Affiliate marketing jobs have been on the rise in recent years. Affiliate marketing itself has been gaining popularity among not only bloggers, but also creators of other mediums of content and even small and large businesses in search of additional income streams – or looking to promote their own affiliate programs.
This has led to a lot of opportunities for those who love a challenge. Affiliate marketing is challenging, after all. Your end goal is to convert a person – who may not know your business at all – into a sale. It takes time, dedication and a lot of finesse. But some people love a good challenge!
How Much Do Affiliate Marketing Jobs Pay?
At the time of writing this post, ZipRecruiter listed a median pay scale of $39,000 to $107,000 per year. The average affiliate marketing job paid around $67,000 annually in 2020.
This can vary a lot, depending on the skills involved.
1. Affiliate Recruiter/Outreach Agent
In this role, you are most often working for those who have an affiliate program of their own and are looking for affiliates. Affiliate recruiters usually spend their time researching potential affiliates and sending emails introducing qualified candidates to the program and helping those interested get signed up and promoting.
Copywriting differs from general web content creation in that it is focused on making a sale.
Here are a few places to find online copywriting courses:
3. Affiliate Marketing Strategist
An affiliate marketing strategist needs to be able to see the big picture. They need to be familiar enough with the affiliate marketing industry to see opportunities that are lying just under the surface.
Affiliate marketing strategists may work for those with affiliate programs that promote their products or for the affiliate marketers that promote those products.
If you are working for an affiliate marketer, you may be looking for new affiliate programs to join or finding replacement programs for programs that have closed or are under-performing. You may be brainstorming new ways to promote well-performing programs. You may be keeping an eye open for sales and opportunities to promote.
If you are working for someone with an affiliate program they want to promote, you may be researching and reaching out to influencers, brainstorming ideas to help them promote and convert more sales, organizing branded promotions and more. You may also be doing a lot of customer service and tech support in helping people find their affiliate links, read reports and more.
4. SEO Expert
Most website owners are looking for the passive income affiliate marketing can provide. We’ve all dreamed of earning money while you sleep. Well-optimized blog posts that include affiliate links can do just that.
Search engine optimization is key for this to happen. Online publishers need their content ranking high in search results in order to maintain a steady stream of qualified traffic ready to click on those links and take action. As an SEO, you can help content creators optimize new and old content for better results.
This job does require some training and a good track record of results. Coursera offers some great training resources from leading universities.
5. Funnel Expert
In addition to search engine optimization, email funnels are another great way to generate passive income. A funnel expert should be able to lead a person from being a casual website visitor to making a purchase. They are also likely knowledgeable of popular software in this industry, such as ClickFunnels.
Where Can I Find Affiliate Marketing Jobs From Home?
You can find work-from-home jobs at many of the popular online job boards and marketplaces:
While FlexJobs vets all of their job listings for legitimacy, it’s always best to perform your due diligence when searching for jobs online. Here are a few tips for spotting scams.
6. Do It All For Yourself
If you have an entrepreneurial itch and love the idea of being your own boss, you could start your own blog or other content medium and become a professional affiliate marketer. In the early stages, you may find yourself doing all of the things we discussed above. You will be seeking out and applying to programs, creating the content that features your affiliate links, promoting it effectively and more.
It isn’t for the faint of heart or those looking for overnight income, but it can be very fulfilling.