Affiliate Marketing Guides Make Money Online

Complete Guide to Earn Money During Black Friday & Cyber Monday

how-to-earn-money-during-black-friday
Written by Iftekhar Ahmed

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving Day !!! Well if you are an Internet Marketer, you must be knowing about the significance of these 3 days. Not only you get huge discounts but you also get unlimited opportunities to bank some real cash !!

In this post I won’t be promoting offers (I may add few 😛 ), rather I will be teaching you all on how you guys can promote various black Friday offers and make money.

So here’s what you will be learning in this post:

So are you guys excited ??

I will try to pour all my knowledge in this article to make it one of a kind. I also wish that I complete this article before this year’s black Friday (as I get too Lazy at times)

Note: I will be writing this post focusing on Black Friday, the same is applicable for Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving day.

 

Types of Offers you can Promote on Black Friday

Before starting, let me share with you the different category of services/products that you can promote on Black Friday.

  1. Domain & Web Hosting (THE BEST)
  2. Amazon Offers
  3. SEO Tools and Plugins
  4. Themes
  5. PC Softwares
  6. Membership of various Websites (stock photo sites, forums, etc)
  7. and the list goes on…

No matter what niche you are working on, there will always be a product to promote. Just explore the different affiliate marketplaces to find the best offers.

I will be writing this post specifically for blogging and IM niche bloggers !!

How to Find Offers to Promote ?

Knowing offers beforehand is something that can be very helpful. It not only gives you time to plan the promotion strategy but it also gives you a good head start. So the question in front is, How to find best offers to promote during black Friday ??

A big question !!

Well If you are a good affiliate marketer or if you have signed up to all big affiliate networks then its not really hard to find offers to promote.

Keep an Eye on your EMAIL

Most of the companies share their respective black Friday offers with their affiliates via email.

For Example,

Have a look at these 2 emails !!

I got these last year from Bluehost and Hostgator !! You can see the dates, they sent the offers much before blackfriday.

Bluehost sent me mail on 23rd Nov (Black Friday 2015 was on 27th Nov) while hostgator gave me good amount of time by sending their offers on 16th November. The email had the offers, coupons and banners that were lined up for Black friday and cyber Monday.

bluehost blackfriday

Bluehost BlackFriday Email to Affiliates

 

hostgator blackfriday

Hostgator BlackFriday Email to Affiliates

Hostgator later mailed the Flash Sale details with sale timings !! It included all the offers that were about to go live on the site. So keep an eye on such mails as well. 😉

snap4

Check Out your Affiliate Dashboard

Most of the companies send emails but it may happen that you fail to receive or maybe you miss it.

The next option then is to check the affiliate dashboards of the networks that you ought to promote. Most of the times, you will be able to find Banners related to Black Friday being added in the dashboard.

Get an idea of offers from those banners and start working.

Get offers By Simple a Google Search

Sometimes you can also search for previous year offers and predict offers for the current year.

This will not give you the exact offer details but it will help you in building your content or marketing strategy.

Just search for : Niche/product/service Black Friday 2015. 

Here are some deals that I found from last year articles !!

black friday 2015 deals

This way you can also find new offers that you otherwise wouldn’t have known.

how to find black friday offers

Another last year post !!

how to find black friday offers

As you can see !! I’ve got many offers from last year !!

I can keep an eye on these products and promote it this time. 😉

You can do the same to find the offers/products that you can promote. Quite easy, Right ??

How to Write an Article that Converts ?

Before starting, let me remind you that a lot of companies have such affiliate policies that don’t allow sharing of affiliate links directly through social media or emails. Therefore I recommend you to make good blog posts where you can promote the offers using your affiliate links.

Now there can be multiple methods to do so,

Single Master Affiliate Page (SMAP) Content Strategy

This is my favorite method.

I recommend making a master page that should be designed well and have the best offers listed.

No need to review the products, just write 2-4 lines (that can also be eliminated). Thrive page builder is a good tool to make such pages. 

black friday demo post layout

The advantage of writing article using such layout is that it covers multiple category offers instead of a single offer. It looks good and is highly shareable as well !! 🙂

Let me list some key points before moving forward :

  • Do not write big paragraphs.
  • Add your Affiliate links multiple times in the article.
  • Use Buttons, GIF, Banners in the articles.
  • No need to review the product completely.
  • Do not confuse the reader by putting multiple offers of a single product.
  • Your Blog Post Title must match the offers that you promote.

Individual Product-Wise article

This comes handy if you are looking to get organic traffic by ranking the article. Most of the authority blogs does the same, you can follow the same. For example you can write individual posts for Bluehost, hostgator, studiopress (or whatever you promote). Make sure to keep the article well formatted with affiliate links and buy now buttons.

Titles can be like:

  • Hostgator Black Friday 2016 Deals
  • 70% Discount on Bluehost Black Friday 2016

Category based Articles

And the third option is to make posts covering one category each !! You can make a single article covering all hosting deals, one article covering all theme offers and so on !!

Titles can be:

  • Best Black Friday 2016 Hosting Deals
  • Best Black Friday 2016 Theme offers

Different Ways to make money on Black Friday ?

There are multiple ways by which you can earn money during Black Friday !! And that’s what I will be discussing down below. 🙂

Excited ??

step-by-step-guide-to-making-money-using-memes

 

Make money on Black Friday using Brand Influence

Are you are getting good amount of engagement on your social media posts?? If yes, then it means that you have good influence and therefore people like to engage with you on your posts. Guess what, the same influence can be used during black Friday to make some money 🙂 .

Many people earn money during Black Friday only by sharing the best offers on social media. This is possible only because they (or their brand profile) have a good social media influence.

So if you believe you have some influence, you can try out this method. But wiat, what do you have to do ?? :/

Well, Its simple !!

Share on Social Media !! 😛

branding

Share your Black Friday blog posts on your social media profiles. A lot of your followers will open your link and can end up buying what you promoted.

I have personally tested this on my facebook profile. (I get upto 1000 unique clicks on every link that I share on my facebook profile and a lot of them converts to leads).

You can do the same provided your profile gets good engagement too.

The points that you have to keep in mind are:

  • Just share a single blog post link that contains all the offers instead of promoting multiple black friday blog posts.
  • Don’t spam by sharing again and again. Keep a good time interval in between.
  • Use all your social media profiles, even the dead profiles revive during such events. :p
  • Do share on Linkedin as well. Not many people share their links out there, so there might be a chance of your link getting good views and clicks.
  • Share using your Facebook Page as well.
  • Be the first to share. As many people does the same, its always good to share first.
  • Share some out of the box offers as well.
  • Don’t only promote what others are promoting, try promoting new products and services.

I’m 100% sure, you will get good number of sales using this. I may do the same this year, and if it works, I will definitely share my reports with you.

Make Money on Black Friday using your Email list

Ahaa !! Though I am not a good player in email marketing but I am still a big fan of it. Email marketing always proves to be a powerful weapon to convince your readers/subscribers to buy from your link.

Using email list to drive traffic is what most of us do !!

But have you tried sending out an email with offers to various products and services ?? I bet many of us don’t !! And those who does, must be knowing the fact that mails with offers in subject and content have a much better open rate as well as click rate.

Why ??

Because your subscribers and readers love offers !! In fact they might be subscribed to you just because your email subscription widget had text like “Get more offers”.

Got the point ?? Well that’s the primary reason why emails with offers, discounts, coupons gets clicked much more than the traditional mails which only let them know about your latest blog post.

If you are confused on how to do email marketing, then I will recommend you to sign up for Get Response. Its simply the easiest email marketing tool that can help you send great designed emails and also helps you track each and everything about your email campaigns.

So with this being said, you can now easily understand the benefits of emailing during black friday.

You don’t really need an extraordinary template for your email. Just use simple words, write a short description, use some words that excites the buyer in them and you are good to go.

Well if you are a regular reader of my content, you must be looking for some more details or maybe an example 😛

Here’s a demo email that you can send out to your email list.

I think the message is clear 🙂


You can also create landing pages for Free using getresponse. I do the same and it helps me get some extra leads and sales. I will be coming up with a guide soon.

Lets move onto the next method !!

Using Social Media to Make Money on Black Friday

Not everyone gets good engagement on social media !!

Are you one of them ?? If yes, then there’s absolutely no problem. You can still try various other methods to get affiliate sales during Black Friday !!

Here are the things that you can do:

  • Run a Sponsored Ad on Facebook promoting your Black Friday Blog Post. Make sure to target the correct audience and optimize the ads for the best click rates. You may have to spend 50-100$ but it can be totally worth if a single sale generates you that much amount of money.
  • There are numerous groups on facebook, promote (share) your blog post on as much groups as you can. Just make sure to share only in relevant groups.
  • Tweet your Blog post URL multiples times a day using all the possible event related hashtags. Do the same on Google Plus.
  • You can also offer some services in return to those who buys from your link. Let me explain this !!

For example, if you are promoting Hosting offers. You can offer services like, Free WordPress setup, Free domain setup, free logo, free XYZ plugin, Free Theme etc. A lot can be offered in return to the buyer.

This is what most of my Indian friends are doing. They usually provide services (at times they even offer some cashback) to those who buy from their links. I’ve seen one of them making 3000$ last year by just providing some cashback + services.

Believe me, this is much easier than ranking a blog post of Black Friday Offer. 🙂

Make money from Black Friday Event Blog

Event Blogging is on a high !! Most of the newbie bloggers are starting their journeys by making event blogs, while many bloggers are making their complete living by earning through event blogging.

On a short note, Event blogging is basically making a dedicated site for any particular event and ranking it on top of google for most of the high searched keywords. This way, event bloggers get huge traffic during the event and thus they make huge amount of money (Usually via AdSense or affiliates).

You can do the same for Black Friday !!!

Yes, you can, but don’t be in a hurry. Since this is a very huge event you must first understand the things that will work and things that will just waste your time.

Its a common observation that the more targeted and specific your site is, the better will be the outcome.

So instead of making a black friday site that covers everything, go for building a black friday event blog that targets a particular set of products/services.

Here are few Black Friday related keywords with domain ideas that you can make your Black friday Event Blog about.

  • Web Hosting and Domain Offers  (www.blackfridayhostingdeals.com)
  • Softwares, Themes and Plugins Offers (www.blackfridaythemes.com, www.blackfridaypluginoffers.com www.blackfridaysoftwaredeals.com)
  • Amazon based Black Friday event site (www.bestblackfridaydeals.xyz)
  • Walmart, Target, etc Keywords targeted black friday site.
  • Black Friday Electronic device offers related blog (www.blackfridayXboxdeals.com , www.blackfridaytelevisionoffers.com )

And a lot more !!! You just have to do the searching. However from the above list, #1 and #2 gives the best results.

Its mainly because a lot of webmasters buy Hosting and domains during black friday (cyber monday) !!! Its all because of the lucrative offers that these hosting companies come up with during black friday. A lot of people search for such offers on Google and end up buying from any site that they visit !!

Moreover these companies pays upto 200$ per sale which is quite a good amount.

For example, Bluehost pays 100-120$ for every sale to affiliates !! During Black Friday, they come up with offers upto 80% off and with the same commission rates !!

If you  rank your site or article for terms like “Bluehost Black Friday offers”, you can easily get 10-50 sales. And each sale will generate you 100$ !! That’s some 1000-10000$ we are talking about.

Same goes with Hostgator, iPage, WPengine etc !!

So my recommendation will be always to make a Black Friday event blog targeting Hosting offers and discounts.

Softwares, Themes and Plugins are also sold at ultra cheap rates during black friday !! So you can also try making a site that focuses on themes or softwares !!!

The success of such blogs usually lies on how early you start working on it !!

Earning from Long Term Blogs During Black Friday

If you have long term blogs then you can easily use them to promote offers during Black Friday, Cyber Monday etc.

The advantage of using your long term blogs instead of event blog is that it can be ranked easily (as compared to any brand new blog). Your blog’s authority and age factor will help you outrank the new blogs.

Most of the pro-bloggers are doing the same. If you check Shoutmeloud.com or even any other big blogging website, you will find them promoting offers via blog posts during black friday.

black friday posts

Black Friday article on Shotmeloud

You can do the same and bank some cash (provided you rank) !!

Now this can be done in 2 ways !! Either you make a single blog post covering all the offers and affiliate links or you can write individual blog posts for each product/service.

I will suggest you to make a page first, which should contain all the offers altogether (use the layout I gave above) !! And then make sub-articles of various products/services.

Ranking the content will depend on your content, on-page, site authority and the backlinks. But if you have a big blog with good amount of links and authority, you can easily outrank others.

2 years ago, I ranked one of my former site on page 1 for Digital Ocean (hosting) Black Friday related keyword. It brought me 5 valid sales 🙂 All I did was, posted good content with affiliate banners!! Rankings were all based on the authority of my site.

So this way, make use of your long term blogs during the event.

One friend of mine made 4000$ during Black Friday 2015, a complete case study can be found here.

A Final Conclusion $$$$

So I explained everything that people are doing !! Now its your turn to do the same. No doubt the competition is always high, but it can still be achieved.

Do share your case studies and stories related to black friday earning in the comments section. I may include some. 🙂

Get More Secret Guides & Offers

Get More Secret Guides & Offers

Subscribe now and start getting premium tricks and guides related. 

You have Successfully Subscribed!

About the author

Iftekhar Ahmed

Iftekhar Ahmed is the owner of iftiSEO.com and writes on various topics like Online Earning, SEO, Blogging etc. He has worked on many blogs and also works as an SEO Analyst.

67 Comments

  • Hey Iftekhar

    Great Post.

    I have some doubts in mind though.

    1. Should these posts be created beforehand. If yes then how many days before.

    2.Can using Facebook Ads would be any good.

    Thanks

    Keep up the good work.

    • Hello Himansu,
      I would like to Answer this questions:
      1. It depends on your blog niche, audience, email list(if have). See how others promoting product. I like to create these post 1-2 months before the event and try to rank for these keywords. All of the product i promote has their own review page and link them to the deal page.So if anyone want to read the review before buying they can read from my blog not from others.

      2. Yes! You can try this if you have activated fb custome audience targeting. So anyone visit your blog likely to see the offer on their fb profile.

      If I am wrong Iftheker correct me. 🙂

  • Awesome article ifti, It means we can earn just from single product if we do good research like you. Nice post and thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Again awesome post Iftekhar, I was looking for the Guide about Black Friday event. Thanks for writing such a great guide 🙂

  • Hi Iftiikhar,
    As a newbie, I never know the immense importance of such days.
    Although, I did hear about the craze associzted with the days, but now luckily you presented the article with utmost concern even for new ones like me to make full use of the same.

    I hope, to make few dollars.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Wow, That’s Great Itekhar Brother, Full Affiliate Marketing 😛 Great Earn Money Informative Article, Thank You So Much 🙂

    Regard:
    Blog Rank SEO

  • Very Informative post Bro…As am targeting Black Friday for the first time I got Valuable suggestions which I need. Thank you so much.

    Do share your views if you had targeted other than hosting and domain???

  • Indeed a Great Post!

    Promoting the different different web hosting is quite a good ideas and It can be a great opportunity to make some good amount of money.

    However, I don’t think that ranking on ” Bluehost Black Friday Deals ” keywords can give conversions. Last year, We got very few sales like 2-3 from Bluehost even after ranking on top 5 position with various Bluehost Black Friday keywords.

    BTW Thanks for sharing this guide. 😀

  • I am thinking to first time use my hands on affiliate so my question is … You have talk in this article around 8-10 sales for the event blog if site ranked but if site not ranked then all work wast ? because even ranked site only get 8-10 sales as u talk so weather above info are perfect or just for the information purpose

  • Great post. Really it is. I had some confusions about creating a SMAP for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This post clears all my doubts. Thanks a lot Iftekhar. 🙂

  • Hi Iftekhar Ahmed, Wonderful information step by step with all details. People not only learning but also earning by reading such info. Thanks for sharing

  • Hi Ifti bro,
    Thanks a lot for sharing the amazing post. Could you please share good marketplace where from we can get offers for black friday?

  • Thank you for the post. I was just thinking when and how to start for the Black Friday. Social Also plays a big role on Black Friday. Without Ranking I got some decent results only from Social last year.

  • Great!

    I’ve just saved the whole thing and will read tonight on my mobile! 😉

    I really love how you design your thumbnails, though! xD

  • Hi Iftekhar,
    This is really a great post on how to earn money with Black Friday deals and offers. Last year I tried ranking same hosting blog, but ended up on 9th pos. with 2 sales. 😀

    Will follow this guide this year, and will try to rank a niche blog with it.

    Regards

  • You’re just awesome man! Very informative article with deep insights which are really helpful.
    I love your blog posts, facebook statuses as well 😛 Though couldn’t get into your friendlist yet 🙁

  • Hi Iftekhar Ahmed,

    This Just an Amazing post, You had done some great work in explaining each and every step to earn money on Black Friday Deals.

    Thanks for Sharing.

  • This is the awesome guide which i love to read about the affiliate sales on black friday… i will definitely try this for 25th november.
    And i will surely share my case study with you sir.

  • Great & Helpful article Ifti !

    There are some new ways to make some $$$$$

    So, I’ll definitely push that.

    Thanks for sharing !!

  • Hi, Ifti,
    You share such a Great Post. I also want to share some Black Friday offer by using my old blog. I think you give me best suggestion for it. Thanks a lot for sharing, Please keep posting and sharing for next time.

  • Hello,
    I think it is useful for all bloggers like New and Pro. You describe very well about how to make money by the shared offer on Black Friday. Thanks a lot for it.

  • Great article by Iftekhar Ahmed. I found awesome ideas. Hope this black friday i would make some money. Thanks for posting this mind blowing article.
    Regards,
    kathir

  • Hey, Iftikhar I hope you will be found. After reading this article and arise one question in my mind. if you we do event blogging so tell me backlinking strategy

  • Hi Iftekhar,

    Helpful post dude. Reviews on hot products do well, like always. Folks want the 411 on some product or service being released this year – pre or post Black Friday – so go for it, offer honest reviews, stress benefits and drawbacks and earn some nice coin. Note; since these are topical ways – time specific nature – the evergreen thing does not apply. No biggie, but good to cease promotion after a bit.

    Ryan

  • Great post Ifti, as always I’m amazed with this post too, I think why many bloggers fail is because they consider link building as only factor which affects the rankings in search engine but most of them fails to pay attention for on page seo which plays a major role in events like Black Friday sales and cyber Monday.

    I must say, this is the best guide for all beginners out there struggling to make money.

    Keep writing great stuff.

  • Hi Ifti,

    Well thanks for sharing an epic post with us, which contains indepth information about money money online through Black Friday & Cyber Monday. I am pretty sure that this amazing guide will help out may individuals who want to make money online.

    Many thanks for quality share 🙂

    Keep writing

    Mairaj

  • Great post Ifti,

    I got different ideas when I went through your post, and everyone who read this post would have benefited. It is an interesting topic again.

    Money making is not an easier one. But you have described very well how to make money on Black Friday. I will try it ones.

    Thanks for sharing. Keep sharing.

  • Well, this is so far the best GUIDE for Event Blog related to Black Friday & Cyber Monday. I myself haven’t tried any event blog but reading this guide can help me a lot in starting one!

    I had some doubts before reading this post but every doubt has been cleared now. Thanks Iftekhar for such a well explained article.

    Regards,
    Arvind.

  • Great post Ifti,

    I got different ideas when I went through your post, and everyone who read this post would have benefited. It is an interesting topic again.

    Money making is not an easier one. But you have described very well how to make money on Black Friday. I will try it ones.I was just thinking when and how to start for the Black Friday. Social Also plays a big role on Black Friday. Without Ranking I got some decent results only from Social last year.
    thanks

  • Awesome article. It’s the first year I actually have a good enough email list to, hopefully, make good money on Black Friday. Let’s see!

  • Transparency is what I like most in your blog. I have bookmarked it and yes, it has tons of awesome piece of contents to learn

Leave a Comment