Typically, when most of the people start doing affiliate marketing, they build a niche website where they share relevant articles, product reviews etc. and add the affiliate links to those pages. However, there are many alternative places on the internet where we can share affiliate links without being a spammer. By sharing your affiliate links on other sites you will have exposure and with that better possibility to get commissions.
Affiliate Link Sharing Tips
Twitter and Facebook are really good places to share affiliate links, though this technique is only effective if we have a good amount of targeted followers. The hardest part is to get them. In order to get targeted followers you should share things which are really useful and relevant for the niche you have picked. This way more and more people will follow you, but you should also search for people who are interested in the niche as well.
Once you have a good amount of followers, you can share some affiliate links promoting relevant and really useful products or services.
This affiliate link sharing technique is not the newest one, but it should be mentioned here. There is no question that Youtube videos rank well even for highly competitive keywords. In case you pick a keyword and no videos can be found in the search results, you should make a video for it. You do not have to make a professional video, but it must be useful for the searcher, and after uploading, place your affiliate link within the description area.
Document Sharing Sites
To tell the truth this is my favorite method for having higher exposure for my affiliate links. These sort of sites like Slideshare and Scribd, but the others as well offer great possibilities as they are highly visited sites and nowadays they rank pretty well for medium and low competitive keywords. On top of that, many of them allow to add links within the content. But you keep in mind that you should share documents that offer value for the visitors.
To make this technique even more effective a I use a PDF sharing software that allows me to upload more that +20 sites fast and easy.
This affiliate link sharing method only works if you are an active and trustworthy member of the forum. In order to achieve this you should add useful replies and be very active. If the forum rules does not allow to place affiliate links within the signature area, ask the owner of the forum kindly to let you. Alternatively, you can build a sales page with your affiliate links and add its link to the signature.
Beside advantage of having more exposure on your links, there is another benefit of using these methods. That is you can be more independent from search engines. If you have a niche affiliate site it can de-indexed or panelized in any time as Google does not really like these sort of websites. But if it happens, you will still have chance to get commissions from the mentioned sources.
I use these techniques day by day and I have really good results. Overall, sharing affiliate links on other websites is recommended.