There are lots of ways and strategies that can be applied when it comes to making money online and becoming an affiliate marketer with top E-commerce websites is one of the easiest way to do so. Blogging still stands top when it comes to making money online. Since the inception of E-commerce websites which allows people buy things online and get it delivered to their door steps without having to leave their homes this has made life easy for so many people.
E-commerce websites are huge as they provide lots of items people can shop for online and they generate a lot of money. In Nigeria, there are lots of e-commerce websites out there which includes Jumia, Konga etc. This been said, starting an e-commerce website is not an easy task as people that will buy from you might not be in a particular environment so you have to provide logistics on how to package and deliver items to customers on time but through affiliate marketing you can squeeze out some money from e-commerce.
A Little On Affiliate Marketing
Lots of E-commerce websites have a thing called Affiliate Program that allows people to sign up for and are given a custom link to share with others online and when they purchase using your link you get a percentage (commission).
Today we will be focusing on Jumia Affiliate Program
Jumia Affiliate Program
Jumia.com.ng is one of the biggest if not the biggest E-commerce website in Africa with thousands of items on their website you can shop for and have a lot of people shopping on their website every day. This is good as it gives you a lot to search for on their website.
Creating A Jumia Affiliate Website
Once you have signed up for the Jumia Affiliate Program and logged into your dashboard you can’t just start walking on the street and asking people to buy from Jumia using your link (I guess that could also work LOL) you will have to create a website where you can write a review of the product you intend to promote and also include your custom link of the product so when people click on the link and make a purchase you get a commission. Note: When it comes to commission, the higher the amount of the item, the higher your commission will be.
Here are the ways you can create a Jumia Affiliate Website
Choose A Niche
When it comes to affiliate marketing, choosing a niche is crucial as it allows you stay focused so you can improve on it. There are lots of niches to select from such as fashion, beauty, gadgets, home utilise etc. so you have to choose wisely.
This is what is needed to get an online presence so you can start promoting items from Jumia. Choosing a domain name that is relevant to what you do is key. There are other platforms that provide free hosting and domain such as blogger.com, wix.com etc. that you can also use.
When choosing a domain name, make sure that the name is related to the niche you have selected. Once you have gotten the perfect domain name for your website, you will have to host it. There are lots of good hosting companies here in Nigeria which include hostnownow.com, whogohost.com etc. with as little as ₦7,000 per year, you can both register a domain and host a website.
WordPress is my favourite platform to use when it comes to creating an affiliate website or any blog at all as it gives you the ability to customise your website the way you want. This service is free and all you have to do is install wordpress and start using it. The quickest way to install wordpress is to go through the Cpanel given to you by your hosting company and installing it from there.
The next thing to do after installing wordpress is to upload a theme. There are lots of free and paid wordpress themes out there that you can download and upload on your wordpress site. All you have to do is go to your web browser and type “download wordpress themes” then you open different sites and download the theme that suits you or you can head over to wordpress.org and click on themes menu then download from there.
When your theme is set, you can also add wordpress plugins so as to improve your website. Plugins such as Yoast SEO, Akismet Anti-Spam (comes with wordpress) etc.
No matter how cool your website looks, without contents I mean quality contents your site will be a waste. Once you have selected your niche, you should start writing contents on different products on that niche. There are two ways you can get content
Do It Yourself: This involves you writing the content yourself. This may not be easy at first but with time you can get used to it. The quickest way of writing a product review is to use the description given by the manufacturer and modify it.
Use Freelancers: For those who don’t have the time to seat down and write and have some money to spend, you can hire a freelancer that will help you write contents for your website. There are lots of sites were you can get freelancers such as Fiverr, Upwork etc.
Promote Your Content
If your website is SEO friendly, there are lots of traffic you can generate through search engine but most times you don’t have to seat and wait for search engine to do all the work. You have to go social. Website such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. are great sites that you can use to drive traffic to your website. There are other ways which include you sharing your contents on top Nigerian forums like nairaland.com, jackobian.com etc. to get customers.
With this, you can start your own Jumia affiliate website and also use this method for other affiliate program such as Konga, etc.