A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Affiliate Marketing

A Beginner's Guide to Mobile Affiliate Marketing


With the increased daily use of mobile devices, marketing strategies have had to adapt. Every business or influencer knows it’s essential to implement mobile affiliate marketing to stay ahead of the competition. To do the same, you’ll need to understand how it works and what to expect when you start.

What is Mobile Affiliate Marketing

Simply put, it’s a type of performance-based marketing. It rewards third-party publishers (also known as affiliates) for traffic that comes from mobile devices. Several offers and tools are used to target users.

For example, links to stores or websites are the most commonly used. You may have seen an influencer or two talking about using a code to get a discount on a product or service. The affiliate receives a small commission for every click or coupon used.

How to Make Money

Before you can make money, there are some steps you need to take. It could take a while to build a platform, so make sure to stick through the hard part to make it to the other side.

  • Choose one traffic source – It’s important not to spread yourself thin. Select one platform with a lot of traffic and target it. This will give you a level of recognition and authority.
  • Focus on offers – Choose which offer is better for you. You can launch several at a time and immediately stop the poorly-performing ones. Study the successful links to see what’s causing users to take the required action.
  • Study traffic sources – To make sure you’re choosing the correct traffic source, you should check the number of users and good reviews a platform gets.
  • Learn to bid – Other affiliates are trying to make money the same way. Make your bidding strategy stand out from the rest.


There are quite a few benefits to starting this kind of marketing:

  • It gives a chance for more traffic to come through your site, which will grow your business.
  • Mobile marketing isn’t saturated yet, so there’s less competition.
  • *It’s easier to target specific groups, meaning a higher chance of making money.


Like everything, there’s a downside when it comes to mobile affiliate marketing. Here are a few challenges you might face.

  • Design. Make sure your site is mobile friendly before trying affiliate marketing to avoid negative user experiences.
  • No mobile-friendly tools. Many marketing tools are optimized for desktops meaning they may not convert well to a smaller screen.
  • Small screen size. The size of the screen means fewer ads are shown, lessening the chances of links being clicked.


Mobile affiliate marketing is a great way to generate extra money through your website or chosen platform. It may take a while before you see results, but it’s worth it. You’ll find there are many benefits to this kind of marketing.