OfferForge does not charge affiliates to join the network of 1 000’s of affiliates, it’s absolutely FREE. OfferForge also does not charge affiliates any kind of fee to run any of the available campaigns.
Just because it is free to join OfferForge, it does not mean that there are no costs involved in setting up and taking your first step in becoming a top earning affiliate. Affiliate marketing takes time (opportunity cost), patience and money to build a successful website. The good news is the barrier to entry in becoming an affiliate marketer is pretty low, but it does take time and effort and the capital needed to start out on your road of affiliate marketing is a lot cheaper to get setup in comparison to starting many other types of businesses.
Below is an example of the costs you may incur to begin affiliate marketing. I have assumed that you already have access to a computer and internet connection.
Keep in mind, you will need to be the owner of the website and the domain name needs to be a high level domain.
An example would be
www.domain.com / www.domain.co.za / www.domain.info NOT
www.wix.com/freewebsite OR www.blogger.com/freewebsite
Once you have registered with OfferForge and been accepted you will have to devise a plan to get traffic.
The most common types of online traffic comes from websites, niche blogs and social media channels but affiliate are not limited to only these 3 channels.
The more advanced affiliate also leverage email and SMS marketing, where affiliates use their websites and blogs to build a database so that they can engage their audience with personalised messaging via email and/or SMS and not just through banner ads.
There are many ways to get traffic to your website, some are free (but take time), while others will vary quite drastically in cost. We will dedicate another blog on ‘getting traffic’ as this is a very broad topic to cover.
To end off, don’t get caught in the common misconception that affiliate marketing is easy and now that you have a website things will just happen overnight. Just like any other business you need to put in a lot of hard work, time, energy and rely on a little bit of luck!
We are pleased to announce a brand new offer on OfferForge!
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Have you ever browsed on one of our merchant’s sites, found a section on the site that you wished you could link to, but you couldn’t find a particular link that got you there? View the video below to find out how you can create manual links to any merchant’s page by using the &ckmrdr= variable.
ADVANCED: This section applies to affiliates that SMS or host approved forms on their own sites.
Most affiliates host ads that link to OfferForge advertisers landing pages, where the consumer completes the form. Affiliates who engage in SMS marketing, database marketing or host their own approved lead generation forms are able to post leads directly to OfferForge. This is particularly useful as it removes the requirement to manually capture or batch upload leads and ensures that fresh, hot leads are instantly transmitted to advertisers. OfferForge maintains the lead management infrastructure to capture leads, match them to buyers and sell the leads at the best price for affiliates.
This document explains the process for getting approved, set up and running using our Lead Post APIs’.
It is important to note, you need to be approved for each offer that is set up prior to sending API’s.
Promoting relevant and interesting posts to your pages, followers and communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can generate significant affiliate revenue, especially if these posts go viral.
Once you’ve mastered social media and set up a regular posting schedule you’ll be well on your way to building a regular income stream from fans, followers and friends.
Log on to your Facebook account and visit your home page. Once you are logged in and on your home page, move down to the window block where you can create a post. Write a short description with a Call to Action.
Now that you’ve joined OfferForge and are ready to start earning, you need to place ads. To get you started we’ve compiled a handy step-by-step guide to help you along the way.
The first step is identifying advertisers and placing their ads on your site. Selecting the right ads for your website is critical, as you want to ensure the advertisers you partner with are relevant to your visitors and match your content. Luckily OfferForge has advertisers in virtually every industry, so you’re sure to find a good match.
Once you’ve identified the advertisers you’d like to add to your site, you’re ready to place ads.
Plus VPS is the latest addition to the OfferForge Affiliate Network. This affiliate program is targeted at the South African consumer and b2b market.
Plus VPS is a premier communications and VOIP provider.
In today’s fast paced, highly technical and connected landscape, Plus VPS offers an essential service; connecting the average South African consumer to the internet through ADSL, as well as connecting small to large business in the South African market with VOIP, domain hosting and web design.
The best part, it can all be bought online!!
See some of these awesome services available below:
• Web Design
PlusVPS will pay affiliates 17.5% for each referred sale and all sales are exclusively tracked through OfferForge, South Africa’s #1 Affiliate Network.
INTRODUCING THE MARKET LEADER IN SOUTH AFRICAN LIFESTYLE PROTECTION
We at MadeSure understand the vital role your Domestic Worker plays in your family’s life, but you no doubt feel you could be doing more for her – after all, at the end of a long day’s work taking care of your family and home, she still has her own to take care of.
Like most of SA’s lower-earning workforce, your Domestic Staff are probably heavily invested in funeral plans and savings schemes, and may even have had to approach you for the odd loan to help them through tough times. The MadeSure Lifestyle Protector and Lifestyle Protector Plus have been designed to meet the real-world needs of low-income earners.