Best Practice Guide for Selz Affiliates

Welcome to the family of Selz Affiliates! Whether this is your first experience with affiliate marketing or you’re a seasoned pro, we’d like to give you a brief overview of how to get the most out of your unique affiliate link.

Everyone has a different approach to making affiliate sales. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try new things. As you figure out what works best for you, we’ve outlined a few techniques that have been successful for our affiliates.

If you want to learn even more about how to be a more successful affiliate marketer, there are many resources available online. Your unique affiliate code and conversion tracking can be found in the affiliate dashboard. If you haven't used the affiliate dashboard before, you can find instructions here. You can also find amazing graphics to promote Selz there. We have banners and social posts for some of our most popular niches including clothing, ebooks, electronics, and health.

For now, let’s cover a few basics: blog posts, website promotion, social marketing, and email marketing.


Blog Posts

If your blog has a consistently strong readership, it may be the perfect place to earn affiliate commissions. Copy with a unique and personal user story always converts, and your followers will want to know why you chose Selz. Make sure to use your unique link when promoting Selz, and every click from your blog will be attributed to you! There are a few different ways that you can do this:

  • Write a post about your favorite online tools
    If you bring a high level of professionalism to your business or blog, many readers will look to you for guidance. Offer them insight into your cache of online tools and how you use them. For example, in one post you may spotlight your preferred graphic design tool, your favorite stock photography resources, and of course, your Ecommerce platform of choice- Selz!

    Explain a little bit about what each platform offers and how you use these tools to achieve the best results. Provide links to each platform, and be sure to use your Selz affiliate link when linking to Selz.
  • Write a post specifically about your business and Selz
    Whether you’re launching a new product or celebrating record-high sales, there are many landmarks in the course of your growing business that serve as an opportunity to highlight our Ecommerce platform. It can be as brief as one sentence containing your affiliate link, or as involved as an entire post explaining why Selz is the best fit for your business.

Check out Weaving Affiliate Marketing Into Your Content Strategy: How to Make Your Blog Do More on FounderU. This post explains how to start incorporating your affiliate link into content, and offers an example of how to create a post that both directs traffic to your affiliate link, and also promotes one of your own products.


Website

If you have an independent site, you can easily create and insert a website banner into your layout. Posting your affiliate website banner is like investing in your own ad space, with the profits going directly to you. Use your unique affiliate link so that visitors can access Selz when they click on the banner, and your account will be credited for any sales.

Every time someone clicks that link and signs up for a plan on Selz, you'll get a commission. The embed code can be found in your affiliate  dashboard, just copy and paste the code to have an awesome banner right on your website. 

Alternatively, you can create your own personalized, branded banner and simply use your affiliate link as the destination link.


Social media

Social media can be a great place to connect with your audience. Generally speaking, you’re more likely to cast a wider net in social media than with a blog post or website banner. That’s because social media can be seen by everyone, not just the niche, target audience that’s visiting your blog or website. Though it may not be your best channel for sales, social can be a very powerful tool precisely because of its ability to reach beyond the boundaries of your other content. Generally speaking:

  • Keep it short and sweet
  • Rather than a hard sell, focus on relevant features to get your point across
  • Use high-performing hashtags on relevant platforms to increase your reach
  • Don’t give commenters the cold shoulder. Engage and interact with them.

Here are a few examples of how you can use your affiliate link on different social networks.

Facebook

I use Selz to run my growing online business. Their approach to ecommerce is streamlined and effective, so I can create a beautiful user experience and sell flexibly across a variety of channels. If you're looking for an ecommerce solution that really works, sign up here: [your link]

Twitter

Use @selz for streamlined, powerful ecommerce features. I use it to run my #growingbusiness. Sign up here: [your link]

Instagram

I use @selz to run my online store, manage my customers and make money. I highly recommend using Selz to other entrepreneurs who are looking to grow their businesses! To check out their features and sign up for a free trial, check out the link in my profile.

Please note: When using Instagram, you will need to put your unique Selz link in your profile, since Instagram does not allow direct links right now. Make sure the link is in your profile if you’re running a promotion so that you’re getting the sales attributed to you.

LinkedIn

I use Selz to run my online store, manage my customers and make money. I highly recommend using Selz for your own business! Sign up here: [your link]

Pinterest

I use Selz to run my online store, manage my customers and make money. I highly recommend using Selz for your own business! Sign up here: [your link]

Email

Email is another great way to introduce your followers to Selz and to personally recommend Selz. We recommend writing about your experience using Selz and explaining why it will also work for your own followers. At the end of the email, send them directly to Selz sign up using your unique affiliate link.


Assets

Once you’ve determined which method of promotion you’d like to use, you can find all of our banners and social posts as well as your unique affiliate link in your affiliate dashboard.

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