How Is AI Impacting Affiliate Marketing?
An affiliate marketing website (or a blog like yours that includes affiliate links) is positively impacted by AI content writing tools, AI SEO tools, and Google’s algorithm. As blogging tools become more intelligent and Google begins to favor content created by these tools — generating affiliate revenue from a website becomes less time-consuming, more straightforward, and more manageable.
Since April 2022, Google has stated that the company is no longer against AI-generated content — only spammy content without human review that isn’t helpful to the reader. This is excellent news for affiliate marketers — they can confidently use AI writing tools to generate content nearly ten times faster, allowing them to make more money more quickly.
Additionally, AI tools are becoming more widely available. For example, tools that have been around for a few years, like Copy.ai and Jasper AI, cost $36 – $49 monthly. However, with the groundbreaking launch of ChatGPT, AI writing tools are now free and available for everyone to use — meaning that anyone can start an affiliate marketing business and crank out dozens (and even hundreds!) of blog posts per week by using AI tools.
Now, think about it — most affiliate programs are completely free to join, like the Travelpayouts Partnership Platform. This means you can join an affiliate program (for free) and use AI content writing tools (for free) to generate hundreds or thousands of dollars of extra income per month.
Whether you currently have a travel blog and want to start generating affiliate income to earn some extra cash, or you’ve been interested in AI content writing tools, but don’t have a platform to share content on — now is the perfect time to build a blog, join an affiliate platform, and use AI content writing tools to start generating income by promoting flights, hotels, tours, and activities you use when you travel.
How to Use AI as an Affiliate Marketer in the Travel Niche (& Beyond)
Suppose you haven’t started using AI writing tools to streamline your travel business. In that case, chances are, it’s because you haven’t realized all the helpful ways they can help you promote your partner links in the travel industry. Once you start using AI writing tools to promote your affiliate links — you will never look back!
In this post, Brittany from Travel by Brit will share her experience using ChatGPT and Jasper AI to write an affiliate post and related content, like emails and social media posts, about the best luaus on Oahu, Hawaii, to demonstrate the power of AI tools for affiliate marketing.
You can use the ideas below to speed up the writing process, improve performance, and direct readers to your affiliate links through Travelpayouts or other affiliate platforms.
Generating Blog Post Ideas
Sometimes, you may need help with which affiliate topics to write about for your travel blog. Fortunately, AI tools can help — whether you need to generate brand-new ideas from scratch or hone in on a specific idea with a catchy title and “direction” for the post.
Brittany knew she wanted to write a post about tours on Oahu since she already has other blog posts related to this destination. However, she wasn’t sure which topic to write about. In the example below, ChatGPT generated ten blog post ideas about tours, activities, and other things to do on Oahu, Hawaii, that an affiliate partner with Travelpayouts could easily use to promote partner links through Viator, GetYourGuide, or other tour companies.
Some blog ideas that ChatGPT generated, like beaches, hiking, and kayaking, would make for interesting blog posts — but there aren’t many tour options available for these topics, so they aren’t great choices for an article focused on promoting affiliate links.
Brittany is partnered with GetYourGuide and Viator through Travelpayouts, so she decided to select the topic: “Luau Time in Oahu: Traditional Hawaiian Food, Music, and Dance Shows” since both platforms offer multiple options for luaus on Oahu that cost, on average, between $100–$200 — resulting in a $10–$20 payout each time someone books a tour through her affiliate link.
Creating Blog Outlines
AI writing tools can help you generate an outline for your blog post once you have selected a topic to write about using AI affiliate marketing.
With the topic: “Luau Time in Oahu: Traditional Hawaiian Food, Music, and Dance Shows,” Brittany used Jasper AI to generate the following outline. Before Jasper AI created the outline, she included a content description, keywords, and tone of voice to ensure the blog outline matched the article’s intent.
This outline provides a fantastic starting point for this blog post about the best luaus on Oahu. However, there are still some gaps in the outline, such as the best luaus on GetYourGuide and Viator, that you should list in the blog post.
Remember, AI writing tools are just that — writing tools — so while they can generate written content, they don’t provide accurate research. You’ll need to do some research on your own to fill in the gaps on the outline to ensure your blog post provides value to your readers, includes accurate information, and lists tours (in this case, luaus) that you can create an affiliate link for.
After doing some research on Viator, the writer decided to include Paradise Cove Luau, Germaine’s Luau, Chief’s Luau, Toa Luau, Queens Waikiki Luau, Ka Moana Luau, and Rock-A-Hula in the outline since she can include affiliate links to all of these luaus through Viator on the Travelpayouts Partnership Platform.
Writing Blog Posts
Once you have used AI writing tools to create an outline and have edited the outline to include the tours (or hotels, activities, etc.) offered by your affiliate partners — make AI affiliate marketing simple by using these helpful tools to write the post for you.
For example, look at the output generated by ChatGPT about the Paradise Cove Luau in Ko Olina. To generate this output, all ChatGPT needed was a link to the tour page on Viator — and that’s it. The writer only needed to incorporate minimal edits into these paragraphs (and the affiliate links, of course) before including them in her blog post.
If you’re looking for an in-depth tutorial on how to use Jasper AI to write affiliate posts, watch our one-hour webinar with Nina from She Knows SEO.
In the webinar, Nina explains her proven (and speedy!) strategy for using AI writing tools to write affiliate posts that rank on Google’s first page and generate thousands of dollars per month in affiliate sales for her travel blog.
Crafting Creative Emails
Once you have created a blog post, you can send an email to your email list to promote it. If the affiliate program allows, you can also include affiliate links directly in your email.
Jasper AI offers a temple to create engaging email subject lines. You enter some information, like your company name, tone, what the email is about, and how many outputs you want to receive, and the AI tool generates subject lines for you to choose from. You can see an example below:
Once you’ve chosen a headline, you can use the “Documents” feature on Jasper AI to generate the content for your email. Below, you’ll find an example of an email drafted by ChatGPT. This AI tool generated a subject line and email content pointing readers to the blog post about the best luaus on Oahu. However, the tool also promotes a few specific luaus so that you can include your affiliate links directly into the email.
Sometimes, you can only say the same thing in many different ways, right? That’s where AI tools for affiliate marketing come in handy.
Let’s imagine you published this post about the best luaus on Oahu, Hawaii, on your blog. Then, you wanted to create an Instagram and Facebook post promoting one specific luau to direct your followers to book the tour through your affiliate link a few months later.
For example, look at the captions generated by ChatGPT and Jasper AI about the Paradise Cove Luau using information from the blog post about this experience.
Now, all these captions need are some photos or videos from your personal experience to be paired with and a call to action (CTA), like “Click the link in my bio to learn more about this tour and book this unforgettable experience for your Hawaiian vacation,” — and you are good to go.
Which AI Content Writing Tool Is Best for Your Travel Blog?
There are plenty of paid and free AI tools for affiliate marketing you can use for your travel blog or business. It’s important to test different AI content writing tools to decide which one you like best before creating AI affiliate marketing content for your blog. Some bloggers swear by Jasper AI, while others love ChatGPT — it depends on your unique needs and writing style.
If you want to get started with AI affiliate marketing for your travel blog, consider looking into the following popular AI writing tools and reading this post about using AI content generators as a travel blogger.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot that OpenAI launched in November 2022. It is currently free to use but also offers a ChatGPT Plus Plan for $20 per month that is available even when demand is high, has a faster response speed, and offers priority access to new features.
ChatGPT operates with a simple chatbox format. The user enters a request, and the chatbox generates a response. ChatGPT has several capabilities — for example, it can remember what the user said early in the conversation and allows the user to provide follow-up corrections.
ChatGPT is one of the best AI tools for affiliate marketing for those new to using AI writing tools. It is straightforward to operate and free to try out, so there is little risk involved with using ChatGPT to generate affiliate content for your blog.
Jasper AI was founded in 2021 to help businesses create content ten times faster by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence. You can use Jasper AI to create content for social media, advertising, blog posts, emails, and other long-form content using 60+ helpful templates.
Jasper AI is one of the most expensive AI writing tool on the market. The Boss Mode starts at $49 per month for 50,000 words and caps out at $500 for 700,000 words per month. Jasper AI also offers several plans in-between, so you can find the best one to suit your needs, and it also offers custom plans and prices for larger corporations.
Jasper AI is trusted by 100,000+ teams — including the marketing experts at Airbnb, Canva, Google, IBM, and more. It is an excellent and trusted resource for creating content as a travel blogger or creator.
Copy.ai is an AI writing tool that generates high-quality content, including blog content, sales copy, social media content, and website copy, with 90+ tools and templates. It was founded in 2020 — before both Jasper AI and ChatGPT.
You can register and receive 2,000 words and one user for free, or you can pay $36 per month (or $432 per year) for the Copy.ai Pro Plan for unlimited words, five users, priority email support, access to the newest features, and other unique perks.
Five million businesses, people, and teams currently utilize Copy.ai — including Microsoft, eBay, and Nestle. While it’s more expensive than ChatGPT, it’s a better value than Jasper AI since the Pro Plan includes unlimited words.
Utilize Helpful AI Tools for Affiliate Marketing — and Watch Your Efforts Pay Off (Literally!)
Whether you have been using AI writing tools for your travel blog but are new to affiliate marketing, or you are just discovering the world of AI but have used affiliate links for years — we hope this article helped you understand the power of combining these two skill sets and tools to become an expert at AI affiliate marketing.
There are so many ways you can use AI tools to create affiliate content for your travel blog — from creating outlines and writing posts to generating captions and repurposing content. The sky is the limit with what you can do with AI writing tools — and the same goes for affiliate marketing!
When you join the Travelpayouts Partnership Platform, you will have access to 100+ referral partners offering tours, activities, hotels, rental cars, travel insurance, and other products and services you can recommend to your readers in blog posts and content created by AI tools.
So, what are you waiting for? Join the Travelpayouts Partnership Platform, create an account with Jasper AI or ChatGPT, and generate helpful content to promote affiliate products and services to your readers.