How To Use Twitter For Affiliate Recruitment – It Really Works!
Are you having a hard time finding affiliates for your newly setup affiliate program on ShareASale, Commision Junction, and another affiliate network? This small little guide will help save your time and help you to get active affiliates onboard.
Most of the affiliate networks don’t share affiliates information (due to privacy or many other reasons) inside their system or website. So the affiliate recruitment is one of the most challenging tasks for a new affiliate program. The most obvious way to recruit affiliates is to harvest a list of websites who may be interested in promoting your products. But where to find the best affiliates?
Here we have shared a nifty Twitter trick helped will you help you the best affiliates to join your affiliate program. And it really works!
Use Twitter To Search Affiliates
Step1- Open Twitter website and go to twitter search bar.
Step 2- Perform the search using this search term format- “Affiliate network name + Keyword/product related to your website”
In the example above, we wanted to find affiliates promoting sneakers on ShareASale program. We used this keyword “ShareASale Sneakers” to do a search on Twitter. In search results, we can see some really good affiliates who are very active in promoting products.
Step 3- Next step is to contact them. You can either contact affiliates on Twitter or you visit their website to contact them to collect their email address. But we prefer the latter; we could create a beautiful and detailed email for the invitation. If you could not find an email address on the website then use the contact form on their website.
Affiliate Marketing (Aka Performance Marketing) – Its a marketing in which a business rewards affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.
Merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’)- eCommerce businesses.
Publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’)- Promotes products for eCommerce businesses. Gets a small commission on selling products.
Affiliate network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments). Example, ShareASale & Commission Junction
* This article has been imported from our marketing blog (now discontinued).