Getting readers to actually click on your affiliate links can sometimes seem impossible! However, today I am going to go over 16 brilliant ways to get more clicks on affiliate links on your blog!
I have been blogging for a year now and have learned a lot within this time. One thing I have learned is exactly how to get more clicks on affiliate links.
This was not something I learned overnight, though – it took many months of trials & errors to finally start seeing that readers were clicking on my affiliate links.
Let me share my tips with you!
Before we get started, you should totally check out my recent blog posts. I know you are going to love them:
- Media Kits for Bloggers: the Ultimate Guide
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Now, let’s get to the post!
This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
16 Brilliant Ways to Get More Clicks on Affiliate Links
These next 16 tips are the top ways I can recommend for you to get more clicks on affiliate links on your blog.
If you haven’t tried these out yet, try them today and watch to see your numbers go up quickly!
1. Make Your Links Stand Out
Readers are not going to click on your links if they do not see them.
The easiest way to solve this problem is to make sure your links stand out!
I recommend the following when it comes to making your links stand out so you get more clicks on affiliate links:
- Make sure your links are in a different color than the rest of your font
- Make sure your links are bolded
- Make sure your links are underlined
- If you want to get fancy, download the “TinyMCE” plug-in to really get your links to stand out
2. Make Sure You Are Targeting the Right Audience
If you are not targeting the right audience (based on your niche & content), then you will never get more clicks on affiliate links.
Here are my top tips on discovering who your target audience is:
- Use Google Analytics to look at your audience demographics (this will cue you in on their age, location, sex, topics of interest, and more)
- Look at other bloggers within your niche to see who their readers are (look in their blog comments & in their Facebook Groups, if they have any)
- Survey your readers in order to find out important pieces of information about who they are as an audience
- Utilize Facebook Groups within your niche to see who is engaging and participating on content similar to yours
3. Do Not Mislead Readers Via Your Pins & Social Media Posts
Something I learned the hard way (a while back) was that, in order to get more clicks on affiliate links, I had to be very intentional when it came to advertising the blog posts the links were in.
So, for example, maybe I used to create a pin for a blog post on “toddler meals” that had a title that read “Top Kid’s Meals for Dinner.” Do you see the problem with this title? It is too broad – it says “kid’s” rather than “toddlers.”
By adjusting the title of my pin to “Top Toddler Meals for Dinner,” I am able to better narrow down my readers & get parents of toddlers to click on my pin, which in turn helps me to get more clicks on affiliate links that may be in that blog post (since I have the right target audience targeted).
Bottom line up front: do not mislead readers when creating pins & social media posts. Ensure your titles, descriptions, and images match exactly what content is within your blog post.
4. Use “Incentive Text” to Get More Clicks on Affiliate Links
Another super easy way to get more clicks on affiliate links is to use “incentive text” within your blog posts, as I like to call it.
Incentive text turns this:
These are some of the best toddler clothes I have ever purchased for my son. I highly recommend them!
> > > Up to 50% Off Toddler Clothing – Limited Time!!! < < <
See the difference? Not only have I made my link stand out by including the “> > > < < <” pointing to it, but I have also incentivized the text within my blog post to encourage more readers to click on the link.
You can do the same & watch your numbers grow as you begin doing so!
5. Use Easy Product Displays to Incorporate Images into Affiliate Links
Easy Product Displays is a site I learned about a while ago – and it has really helped in generating more clicks on my affiliate links!
Easy Product Displays allows you to create customized images to go along with your affiliate links.
For example, instead of a simple “click here to purchase this product now” link, Easy Product Displays will allow you to turn that into an image that displays the product and also incorporates words like “Buy Now on Amazon.”
I’ve had great success using Easy Product Displays for my affiliate links. Get set up with them now to get more clicks on affiliate links!
6. Are Your Readers Actually Interested in What You Are Linking?
This is a question you have to answer, regardless of how painful it may be doing so.
If your readers are not genuinely interested in the products you are linking, they will not click on your affiliate links.
A good way to determine if they are interested is to send them a survey asking what they are interested in. Easy peasy!
7. Is Your Content Well-Written? Is it Relevant? Is it Valuable to Your Readers?
If you cannot honestly answer “yes” to all three of these questions, then therein lies your problem with not being able to get more clicks on affiliate links.
If you struggle with writing well-written content, I recommend taking a writing class, for starters, and also using Grammarly to double check your grammar and spelling prior to posting.
To determine if your content is relevant, I recommend staying up to date with the latest trends in Pinterest and Google – and also popping into Facebook Groups within your niche on a regular basis to see what people are talking & asking about in order to create content around those topics.
Finally, you want to make sure your content is actually valuable to your readers. If you aren’t sure whether or not it is, start finding out by (again) regularly surveying your readers. You can also continue to check your Google Analytics to see what your readers are most interested in.
8. Have You Actually Spent the Time Required to Build Your Readers’ Trust?
If you have only been blogging for a short amount of time, this is probably exactly why you are struggling to get more clicks on affiliate links.
Building trust with your readers takes time – no matter how good you are at what you do.
Continue to build their trust by providing them valuable content, responding to their wants and needs, keeping up with trends, checking in on them without including product links or blog post links, etc.
More Ways to Get Affiliate Clicks & Sales
9. Create a Sales Page on Your Blog
If you haven’t created a “sales page” or a “favorite products page” on your blog yet, do so now!
This is a great way to encourage more affiliate clicks & sales.
You can check out my “Shop My Faves” page here to see what one looks like.
10. Include Affiliate Links in Your Menu(s)
Another way to get more clicks on affiliate links & to get more affiliate sales is to have one or two affiliate links within your blog menu(s). Easy peasy.
11. Utilize Banner Ads in Your Blog Posts & on Your Home Page
Banner ads can be really great in terms of affiliate clicks & sales.
If you haven’t yet signed up with Amazon Associates, I highly recommend them for getting started with banner ads.
You can link one or two on your homepage and then also include them within your blog posts to maximize your affiliate clicks & sales.
12. Utilize Native Ads in Your Blog Posts & on Your Home Page
My favorite style of ad to use for more affiliate sales is the “native ad” – I get mine from Amazon Associates.
Native ads are great because you can customize them based on who your reader is, what content they are reading, what interests they have, and more.
13. Include Affiliate Links in Your Emails
Another way to get more clicks on affiliate links is to start including them in your emails to your email subscriber list.
Before doing this though, make sure you check the Terms & Conditions of your affiliate program to verify that that allow affiliate links in emails – some do not.
14. Create Pins on Pinterest for Affiliate Links
While I do not do this often, I know a lot of bloggers who rely on sales from affiliate links that are linked to their Pinterest pins.
You can do this easily by creating a pin for your favorite product & then inserting the affiliate link into the link box on the pin description page.
Again, make sure you check the Terms & Conditions of your affiliate program to verify that that allow affiliate links in pins – some do not.
15. Link to Product Reviews within Your Blog Posts
One of my favorite ways to get more clicks on affiliate links is to clearly link to 4- and 5-star product reviews within my blog posts.
Doing so creates trust from your readers because they see that you are pointing them to reviews – not just the products themselves.
From there, they can choose whether or not to purchase the product (if you are linking to 4- and 5-star product reviews, chances are they will purchase the product).
16. Branch Out & Try New Affiliate Programs
My final tip for you, in order to get more clicks on affiliate links, is to branch out and try new affiliate programs.
Amazon Associates is not the only affiliate program out there; nor is RewardStyle.
There are countless affiliate programs out there for bloggers of all niches!
For example, my two highest-earning affiliate programs are those of the Blogging Blastoff 2.0 Course (a course that walks you through how to set up a blog & earn money from it) and SiteGround hosting company.
I earn more money from these two affiliate programs alone than I do from any other affiliate programs I am part of.
Another few affiliate programs that I earn a lot of money from are (that I highly recommend checking out):
- Pinterest with Ell (course for Pinterest Marketing)
- Styled Stock Society (stock photo company)
- MailerLite (email company)
So, there you have it – my top 16 tips for helping you to get more clicks on affiliate links!
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