What is affiliate marketing in Uganda? Affiliate Marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting another company’s product (or service). You find a product, promote it to others, and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make.
Being in the affiliate marketing business is not that hard now with the Internet at your disposal. It is much easier now than when people have to use telephones and other mediums of information to get the latest updates on how their program is coming along.
With today’s technology at hand, especially here in Uganda assuming that an affiliate is working from home, a day in his life would sound something like this:
Upon waking up and having breakfast, he/she turns the computer on to check out new network developments. There might be new things to update and statistics to keep track of As far as the marketer is concerned. The site design has to be revised. The marketer knows that a well-designed site can increase sign-ups from visitors. It can also help in the affiliate’s conversion rates.
That done, it is time to submit the affiliate program to directories that list affiliate programs. These directories are a means to attract people to join his affiliate program. A sure way of promoting the affiliate program! Time to track down the sales he is getting from affiliates fairly and accurately. There are phone orders and emails to track down. See if they are new clients checking the products out. Note down the contact information that might be a viable source in the future.
There are lots of resources to sort out. Ads, banners, button ads, and sample recommendations to give out because the marketer knows that this is one way of ensuring more sales. Best to stay visible and accessible too.
The affiliate marketer remembered that he has to answer the visitors’ questions and fast. Nothing can turn off a customer other than an unanswered email.
He has to pay more attention to inquiries to prove that the affiliate is working effectively and efficiently. It is not appropriate to ignore customers, and they are not always the most patient of all people. Answers should be quick to appear professional yet friendly too.
The marketer interacts in a chat room with other affiliates under the program while doing all of these things. And this is where they can discuss how to promote their products best.
There are things to be learned, and it is a continuous process; sharing tips and advice is a good way of showing support. There may be others out there wanting to join. And they may be enticed by the discussion that is going on. There is no harm in assuming what opportunities are ahead.
The newsletters and E-zines were updated days ago, so it is time for the affiliate marketer to see if some new things are happening in the market. It will be written and distributed in the marketer’s publication to old and new customers. These same publications are also an essential tool in keeping up to date with the newly introduced products. The marketer has put up a sale and promotion that customers may want to know about. Besides, they have to keep up with the deadline for these sales written in the publications.