Create A Social Media Swarm

Social Media Growth

Just when you think that social media can’t get any more pervasive online, it always does. The growth of social networking sites hasn’t slowed, and it shows no signs of doing so in the future. The power of these sites, the amount of time that people use them and the number of ways to use them for marketing continue to increase over time. This makes them the perfect tools to use for affiliate marketers who can use their massive traffic numbers for their own benefit.

One of the most interesting things about the growth of sites like Facebook is that the amount of time that people spend on these sites per session has continued to grow. Not only is the amount of users growing, but each year has bought users further and further emersion and social dependence on these sites as they get more and more involved in their social networks. This is an extremely useful thing for affiliate marketers who can use this emersion to keep people interested in many different types of affiliate marketing efforts. From small links placed where they will get the most traffic to longer marketing pieces that provide useful consumer reviews or information, social media users will now spend more time reading what you have to offer.

Using Followers for Marketing

Perhaps the best thing about using social media for affiliate marketing purposes is the concept of followers. Depending on the site, they may be called friends, fans, followers or something else, but the concept is the same. If you are a popular social media user, you will build up numerous followers over time. Those followers get notified when you add something new, including your marketing efforts. This allows you to broadcast your marketing far and wide and to do it automatically.

To become a popular user, you must network frequently, create interesting and/or useful content and let people know where and how to follow you. These are easy tasks for marketers who already have some familiarity with social networking. Even if all you’ve ever used these sites for is to keep track of friends, you have many of the skills you need to market affiliate products through them.

To make sure that you get plenty of followers, create links to your social media profiles everywhere that you spend time online. This includes your blog, any marketing sites that you operate, in forums that you frequent and on most outgoing emails. With a sizable number of followers, social media makes it simple to keep your marketing message going out to a large and receptive group of potential customers for the products you want to promote.

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  • Great post, simple and to the point sort of guide. Thanks for sharing, Darren!

  • Great post, Darren!

    This is becoming massive in terms of network marketing,
    affiliate marketing, and internet marketing, but still there
    are so many people just plain doing it wrong.

    I get links posted on my wall almost daily from people
    who haven't even introduced their selves to me.

    The statement "You need to make a friend before
    you make a sale" has never been more true!

    Gabriel Johansson
    My recent post How To Earn More Money With Internet Network Marketing

  • Great post Darren,

    I guess 2011 is going to be a social year 🙂

    Yesterday I was looking for the favorite music videos of my childhood and suddenly it struck me…it's so easy to find almost everything on the net with all people sharing music, videos on their profiles, pages etc….

    Everyone is becoming socialized nowadays…and we of course, as internet marketers, need to take full advantage of it.

    My recent post Manage your ads and get targeted traffic with Adzly

    • You are totally right! It's crazy how much information one has access to just from their social influences.

  • Great post Darren! I have found that more and more people are growing dependent on social networking to keep their lives organized and it is a great resource to tap into if we can get our products in front of people willing to buy. I know that with all the new Android smart phones, you have to have a Gmail account to be able to access their market and it really helps to link your Facebook account to get updated status of phone contacts as well as updated pictures for your contact list!
    My recent post Get “In The Zone!”

  • Social Media Marketing has permeated pretty much every aspect of our "online" lives. I am particularly fond of the "share this" PixelPipe, Pingfm and a host of social media "syndicator" widgets. The trick is to ID your target audience and find a relevant and maeningful way to engage and add value so as to build a credible online persona
    My recent post Social Media Influencer 5 W’s


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