November 04, 2019
An affiliate program can help you increase revenue from your online blog, business or website. It can also improve the experience of your website’s users, making them want to continue using you as a valuable resource in the future. To get you started on affiliate programs, let’s have a look at the three following programs that you will find indispensable for your dentistry website.
What is an affiliate program?
An affiliate program is a program offered by affiliate marketers online. An affiliate marketer can be a huge company that you may already use for other purposes, or a smaller startup that you’ve never heard of. If you join an affiliate marketer’s program, you will provide links to goods and services provided by the marketer on your website. Every time that someone who is reading your blog or article clicks on that link and completes a process or a transaction, you will make a commission from the affiliate program.
Here’s an example: Say you have a dentistry blog. And you have just joined Amazon Associates affiliate program. One of the articles on your blog is about toothaches, and how to relieve pain from a toothache. You include a section in your article about some popular medicines sold on Amazon that can help relieve toothache pain, and you also include links to those products on Amazon.
Chances are, if someone is reading your article about a toothache, it’s because they are experiencing some oral discomfort. Therefore, they might just click on the link to the product, which will take them to the Amazon page on which that product is sold. (Just make sure your link opens to a new tab, so that they still keep your page open while they are having a look at the product on Amazon).
On the other hand, it wouldn’t make sense to have a link in your toothache article to “natural dog foods” because the person reading your article probably isn’t too interested in natural dog foods at that very moment.
If you are just starting out in the dentistry niche, it’s recommended that you choose an established and well-known company. You should also choose a company that offers products or services that are related to your website.
As mentioned above, one of the best affiliate programs for the dental industry, or just about any industry for that matter, is Amazon Associates. Since the idea for affiliate marketing began, Amazon has been one of the stronger leaders in the market. In fact, the Amazon Associates Program was started in 1998, making it easier for startups and bloggers to sort of passively make money through their websites.
If you are looking to increase the revenue from your dentistry site, you may want to become an Amazon Associate for the following reasons:
• It’s free to join!
• There is practically no end to the number of products you can promote on your site
• Your pay will be directly deposited into your bank account
• Amazon has good customer service (you wouldn’t want bad customer service being associated with your website)
• You don’t need to have a certain level of traffic to join
• Amazon is well-known and trusted
While those are all great reasons to join the Amazon Associates program, there are a few cons that you should keep in mind as well. For instance, the commission rate for Amazon is low relative to other affiliate programs. Additionally, Amazon’s cookies last 24 hours, that means that if the person who you referred to their site doesn’t make a purchase within 24 hours, you won’t get click credit.
If you work in the dental industry, it’s important to keep in mind the needs of your public, and what they are trying to achieve by visiting your site. Chances are, they are looking for information. And that’s why JustAnswer can be an invaluable affiliate program.
JustAnswer is an expert help site that has been assisting people in finding answers since 2003. They provide experts on a wide range of topics, including dentistry. This can be beneficial to both you and your audience in many different instances.
Imagine for example, that a member of your public has a dental emergency and they go to your site looking for help. If you are part of JustAnswer’s affiliate program, this individual will see a button that will lead them to be able to chat online with a dental professional 24/7, 365 days a year.
The best parts about JustAnswer’s affiliate program, is that you can choose the specific category for the link you want on your site (in this case dentistry), so that your clients will be directed to dental professionals upon clicking the link.
Another great aspect is that your public will be able to solve their problem quickly by talking to one of JustAnswer’s experts, which in turns means they will be grateful to your site for providing the link, and more likely to return in the future.
So, a loan website may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an affiliate program in the dental industry. But why not? Dentistry is expensive. Especially if you live in a country where only medically necessary procedures are covered by insurance. Costs for dental work are especially high in the UK and the US, and the US doesn’t even have a system like the NHS to help many adults cover costs.
That’s where being an affiliate with SuperMoney comes in. Let’s say you want to include a page on your dental website about teeth implants. If you’re in the dental industry, or you’ve ever needed a tooth implant, you know that the price for just one implant can be absurdly high. Not to mention the cost for a full arch.
After mentioning how much implants might cost, it would be the perfect place to add an affiliate link to SuperMoney, saying something like “Need help paying for dental work? Use SuperMoney’s online tool to browse your loan options now.”
Additionally, with SuperMoney, you will be able to follow your performance with their tracking portal. You also get paid monthly and almost anyone can join, from established enterprises to personal finance bloggers.
There are thousands of affiliate programs available for you to choose from. Just make sure that if you’re starting out, you use a program that is well-known. Also make sure to choose a program that offers products and services that are related to your industry.