Top 10 Attributes of a Successful Affiliate Manager
Want to know the top 10 characteristics or skills you need to look for when hiring your next (or first) Affiliate Manager?
Before I proceed you need to know affiliate management is about “relationships, relationships, relationships”. An effective affiliate manager needs to build strong positive relationships in order to recruit and retain the affiliates that are going to help make a difference in your affiliate program. It’s so important that actually the first 5 points in the list are relationship based.
- Friendly Disposition – In order to really establish a strong relationship with not only fellow team members but affiliates as well, the individual needs to be someone that has a friendly disposition and easy to talk to.
- Polished written and oral skills – In building a strong relationship with any affiliate, or anybody for that matter, the individual must be able to both listen effectively and respond intellectually.
- Able to work within a team environment effectively – The individual has to be a team player and be able to thrive within your corporate environment.
- Punctual response time – Super important. Not responding quickly is telling that affiliate that their time and effort is not important to them and you will lose them.
- Retail or ecommerce experience – The manager needs to be able to read a situation, decide what the issue (or opportunity is) and then develop ideas to move forward.
- Work ethic and organizational skills – Strong work ethic and ability to manage one’s projects wisely is essential when dealing with a vast portfolio of differing affiliates, multiple company projects and other various tasks.
- Strong quantitative skills and analytic skills – The ability to scan over a sheet of numbers and pick underperformers, over performers, anomalies, etc is both a learned and genetic attribute that the individual needs to have in their skill set.
- Comprehensive knowledge of affiliate marketing techniques – It’s imperative the individual is familiar with the phrases and terminology of affiliate marketing and the different techniques used by successful affiliates.
- Hands on experience with various Affiliate Marketing platforms –Yes it’s important to know how to upload banners, accept affiliates, create newsletters etc within any of the major networks but they are built quite similar so please don’t make this a make or break point when hiring an affiliate manager.
- Business or Economics Degree – I’ve seen just as many without a degree excel in time management and business “smarts” as those that have one and vice versa.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article and I hope it helps you to narrow down the next candidate to fill your affiliate marketing needs.
Hope you’re having a great day,
New Client Announcement: FSJ Shoes in ShareASale
I just love shoes and shoe shopping, especially all the really cool heels and high fashion shoes. Which is why I am so excited to tell you about our new client FSJ Shoes. FSJ has been in the shoe industry since 1998, crafting quality women’s shoes. They even offer customization services: you can change the heel size or the materials used to have a “one of a kind” shoe. This is perfect for weddings when the bridal party has to match!
FSJ offers quality women’s shoes at reasonable prices so you can earn a healthy commission on all sales. Sites that will be a great fit with FSJ Shoes are : Fashion, Wedding, and special event.
Grab more information here regarding the FSJ Shoesaffiliate program.
- JOIN NOW AT SHAREASALE
- If you have already joined the ShareASale network, simply log in and add FSJ Shoes to your existing account.
- If you are not in the ShareaSale network, you can sign up through the FSJ Shoes application.
HauteFlair is Available in Shareasale
HauteFlair means luxury in lingerie. You’ll find one of the largest selections of brand-name, luxurious intimates, loungewear, swimwear, and sportswear anywhere online. HauteFlair brings 7,000+ top designer selections in a complete and dazzling display of beautiful intimates.
Grab more information here regarding the HauteFlair affiliate program.
JOIN NOW AT SHAREASALE
- If you have already joined the ShareASale network, simply log in and add HauteFlair to your existing account.
- If you are not in the ShareaSale network, you can sign up through the HauteFlair application.
If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lessie Purpera via email.
Is fashion your passion? Whether you run a fashion blog or you just love to promote it, Snow Consulting has some great fashion merchants that you may be interested in promoting!
Get more information and join our programs:
We look forward to working with all fashionistas.
Keeping the mouths of your little monsters fresh and clean is always a chore or battle. MouthMonsters brings a new tool to the table when it comes to oral hygiene and bright smiles. With the fresh taste of mint or strawberry, oil pulling from MouthMonsters gives your child a natural way to whiten his or her teeth and leave them with a fresh smile!
We are excited here at Snow Consulting to be managing this program on the ShareASale platform. We enjoy working with brands and products that we believe in and MouthMonsters is a great new member of our managed program.
If you’re interested in health products, kid’s health, natural lifestyle or unique oral care I invite you to apply for the affiliate program. I would love to chat with you about any ideas you have for promoting this great product! Join us in brightening smiles across the globe!
JOIN THE MOUTHMONSTERS AFFILIATE PROGRAM AT SHAREASALE:
- If you have already joined the ShareASale network, simply log in and add MouthMonsters to your existing account.
- If you are not in the ShareASale network, you can sign up through the MouthMonsters application.
There’s hardly anything more fun than getting a new phone, right? Unless it’s rounding up all the cool accessories that go with it!
Modern Accessory Has The Accessories You Want!
It’s going to be easy and fun to promote Modern Accessory on your site or blog. They have beautiful leather cases like the one on the right. They also have fun and quirky things, too.
The program is available in ShareASale network and Randy Norton is managing the program.
- If you have already joined the ShareASale network, simply log in and add ModernAccessory to your existing account
- If you are not in the ShareASale network, you can sign up through the ModernAccessory application
We look forward to partnering with you. Please let us know if you have any questions prior to joining. We are here to help. We look forward to seeing you generate high commission checks.
Contact Affiliate Manager: Randy Norton