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Affiliate Marketing Secret Strategies – Practical Tips from MotoCMS

Allison Reed 20 September, 2017

Have you ever thought about getting a passive income from affiliate advertising? Millions of people all over the globe make money online. If they can do this, you also can. Read on, and we will tell you what affiliate marketing is, how to reach affiliate marketing success, give you valuable affiliate marketing tips, and provide you with necessary affiliate marketing links and awesome tools for affiliate advertising.

Let’s start with the basics. MotoCMS affiliate program

What is affiliate marketing?

We’ll put it simply. The concept of affiliate marketing is to promote other people’s products through your website or blog and earn commissions if people actually buy the product. The business is grounded on revenue sharing. For instance, MotoCMS has a website builder to offer. Tell people about it. If you help to land a customer, we will share the revenue with you.

Please note that choosing the right affiliate marketing niche is very important. You need to understand that ways to make money online are much smoother when you deeply understand the product you are promoting. As you are on a web design and development blog, we suppose you have selected your niche. Congrats! Now you want to know how to make money fast here, and we are going to help you out with the greatest pleasure.

Why is an affiliate advertising beneficial for you?

Why is affiliate advertising beneficial

  • You can earn up to 50% commissions on every template you sell.
  • Everybody can join the affiliate program. It doesn’t matter what you do – business, blogging, marketing, or web design. You can still earn a profit while evolving your personal online project.
  • Start with 30% commission automatically. After that, push up your sales and earn up to 50%. With an average check of $168, you’ll raise from $50 to $85 on each sale.
  • You can become our partner within only a few steps and start retailing goods on the same day you join the program.
  • We provide our affiliates with 5 different Payment methods to withdraw their commissions: PayPal, MoneyBookers, Payoneer, WebMoney, and Wire transfer. Just choose the one that is the most convenient for you.

How to reach affiliate marketing success: practical affiliate marketing tips

Now that you know some of the major benefits of affiliate advertising, it’s time to know how to succeed with your affiliate company. First of all, we must warn you. You are mistaken if you think you will become rich overnight by selling affiliate products online. Affiliate marketing gives a brilliant opportunity to make money online, but it’s highly competitive too. In order to be successful in affiliate marketing, you need to know certain things like market needs, learn how to promote products, what works and what doesn’t, etc. Here follows a brief list of tricks to simplify the task.

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  1. Choose only good products. The most frequent mistake many affiliate marketers make is registering with too many different affiliate programs and trying to promote everything at once. As time goes by, things become very overwhelming, which means that they are not able to promote any product properly. A man can do no more than he can, so all you need to succeed is a handful of quality products to promote. You also need to understand the market needs and look for products that are closely related to the topic of your site.
  2. Use several traffic sources to promote the chosen products. Most affiliate marketers place ads only on their sites. It’s OK, but there are so many other traffic sources that you can tap into and promote the products simultaneously. The more targeted traffic you can send to the seller’s page, the more your chances of making money are. For instance, Google Adwords can be used to drive targeted traffic to a sales page. How does it work? You make an ad in your Ads account, then use your affiliate link in the target page URL of the ad. Ensure to continuously measure the conversions and see if the campaign cost is less than the campaign profit.
  3. Test, measure, and track your affiliate campaign. The idea of using different product promotion strategies is very good. This way, you can figure out what is working and what is not. You may also try to do split testing and measure the performance of each campaign to take action more accurately. Minor tweaks here and there can increase your profit dramatically. Experiment by placing the banner ads on different areas of your site’s pages. Some positions will make the ads more noticeable than others. Most affiliate programs will give you basic stats that you may need, but nothing prevents you from using your own conversion tracking software too.
  4. Research the product demand. If you try to sell a product that is in low demand, then chances are that you are not going to get many sales no matter how much effort you invest. So, you need to spend a little time researching and finding out if a product you are thinking of promoting is the product your audience needs. If your site can boast decent traffic, you can conduct an online survey and get input directly from your visitors.
  5. Monitor all new and current methods and techniques. We have already mentioned above that affiliate marketing is a very competitive field, and people are coming up with new techniques every now and again. Try to stay up-to-date with these new techniques and market trends otherwise. You will fall behind.
  6. Choose the right merchant. When you promote a product, you also promote the company that produced it. Make a thought-out choice if you don’t want your visitors to be unhappy with the purchased item. A dissatisfied buyer will hardly come back to your site and take your advice again. This can hurt your credibility in the long run. As a rule, companies that offer excellent customer service will have better customer satisfaction, so you’d better stick with promoting their products.
  7. Use helpful tools. If you are serious about affiliate marketing, try to find tools to help you be more efficient. There are many helpful tools available on the net. If you are using a WordPress-powered site then consider getting a plugin similar to the Affiliate Link Manager, for example. Don’t just hope that visitors will come and buy. Set up everything correctly and make it happen. Affiliate marketing is a business, so treat it accordingly to increase your chances for success. If you think visitors will click on your affiliate links and buy just because you placed dozens of affiliate links on your website, then you are wrong. Sorry. You need to have a structured plan in place.

Picking the right affiliate marketing tools

We have divided the tools into two groups for your convenience. Firstly, we will talk about the tools working best for bloggers. Secondly, we are going to discuss the tools working best for web studios.

Affiliate marketing tools for bloggers

Affiliate marketing tools for bloggers

You have many opportunities if you run your own blog and decide to earn money with affiliate advertising. Are you ready to spend more time but be more effective, or would you prefer an easier strategy requiring less effort? What does “time-consuming” mean in our context? It means that you may need to repeat certain actions over and over again. The way requiring “less effort” provides for doing something once and then making some minimal adjustments from time to time.

  • First, you can write your own honest review of any MotoCMS product with your affiliate link. You can generate your referral link right on our site. You can tell your readers about all the pleasures and drawbacks of a certain theme so that they can make their own impression of it.

generate referral url

NB! Remember the 14-day trial period for any MotoCMS theme. If you have no experience with our themes but want to share your expert opinion with your readers, use the 14-day trial period to the fullest. Tear and wear any template you like and tell your audience about your thrilling “test drive”

  • Posting showcases is another very good working strategy. What is a showcase? It’s an article featuring a collection of different themes of a certain type or category. You can handpick the themes you want to post yourself or simply use one of our ready-made showcases/articles. We are ready to help you with the content. Just let us know, and we will prepare high-quality, unique SEO-optimized content written by our copywriters that will be interesting for your audience. Just ask our affiliate manager to prepare a unique affiliate post showcasing our products, and you will receive it for free.

Pro tip: Post a good showcase article at least once a week to have a high conversion rate. Our cookies are all year round, so regular publications will help you boost your sales.

  • The easiest affiliate advertising trick is placing an affiliate banner in your sidebar (or wherever it is noticeable on your website without affecting its design’s general harmony and aesthetics). You create a banner once and then don’t need to do anything. You can also use our set of banners featuring MotoCMS’s best products, special offers, and promo campaigns.

affiliate banner image

Pro tip: Conversion depends greatly on the page your banner leads to. Think well about which page you want to choose. We suggest that you lead people to the page illustrating our best-selling products.

  • To provide a constant presence of MotoCMS products on your site, you can use our ready-made multipurpose landing pages. After custom keyword optimization, it will help you get organic traffic and ensure constant growth of sales. You will be able to use our landing pages on your website by following the three simple steps described here. You will also find links to a simple video tutorial and text instructions there.

multipurpose landing pages


Pro tip: Would you like to help the landing page gather more traffic and provide better conversions? Make it a separate category in your navigation menu. Additionally, you can promote this page through banners on your homepage, articles, social networks, or any other legal methods.

Tools for web studios

If you are a web studio or a web developer, you can start your own white-label template shop and work for yourself. It’s up to you whether you want to promote or sell our products without showing your users who have created them. You can take a look at the example of our ready-made shop right below this text.


affiliate ready-made shop

It has 2 versions: a shop with the prices displayed and a catalog. If you install the shop, your clients can make purchases themselves, and you will get 30% off every sale to your affiliate account. The catalog version can be used if you are planning to make custom projects on the basis of our templates. Using the catalog, you can make billing and set your own prices for the projects. In this case, you buy the chosen template, customize it and send it to your customers.

If you want to integrate any of the versions on your website, please, send us a request, and we will help you with the installation and update.

How can you improve your conversion rate?

Have you already registered as our affiliate partner? It’s time to earn more! Here is a list of simple tips that will help.

  • Make a special promo code (up to 20%) from your affiliate commission rate. People like discounts, so they are likely to stand in line to buy your product at a reduced price.
  • Use our blog, community, and support to share your experience and learn from others.
  • Get your share for recruiting affiliates for our affiliate program and receive your lifelong supervisor’s 5% cut for every sale of your sub-affiliates.
  • Provide an instant flow of quality traffic to MotoCMS – at least 50 unique visitors per day. You will get your reward for being a productive affiliate.
  • Use social media or internet marketing to tell your friends about our products by adding your affiliate parameter to any link that leads to
  • Feature our templates on the first places of round-ups of your own and place banners in visible places. Use the best-performing products for that.
  • Use social media to promote our discounts and special offers. To get the latest news first, simply add us on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.


It seems like you got to know plenty of useful things about affiliate advertising and the ways to succeed in the business. Be creative! Nobody knows your audience better than you do. Only you know how to make them happy. However, you can always rely on us, we are ready to answer all the questions you might have and help you with any issue.
Are you ready to register and start to make money online? We are sure things will work out for you even faster than you expect, and wish you the best of luck in your affiliate marketing campaign.


Useful Reading

  1. 10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Affiliate Marketers (2019 Update) by Jeff Lenney
  2. Tips to Generate Referral Traffic on Your Website
  3. Most Popular Content Marketing Formats for Emotional Publishing


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Author: Allison Reed
Allison is a professional content marketer and an inspired author. Marketing manager by day and a writer by night, she is creating many articles on business, marketing, design and web development. She loves working with website builders and CMS, and sharing her experience with the readers. Follow her on LinkedIn and Facebook.