Being in the affiliate marketing business is not that hard these days with the internet at our disposable. It is much easier now compared to the days when we had to make use of telephones, fax and the postal services just to get the latest updates on the way our programs were coming along.
This could be your typical day…
So with all this technology at hand, and assuming that you, the affiliate are working from home, a day in your life could go something like this…
Upon waking up and after having breakfast, you turn the computer on to check out new developments in the network. As far as you are concerned there might be new things to update and statistics to keep track on.
Your site designs have to be revised. You know that a well-designed site will increase sign ups from visitors. It can also help in your conversion rates.
That done, it is time to submit your affiliate programs to directories that lists affiliate programs. These directories are means to attract people in joining your affiliate program. A sure way of promoting your business.
Time to track down the sales you are getting from your affiliates fairly and accurately. There are phone orders and mails to track down. See if they are new clients checking your products out. Noting down their contact information which will be a viable source of future sales.
There are lots of resources to sort out. Ads, banners, button ads and sample recommendations to give out because you know that this is one way of ensuring more sales. Best to stay visible and accessible too.
You remember that there are questions to answer from visitors. This has to be done quickly. Nothing can turn off a customer more than an unanswered email.
To prove that you are working effectively and efficiently, inquiries have to be given your full attention. Nobody wants to be ignored and customers are not always the most patient of all people. Your answers should appear professional, knowledgeable, yet friendly too.
In the process of doing all the necessities, you are logged on to a chat room where you interact with other affiliates running the same or similar programs. This is where you can discuss things on how to best promote your products.
There are things to be learned and it is a continuous process. Sharing tips and advice is a good way of showing support. There may be others out there wanting to join and may be enticed by the discussion that is going on. There is no harm in assuming what opportunities lie ahead.
The newsletters and ezines were updated days ago, so it is time for you to see if there are new things happening in the market. This will be written about in your publication to be distributed to both your old and new customers.
These same publications are also an important tool in keeping up to date with the newly introduced products. You have put up a sale and promotion that customers may want to know about. Besides, you have to keep up with the deadline of your advertised sales published in various ezines and forums.
It is that time to show some appreciation to those who have helped you in promoting your products and helped increase sales. Nothing like mentioning the people, their sites and the processes they have used that made everything work.
Of course, this will be published in your newsletter. This is among the more important information that has been written already.
You still have time to write out recommendations to those who want credible sources for the products being promoted. There is also time to post some comments on how to be a successful affiliate marketer on a site where there are lots of wannabees.
Two objectives done at the same time. You get to promote the product as well as the programs you are in. Who knows, someone may be inclined to join you.
Time flies. You missed lunch but are quite content with the tasks done. Bed time….
Ok, so this may not be all done in a day. But then, this gives you an idea of how you, the affiliate marketer, a dedicated one that at that, spends your marketing day.
Is that success looming in the distance or what?