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How to Use Coupon Codes to Boost your Earning from Affiliate Programs

By Affiliate Hat On September 23, 2011 Under Affiliate Tips, Featured Post

Probably the number one benefit of doing affiliate marketing is that you don’t actually need to create anything to make money online.

Products or services? You don’t need to develop one; just pick the affiliate products you are passionate about and tell everybody about the products (and of course, ask them to buy via your affiliate links…)

Websites or blogs? You don’t need to have one; sure, establishing a site can help a lot, but it’s not the only way to make money via affiliate marketing.

There are 1001 ways to make money online promoting affiliate products – one of the most effective ones is incorporating coupon codes in your affiliate marketing campaigns.

Coupon codes 101

Coupon codes are essentially discount codes that are redeemable only if you “mention” them when you purchase the products or services. When you shop online, when you are about to check out you are often asked to enter coupon code to redeem discounts or any other perks.

Let me ask you this question: Where are you looking for such coupon codes? It’s only common sense – you would answer: Coupon sites! Or if you are an adventurous shopper, you can Google for – in example – “GoDaddy Coupon codes” and there you go – plenty of sites to browse for the GoDaddy coupon codes popping out on your search engine result pages.

If you are promoting one particular product, you are usually given an option to use particular coupon codes to help you attract buyers to buy from you. I am actually interested in affiliate programs that launch monthly coupon codes available to all affiliate marketers. No hassle, no fuss.

In some affiliate programs, you can even make your own coupon codes – usually allowing you to take a portion of your affiliate income margin to be given to your customers. For example, if Affiliate Program X is offering you 30 percent affiliate income, you may want to share 10 percent to your prospects in the form of discounts.

Obviously, I tend to avoid affiliate programs that don’t offer the option for us to promote coupon codes to help attracting prospects.

How to make money from my coupon codes?

It’s pretty straightforward, really – if someone buys a product you are affiliated with using your coupon code, you will get the affiliate commission. It’s that simple.

So, for example, if you join a web hosting affiliate program offering the ability to use Web Hosting Coupon codes to promote the hosting provider, you might want to get people to use the coupon codes to sign up for the web hosting service.

Okay – I’ve got the coupon codes to promote my affiliate products… what next?

So, now you surely want to get your coupon codes to be visible to as many eyeballs as possible, right? There are actually some ways to do it, but one of the most cost effective ways is by submitting your coupon codes to as many coupon sites as possible.

The premise is this: By submitting your coupon codes to such coupon sites, you can get your coupon codes exposed and well-buzzed to the coupon site visitors… and the search engines! We know that the search engines are the main vehicles to deliver targeted traffics that convert well. With that being said, it’s only logical to submit to high-trafficked coupon code sites.

I hope this blog post can help you earn more from your joined affiliate programs! Please share your experience in using coupon codes to attract prospects by commenting on this article :)

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