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Axelle Doriane
Axelle Doriane 4 March 2015

Affiliate Marketing: Using Social Media

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways a company can bring in more business.



It helps a company to, more or less, get more referral business, which we all know is the best kind. But as an affiliate marketer, building up enough readers for your blog to make any money doing affiliate marketing can be really tough. And keeping your current readers interested is another challenge in and of itself.

How are you going to make any money as a pay per call affiliate if you can’t keep people coming back for more? Fortunately, using social media can help you boost your numbers and help you bring in more cash.

Loyal readership
The key to doing well as an affiliate marketer is to have a loyal readership. This means you have to constantly work on and develop your relationship with your readers, according to Entrepreneur. You need to spend time posting on social media sites every day, and make sure you respond to all posts from your fans on social media. On top of that, taking time to share what your fans have to say once in a while will show it is a two-way street and that you care about them as much as they care about you.

This kind of relationship building is very simple through social media because it allows you to communicate with your customers just as easily as they communicate with you. You’ll get much more loyal fans as you engage with them rather than just always expecting it to be a one-way street.

Engage in all types of social media
There are a lot of people with a Facebook who don’t do any other kind of social media. The same can be said for Pinterest or Instagram. Even Twitter has a lot of following that you won’t find anywhere else. Though it can seem overwhelming to stay on top of all these social media platforms, it will help you to reach everyone rather than the select few on the platform you are most comfortable with.

It is better to be on one than on none though, so don’t avoid social media simply because it seems overwhelming. Find one that works for you (especially if you are just starting), and engage as much as possible with your readers.

Soon, it will pay off.

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