5 ways to find affiliates that will promote your website
Affiliates are users who sign up to your affiliate program to promote your website. There are several ways to recruit new affiliates, this tutorial explains 5 of the most simple and effective ways to find new affiliates!
1. Create a promotional page on your website
The easiest way to promote your affiliate program and allow users to sign up is to create a dedicated page on your website. This page should describe your affiliate program (benefits, commissions,…) and drive users to register and promote your website. To allow users to sign up simply add the link of your affiliate program’s signup page. For example, take a look at our affiliate program’s page.
2. Send a newsletter to your existing customers
Another great way is to contact your customers and inform them about the possibility of making money by reccomending your products to their friends. Surely you already have some customers who bought your products, and maybe they were very impressed. So why not take the opportunity to ask them if they are interested to promote your website to their friends and earn on referred sales? They only have to sign up to your affiliate program and share their links or use the “tell a friends” feature of AffiliationSoftware.
3. Contact topic related websites and blogs
One of the best techniques to find quality affiliates is to look for websites and blogs that deal with topics similar to your website. Once you have identified them, just contact the owners and agree on a percentage for each sale generated through their advertising. The advertising that can be done on a website is very wide and includes: banner placements, links in articles and reviews, sending promotional emails, etc. Creating successful advertising partnerships with the right websites is the key to increase your sales.
4. Advertise in a directory of affiliate programs
There are several affiliate programs directories on the web. These sites allow anyone to enter their affiliate program, advertise it to users and find new affiliates. In this case it is very important to explain well what your affiliate program is about, in order to attract targeted affiliates and increase conversions. Most directories are free, but you can consider investing for a highlighted listing to immediately increase visibility.
5. Automatically recruit new affiliates with the multilevel
Did you know that once started, your affiliate program can grow by itself? By setting up multi-level or referrals commissions you can incentivize your affiliates to promote, in addition to your website, even your affiliate program! If you enable the multi-level, every user who signs up to your affiliate program thanks to another affiliate automatically becomes his sub-affiliate. When a sub-affiliate refer a sale, his sponsor earn a multilivel commission too. This method allows you to grow your sales network with minimal effort.
BONUS: Create campaigns on affiliate networks
Affiliate networks are like affiliate programs but they sponsor many websites. One of the strengths here, is that they have a lot of affiliates who can promote your brand. Through your affiliate program and the third party pixel (3PP) feature of AffiliationSoftware you can create effective promotional campaigns on the best affiliate networks and increase your sales.