It Is Possible To Run Your Own Affiliate Program Too, You Know!

Not all companies have to use an agency or an affiliate network to manage their affiliate marketing program, some businesses and some very well knowncompanies, these days like to do it all themselves. If you think you’d like to run your own affiliate program, then read on.

What Does It All Mean?

It means that you can manage your affiliate program in-house or independently – it does mean that it could take up more of your time, but it could save you a little bit of cash in the end…. oh and if you are a control freak, then it might just be what you are looking for!

So How Do You Go About Running Your Own Affiliate Program?

There is basically 7 steps to running your own affiliate program.

Step 1: Decide what you are going to sell and how you are going to sell it. these can be physical or digital – entirely up to you.
Step 2: Create some awesome affiliate banners (many sizes), articles, email swipes, samples/excerpts of your product & marketing plans etc.

Step 3: Choose the Right Affiliate Platform/Plugin for You. … If you are using WordPress there are a stack of plugins you could use like WP Affiliate Manager or Affiliate WP or if you are using Shopify or Squarespace, there are Apps and Add-Ons you can use too.
Step 4: Recruit Affiliates to Represent Your Product(s) and Brand. … Who better to use than your customers? Offer them discounts by referring others to your products.
Step 5: Create a Facebook Group and connect with your affiliates by engaging with them regarding promotions and specials, new articles etc.
Step 6: Run competitions around promotions, events, public holidays etc
Step 7: Track Affiliate sales and pay your affiliates.