How to find affiliates for your program

With this guide, we want to give you some ideas on how to start getting your first affiliates and influencers to promote your products, website, or services.

Below is a list of Affiliatly tools and best practices to find potential affiliates:

1. Spread the word
Tell everyone about your affiliate program: family, friends, coworkers, etc. This is probably the fastest and easiest way to find your first affiliates. Give them a special commission to make the offer more attractive and share the link to the registration form with them so they can join.

💡 You'll find the link to your registration page on the Account tab in your Affiliatly panel.

2. Customize your affiliate campaign
A good presentation is everything. Customize your registration form, login page, and FAQ so they fit your brand. Show all the benefits of participating in your program and be transparent about the rules.

💡 Go to Settings > Customization and adjust the options to your need

3. Write a blog article
If you have a blog, write an article about your affiliate program and share it by email and on social media with your followers. Make sure you share the link to your affiliate campaign and registration form.

4. Provide creatives for your affiliates
Make it easy for your affiliates to promote your products. Provide them with creatives and marketing material like images, banners, videos, or files to ensure your brand and products get advertised as consistently as possible.

💡 Go to the tabBannersand click on the Add New button to upload creatives. Click on the Settings button to create categories and customize the banners page in your affiliates' panel.

5. Invite your customers to become an affiliate
Don't underestimate the power of word-of-mouth. The best affiliate partners are the ones who already like your products: Your customers! Affiliatly gives you two useful features to easily convert your customers into affiliates:

  1. Settings> General > Post Checkout Popup
    With this feature, you can create a popup that appears right after your customer completed the checkout and invites them to register for your affiliate program.
  2. Settings > Email Notifications > Invite customers
    ⚠️ Available for Shopify and BigCommerce only
    With this feature, you can send an automated email to your customers after they ordered from your store and invite them to become your affiliate.

6. Add your program to our Affiliatly marketplace
List and promote your affiliate program on our Marketplace and let affiliates and influencers easily find you. Add as much info as possible to your listing so anyone interested gets the most out of it.

💡Go to Settings > General > Promote your program on our site, fill out the form fields and activate the checkbox Promote

7. Promote your affiliate program on your website and social media
Create a catchy landing page for your affiliate campaign and add it to your website in a prominent place like the footer. You can also share the link to your affiliate campaign on your social media channels to reach even more potential affiliates.

8. Submit your program to affiliate directories
While directories might not be that popular anymore, in the affiliate marketing world they are still very effective. Many affiliates search these sites to find a program that suits their needs.

Here's a list of our 5 favorite directories you can start with:

  1. PayDotCom
  2. AffiliateSeeking
  3. Affiliate Tips
  4. Affiliate Programs
  5. Associate Programs

9. Join affiliate forums and communities
Affiliate forums and communities are free and give you the possibility to connect with potential affiliates in an inexpensive way. They also offer great resources to expand your knowledge in case you're new to affiliate marketing.

Here's a list of our 5 favorite forums and communities:

  1. Affilorama
  2. JVZOO
  3. Clickbank
  4. Affiliate Fix
  5. STM
💡 Don't miss out to also connect with affiliate groups on Facebook and LinkedIn!

10. Directly approach potential influencers and ambassadors
Why not contact potential influencers and ambassadors yourself? Research for people who promote products similar to yours and contact them directly via social media, email, or phone.

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