Engagement and interactions with your affiliates are two actions that are always going to be key. It is not enough to simply drive sign-ups to your program, you ultimately want to be able to keep your affiliates with you for a long time.
Your program might not be the only one that your affiliates are engaging with. There are so many affiliate platforms out there nowadays, and it is not uncommon to see an affiliate juggling multiples to be able to get the results that they want personally.
Therefore, you need to focus on your engagement with them to help make your program stand out from others. If you can show that you are attentive and willing to put the hard work in to deliver results, your affiliates could begin to prioritise your program over a competitor’s.
A transfer of knowledge
Everything you pass on to your affiliates will present an opportunity for you to educate them in some way. Many of the techniques that you will be using to properly engage them will also be applicable to them in recruiting people to their links and services.
Therefore, it is crucial that you consider engagement as a way of not just to drive interest in your brand but also as a way to pass on some of the expertise that you have gained over the years. Ultimately, you want both your program and the affiliates within it to be a success. Engagement is a key way to do so.
Communication and check-ins
You need to ensure that your affiliates are firstly setting reasonable goals and secondly actually able to meet such targets. The affiliate world has many variables, and it can be difficult to stay on track if they do not have the knowledge to be able to do so.
Far too many affiliate programs make the mistake of onboarding a new affiliate and then cutting them adrift with nothing more than a few seminars and tips and without building an effective relationship. You need to make sure that your affiliates are actively engaged with the program that you have created. A quick check-in every now and then, even by text, is going to be crucial in helping them find their feet and begin to make sensible choices as affiliates.
By showcasing your engagement with the affiliates of your brand, you are putting your program in a fantastic position for promotion and attracting new interest at the same time. This all fits together, and improving one area of your program could have knock-on effects that elevate another part.
Having a reputation for a program that cares for its affiliates along every step is going to be crucial. No matter whether it is someone who has been with you for years or the latest person to sign up, active promotion and engagement with them and your wider community will do amazing things for your program.
Assess how you engage with your affiliates and begin to make changes now!