Last Thursday, October 22nd, 2015, the online shopping site, Lazada.com has launched their Affiliates Program here in the Philippines, dubbed as “Lazada Philippines Affiliate Online Revolution” at the Best Western Antel Hotel in Makati. It was attended by online influencers, bloggers and freelancers who want to learn more about it and and since I am an advocate of home-based businesses, I want to share how Affiliate Programs can help Virtual Assistants like you maximize your online income potential.
Affiliate Program contracts including privileges and payout varies depending on the company that’s offering it but if you’re not familiar with how it works, think of it as a “referral fee” given to those who help promote a company’s product or services. The only difference is, it’s done online using a special tracking system to be able to make it work on a large scale basis, regardless of location. Meaning, one company can launch a program at a particular place or worldwide using the same system and the number of affiliates is endless.
Depending on the product or services being offered, the company that offers Affiliate Program designs a commission system exclusively for Affiliate Marketers. In lay man’s term, the “referrers”. As an Affiliate Marketer, one must do promotional activities for the company, helping them make a sale or get more leads. This is a win-win situation for the company, having more people promoting them while the Affiliate Marketer gets a percentage for every leads or sales done as a result.
Now, this is where the Affiliate Marketer’s online expertise should come handy. There are many ways to promote online and everybody has their own way of doing it but an effective online marketer doesn’t only stick to a particular strategy to succeed but a combination of any of the following.
9 Affiliate Marketing Strategies
2. Social Media Posting
5. Online ads or Pay Per Click (PPC)
6. Sales or Squeeze Pages
7. Email Marketing
8. SEO, etc.
The above mentioned strategies are just a few things any affiliate marketer must do to gain more traffic to his/her site and be able to get more “referrals” for the company. If you’re interested in learning Affiliate Marketing, you must have knowledge of any if not all of these. After all, the online industry is a vast place to start a business. Any fresh idea is welcome as long as the market welcomes it, too. Who knows, this might be your next “bread and butter”?
Now, let’s get back to Lazada’s Affiliate Marketing Launch. One of the reason I’m writing this post is because I’ve joined in their recently launched program and is trying to learn all possible ways I can in order to become an effective Affiliate Marketer and to share their recent invitation. If you’re interested, below is an excerpt of their press release where you’ll get all the information you need to get you going.
“The Lazada Philippines Affiliate Online Revolution calls on all bloggers, SEO practitioners, social media influencers, community managers, and digital marketers to step up to the challenge of generating the most number of sales for Lazada PH. It will run for two months with the first round starting on October 26 to November 22, 2015 and the second round from November 23 to December 20, 2015. A point system will be used to rank the participants whereby each successful sale is worth 10 points and an additional 10 for every Php 1,000 sale. Lazada will be giving away a total of one million pesos (Php 1,000,000) worth of cash prizes to be given weekly and on the recognition day set on January 2016. This contest was officially launched in Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City gathering over fifty new and existing affiliates of Lazada for the contest briefing.
The contest is open to all individuals and teams, 18 years old and above residing in the Philippines who have signed up or are already part of Lazada’s affiliate program. For those who want to be part of the program, you may sign up via https://www.lazada.com.ph/ affiliate-registration. To join the competition, new and existing affiliates must email their name, social media accounts, and blog/website URL to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject, “Lazada PH Affiliate Online Revolution”. All official affiliates will be given a Lazada PH Certified Affiliate badge which should appear in their websites.
Be part of Lazada’s affiliate program and enjoy additional revenue through commission on sales and a long term partnership with the number one online shopping and selling destination in the country.”
If you’re as excited as I am, this is your chance to contact them and be part of the #LazadaAffiliateOnlineRev.
But… if you’re not interested to become an Affiliate Marketer, you might want to sign up and download the Lazada App and get a Php200-peso-voucher! They have so much on sale at the moment and you might want to shop at their best deals! Happy shopping!