Putting affiliate links in the context of your posts can be an effective way to make some sales. There are two main strategies I use.

1. Offhand Mention of Related Product

Sometimes, you are discussing a topic and just happen to think of an awesome (relevant) product you think someone would be interested in. Maybe you don't want to write a whole review of it, but still think that there's a good chance someone reading your article could buy it. A well placed affiliate link could bring in some income from a high traffic post.

For example, I watched a video about adding an extra fuel bottle to my motorcycle.

He just had a video - no article. But let's pretend he wrote a tutorial on his website including the video :) To do the project, he recommends a mounting clip which is pretty expensive ($15!). You need a specific clip to match the fuel bottle, so many people like me will just get the exact clip he mentions.

It's pretty hard to write a review just a mounting clip, so this would be an appropriate situation to link to a product without writing a review. Normally I'd recommend internally linking to to a full review.

Note: Don't get cocky and just create an affiliate link for every product ever mentioned on your website! Make sure it's relevant, and there's a good reason why someone might want to click that link other than "general interest".

2. More Exit Points

Sometimes when you are writing a full, in-depth, 2000+ word review the reader can get fatigued. Not everyone will make it to the very last call to action on your page. Maybe it's a short attention span, or maybe you already did a good job selling them the product and they just want to buy it already!

I make sure to leave some relevant exit points in the article.

In this example, I'm writing a review of the perfect kit for homebrewing beer. There are many points I need to cover in the review. But one main thing that the reader will need to consider is whether to buy plastic or glass fermenter. After this paragraph, I can either link to a review of the glass fermenter kit, or a direct affiliate link to the kit on the vendors site. See what makes more sales for you!

Oh, and notice how I made the affiliate link relevant to what I just talked about. It's not just a "click here to buy now" link.

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BruceS Premium
Thanks Nathaniell
Useful info.
phutchison Premium
Not this far along yet but good stuff to consider.
nathaniell Premium Plus
Just responded to your PM Paul!
stevemiller Premium
great info in that tutorial, Thank you!
NemiraB Premium
Great, thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us. All the best:)
JeanL Premium
Excellent article. I'm bookmarking it and will refer back. Writing product reviews is my least favorite thing to write. I know it shouldn't be but it is. I like the comparing products. I'll try that next time and see how it goes. Thanks, Nathan