Using WordPress Plug-Ins to Increase Affiliate Sales
There are quite a few new plug-ins out there for WordPress which are specifically designed for affiliate marketers and assisting them in increasing there revenues. There are plug-ins which you can purchase that will input datafeeds from different affiliates such as Ebay and Commission Junction. The datafeeds are usually made up of all the products that each affiliate has to offer. When you set-up the datafeed it automatically uploads the products picture, title and description into your blog.
It would take you literally weeks or months in order to input the same data that these wordpress plug-ins can do in minutes. The thought of creating a product page for thousands of products has never even crossed my mind and I don’t think I’d ever consider doing it myself. On the other hand I don’t mind spending $100-$200 on a WordPress plug-in that will save me months of work.
You need to spend money in most cases to make money online. There are opportunities to make money online without spending a penny, but you’re limited in what you can do. Imagine for instance you own a golf blog and you currently only make $5/day from Adsense. If you implement a datafeed from one of Commission Junctions golf affiliate stores then you would be able to offer your visitors thousands of gold products. Over time you could become a full-fledged e-commerce store that sells popular golf supplies to your blog visitors.
Typically you’ll get commission anywhere from 5-15% on your sales which is a lot more then you make using Adsense. Affiliates always make more then people who use Adsense and it’s where the money is at for webmasters. The problem is most people don’t know how to get involved or start selling products, and therefore they limit themselves to there Adsense money.
Even if you have dabbled with affiliate marketing then you know how hard it can be to try and set-up product pages. It’s easy to set-up the first few, but then it becomes repetitive and usually the job goes unfinished for weeks. By using a datafeed importer plug-in you will spend minutes uploading entire stores to your wordpress blog.
Each of the different plug-ins out there is different in appearance, but for the most part they have the same features and are the same price. You’ll want to do a bit of research on the different products out there that do this and choose the one that you think is most attractive. Remember the theme doesn’t matter as you’ll be using your own wordpress theme, but the way the auctions appear is important unless you know some coding to customize it. If you don’t know any coding though then you’ll need to make sure that you buy a plug-in that is attractive enough for you.
Thousands of affiliates already are using datafeeds in there websites and most of them have mentioned increases in there revenues. The bloggers who don’t promote and market there blogs won’t be very successful, but if you do then I guarantee you make more money utilizing a datafeed importer wordpress plug-in. Allow it to do all of the work and you sit there and cash the checks.