UPDATE 12/18/23 – If you’re approved for the YouTube Shopping Affiliate Program, you can now “Tag Products” from Fanatics and WWE Shop in your videos through that program. For more info including eligibility requirements, please check out the post at https://impact.com/partnerships/impact-com-youtube-affiliate-marketing-revenue/
There are several effective ways to promote an affiliate link on YouTube:
- Create a review or demonstration video: Create a video reviewing or demonstrating the product or service you are promoting. Be honest about the product and provide valuable information to your viewers.
- Add the affiliate link to the video description: Make sure to add your affiliate link to the video description so that interested viewers can easily find it.
- Use annotations or cards: Annotations or cards can be added to your video to promote your affiliate link. You can add them at the beginning or end of the video, or at specific points during the video where it is relevant.
- Mention the affiliate link in the video: You can mention the affiliate link in the video itself, but make sure it is natural and not forced.
- Collaborate with other YouTubers: Collaborating with other YouTubers who have a similar audience can help you promote your affiliate link to a wider audience.
- Promote the video on social media: Share your video on your social media channels and relevant groups to drive traffic to your video and affiliate link.
Remember to always disclose that you are using affiliate links, and make sure to follow YouTube’s guidelines for promoting affiliate links. If you do this correctly, you will both handle your FTC Affiliate Disclosure and give a strong “shop to support out content” call to action. This will drive clicks and sales if done well.
We’ve got more great content on our affiliate program available on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/fanaticsaffiliates