Leveraging trends is key to becoming a super affiliate.
When you’re promoting a product or service as an affiliate you’re always looking for key moments to help push your audience into buying.
In the web hosting industry you can leverage sales to get your audience to purchase through your link and generate a lot of revenue quickly.
With our Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales last week, we saw many of our affiliates do just that and make a lot of money.
Follow Our Blog
If you’re a frequent reader of our blog, you know we announce our sales many weeks in advance.
If you follow this closely, you’ll be prepared to announce these to your audience, and get the most out out of the promotion.
For example, we announced our Black Friday sale on November 2nd. Within the first 45 minutes of setting the sale live on Black Friday, we reached the 100-person coupon code limit!
Many affiliates had been promoting this through their own channel for several weeks, so when the sale went live they instantly capitalized!
We also have an RSS feed setup if it’s easier to follow us in your daily reader.
Heading Into 2018
January, February, and March are historically the biggest months for web hosting as companies and individuals like to start their new year fresh with web hosting.
You have a couple of weeks before the holidays to ensure your promotions are setup and ready to get going.
Just this morning, we announced that our complimentary WHMCS Plus license will be ending on December 20th. This is another great opportunity to give your audience a darn good reason to get their package purchased!
Another angle for the new year is setting up a review-based website where you compare the “top hosts of 2018.” We have hundreds of reviews you can use and you’re also free to setup your own spin (especially if you have experience working with us).
With social media nowadays people love to buy based on experience. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. it’s easy to reach out to people within your industry and make personal recommendations.
Some of our largest affiliate marketers at Name Hero drive traffic through word of mouth. Some are pairing up their current clients, while others send their friends and family members.
I’ve recorded a brief video where I talk about this in a bit more detail as well as some of my experience on Black Friday / Cyber Monday:
Scale Up In 2018
If you missed our recent sales, no worries, you still have plenty of opportunities as we head in 2018.
I’m working on completing my Affiliate Marketing 101 course over on our new training center where I’m going to give out a lot of information on how you can make the most with us.
Additionally I’m going to be teaching a lot about how to leverage social media to build your own brand and create a loyal following.
If you haven’t already, I recommend applying for our affiliate program today so you can take full advantage of this program!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.