5 Ways Affiliate Marketers Can Hire Freelancers To Boost Business
In need of a boost for your affiliate marketing game? Have you not been seeing the kind of success you’re looking for?
It’s easy to get lost in all the ruckus when you’re in a business as popular as affiliate marketing. You’ve got to find the right products or services, create the content, get the word out there and keep up with social media. There’s so much to be done.
When you’re not meeting the goals you had in the beginning, you might even start to reconsider how much time you’re investing into it all.
The solution? Invest OTHER people’s time into it.
Freelancers are the best tools money can buy. If you think wealthy affiliates have gotten to where they are on their own, think again.
Whether you’re new in the business or an established, wealthy affiliate, here’s five ways freelancers can boost your affiliate marketing business:
- Search skill-based marketplaces
You’ll be looking for particular types of freelancers. This could be a copywriter to add content to your affiliate marketing blog, a web designer if you’re in need of a website makeover or an all-around assistant to do research and upload content. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a corner of the internet (or your network) that will connect you with the right people. This could be more obvious, like freelance-recruiting channels; or it could be job boards within online communities.
- Review their portfolio
Once you know what it is you’re looking for, you’ll need to figure out who you’re looking for. This is where portfolios become your best friend. Don’t overlook this aspect of the hiring process. Considering the point of hiring a freelancer is to save your time, you don’t want to waste time and money by hiring the wrong person! Ask for examples of their work. If they can’t show you anything or you’re not satisfied with their work, move on – no harm was done.
- Get references
As with my last point, you should treat this process as you would do when hiring a full-time employee for your company. Once you’re happy that their work is relevant and of high-quality, you should get references. Identify red flags before you get started, or you’ll regret skipping out on this when they pop up later.
- Old-fashioned human interaction
Do you remember that old thing that used to happen? What’s it called again…the face to face thing…human interaction! We’re moving at a hundred miles an hour every day, so it’s understandable that this has become a thing of the past.
However, you should make the effort to connect with any prospective hires directly.
Meeting in person gives you something an email exchange won’t – transparency and open communication. This way, you’ll be able to ensure your vision is aligned and extinguish any uncertainty from the outset.
Ultimately, if you’re finding that arranging the initial meeting is too difficult, it’s likely that they will be evasive when the budget narrows or you’re setting deadlines too!
- Agree to project scope
So, you think you’ve found the right fit, but don’t hire them just yet! You both need to be clear on the scope of the project before work commences. Remove any ambiguity by establishing the timeline for completion, where responsibility lies and the payment process.
Let’s say you’re hiring a copywriter to write the content for your affiliate marketing blog. Will you want them to write for your blog continuously, or will you want them to produce a foundation of content so that you can take over in a few months? Is there a flat-rate or hourly rate?
It’s all too common for work to stall part-way down the line, so set everything in stone to get the ball rolling.
The final word
Reach your affiliate marketing goals faster and smarter by hiring freelancers. Utilise online marketplaces to find the kinds of freelancers you can use, narrow this down in a screening process, and create a crystal clear plan from day one.
Do these things and you can use freelancers to take your affiliate marketing from “boo” to “woo!”. Feel the boost!
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