Many people, newbies as well as established successful internet marketers use WordPress blogs to spread their message.
WordPress because of its ease of use and beyond belief flexibility is the ideal platform for affiliate marketers. Most marketing experts recommend beginning your marketing journey as an affiliate.
Given the above it makes sense to automate as much of the IM sales process as possible. Anything you can put on auto-pilot will increase your productivity and consequently your potential income.
As you probably know there are hundreds–if not thousands–of Plugins available to modify and automate many of the tasks connected with blogging. Some help with SEO, others with placing images on your blog and still others help you fight spam. These among others are of prime importance to all bloggers. Some plugins are essential to affiliate marketing. Quick aside: did you know some people call affiliate marketing, “bum marketing”? No it’s not derogatory, but more about that some other time.
A few days ago I bought a new WP Plugin called Easy WP Affiliate. I finally took the very few minutes required to install and test it.
First, from download to hitchless installation took but a very few minutes. Since I’m less than super technical that’s a wonderful thing.
This handy inexpensive (at this point–although the price may go up with the next version) plugin will turn your keywords into hyperlinks with your affiliate referral id included. People are used to seeing hyperlinks in your posts and many will click on them.
Here’s how Easy WP Affiliate works:
Write your post and save it. Decide which are the main keywords in the article. Click on the “EWPA” link and a new menu will open. Click “Add” and a window with three text entry boxes will open. Type a keyword into the first box. In the second box enter the number of times you wish it show in the post. In the third box enter your affiliate link. Hit the submit button.
Pretty easy, huh?
One thing I noticed: If you use keywords you previously manually hyper linked in an article you’ll have to manually unlink the originals for the tool to correctly display the link. It looks rather ugly if you don’t.
All in all EWPA is a very useful and time maximizing tool.
I Highly recommend EWPA!
PS. have you clicked one of the links yet?