In this post we’re going to let you in on 6 smart ways to find affiliates which basically can be used for any kind of business.
This example we’re using NAMoffers (AEA Exclusive Affiliate Network) 10% profit Referral Program as the place to refer our affiliates too.
If you read the post we did a while back, you know by now that referring 10 affiliates to NAMoffers (all using our Business-In-a-Box concept) you can make an quick $1,850. If you didn’t read it and wanna learn more check the link here – How you can make $1,850 with NAMoffers.
Alright, let’s get down to it then! Below we listed 6 smart ways we use to recruit our super affiliates to NAMoffers…
Again these methods can be used to almost any kind of business out there. Obviously there are many other ways you can find affiliates, but these are 6 quick ways for you to get started right away. All are very effective and tested numerous times.
Be smart and use them!
Use the methods you find most useful.
- Method 1: Search for blogs within your niche
- Method 2: Use Google Alert to find hot leads
- Method 3: Use Facebook and other Social Media Platforms
- Method 4: Find existing affiliates
- Method 5: Find affiliates in your local area
- Method 6: Find affiliates in network marketing companies
Method 1: Search for blogs
This is probably one of the fastest ways to find potential leads.
You basically go to your preferred search engine,
and do a search.
The way to do this is simple.
You pick your main keyword which represents the niche you’re in.
Let’s say you are in the ‘Make Money Online’ niche.
What you want to do now is type “your main keyword + blog” into the searchbar.
For example “Make Money Online Blogs”.
The results you’ll find are all the blogs that are within your niche. ALL THESE ARE HOT LEADS and most would be able to join or have an interest in joining NAMoffers.
Most of the people you’ll find on the 1st and 2nd page know what affiliate marketing is all about.
They most likely are already making money online as they have a placement in the top of the search engines.
What you want to do is to provide them with enough info on why they should join NAMoffers and how they can make money with us without they have to do anything differently than they do today.
That’s the trick. They are already doing what you present them with.. You’re just there to give them an add-on and a new revenue stream they can utilized from day one.
Who wouldn’t want to make additional cash?
Give them valuable information.
For example show them how they can get started…
The idea is to find sites that have an exact match to what you do… When you find that you reach out.
It’s as simple as that.
When you found a site, use www.alexa.com to see the demographics of the site and also see what their global rankings are, which also are a great indicator of how much traffic they generate.
If you can find sites that has a ranking under 100.000 – 150.000.. That should be your max as you’ll know they are spending time on their site to get a better ranking.
It’s not always easy to get a site down under 100.000 – you can do it but will require some work and time… So use that as an indicator that they are ambitious and willing to work.
Tell them you found their website when searching for “xxx.” You love what you’re seeing and wonder if they are a part of any Affiliate Networks today, if and when they say yes, you will keep an open dialog with them.
The reasons for that are,
1) building your network and
2) presenting them with NAMoffers when the dialog is right for it.
It’s important you make it clear that you are there to help them make more money on their already profitable business.
Method 2: Use Google Alert to find hot leads
Google Alert is a tool that is often overlooked by many, especially because the vast majority of people aren’t using it right and it can end up wasting your time.
So with that in mind, be smart when using it.
Below is a quick way to use Google Alerts to your advantage.
Google can inform you about anything you want. Simply insert the keywords or sentences you want to be informed about when someone else posts within Google’s network.
Let’s say you are looking for information within the ‘Make Money Online’ niche.
First, you will sign up to Google Alert using the link below. If you already have a Google Account you are able to use it right away.
Setup Google Alerts here http://www.google.com/alerts.
Next, type in the keyword or sentence you are looking for.
What Google will do is to inform you EVERYTIME someone out there is posting ANYTHING related to that topic.
That means you will get HOT leads sent directly to your Inbox.
Not all of them are worth reaching out to, but go over each lead Google will send your way. If you do this properly you can get 10 – 20 very targeted leads per day.
Start with 1-3 keywords or sentences and see how it goes.
To learn how to use Google Alert in best manner, go here https://support.google.com/alerts/?hl=en to read all the ways you can set it up.
Use this method as this can bring you MASSIVE amount of new affiliates.
Method 3: Use Facebook and other Social Media Platforms
To get started with Facebook look into our FBFastTrack method which you can find more information about here.
This will show you the exact ways on how to communicate with people on Facebook.
Another platform is Google+ where you can do a search for your main keyword. Again, let’s use the ‘Make Money Online’ example.
Login into your G+ account first and do a search as below example.
Next, click on ‘View all’ as you can see below and start adding people to your circle. Pick those that match your niche.
If they add you back, you can now have a dialog with them over Google Hangout (also called Google talk in the past).
Once in communication with them, keep an open dialog as you did in method 1.
You want to “qualify” these people, finding a match between them and NAMoffers.
Method 4: Find existing affiliates
This goes hand-in-hand with the first method, now your target is just to find affiliates, people that already do Affiliate Marketing.
Here’s what to do: Again, use your preferred search engine and search for terms like ‘What is affiliate marketing’, ‘how to get started with affiliate marketing’, and so on.
When you come across people using “How to” topics, it’s an indication that this person already understands the affiliate world.
Another method for finding affiliates is to go join communities where affiliates hang out.
That could be Facebook groups, Forums, Meet Ups and so forth.
Below are a few forums just to get you started:
Method 5: Find affiliates in your local area
This is something not many do today, yet it can be VERY effective to get people started online and it’s a perfect way to be more involved in your local area. You may even start getting a good reputation of being the person that helps others make money online. (When that happens, you may get business owners referring you to other business owners in no time!)
Search on Google in your local yellow pages to see if there are any businesses that catch your eye.
If so, look at their website if they have one; see what kind of business they have.
Most, if not ALL businesses today should have a newsletter set up and a way to capture leads from their visitors, but in reality only 1-5% actually do.
So what you can do is reach out, acting as the expert you are and start asking questions.
What do they do, maybe go by and say hello. Just say you live close by and found their business online.
As you are an online marketer, you were obligated to tell them about a few opportunities they were missing out of.
Introduce the starter business package (we talked about in the other post) and tell them you are a part of NAMoffers, a free service that helps people get started online.
Again, keep the dialog open to build your network, and become the person that helps them get started.
EVERYONE, once they understand how to collect emails and what it can do, will sign up with an account.
They might already have their domain and hosting, but hey you just made $95 for a short dialog with them when referring them to the Email Provider, Get Response.
Not bad for 30mins work.
This can be used in many variations. You could even go to any local event in your area and talk to people there.
Visit www.meetup.com and see if you can find events that match your search… or you could even go to Craigslist and search there too.
Be creative as this method can lead to many new affiliates for you and expand your network like nothing else.
Method 6: Find affiliates in network marketing companies
Network marketing is VERY similar to affiliate marketing. In fact, it is the same method when you break it down.
As a Network Marketer, you get paid for the team you build. So a key sales point for these network marketers is to introduce them to the idea of building a Team Site (Domain and Hosting), and Email List (using an Email Provider) to help them conserve time and communicate with and build their team more effectively. This also allows them more duplication within their team, which is a key point in any network marketing business.
Many advanced Network Marketers today are building their own capture pages to collect emails and, from there, have them sign up to their team.
However, it’s only a small percentage that utilizes affiliate marketing to their advantage.
It will become more normal to see both industries merge together, so make sure you get in now as the one that brought automation to the market.
We call this the new economy, where Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing and Product Creation merge together.
All of the people we have talked to within the field want to use this method as it automates a lot of things for them, so the potential to get network marketers in is HUGE.
First, think about what network marketing companies are out there (there are thousands!).
Be creative and start searching on Google, Facebook, Google+ and so forth.
Create an open dialog, as in the other steps, and if you need more practice with communication, look into FBFastTrack as it focuses on how to keep an open dialog and bring people over to your side.
All right, those were our 6 methods.
Use the ones you find most beneficial.