Before you head out to your next conference, it would be a swell idea to sit down and map out a plan for making the most of the connections and people you will be meeting to help gain as many new opportunities for your business as possible.
Merchants are always looking for new quality Affiliate to help grow their program, so when you come across a great prospective partner, it is always nice to have something in your back pocket that is unique and makes a compelling argument for that individual to join with you.
So let’s get right down to it and discuss some promotional ideas you can use at the next conference you attend.
1. Gift Cards
Remember, increased commissions can be automatically managed using personalized commission rules. If you would like to set up special commission tiers like those listed above, you would first utilize the auto tag system to create a special recruitment link for new Affiliates you meet at the conference. This link will automatically tag Affiliates that click through that link provided. Second, commission rules can be made to provide an increased commission for Affiliates identified with a specific tag. Some examples could be:
– 5% increased commission for first 30 days.
– $2 Bonus on every sale through the end of the year
– Double commission for the sale of seasonally relevant or best sellers.
Some other ideas for a competition could include a QR code to direct Affiliates to a prize page, candy wrappers (que Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), scratch off cards, games (high score winners), stuffed animals with prizes tucked inside.
4. Exclusive Creatives
– Coupon codes
– Personalized banners
– Text links (text links could also be used as long form content)
– Gift guide widget
Some additional ideas for creative that would be independently created (outside your ShareASale account) could include:
– Custom landing pages
– Product storefronts
– Keyword lists
5. Create Buzz
Whatever promotion you decide to do at your next conference, be sure to always collect data from the Affiliate so you can not only keep track of who you talked to or who won what prize, but also so you can follow up accordingly.
Do not be afraid to show your creativity and personality in your promotion and above all, have fun!