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AI Affiliate Marketing: How To Get Started Making Affiliate Commissions

AI affiliate marketing is the new way marketers can level up their affiliate efforts. Learn how Jasper can help you write content that leads to commissions.

October 28, 2022
AI Affiliate Marketing: How To Get Started Making Affiliate Commissions
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If you’re reading this, you’re likely familiar with affiliate marketing. It’s a way to act as a middleman in a digital business transaction. If you send traffic to a referral link that sends users to an offer and they purchase said offer, you earn a payout in the form of commission for that sale. 

Pretty nice concept, right? The marketers making thousands, and in some cases millions, of dollars through affiliate marketing sure think so.

But how exactly does sustainable affiliate marketing income happen? Well, one of the best ways to generate affiliate income passively is by creating content that ranks in search engines. If you’re familiar with affiliate marketing strategies, you probably already knew that.

The problem is that writing good content from scratch is super time-consuming. It can take hours to write fresh content that’s good enough (and long enough) to rank on the first page of search engines. Don’t forget that the content also has to be engaging enough for users to stick around. Otherwise, the algorithm won’t see what you’ve written as valuable content. 

However, that’s where tools like Jasper, an AI copywriting assistant, shine in what they enable you to do. We expand more on that below. 

What is AI copywriting?

An AI copywriting tool generates copy for you once you feed it key specifications. The best AI copywriting tools can generate all kinds of copy—long-form blog posts, social media captions, ad copy, fresh headline ideas, and more.

The benefits of AI copywriting are clear:

  • They cut your content writing time in half (or more)
  • They help you beat writer’s block if you get stuck
  • You can generate results faster as you write copy faster
  • You can switch up your writing style with the click of a button
  • A dependable AI writing tool saves you money by allowing you to forgo having to hire expensive writers

Without a doubt AI copywriting is transforming affiliate marketing. Below, we look at the specifics of how this is happening. 

How is AI Copywriting transforming Affiliate Marketing?

When it comes to affiliate marketing, AI's predictive capabilities make it possible to generate copy in seconds that a reader is likely to find engaging. And yes, this can happen without needing to plagiarize any content that’s already out there. 

About 45% of seasoned AI adopters see a competitive advantage over competing businesses. Not only that, marketer use of artificial intelligence jumped from 28% in 2018 to a whopping 84% in 2020, according to a recent Salesforce survey

These two recent stats alone are enough to illustrate the bright future of AI as it becomes a fundamental tool for marketers. If you aren’t using artificial intelligence to optimize for time and value, you’re likely missing out on accelerated results. 

To understand how artificial intelligence is transforming the world of affiliate marketing as you read this, it helps to know a little about what artificial intelligence is designed—and constantly being improved—to do. 

The field of artificial intelligence is broad, as there are many branches within the general term. However, the main value proposition of artificial intelligence and its use of big data is the same: To create machine learning capabilities that constantly learn and evolve to complete tasks that need human input. 

In other words, as the field of AI advances, more and more tasks that depended on human input and creativity will be taken over. Before long, it isn’t hard to imagine a future where creative content creation is completely commoditized by accessible AI tools. For now, marketers can learn how to leverage AI copywriting to grow their affiliate efforts and see real results. 

How to use AI copywriting as an affiliate marketer

Here’s how to use artificial intelligence as an avid affiliate marketer that wants to step up their game.  

1. Find an AI tool that works with your needs

The first step in finding AI tools that work for you is to get informed on what’s out there. First, get clear on what you want to use your AI writing assistant tool for.

Are you looking to automate your social media caption creation process? Maybe you’re looking for help with writing long-form content that includes specific keywords? Do you want to be able to use templates for different writing needs? 

Whatever the need may be, it’s important to know what they are before deciding on a tool. Especially because the tools with great features are going to be paid, so you want to know what you’re putting your money into and the return you can expect. 

You can check out examples of the best AI tools out there, or spend some time and Google to find out what’s popular. 

2. Establish a content creation workflow with the AI tool

Once you’ve chosen the best tool for you, it’s time to create a writing workflow. Let’s say you’re wanting to grow an affiliate marketing blog and start seeing results as fast as possible. 

To ensure you’re staying consistent with publishing content, decide to carve out a few hours a week (or even a day) to spend with your AI writing assistant tool. Once you get familiar with the type of content you’re looking to create as well as what keywords you’re aiming for, take note of how long it takes you to create a 1,500 to a 2,000-word blog post. 

This way, you can do the math and know how many posts a week you can create and publish consistently. 

3. Edit, publish, examine your results, and repeat

Once you’ve created and published all your key content, it’s time to edit anything that needs changing, keep an eye on your results, and adjust your content strategy accordingly. 

Generally, the more content you can publish consistently, the better chances you have of ranking on the first page of Google. But optimizing for search is a whole world apart that deserves its own guide. 

But once you know what’s working, it’s a matter of rinsing and repeating until you arrive at your desired results. From there, the sky’s the limit with other content ideas you’d like to test and execute. 

How to use Jasper AI for affiliate marketing

Let’s get specific and walk through how you can use a tool like Jasper to help you publish quality content faster.

Once you’re signed up to the Jasper dashboard, you can start by using one of its templates or start with a blank document. For this example, we’ll use the blog post workflow feature, which helps you write blog posts from start to finish. 

Jasper blog writing templates

Next you’ll be greeted with a series of fields you’ll want to fill in with the specifics of what you want your content to be about. Here’s a screenshot of our example. Let’s pretend that we’re writing an affiliate post on the best email marketing software for beginner marketers. 

Jasper asks us to briefly describe what our content is about, if there are any keywords we want to target, and if we want it to autogenerate an eye-catching title or enter one ourselves. 

Example of starting a long-form blog post with Jasper

Once you’ve saved all your information, you’re met with a prompt to help generate your intro. You can either enter one you’ve thought of yourself or tap the “Generate more ideas” button. 

Intro paragraph generation example

Once you’ve made your choice, the next step after setup is to open the editor to start your draft!

Now that you’ve landed on the editor, it’s a matter of entering a few additional pointers. The tone of your piece is important because you want it to speak to your target audience. Make sure you enter a preferred tone so it creates your blog post accordingly. 

Once you fill in your information and hit that compose button, watch Jasper generate the next paragraph in real-time! Come across a few sentences you don’t like? Use the rephrase feature to rearrange how a sentence is worded or go in and change it altogether and add your affiliate links in multiple places to ensure higher conversion rates. 

Jasper example copywriting

If you really want to wield the combined power of AI and affiliate marketing, consider taking the Jasper Mastermind course. It’s a great community for bloggers that want to learn how to grow their business through digital marketing. Its setup is in course form, that way you have access to countless material that’ll teach you how to scale content and grow your revenue with AI writing. 

Make more money with Jasper

Artificial intelligence isn’t disappearing anytime soon. As a machine-learning predictive tech that helps you get ahead of the game by saving you time and money, investing in powerful tools like Jasper is pretty much a no-brainer. It enables you to create and test affiliate marketing campaigns faster to ensure you hit your KPIs. Once you nail that, it’s a matter of setting up your marketing automations and making the AI affiliate process largely passive. 

Check out the free Jasper community to learn about real-life results from marketers leveraging AI to harness their content efforts and seeing results. 

If you’re ready to start your own affiliate journey with the help of AI, get started with Jasper here.

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Austin Distel
Marketing @ Jasper

Austin Distel is the Sr. Director of Marketing at Jasper, your AI creative assistant. He's also an Airbnb superhost in Austin, Texas. You can follow Austin's adventures around the internet and the world at distel.com.

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