Belonging to the affiliate market with internet at our disposal is easier now. By far, it is easier if we try to compare those days when the phone and other information ways were used only to be updated about affiliate programs.
How is the affiliate marketing people’s life? I’ve always wondered. With the technology available (and literally at our fingertips) and assuming an affiliate work from home, the life of an affiliate goes about something like I will describe it.
In the morning after waking up and having breakfast, chances are their computer are turned on (well, my laptop is always on in the mornings) to review new developments and programs in the network. A member is interested to be updated (of course, everybody), gets statistics and track on their programs. It is important to review the design of the website. A well designed website can increase subscriptions visitors and improve the “conversion rate”.
Revised the above, the next step is to submit your “affiliate program” to the directories on the web. These directories are important as a means to attract people to join your program s and are a safe way to promote “affiliate program “. It is also time to review the sales coming from the “Affiliate”. Maybe some orders by telephone or post to attend to. You have also checked if there are new clients checking the product and, if necessary; record the contact details of who might be a future customer.
No doubt there will be plenty of things to do, such as carefully preparing advertisements, banners, buttons, ads examples and sample recommendations to give out and to place on the promotion of the products (this has always worked).
Something that the affiliate should consider is definitely a section of Q&A. Visitors always have questions and better clarifies all his possible doubts at first contact. Customers or prospects that don’t get response to their questions probably will go away (nothing worse than trying to join a program to find no “help” to your questions).
One way to prove that the affiliate is working efficiently is the attention he (or she) pays to the questions and doubts coming from their potential customers. None of us wants to be ignored and customers are definitely less patient I know. In this process, it should be possible that our affiliate has started a chat session where he (or she) interacts with other members in order to answer questions about how to promote the products better. There are things to be learned in a continuous process.
Probably the time is used to share tips and advices, as an excellent way of giving them support. There may be people interested in joining to your program (you never know) and that will make them decide.
You probably have already been updating newsletters and magazines and perhaps it is a good time to review what is new in the market. There are always something happening and we must be aware. These new ideas and new things will be used as the content of the next newsletter for new and old customers.
To keep our our customers updated about new products, newsletters are an excellent source of information. Maybe you’ve put in the newsletter a promotional sale on which customers want to know more. Even, you should be aware of the expiration date of the sales offer.
Perhaps it’s time to appreciate people who have helped the marketer promoting and increasing sales. It will surely be something like mentioning their names, their websites and the processes and methods that they use to be successful. Obviously this will also be publishing in newsletters strategically.
After, you may also need time to write some articles for your best products to your best affiliates. Also post some comments on how to be a successful marketer through affiliate programs, where surely there are hundreds and thousands of people wanting to start. This does two main goals at the same time: promoting your product and promoting the affiliate program.
By now the affiliate probably already passed noon and it is near bedtime. Maybe this cannot be done in one day, right? But surely, it will give you an idea about how a committed affiliate could be spending his (her) time of course.