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A simple trick to increase how many affiliates are pushing your offers
Recently I've been switching gears on how to make money through my websites. I've started leaning more towards building my affiliates than bringing in the sales myself. I decided to attack my profits at this angle because I can literally get hundreds or thousands (maybe) of affiliates pushing my links in order for them to make a commission on every sale that comes through my website. In the beginning I can see this as going pretty slow, but in time I would hope that I can have at least 100 affiliates working with me to make a pretty penny each month.
Why would so many affiliates sign up with me?
Well that's simple, on my main website I offer a 20% recurring lifetime commission. It's pretty similar to how the SEOclerks affiliate system works because that's where I go the idea from lol Basically, when one of my affiliates send me a potential client and they sign up, the affiliate gets credit for the user. Now the user might not purchase anything right away, they could take a few months before they come back, but it doesn't matter how long it takes the user to purchase because the affiliate already got them to sign up and will get credit for every order the user successfully goes through with
Currently I have a good amount of affiliates, but I stumbled upon a nice little way to increase the amount of affiliates I can get in a short amount of time
What I'll be doing is using Facebook in 3 simple ways, and those are:
- Facebook Ads (duh!): I will post a few different ads and target anyone who likes affiliate marketing or has something referring to "affiliate" in their profile. This way I will be sure they know what my ads are going to talk about and it will intrigue them to come sign up with me.
- Facebook Groups: This is a less professional way to pull in affiliates because you are going to have to spam a little bit and hope you don't get banned from the group by an admin lol. I joined around 15 affiliate marketing related groups to see which ones get spammed and which ones are legitimate. I made sure to take notes on who approved my membership, because I will be contacting them later. I then took a few days to see which groups are getting spammed a lot and which ones are being moderated to remove any crap that goes live. I then posted to a few of these groups, as a sort of test, just to see how many people would bite my offer lol. I didn't get too much attention, but I also didn't post something along the lines of "Make $1,000 a day with little effort!" because it definitely does take some work to be a good affiliate and I don't want lazy people to work with my website.
- Contacting Group Admins: Remember when I said I took notes on who accepted me to the groups? Well I plan on contacting them directly and seeing if they will sign up for affiliate program or if they would allow me to post something legitimate within their group so I can pull in real people willing to work. I might go as far as trying to pay them to make my post a sticky within the group so that it stays at the top of the page for everyone to see
With this 3 stage attack to get more affiliates I should be able to get on a lot of users radars and intice them to sign up on my site. They already have all the promotional material available to them after registration, they just need to get the clicks and sign ups in order to make some commissions later on
Affiliate marketing is definitely tough to do, but getting people to come in and be your affiliates is just as tough in my opinion. I've never really targeted affiliates in the past, so this will be an exciting journey for me lol. I know how to generate a good amount of traffic to my websites, so I'll be doing similar methods, other than targeting affiliate marketers, in order to bring in even more traffic that has the potential to sign up as an affiliate.
The one thing that I haven't researched just yet is how much the CPC will be on Facebook for something along the lines of "Affiliates". I know it's pricey if I were to run an adwords ad and target affiliate related keywords, so I would assume the pricing would be close on Facebook, but you never know
Since I've been doing marketing for 15+ years I already know what to do and what not to do when posting in facebook groups. If you plan on doing something similar, I would urge you to be careful when posting or advertising because you could get banned or blow through your entire budget in a short amount of time without showing any positive results. I would urge you to do a good amount of research and build relationships with the affiliate group admins so that you have a better chance of getting your advertisement live on their groups page without breaking any rules. And if they say "No, we don't do that" you can always bribe them with a few bucks a week to get your pitch posted on their pages lol
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