When I began my Affiliate Marketing Journey, initially I started doing what most people did and read a lot of articles, forum threads and anything I could get my hands on. I was like an information devouring monster and just couldn’t stop! In much of what I read, the successful affiliates would mention how they would talk regularly to their ‘Affiliate Managers’ and ‘ Traffic Source Reps’ to get valuable information to assist their campaigns. When reading this I had no Idea what they’d ask these reps but in time I’ve found this out. I’m going to list here what I ask contacts for the companies I work with and what you should be asking too. If you have any other questions you ask them which I haven’t mentioned, you’re welcome to post below!
Affiliate Managers are basically people dedicated to help you bring in more conversions for the Affiliate Network they represent. It’s in their best interest to provide you with enough valuable information so you can in time be a better affiliate. This is great for you as they’re always willing to take the time to offer you advice. This is what I normally ask them.
- What products/services in ‘niche x’, (eg, insurance, health, etc), is converting the best?
- How many leads or how much money are your top affiliates generating?
- What traffic sources work best? PPC, FaceBook?