What is affiliate marketing?
Affiliate marketing is performance-based, meaning an affiliate is paid a commission for marketing another company’s products or services. The affiliate simply promotes a product on their platform and subsequently earns a piece of the profit from each sale they make.
How does affiliate marketing work?
When a business enlists your help, they typically send you a sample of the product or service they’re selling. You then produce content that attracts the interest of your network of friends, followers and visitors - which in turn helps promote that product or service to people who are genuinely interested in its value.
How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
- Create a Profile
First, sign up on YAYWORLD and create a profile with an interesting bio. Explain that you are a content creator and interested in collaboration. Be sure to post a lot of informative content so advertisers can see your style and be sure it fits with their brand or business. Read how to create a profile here.
- Sign up with an Affiliate Program
There are dozens of excellent affiliate programs, but the biggest are Amazon, Rakuten and Lazada. Programs vary depending on your location, target market and niche. However, not every program is suitable for everybody. Registered YAYWORLD users will find details about each program in the top menu of their user dashboard. (Launches March/April 2020.)
- Identify Your Niche
Focus your content on specific topics, for example food, travel, fashion, beauty, etc. If your niche is food, you might post recipes, photos of restaurant visits, reviews, and food related brand promotions.
- Use our SEO Structure to Rank Higher in Search Results
SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and is about organizing your information so it's easy for Google to find and rank it. You can post content on any one of YAYWORLD's 95 country-focused websites. Why is this important? Google takes its cue from location names. It considers locally-focused websites containing relevant content as authoritative websites, and so ranks them higher in organic search results. That's why it's important to post on the website that best fits your story and target audience.
- Use Social Media to Promote Your Work
Use our auto-posting feature to share your content across your social media accounts.
- Be Diligent and Consistent
The more content you post, the more your work will show up in Google search results. It's the best way to show that your content works and is effective at marketing and promoting businesses and brands.
When you've completed your profile, select NEW POST in the top navigation menu and follow the instructions on each pop-up. Step by step instructions here. IMPORTANT: Your profile will not be public until you publish one post.
Go here for step by step instructions on using the post editor and loading videos.
Each marketing program offers different commission rates. Commissions for marketing content are paid to you directly by the affiliate program that you join. YAYWORLD does not take a commission from either the content creator or the marketing company for content created specifically for a marketing program. Details about which programs offer what rates will be available in your user dashboard starting mid-March,2020.