Let’s start with the obvious question: What is an affiliate?
An affiliate is basically a person or group who helps advertise for a company through content or promotions. An affiliate can take a lot of different forms depending on the person and the company they are promoting. We wanted to offer a few reasons why becoming an affiliate makes financial sense and some tips to pick the right partners.
1. It’s a Great Way to Earn Extra Income
Making money as an affiliate can work in a few ways. Mainly, you can earn a commission from the sales you generate or get paid a flat fee for individual promotions. Obviously, how big or small these payments are will depend on the company. You probably won’t earn too much as an affiliate for a small, specialty store as opposed to *hint* *hint* an online wholesale store, for example. In the end, you really want to work with a company with high volume and large order values.
2. There is No One Way to be an Affiliate
There is a lot of freedom that can come with being an affiliate. At the end of the day, you are trying to appeal to your audience so it should be in your voice and style. As long as you represent the company correctly, you can definitely get creative. At DollarDays, we are always looking for fun, new content to reach a larger audience. We encourage our affiliates to utilize social media, Youtube, personal blogs, newsletters and more to generate buzz.
3. You Choose How Engaged You Want to Be
It’s important for an affiliate to be able to resonate with the brand they are promoting. It’s hard to suggest a product or service to your audience when you don’t believe in it yourself. So, in that spirit, we wanted to share our company’s Mission Statement:
We are a team of like-minded individuals working together to serve nonprofits by sourcing critically needed goods that allow our partners to stretch their dollars, accomplish their missions and provide dignity to those in need.
You know what your audience wants, so you can promote 100% of what we do or 10%. It’s your choice. So if you already have an engaged online community and want to earn some extra income, an affiliate program might be a great fit for you!
Submit your Application Here.