What Is Affiliate Video Marketing
By Ben Bernstein, Published May 16, 2013
As a business owner your responsibilities and tasks can be overwhelming at times. Because of these many responsibilities, you may find yourself pressed for time when it comes to marketing your products and services. This is where affiliate video marketing can be of great benefit to you.
What is Affiliate Video Marketing?
Affiliate video marketing is a type of commission-based marketing which is managed by affiliates. These affiliates create videos in order to endorse products and services for a specific business. They are then rewarded by the business for each visitor or customer who is gained due to the affiliate’s marketing efforts.
What Can Affiliate Marketing Do for You?
Save You Time
By utilizing an affiliate for your marketing needs, you can free up a great deal of your own time. The affiliate will do the marketing for you by using the specific instructions you provide. This way, you can keep your focus on other aspects of your business, without having to sacrifice your marketing.
Reduce Marketing Costs
Since it is commission based, affiliate video marketing is very cost effective. With the exception of any associated setup costs, you only pay the affiliate as results are accrued.
Gain a Larger Audience
This is a technology driven world and more than ever people are going to the internet for their business related needs. Standard websites are a great tool, but often times customers make their final business decisions based off of video marketing. This is because videos are more personalized, engaging and entertaining. By using an affiliate to post your marketing videos to various sites, you can quickly have your products advertised to a very large audience.
Increase Traffic to your Website
With this extended audience, you will also experience a much higher increase of traffic to your company’s website. This in turn, will lead to more customers and as a result, more revenue for your company.
How does the Affiliate Benefit?
Work From Home
Operating a home business has become a preferred form of employment for many people across the nation. With effective affiliate video marketing, you can do just that. There are many affiliate programs to choose from, in which companies are searching for motivated marketing affiliates to assist them in advertising their products and services.
What you Need
Effective affiliate video marketing does not require a great deal of equipment. To begin, all you need is a good web cam with a quality voice recorder. Of course, if you want to get the most from your affiliate marketing, you may want to look into marketing training, enhance your editing skills and invest in a professional camera.
Affiliate programs pay you based off of your performance. Therefore, the higher quality videos you produce and the more you post, the better compensation you will earn. Depending on the program you choose, your earnings may come from customer purchases, advertisement views or when a consumer clicks on a designated link.
Where to Post the Videos
YouTube is by far the most preferred platform for hosting affiliate marketing videos. Unlike creating a website to showcase your videos, you can quickly and easily post them to YouTube. With over 1 billion users on the site each month, you can gain a very large audience and increase your compensation in no time.
Whether you are a business owner or looking to bring in additional income, affiliate video marketing can fit your needs. Have you tried affiliate marketing before?
Ben Bernstein Ben Bernstein is Social Marketing Manager for Viewbix, an online video startup that allows you embed . He earned his MBA from Tel Aviv University in Marketing and Information Systems. He writes 3 times a week at blog.viewbix.com where he talks about marketing, video, starups and technology. He is married with 2 kids.
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