Get your affiliates talking!

The more people know and talk about your business, your products and your services, the better it is for you. Affiliates are great ambassadors for your business, and the best thing is they don’t do it because they have to or because they are paid to, but because they want to.

The more people know and talk about your business, your products and your services, the better it is for you. Affiliates are great ambassadors for your business, and the best thing is they don't do it because they have to or because they are paid to, but because they want to.

There are 3 ways to help get your affiliates talking about you:

Give them something to talk about!

Spreading the word and getting the message out is one of the fundamental elements of affiliate marketing. Whether you have a new product or a simplified checkout process, or a revamped website that is going to wow your customers, make sure you spread the word and let all your affiliates know about it. The communication might be in the form of video, email, newsletter or press release.

Sharing information

Once you've given your affiliates something to talk about, you want to make sure that you make it easy to share. By giving your affiliates the tools they need to share, your buzz can go viral on facebook, twitter, Digg and all the other social platforms. Not only does this give you the opportunity to reach millions, but your marketing message will stick around for longer.

Treat your affiliates like customers

It helps greatly if your affiliates love your programme and your product as much as your customers. So be sure to pay your affiliates on time and resolve any queries quickly. Because if positive buzz has the potential to spread quickly, negative press can travel even faster! And you wouldn't want to damage all your hard work.