María vende un servicio de consultoría por 1000 dólares y ha creado un funnel a través del cual primero comparte 3 vídeos de valor a sus potenciales clientes y luego les ofrece una sesión gratuita a aquellos que quieran una asesoría. En la sesión María ayudará al cliente y al finalizar le hará su pitch de venta. Cada potencial cliente le cuesta 10 dólares a María, sin embargo, de cada 100 potenciales clientes que ven sus vídeos, 25 le piden una sesión gratis y 5 se convierten en clientes de consultoría. Como verás, María invierte 1000 dólares y obtiene un retorno de 5000 dólares. Todo esto lo hace a través de un funnel.


Por ejemplo, me interesa crear una »guía de compras» en determinado nicho o micronicho, pero ciertamente me ha costado decidir cuál escoger, ya que sé que no todos son monetizables o que a algunos cuesta mucho posicionarlos en la búsqueda de google. ¿Qué me recomendarías a la hora de escoger un nicho? Y además, ¿cuesta más trabajo posicionar un blog de marketing de afiliados mediante SEO si hay más blogs compitiendo con el mismo nicho en la primera página de google o eso sería una ventaja?


Affiliate marketing is an ideal solution for those looking to gain control of their own income by focusing on performance-based revenue options. Working in tandem with a seller, a motivated affiliate marketer will be able to achieve a passive income from the comfort of their home without worrying about producing their own product or service. Although the success of the job does depend on the affiliate’s marketing skills, it can prove to be an effective way to meet your income goals as either a primary career or a profitable second job.
Con este proceso, se consigue poner en marcha una cadena de acciones -normalmente, a través del correo electrónico- que ayudan a que los registros de la base de datos de la compañía maduren y avancen en su proceso de compra. Como hemos visto en uno de los puntos anteriores, existen dos sistemas básicos para la educación automática: el lead nurturing y el lead scoring.
Tradedoubler was founded in 1999 by two young Swedish entrepreneurs. They have offices in the UK and multiple countries throughout Europe, including Sweden, Germany, France, Poland and Spain. Their focus has always been to provide smarter results for both clients and affiliates through technology. In 18 years, they’ve amassed an army of 180,000 active publishers, connecting them to over 2,000 merchants in Europe and the UK. Many of these merchants are household names.
Una vez que alguien de clic, el usuario se encontrará en la página de ventas donde, incluso antes de colocar el artículo en el carrito, se le ofrecerán varios accesorios para comprar (ejemplo: conector, micrófono, cubierta para auriculares, etc.). Le presentan más opciones para comprar al cliente incluso después de añadir el producto principal al carrito.
The phrase, "Affiliates are an extended sales force for your business", which is often used to explain affiliate marketing, is not completely accurate. The primary difference between the two is that affiliate marketers provide little if any influence on a possible prospect in the conversion process once that prospect is directed to the advertiser's website. The sales team of the advertiser, however, does have the control and influence up to the point where the prospect either a) signs the contract, or b) completes the purchase.

Por otro lado, no hay que perder de vista que, en los últimos años, ha tenido lugar una gran compactación del mercado, en el que cada vez son más las empresas que se lanzan a comercializar sus propios productos de software. Desde 2011, se ha duplicado año a año el número de softwares y empresas dedicadas al marketing digital. De las 150 empresas existentes en el 2011, se ha pasado a las cerca de 5.000 en el 2017 como se puede ver en esa imagen de Chiefmartec: 

In the BigCommerce affiliate program, you receive a 200% bounty per referral and $1,500 per Enterprise referral, with no cap on commissions. Plus, the more referrals you drive through the program, the higher your commission tier will go. BigCommerce uses an industry leading 90-day cookie, so you will receive credit for up to three months for the referrals you generate. Also, there are no obligations or minimum commitments to join the program.
Como puedes observar en el ejemplo, el proceso requiere de muy pocas acciones por parte del equipo de marketing, comercial o atención al cliente. Ahora podrán focalizarse en atender a los usuarios que, por tener una mayor motivación de compra, deciden responder o realizar consultas al contacto comercial facilitado. Resultado: Se puede atender a un mayor número de clientes con menos recursos y el ratio cierre de ventas en usuarios que han contactado con la empresa aumenta.
Affiliate marketing has grown quickly since its inception. The e-commerce website, viewed as a marketing toy in the early days of the Internet, became an integrated part of the overall business plan and in some cases grew to a bigger business than the existing offline business. According to one report, the total sales amount generated through affiliate networks in 2006 was £2.16 billion in the United Kingdom alone. The estimates were £1.35 billion in sales in 2005.[19] MarketingSherpa's research team estimated that, in 2006, affiliates worldwide earned US$6.5 billion in bounty and commissions from a variety of sources in retail, personal finance, gaming and gambling, travel, telecom, education, publishing, and forms of lead generation other than contextual advertising programs.[20]
Affiliate marketing has grown quickly since its inception. The e-commerce website, viewed as a marketing toy in the early days of the Internet, became an integrated part of the overall business plan and in some cases grew to a bigger business than the existing offline business. According to one report, the total sales amount generated through affiliate networks in 2006 was £2.16 billion in the United Kingdom alone. The estimates were £1.35 billion in sales in 2005.[19] MarketingSherpa's research team estimated that, in 2006, affiliates worldwide earned US$6.5 billion in bounty and commissions from a variety of sources in retail, personal finance, gaming and gambling, travel, telecom, education, publishing, and forms of lead generation other than contextual advertising programs.[20]

^ Shashank SHEKHAR (2009-06-29). "Online Marketing System: Affiliate marketing". Feed Money.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-15. Retrieved 2011-04-20. During November 1994, CDNOW released its BuyWeb program. With this program CDNOW was the first non-adult website to launch the concept of an affiliate or associate program with its idea of click-through purchasing.

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