After six weeks of focusing on my site redesign (yay!) and setting up my Annielytics Affiliate Program, I can proudly announce that it’s here! If you’ve ever sold a home, that’s how setting this up felt. It was a great opportunity to get my house in order and in the best shape possible for my potential affiliates.
I’ve actually had the program set up for a few weeks, but then a few weeks ago I watched a Lynda.com course on affiliate marketing in preparation — mostly to make sure I crossed all my T’s and dotted all my I’s. It was the best thing I could have done. The instructor shared what potential affiliates should look for in a program and common mistakes, and I knew I wasn’t ready.
So I embarked on a site redesign and also redesigned my main landing pages to make sure affiliates were sending traffic to pages that were designed to convert customers. I also created promotional videos and added them to my landing pages and made them available to affiliates after hearing about how video creatives convert much better than text and images.
Needless to say, getting my site affiliate ready has felt a lot like getting pulled through the keyhole backwards, but I wanted to make sure it was as conversion friendly as possible. And now that it’s behind me I can focus my efforts on providing more resources for marketers. That’s what I love doing most and miss getting to focus on. I have an editorial schedule hammered out of blog posts I plan to pound out and resources I plan to add to the site.
Here are a few of the benefits of being an Annielytics affiliate:
40% Commission on All Product Sales
Collection of Banner, Video, and Text Creatives
The Annielytics affiliate comes with a full collection of banner, video, and text creatives for you to use as ads or in blog posts. (I offered the promo videos that you see on the landing pages linked to in the previous section to affiliates to use on their site.) I have a pretty solid collection of banners on the ShareASale site, but if you need a custom one, just reach out to me via my Contact page. I’ll try to accommodate as many requests as possible.
Proven Affiliate Management System
Before launching the program, I asked my friends who I really respect in the affiliate space which affiliate program they recommend most. Across the board, they all said ShareASale. It has a reputation for taking care of affiliates with an easy-to-manage program.
To learn more about the Annielytics Affiliate Program, check out my affiliate page.
I would have been absolutely lost without the assistance of two great friends and super-smart affiliate managers, Jessica Frick (of CopyBlogger) and Adam Riemer. Jess threw me a life preserver when I was drowning in the minutia of setting up an affiliate, and she helps me every time I break Rainmaker with my endless site tweaking and hacked-up CSS skills! And Adam reached out to me to offer assistance in optimizing my ShareASale account to protect good affiliates from some of the slimier practices of disreputable ones. I am indebted to both of these amazing marketers! Thanks, guys!