2016 has been an amazing year for all of the affiliate marketers out there. Tons of new opportunities and trends have opened the doors for them to make a lot of money in affiliate marketing. However, not all of them are excited about that.
There are some ups and downs, failures and successes, frustrations and excitements, and so on. At the end of the day, it is all about how you keep going to make a difference in the world of affiliate marketing.
From the day that Amazon affiliate marketing was born in 1996, it was a game changer and the rest is history. Right now, this method is one of the most popular ways to make money until today. Internet marketers are doing a lot of strategies such as list building, paid ads, search engine optimization (SEO), social media optimization (SMO), video marketing, and a lot more.
However, algorithms start to hit webmasters very hard.
When Google decided to launch Penguin and Panda, webmasters find it difficult to rank their sites. The same thing goes to social media, as they have started implementing algorithm of their own that affects brands in promoting their products in various ways. However, there is one method that could make a difference for affiliate marketers around the world. It is especially for those who are into Youtube video marketing. It is what they call as video storytelling.
How #Videostorytelling impact affiliate marketers?
Take Gary Vaynerchuk (a.k.a. #GaryVee) for example. For those of you who already subscribed to Gary Vee’s channel, you will always get inspired. You know why? He is all about inspiring people in getting you up rather than putting you down. He’s no ordinary inspirational or motivational speaker. He’s taken his profession to a whole new level.
You may not like what he said from time to time (especially foul words), but it is all about lifting you up from the “darkness”. He uses Youtube and his blog as main platforms for connecting with you and the others.
Other motivational speakers like Brendon Burchard, Tony Robbins, Les Brown and the rest are connecting with you through their “inspirational voice”. At the end of their video, they are upselling their books, DVDs, courses, workshops and other ones.
This video of Gary Vaynerchuk is a good example of video storytelling. If they can do it, so can you.
How to apply #Videostorytelling with affiliate marketing?
It’s pretty damn easy. Let’s say you want to promote an internet marketing book from Amazon. Assuming that you have an Amazon Associates account, your target market are affiliate and internet marketers. Since they’re desperate to learn something new that is effective, you have found an internet marketing book that could help them.
However, the real question is how they could trust you by recommending this book?
- You can do something like building a blog and write a product review and build backlinks to it. Yes you can do that, but it may take you a long while to get it ranked and noticed by Google and other search engines.
- You can grab it’s affiliate link and post it on relevant Facebook groups, adding them and send personal messages at the same time. You can do that as well, but you could get flagged for spamming.
Video storytelling is not just about communicating with your audience. It is all about connecting to them. Connecting with them through your videos is different than communicating only. You are sending a message that could make them feel something from you. You need to go in-depth of what they’re feeling right now.
Let’s say that the internet marketing book is meant for struggling affiliate marketers. You can create an inspirational or motivational video about something that inspires them to get back up and not letting their struggles conquer them. In that way, you are connecting to them. They will feel that they need the product you are sharing to them. Of course, you should include the Amazon affiliate link on the video description (or cloak it with link shorteners like bit.ly or goo.gl) for you not to lose clicks and possible commissions.
It can be applied in all niches and affiliate programs such as Clickbank, Clicksure, JVZoo, and a lot more. There’s one thing you need to do to make them like and buy from you, and that is to connect with them through #VideoStorytelling.
As video storytelling is one of the latest social media trends for 2017, all you have to do is take action and advantage of it. Your mind should be open when there are new ways to make money in affiliate marketing. If #VideoStorytelling is something new to your eyes, better try this new method, and it can make a difference for affiliate marketers like you.
Don’t wait, don’t procrastinate, start now!
About the author
Jeff Caceres is one of the social media experts you can count on. He has years of experience in consulting clients worldwide in making their presence known in social video marketing. For you to gain a lot of exposure in your Youtube views, check out https://claimsocialauthority.com for more information.