Ever wanted to be your own boss, set your own working-hours, and work from anywhere in the world? If yes, you should keep reading. I’ll be honest from the start, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies – there is a lot of hard work involved. In this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how to be successful with the Fiverr affiliate program. We will also give you some tips on how to drive traffics to your affiliate links so make sure to read the entire article.
Fiverr is a great platform for freelancers to sell their services and products. As a Fiverr affiliate, you can earn commission on qualifying leads that you refer to Fiverr.com.
What is Fiverr?
Before we start, let’s talk about what Fiverr is. Fiverr is an online marketplace that connects freelancers with clients who need their services. Services offered on Fiverr include writing, graphic design, web development, and more. Freelancers can set their own prices and work hours, and clients can browse through the different services offered and choose the one that best suits their needs.
What is an affiliate program?
In another article we’ve already talked about what affiliate marketing is. An affiliate program is a marketing arrangement by which an online merchant recruits webmasters to place advertisements on their websites for products or services offered by the merchant. The webmaster is paid a commission for referring customers to the merchant’s website.
How much can you make as an affiliate?
How much you can make as an affiliate depends on a few factors, such as the quality of your traffic, the type of product you’re promoting, and the affiliate program you’re in. Generally speaking, however, affiliates can expect to make anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars per sale. In this article I will show you how to select the most profitable services to promote and earn $150 per sale.
About the Fiverr Affiliate Program
The Fiverr affiliate program is built upon their services (gigs) on Fiverr.com. basically you can select any service from the Fiverr.com website and start promoting it. In a minute I will show you which service to choose to maximize your commission.
To participate in the Fiverr affiliate program, you need to register a free account. Click here to do that! It should be approved automatically.
Log in and make sure to fill out your profile and payment details.
Which commission structure should I choose?
The Fiverr affiliate program has two types of commission plans.
- Fiverr CPA
- Fiverr Hybrid
The “Fiverr CPA” is a dynamic plan, and the final commission depends on the types of servoce your referral purchases. It can be anywhere between $15-150.
The “Fiverr hybrid”, however, a recurring feature. For every valid sale you get $10 CPA (Cost per Action) + 10% revenue share for 12 months. It’s important to know that the $10 CPA is for the first-time purchase. If that customer comes back and orders again, you get 10% from the revenue.
Now that the two plans are clear, which one you should choose. Well, you need to do a little math. If the service is expensive, but popular with lots of returning customers, you might want to select the Hybrid plan. If it’s not too expensive, or the customers are not likely to come back for more, then maybe the “Fiverr CPA” is a better choice. It’s something that you need to figure out.
Which Gig Should I Promote?
This is a very important step. Search for the topic you want to promote. For example, Google or facebook ad management gigs are very popular, not too cheap and if the seller is good, the number of returning customers are high.
Once you have the search result, filter the sellers to only show “Pro services”. This will make sure only “Pro verified” gigs will appear. These are usually expensive gigs, and Fiverr pays $150 after each sale you direct towards “Pro verified” gigs.
Pro verified sellers are manually vetted by Fiverr and this will give the customer additional trust and will be more likely to purchase the gig.
Rememeber, social proof is also extremely important when you want to sell something online. So here select a gig based on these criterias:
- has a 5.0 rating
- has at least 100 reviews
- the price of the gig is somewhere between $300-500
Here is an example:
If you have a winner, copy the link of the gig.
How to create affiliate links
Now that you have selected the gig you want to promote, it’s time to create an affiliate link to it. Log into your Fiverr affiliate dashboard.
Go to “Marketing Tools” -> “”Default and Deep Links”.
Here, you can create your affiliate links. You can also see some default affiliate links already created for you. But to create an affiliate link to a service, you need to click the “LP URL” in the top right corner
and paste the link of the selected gig to the drop down field. now, you should automatically see the affiliate link. It will be a long and ugly link so you might want to shorten it with a service like bily.com
OK! I’m in. Now What?
So now you have your affiliate link. This was the easy part. The hard part is to find people who need this service and are willing to pay for it. And more, we need to find a way for them to click on our link.
It all depends on the service you chose, but if we stay with our “Ad management topic”, we can come up with some ideas to generate traffic to the affiliate link. Let’s see a few examples:
Create an Instagram account around the topic of the promoted gig. Post some useful content, images, videos. Put your affiliate link into your profile. Start following people who follow similar accounts. They will start follow you back. The click-through rate is quite good on Instagram. Make sure to post regularly.
Go to Google and search for local businesses. From the third page start contacting them one by one. In our case local businesses can benefit from a good Google ad campaign. Email them and explain why it is beneficial for them to run Google ads. More on generating traffic via direct mail here.
Create YouTube videos around your topic and place your affiliate link in the description.
Create a blog
Create a blog and start posting articles around your topic. This will eventually bring in visitors. Create ad banners and link them with your affiliate link.
Forums, Facebook Groups and Quora
You can register in forums. Make sure they allow you to place your link in your profile or signature. Contribute with helpful content.
A few Takeaways
Setting up your affiliate account is the easy part. Promoting the service is a whole different story. It takes time and hard-work, but eventually it will pay off. It’s important to remain focused and don’t give up. If you start this from scratch, you cannot expect to earn money immediately. By promoting Fiverr gigs, you will promote the services of an establised brand and this will help you make money a little bit faster.
By following the tips above, you can start building your affiliate business. All you need is a little time, effort, and creativity. So what are you waiting for? Start promoting Fiverr today!