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With over 20 million users worldwide, Hotmart is one of the leading players in the online business industry. Hotmart is also a leading platform for affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which affiliates promote other people’s products and services in exchange for a commission on sales.
If you still have questions about what it means to be an affiliate, today is your lucky day! In this post, we’re going to tell you everything about how being an affiliate at Hotmart works, and also give you tips, so you can successfully follow this career. Let’s get started!
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The affiliate program is a system that combines two ends of a sales process: digital creators and affiliates. It works with vendors only having contact with customers online. It is therefore necessary, besides trying to sell a product to customers, to convey credibility and reliability to win them over.
In a simplified manner, the affiliate program allows other people to sell their products in exchange for a commission on each sale made. Therefore, this program is a great opportunity for those who produce content as well as for those who promote it.
To do so, you need an online platform that makes the products available, generates promotion links, and pays the commissions safely, in addition to several other features to help both the creator and the affiliate to boost their sales. And with Hotmart, you can have it all free of charge, in a simple and safe manner.
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Anyone can become an affiliate! With all the diversity of the digital market, you can find a multitude of products to choose from among those with which you have the most affinity.
In addition, affiliate programs are already well compiled in the digital market, and therefore, you can find several materials on affiliation and marketing techniques to use in your promotions.
Of course you can! If you stop to think about it, creators and affiliates have several characteristics in common. Both are usually curious people who are constantly learning. In addition, they choose to work with themes with which they have more affinity and therefore, work and make a living from what they enjoy the most.
Many creators get started as an affiliate at Hotmart, and the opposite also happens, creators become affiliates to promote products that have a connection or are complementary to their own products registered on our Platform. Therefore, if you’re already a creator and also want to become an affiliate, you are free to do so! You can switch between both careers.
After you create your Hotmart account, you can search our Marketplace for the products you wish to promote.
Search for keywords related to the niche you chose to work with, and our platform will display the related products in the search results.
Afterwards, you just have to pick one or more products and affiliate to them. If the affiliation is by request, the creator must approve your request; if it’s 1-click affiliation, just click on “Affiliate Now” and you’ll be immediately all set to start promoting the product!
The Hotmart platform uses traceable links to identify sales. The links are generated by Hotmart and allow creators and affiliates to promote the products available on the platform, assigning the correct commission to each one.
Every time a sale is made, the creators and affiliate’s commissions are calculated and distributed. This division is made automatically by Hotmart and the payments are made according to the information you provided when you signed up for an affiliation.
Therefore, fill out the payment information correctly so that when your commission in available for withdrawal, you can withdraw the desired amount.
- You don’t need to have your own product in order to start selling.
- You don’t need a website logo as soon as you start in your career (although it is recommended). You can promote the product by other means, such as social media or blogs, for example.
- Affiliates can choose among thousands of products, from different niches, to which you can affiliate.
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In a career as an affiliate at Hotmart, you can work whenever and wherever you want
If there’s one thing that this career offers, it’s flexibility. You can work as an affiliate at any time and from any place you want, i.e., from your home, with your children, at the end of the day or during a trip.
Just plan your actions well and take advantage of the various tools, such as blogs and social media, to help you on this journey. On blogs, as well as on social media, you can schedule your posts, in other words, you choose the days and times you want your content to be posted and schedule it.
That’s it, you set your hours and how you prefer to manage your digital business. And of course, you don’t need a suit, tie or a sales counter. You’ll be able to work from wherever and whenever you want!
There are 4 common types of affiliate profiles in the affiliate market
These affiliates are experts in a particular subject and use their authority to recommend products that can be useful to people who follow their work. They are very common among bloggers, since they have a large amount of content and have already built a good follower base.
These affiliates use their image and credibility to promote products. They usually have a strong presence on social media and many followers. And yes, they are quite similar to Authority affiliates. The main difference between them is that presenters don’t need to be a point of reference in the niche. They position themselves more as someone who test products and services and share them with their audience.
These affiliates are very analytical and constantly study advanced marketing techniques and how to apply them to their business with ads, posts and other strategies to scale their digital business. They are constantly learning, analyzing and searching for new alternatives so that their content can reach increasingly more people.
These affiliates truly know which products to recommend to people in their social circle. And for those who are just getting started and still haven’t identified themselves in a specific profile, this is a good path to follow, because while you don’t become an authority or scientist, you should start testing your techniques as a Reseller affiliate.
The first step to becoming a successful affiliate at Hotmart is to understand that being an affiliate means having a digital business, and having a digital business is like having a company.
And as we’ve shown you earlier, being an affiliate allows you the freedom to work in such a way that works best for you. But, in order for this to provide positive returns, you need to follow a few good practices. Check out a few of them below:
Create a work schedule, defining how much time you will dedicate to promoting products. Establish the amount of content you will create for your blog and social media.
Create delivery and financial goals taking into account the margins you wish to obtain in the short, medium and long term. Enter everything into a spreadsheet or management software. It’s very important that you be organized so that you can truly achieve your objectives.
Invest in the promotion of the products:
If you are working with the promotion of links, keep in mind that this involves a lot of marketing, and to do this as best as possible, using the proper tools for each type of promotion is crucial. Therefore:
Using multiple channels for your communication with consumers is very important.
In addition to blogs, you should take advantage of social media, emails and online forums.
Focus on a specific niche:
It is easier and more effective to be dedicated to a certain theme than to start promoting several products without any connection between them on a single page or profile.
Let’s consider a blog that mixes baking tips with messages for animal lovers, it’s somewhat confusing, isn’t it?
When it comes to picking the digital products you’ll be promoting, attention to quality is also key.
Make sure that the material is well developed and visually attractive, if the information is up to date and if there are spelling mistakes or typos. Also, check if the Product’s page has all of these characteristics. They are important because they help increase trust in the product and consequently, sell more.
Consider working with paid ads
This strategy truly increases your chances of reaching your audience in a more assertive manner. The links you promote will receive more clicks, sales will increase and so will your profits.
However, buying traffic doesn’t mean investing money in ads and waiting for magic to happen. You need to study a lot in order to understand how much you can pay on each ad, use the best language and image, in addition to knowing how to analyze your results so you can know what is working and what still needs improvement.
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Always keep your pages and content updated
Prepare attractive texts and posts, with content that is relevant to your audience. Search for keywords beforehand, and based on them, think about the themes about which you can write.
Choose the product you’re going to promote and believe in it!
Don’t merely consider your commission. Think about offering something that is truly valuable to your buyers. In addition to your commission, you can also earn the trust and reputation of someone who makes good recommendations. Win your audience over!
Now that you’ve learned how you can become an Affiliate at Hotmart, and have several tips to achieve a successful career in the affiliate program on our platform, it’s time to start your own business!
Sign up for free today and go find a product you’re passionate about to promote and start making money!