The most important thing to keep in mind is that affiliate marketing needs to provide value to people. If you’re just trying to sell something without providing any value, people will have no reason to trust you. Always give them something valuable.
There are two great types of YouTube content that can be used to share affiliate links: reviews and vlogs. With reviews, people make videos sharing their honest opinions about different products and services, and they usually include a link to that product or service below the video, so viewers can investigate on their own. Reviews help people decide if investing in a product or service is worth their time and money.
Vlogs are basically video journals where people document their progress on various journeys. For example, someone might vlog their journey toward becoming an Amazon seller, sharing a bit of their experience every day. Vlogs keep the vlogger accountable, since their viewers will be expecting them to share their progress every day, and viewers get value from real, human insight into a particular journey.
People use Facebook for a variety of business and personal reasons, meaning there are several different ways to reach people via Facebook. On my personal page, I might post something about helpful tips I’ve learned about selling on Amazon, which might prompt someone to comment asking about becoming an Amazon seller. That’s when I can say, “I’m in this amazing coaching program, and here’s the link.” You didn’t try to sell something; you posted valuable tips that attracted organic interest. You shared something new and interesting about your life with people. That’s what I love about social media: it’s an outflow of who you are. You can just be yourself, and people will find value in it.
You can also use Facebook ads to get your link out there. You can build ads on Facebook that target certain groups of people. For example, you can run an ad targeting people who like Amazon FBA pages. These ads are also extremely cost-effective, and you can set whatever budget you want, whether it’s $1 per day, or $10, or $100.
Instagram is an application built exclusively for mobile devices with a focus on image sharing. The key to Instagram is to share good, interesting photos with strong captions and hashtags. For example, you could take a picture of the boxes containing your most recent product shipment, post it, and use as many hashtags as possible. #AmazonFBA, #AmazonSeller, #AmazonFBACourse, #AmazonSalesHowTo – use whatever hashtags you can think of, because that’s how people will find your Instagram posts. And these pictures don’t all have to be perfect; life isn’t always rosy, so it’s okay to show your followers your real self.