Interested in using your Facebook to find people interested in your business? Well, we might have some interesting strategies for you in this article!
Most people use Facebook the wrong way to do affiliate network business, spamming their contacts and groups all over the place, which gives work-from-home businesses a bad look. If you want to start affiliate marketing on Facebook, the first step is to start developing helpful material for your Facebook bio or page, as well as employing strategic status updates. Instead of thinking about how to promote your link on Facebook, consider how to build your marketing list.
What exactly is affiliate marketing?
Here’s a good explanation of affiliate marketing.
Definition: A method for a corporation to sell its products by signing up individuals or businesses (“affiliates”) to market the firm’s products in exchange for a commission.
Here’s our explanation of affiliate marketing. It’s when you make a commission when someone buys a product or service through a web link that is linked to you. In our opinion, if you are a beginner in online marketing, affiliate marketing is the best way to start making money online.
The company handles all the customer service and delivers the product or service. All you have to do is send them customers usually through a link that is assigned to you and where you get paid.
Typically, prospective clients inquire, “What is the best way to start making money online?”One of the best options is affiliate marketing. It is, in our opinion, the finest approach to get started making money online when you are new.
How to start affiliate marketing on Facebook
When you talk about social media marketing, Facebook is at the top of that list. Unfortunately, not many home business owners use it the right way. When someone first joins a company or finds a really great affiliate product, the first thing they do is post their signup links everywhere. Which in our opinion is not a very effective marketing strategy! That kind of behavior does more harm to the profession than anything else. It’s seen as intrusive.
So, what’s the right way to use Facebook? What should you post? What do you say when someone searches for you?
You should focus more on what your audience wants than what you want, that’s the right way to use Facebook. So what does that mean exactly? Instead of posting how great your product is, focus on the benefits of your product and the problems it can solve.
Think, what would it take to reach someone, would one of your Facebook friends buy or sign up if all you post are your affiliate links or if you constantly spam them to buy a product? The answer is probably no for both questions, but that’s exactly what most people do and still wonder why they aren’t making money.
Creating useful content helps you qualify as a leader and helps you develop that all important factor that generates likes, recognition and trust from people. When people “like” your page, recognize and trust you, they will start communicating with you to learn more about you and your business.
For example, celebrity blogger Dereco Cherry is part of an online marketing system that teaches people how to generate leads and make sales online. Instead of him posting his link, he gives advice on his blog (without mentioning the name of the company he is affiliated with) on how to generate leads online (a big problem most people have), and tells people to contact him if they want more information.
How to safely post Affiliate Links on Facebook?
When someone clicks and buys through your affiliate link, that’s when you get paid. When using Facebook, you should NEVER post your affiliate link. It’s like throwing garbage at the wall and expecting it to stick to it. You only want to send your link to someone who has requested it and has given you permission to send it to them. This is usually done through Facebook Messenger.
So, you should be looking to connect with more people rather than posting your affiliate links. If you create the right content, you will have people contacting you if you are creating the right type of posts and videos with CTAs (call to action).
Why your marketing list is important
To sum it up, a marketing list is just a collection of names, email addresses and sometimes phone numbers of people who want to hear from you.
While promoting your affiliate links on Facebook can sometimes work, building an email list and sending your affiliate offers to that list is much more effective when it comes to selling. With social media, you should follow facebook’s guidelines for posting links. You don’t have to worry about any of that with this type of marketing, making use of emails from people interested in your content.
So, it is important to put your focus on building a marketing list by adding people to it on a daily basis. Start creating content like videos and at the end of those videos make a call to action asking them to contact me for more information or send them to a landing page or capture.
What should you do if someone contacts you?
Now let’s say you do have someone contact you, what do you tell them? Should you immediately direct them to your affiliate link? We suggest you don’t. When someone approaches you, take it a step further and ask them what made them contact you.
Generally, when you ask this question, prospects will give you information that you can use when it comes to selling an affiliate product or signing them up for your network marketing business. The goal is to get them to tell you what needs they have or what problem they are having. You need to be their problem solver. Whatever the problem is, you’re going to have the solution.
If you get someone to respond to you by viewing your content, congratulations, you’ve just generated your first online lead. By learning how to communicate effectively you will have the biggest impact on your affiliate marketing business. Many people have a hard time talking to people when they first connect. With time and practice those details get better and better.
Don’t post your link on facebook without thinking. Figure out where you want to attract customers from first and figure out how the money will start rolling in. The key to affiliate marketing on Facebook is to create valuable content to get people to contact you.
Creating useful content may be a different approach than what you’ve become accustomed to, but in our opinion, it’s the best way to use Facebook to promote your affiliate products. We hope this article has given you some ideas that you can start using today in your affiliate business!