One of the best and easiest ways to make money on YouTube is by promoting affiliate offers through direct affiliate links. The process is fairly straightforward, so let’s take a look.
First, you will need to find a good, profitable affiliate product that you can promote on your niche. To find a profitable affiliate offer you will simply have to head to an affiliate marketplace such as Amazon.com or Clickbank.com, or to your favorite affiliate network, and then to use your niche keywords to search for popular products that you can sell to your audience.
In our example case, we are going to use Amazon.com to find a product that we can promote as Amazon affiliates. We’ll simply have to select the “all categories” option from the categories menu, to enter our niche keyword in the search bar, and then to click on the search button.
As you can see, we’ve found the best seller product in our niche as the top result, so we will simply have to click on the product’s name to enter the product page. Once in the product page, we’ll just have to move over to our affiliate panel on top of the page, and then to click on the “Text” button under the “Get link” section. Now we will simply have to copy the affiliate link.
Once you have selected a product and generated your affiliate link, you will have to create a video to promote it. Depending on your product, it could be a review video, a “How-To” video, or a product demonstration video.
Once you have created your affiliate product video you will simply have to click on the camera icon button from anywhere on YouTube and then to click on “upload video”. Now click on “select files to upload”, locate your affiliate product video, and then double click on it.
The video will start uploading in the video editing page, so you can start optimizing it. Start with the title. For affiliate product videos, we recommend you to add a niche keyword, the name of the affiliate product, and a video keyword at the end.
For this example, we are going to start by adding our target niche keyword. Then we are going to insert a hyphen followed by the name of our affiliate product. Then we are going to insert another hyphen, followed by our video keyword.
Now, the video keyword has to match the type of video that you are uploading. In our case, we are going to upload a video review of the affiliate product that we found on Amazon.com, so we will add the “Video Review” keyword after the hyphen.
For affiliate product videos, we recommend you to insert a simple call to action followed the name of your affiliate product, and then to insert your affiliate link at the end of the sentence in the video description.
In our example, we are going to insert the word “Buy” as our call to action, followed by the name of our affiliate product, and then we are going to insert our direct affiliate link.
You can use the rest of the description field to insert your video transcript. This will help you to insert more of your target niche keywords into your description without stuffing, which will help your video to rank higher.
In our example, we will simply hit the “Enter” key to go below the first line in our video description, and then we are going to insert our video transcript.
Also, remember to insert relevant tags. Again, we recommend you to insert the high-traffic search terms that you collected during your keyword research.
Now select a thumbnail for your video from the “video thumbnails” section and then click on the “publish” button. And that’ll be it! You can make sure that your video ranked on top by entering the name of your affiliate product on the YouTube search bar and clicking on the search button. Now you’ll just have to wait for the affiliate sales to start coming in!