08 Apr 13
07 May 13 2:56 am
Separate Profiles? (+ Using a Photo)
I'm a complete novice to affiliate marketing but slowly getting my teeth into it and I'm about 40% through building my first site. I'm up and running, online and already listing in the 3rd page of some search results which is good. However, I'm a bit of a nitpicker when it comes to Wordpress and find myself looking for the most attractive design! I think I'm there. Nearly. :)
Anyhow - I wanted to ask about social media - in particular Google+.
I also run a travel blog. I hope in the future it will be able to produce revenue but at the moment it doesn't have the traffic to achieve that. When it comes to my dedicated affiliate based sites, I'm not sure I want my followers to also have to put up with posts and pages regarding my chosen niches. This leads me to think I should set up new profiles online.
Twitter is no problem. Facebook works on the principle of pages rather than profiles so I can probably avoid bothering people on there also. But whilst I'm still learning Google+ I don't see anyway to separate content on there. Everything I post in communities and so forth also ends up on my profile page. Have I got that right?
I've also been toying with the idea of putting a photo on my site but my apprehension comes from the fact that I guess in affiliate marketing we gear ourselves to for the most part look at a positive spin on products without maybe actually believing it so much ourselves. We're sales people after all. Putting a picture up I believe makes it more authenticated, personal and real. I am vouching for one product in particular that I truly believe is excellent. But at the same time there will be more which I look at in the best possible light without it being something I would go for myself. On the example I think of however - the commission is the best available!
What are your thoughts?