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In this episode of the boost your money while you sleep, we are going to go over the legality of affiliate marketing in google ads, what you can and cannot do morally and what can legally get you in trouble.
When I first started doing affiliate marketing, my plan was just to do a bunch of affiliate ads through Google and voila, I would sit back and watch the dough roll in. What I did not realize is that when you sign up for a program and agree to their terms, the majority of those terms are forbidden for you to use in PPC(pay per click) bidding and sometimes ads. A great example of this is with the ladies clothing store Zaful, I’m forbidden to use their actually name plus any variation of misspelling. So Ziful or Zafuls are not accepted. For google, the ad link displayed must match the link destination. E.G. you are not allowed to use a third party link like tinyurl.com, bit.ly or any built in link maker in your affiliate program (Sharesale, AWIN, CJ, Pepperjam) that will re-direct the clicker to another place other than what is described in the .com
So in this case, what do you do?
Well you could give up.
Or you can circumvent legality and morality and come up with a sinister plan that will help you make money without posting live in a Facebook group.
Here’s the plan:
You create a new web page or blog in which you do nothing but post affiliate links. Here’s an example, for my website RayeSocial.com (the one you’re on right now) I have a full page dedicated to something I call my ‘shop’. Where it’s not stuff that I actually have and there is no check out page for me, however when you click on the picture, it will take you to the store that has the item using my affiliate link.
You can also create designated web pages that have a place in your URL. For example, since I am an affiliate of MISSGUIDED, I can use missguided.rayesocial.com or rayesocial.com/missguided and have traffic go to that specific page. From there I can build whatever I want on the page with affiliate links.
With Google, you can target clicks or views. Views are good when you just want to create awareness but since we’re looking for coins, awareness is beneath us. We want the action. This strategy would also work with Facebook ads as well. You might have to do a little research to find the perfect combination of targeting and keywords in the ad.