A growing mailing list is the cornerstone of a successful online business, and affiliate marketing is a very popular way to monetize your mailing list.
Depending on how you position your affiliate promotions, they can be highly effective or a total flop. Check out today's video and the article below to learn four proven affiliate promotion strategies and view the related affiliate landing page templates.
The templates shown in the video are all available inside Thrive Architect which you get instant access to when you purchase Thrive Suite!
The Review Landing Page
The review landing page looks more like a standard review article than a promotional page. However, it’s geared towards conversion with clever elements and a distraction-free layout to help you get more clicks.
The review landing page comes with the following conversion-focused elements:
- Title: you can never go wrong with a big headline that gives the reader an instant overview about your page.
- Social sharing buttons: these help readers spread your content across different social platforms.
- First visual element: a visual highlight of what this landing page is about.
- A review summary box with product rating and a button to purchase: it’s a smart idea to include a summary box at the beginning of your affiliate landing page. Some readers read your whole article, but others just skim through it, looking for the most important information. A summary box enables them to get an instant overview of the product.
- Text layout of the template: in the body section of this template you find subheadings, images in a different alignments, and highlights. It gives you some inspiration of how to put together an article to make it visually appealing and easy to read. You can mix and match every element by using the Thrive Architect drag and drop visual editor. However, keep in mind that having at least one visual element on the screen as the reader scrolls through your article improves readability.
- Conclusion box: this is where you conclude your review and add your final words and opinion. This section includes a larger product rating element.Next to it, you can find a pros and cons list. Even if your main purpose is to promote a product and get the most conversions, it is still a good idea to mention some negative points as well. This will give you more credibility. The best strategy is to list a lot of strong positive points and just a couple of minor negative ones.
- Promotion box: this landing page finishes strong with a promotion box that clearly highlights the benefits of your promoted product. Furthermore, a large product rating element and a buy button encourages people to click.
The Review Comparison Page or Product Review Roundup
You can use this type of affiliate landing page when you compare multiple products. The layout and design are quite similar to the previous Review Landing Page example.
Why create a product review roundup? It’s a way to provide real value to your readers. In the last stage of the buying process, people have usually reviewed a number of products. Now they have to decide which one to pick among all the options. With this template, you can help them through the decision-making process by providing a review comparison.
We created this template to help you write the most appealing roundup review. After the introductory paragraph, you’ll find a content pattern that repeats. You can copy this as many times as you need. It consists of:
- A product box that summarizes the product and represents it with an image
- A list of pros followed by a list of cons
- A star product rating
- A button linking to the affiliate product.
A product box comes at the end of the template, which enables you to present a clear recommendation. This is the key element of the template. After introducing all the products, you need to highlight the “winner” that has it all. Otherwise, readers might get overwhelmed after reading all the detailed information, still not knowing which one to pick.
The Review Resources Page
If you are an expert in a specific field and you have authority in your niche, your readers are surely interested in the tools and products that contribute to your success. No matter your area of expertise, it’s easy to put together a resources landing page like this.
Whether you review products, software, or websites, this template does it all.
Following the title and the introductory paragraph, you’ll find a content pattern that repeats:
- A product image
- A product name
- A short paragraph that describes the product.
Depending on how long you want your resource page to be, you can simply duplicate or delete the elements in the template. Then you can use affiliate links to link through to the products.
The Review Video Recommendation Page
If you want to promote a single product as an affiliate, it’s a good strategy to send people to your landing page first and link through to the product from there. This affiliate promotion strategy is a very effective way to get people to buy.
After all, your subscribers are already familiar with you and trust your opinion. If you first talk to them about the benefits of a product instead of sharing a generic sales page, you have a better chance to win their purchase.
The following conversion-focused elements will help you convince your audience why to buy:
- Large headline: explains the main benefit of the product and why visitors should watch your video
- The video: you can briefly talk about why you are making your recommendation. Consider using case studies to show readers a real-life benefit, and explain how you personally benefited from using that particular item.
- A list of benefits to sum up your review: this is for readers who just skim through your content. Tie these points to real-world examples to make it more effective.
- Promo box: summarizes why you recommend the product.
We've created a bonus course that you can unlock right here. It explains the 4 affiliate marketing strategies these templates were made for, as well as exactly why they work and what to do to make them work best.
To get instant access to the course, create a free Thrive University account below or click here if you already have your account set up.
If you want to boost the affiliate marketing results of your website even more, check out our pre-formatted mobile responsive table templates, too.
Have You Seen Our New Content Block Feature?
We added new a new feature to the Thrive visual editor to help you build better looking content faster with far fewer editing steps: the Content Blocks.
These Content Blocks are pre-designed text blocks, ready to be inserted into your posts with one click!
Read more about this new feature in this post.
Which is the best affiliate landing page for your website?
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and the affiliate landing page templates that go with it!
In the video, I mentioned an example of how I use the "Resources" type template in my own business, as an opt-in incentive. The template we've added in Thrive Architect is based on this a/b tested and conversion optimized Resources page.
As always, if you have any questions or feedback regarding the affiliate strategies and landing pages explained in this article, please leave a comment below.
Hi Shane, great post. I like the new pages.
Unfortunately, the social sharing unlock feature doesn’t work well through Facebook on an iPad or in Safari on an iPad.
Sorry about the issue with the sharing buttons. I’ll send you an email with the PDF.
Just started looking into affiliate marketing, so this is very timely for me. Brilliant addition the the already large section of landing page templates. What I’m wondering about, is if I need to expand on the disclaimer page template generated with Thrive Themes to be FTC compliant (as an affiliate marketer), or if I can use it as it is?
You should never use the disclaimer page as it is. Like the note in the page generator says, you have to make sure that the content is compliant with whatever jurisdiction applies to you and if you use the template without further changes it is virtually guaranteed not to be sufficient and could get you into a lot of trouble.
Excellent work as always … great contribution, thank you and I will start using these templates immediately to my promotions
Shane, I really liked the effect of circle and then full screen, you do with your webcam image …
You could tell me what software you record your videos (I guess Screenflow or Camtasia) and how to do this effect please, I would love to learn that trick
In advance thank you very much Shane
The effects in this video were created using Premiere and After Effects. The screen recording was done with Camtasia.
Excellent addition to the Thrive product line up….. and very well explained… thanks!
Thanks for your comment, Paul!
Absolutely love this! Another plugin I won’t need (review plugin), and beautifully designed affiliate pages.
Pretty sure one of the first reviews I’ll be doing is for the Thrive products. What if I can’t think of anything negative to say about you guys? Maybe I can pick on Paul? 😉
One question for you: Any chance of having the possibility to add half-stars for the reviews?
Great job and thank you!
Half stars are already possible. Just enter a value with a decimal point and it will show correctly. You’re not even limited to half stars, the stars work with any number in the first position after the decimal point.
Is it possible to use a landing page template – but – have my sites normal sidebar?
I love some of the page elements in the landing pages and would love to use them in normal pages and the quickest way – without trying to recreate them – is to use the landing page, add the sidebar in and then tweak to my liking.
Is this possible?
I’d also like to know this but for my header on these landing pages, using a TT theme.
We plan to create content templates like that in the future. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.
I am also interested to have this kind of content template on post.
That’s a feature we have on our development roadmap.
I’ve spent over $3000 in internet marketing tools/edu, by far Thrive products are the most valuable, impactful and inspiring ones I use. PS I am NOT an affiliate! Lol
Hey there Albert! My sentiments exactly. Recently switched to Thrive Themes for my site and I could not he happier. This is such a fantastic product!
Thank you for your comment, Albert! I’m happy to know that you’re getting so much value out of what we do.
Great timing. I was just looking at review plugins yesterday. This is the perfect solution.s
Glad to be of service, Jim!
I thoroughly enjoy your training videos and the templates Thrive Themes provides. I always learn something new and I truly appreciate how easy you make it to achieve excellence.
Thank you very much!
These are simply brilliant additions to my affiliate arsenal – this is why I LOVE Thrive themes!
Thank you, Samith!
When I opened my email this evening and it was from you about the new “Affiliate Marketing landing pages,” I was so excited. You just made my day !
Glad you like these new templates, Angela!
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing and creating such amazing products. Keep up the great work. For some reason the BONUS Guide didn’t open/reveal after I shared it.
Sorry about this issue. I’ll send you an email with the bonus report.
Thanks Shane that’s really good.
Was wondering if there is a way to have those templates on normal blog posts instead of a landing page?
We are planning to create “content templates” like that in the future. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.
I second that. One key feature Thrive Content Builder is missing is the ability to use any TCB template on a page with a header.
Including a site’s header on a landing page maintains the “scent” a visitor has (if they’re coming from another page on the site), and lends credibility to the lander. Also, when advertising on Adwords, Google favors landing pages that look like they’re part of a larger site (i.e. pages with a header and navigation).
In-content templates are on our development roadmap. There are some other changes and improvements we’ll make to the Content Builder to prepare it for this, but once we release this feature, it will be the best it can be.
Nice tutorial…i have affiliate page about laptops. On my page i have now a price comparison table. In this table the price of 4 shops are displayed. These landingpages offers only one affiliate link. Is it smart for my business to offer only one affiliate shop link?
Whats your opinion ?
For a comparison review, it’s good to list different options. However, you should ideally still end up with one clear recommendation. The same is true for linking to different shops and differently priced offers: I’d recommend having one clear “winner”, whether that’s the one with the cheapest price or with the best overall service.
Good stuff as always Shane. I clicked on the G+ sign, which added, though and no link to pdf appeared.
Sorry about that, Peter. I’ll send you an email with the bonus report.
Same here, Shane! Woud you send me the PDF too? I`ve tweeted with the name @mischkonsum. Thanks in advance!
I’ll send you an email with the report.
Very handsome (and effective) landing pages as usual… A quick question about the landing page format: although you do not want your visitor to get distracted, most of the physical product review pages have sidebars in order to offer or show other options. This landing page template eliminates that option. I wonder these templates could be transferred to another type of page using perhaps the HTML codes. Thank you Shane and your team for being always ahead of our needs…
Directly transferring the content probably won’t work very well. We plan to create content templates like that in the future, i.e. templates that you load inside the content area of your theme. We need to make some changes to the Content Builder and the themes before this will work correctly, though.
Thank you for the pdf. Like Asli I can see a lot of use for these pages and elements in posts for product reviews.
It would be great if you could make them available either as TCB elements or as “Landing Posts” – i.e. predefined post layouts that can be customised with TCB.
This is a feature that we will add eventually to the Content Builder. It’s very involved to create such a feature, so it won’t be anytime soon, though.
Not sure if my first comment went through Shane … Been having trouble with the social buttons as well to unlock the PDF bonus.
Sorry about this issue, Charles. I’ll send you the PDF via email.
Great content! I appreciate all the tips for the different types of review.
BTW, the social share did not work for me either.
Same issue with iPad sharing here. Please may I have a copy of the PDFs too?
I will send you an email shortly.
Thanks for sharing very informative information. this is really helpful and inspiring theme. I get a lots of idea from here.
Hi Shane, I wanted to report, but the email did not come to me.
Do you have a video tutorial how to create an affiliate landing page and how to incorporate affiliate links and banners in it?
We have this post about affiliate reviews. That’s the closest to your request that I have to offer.
I value your guys opinion so wanted your feedback.
So my strategy for my website is to acquire emails in exchange for a free digital guide on a subject. I have a thrive lead scroll mat to acquire emails on my main page. My landing page is a home page that is contend based. I have a preview of my blog posts on there, link to my blog, and some information about myself.
I’ve also created a digital guide that I could potentially sell, but my idea was to sell this paid guide through an email campaign (mailchimp) after acquiring their emails from the free guide I mentioned above. I’d send them to a private page on the website I mentioned above, and that be a sales landing page.
My other strategy is to use those emails and send them offers for certain affiliate networks i’m a part of (relevant for them)
Cheers for any feedback!
Hi Shane, love thrive themes sooooooo much 🙂
After quite a while of taking in all the amazing information on your site this post totally hits the spot for what I’ve been looking for! I’m so grateful to have found it.
With that in mind I need to make a start in implementing it all.
The sole purpose for my site is to sell affiliate products in the way you’ve mentioned above, what is my first step? do i set up the the review page first or do I get a blog up and running with content to establish a relationship with my future readers?
Please let me know i’m feeling stuck :-O
The biggest hurdle for me is actually knowing where to start!
Also is Rise the best theme for affiliate marketing? are there any others you can recommend?
Thanks in advance
I also wanted the PDF, can you send me an email with the PDF?
I’m having difficulty coming up with proper affiliate review blog post, list post and how to post templates. Which ones specifically in the template collections are suitable to use.
I’m not very design oriented and would love one to make post formatting much easier
Will the star ratings be displayed on Google search as a rating schema?
No these are purely visual.
If you want to add schema you’ll need a separate plugin to add the information to each post or page.