16th January 2013

What is Affiliate Video Marketing?

We’ve all heard of affiliate marketing, but did you know it’s soon to be overtaken by video? Affiliate video marketing is the new hot technique on the scene, so if you’re in affiliated marketing, listen up, because you need to know how this trend can help you achieve your goals. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise – especially if you read our blog – because video is everywhere and customers are leaning more towards video when it comes to decision-making.

So where do most of you affiliate marketers go for web video services? YouTube. Did you know that some marketers put affiliate links in the descriptions of videos? And those links can earn even more than video ads? That’s right. Just a little tip from us to you.

Of course you first need to get people to watch your video – which should be related to the link as well. We’ve offered many tips for  video production, so make sure to scan our blog for how to make your voice, theme, and continuity clear and concise. And don’t forget SEO – that boosts your ranking on Google if you have a video, so tag tag tag to make sure you’re picked up in searches.

So what can you gain by affiliate video marketing? Well your potential customers feel a more personal touch, as video can really impact your viewers, increasing the likelihood of a purchase. Second, you can get more hits on your website because you are appealing to a larger audience — those who prefer to watch video make up a huge portion of customers, so don’t leave them out! And third, this is pretty cost effective, if you make the video yourself. It is easy to do, so why not try it for yourself?

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About the Author

Anish hails from London and holds a degree in software engineering from the University of Manchester. Following his education, he worked for several years in the financial industry as a platform administrator before founding Revolution Productions in 2008. In addition to over seven years of video production, Anish is seen as an industry professional, adding his insight in publications such as VentureBeat, ReelSEO and Wistia.

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