said 1 year, 4 months ago:
@nickmessenger I don’t have an issue with affiliate links in blog posts, however make sure you disclose on your site that you may be getting revenue from products that are sold as you don’t want the FTC knocking at your door.
The caveat of the above is I don’t, nor would I suggest, always having an affiliate promotion in each post.
I feel you need to provide value to your readers in order to grow and I don’t consider a pitch fest providing value.
As for what will I promote? Personally I only promote things I either use/have purchased and liked or things that are by people who I’ve bought from in the past and received great value (in the case of a new program by the author).
While it’s nice to make a few bucks, you should keep in mind that if you promote the wrong thing your guests may turn on you and therefore cause your relationship to be tarnished.
Promotional methods depend on the specific offer. I don’t do many banners, I prefer to write a post that’s related and introduce the product that way.
I know there are others who don’t follow my philosophy so feel free to take what you like and leave the rest. Hope that helps.