Assuming you already have basic affiliate industry knowledge. Therefore, I’m going to share the real working pro tips that will help you become a successful affiliate marketer in a short time.
For the benefit of the larger reader audience of this blog, let me briefly explain why affiliate marketing is not only sustainable but growing in 2021.
Affiliate marketing – A simple way to make money online
As you know, affiliate marketing is among low hanging fruit anyone can get. It’s due to the following reason has been the choice of the business among other options:
1. No / low capital requirement
You can get started with literally nothing as a tangible investment to nominal to get early traction easily. No other business option has this key differentiator.
2. Easy to learn and expertise
Even if you’re from a non-tech, software industry individual or company, you can think of starting an affiliate business and yet it would be relatively less effort seeking to grip on it. Today, the most successful affiliate marketers are from a non-tech background.
3. Work from home
No physical office, shop, or inventory is required that needs you to move the resources and arrange things. It’s all online without any one-on-one meeting.
4. Almost zero risks, liability
Since you’re promoting products from authentic sources, your users refer to your links to make shopping from those portals, and in case of any issue with products/services they get in touch with the portal, leaving no liability or risk on you. There are many such reasons the Cashback affiliate marketing is the choice of the start-up even in the year 2020.
In affiliate marketing, there are various modes one can pursue as a business. However, the most effective among all has been the coupon cashback portal. Earn with Pay per sale model. Your earning is when a user purchases any product or service from your affiliate merchant partner, which makes a win-win situation.
In a typical affiliate marketing model, you keep 100% of those earnings with you, leaving the user to avail of the service/product from the referred merchant without any rebate.
Here we are going to discuss the first fact to consider to become a successful affiliate marketer.
1. Reward users with a cut from your commission
So in typically affiliate marketing you just promote products to people in your market and if they buy you get a commission but in this affiliate model of cashback coupon, you will pass some of the commission you get to your customer in terms of cashback.
Your customers will be loyal to you and will buy again through your cashback coupon links because you provide them extra benefits.
You must have a question that how this flow works? or do I need to manually pass the commission to my customers? No, all these processes and calculations are done on automation.
You just need to take care of majorly the marketing part. So, how this system works? let’s understand it with the below chart.
You will get merchant’s t campaign affiliate links once you integrate with them. You will import the coupon and data through API to your cashback coupon portal.
You will have to take some efforts to market and promote your offers. People search a lot for such cashback coupon offers while they shop online. Once they come to your website and click on this offer which contains affiliate links, the merchants will start tracking all sales and eligible commission.
On successful purchase of a product, you will get a commission (after 30-60 days time approx) and your customer will get the merchant’s discount offer as well.
Now the commission you want to provide is already fixed when they start shopping and will be marked as status pending. It will get marked as confirmed once the transaction gets validated.
Once your (cashback portal) commission gets confirmed the pending commission of the customer will also get confirms and it will appear in the user dashboard. It creates a win-win situation for everyone.
some of you might have a question that what is the benefit of passing the commission as cashback from the commission you get from merchants? It works so well with the volume of the customers.
Such cashback coupon portals are so popular for getting cashback, offers, and deals. People always search for such offers while they shop online. It’s not that hard to get traffic if you market your website with proper strategies.
Also, merchants offer to pay a high commission if you have a high traffic volume and you consistently make them sell through your portal. They don’t consider every affiliate marketer to avail for high commission rate.
So how can you get a high commission rate for cashback coupon websites?
Here is the second fact to consider.
2. Negotiate better commission rates
When you show traction for a merchant, you can negotiate for better commission rates or unique/exclusive campaigns from the merchant to offer the highest cash back for that merchant and exclusive deals.
One of our cashback portal customers contacted 1mg.com for the app install campaign and negotiated the rate of Rs. 250 per install + first purchase. They were able to generate a few thousand sales in a single day due to an exclusive campaign coupled with social media promotion.
Tips to earn a massive affiliate commission for the cashback portal.
1. Robust portal with tech right solution
Get the cashback portal done such that it’s a bug-free, rich user interface, refreshing design. In addition, beautify it with appropriate graphics, content, merchant logos, best-handpicked coupons & offers to get better results.
In addition, Test the website for all pages, functionalities from the end-user perspective.
2. Create rich content based on keyword research
Focus on long-tail keywords with medium to low competition. As suggested in this blog, focus on the start-up e-commerce website portal-related keywords to find the real juice of organic SEO.
3. Social media profile pages
Create a social media profile page with your domain name, feature with logo and appropriate graphics image, and share the page with your friends and connection to create the first batch of likes and followers.
Post handpicked offers every day. Ideally, post 3-7 handpicked best deals every day on all social media portals. This can be an important factor for an affiliate marketer.
4. YouTuber channel
Create a YouTube channel and share 2-3 deals with simple flow and voice-over in a week because there are so few people who hardly keep in practice and whoever does get the advantage.
Lots of Affiliate marketers promoting on YouTube and earning passive income.
5. WhatsApp / Telegram channel
Create a channel on WhatsApp and Telegram to attract all your users to join it. Likewise, share handpicked offers to improve the conversion rate.
6. Email newsletters
Send email notifications to users with handpicked offers and exclusive deals from the newbie affiliate campaigns.
7. Exclusive Campaign Promotion
Contact relatively newer merchants for their exclusive commission rate, coupons, and offer campaign. Above all, this has been one of the great differentiators for you to acquire a lot of users and improve the conversion.
8. Payout cashback timely
Release cashback payment as soon as the transaction is marked as confirmed by the network. As a result, this instills huge confidence in the users’ community.
9. Refer & Earn
This has been a robust technique to attract the initial user base and increase the user base exponentially in a shorter time. Our developed system has enough fraud detection and prevention in place to prevent any abuse of the system.
10. Share & Earn
Opt for an add-on feature of share & earn. Consequently, this helps your users to create cashback trackable links and promote them on their social media. Also, anyone purchasing from that link will be made a user who has shared the offer eligible to earn the real Cashback.
11. Rewards top contributing members with a bonus
Take care of top contributing users by personally getting connected and socialized with them. In addition, reward them with special gift vouchers, bonus cashback, etc to motivate them to do more.
12. Create a leaderboard blog
List top-performing users with their pics on your blog section with their consent. Hence, this will motivate all the readers to take the extra effort to be eligible to get featured.
13. Write a niche-specific blog
See what’s trending in the cross-section of time and write a brief blog with a list of offers. For instance, the top 10 deals to the eye in Flipkart Big Billion Day sale, etc.
14. Tight communicates shoppers
Never let any user down with irresponsible replies. Take care of your brand image is positive across the platform. Replies on Google reviews, Facebook comments, tweets, and other platforms in real-time. Such efforts bring value for an Affiliate marketer.
We’ve taken care that there are no heavy lifting tasks putting you at resource investment or calls for major infrastructure, yet helps you scale up effectively and efficiently in a shorter time.
3. Tap in Start-up e-commerce portals affiliate programs
More often than not, all cashback website start-up makes a mistake of targeting audiences from top tier merchants, leaving them struggling continuously.
This is the wrong strategy when you’re starting an affiliate business in the year 2021 and targeting the merchants who existed for more than decades. Most of the keywords are already ranked for other cashback portals that have better domain authority.
For the SEO strategy, you will easily rank for the merchants which are less popular.
Hence, create a strategy to promote top merchants, but the focus must on start-up e-Commerce platforms that are looking for a scale. Also, ready to pay a decent commission with cashback offers.
With the robust business solution that is technically right, SEO friendly, pick the EnactSoft Cashback tech platform, and right content with appropriate marketing strategies. so, you can start flying high within 3 months from the launch of your business.
Be consistent, brave, innovative, and try everything positive. In other words, you’ll be among those top coupon cashback affiliate marketers quickly.
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