What are the products to promote as an affiliate?

Hands on.

Finding the right products to run promotions for, is a key aspect to be put in mind before you get any promotional link. To be sure of how much money you want to make from affiliate marketing, I recommend you do a little bit of research on the company that is about to give you an opportunity of working with them as an affiliate. One of the key objectives of this research is;- you want to know what kind of products are you dealing in and how much will you earn from promoting them? You also must know what type of audience you will be targeting. Is it an audience so hard to find? Is the product loved by many? Is it genuine to most people or even to everyone?Are people talking about this product? Let me tell a short story. For a very long time, someone was always running up and down from point A to point C, moving from one office to the other, searching for a job. He/she finally gave up and decided to sit back at home. When this person heard about an online business opportunity that could earn him/her doubble-the salary they were to get from the job they had initially searched for but failed, they were super exited and overwhelmed by what they had. So, they went ahead to get started with the great opportunity-affiliate marketing by joining an affiliate program and had taken it seriously. They must have been lucky to have known about marketing. It was already step torward their transformation. Indeed they were in a right truck. However, they needed to put this in mind and also you who is reading, these tips which I’m going to share below.

Most companies especially those; that sell only one type of product, have a universal link that you will used for promoting their item. These are companies that deal in expensive products like Cars, machinery, sound systems, computers and many more. Their commissions are usually between 40-50% and those are the ones you wanna look for. A few tips below will help you make right decisions.

Tips

In order to ease your marketing career, target less people but still earn high commissions, this is what you should do.

  1. Choose a right and good affilite program. You will not only find out whether the company is legit but also know how a company works so that you are contented with it’s terms and conditions. The best way to see the legitimacy of an affiliate program is by looking at it’s reviews across different search engines.
  2. Find a good product which has got high conversions. A good product to promote may depend on its type. You can either promote physical products or digital products. In most cases companies that sell specific types of products are worth paying high commissions. A good product must contain a high conversion I mean high percentage of your commission. Products that have 20% commissions and above, are the best you can go for.
  3. It is also important to bear in mind that expensive commodities and services would be the best to promote but you find that they are the most difficult things to promote and get sales yet you can earn increased commissions.
  4. Tally the right products with the correct seasons and point to the right customers.

With the little knowledge learnt above, you are great to start.

Affiliate marketing, Jumia

In this guide, I will be discussing step by step on how to become an affiliat marketer or partner with Jumia. Of course before joining the program, you will have decided how you shiuld promote products and services online. Would you need a website for showcasing these products or you are just going to social media direct? Whatever the choice, it doesn’t matter. What matters is for you to make sales.

Jumia has been one of the largest online stores world wide over the years. Because of high competition, making large sales has not been so easy for big companies like Jumia. Now that the ideab of afiliate marketing came in, the program is getting known to almost every part of the world. Selling is nolonger a struggle to the companies but it is, to the affiliate marketer. This is why affiliate get paid- for working hard to drive customers to a business. Should you be an affiliate marketer? Yes.

Getting started step-by-step.

Getting started on Jumia is as easy as 123 so, let’s begin here.

Go to your browser and type ‘Jumia affiliate program.’ You will see a window like the one below, with a menu button at the top right corner of the screen.

Click on it, then select create account or use the button at the bottom of the page ‘Become an affiliate.’

Register using the form that will be displayed after you click the button as instructed above.

This is where you will fill in your personal information such as first name, last name, email address, phone number and country of residence or operation. After you’ve filled the form, you will receive a confirmation message from Jumia asking you to confirm your email address because the want to be sure who they have sent the email to. Once your email address has been confirmed, login to your new affiliate account and here is what it would look like on a home page.

Click on the middle button which says get started with Banners/ Promote with banner.

Select your country where you want to promote products from.

It is also important to note that banners are not available in some countries like Uganda so, in this case, one is expected to use pages links and products links instead banners. Take a look at the differences between the two pages below.

No banners available
Banner category location – Algeria

Using banners

When you click on any of the above banner categories, this is what you will see on your next screen.

Banner products with their automated links

Here you can download an image’s URL and paste it wherever you will place your links so both the picture and the link will be positioned at one place all together.

Copy a link to post on social media and copy also a link to past to your website as shown above.

Mean while for countries where there are no banners, you have to build a URL or links that you will share and use to bring people to buy products. To build a link;

Go to the Jumia affiliates home page.

Click on the menu bar and select advertising.

Select link builder from the drop down list and it will take you to this page

Link builder form

Fill out the form with a Jumia Page’s URL where you selected products from. This is only if you want to promote a whole Jumia page. You could also promote a single product by pasting it’s URL to the first URL space provided above.

Add your own tracking parameters like a YouTube channel URL to ease tracking of sales you made. Also add your sub-affiliate ID to the third URL space provided. The other spaces at the bottom don’t really matter so much you can leave them just blank.

Lastly, you will be required to review all your conversions,the products sold through your promotion and links simply by rating them.