What are Affiliates? Everything you need to know to become one!

What are Affiliates? What do these professionals do and how do you become one? Learn everything about this universe in digital entrepreneurship!

Affiliates are people or companies that wish to earn commissions to recommend or promote other people’s or companies’ products.

Affiliates are people or companies who participate in an Affiliate Program and wish to earn commissions to recommend or promote other people’s or companies’ products. With Hotmart, you can sign up as an Affiliate for free and choose from hundreds of digital products from a variety of niches to start selling online.

There are many products of different kinds, such as business, cooking, literature, how-to, software, course materials, technical courses, animal training, Japanese culture, and many more. So it is practically certain that you will find an adequate product for your audience.

What do you need to become an Affiliate?

Affiliates can sign up for free and the requisites are:

  • Have a valid email address;
  • Have a valid ID and be over 18 years of age;
  • Have or create an account with HotPay or Payoneer.

Having a website or a blog is not necessary, but experience shows that affiliates with their own website get better results from their promotion, as they are able to structure the best way to present the products.
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How much can you make?

The good news is that there’s no limit set for the commissions an Affiliate can accumulate. The commissions are transferred depending on the sales made from your referrals. Each product has a commission value that is set by the Producer.

That’s why the commissions vary so much and there are products that pay US$ 0.10, US$ 10.00, US$ 25.00, US$ 40.00, or more per conversion. The Affiliate Program from Hotmart, for instance, allows you to find out how much you will get per conversion when you view the product on Hotmart.

It’s up to you to decide which product is more appropriate for your niche and offers a better opportunity for the audience you are aiming at.

Benefits for the Affiliates

Hotmart makes life for the Affiliates very easy, so they can focus on what they can do best: promote products for their audiences!

Check out all the benefits Hotmart offers to you as an Affiliate:

  • Access hundreds of products ready to be sold in your brand new online business!
  • You will be able to see all the information about a product, including the price and how much you will make per sale so that you can make the best choice when promoting.
  • Complete infrastructure to process requests and payments in a safe way.
  • Commissions guaranteed for each and every sale you make through one of your Hotlinks.
  • Hotmart is responsible for transferring the commissions to your Balance. There is no risk of not getting paid by the Producer!
  • For every product you decide to promote, you will get a special link, called Hotlink. This Hotlink will redirect the visitor to a page created by the salesperson with all the information about the product.
  • You can very easily track your sales and know exactly how your business is going.
  • You can exchange messages with Producers and other Affiliates to build successful partnerships!
  • There is no sign up or monthly fees, your account with Hotmart is free, try it now!

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The inner workings of Hotmart

How does it work?

After you have signed up, you can access the system, go to Market and find products that you’re interested in promoting. Look up keywords that relate to the niche you want to act in, and Hotmart will show you all related products.

You will see the following carousels to choose your products from:

  • Recommended: the more you use the market, the more products are recommended according to your preferences;
  • Hottest: stand-out products with high temperature with good indicators such as sales frequency, low refund rate, and others;
  • Most loved: products with excellent user satisfaction ratings;
  • Most recent: products that have just arrived on the market.

Choose one or more products and affiliate by clicking on “Promote”.

As an Affiliate you will get a Hotlink to promote your product. This Hotlink is your tool to sell that product. Your Hotlink will direct anyone who clicks on it to the product’s Sales Page, where the buyer can complete the purchase.

How does Hotmart know I recommended a sale?

Hotmart possesses a proprietary technology to track the Affiliates’ referrals. Even if the sales take place from the Producer’s website, Hotmart is able to know that the buyer clicked on the Affiliate’s link beforehand. In fact, our technology is capable of tracking the origin of an Affiliate sale even if the click on the Hotlink took place 60 days before.

How and when will I get paid?

You will receive your earnings through the method(s) of choice informed in your account. To set it up, go to “My account -> Payment Information”.

Every time you receive a commission, it is frozen and blocked for a period of 30 to 60 days. After this period, it can be redeemed by the Affiliate.

Sales Page

For every product you Affiliate to, you will get a Hotlink for a Sales Page. Each Sales Page is specific to one product only, so if you wish to create a single page that offers more than one product, it is necessary that you do so in your own website and refer each product to its sales page’s hotlink.

The Sales Page you receive as an Affiliate was created by the person or company responsible for that product at Hotmart, that is, the Producer.

Quick Tips to promote products

  • Before you start promoting, get to know the product and its characteristics well. Feel free to contact the salesperson, exchange ideas, or even request a sample of the product if you don’t intend to purchase it.
  • Write or make videos with your review or recommendations about the product and promote the link in your sales page.
  • Recommend the product on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or the social media sites or apps of your choice.
  • Write blog posts about the product’s niche and recommend it on newsletters, forums or online communities.
  • Look for other websites and blogs in the same niche as the product and check if it’s possible to promote the product through banners, email marketing, so on.
  • Depending on the product, offline promotion can be a very good strategy. You can do so with cards, flyers or posters in strategic locations.

Would you like to learn more about the Affiliate world and get inspired to find your path to financial freedom? If so, check out our free ebook with the success stories of three Affiliates who started from scratch and managed to turn their lives around.