If there’s one guarantee with affiliate marketing, it’s that you need the traffic to get people’s eyes in front of your offers. Traffic can be segregated into two categories, free and paid. A lot of new marketers spend a lot of time debating which is best to use.
The truth is that a combination of free and paid traffic is probably the best way to see what works best for your business model. When it comes to paid tools there is no better than Babylon Traffic. One thing for sure, each of the traffic sources I explain in this post have worked for me to promote affiliate offers.
Personally, my approach to affiliate marketing usually involves either a website/blog or landing page. However, there are certain traffic sources that facilitate direct linking. Answering questions on Quora is one of them. Others include Google Adwords and Bing Ads. But, perhaps the most targeted free traffic you can get is from Facebook groups. There are two ways of doing this, either using your own group or using other people groups. The key here is building a relationship with your audience. Last but not least we have YouTube. Many internet marketers have said that YouTube prints money, and for affiliate marketing, this is certainly true. The main reason is that on a video you can build a strong relationship with your audience by using your voice and face.
To become successful with affiliate marketing, it’s a process of trial and error until you find what works for you. Every product, niche and marketer are different and certain traffic sources may be more conducive to success than others.
It’s important to remember that SEO is still the best free traffic source to use for affiliate marketing. So with that in mind, I would suggest you try out some of the traffic sources in this list to find out what works best for you.