Would you like to learn how to make an extra little side income? If you answered no to that question, please close this web page immediately and book an appointment at your doctor to have your head examined. The fact is all of us need a little extra in our pockets as the month draws to an end. Affiliate marketing in South Africa is becoming more and more popular, and this could be your key to generating that extra little income. Let me teach you how!
What is affiliate marketing?
Quite simply, affiliate marketing is the process of earning commissions for marketing another persons or companies products. There are hundreds of affiliate programs available for individuals to promote and start earning. If you are interested in getting involved in affiliate marketing in South Africa you need to choose an affiliate program that will allow you to market products or services that appeal to the South African community. I have had great success with affiliate.co.za, and to get started I recommend that you try these guys out first.
What do you need to get started?
Generally speaking, most people who get involved with affiliate marketing probably have a website or Blog which they would use to promote products and services. That being said, there are other methods of promoting products such as SMS marketing or E-Mail marketing. Now I know that there is a good chance that you are reading this and you do not have a website or a list of 10000 email addresses. But you do have a Facebook account correct? You might even have a Twitter or Instagram account as well. So why not try your hand at a little social media marketing?
Fortunately, affiliate.co.za does allow its members to make use of social media marketing, something other programs I have worked with in the past did not allow. However, If this is something you are considering taking further then I would recommend that you eventually set up a website or blog in the future. Bizcraft Digital Solutions can help you with this if needed.
Affiliate Marketing in South Africa. Let’s get started!
Firstly you need to sign up for an affiliate program. As I said I recommend using affiliate.co.za and you can sign up for their program right here. Do this now because the approval process is not immediate and can take a day or two. Once your account has been approved you can log into your dashboard and get started. Below I am going to walk you through the steps to getting your first affiliate products launched.
Right, so we are assuming that your account is approved and you are logged in. Check the left-hand side of the screen. You will see a tab called offers, click it and then select “All offers.” A screen with all the available offers will open. Here you will be able to decide what products or services you would like to market.
When making this decision you need to consider a few things. Firstly you need to consider your target audience and what they need, and secondly, you need to consider the payout model. You will find two different types of payouts, CPA (Cost per action) / CPS (Cost per sale). On a CPA structure, you will earn a set commission based on an action a person needs to perform. This could be something like filling in a form or signing up for a service. On a CPS structure, you will earn a commission percentage of a sale generated.
In other words.. A R35 CPA means that you will earn R35 every time a person performs a specific action, this is generally considered lead generation. And on an 8% CPS, you will earn 8% of every sale made through your link. I recommend you start with a CPA model for affiliate marketing in South Africa.
Once you have decided which products to market you will need to click on the product and familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions of the campaign. You should also check the Landing Page of the products. The landing page is the web page potential leads will be directed to. Make sure you feel that the landing page is easy to navigate and understand. You don’t want your hard-earned leads to arrive at the landing page and leave without completing the required action. If you are happy with the T&C’s, happy with the landing page and happy with the payout structure it’s time to get started.
At the top of the products page, you will find a block that says “Your tracking link.” This is your unique link to send people to the landing page. Anyone who uses your link will be tracked by the website. If they make a purchase or perform the required action you will receive the stated commission. You also have the option to download marketing images at the bottom of the products page.
Once you have the image you would like to use simply log into your social media website of choice and put together your post. Below is a screen capture of a post I recently added to Facebook. (Note, for this post I used the “Tiny URL” option in Tracking Link options)
You would obviously want to share your post to any relevant groups that you are a member of. The more people that see your post the more chances you have of making a sale or generating a lead. Ask your friends to share it and ensure maximum exposure. Affiliate marketing in South Africa is that simple. If I can do it, you can do it!
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