Affiliate marketing is one of the most in-demand jobs of the century.
Okay, so maybe that is a little bit exaggerating but still, it is a good job, and if you get the hang of it, you will be out there making so much money.
Did you know that the going price to learn affiliate marketing in Nigeria is about N50,000?
Like, even if you don’t practice affiliate marketing in real life, you still stand to make a lot of money by teaching others.
I mean, look at university lecturers. No shade, though.
Affiliate marketing is a form of marketing that sells or advertises a company’s product for a fee or commission.
It is an online business.
There are a lot of people who have amassed so much money through affiliate marketing.
If you’re looking to be one of them, look no more.
This is the right place to be.
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers
Affiliate marketing is one of the most significant ways for bloggers to make money.
Many bloggers make their money like this.
Some of them are Afam Uche, Neil Patel, Ryan Robinson, Pat Flynn, Linda Ikeji, etc.
If you’re looking to monetize your blog, this is where to start.
It is a perfect way to make more money off your blog, even if you don’t sell any products or services.
If a reader clicks on the link (if set to Pay Per Click).
If the said reader buys that product through your site, you are then given a full commission.
Like in dropshipping, affiliate marketing is very cheap to start, and you don’t bear the brunt of spoilt goods, shipping, etc., because you don’t have the inventory.
Benefits of Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria
1. More Money:
Who doesn’t want more money?
Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online in Nigeria.
You don’t need to have a product to sell, neither do you need a lot of money to start.
Once you pay some money for your online shop or your website’s domain, you’re good to go.
Your only cost would be your content.
Have you heard the statement “Content is currency”?
It plays mightily in affiliate marketing, where your only cost after buying your shop or domain is your content.
2. Easy to Start:
It isn’t easy to start a physical business.
It can take up to a year plus just to get the startup funds and investors.
Affiliate marketing, on the other hand, doesn’t require much energy from you.
Once you register with your domain and meet all the requirements, you’re good to go.
If you don’t know how to get a domain, check our blogging post!
And here’s the good part: you start making money immediately if you’re able to draw your readers to that site.
3. It is Scalable:
With affiliate marketing, you can venture into dropshipping, white labelling and wholesale.
So basically, you can rebrand the product you’re selling even though it isn’t your product.
When you do this, you can still enlist the help of other affiliate marketers to sell your rebranded product.
Scaling or rebranding is another way to make money through affiliate marketing.
Now that you know this, the next step is to know the best affiliate programs you can join in Nigeria.
What are the Best Affiliate Marketing Programs in Nigeria?
1. Jumia Affiliate Program:
This is the most common affiliate program in Nigeria.
It is one of the most visited sites in Nigeria and has over 100,000 products you can sell.
All you need to do is sign up to become a Jumia affiliate on their affiliate site.
Once you sign up, you can log in to your dashboard and choose the products you want to sell.
It is advisable to choose materials that go with the general theme of your blog if you run a blog.
You can also get the links, banners, etc., of said products and embed them on your website.
2. Konga Affiliate Program:
Second to Jumia is Konga.
Konga pays about a 9% commission for every product you sell.
Just like Jumia, they pay on the 30th of every month, provided you have at least N10,000 in your balance.
Konga works with IP address systems to track sales and traffic.
You are not expected to be the one buying the products on your website.
Konga uses Konga Affiliate Pro, and all you have to do is sign up with them.
Their rules are not rigid, and you can quickly start.
Follow the same rules as in Jumia to get started.
Every Nigerian knows about Bet9ja.
It is the biggest sports betting platform in the country.
They pay very well.
They pay about 20% commission despite whether your referral wins or lose.
And that’s not just it. They also offer about 50% revenue share in the first month of joining.
All you need to do is go on to their site, follow the guidelines and directions, get the data, logos, links, banners, etc. and embed them to your website.
PayPorte is an online retail store.
You can get anything you need, from fashion items to household furniture and appliances on PayPorte.
You get a 5-10% commission on every sale you make.
They also have an excellent tracking system.
Like all others listed above, you need to sign up with their affiliate program and get the logo, banners, images, etc., you will need to place on your website.
TravelStart is a travelling agency.
From booking flights to getting hotels and car rentals, they are there for you.
Its users have a wide variety of tourism and adventure opportunities.
They work across Africa and have a large number of users.
You get a commission when users click on their links through your site and make a booking.
Just head on to their site and sign up.
And here’s the good part – they don’t leave you hanging.
Instead, they give you materials that will help you gain customers.
If you run a lifestyle blog or a travelling blog, this is an excellent affiliate program for you because it’s related to your niche.
Just like TravelStart, Wakanow is a travel agency.
However, this has a more significant presence because it is in Africa and the USA and UK.
All you need to do is sign up with their affiliate program, get the logo, banners, and every other material you will need and put it on your website.
This is currently one of the affiliate marketing platforms that is killing it in Nigeria.
Expertnaire is a platform where experts go to sell their digital products.
As an affiliate, your job is to recommend the digital products on the platform to friends, family and everyone you meet.
When a person makes a purchase using your referral link, you instantly get paid.
The exciting thing about Expertnaire is that you receive your accumulated commissions every Friday.
That means you get paid every weekend or up to 4 times a month.
There are a lot of other programs you can check out including Amazon, VConnect, Web4Africa, etc.
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So now you know how affiliate marketing works, and you know the programs you can join. So what is next?
Making money is next.
The most significant part of affiliate marketing is getting customers to buy through your link.
Getting customers to buy is how you make money through affiliate marketing.
1. Choose your Niche:
It is wise to have a niche and sell products related to that niche.
If you run a cooking or baking blog, don’t you think getting your audience to buy cooking pans or ovens is more accessible than getting them to purchase hair products?
Your niche should guide you on the kind of products to sell on your site.
2. Join Affiliate Programs:
We have already talked about this.
When you have chosen your niche and done all your research on products related to your niche, join an affiliate program that meets your niche’s needs.
3. Have a Target Audience:
Your audience determines the kind of products you sell.
Jojo Siwa cannot promote a fridge or household items on her vlog or Instagram because she caters to teenagers.
The age, gender, and geography of your audience should hint at the kind of products to promote.
4. Build Your Target Audience:
You need to build followers.
Now that you know the type of audience you want, it takes time and consistency to build them.
Create content to keep them coming and sharing.
5. Be Trustworthy:
One way to get people to buy products on your site is if they trust you.
Online business has to do with trust.
If you build yourself as an expert in that field, you will make more sales.
6. Promote and Market Your Products:
Whether you like it or not, you now have a business.
Once you’re done getting the links, banners, logos, pop-on, etc., you now have a business.
If, for example, you run a skincare blog, you can talk about different shaving products and provide links on your website to any store (like Jumia) so that your readers or followers can buy.
You can also place the links on your social media and your email newsletters too.
No online business is accessible, and all of them require work, consistency and great content.
Affiliate marketing is no less different.
Follow the steps above and start making money!
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