Creative Affiliate Marketing Ideas

Affiliate marketing is simple in concept. It is relatively uncomplicated to generate income online and is easy to get started.

In case you want to get started, check out our free affiliate marketing guide for more detailed information.

If you want your affiliate marketing relationships to pay off, you should consider creative ways to promote your affiliate links that also provide value to your readers.

In this article, we introduce you to five content types for affiliate marketing. By understanding the different kinds of affiliate marketing content, you will get a better idea of how you could use different formats for your affiliate marketing ideas to increase your future promotions and increase loyalty.


One of the simplest ways to get started with affiliate marketing is to create a review article for the product Simply write up your opinion of a product based on your experience. For example, you can describe how you used it and how it helped you.
Keep in mind to be helpful by giving your readers all the information they might need to evaluate the product themselves. The goal here is to be more thorough than outright promotional.
You want to keep your readers’ trust while providing them honest information on what makes buying the product useful. If you do not like a certain product, don’t be afraid to share it with your audience as well, as that only deepens their trust in you.


While text is the most obvious format to stick with when it comes to affiliate marketing (it’s much easier to include a link within text than most other formats) a lot of people do prefer consuming content in video form rather than reading it.
You could always combine the best of both worlds. Create a video that explains the benefits of the product you are helping promote (or do a video version of your review) and embed it within a post that provides similar information.

Product Comparison

Instead of creating one blog post or video for every product you want to be an affiliate for, why not review multiple products at a time?


The key is choosing an ideal topic that will be of interest to your unique audience and craft an educational webinar around. Guest speakers are another great content idea to add to webinars. Not only will this give your audience the opportunity to hear from a third party about affiliate offers, but it also gives you a strong marketing angle.

Seasonal content

Many of the topics people care about and seek out vary throughout the year. With summer coming up, vacations and days in the sun dominate our thoughts.
Brainstorm all the seasonal trends that relate to the topics you cover on your website and turn those ideas into content that goes up at just the right time.
Speaking of seasons, keep the holidays in mind. Maybe go for gift guides to offer promotions in a compelling and unique way.

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Federico Bonavita
Digital Marketing Manager

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