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How to Become an Affiliate

How to Become an Affiliate

An affiliate is a third-party who promotes products of one or several companies through their website or any other media channel. By leveraging on the traffic of their personal channel, they bring new customers to the company in exchange of a commission.  

How to Become an Affiliate?

First Step:

The first step would be to create a channel that would allow you to create content and share it to a specific audience. For instance, you can use Youtube, Facebook, Emails, websites or any other social media as your channel. The promotion can be done through the form of content marketing, email marketing or display advertising (ex: banners). If you are just starting, the biggest obstacle you will face will be to generate enough traffic on your media channel.

Second Step:

Once your channel is set, the second step would be to find products to promote. There are two ways to find a program that suits you: you can either look for offers on affiliate forums or reach out directly to specific companies.

Option 1:

Using affiliate forums or websites like offerVault can significantly help you target the highest paying offers on the market.  By taking the time to immerse yourself in the affiliate world, you will quickly learn to recognize interesting offers. However, remember that making money through an affiliate program requires work, just like any job. When an offer sounds too good to be true, it's probably because it is the case.

Option 2:

Another way to find affiliate program is to visit the website of a company that you are interested in. If you have a blog with traffic relevant to the product you want to promote, you can easily sign up to the affiliate program of the company and start promoting their products.

Deciding what offer to promote will involve balancing what converts the most across your traffic and what payout the most. However, regardless of which strategy you chose, consistency is the most important factor to become a successful affiliate. Indeed, it is important to constantly create relevant traffic by updating your website's content, adding new products, and staying up to date on new offers that are entering the market place.

UpClick will be present at the New York affiliate Summit Date between July 31st- August 2 - Booth 901 - Be sure to come say hi!