What is the best tool for affiliate marketers?

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We have a new tribe on steem thanks to @jongolson and his ctptalk.com. He is presenting the steem world to his community of affiliate marketers. Probably they do not realize it yet but they are presented to the very best tool for affiliate marketers!

What is the best tool for affiliate marketers – Answer: Steem

What do affiliate marketers need ?

If you want to be successful with affiliate marketing of course you need products and services to promote but in order to promote them you need two things: Webspace and Traffic. Steem is providing both of these things at premium standings!

The steem ecosystem provides unlimited and free webspace with integrated SEO

When you have a steem account and as long as you have some steem power and the necessary RC, you can post as often as you wish. Each of your posts gets an unique URL that will stay on the net forever. You don't have to worry about hosting fees, domain name, database or the security of your data. The steem blockchain is taking care of it for you. All the posts that you write are stored safely on the steem blockchain and they are there forever, or at least as long as steem exists. The great thing is that the URL's on the steem blockchain are visible for anybody on the internet. It is not limited to the people having a steem account. Even if a post can't get any value anymore after 7 days, it will still be visible for everybody.

Posts on steem blockchain are visible for anybody on the internet

For affiliate marketers steem offers the possibility to jump directly to the first pages of google search

People often only see steem as a way to being paid for content and I think it's a pity because steem offers so much more. When you use good keywords in your titles and throughout your post, you profit from the great SEO of condensers like steemit.com.

When you write a blog on your own, you start with a very bad ranking on google and only through hard work you might bring your website up when people search for content. When you post on steem, you can directly profit from steemit.com Alexa's ranking which is around 5'500 in the world. A better ranking than many important newspapers for example. So if your keywords are well chosen you might rank very high on google with each of your articles. This will save you a lot of time and bring you much better results.

Affiliate marketers can profit from multiplied traffic with the steem ecosystem

When you write a post on any steem condenser like steemit, steempeak, busy, cpttalk or palnet you are actually writing your post on the steem blockchain and in return the condensers can read this post. What does that mean? It means that every post, according to the tags that you choose, will be visible on all the condensers of the steem ecosystem. So you write one post and it will be visible on around 10 websites !

Steem is a new way to interact with your followers

When you are into affiliate marketing, you want to build up your own brand, your own name. With steem your posts are always linked to your profile and so people don't only see a post title, they see the author as well. It's a prefect way to promote your brand. On steem you have the possibility to interact directly with your followers through the comment section. You can build your follower base while visiting other people's posts and commenting their content. You can reward others for their interaction with upvotes which don't cost you anything. Thanks to the tribes, you can target a specific group of people and interact with them.

Use your posts to promote your lead capture page

When you write your posts on steem, you should always be aware that most of your readers will not be coming from the steem economy. So they won't be able to write comments or follow you on steem. Therefore you should offer them another way to follow you. A good solution is to make them join your list. You can simply use a standard signature where you promote a free e-book, a free online course and you put a link to your lead capture page. So with every article, you grow your chances to bring people to your list. You can then send the links to your newest posts by e-mail to your list.

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Hello dear @achim03, great explanation, great post.
Steem is really beneficial for many marketing and sales businesses, the people or companies that manage to see this potential will be very benefited, logically, they have to understand the fucncionamineto of the page and all its potential that you described very well.

Congratulations friend, thanks for sharing.

Hi my friend,
Thank you very much for stopping by and for leaving your comment. I think that steem is videly underestimated for everything that is business related. There is a lot of potential that hasn't been used yet.

Hi friend @achim03.

You're right. Steemit has a great potential that we have not yet taken advantage of.

The projection it provides to our publications is not negligible. Of course all this will depend to a large extent on the number of followers you have and the level of commitment you have developed with them.

Case of use:
I recently made a post about the Brave browser, in that post I left my referral link. In the following days I could see how the number of downloads increased with my link.
This was thanks to Steemit.

So with every article, you grow your chances to bring people to your list. You can then send the links to your newest posts by e-mail to your list.

This would not be something invasive? Maybe they wouldn't see these emails as spam?

Your friend, Juan.

Hi @juanmolina

Thanks again for a great comment! When I read again this sentence I can understand that it is understood in a different way that I wanted show.

Let's say you write a post and at the bottom of the post you write a link like that:
Check out my online course how to get a btc for free

This is actually a real link that sends to a landing page. If they are interested by what's on the landing page, they can then go one step ahead and sign up for the course. With every mail that they recieve they have the possibility to opt-out from the list. So I don't think that it is invasive but I also don't think that memos are invasive and some people don't agree with that ;-)

When I put this link in the signatures of my posts I leave a trail where interested people could learn more from me. So if I put this link on all my posts, I increase my chances to bring people to my list. Each post with this link is a potential entry point to my list and way to increse my followership.

Best regards,
Achim

Hello @achim03

Glad to have read this thought-provoking post

A good solution is to make them join your list. You can simply use a standard signature where you promote a free e-book, a free online course and you put a link to your lead capture page. So with every article, you grow your chances to bring people to your list.

I really like what you have said here. I admit I didn't give that much thought, and now that you have mentioned it, I regret not having thought of it earlier. I always reasoned that if I write for my readers here on Steem, it will help me get better upvotes​, but I didn't look at it in the long run.

Thanks for the eye-opener buddy. Cheers.

Hi @reverseacid,
Thanks a lot for your comment. I think that many authors on steem forget that their articles is also visible to people outside the steem ecosystem. I believe that offering these people a way to follow you through a newsletter can greatly increase your readership.

Best regards,
Achim

This should be required reading for anyone thinking of using Steem to help grow their online business.

Fantastic stuff!!!

Totally agree with you buddy​ @clicktrackprofit. I wish I had seen this post earlier.

Thanks for the feed-back!

Very well explained my friend @achim03. It's very interesting and informative. This will be very useful to many so resteeming it.

Keep posting such great articles.

Thanks for your comment and the resteem!

Best regards,

Achim

Great article and one that will have a great impact on marketers.
I hadn't set up a signature with a link as I wasn't to sure on the protocol and to be quite honest don't really want to see steem go down the avenue of spammy posts just to promote

I believe that you are right in trying to avoid the avenue of spammy posts. If however you manage to offer something with added value to your readers, I think it's a good idea to promote it in the signature.

Let me give an example:
I have created an e-mail course on how to earn BTC for free. On my steem posts I put somewhere at the end of my posts the following link:
Learn how to earn 100'000 satoshis per week

The link redirects to the landing page of my free course which contains a video. From there the users can then sign-up to the course using a landing page of mailchimp. When they enroll for the course, they also sign up to my list.

Wow, I had not considered the SEO advantages--but you are right!

Hi @fiberfrau
Thanks a lot for your comment and for stopping by!

Hi @achim03

I never heard about ctptalk tribe and I'm wondering what make them "special" comparing to other tribes. I really wish all tribes all the best, however there is just not enough room for so many of them.

ps. While reading your post I wasn't sure whats your targeted audience. On one hand you're talking about tribes (which is kind of advanced topic) and then you're explaining basics of steem ecosystem.

When I reached the point where you started using big words like "condensers" my first thought was "omg, how new users could potentially understand that?" :)

Anyway solid read. Upvote on the way :)

Yours
Piotr

Hi @crypto.piotr,
Thanks a lot for your comment and the upvote.

What is special about the CTP tribe is that it is a community of affiliate marketers that come from outside the steem world. On his website https://clicktrackprofit.com/ @jongolson proposes a kind of online course for affiliate marketers. He then introduces these marketers to the steem world through his tribe.

While reading your post I wasn't sure whats your targeted audience. On one hand you're talking about tribes (which is kind of advanced topic) and then you're explaining basics of steem ecosystem.

Through this post I really target the public who are on ctptalk, who are mainly relatively new users of the steem platform and I believe it is important to make them aware how much they can profit from steem in their affiliate marketing projects.

When I reached the point where you started using big words like "condensers" my first thought was "omg, how new users could potentially understand that?" :)

You are right to point this out. Bad choice of words ;-). Thanks for the feed-back.

Best regards,

Achim

You are a great marketer 😄

I didn't realize Steemit is a great marketing tool until you explained it in detail.

I think Steemit has been underestimated. Maybe because users focus on making money on their posts rather than exploiting the true usefulness of the platform and blockchain.

Hi my friend,

Yes you are right, steemit is often underestimated for what it can offer. People only see the income side but they don't realize for example that steem offers a free webspace that you can use to develop a brand or a concept.

Best regards,
Achim

That's a good idea, use Steemit resources to drive a business or idea :D

Hi again @achim03

What I dislike about all those tribes is the fact that they require us to use so many tags. Just look at your: every single tag is a name of some tribe :(

That's not right direction ... :(

I can understand your dislike about all these tribes. On the other hand the tribes and the tags allow to target your readers in a more precise manner. In addition, using the tags increases your projection surface. With every tag that is used, a post is visible on the according condenser. If I use the tag palnet, my post will be visible on palnet.io. So the more tags are used, the more the visibility increases. If I take this post, it got nowhere on steemit but on ctptalk it was a trendy post for some time and was therefore very visible.
I believe that if you write a specific post that "fits" a tribe it's worth to use the according tag. For example if you write a post about investment in cryptos, it would be a mistake not to use the steemleo tag.

Hi @achim03

I dont really dislike tribes. I just dislike some features of tribes (hashtags mainly). Personally I'm a bit active on PALnet and SteemLEo and I believe in those 2 tribes.

Cheers
Piotr

This is a really great post @achim03, affiliate marketers do very much have a lot to gain by posting on the Steem blockchain, thanks for sharing and have an awesome day.

Hi @flaxz,
Thanks for the kind feed-back!

👍😀♨

Oh wow. Tough topic because I believe things are changing so quickly and with such significance that digital business will not resemble what many are accustomed to in a few short years.

Hi @machnibirdsparo,
Thanks a lot for commenting. You are quite right there. The new technologies are disrupting the digital business world. It's a time where new opportunities can be discovered.

Best regards,
Achim