Give me Tip Affiliate Manager GURUs! Give me tips please :)
4:13 pm on Feb 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
hire an OPM.
2:33 pm on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am sorry might be to new to this business but what is OPM ?
5:33 pm on Feb 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
Outsourced (Affiliate) Program Manager
there's a lot to know, and they know it.
2:51 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Oh alright - are there any webpages where I find these people?
3:19 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
if we only had a site where we could do look ups, we could type in what we are looking for and...
5:02 am on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Linkedin has some groups, Google, Facebook etc.
Back on topic, best way to recruit affiliates is to find high ranking affiliates that are already in your niche and make them an offer they can't refuse.
11:50 am on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Yeah - I have tried that but honestly it doesn't work - and they are doing well - but I need more of them - do you know what I mean ?
3:28 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
just google "find affiliate OPM" or "list of affiliate OPMs" or whatever.
relationships are the key, any good OPM has them in spades.
4:35 pm on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
Participate in affiliate marketing forums.
Become a trusted figure and help out the community. Affiliates love merchants, AMs or OPMs who are responsive, in touch and who care.
I have seen merchants do well this way.
1:44 am on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
>>Yeah - I have tried that but honestly it doesn't work - and they are doing well - but I need more of them - do you know what I mean ?
Did you offer the good affiliates a pile of money upfront and offer better commissions than what they are currently getting?
Have you gone through and joined the forums for affiliate managers at linkedin and facebook? I see some new posts in these forums where someone just like you posts a help wanted and they get plenty of potential affiliate managers with experience ready to help.
11:46 am on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am currently on a lot of marketing forums - and trying to recruit affiliates - must say - it is not easy - hard to find the ballence between what is what is not pushy. -
eljefe3 - they get 50% commission and $100 PPS - right now this is the best I can do and frankly -it's better then any of our comeptitors.
2:42 pm on Feb 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Explore all your affiliate channels - Find out where affiliates hang out:
1. Affiliate networks - some affiliates will not sign up directly and prefer to sign up via networks. I see you offer direct relationship with affiliates, have you explored signing up with at least one network? Ad networks also give you exposure when you are new (usually) and will get you noticed by affiliates. The networks are preferred because of third party tracking and also allows affiliates to watch your EPC stats and see how well you perform as a merchant.
2. Niche sites - participate not only in affiliate forums but also niche forums. Some blog owners or hobby site owners may not know what affiliate marketing is so you may have to do some educating there but that is where you'll also find probably the most passionate site owners who would be happy to learn that they can actually make money from their blog.
3. Affiliate conventions - book a table/booth and start talking. Hand out goodies or offer a peek at your service.
6:10 am on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
It's not easy if you're not established. I've in the past wired money into potential affiliates bank account in return for them switching over. A signing bonus if you will and we're not talking $100.
10:46 am on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thank you for the great help - I am trying here - not only affiliate forums but all kind and yes we are thinking about booking a both somewhere and just try to meet affiliates personally - any good ones you reccommend?
5:29 pm on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
Posting on affiliate forums suck as this one is a really great way to attract affiliate.
Warrior Forum, Wicked Fire, and SitePoint are great places to start.
1:32 pm on Feb 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Site point I didn't hear off - Wickedfire banned me - and I am active on warrior forum. I will register on sitepoint right away :) Thanks for the tip.
4:56 pm on Feb 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
check abestweb and affiliate summit forum, they have paid announcement and other dealios.
4:40 pm on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thank you! Actually we are already on ABestWeb - but I will make sure to check the Affiliate Summit as well!
6:11 am on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thank you very much for all of those suggestions - I have joined every one and will participate on every forum (including this one) on a daily basis.
2:06 pm on Mar 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
:) Good - what responses do you get ?
9:04 pm on Jun 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
What about Shopping Carts like Opencart?
It has an Affiliate feature built in.
Its early days yet, but I have nor got any signed up through this method.