Are you an affiliate? If you are a new user who wants to get started as an affiliate with BabiesAfrica.com, this quick guide will help you make the most of your resources in order to launch the best promotion campaign.
In order to join the affiliate network, the very first step is to apply as an affiliate with our affiliate registration form. Our team will review your application and if you are successful notify you by email with instructions on how to log in.
1. Log in to your account
When you are approved, you will receive a notification email including an affiliate log in link. Log in to your account using your email and password.
2. Getting started with your affiliate account
Your affiliate account will look like this:
Explore your account by using the Menu Tabs to the left.
2.1. Click on the Guide tab to read more detailed instructions;
2.2. In Settings, you can complete your personal details, then click Save changes to save your updates:
Importantly, in order to receive your vouchers, you need to select 'Store Credit' in your 'Payment' tab. Click on Payment tab:
2.3. In Marketing Tools, you have access to all our marketing graphics and media to help create the perfect post, message or campaign to share with and promote to your followers.
Promotional media is in the form of images and logos with links (optional) so you can download, or get embedded code (to add to your website).
2.4. You can keep track of your earnings on the Commission and Payment tab.
2.5 In your Dashboard, you can view and copy your Affiliate link (which is auto-generated by our system when you are approved) and Affiliate coupon (let us know if you require a coupon code for your followers). You can also view your overall performance in the Dashboard, including Commission amount, Clicks, Orders and Sales.
3. Get resources for promotion
There are numerous promotional resources that are provided for you to refer customers and boost your earnings:
Your most important tool: Affiliate Link
Your unique Affiliate link is shown on the Dashboard, which is the first thing you see when you log in to your affiliate account.
Whenever a customer clicks on your unique affiliate link and makes a purchase (or tracked by cookie), you will get shop vouchers to the the value of 5% of total referred sales.
Besides the auto-generated unique affiliate link, you can also generate a specific link for a specific product.
You also have an option to Generate a referral link with a source, add affiliate link with a specific source to track where your conversion is from (for example: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
You can also get a shortened link (Bitly link). Social sharing buttons are visible and super handy for you to share on your social accounts.
You can request one or multiple coupons to give to your followers (email firstname.lastname@example.org to request coupons). Copy the coupon and insert it on your promotional content. Whenever a customer buys and applies the coupon, you will get commission vouchers.
As mentioned before, you can view and download banners, logos or other images in Marketing Tools and publish them on your channels in order to create more appealing content.
4. Start your role
After understanding how the system works, you can now start working as an ambassador. Below are the most popular and reportedly effective ways to boost your affiliate campaign:
A landing page is the bridge from visitors visiting the site to making the actual conversion, so building an appealing landing page is crucial to increasing your conversion rate. Answering questions: Why visitors need a product? What are the key benefits when using a product? How does that product stand out from the rest? Why should visitors take action now? ...You are half-way there to convincing your visitors to click, buy or act in some way.
The rest lies in the customers themselves and the user experience your site offers overall. UX factors such as site speed, visual design, content order and personalisation... can play an important role in your customer purchase-making process.
In order to work on social media as an influencer, firstly, you need to update your social profiles by creating an engaging bio and possibly switching to a business account.
Posts on social media can be in the form of text, photo or a video, depending on each social platform. You'll need to formulate a content strategy and use a mix of content types, preferably the ones that your audience will most like.
For example, some influencers keep their feed focused on just their chosen fields and do not mix work posts with posts about their personal life.
Moreover, putting the promotion product elegantly on your post would both increase its effectiveness and avoid annoying your audiences with blatant advertisements.
Video marketing is becoming a popular method for influencers and affiliates to do their work. The percentage of time people spending watching videos is increasing steadily. Also, a video is the type of content that has the most engagement among all the content types. Influencer video marketing has various forms and each influencer chooses their own way of marketing a product in video form. The most trendy video content types these days are: How-to videos, music videos, vlogs, unboxing videos, comedic videos...
Affiliates choose their own ways to promote affiliate campaigns, and using blog posts is a promising one. This method is for a website that has a large number of visitors or well-known site with valuable contents.
Using blog post, you can mention the product as well as insert a link to the destination website so visitors can get more details (remember to insert a link with your own tracking code so you can observe your performance).
Running Google Ads and Facebook Ads would be the fastest and most direct way to approach potential customers. But by running ads, you spend money in exchange for conversion by customers. This method is likely more suitable for professional affiliates who already have a proper amount of capital to maintain their ads' cost before actually getting commission back.
5. Keep track and get paid
After making sales, you will be able to keep track of your performance in your affiliate account Dashboard through graphics and charts showing the total number of clicks, orders and sales.
The Commission tab will show you your earnings and commission vouchers details as well as their status (approved/denied/pending).
When a commission voucher is granted, you can view details and the list of commissions in the Payment tab.
If you have any questions, suggestions or requests regarding your affiliates account, vouchers, sales, marketing tools... you can reach us by clicking on our email at the top right of your Dashboard or email us directly at email@example.com.
Good luck & happy marketing!
The Babies Africa Team.