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Using affiliate links to monetize your social media group

A very easy way to start earning money is through affiliate link programs.

Using affiliate links is great way to supplement your Facebook group income. AND if you have a group that is specifically for special offers or sales, affiliate links are definitely the way to go.

What are affiliate links?

Affiliate links are a way to earn product credit or cash. When somebody clicks on your special link and purchases something, you get a portion of that sale, savings off of a future purchase, or free product.

I only use affiliate links for products or services I have tried myself and genuinely enjoy. I value my reputation and I don’t want to recommend something that I’m not familiar with.

One way to use affiliate links is to write an honest review of of the product or service and provide your custom link.

Here’s an example:

Random Review Wednesday: The faux K-Cup single serve coffee maker

Some affiliate links can also be used as website advertisements.

Here’s an example:

What about other group members using THEIR affiliate links?

Consider adding a rule to your group to make sure others do not also engage in affiliate marketing. (I have one, and I enforce it!)

Be honest:

  • Make sure you have any affiliate disclaimers located in your group description and/or your privacy policy on your website (if you have one).
  • Always check in with Facebook® Terms of Service before selling anything in your group.

What are the best programs?

Honestly, it depends. I started doing research on what would work best, but then quickly realized I shouldn’t reinvent the wheel because Ben Gun has already created a phenomenal resource.

Check out: 17 Little-Known Affiliate Programs That Pay up to $8000 Per Sale 

This comprehensive article really explains the affiliate process soup-to-nuts. It covers:

  • Affiliate commission fundamentals.
  • How to find the best products to promote.
  • Understanding the power of sales funnels.
  • The best affiliate programs by industry.
  • Finding your own affiliate programs.
  • Using affiliate networks.

FREE Guide: 16 Ways to Monetize your Social Media Group

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