Becoming an Affiliate
What does an affiliate do?
An affiliate promotes products or services on behalf of a company or merchant and earns a commission for each sale or lead they generate.
Affiliates (you) typically have unique referral links or tracking codes provided by the merchant (us). You would then share these links with your audience through various channels (such as websites, blogs, social media, email marketing, or other online platforms). When someone clicks on your affiliate link and makes a purchase, you will earn a commission based on the predetermined terms and conditions of the affiliate program (ours is 20%!).
In essence, affiliates act as intermediaries between the merchant and potential customers, using their influence, marketing skills, and online presence to drive traffic and generate conversions for the merchant's products or services.
Does it cost money to sign up?
Nope! Neither Shopify Collabs nor Refersion Affiliate Marketing require any purchases or payments when getting started, or ever!
Affiliate programs are designed to incentivize individuals or marketers to promote the products or services of the merchant without any upfront cost. Instead of paying to become an affiliate, you earn a commission for each successful sale or action generated through your referral. The commission is a percentage of the sale value, usually 20%.
What if my social media following is small?
If your social media following is small, it does not necessarily disqualify you from becoming an affiliate. While having a large following can be advantageous in terms of reach and potential referrals, there are still opportunities for affiliates with smaller audiences. Focus on the quality and relevance of your audience rather than just the size. If you have a specific niche or target audience that aligns well with our products, you should still apply and shoot your shot. Your followers may be more engaged, loyal, and likely to convert into customers. Focus on creating high-quality content that resonates with your audience. Develop engaging posts, videos, or other forms of content that highlight the benefits, features, and value of the products or services you are promoting. Showcase your creativity and unique perspective to stand out, even with a smaller following.
Remember, while a smaller social media following may present some challenges, it doesn't limit your potential as an affiliate. Over time, as you continue to grow and engage your audience, your influence and reach will also expand.
Do you work with Influencers as well?
While both Shopify Collabs and Refersion Affiliate Marketing are link and commission-based programs, we are working on putting together an Influencer Package with free product to try out and share with your followers. We will also be offering payment for influencers based on follower count and engagement levels. To be considered, you must exceed a certain number of followers or cater to a relevant target audience. This is different from affiliate marketing.
For more information or to talk about becoming an influencer for us, please email Kirsten at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply to become an affiliate or collaborator?
We are so excited that you want to promote our products!
To apply, just follow the link below. You will need to include your name, email, and links to your social media page(s) and/or website for us to review. We can't wait to work with you!
To become a collaborator through Shopify, apply here: Shopify Collabs Signup
Affiliate Facebook Page
Join our affiliate facebook group for tips & resources!