What do many successful affiliate marketers have in common? We could talk about several things here, but one thing that seems to be common to many and crossing all niche markets is the necessity to spread their message with not only one or multiple websites and blogs, but also with social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and others. Not only are we posting, cross-posting and commenting all around the Web, we’re also gathering and organizing information that makes us an expert in our niche. Experts make more money you know!
With all of this in mind, we are probably using an RSS feed reader to gather information from other sites and blogs relevant to our niche. We’re compiling it, saving it, and using it again in some way on our own sites and social site pages. If you understand RSS and rely upon it, you’ll know why there is a current outcry about Google doing away with the extremely popular Google Reader. It will disappear in July.
While we’re gathering information, blog posts and articles, we’re also writing our own content and sharing it across all of those social sites. If we do it all right, we’re building our own site traffic as well as getting affiliate clicks from posts, articles and social site posts. It’s definitely possible to do all of this and still have a life, but it’s not easy. Just monitoring what’s going on in your niche is hard enough, but then there’s posting to your own sites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. What good is the profit if we don’t have time to spend it and have fun? Or, we can have some fun by just skipping over some of this activity, but then we make less money.
Hootsuite – Your Online Content Dashboard
What if you could go into one place, post a headline comment with selling power and an affiliate link, and have it show up in seconds on your chosen Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, or blog accounts? You can do this with Hootsuite. But there’s far more power. You can give Hootsuite your chosen RSS feed URLs on your blogs and have them monitored for your new posts. When you publish a new one, Hootsuite will send a summary to your chosen social sites automatically.
For us RSS lovers, Hootsuite can now be your RSS feed reader as well. Not only can you get the feeds you want, but also much more easily share them across your sites, blogs and social profiles right out of Hootsuite. It becomes your dashboard, with you in control of all of your online presences and the ability to monitor what’s being said about you as well.
There are mobile apps for your smart phone or tablet, and Hootsuite has an analytics function for tracking how effective your posting is on each site. You can track views and actions. Instead of having a dozen tabs open in your browsers and logging into multiple sites, Hootsuite can become your single point of contact with all of your online marketing sites, walls and profiles.