Can An Ecommerce Affiliate Program Change Your Life? Let’s Ask Hogan!

Welcome our very special guest! Hogan Chua is more than just an AliDropship user, affiliate, and long-time supporter. He is a talented YouTube educator with a grateful audience of 70K+ followers — and we’re excited that he kindly agreed to share his professional insights and advice with our readers! As a successful member of multiple ecommerce affiliate programs, he can definitely teach us a thing or two about creating content, working with your audience – and of course, making money as an affiliate! 

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Hi, please, introduce yourself!

First of all, I’d like to thank AliDropship for the opportunity to share my story here. So here it goes!

My name is Hogan Chua, I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I went to University after high school to study accounting and finance cause that was the “path”. I only choose those subjects cause I thought it might be useful later when I start a business. But to be honest, I don’t know how much it has helped my business and what I do now. Perhaps for some other industries it is useful but for others (such as making money online) it’s probably best to get real world experience.

I guess university wasn’t that bad, with the chance to meet some new friends and have fun. Plus, it gives you something to say when people ask you what you are doing.

I love to play badminton, that definitely takes my mind off everything and also great physical exercise. Other than that, I like listening to audiobooks, watching Netflix, watching food/travel videos or just going out for a walk to get coffee!

What’s your background in joining an ecommerce affiliate program or running an online business in general?

When I first started trying to make money online, I just learnt about it from blogs and forums. I started out creating a few types of blogs reviewing different products and I made a few sales here and there.

So I decided instead of that, it’s better to transition to selling SEO services which did quite well – for a few years until 2014. So long ago!

Then, in mid-2015 I started creating tutorials on YouTube.

Why did you decide to focus on working for an ecommerce affiliate program, after all? How did it all begin?

It’s a long story, but the short story is that when I was a kid, my parents owned a restaurant. They were always working, so we didn’t have the chance to travel or do many activities. So everything about affiliate marketing appealed to me:

  • Freedom
  • Low cost and affordability of scaling your venture
  • (Semi-)passive income
  • The opportunity to travel & work at the same time
  • Independence – it’s probably something I value more these days because creating the things you want is really rewarding.

My experience with affiliate marketing began back around 2010 or 2011 – wow, 10 years ago!

Back in the day, I was making review websites for making money online products/dating products from Clickbank. Haha.

From the end of 2011 till 2014 I was selling SEO services & doing some marketing for local businesses.

Then in 2015, I wanted to create a night market stall selling desserts (inspired after being involved in one in late 2014) and for that I needed money. So I was trying to figure out how to fund that venture.

Back in 2014 or early 2015, I had a recently built website on WordPress and an amazing drag & drop WordPress theme called Themify for a local car mechanic business.

At the time, most of the tutorials and builders out there were really bad.

So I realised that there was an opportunity on YouTube for me to create a video to show people how to make a WordPress website and monetize with web hosting.

And that’s where it all started.

I guess the moral of the story is that you have to start from somewhere and eventually you will see the opportunities. Once you see that opportunity, you have to take the leap.

How did you learn about AliDropship products and its ecommerce affiliate program?

I stumbled across AliDropship when I wanted to start dropshipping just to test some products for a new ecommerce venture. So I was looking for a plugin that could add that functionality to my WordPress website.

So I looked at a few options and finally ended up purchasing AliDropship plugin.

At first, I was a bit skeptical about the plugin and whether it would work well or not.

Although I love WordPress, themes, and plugins, sometimes they don’t work well together or aren’t easy to set up and use.

Surprisingly, AliDropship was super easy to use and importing products from AliExpress was a breeze – much better than I expected.

At that time, there were so many Shopify tutorials on dropshipping using Oberlo, but none on WordPress. So since it was a great product, I knew other people would appreciate it too and that inspired me to create a video on it.

So then I signed up for the AliDropship Affiliate program and it was a breeze too.

How do you rate your experience of participating in this ecommerce affiliate program?

There are lots of things I like about AliDropship affiliate program:

  • The commissions: they are among the highest ones
  • A very simple and easy dashboard to track commissions
  • The opportunity to create deep links (i.e linking to other pages)
  • A great product means conversions are quite good
  • Julia, my affiliate manager has been a pleasure to work with, answering all concerns I had very promptly

But overall, what I love about AliDropship is their great documentation, helpful guides, resources, additional services, plugins, themes and anything that helps people to create a better dropshipping store.

This was the thing that impressed me the most because not many WordPress plugins do this. And I’m not saying this because I’m an affiliate – you can see for yourself 🙂

Do you participate in other ecommerce affiliate programs? What’s your average income?

Yes, I also promote some web hosting, several WordPress themes, SEO software, numerous digital/virtual products. Plus, I’m a member of Amazon Associates.

Generally, summing up all the affiliate programs I’m a part of (including AliDropship), it would be over 5 figures per month or so on average. Right now, it’s on the lower end and hopefully working up to mid-5 figures by end of the year.

But the great thing about it, is that my commissions are paid in USD – so a conversion to Australian Dollars (AUD) is around x1.35. One of the great things about affiliate marketing is that you could be living in Asia or a country where cost of living is cheaper and earn USD!

How exactly do you promote these products? What’s your advice for fellow affiliates?

The main strategy I use to promote the products is to create videos on YouTube. Also, I create content for my website and blog. Videos and articles both work well together. But if you are starting out, choose ONE medium and focus on that.

If you like writing and don’t want to be on camera, then create a blog.

If you don’t like writing, then make videos. You don’t even have to show your face! If you are doing tutorials, reviews, you can use something like Camtasia (PC software) and Screenflow (Mac software) for screen recordings.

Overall, do videos if you can because there’s a lot of opportunity there – simply because most people don’t want to put themselves out there.

There are tons of videos teaching a ton of affiliate marketing strategies, but definitely I would recommend either one of those two. The reason is, both primary traffic sources come via search. And every day there is a consistent amount of people searching for things.  That’s how affiliate marketing can be fairly passive!

If you compare this to promoting via social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook etc., those can work, too, but not as passive channels. They are more one-off and it’s not as natural to promote your links to your audience everyday.

If your primary focus is monetizing through some ecommerce affiliate program, then I would recommend creating how-to videos, reviews, comparisons, and top-10 selections. These types of content are great because it’s a few steps away from the purchasing.

Of course, you can create other types of content, too, that may work well for audience building/traffic – it’s really up to you. This is also one of the pros of affiliate marketing: you can be super creative.

How do you research your target audience to connect with it better?

  • First, I deal with my own problems that can be solved with the products I’m promoting
  • I read the YouTube comments/emails I receive
  • I look at questions people ask on Quora, Reddit, or niche forums

These are the three main ways, and I definitely recommend trying to solve your own problems first. It’s the easiest and best way because 80% of the time your audience is facing the same problems as you.

You can create a simple user profile on Milanote. It helps to know what you should include in your video, what to talk about and what questions you can address in your content.

An example of a user profile on Milanote, a handy tool for affiliate marketers

Being an affiliate marketer, treat your content as your product. Just as if you were to open a restaurant, your main product would be the food. So if you know your customers, you can tailor your menu to the food they love.

It’s very simple, but I think most people probably don’t think about it this way. Rather, they just think about the commissions. But it’s the content that gives you commissions! And to create great content, you need to understand the users/readers/viewers.

What are the most difficult challenges of being an affiliate marketer?

The most challenging thing about affiliate marketing is definitely staying focused. Since a lot of time is spent on the computer researching, writing, testing, there can be a lot of distractions.

And especially because I’m normally working alone, without much schedule, it’s very easy to work a bit, go out and come back.

To deal with this, I try to get to sleep a bit earlier. I also downloaded some Chrome extensions to block YouTube Home screen and Facebook. I’m still working on this, but I think once I do, it will make the biggest difference.

Due to COVID-19, we recently came out of a very long 112 day lockdown where we were limited to just travelling within 5kms. That was tough. But I know a lot of others who have had it much tougher, so can’t complain much. Luckily, now the cases are under control here and hopefully we can get a vaccine soon. Then we can all get back to “normal” in mid-2021.

In terms of income, the pandemic didn’t make too much difference. Luckily, I could keep working. The thing that it made me realise was that I was fortunate to learn these skills. And it just gave me more overall clarity of what I want to do in the future.

How much time does it take you every day to manage your ecommerce affiliate programs?

I don’t really track how much time I spend on my online business. I probably should, though, to start working more efficiently and to be more productive.

But generally, for a half of the day (around 10-12+ hours), I’m probably doing something related to it. It can be researching, testing, recording, editing, strategizing, reading, watching useful videos on different topics or doing some general accounting and paperwork, etc.

The biggest demand on time is going to be the content.

It’s kind of funny, though. One of the main reasons to get into affiliate marketing for me was the passive income and the chance not to do much work. And I think that is probably on a lot of people’s mind, so I want to touch on this.

What I’ve learned over time and getting older, travelling and doing the things I thought I wanted, it’s not about working less anymore. Rather, it’s about progression, creating something amazing/helpful and enjoying the process of it. It becomes almost like a game, a sport.

Could you please share an image of what your desk or workspace looks like?

I have two main workspaces. I try to move around a bit because working at the same place can get uninspiring at times. The first picture is my home office and the second one is my living area desk.

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I hope everything gets back to normal soon, so I can travel back to Asia: I love the weather and food there.

How has your life changed?

Honestly, I’ve never had a “real” full-time job so I don’t know what it feels like to work in an office type of environment. I only worked part-time as a waiter at my dad’s restaurant during high school and university. So, if we were to compare it with being a waiter, the biggest difference is that because of being able to make money online, you can make money 24/7/365 and work from anywhere. No commute to work. My own schedule!

Most of my family/friends have no idea what it is I do exactly. I don’t really mind, and I’d rather be low key anyways. I remember at a time, I felt pressure to find a job and that people didn’t believe me. But looking back, it’s a good pressure to have and it’s very natural when you are trying something a bit different. All the enemies you have are just in your own mind.

What’s your advice for our readers – those who have already signed up for some ecommerce affiliate program and those who are considering it?

My advice for those who are considering it is that affiliate marketing is like a sport. It will take time to get good at it and to start earning a decent amount per month. So don’t expect it to be a get-rich-quick scheme. Don’t worry about finding the perfect niche, perfect product to promote: it takes trial and error.

If you already are part of an ecommerce affiliate program and want to see better results, focus on creating the best content you can, something new, unique. Instead of trying to write 10 articles, focus on just 1. The same is true for videos: instead of 10, focus on 1. Make it to the best of your ability because to make commissions, you need to be ranking on the first page. And bad content isn’t going to rank well – hence, no traffic and no commissions.

Doing the hard things, putting in the time and effort is the shortcut to success.

If you want to learn more about Affiliate marketing, I’ve made a complete Beginners Tutorial showing you the exact blueprint of How to Create an Affiliate Marketing Website – see below!

And the best thing about it? I’m also creating a REAL niche case study example. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make an update video in 3-6 months to share the progress, so make sure to subscribe! You can also find me at: hoganchua.com .

So, what does it take to succeed in an ecommerce affiliate program? Thanks to Hogan’s generous guidance and insights, you know the answer now – and we’ll be excited to see you putting it into action as a new AliDropship affiliate, too!

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25 Best Passive Income Ideas In 2021 For You To Explore And Enjoy

Do you already have a 9-to-5 job that you don’t want to give up even though it leaves you unsatisfied with the earnings? Or don’t you have enough time to get a regular job even though you’d like to have a passive income? Fortunately, nowadays there are lots of ways to get a stable source of earnings that doesn’t require your constant control and monitoring. So check up the list of 25 best passive income ideas in 2021 we have prepared for you!

Why is it a good idea to generate passive income?

It’s not a secret that passive income ideas always help. Consequently, people from all over the world look for new passive income streams more and more frequently.

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So what’s passive income?

Passive income is a source of income that either does not imply your active involvement or requires little effort that won’t interfere with, for example, a 9-to-5 job, travelling, etc.

In fact, it’s also a good idea to consider passive income ideas in 2021 if you want to start a profitable business that goes without large-scale startup costs and complicated legal procedures.

In our experience, the dropshipping business model suits such people perfectly. It’s due to the fact it does not oblige you to invest thousands of dollars and months of your free time into a store launch and management. However, to give you more options, we have prepared an extended list of 25 best passive income ideas in 2021. Let’s check all of them so you could choose the most suitable one and make a fortune the next year!

25 best passive income ideas in 2021

Here are 25 best passive income ideas for you to experiment with various sources of extra income in 2021. Enjoy!

Go online

It’s a great idea to go online in order to get passive income in 2021. With the advent of the Internet, it became a lot easier to run a business and make money online. But which passive income options are the most promising in 2021? So let’s get this sorted out!

Think of blogging

Blogging is, actually, one of the most popular business opportunities to get passive income in 2021. In practice, there are lots of ways to benefit from your own blog.

To date, almost every respectable company has a blog. For example, look at Forbes. Above all, Forbes has a blog that lets their influencers share their wealth of experience with their subscribers. By the way, AliDropship has also joined the list of Forbes’ contributors: you are welcome to read these top-level expert entries!

Some people start a blog for personal use. As a rule, when such a personal blog gains popularity, it provides its owner with different opportunities to benefit from it. So they begin to place shoutouts, join affiliate programs, etc.

So starting a blog is a 100% passive income idea. Beyond this, it can become your own hobby and your opportunity to find your personal fulfilment. And there is nothing difficult about running a blog since even lots of children do this every day!

Launch a dropshipping business

Starting a dropshipping business is, surely, one of the best options to get passive income nowadays.

Dropshipping is a business model that allows reselling goods without keeping them in stock.

If you are an ecommerce newcomer and wish to learn more about dropshipping, we suggest you to watch a detailed video guide on how dropshipping works.

Nowadays more and more people are interested in starting a dropshipping business. See for yourself.

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So why is a dropshipping business going to be one of the passive income ideas you should definitely pay attention to in 2021? Well, it’s due to the following.

  • Dropshipping does not require large long-term investment (even $150 is enough to get a smooth start in dropshipping)
  • With dropshipping, you don’t need to take any actions offline (rent an office or a warehouse, hire people, etc.)
  • It’s not necessary to spend lots of time on your dropshipping business: due to several IT solutions, your business participation can be reduced by several clicks a day)

Beyond this, you are going to become a 100% owner of your profitable and promising business. Isn’t this great? What’s more, if you’re worried about the technical challenges of starting a dropshipping business, in 2021, you can start an online store from scratch easily! A number of IT solutions that help you start and run your ecommerce venture – AliDropship Plugin, Social Rabbit, Sellika, Premium Products, etc. – are always there at your service.

Buy a dropshipping business

If you don’t want to create an online store from scratch by yourself due to the lack of technical experience or free time, AliDropship is happy to provide you with another option – you have an opportunity to buy a ready-to-go online store!

To date, there are two options to get a ready-made online store AliDropship can offer.

  • Creating a custom dropshipping store

Our experienced team is going to create a custom dropshipping store for you with your individual preferences in mind. As a result, you get a dropshipping business that you can start promoting and benefiting from right after the store handover.

  • Purchasing a premium dropshipping store

Premium dropshipping stores from AliDropship are the exact copies of best-performing online stores that can boast $2,000,000+ annual revenue. After purchasing a premium dropshipping store, you become an owner of an online store that you need only to upload to your website. Moreover, you can also get installation and marketing packages as well.

Both options constitute a ready-to-go business that will require you to run ad campaigns only. Don’t you know how to do this for the maximum benefit? Well, we have already discussed in detail how to create product pages, how to create landing pages, how to make Facebook ad creatives, etc.

Social Media Marketing

Here is one more passive income idea in our list – it’s social media marketing or SMM. The point is that the demand for SMM specialists is rising considerably. And business owners need both staff members and outsourcing specialists.

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So if you are fond of social networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., here is a reason for you to convert your hobby into profit. You, actually, have an opportunity to surf the Internet and make money on that! Meantime, this can really help your part-time employers boost their businesses considerably.

Run a YouTube channel

This is all the same about YouTube. Lots of people are now using YouTube as a source of extra income.

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You can definitely try to make money on YouTube if you:

  • Really love spending tons of time watching videos on YouTube
  • Have ever considered starting a YouTube channel since you know more than others and see the way to share your experience in a more appropriate or creative way

In these cases, starting a YouTube channel is a must!

Eventually, your channel on YouTube will collect enough followers so you will get an opportunity to benefit from that by placing ads, joining affiliate programs, etc.

Start a podcast

Starting a podcast is also one more passive income idea in 2021.

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If you are keen on talking on different subjects and you feel comfortable about public speaking, starting a podcast is exactly what you need!

Participate in online surveys

One more passive income idea is to participate in online surveys. In fact, if you like to be interviewed, share your opinion with others, etc., – online surveys are what you can benefit from a lot.

On the Internet, there are lots of websites that offer passive income for participating in such surveys. Certainly, it’s necessary to finish lots of surveys in order to get a substantial sum. However, each survey can take you just several minutes, so why not?

Create paid posts on Instagram

It’s also no longer a secret that you can benefit from your account on Instagram. And all you need is to have strong interest in a hype issue.

For instance, do you have pets? Do you often take pictures of them to share with friends? If so, this is a good idea to share this with a wider audience since you are highly likely to gain from that. That’s cool, isn’t it?

The point is that when you collect enough followers (10,000+), you will be able to make money on paid posts. So, it means you will place some ads in your account, meantime, your partners will provide you with a bunch of their product samples. Profit!

For example, here is a person who created an Instagram account for their cat. Over time, their audience had grown, and they started to place ads. So why not?

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Write an ebook

Creating an ebook is another passive income idea in 2021. The most interesting aspect of this activity is that you need to do your best once, and you will be able to benefit from this on a permanent basis later. Isn’t this great?

Create an online course

If you believe that you have a wealth of experience in some area, and you are anxious to share it with others, you can try to create an online course. Basically, it’s almost the same as writing in ebook. You will work hard on it for some time, but then it will easily bring passive income.

Try copywriting

Nowadays experienced copywriters can earn a lot since there is strict demand for different types of content. And this is one more perfect passive income idea in 2021. However, please note that copywriting can take you more time if compared with the other options.

Furthermore, if you have never dealt with copywriting before, it can be challenging for you to start creating texts. Fortunately, there are lots of training courses that can help you a lot.

Consider proofreading

There is a group of people who make money on proofreading. This is really a great passive income idea since it can really bring you a lot.

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However, you should understand that in order to deal with proofreading, you should be a native speaker.

The point is that proofreading is not an easy prey since each language has its own nuances. And basically, only native speakers with linguistics degrees really make a fortune. However, there are lots of job offers for untrained proofreaders.

Learn more about affiliate marketing

Millions of people worldwide have already benefited from affiliate marketing. It’s due to the fact that it’s really a great passive income idea!

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In fact, there’s nothing challenging about affiliate marketing. All you need is to find the affiliate program with the most favorable terms and start promoting your partner’s business. Each purchase that happens through your efforts brings you a commission. In some cases, this is really a considerable sum.

So if you’re interested in earning passive income from affiliate marketing, we would recommend that you pay your particular attention to the AliDropship Affiliate Program. Please note that AliDropship lets you earn up to $869 from each purchase!

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Take stock pictures

Are you fond of photographing, but doing this mainly for yourself only? Well, this is a very interesting pastime. But have you ever thought about how much time people making stock photos earn?

Well, review the story of Tony and Chelsea from the US, and how they started their stock photo project. Now they are extremely popular in photographing and, actually, made a fortune on that.

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Consider web development

If you learned programming languages and the stuff like that, it’s a great idea to consider web development and similar activities as a source of passive income.

Create and boost online stores

First of all, you can try your hand at creating and boosting online stores. Since few people are ready to spend their free time on creating an online store from scratch, you can help them with this. All you need for this is the AliDropship Plugin and basic skills in creating online stores. When it comes to boosting online stores, you can use other IT solutions from AliDropship for business automation and customization.

Develop mobile apps

Every day lots of apps appear in the App Store and Google Play. See for yourself.

statistics that prove that developing mobile apps is extremely promising for the years to come

Can you just imagine that last year there were more than 200 billion mobile apps on the Internet?

But all you need to know about this is how much money their developers make. Actually, these are significant sums.

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As you can see, it’s predicted that in 2023 mobile app revenues will amount to almost a trillion of US dollars. Sounds convincing, right?

So if you have ever dealt with developing mobile apps for third-party companies, you can try to do this yourself and make a fortune!

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Just try to learn more about Chad Mureta who eventually got an idea of creating the Fingerprint Security Pro app and started to make more than $100,000 a month. Isn’t this a passive income idea that deserves your attention?

Create plugins and add-ons for business management

Besides ready-to-go business solutions such as custom or premium dropshipping stores, AliDropship is actively developing add-ons and plugins for you to easily start and run your dropshipping businesses.

If you’re running a dropshipping business and you want to automate it in order to reduce your business participation, this is the high time to look at AliDropship Plugin, Social Rabbit, Sellika, etc.

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If you are good at developing software, all you need to know is that IT solutions for business are in strong demand nowadays!

Make investments

As before, right investments can really let you make a fortune. But this is extremely important to figure out the options that are the most promising in terms of getting a stable source of high passive income.

Invest in growing businesses

If you don’t have a lot of money to invest, but you’re concerned with the issue of how to make them work for you, you can consider investing in growing businesses.

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It is, surely, profitable to buy and run a dropshipping store or investing in an offline outlet, etc. So evaluate how promising the business you are going to invest is, and, then, take a decision!

Buy real estate

Investing in rental property is, probably, one of the most lucrative options to get passive income.

Definitely, if you buy a house for rent, it will bring you a tidy sum on a permanent basis.

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However, this option also has the flip side of the coin: if you want to make money on renting out estates, first of all, you need to buy such estate. And, unfortunately, this requires huge sums of money.

Think about peer-to-peer lending

Peer-to-peer lending is also a good passive income idea not only in 2021 but always. However, it’s almost the same as purchasing real estate. It requires you having enough funds.

Use saving accounts

Depositing your own money with a bank is a pretty close thing to peer-to-peer lending. However, this is a safer option. It can really bring you lots of funds. That is why it’s so popular nowadays.

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However, it suits only those people who have enough personal finance.

Place ads on your car

Have you ever noticed cars with ads on their bodies, windows, etc.? Of course, lots of them are company’s cars and used by the staff. However, it becomes more and more popular to place ads on personal vehicles.

And here are several reasons for that. Some companies pay such car owners commission for placing the ads. Others provide them with a discount on the company’s products or services. So it remains for you only to choose the most tempting offer and start benefiting from that!

Licensing music

If your hobby is related to music, it’s a good idea to think about creating and licensing music. At the beginning, it won’t make you a fortune. However, in time, you are likely to get a stable source of passive income. But don’t forget that this area requires both talent and zeal.

Rent out cars

If you have enough funds, you can try your hand at car rental. So you can either rent a car or create a car sharing service. And this is one of the best passive income ideas, meanwhile, you need huge investment to fit into this business.

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Become a brand ambassador

Besides placing ads on your vehicle, in your social media accounts, and so on, you can also think of becoming a brand ambassador since this is also a perfect way to get passive income in 2021.

How does it differ from regular advertising? Well, you contact your potential partners and arrange to use and promote their products only.

However, you should understand that if you want to become a brand ambassador, you need to be known in certain circles, have extremely popular social media accounts, etc. For example, look at this cat.

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Here is the list of best passive income ideas in 2021 we could manage to find for you to benefit from next year. We hope this info is going to be extremely useful for you and will let you easily start your own profitable business and make a fortune in the forthcoming year. So let your dreams come true since this is almost Christmas time!

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Best Affiliate Marketing Strategies For The Holiday Season

Are you an affiliate marketer looking for ways to increase your commission? Or are you unfamiliar with the idea of affiliate marketing which means you are still missing an opportunity to easily make money online? If so, this article is a must-read for you since today we are going to discuss the best affiliate marketing strategies for you to maximize your profit!

Well, the autumn is coming. What does this mean for affiliate marketers and other people who want to make money online? Right, that’s all about the holiday season!

These are exactly the holiday seasons when affiliate marketers can easily count on significantly higher earnings. You might ask, how is this possible? In fact, there is nothing challenging about it. However, if you are eager to maximize your profit, you should know the right affiliate marketing strategies.

Well, would you like to learn more about the best affiliate marketing strategies to get the highest commission? So stay tuned!

When this is a high time for an affiliate marketer to increase commissions?

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We have already mentioned that holiday seasons hold an enormous potential for both ecommerce entrepreneurs and affiliate marketers.

Just think about it yourself: holiday seasons are always characterized by the intense activity of both online and offline shoppers. And this is pretty logical since most of us are fond of buying gifts in order to make our family members, relatives, friends, and coworkers happy. Aren’t you? In some countries, this is even a traditional norm!

Hence, we can observe impressive statistics on the holiday season over the past year. Just take a look and reach conclusions yourself.

  • Holiday season retail ecommerce sales are over $135 billion
  • Mobile retail ecommerce sales during the holiday seasons are over $60 billion
  • Annual growth of holiday season retail ecommerce sales is about 13% and rising

Seems impressive, doesn’t it? Moreover, it’s about the US only!

Best affiliate marketing strategies: what should you focus on?

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In fact, there are lots of ways for you as an affiliate marketer to generate leads and increase commission. Here are the ones that, we believe, proved to be the most efficient!

Tip #1: Use blogs

Well, what do you think, how people look for gift ideas, learn about discounts and special offers? Right, they learn about that on the Internet! So why don’t you benefit from this?

The first tip is extremely simple – use blogs. Seriously, use blogs! In practice, this is one of the most affordable, meanwhile, efficient tools for lead generation and therefore earnings growth.

In fact, you can easily count on several benefits if you start to use blogs actively. And this is at minimal cost! Consider this yourself: unlike the paid ad campaigns on Facebook and so on, blogging can be absolutely free-of-charge for you. What’s more, you don’t need to spend lots of time on it. According to the statistics, one article per week is enough to succeed.

How to use blogs right? This is very easy!

  • Discuss what you’re promoting
  • Explain why you’re promoting this
  • Consider SEO
  • Share your posts on social media

Tip #2: Employ email marketing

If speaking about affiliate marketing strategies, are there any other powerful tools for lead generation and commission growth? So it’s high time to pay attention to email marketing!

Along with other marketing tools, email marketing proved to be extremely efficient in ecommerce. Just imagine that there are about 3 billion email users in the world! So why don’t you gain from this?

Well, if you want to make the most of email marketing, here are some tips for you.

  • You need to send a holiday email at least a week in advance
  • If you have a broad email database, you can use email marketing platforms to save your time
  • Put a coupon at the end of email

Tip #3: Use SMM wisely

SMM is also one of the most powerful channels of generating leads and increasing your affiliate commission. However, when we recommend that you use SMM, it doesn’t mean you need to create accounts in social networks and that’s it. SMM is something greater.

So the cardinal rule of SMM is to be active online. Just imagine that 41-78% of European citizens were going to do holiday shopping online last year. And overall holiday season retail ecommerce sales amounted to more than $130 billion. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it?

So how to be active online? In fact, there is nothing challenging about it. You should post content, leave comments, etc. So do everything necessary to expand the number of your followers. And later, it won’t you who will work for your social media accounts, but social media accounts who will work for you!

As we have already mentioned, it’s not difficult to manage your social networks accounts. However, you will need to spend some time on it. And since SMM is not the only aspect you should focus on, we would recommend that you consider using software for SMM automation.

What software to choose? Well, pay attention to Social Rabbit. It lets you put SMM on autopilot. Meantime, it will look like a whole team of experienced professionals work on your social networks.

Tip #4: Run giveaways

So why should an affiliate marketer run giveaways? Is it true that this affiliate marketing strategy can help you generate leads and increase your affiliate commission? Let’s figure that out.

Well, many people believe that running contests is disadvantageous since you need to spend your time, effort, and, most importantly, money on it. However, this is not right actually. Here is why:

  • First of all, if you want to run a giveaway, all you need is to think of its conditions (follow your social media accounts, leave a comment, share a post with friends, etc.) and ensure an award.
  • Beyond this, you don’t need to spend $1 million on this. It’s a great idea to choose a prize from the products and services you are promoting. And don’t forget to involve the merchant in this process. In that case, it will look more authentic. Moreover, it will not affect your budget.

So run giveaways, inform your followers about this, increase your client base, etc. This is really one of the most powerful affiliate marketing strategies to increase your earnings.

Tip #5: Offer discounts

And now let’s discuss the tip of the iceberg. How to convince your audience to make a purchase? Right, one of the most effective measures is suggesting a coupon or promo code. It really works!

Actually, lots of companies launch sales during holidays. And AliDropship is not the exception. For example, we are always ready to provide you with large discounts on dropshipping stores, dropshipping automation systems, and marketing services. So it remains for you only to monitor the emails!

Meantime, if you want to offer something unique, you can contact the Affiliate team at any time and ask for a coupon with a special name. In that case, your followers are highly unlikely to lose it!

How can you benefit from the AliDropship Affiliate Marketing Program?

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To date, lots of companies offer their affiliate programs. All of them are absolutely different. Some of them are more attractive and vice versa. One company can offer a higher commission, the other has a product that is extremely popular on the market so it won’t take lots of effort to promote it, etc.

How to choose the affiliate program to deal with? Well, you can do it by means of trial and error. However, from our part, we can recommend the AliDropship Affiliate Program!

Why is it so great? So pay attention to these very aspects we guarantee:

  • 100% commission on subscription-based services such as Premium Products and Sellika
  • 50% commission on AliDropship Plugin, Premium Stores, AliDropship themes, AliDropship Import packages, and Social Rabbit Plugin
  • 30% commission on Custom and Supreme stores, AliDropship add-ons

It means you can make up to $869 from a single sale!

In practice, these are the conditions not every company can offer. So the choice is yours. What we believe we should do is to ensure an opportunity to get an easy start, dedicated support, and high commissions. That’s exactly what we are ready to provide you with!

Affiliate marketing strategies: summing it up

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Well, let’s summarize it.

If you are looking for the most efficient affiliate marketing strategies to generate leads and increase your earnings, we would recommend you take the measures we have noticed above:

  • Use blogs
  • Employ email marketing
  • Use SMM
  • Run contests and giveaways
  • Offer discounts

These easy steps can let you significantly improve your affiliate performance and let you earn more.

Are you an affiliate newcomer or don’t you know that you’re able to make money online and get up to $869 commission from a single sale? If so, join the AliDropship Affiliate Program, promote AliDropship solutions, use these best affiliate marketing strategies, and benefit from that!

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