Affiliate Programs

How To Start An Affiliate Program To Increase Your Product Sales

How To Start An Affiliate Program To Increase Your Product Sales

Setting up an affiliate program for your online business is a great way to reach new audiences, make meaningful connections, and, ultimately, increase your income.

On my blog, we’ve talked about why you should create an affiliate program and how to know if you’re ready to start one.

But how do you go about setting one up?

There are a lot of moving pieces involved in starting and running a successful affiliate program. How do you choose the best tech? How do you find people to invite into your program? What promotional materials do you need to create?

This blog post (which is basically an ultimate guide to starting your own affiliate program) will walk you through my process to help you get started!

The Best Affiliate Tracking Software Platforms For Starting Your Program

The Best Affiliate Tracking Software Platforms For Starting Your Program

"What affiliate tracking software should I use?" is probably THE most regular question I get asked as an affiliate manager.

It’s also the hardest question to answer without delving deep into features, capabilities, and pricing. You see, what affiliate software you choose really depends on a lot of things. It depends on the product you’re selling, the platform you’re selling on, the price of your product, and so much more!

I’ve pulled together this ultimate guide to affiliate marketing tracking software so you can find out which tool will work best for you and your product. This blog post talks you through:

  • 🙋🏻 what affiliate tracking software is (and what it isn’t)

  • 🤔 what you need to think about before you find an affiliate marketing tool

  • 🙌 my top 3 affiliate tracking software platforms, their best features, and their cons

  • ⚡️ 10+ other software recommendations for you to check out

I also have a free checklist to help you get started with creating an affiliate program of you own! Don’t miss out!

Is An Affiliate Program Really 'Passive Income'?

Is An Affiliate Program Really 'Passive Income'?

Unless you’ve been living under a virtual rock, you’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘passive income’.

Essentially, passive income is money that you earn without being actively involved in the process. Or as Listen Money Matters defines it ‘Passive income is money that you earn without doing much to make it.’

In the world of digital product creators, this could be anything from blogging to evergreen webinars to an online course funnel to, you guessed it, affiliate marketing!

Honestly, it’s not a phrase that I’m super fond of. ‘Passive’ implies that there’s very little work to be done and anyone who’s ever created and launched an online course knows that’s soooo not the case. 😅 Digital product creators put their blood, sweat, and tears into creating courses, e-books, templates, etc. and we spend a considerable amount of time maintaining, updating, assisting customers, and more.

I could go on about this but what I want to chat about today is if an affiliate program falls under the umbrella of ‘passive income’. 🤔

I’m not so sure, which is exactly why I wanted to avoid using this phrase in my content. However, when I read the results my latest audience survey, I realised it was a term I’m going to have to start using more.

When I asked what their goals were, my audience said - and these are direct quotes:

  • “I want to ramp up my passive income

  • “Increase passive income. That's my biggest goal.”

  • “My goal is to move more toward passive income.

  • “Make even more passive income and therefore work less”

And here’s one answer that really inspired this blog post: “earn more passive income with very little effort on my part.”

“Work less” and “very little effort” - eh? You’re telling this to an affiliate program manager who does this on a day-to-day basis 😉

So, let’s bust some myths and crack down on the reality of running an affiliate program! In this article, I’m going to talk about:

  • If running an affiliate program really is ‘passive'

  • My breakdown of daily to quarterly tasks for affiliate program managers (👈 this could be you!)

I also have a free checklist to help you get started with creating an affiliate program of you own! Don’t miss out!

Are You Ready To Start An Affiliate Program?

Are You Ready To Start An Affiliate Program?

You've heard of affiliate marketing - and you're probably an affiliate for products yourself - but you've paused on the idea of using it to sell your own products.

Starting an affiliate program can help increase your passive income, build authority in your niche, and more. So, what are you waiting for?

Related Post → Why You Need To Start An Affiliate Program For Your Digital Products

You see all the experts working together to rock each other's affiliate launches and it can make you feel like you need to have the same powerful connections and sales targets when you start your own program.

The truth is: you really don't.

If you're hesitating on starting an affiliate program of your own, you're in the right place. In this blog post, I'm going to tell you why you don't need a big audience, big paycheques, or big boss friends to see success in affiliate marketing.