How To Create an affiliate program for marketing your online shop

 
How to create an affiliate program for your online store
 

Marketing your online store with affiliates is a smart and savvy way to promote your store without having to make a big up front investment.

 

What is an affiliate program?

An affiliate program is an automated marketing program where bloggers and webmasters place a merchant's advertisements on their own website. A merchant who starts an affiliate program recruits website owners and bloggers to be their affiliates. The website owners and bloggers then feature affiliate links and banner advertisements on their website to be viewed by their visitors.

 

How does an affiliate program work?

When visitors click affiliate banners and links on a website they will be redirected to the merchant's website. If a visitor makes a purchase from the merchant after clicking an affiliate link, the affiliate will receive a commission from the merchant. This is tracked by the marketing system by giving each affiliate a unique link to feature on their website.

 

How do affiliates make money?

Affiliates are paid a commission from a merchant each time a visitor clicks their affiliate link and makes a purchase. Commissions for physical products are usually set between 3% and 20% and commissions for digital products can go as high as 50%.

 

What is a cookie period?

After an affiliate link is clicked, the affiliate can make commission for a period of time after. This is called the cookie period. For example, if a merchant's cookie period is 60 days then an affiliate can make a commission as long as a sale is made within 60 days from when a visitor clicked their unique link. Most cookie periods are 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, or 120 days but it can be whatever period of time is set by the merchant.

 

How do affiliate programs benefit bloggers?

Affiliate links can be used by any website owner but are known to regularly be used by bloggers. Bloggers use affiliate links to make money from their content. How to monetize a blog professionally is to choose affiliates in the same niche as the blog content. For example, a fashion blogger would feature affiliate links for clothing brands while an interior design blogger would feature affiliate links for furniture.

 

How does an affiliate program benefit a merchant?

Affiliates are a great way for a shop owner to get their name out there. The plus to affiliate marketing is that there is no up front cost and a commission is only paid when a sale is made. Merchants can recruit bloggers they desire to work with to target their ideal audience. Affiliate sales are a great way to market products in more places and make sales that otherwise wouldn't have been made.

 

How To Start Your Own Affiliate Program

This marketing strategy is a great way to find new customers and increase sales. I recommend using LeadDyno for creating your own affiliate program. LeadDyno integrates with most popular e-commerce platforms including Shopify, Big Commerce, Squarespace, Woo Commerce, and Wordpress. 

The best part? You can start a free trial to test out the program and start working with affiliates right away.

 

 

*This page contains affiliate links. I only promote products I have personally used and trust 100%. At no expense to you, I may receive a commission if you make a purchase through my affiliate link. Thank you for supporting my business in this way.

Recycle Social Media Content With Recurpost - A Meet Edgar Alternative

 
How to Recycle Social Media Content - Meet Edgar Alternative
 

 

 

I've been searching for an alternative for Meet Edgar. I love the idea of recycling my social media content and never running out of something to post. Meet Edgar was out of my budget. Buffer doesn't have the same capabilities. Enter Recurpost.

 

Recurpost recycles your social media updates so you never run out of content and keep your audience engaged.

 

How it works...

Create content libraries for your social media posts so you can recycle content automatically

 

Create content libraries for your social media posts

so you can keep posts sorted by category

 

 

Create a content calendar so you are posting

on the best days at the best times

Create a content calendar so you are posting on the best days at the best times
 
Recycle your updates so you never run out of content

 

Recycle your updates on autopilot

so you never run out of content

 

 

Track your growth and see which posts

are driving the most traffic

 

Track your growth and see which posts are driving the most traffic
 

 

 

 

There is a free plan available! Recurpost offers affordable plans. Pro bloggers will most likely need the unlimited plan priced at $50/month. The other options are $25 and FREE so there's something for everyone!

 

Ready to recycle your content and grow your social media following??

 

 

* This post contains affiliate links and at no expense to you I may receive a commission if you make a purchase through my link. I only promote products/services I have personally used and trust. Thank you for supporting my business in this way.

Simple Cloud Accounting For Small Business Owners

 
Simple Cloud Accounting For Businesses. Take photos of your receipts to be automatically filed to increase productivity and allow more time for the things you are passionate about.
 

I recently came across Freshbooks and am very happy with how user friendly it is. Freshbooks tracks my time, allows me to send invoices from my phone, and tracks my expenses easily with photo receipts. This video gives a quick overview of how Freshbooks can help your business stay on track for only $15/month. Click here to grab a 30 day free trial (no credit card required)

 

 

Are you tired of stuffing receipts into envelopes? Freshbooks will automatically file your expenses with a photo of your receipts. Let Freshbooks do the work so you can spend more time on the stuff you love!

 

 

*This post contains affiliate links and at no expense to you I may receive a commission if you make a purchase through my link. I only promote products I trust. Thank you for supporting my business in this way so I can continue to share valuable information :)

 

How I Grew My Email List From 0 to 5,500 Subscribers In 4 Months

 
How To Grow Your Email List From Scratch - I Grew My Email Subscribers From 0 to 5500 In 4 Months
 

This is a glimpse into the first 4 months of my online business and blog. 

 

Month 1 - Subscribers gained: 894

I didn't make any money from my blog in the first month. I used this time to focus on growing my email list by setting up a landing page with an opt in. My opt in was specific to my niche which brought in targeted subscribers for my list. 

 

Month 2 - Subscribers gained: 1,573

In month two I launch a digital product and included affiliate links in my blog posts. I added a call to action for my email opt in to additional places on my blog. 

 

Month 3 -  Subscribers gained: 2,090

My list continued growing at an average of 68 new subscribers each day in my third month. I continued bringing my ideal audience to my blog by posting blog entries relevant to my niche. This means almost everyone on my list is part of my ideal customer (*high five*). 

 

Month 4 - Subscribers gained this month: 1,916

In the fourth month of my online business and blog, I launched an online course and wrote more blog entries some which featured affiliate links.

 

4 months after launching my blog I am consistently adding

60 new subscribers to my email list every day

and I have grown my monthly blog page views to 30,000!

 

Are you ready to learn how to grow your list and increase your income?