Ditch the square ads and increase your affiliate revenue. There are more ways to showcase your affiliate products than a square ad in your blog’s sidebar. If you are determined to make an income through affiliates, you need a better way to showcase these great products on your website. Check out the 5 ways you can incorporate affiliates into your blog from a design perspective.
Feature your product reviews on your front page
This is a screenshot of the Photography Tips website. The owners of this site make a significant amount of income through Amazon affiliates because their products being reviewed are mid to high-level cameras and accessories. That’s $30-$100 in sale per item. And they make sure that people see their affiliate content by highlighting their product review posts on their homepage.
Create an affiliate shop
Grab gorgeous images for each of your affiliate products and add them to a shop along with your glowing reviews in the product description. If you use Woocommerce, there is already a built-in setting for showcasing affiliate products.
Showcase affiliates in your footer
Instead of showcasing an Instagram feed, showcase an image gallery of affiliate products. If you’re using WordPress, you can do this using plugin like Essential Grid inside widgets. Make sure you have engaging, high-quality photos of the affiliate products if you’re using this to showcase affiliate products.
Build a resource library that includes affiliate links
This is a screenshot of Think Creative Collective’s resources page. This showcases affiliates in a useful way that requires minimal design time. Just create a resources page on your blog and list out your favorite resources, noting which resource is an affiliate link.
Featured affiliate section on your homepage
Use the featured product/post area in many themes to instead showcase three to four featured affiliates. This is a great idea for those who are affiliates of products that have launches and end dates.
What ideas do you have?
Have another idea of how to incorporate affiliates into your blog’s design? Let me know in the comments!
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