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How to Promote Affiliate Links: The Best Way for Beginner Affiliate Marketers (Part 1)

Creator: Matt  |  Affiliate Marketing  |  Jun 112024

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If you're a beginner affiliate marketer, then you may be wondering how to promote your affiliate links.

It can be difficult to know where to start, and it's easy to become overwhelmed.

The best way to start is by finding a single product or service that you want to promote, and sticking with it until you are making at least $5,000 per month in affiliate commissions.

Jumping around from product to product does not teach you anything about promoting affiliate links.

You need to focus on one thing at a time if you want to succeed in this business.

Once you start promoting affiliate links, you'll start to see what's working and what's not working.

You'll also start to develop a process for how you promote your affiliate links.

This takes time and effort, but it's well worth it in the end.

Top 5 Ways to Promote Affiliate Links as a Beginner

Use Social Media Platforms

One of the best ways to promote affiliate links is to use social media platforms.

This can be a great way to reach a large audience and get your message out there.

If you are just starting out, pick a SINGLE channel to focus on.

Don't try to do everything at once or you'll end up spreading yourself too thin and achieving nothing - trust me!

You'll need to be active on social media and post regularly if you want to see results.

Write Blog Posts or Articles

Another great way to promote affiliate links is to write blog posts or articles.

This is an extremely long-term strategy.

Not to scare you away, because I believe this is one of the BEST ways for long-term growth, but this could take 1-3 years until you start to see massive results.

It can be done though...and I've seen hundreds of people use this method.

You can also use this method to build backlinks to your website, which can improve your SEO and propel you to the first page of Google, which is the #1 goal.

Create Fun and Engaging Videos

If you are comfortable on camera, then you may want to create videos that promote your product or service.

This can be a great way to connect with your audience and build trust.

If you are just starting out, it's a great way to document your journey. Get comfortable on camera and embrace the learning experience.

Two of the hottest platforms as of this writing are TikTok and YouTube.

It's also a great way to rank on YouTube and Google, which are two of the largest search engines in the world.

Yes...both TikTok and YouTube videos rank on Google!

Just like with social media and blogging, you'll need to be consistent if you want to see results from this method.

Use Paid Advertising

Paid advertising is one of the fastest ways to get your message in front of a large audience, very quickly.

However, this is also one of the most expensive ways to promote affiliate links.

Be willing to spend a monthly budget on just gathering data.

You'll need to test out different types of advertising and find what works best for you.

Participate in Forums, Groups, and Discussion Boards

Although a little more time-consuming, forums and discussion boards are a great way to connect with other people who are interested in the same things as you.

It does take a great amount of effort to nurture your audience and build relationships, but it can be fruitful in the long run.

My only gripe about this method is that it isn't very scalable. Meaning you'll need to be actively participating IN the groups on a daily basis.


Beginner affiliate marketers should focus on one social media platform, write blog posts or articles, create videos, OR use paid advertising to promote their links.

It's important to be consistent with these methods if you want to see success.

Jumping around from one strategy to another will not get you very far.

Stay focused on what you're good at and hone your skills.

The rewards will be worth it in the end!