- Whom do I want to click on my affiliate links?
- Promote my affiliate link across forex affiliate websites
- Promote my affiliate link across social media
- Promote my affiliate link across 3rd party sites
- How to drive forex traffic with user incentives
- Promote my affiliate link with paid advertising
- Promote my affiliate link with email marketing
Top-quality affiliate links are your most direct route to a high income as a forex affiliate partner. As soon as you master the basics of promoting your affiliate links, you’ll be on the fast track to high commissions. There are three keys to driving high-value traffic with affiliate links:
- Be active across a wide range of online channels
- Identify, understand, and target the right audience.
- Publish relevant and engaging content as a vehicle for your links
This blog post will give you everything you need to start as a successful forex affiliate partner or upgrade and improve your existing online affiliate operation. There’s nothing fundamentally complicated about forex marketing. The fact that you’re already asking, “How do I promote my affiliate link?” shows that you’ve identified the essential requirement for earning high commissions!
As a forex affiliate partner, your goal is to bring high quality, high volume traders to your forex partner program. You want ambitious and aggressive traders with large budgets looking for a long term partnership with a forex broker. That doesn’t mean that you won’t snap up less committed or lower value traders along the way, just that you’ll focus on the high-value traffic.
Your primary strategy will be to connect with forex traders and people interested in the financial markets. You can easily target people looking for a second income or who want to achieve financial independence. They may not have actively considered forex trading but are often highly receptive to the idea.
Your goal as a forex affiliate is to get your links out to the broadest possible audience with a minimum of effort and expense (obviously, you don’t compromise on quality). Suppose you can identify the proper channels and learn how to maximize their potential. In that case, you are already one step ahead of your competitors.
#1 Your Forex Affiliate Website(s)
If you’re an online affiliate, your websites are the Alpha and Omega of your operation. If you’re skilled, you’ll drive traffic directly to your partner broker via social media and other channels, but your website is your primary asset. Invest in your site, make it attractive, user friendly and authoritative. Fill it with relevant and compelling content (optimized for SEO) and update the site regularly. Too many forex affiliates lose Google rankings because they neglect the basics. Add a blog, and publish broker and trading platform reviews, newsfeeds and analysis. Link out to credible financial sites and push for on-site user engagement with comments and Q&A facilities. Interlink the site with all your social media networks.
Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and other social media sites are a superb way to distribute your content and affiliate links to a much wider audience. Possibly more than even medium-term Google rankings will bring you. The key to a successful social media strategy is to work systematically. Create multiple accounts and manage them with spreadsheets. You need to check and update regularly and engage with other users. Join Facebook groups and pages, leave comments, add friends and build a vibrant network. The quality of your content will be paramount. You need concise and compelling content that persuades viewers to click on links. Offer incentives and mask your affiliate links.
Most forex affiliates neglect sites like Quora and Medium; they also fail to negotiate guest posts or blog spots on other sites. There’s an enormous appetite for free content, and plenty of site owners will be delighted to give you a space on their site. You may have to be subtle about how you place forex affiliate links, and any links you do place may need to go to other resources like your website or blog. This can actually work in your favour when Google calculates rankings. If you’re linked to high domain authority sites, you benefit from their rankings. As always, any content you place on Quora, or as guest posts, needs to be SEO optimized, relevant to your audience and persuasive enough to drive traffic.
User incentives are any asset that will drive traffic. They can include free eBooks, trading tutorials, daily news roundups, product tutorials, e.g. how to use the MT4 or MT5 trading platforms or AvaTradeGo or AvaOptions. Everybody likes the idea of getting something for nothing, and the offer of a free resource is often enough to generate clicks. More than that, potential forex traders value top quality information. Suppose you can deliver essential information about a broker and teach newcomers the basics of online trading. Or provide up to date market news and analysis, you will attract valuable traffic. User incentives are instrumental on social media, where you might only have a few sentences to convey your message.
Paid advertising is a worry for many new forex affiliate partners. The bottom line is that if your campaigns don’t work, you’ll lose money. You’ll also have wasted valuable time. The good news is that you don’t need to rush into paid advertising. When you are ready to begin, you can start gradually and explore the market. With a bit of basic research, you can expect a return on investment from your first campaign. With experience, you’ll be able to increase that ROI rapidly. A big part of using Google Ads successfully is offering good incentives (see above). It would help if you were in tune with market conditions, e.g. a crypto rally and masking your forex affiliate links.
Suppose you have a website, blog or active social media campaigns. In that case, it should be easy to persuade visitors to sign up for newsletters, financial bulletins or even daily market reports. Keep your emails short (or at least easy to read) and accurate and exciting. Don’t annoy people with misleading subject lines or headlines, and generally, show your subscribers some respect. You’ll need up to date lists of spam words and possibly a graphic designer to help you create high-quality creatives. Some HTML knowledge is beneficial but not essential. Once you have a database of subscribers, you can experiment with specific targeting. As with all aspects of online forex marketing, the better your product/incentive/offer, your conversion rate will be!
How do I promote my affiliate link to AvaTrade?
Focus on AvaTrade’s top-quality proprietary trading platforms (as well as MT4 and MT5) and its wide range of assets. Don’t forget that almost every forex trader also wants to trade cryptos. Many are interested in stocks, commodities, bonds, indices, ETFs and options. It would be best if you also promoted AvaTrade’s status as a regulated forex broker. They are currently overseen by nine different regulatory bodies around the world. This is a significant selling point that will invariably convert traffic. You can’t mention it enough. It’s also a good idea to write about AvaTrade’s fixed spreads and competitive trading costs.
How do I promote my affiliate link for Free?
Use social media. You can open multiple accounts across several channels and quickly create a compelling and wide-reaching network. You can also set up free blog posts and websites and offer content to other hosts. You’re only really limited by your imagination and how much time you have available. It’s easy to get started and get your links published across the internet for free. By the end of the first month, you should already be earning lucrative commissions. You can budget some of your profits for paid advertising or professionally created marketing materials. Forex affiliate marketing is a highly profitable business. If you put the work in, you can earn high rewards in a short time.
Do I need to disclose my affiliate status or links?
It is sometimes necessary to disclose your affiliate status, although it may depend on publishing your links. This won’t affect your ability to drive traffic and earn high commissions. AvaPartner will advise you exactly how to promote the partner program and give you any help you need. If you are required to publish a short disclosure on any of your online resources, they will tell you how to go about it. Most forex affiliate partners do not run into any issues regarding disclosure, and it is not a problem.