If you don't have time to wait for suitable partners to appear on their own, start actively searching for and attracting the right sources to your affiliate program.
Here are 7 ways to do it:

  1. Search results

    Your product probably solves some kind of problem, and for sure, there are people who are looking for information about it, and sources who publish information on the right topic. Let's say you are selling an online store creation platform. In this case, you can enter queries into the search engine: “how to create an online store”, “how to connect card payment on the site”, “examples of successful online stores”, etc.
    The sources that appear in the first places in the search results are well indexed. They are your potential partners - visit their website, look for contacts for communication, and do not forget to prepare a “delicious” description of your offer, explaining why it is profitable to work with you, and why the audience of this source is so great for your affiliate program.
    Together with the owners of information sites, you can determine how to present your product most organically on their resources: if they publish articles, you can organically add an insert about your product to the article; if the source compares different products, make sure that you will be in a favorable place in this comparison.
    In addition to websites, you can contact bloggers and popular social media groups if you know that there is a target audience for your product.

  2. Placement on thematic resources

    Publish information about your affiliate program where partners can see it: catalogs, forums, social media groups and other sources where webmasters and publishers learn about new relevant offers and terms of various affiliate programs.

  3. Partners from related fields

    If your product helps users create online stores, a potential partner may be a resource that helps you choose and register a domain. If you and a company from a related field have an affiliate program, you can offer users discounts on each other's services as friendly services.

  4. We are looking at referral sources from competitors

    Thanks to tools like Similarweb or Ahrefs, you can see where referral traffic to your competitors is coming from. It is not necessary to “take away” partners from a competitor - in many cases, it is enough to make sure that if a referral source compares several products with each other, then you should also be there.

  5. Targeted advertising and remarketing

    Set up an advertising network pixel to track users who have been on your landing page for partners, but have not registered, and continue to advertise your affiliate program to them, telling them about the benefits and advantages that await them.

  6. Conferences and meetups

    One of the most effective ways to find loyal partners is by meeting them in person. Live communication is often more effective than other ways to establish contact, so we advise you not to miss such events. Here are some examples of events that should not be missed if you want to develop your affiliate program: Affiliate World Conferences, Affiliate Summit, Moscow Affiliate Conference, Mobile World Congress.

  7. Help from existing partners

    Motivate your partners to bring new ones to you by encouraging their success with gifts or commission terms. By the way, GoCPA provides a commission program for subpartners in this case, you can set the amount of commissions and conditions yourself.

Now you have as many as 7 ways to find partners in your arsenal. In fact, there are even more of them, you just need to be creative! You will have to spend time and energy to grow the affiliate program, but such efforts are fully justified.


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