Before social media, affiliate marketing was typically done by what some called “webmasters”, which is actually a pretty outdated term for technical website developers. But these “webmasters” would create outlets to promote the sites that they signed up to market. Before the Tube sites there were other “websites that didn’t give away quite so much and teased the potential buyer into hitting that JOIN button and making money from a sale.
If you go to your favorite website and scroll down to the bottom, in the fine print you will more than likely see a link for “webmasters” or “make money” most every site has them, it is a call to sign up to promote the site in exchange for a percentage of sales. The shocker…most are offering 50% even 70% of every sale made.
In the “golden age” of adult, there were “webmasters”that literally made their millions just promoting websites. These days are long gone with so much content piracy and theft. But there is still money in the affiliate marketing game. In fact a lot of the money is being made by people who have built large followings of fans that are interested in actually buying membership and paying for DVD’s, namely people who have a fan-base, TALENT.
Anyone can sign up to be an affiliate to just about any website and be given a link that if promoted will generate money for you just for spreading the word to your fans. Truth is, if you are talent and on Twitter for example. When you re-tweet links to your scenes thinking you are helping promote the companies that hired you, there is a better than average chance that the link is an “affiliate link” that is making someone other than you money. In fact becoming a successful affiliate marketer is one of the few ways that adult entertainers can actually receive royalties of some sort for their library of work.
Affiliate Marketing is an integral part of Social Media Marketing, and could be a revenue stream for Adult Talent and personalities. Your posts, tweets, tags and even your snapchats, photos and vines can be making you money. At a time when our industry is contracting and revenue streams are shrinking, we encourage you take advantage of every available source of generating money from your work and popularity.
If you need help integrating affiliate marketing into your website or into your social media marketing plan contact us as we have some solutions ready and some we are working on. Lets all start sharing some links and making money.