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You might have just written your ebook, trying to get it completed, and get it out to the world — but you have one stump that you’re not sure about.
Do you include the affiliate links directly in your book, or do you take people to a landing page?
What’s the right approach to including affiliates or making your affiliates known in your book?
Congratulations on writing your book!
Now comes the question — how do you properly include those affiliate links?
As you know, affiliate links will change from time to time. Sometimes your promotion changes. Sometimes your sponsorship changes. Sometimes you have a different affiliate ultimately.
In that case, how do you properly structure these things within your ebook?
That way, you make a little bit of more money from the affiliates or get some promotion credit.
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If you haven’t heard about some of the books I’ve written, here are some of them:
- 100 Stock Trading Tips
- Start Trading Stocks
- Mindsets of a Master Stock Trader
- Business LaunchPad — Explosive business creation and growth strategies
These are some of the books, and of course, they do have affiliates within the book.
So, what’s the right approach to have affiliates throughout your content?
You first have to understand the rules of the game.
Different affiliates have different rules.
Sometimes you can’t cloak or hide links or do specific tactics and techniques — there may or may not be this rule around when you write your book.
Let’s say I do a quick little rollover.
This link is cloaked — so you could see it’s backstageincome.com/go/porkbun. If I go to GoDaddy — backstageincome.com/go/godaddy.
These are called hidden links or pretty links. In other words, we use thirsty affiliates.
You can see when you click that link, it goes to GoDaddy. When you click the other link, it goes to Pork Bun.
In this case, I could click this link, and it’ll still take me to the right spot. It is forwarding links over to the new location.
If I click Bluehost, it forwards it over.
And if you ever discovered that a link is dead, you could make a quick adjustment to it.
When you’re writing your book
What I suggest you would do is you add in that slash. In our case, it would be slash go and then slash a name — this could be like a short name that you create for it.
We do this with a program called thirsty affiliates. There’s also another one called pretty links.
You could also get something like this software, and it’s they’re very similar.
What we have are thirsty affiliates. It’s probably in here somewhere. Scroll down through the tools, and you can see all of our tools here that we have.
There are just so many things that you could do. If you click that link, we get an affiliate cut commission. It just helps our account as well.
In, general what you’re doing is you are routing people to a destination, getting the credit, and making an affiliate sales cut and commission.
Once you have that link in your book, you only need to make the changes on your website. It’s the same thing that bit.ly does. It’s the same thing that other services do. You make the change on your website, and that way, it’s changed throughout your book. So, when people type it in, it’s all good. It takes them to the right spot.