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How to Build a Thriving and Profitable Affiliate Program

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Anna Hrach

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Alexis Teichmiller, Affiliate Manager at ConvertKit, joins the Content Experience Show to discuss the power of partnering with your customers over traditional influencers.

Speaking From Experience

With the worldwide prevalence of social media, more and more businesses are embracing things like influencer marketing. It may sound like a difference of semantics, but the world of affiliate marketing is distinctly different and potentially even more powerful.
When it comes to running a successful affiliate marketing program, there’s no one better to talk to than Alexis Teichmiller of ConvertKit. She manages over 10,000 affiliates and can certainly attest to the profitability the program.
Rather than only seeking influencers to market their product from the outside, ConvertKit has connected with many of its most loyal customers to develop advocates who can promote ConvertKit’s services based on their own personal experience. By reaching out to your customers and rewarding them for becoming affiliates, you can work alongside people who intimately know the benefits and have a real emotional connection to your products.

In This Episode

  • How ConvertKit built a successful affiliate marketing program
  • How to balance branding with personal testimony with your affiliates
  • Why affiliates are different from influencers
  • How your business can start building an affiliate program

Quotes From This Episode

“I encourage our affiliates to use their own tone and insert their own story.” — @alexisteich
“One of our core values is teaching everything you know, and so that’s what we also encourage our affiliates to do.” — @alexisteich
You can't just put up an affiliate signup page and then just go, you have to give them the resources to actually sell your product for you. Share on X

“Make sure that you are taking care of the top affiliates, but also give the smaller affiliates an opportunity to sell your product and get to that next level.” — @alexisteich


Content Experience Lightning Round

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Banff, Alberta, Canada
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Blue Moon
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Sometime in the next 12 months!
See you next week!

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