What Is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is a way for you to earn money by promoting a brand or product you like.
What Is An Affiliate Program?
It's when you promote a merchant's product by writing about the product and placing links from your content to the merchant website. You’re paid a commission by the merchant or network (see below) every time people buy the product or service thanks to your link and marketing efforts.
What Is An Affiliate Network?
Affiliate Networks are middle-men between affiliates (you) and merchants. They provide everything you need to know about hundreds of affiliate programs on their websites. They also provide tracking, payments and support. As a result, they get a cut of your commission. On the up side, they can payout to any country in the world.
Amazon Associates is the biggest affiliate network, but pays the lowest commissions. Higher paying programs include CJ Affiliate (global), Rakuten (Europe & USA), Lazada (Southeast Asia), Awin (global), ShareASale (North America), AliExpress (Asia), Impact (global) and Shopify (global).
Commissions & Payouts
Commissions vary and are paid either by the affiliate program or the affiliate network. (YAYWORLD does not take a commission from either the content creator, the merchant or the network.)
Why use YAYWORLD to create content?
YAYWORLD has 441 locally-focused microsites. These websites help you target users in a specific geography. And because Google uses location names to tailor search results, locally-focused and relevant content ensures your content ranks higher in organic search results.
How To Become An Affiliate Marketer
- Create a Profile
Sign up and create a profile. Explain in your bio that you're a content creator interested in affiliate marketing. Publish a few posts so merchants can see your style to decide if it fits with their brand. Read how to create a profile here.
- Sign up with multiple Affiliate Programs
A list of programs is available in the user dashboard. Each will ask to see your work. Provide the link to your YAYWORLD profile, so they can review your posts and go to your website if you have one (and if you provided a link in your profile). Don't worry if you don't have a website - your content on YAYWORLD will be sufficient.
- 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. That's why it's important to post your content on a YAYWORLD microsite that fits your story and target audience.
- Use Social Media to Promote Your Work
Use our auto-posting feature to share your content across social media.
- 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 prove 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.