We created the XSplit Affiliate program to offer the ability to make money to a wider group of people. The requirements used to be much higher and as a result, only select users can participate in the program. With this program, you can begin making money as an affiliate without needing to have a big viewership (having one does help though). You may only have 150 channel followers but if you have a good portion of them as loyal followers, this affiliate program is good for you!
We put together this blog post to help you maximize your revenue potential with our program by providing some easy to execute tips that you can implement right away. It’s our goal to help you make as much money as possible because the more you make, the more we make as well. 🙂
Actually all the tips mentioned in this blog post works with whatever affiliate product or program you’re in so you’re welcome! 😉
Use the correct link
You’re not gonna believe this but we see a lot of people who represent a brand or product (XSplit included) as an affiliate but don’t use the correct link. Imagine people buying through your channel only to find out that the link you’re using is not the correct one. :-\
So make sure to go to your affiliate program page, in this case, XSplit Affiliate on XSolla partner network, get the correct link there and use that and ONLY that link.
A quick real tip about affiliate links is they’re neither short nor do they link directly to a page without long-ass parameters. So if you’re just linking to xsplit.com, then you know you’re doing it wrong. 😉
Make it visible without being spammy
The common hurdle of any affiliates is not making commissions at all and when you ask them where they’re putting the link, they’re gonna say a page or two, both of which aren’t update often.
The key is making it visible in as many places as possible. If you just have it in your channel profile page, then why not use a chatbot that auto-posts it in your chat or floats it in your actual stream content? The options here are limitless. Now it goes without saying, but you don’t want to be spammy. As long as the link is promoted naturally and as a part of your ongoing conversation with your viewers, you’re doing good.
Oh and don’t forget other channels and social networks too! But it’s probably best to discuss it in the next item below.
Provide value (aka great content)
Providing value. Ahhh, such a preachy phrase to float around. It sure hell is but this separates those who make thousands of dollars in commissions from those who make less than a hundred.
The key here is creating something beneficial to your viewers and then indirectly selling them whatever product it is you are an affiliate of. A common example is making a video on YouTube whether it’s about walking them through your streaming setup, or a guide about how you do your nifty looking transitions or how you get your viewers to tune in, it doesn’t matter what it is. You help them learn about something new or solve their problems, and the selling part becomes easy. Put yourself in the opposite shoes. Would you rather buy a product from someone who is flat out just telling you to buy this shit or a person who’s content is actually enjoyable and helps you with something? You be the judge.
Now before you tell us “I don’t have a YouTube channel you smartypants”, let me tell you first that this exact same thing works for other social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Discord (which isn’t a social network by the way), hell even forums. Can’t tell you how much XSplit licenses were sold from those channels with us just providing valuable content to our followers. 😉
Seasonal discounts are the best and most affiliate products and networks, XSplit Affiliate included, provides that! It’s a no-brainer after all! Someone is in the market to buy a product and you essentially turn that to a prospective one to a surefire buyer by offering him a discount by using your affiliate link.
(This was a discount promo we ran in Valentine’s early this year)
We will definitely be letting you know once we have some live discount offers for XSplit Affiliates, but it’s also good for you to just be aware of various shopping periods where people are most likely to spend money. 🙂
Bonus tip: Incentivize!
Incentivization is a trick experienced marketers have been using for the longest time. It is essentially just offering an additional thing or two whether in the form of a product, service, entertainment, in exchange for buying a product under their affiliate link.
If you are making stream overlays or graphics, you can bundle it when they buy a license using your affiliate link. Or if you have an enormous number of followers on your channels, you can offer to ‘host’ or promote the person on your channels by doing the same. Hate to say it, but the sky’s the limit here.
Join the XSplit Affiliate Program
It’s been out for quite some time now but I just wanted to reiterate again in case you missed the initial announcement. The program is steadily growing with more than 500 happy affiliates inside. Here’s what the program is about in four totally non-pitchy bullet points:
- You get a 10% cut for every referral sale made through your referral link.
- You can easily track your referral juice in one glance, from your very own dashboard.
- You can cash in your referral juice anytime you wish.
- You can take advantage of exclusive seasonal discount promotions for your viewers (just like we said above!)
Don’t wait! Sign up today at xspl.it/affiliate and begin implementing the tips mentioned in this blog post.