If you have been a regular reader of our blogs, you will know that affiliate marketing is one of the vital cogs in your adult digital strategy. It is a multi-billion dollar segment of the adult industry by most trade estimates. We can reliably say that affiliate income is often the deciding factor when it comes to profitability through our extensive experience of working with hundreds of adult online businesses. People love it as it adds a passive income stream to their cash flows. However, generating this income is anything but passive. You will have to continually update your strategy and move with the times if you want to ensure a steady stream of income. In this blog, we will focus on what you need to keep in mind and implement to achieve a substantial revenue stream from this marketing channel.
Why is Adult Affiliate Marketing so Important?
Let us admit it, the adult industry is not known for its transparent online practices. So, people do not like to purchase content or spend money on some sites that they have just come to know about. They are much more likely to spend on sites that they know about and have been visiting regularly. Thus, even if you are selling some products or premium content on your adult site, you might find that your visitors are not willing to buy. Developing that trust can take a lot of time for the consumer. In the meantime, marketing the products or sites of significant adult brands can help your business tide over the difficulties of this initial period.
Adult Media Buying or Displaying Ads – What Should You Do?
The aim of affiliate marketing is to earn commission through directing traffic to the site of the advertiser. There are 2 primary methods through which you can go down the path of affiliate marketing.
The first way is to use your website and social media as an affiliate funnel. You can display ads, banners, popups, etc. on your site. One of the ways to do this is by using adult ad service providers such as Juicyads. Another way to direct affiliate traffic to the desired link through social media by using engaging graphics and copies. Social media is a slightly more difficult space, as these sites do not encourage adult content. So you’re always walking a thin line when you tap this funnel.
The best way to execute affiliate marketing through these methods is through the top adult CPA networks such as CrakRevenue and AdXXX. Then, there are segment-specific affiliate programs for adult camsites such as Chaturbate and MyFreeCams that have decent payouts and simple rules for joining. The advantage of this technique is that there are zero costs for joining up with an affiliate program. You can start earning money from the word go if you have traffic that can be monetized.
When you start off using this technique, our advice is to go with an adult CPA network. The advantage of using them is that you get access to an extensive network of advertisers as well as affiliates. You will not need to make the effort of going to each and every advertiser, and negotiating with them. The other significant advantage is the guidance that you get from these networks through tools, tutorials, support, and dedicated account managers. These networks have a vested interest in ensuring that you make money, so they try to ensure that you have everything you need to do so. Notably, their account managers are highly skilled in this sphere and can offer personalized advice that can work for you.
Adult Media Buying- High Risks, High Rewards
The other way to do this kind of marketing is to buy and redirect traffic to the sites that pay affiliate income through adult media buying. So, in a way, you are not advertising your own service, but that of another player. As there are no guarantees of conversion, this is a high-risk play used by experienced marketers to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars. They buy push ads on networks, as well as prominent mainstream sites such as Google and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. One of the advantages of this technique is that you can implement this strategy even if you do not have a website. However, this path has some major drawbacks if you aim to go it on your own. You should do this only if you have the risk appetite of losing all your money without earning a single penny. Using black hat ways to try and make money is a strict no-no. Doing so will lead to your account being banned. Then you will have to start from scratch, and all your ad money will go down the drain.
The most successful players in this niche constantly innovate and refine their approach to stay ahead. So, there are no shortcuts if you plan on developing a source of passive income through adult media buying. Getting expert help from our experts in running adult CPC campaigns is also something you could look at.
Simple Tricks to Disguise Your Affiliate Ads
One of the most significant drawbacks of the affiliate world is that ads are blocked by many browser extensions, ad-blockers, and other applications. So, you need to find ways to go around these roadblocks.
One of the easiest ways is to reduce the length of your URL by using a service such as Bitly. Some extensions still may be able to detect and block the ad, as they are now becoming aware of this workaround. However, this simple method works often, and the best thing is that this does not require any coding or payment to a service provider.
The next method is also not that complicated. The trick is to first direct traffic to a helpful link that appears harmless to browsers. From this link, you need to set up a redirect to the advertiser’s site. You should note that some extensions can catch this method also.
Many other technical ways require coding knowledge, so you are better off opting for an ad service provider to help you convert users to generate income.
We hope you liked this post, and we will delve into the depths of affiliate marketing in our future work.