Recruiting Affiliates: Part 1
If you’ve made the decision to take your own path and start not only your own online business, but also your own affiliate program, you have your work cut out for you. It’s a exhausting undertaking with a lot of things to accomplish, and many things to keep track of. However, if you’re seeking success in e-commerce, this is one super way to go about the process.
In this initial section on finding affiliates, I want to let you know about the work you’ll need to accomplish before you even get started. First, you’ll want to perfect your website. Look it over and make sure that everything is where it belongs. Check to be certain there are no mistakes in grammar. Check the spelling on every page of the site to make certain there are no errors. The worst thing that can happen is for someone to visit your site and be immediately turned off by plain errors you’ve neglected to fix. Your site will need to be perfect.
Once you’ve checked and fixed all the mistakes, you’ll need to do some research. Locate all of the affiliate directories you can and make a list. These are the sites you will want to visit for information and links to the affiliate programs in the areas where you seek listings. You might wonder why this is necessary. You want to be listed in as many places as possible, because others will be looking for affiliates and most likely come across your site in their search. Most of the affiliate programs directories in existence will think about placing a free link to your business on their site. It will help you to know what the rest are doing so you can surpass them.
Make an affiliate information page on your site. When you visit any of the affiliate programs on your list you will most likely see this kind of page. It lists all of the details about your program and how it runs. When you get prepared to list your program in the directories, you might be allowed to submit only one URL. If that is the case, submit the link to your information page.
Now it is time to move forward to the next step. That step is to determine what kind of plan you will offer. We’ll discuss plans in Part 2.