Posted by krosenblatt in Affiliate Marketing, Link Building, SEO
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 15:29
Link building is a big part of affiliate marketing. To that end, affiliates, and Internet marketers in general, are constantly submitting articles to directory sites or posting videos on YouTube.
Today we read a blog post by Shawn Collins on AffiliateTip.com about a way to combine two desires of affiliates – monetizing and link building!
Collins discusses the rental offerings from YouTube. The Google-owned video sharing site started offering rentals in January of this year.
YouTube has invited some of their partners to make video content available for a fee. The partners have a say in the cost of the rental and where the content would be made available.
YouTube states in their site (www.youtube.com/t/youtube_rentals
) that the idea is to bring more content to the community and allow content partners control over the distribution, marketing and monetization of the content.
Collins suggests it isn’t so much the renting that will bring affiliates the revenue, but sharing a short video for a small fee, then offering a call to action via affiliate link to buy the complete version. Here’s the link to the post: http://affiliatetip.com/news/article003208.php
What do you think? Will charging $0.99 for a video take off the way iTunes has? Will you sign up to make your videos available for rent? What would you charge?