How to be an affiliate for a business plan writing company
Affiliate marketing is a form of provision by businesses that allows other people (referred to as Affiliate Marketers) to be rewarded for helping such businesses to make sales as a result of the marketing efforts of the affiliate marketers. Put differently, if a company has provisions for affiliate marketing in its operations, it means that the company has a system that rewards anyone who brings customers to buy from them. So, the marketing efforts that result in the customers buying from the company is a complete responsibility of the affiliate marketer, the company has little or nothing to do with it.
By implication, an affiliate marketer is someone who looks for companies that have affiliate systems, becomes part of that system by registration, and then takes up the responsibility of advertising the products and/or services of the said company using his own means and at his cost, in order to receive the reward(s) that the company has already set when someone patronizes the company as a result of his/her marketing efforts. This reward is usually some monetary payment often referred to as a commission. So, the next thing we will need to consider is the question of how to be an affiliate for a business plan writing company.
How to be an affiliate for a business plan writing company
- Start with a search
The very first logical step is to commence a search for reputable business plan writing companies that you can work with, in this regard. A very good example and a top leading of such a company is Dayo Adetiloye Business Hub. Once you find such companies, you can see if they already have provisions for affiliate marketing or not. Some of this information is quite easy to come by on the internet. Many such companies would indicate on their websites that they have some form of rewards for people who can get customers for them, and that makes your search even easier when the company has already stated that they need affiliates. Once you find companies like these, you will also see their terms of such arrangement spelled out, and the mode of application to become a part of the system clearly stated on their website. And if the terms are not stated or it isn’t clear enough, you can contact them, referencing the information you saw on their website.
The other side of the coin which I need to quickly tell you about before I move on to other points is the fact that you should not limit your options to companies that indicate on their website the possibility of working with affiliates. The truth is, even when a company does not specify any working possibility with affiliates, you can still reach out to them and be the one to make the offer. This is particularly important if you know you have a viable platform for helping them gain customers. Most companies won’t turn down your offer even when they do not have a structured affiliate system on the ground before your offer.
- Review the reward system
Once you have contacted a company, whether they already have an established affiliate system or you are the one offering it to them, you should look at whatever they are offering and juxtapose it together with the costs you will be incurring in the process of marketing for them (I will expatiate on these costs later). It is wise to do this because if you don’t, you can end up in a deal in which the monetary rewards that are on offer are far lesser than the cost you are incurring, and that won’t make any economic sense.
- Assemble your platforms for marketing
We are at a critical juncture now and you must pay close attention. How diligent you are at this juncture will determine how much profit you can make – or whether you’ll even make a profit at all. The platforms you have for marketing the goods and/or services of the business plan writing company the affiliate of which you are is a major determinant for success. As a grand rule, the more platforms you have, the more sales you can make for the business plan writing company, potentially – and the more sales you help them make, the financial reward you can make in turn as commissions.
Some good platforms you can use for marketing
There are many platforms you can utilize if you are an affiliate for a business plan writing company. Platforms can be categorized into generic platforms and custom (or purpose-built) platforms.
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Generic platforms are those that are already existing (whether free or paid) and were not built by you but have the traffic that you need and so you can use it to let the word out about what you are doing. Almost all of such platforms are Social Media platforms. Good examples are Facebook (posts, pages, messages, groups, etc.), Instagram, Twitter, and even WhatsApp posts and statuses. There are many of them out there. Since most of us are already familiar with these platforms and how to use them, I won’t be dwelling on them so much here but will be focusing more on the custom platforms.
Custom or purpose-built platforms
These are platforms that are created by you for the specific purpose of marketing the product and/or services of the company with which you have signed up as an affiliate. A very good example of this is setting up a website or a blog to showcase the goods or services of the business plan writing company. As a ground rule, your primary goal is to work with platforms that deliver very high traffic, leads, and customers to your company because it is in doing so that your efforts can pay off and the entire affiliate thing can be worthwhile. Let me quickly give you some tips to both minimize your costs as well as maximize your results while setting up a custom platform as an affiliate, especially one that is just starting.
As a new affiliate, never begin by using paid services or platforms for your marketing efforts, except you have already gained a mastery of such tools or platforms and you are confident about the results you expect, or you have a professional who is willing to help you in those areas without you incurring undue charges. Free tools you can begin with are WordPress and Wix for a website, eCommerce store, and blog creation. You can use free tools such as Canva and Desynger for your graphics design, and once the design is ready, you can begin to share on the internet to drive traffic to your platform.
When you begin to make money, you can invest in more sophisticated tools. However, this is by no means a rule. If you are certain and confident about your level of knowledge and technical expertise with platforms and tools, you can start investing money in them right from the onset.
- Learn on the job and grow
The final point I will give you here cannot be overemphasized. Anything that grows in a healthy way starts from the bottom up. Invest in educating yourself in the topics of interest that are related to affiliate marketing and will help you to perform better as one. As you learn new things, apply them in your affiliate marketing career and grow. It is important to know that the more money the business plan writing company makes, the more money for you as well.
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