If you're reading this, you probably either just started an affiliate program or are interested in what all the hype is about.
Being an affiliate can be as successful as you want it to be, but there is more to it than making money and marketing. Actually, I found 3 key ways to thrive as an affiliate that are easy to take action on right now.
1. Be passionate about what you’re doing! Being an affiliate should never be just about the money. Doing what you love and being passionate about it should be the number one goal. Don’t worry, the money usually follows.
When you’re passionate about something, it often shows, and other people will want some of that same feeling. “Like attracts like,” as they say.
So when you begin your search for an affiliate program, make sure it's something in line with your current passions and purpose. For example, if you’re a yoga studio owner, you probably want to promote yoga mats or yoga business insurance rather than something in the automobile industry.
Also, look at the company's ethics you are promoting. Are they inline with your ethics too? Will they be there for your long-term success? Follow your passions and listen to your heart before you start any affiliate program!
2. Have a plan - be consistent! This is also very important and surprisingly easy.
Having a plan does not require much. Ask yourself how much time can you devote to this and what type of platform works best for you.
For example, let’s say you only want to spend about 15 minutes a week and you like sharing on social media. You are already on social media for way more than 15 minutes, so decide that while you are already on, you will spend 15 minutes putting your affiliate link and information out to your followers.
You commit to that one day every week so you don’t get lost in someone’s dog video on Facebook or the rambling of a fashionista on Twitter.
You want to spread the news about a great product and service you’re passionate about and even ask people to share for you. Easy peasy plan!
3. Be patient! All good things come to those who wait. With affiliate programs, this golden rule is easy to forget. But it's also easy to do if you keep the passion and have a plan.
Though most affiliate programs are online-based, and many people are impulse buyers, it might take some time for things to really spread.
While you wait, you have some great opportunities to customize your plan and follow your passion by doing the following:
- Discover one new way a month to spread the word and put your plan into action.
- Educate yourself on your affiliate portal. They are usually full of report options and “how to” resources to get you started.
- Reach out to your affiliate support team. Ask if there is anything new, like incentives or marketing tools, that you can take advantage of.
Before you know it, time will have flown by, and you will start seeing and feeling the buzz about the promotion you’re passionate about.
Being an affiliate can be exciting and fun and, most importantly, can support hundreds (if not thousands) on so many levels. That includes you!
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