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How to Ace Affiliate Marketing by Renting an Ad Account

11/10/2022

Affiliate marketing can be incredibly challenging but there are ways around the struggle. Keep reading to find out how to go from affiliate zero to affiliate hero and start making a profit!
How to Choose an Affiliate Network?
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How to Choose an Affiliate Network?

Affiliate marketing quickly proved to be one of the most effective types of marketing. This drove many to try and capitalize on it, driving them to ask questions like what is an affiliate manager or how you become an affiliate marketer. An affiliate marketer works with a company to drive clients to the company’s website which in turn earns them a commission. The path to becoming an affiliate marketer is pretty straightforward. But the question is – which means of linking should you opt for? Here’s a quick list of the best affiliate networks to consider:
Amazon Associates
ClickBank
 Rakuten Marketing
 Awin
ShareASale

Amazon Associates

Amazon may just be the most optimal method for affiliate marketers who are physical products and goods. This is the one we recommend to most marketers as it comes with the in-built advantage of incredible recognition that the Amazon brand possesses. Plus, affiliate marketing with Amazon links is also more beneficial because of the incredible scale and range of different products that the platform offers, as well as the universal cookie that credits you with everything people buy if they came via your link.

Amazon Associates
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ClickBank

Another great option for affiliate marketing is ClickBank. This one centers around digital products such as ebooks, online courses, or membership sites. The platform does not have many well-known merchants but it does offer the opportunity to find a very specific niche with your product. This allows affiliate marketers to select a key niche and better target an audience.

Rakuten Marketing

Formerly known as LinkShare, Rakuten has some incredibly notable merchants like Walmart and Macy’s. It’s a trusted platform and it gives access to some very reputable big-name merchants. Opting for Rakuten is best when you have a specific niche that is tightly linked with their merchants, like Macy’s. But do keep in mind that this platform’s selection is not as wide as some others.

Awin

Awin has over 13,000 merchants on board, including some big-shots like Etsy and AliExpress. The latter is especially useful since AliExpress has an incredibly wide range of physical goods to choose from. Due to the sheer amount of merchants on Awin, it’s easy to find both digital and physical products of any specific niche, making it easier to work with. The cookie duration is not set in stone though, so you will need to check with the specific merchant.

ShareASale

The network offers a wide range of both physical and digital goods, as well as a long list of merchants, some of which work exclusively with the network. ShareASale has been around for a long time and has gained a reputation for being trustworthy. The only real downside is the dashboard which can feel a bit clunky and overwhelming at times.

Affiliate Marketing on Facebook

When figuring out how to become an affiliate, you also need to decide where you’re going to market those links. We suggest Facebook. Why choose Meta platforms? Well, we recommend it largely due to the fact that Facebook is among the largest social media platforms on Earth and has some of the most sophisticated algorithms backing it up. The size of Facebook’s global advertising audience is estimated to be over 2 billion people! Selecting Meta as the platform of choice is the best strategy for an affiliate marketer. Plus, as we’ll discuss later on, it will give you the added advantage of using a Facebook ad account and running ads for your affiliate links. Now you must be thinking to yourself – that’s off limits, I can’t do that! And you’d be right – especially with Amazon links. But there are ways around the policies regarding affiliates, as you’ll see below.
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How to Succeed with Facebook Affiliate Marketing?

Succeeding as an affiliate marketer on Facebook is a 2-step process. First, you need to build a community, increase engagement, and ensure an interest factor for your audience. Establish a relationship with your audience and build it up as much as you can. Find common interests, and engage with them via comments and DMs. Use the 80/20 rule – make 80% of your content educational, entertaining, and shareable, while keeping 20% promotional. Create content that gives your audience value so that they stick around. Be conscious and never forget the disclaimers about the post containing affiliates.
How to Succeed with Facebook Affiliate Marketing?
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The second step is to use Facebook ads. The fastest way to grow on Facebook is by running ads. You must be asking how, when the platforms don’t allow to advertise affiliate links. The secret is advertising the affiliate indirectly! For example, create a blog and include the affiliates there. Or come up with a landing page including those links and advertise the landing page or blog post on Facebook. This way, your link gets engagement from the ad without getting you banned from the social media platform or the affiliate program. And if you’re going to start running ads, you will benefit significantly from renting an ad account with a professional agency.
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The Benefits of Renting a Facebook Ad Account

Do you need to rent a Facebook ad account to be an affiliate? If you want to be a very successful one – yes! The benefits of renting a Facebook ad account are the increased stability, quality, and scalability of your ads. A Facebook ad account rented from a professional agency has a history with the platform and enjoys many of the bonuses that come with it such as unlimited ad spends. And an unlimited ad account means easily scalable ad campaigns! Renting ad accounts for affiliate marketing is especially beneficial due to the faster review times in case your ads get rejected. This is especially important because of the high competition in affiliate marketing – where every ounce of quality and presence matters.

How You Can Rent a Facebook Ad Account

If you’re now wondering how you can rent a Facebook ad account from a professional agency, you first need to research some agencies offering rented ad accounts. Next, check out their reviews and their team – their credentials and trustworthiness. Contact them and ask how much support they can offer you in your ad campaigns. GCG Media, for instance, offers services like ad audits and compliance checks in a package with your rented ad account.