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What is a commission rate?

By Ryan Mac Geoghegan, OfferForge Network Manager

So… you are looking at getting into affiliate marketing and you come across the term ‘commission rate’ and you wonder what it refers to? (more…)

Does OfferForge charge affiliates to join their network?

By Ryan Mac Geoghegan, OfferForge Network Manager

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.

  • Website hosting – R20 to R100 a month
  • Domain name – R150 a year

Once you’ve setup your website and you are ready to starting earning, you will need to register at the following URL https://offerforge.com/publishers/

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!

Affiliate Marketing Survey: Tell us more about yourself!

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Affiliate Marketing Survey

Please tell me a little more about yourself in our Affiliate Marketing Survey!

I think it is time we got to know each other a little better. I am Natashia, the Affiliate Community Manager here at OfferForge. My goal is to find out what makes you tick, what you are all about and just basically how you work online.

If I can gain a better understanding of how you work, I would be able to get you going on the offers that will work best for you.

By answering the questions in this quick survey you will also help me to get more advertisers on board that fit in with your business.

I would greatly appreciate it if you could run through the questions in the survey below.

Take our survey

You are also more than welcome to contact me at natashia@offerforge.com if you have any questions.

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

 

Happy earning!
Natashia & the Forge Team
yours in affiliate marketing brilliance!


OFFERFORGE.COM, South Africa’s #1 Affiliate Network

 
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