What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is based on revenue sharing. Brands and businesses offer micro influencers a financial incentive, usually in the form of a commission, to promote products or brands through an affiliate program. An influencer's objective is to promote products and convince potential customers of the value of these products so that they actually end up buying it. Affiliate programs are performance-based, meaning an influencer is a paid as a result of the sale.
What is a Micro Influencer?
A micro influencer is a content creator with less than 50k followers, who achieves high engagement due to their knowledge about one or two specialty niches. They’re experts on a particular topic and typically have an engaged community of followers who trust their content. They are believable and credible, because they are everyday people sharing their passion and personal recommendations.
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’re an influencer 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.
- Let Brands Know You’re Open to Collaboration - Sign up with an Affiliate Program
There are dozens of excellent affiliate programs out there, including Amazon, Rakuten and Lazada. However, not every program is suitable for everybody. Use YAYWORLD to find the best programs and brands that fit your niche and pay the best performance-based commissions for your collaboration. Programs vary depending on your location, target market and niche. Registered YAYWORLD users will find details about each program in the top menu of their user dashboard. (Launches March 2020.)
- Identify Your Niche
Most influencers keep their content all about their chosen field of interest like food, travel, fashion, beauty, etc. That means that a food influencer 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. SEO is about organizing your information to make it easy for Google to find and rank. You can post your content on any of 441 locally focused YAYWORLD websites. Why is this important? Because Google views location specific websites that contain content relevant to that location 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
When you post content regularly, people trust you more. Also, the more content you post, the more your work will show up in Google search results. It's the best way to show a business that your content works and can help market a business.
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.
Commissions for marketing content are paid by the affiliate program that you join. They pay you directly. YAYWORLD does not take a commission from either the content creator or the marketing company. Each marketing program offers different commission rates. You'll find more details on which programs offer what rates in your user dashboard.