Basics of Affiliate Marketing

How does Affiliate marketing work?

Affiliate marketing is a performance-based marketing strategy where affiliates (this is you) promote a brand (such as Simbae) products through their own channels such as a blog, website, YouTube channel or Facebook page. Any sale has driven from your channel, the affiliate receives compensation.

What to do first?

You must sign up first, you will then receive an email informing you that you have been accepted into the Simbae affiliate program. You will be able to log in and receive a unique tracking link that connects to the Simbae website. This is known as an affiliate link – is very important, as it is the only way to track a sale made through your efforts. You should use this link along with your content (video, blog post, etc.) or throughout your website. So, when someone clicks on it they will be directed to the Simbae website. If the viewer decides to make a purchase, you the affiliate will receive a commission.

How much is a commission worth?

The amount of commission earned is dependent on each individual affiliate, the effort to promote, where they promote, their audience and strategy. The ways to earn commission is through banner advertising on your website, product reviews, giveaways or even regular postings. As an affiliate, you should really use the marketing strategy that works best for your viewers. Affiliate marketing has been a proven tool for bloggers and YouTubers to offer new content but also drive traffic to their channels. There is no limit as to how much you promote Simbae – the more you do you can earn a higher commission.

It is best to have basic knowledge and understand the terminology of Affiliate Marketing, throughout this blog. We do have some simple terms and conditions for our affiliates, you must agree to and follow in order join and be a member of our affiliate program. You can find a copy in the footer of each page of this site.