Whats up marketers and entrepreneurs? Rod here checking in bringing you new content. Today we’re going to talk about how to make money with affiliate marketing on the Reddit platform. People on Reddit love to consume authoritative content, like the articles, the threads, the subreddits. Digital marketers try to figure out how they can leverage all of this knowledge on Reddit and convert it into affiliate marketing profits. I want to give you guys three strategies today.
Before I cover my talking points I’m going to assume that you kind of already know what Niche you want to be in. If you don’t know what your niche is or if you don’t know anything about your niche, if you don’t know how to solve problems in your niche, my talking points are not going to help you. If you think you’re going to be a fly-by-night of affiliate marketing pushing all kinds of offers to see what sticks, you will be wasting your time. You will be better off studying the niche you want to be in first. That is the way to make long term money with affiliate marketing. If you have questions about what niche you want to get into, my 7 step guide below will help you so go ahead and get that first. In
Reddit is unique among the social media platforms in that the rules are similar to forums because of the way it delivers content and engages the community. It requires a lot of external sources, i.e. people and influencers. They come to Reddit for a mix of engaging content, news, and authority boards. Yes, Reddit users go there for entertainment but they are serious about there content because they pride themselves on the trustworthy product and service feedback, therefore, they must have impartial authentic reviews. Not people pushing affiliate marketing reviews with an agenda to sell.
Reddit traffic likes clicking through to the subReddits on a particular topic then reading the content and commenting on it. The thing that’s different for a lot of users, at least a lot of digital marketers, is we want to come on there and start pushing offers. We want to come in read, and start pushing out offers right from the start. This is a big no-no. Which leads me to my first talking point.
Become A Community Member Before You Sell.
First of all, your job is to become a member of your niche community then present yourself as an authority before you start selling anything. Reddit moderators will kick you out if you push offers on stuff without people knowing who you are. Second of all after you become part of your niche’s community you must start to provide great insight into helping people solve their problems and consistently do that over time. When you’ve delivered enough value and you’ve built those relationships with the people on the subreddits, then you can occasionally throw out some product or service offer.
The Reddit audience will think hey Rod gave us all this great free content let me go check out his product because I know if he gives great value away for free, just imagine how great his paid product is going to be.
That’s the strategy you have to use with Reddit. Reddit is one of those places that has almost a cult-like community where you’re not just going to go in there and just start pushing offers. I’ve tried it several times so I know from experience how it works.
For example, provide value by answering some of the questions posted, answer some of the feedback on different articles within your niche, read what the people are putting out there and engage with the community. See what people need, what are the trends, then provide insight and products where it fits best and you’re going to find out you’re going to make way more money that way. That is the Reddit strategy in a nutshell. Bottom line,
Don’t Join Too Many Subreddits And Spread Yourself Too Thin. (Too Many Affiliate Offers )
That brings me to my next
If people looking at your thread see that you are an authority in affiliate marketing, digital marketing, online marketing, and social media marketing the will think hey this guy really knows about marketing. And if they have a question about marketing guess who they’re going to go to? You! Versus if they see one guy talking about marketing then talking cats, fitness, gardening, cameras, and cars, all this different stuff you will come across as generalist Jack of all trades and unless you’re an entertainer that will not work.
People want a specialists today. Generalists don’t get far, at least in the digital marketing world in 2019. If you would have gotten in the game early before all the competition and spammers kicked-in maybe you’d have success with the jack-of-all-trades strategy. But today you need to niche down to be able to cut through the noise and become an authority and an influencer in a specific space. Do that consistently over time and you are going to get a lot of traffic. You’re going to get noticed and if you could deliver value to that traffic on many different platforms you will really take off.
With Reddit, you’ll get a ton of Engagement and it’s so important that you get that engagement and those thumbs up (votes) because it’s just like any other platform, once the moderators start seeing that you’re getting a ton of engagement, the algorithms start pushing you as an authority.
I want to stress that you want to master a category and stick with just a few subReddits. You don’t need to be in a hundred different subReddits.
Don’t Use Reddit Like Other Social Platforms
Talking point number three, don’t use Reddit like you use other social media platforms. I’ve made this mistake. I’ve tried to duplicate what I’m doing successfully on Instagram or YouTube but it didn’t work on Reddit. You have to study a particular platform and that particular community to see what works and figure out how they like doing things. Reddit is very different from other platforms. For example, on Twitter, you can post offers every fifteen minutes and it’s just fine because there’s so much content through there and so many different tweets it’s expected that people are going to be tweeting multiple times a day. But it’s not the case on Reddit and other forums. but my point is to find out what is the best way to produce or promote your content on Reddit.
Bottom line is you don’t want to come across as a used car salesman. So