Why Everyone Should Do Affiliate/Influencer Marketing in 2020

What is Affiliate Marketing? And why everyone, should do it.

So for those who don’t know, Affiliate Marketing is the process of people, such as yourself, earning a commission by promoting other peoples products. It’s very simple to get started, and what most people don’t realize is that ALMOST every company has an affiliate/ambassador program.

The problem with most people’s affiliate marketing strategy is that they grab every link they can to try to earn money, promoting products they don’t believe in or, in many cases, products they don’t even use themselves. This is the wrong way to do affiliate marketing.

The correct way to go about this, is to not pursue affiliate marketing with the intent of making money but with the intent of connecting people with products you care about and believe in. That’s the number one principle I want to stress, only promote products you believe in.

Remember how I said ALMOST every company has an affiliate program, well this is where my belief that everyone should be doing affiliate marketing comes in to play. Think of all your favorite products, that you probably already recommend to people. Now think if you could earn a small commission for recommending those products you love to the world. Getting paid for something you are already doing sounds good to me.

Take this for example:

Your Favorite Products:

Facial Hair Care: Dollar Shave Club
Coffee: Madrinas Coffee
Shoes: Margarittaville
Software: Adobe
App: Flume
Drink: Bang

All very different products, from very different companies, all of which offer affiliate programs. This example helps reinforce the idea that ALMOST every company offers a program like this. You need to get started! You’re not going to get rich, but if you have substantial traffic, you can make quite a bit, and every bit counts. I see no reason why anyone wouldn’t want to make money for recommending products they love to other people.

How to Become an Affiliate?

Getting Started is easy enough. Take into account everything we have said above, and remember our example as a guide to get you started. Sit down, and think of products and companies you use on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis that you love so much you believe the world needs to know about and people need to buy it. Create a list of all your favorites, break it down into categories if that helps; such as favorite foods, Favorite Technology Company, Favorite Drink, Your Favorite shoe company, etc.

Once you have a list of all your favorites, simply go to google.com, type “YOUR FAVORITE COMPANY/PRODUCT” “Affiliate Program” and hit enter. No doubt a link will come up that will direct you to a page where you can register for an account as an affiliate, after which, you will gain access to unique links that you will use to direct people to landing pages of your favorite products where they can make a purchase. If they make a purchase, you make a commission on that sale. The programs will have dashboards where you can track your traffic and earnings so things are nice and organized.

How to Promote My Product Links?

You can promote your links in a number of different ways; on social media, websites and blogs, in person, anything you can think of. The most important aspect of promoting your links is to come off as genuine and organic as possible, the less it feels like an ad the better. Don’t just be posting your links saying; “but this!, buy this!”. Needs a little more finesse than that. You need to incorporate these products in to your content nonchalantly, its the best way to do it, although some influencers have forgot this and just run straight up ads for the products, we are looking at you Bang Energy Girls. This type of promotion can be looked at negatively as it reminds the user of the once organic no businesses presence ecosystem Instagram or Facebook use to provide.

So everything is about fluid organic product placement within your related niche content. This is why its so important to only promote products you believe in otherwise you come off looking like a d-bag.

Did We Miss Anything?

Affiliate Marketing is pretty straight forward, and anyone can get into it, and everyone should. You just gotta go about it the right way. Let us know if you have any questions or need help getting started, we are always here.

#SparkofMagic: 002 | Tips on Getting Results

#SparkofMagic: 002 Getting Results

The Question: | “Tips on getting results for bars, clubs, hookah lounges, any videos or articles I should look at?”

Short Answer: | It’s all about the offer! Don’t just advertise your business, provide value to your potential customers!

Expanded: | We have seen many variations of this theme of question, asking about getting results for this or for that, and the answer is more times than not the same. Its all about the offer!!! Yes of course your targeting parameters are a huge factor, your ad copy obviously plays a role, the media(image or video) you use with your ad is very important. But the most important thing that you need to consider is the offer.

As stated above, you don’t just want to advertise your business, as in just slapping up an ad with your logo talking about what you offer and a link to your website. Thats not going to yield a high CTR. No Clicks = No Conversions.

This is where the offer comes in, the whole “Providing Your Potential Customers with Value” thing. And value can come in so many forms, this is where the creative thinking comes in and you need to value stack different services and resources at a discounted rate or for FREE if you can, but again that depends on the offer. Theres just so many possibilities.

To expand on the “Value Stack”, say your running a promotion for your bar, an “ok” offer could be a no cover charge for the individual, but an even “better” offer would be; No cover charge, 2 free drinks, and a free appetizer(small portion, something easy, low cost). So as you can see the more value stacking the more enticing the offer becomes. Leading to more clicks, more opt-ins for retargeting, which means more conversions, more people at your bar. (They will order more drinks and food after they finish off the free, lol.)

Some could say, “What if they just come for the free stuff and leave?”, to that I say thats not really my problem. LOL, let me explain, the ad gets them there for the free stuff, its then up to the owner to finish the conversion into actual spending via atmosphere, customer service, quality of food, etc. you get my point.

So in conclusion, what we’re saying is, no matter what niche your looking to get results for, our answer will always be the same, because the niche just determines exactly how you will tailor your ad, but the core components stay the same.

At times like this we look to the words of The Godfather: “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

As far articles, look up as much as you can, and look at the advertising laws for your specific areas to see what work arounds you may need to implement. For example, Facebook will not allow you to advertise tobacco or tobacco related things. Some things you can do, is one, pay an influencer to promote your product and give them a code they can offer to followers to get a discount or something along those lines. You can advertise through podcasts. Advertise locally in older traditional mediums. Those are a few examples, but depending on what advertising platform you plan on using and your specific area, those restrictions and workarounds will vary.

This Week at Wizard | Super Busy Picking up More Local Clients

This Week at Wizard | Super Busy Picking up More Local Clients

Just Checking in, we have been so busy we have not been able to post much on here. So I made myself set some time to make this quick update and let you all know what we’ve been up to!

We were Hired to create a t-shirt for the Local Rib Fest, a super fun project for us, it gave us a break from all the social media marketing we have been doing.

We have picked up yet another Local Client, the co-owner of one of the most popular hair salons in town needs re-branding. Super exciting project that we will post when we are finished.

We continue to service our clients with the most advanced levels of wizardry in all of our services.

We are working on Wizard’s Site, adding some new features, components, and A WHOLE NEW DEPARTMENT!

Stay tuned for the new department announcement, super exciting about it.

That’s just a summary of whats been going on this week and its only Hump Day, so we will see what the rest of the week has to offer! We continue to grow and gain more clients, nation wide and local, you have no idea how good this feels.

Thank you for the continued support, we look forward to connecting with you.


Top 3 Ads, As of Right Now 2018

Top 3 Ads, As of Right Now 2018

We feel as if a lot of the people making all these boring commercials we see on TV lack vision. The commercials are so stale, so bland, nothing what so ever special or unique or at all remember-able.

Are we saying we can do better? Well yes. Yes we are saying that, in fact, one of our commercials for a local cinema got such praise that a board of design executives for various ad agencies voted our commercial the best and said it beats anything currently on the market. That’s just their opinion, though they are experts, so perhaps we shall take their word for it.

Anyway, like we were saying, what the hell is going on in advertising lately, no ones thinking outside the box, or creating anything original or interesting. So when we do actually see a good ad, its quite refreshing and we get really excited. Hence, our new segment, “Top 3 Ads, As of Right Now”.

Don’t get us wrong we know there are a lot of good ads out their, but as of right now, these are our favorite ads, if you know of any better ads make sure to comment and let us know, we don’t get exposed to every ad so we could definitely be missing some.

Here’s our list:

Taco Bell’s Web of Fries Campaign

Can we all agree, this is the best ad of the year? We don’t even know what to say, this seems like its right out of our playbook…Great Minds Think Alike.

I am Billy Gene, Advertise like the Wolf Campaign

Once again it seems like our favorite ads are ones that seem like they came from us, lol. We had this same idea, different approach but same scene, we will give this one to Billy, our love for cinema runs deep and we have many more ideas for pop culture references.

Welcome Home by Spike Jonze – “Homepod”

As skateboarders, we love Spike Jonze, man is a true master of his craft, and in no ways does he fall short when asked to deliver a truly unique commercial spot for apple.

Whats the Deal with Twitter?

Whats the Deal with Twitter?

What’s the deal with Twitter? It seems like it has come very far from what It once was, and not in a good way. Trying to organically grow on Twitter used to be a lot easier than it is today, it Seems like now it’s mostly for celebrities and politicians. You need to be a little more creative on Twitter to get engagement.

It’s important to have a Twitter if you are a business but just don’t get discouraged when you’re Twitter growth is slow at first, to get really good traction on Twitter you have to have an already known brand or really good marketing.

And don’t forget your reading this on Wizard Multimedia Marketing & Design’s website so you can go ahead and click on our services or contact and hire us if you want some of that really good marketing.

Personally I think the best strategy to go about growing a Twitter account would be kind of be edgy in your responses like Gordan Ramsey or Wendy’s is, what the kids refer to as “savage”, lots of the main fast food brands are running their social media accounts like this now, with wild success.

Twitter’s not dead by any means, the organic growth/engagement is almost there, lol, but if you’re creative enough, like everything else you’ll be fine.

And again, if you need help, we have had proven results from twitter ad campaigns. Cheers!