worldwide and the list of key brands they work with is very impressive.
I hope these tips have helped you navigate your way around the world of affiliate marketing.
For many more fantastic affiliate programs, have a look around our website, it is jam packed with lists of the best ones in different categories.