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Is it worth spending your time on Affiliate Management or is it a waste of time?

Todays Date: October 17, 2018

Affiliate programs are a very effective arrangement wherein a merchant gets a huge sales force and pay them only when they make a sale. And since every online merchant wants to utilize this method for their benefit there are 1000’s of affiliate programs on the internet therefore it becomes very important to keep your affiliates motivated so that they keep on producing sales for you and do not switch on to some other affiliate program. Here comes the need of effective affiliate management.

Affiliate Management is all about keeping the affiliates motivated & informed about the company’s policy. Though affiliates produce sales on their own and does not need merchant’s help on a regular basis but some of the times affiliates needs their help such as if they want to install tracking code or if they want to understand the merchant’s niche etc. In these situations if they get proper help from the merchant they feel motivated and they keep on putting efforts. Where as if they do not get any reply from the merchant then they are off to find some other affiliate program.

Getting an affiliate is very difficult where as losing them requires no time. When an affiliate leaves an affiliate program then it is merchant’s loss and not the affiliate’s. Therefore to make their affiliate program a success it is extremely important that merchant must try to fulfil all reasonable demands of the affiliates.

Some of the basic things that an affiliate wants from a merchant are reliable tracking of their clicks and sales, Timely payment of their commission, Promotional material, Some training on their niche, Keeping their affiliate program free from parasite sites etc. but unfortunately many merchants cannot fulfil these small requirements and it is all because of the lack of time. Therefore it is very important that while starting an affiliate program a merchant should also assign few hours of his time on daily or weekly basis for affiliate management.

Overlooking affiliate management is a serious mistake that many affiliate program owners are making and they could never realize the full potential of affiliate program. Compared to other channels of marketing affiliate programs are the least risky and the most effective and requires minimum efforts to get established. Therefore if you want to realize the full potential of an affiliate program you should employ effective affiliate management practices.

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