Social Networking and Affiliate Marketing

Social networking has skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple of years. It started out as a teenage trend but has become the biggest thing just lately, especially Twitter. Local radio stations have caught on to the popularity of Twitter and are running competitions with Twitter as the means of entering. This can be used to your advantage in affiliate marketing. The best approach is to use it as an introduction to people. Let them get to know you a little before trying to sell them anything.

Offer a gift or some interesting information. Show a bit of personality or a quirky sense of humour. Help with a problem or just appear entertaining or amusing. Give people a reason to follow you on Twitter or Facebook, MySpace or Friend Feed. A good way of developing a rapport with potential customers is to help them with a problem. Try to make it personal. Share the pain then offer the solution that worked for you. Do not attempt to sell to anyone on your social networking page. Develop the relationship little first.

If you add a picture to your social networking site, it helps people relate to you faster. It shows you are a real person and seems to help make people trust you. After all, you are willing to put your face to your page. You have nothing to hide. If you add a picture to your web site, you make people feel as if they are visiting a friend.

Use your social networking pages to send people to your web site. From there you can send them to your offer, after giving them a good reason, of course.