If you want to create an affiliate page that thanks users for joining your list, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we will teach you the exact steps to create a simple, clean, and engaging thanks you page that will make your readers want to stay glued to your content.
Create a Landing Page For Your Affiliate Program
Before you begin putting together your automated email list, you need to have a landing page. A landing page is simply a webpage that you’ve created that will greet visitors and get them to take the next step in the conversion process (typically, filling out a form or making a purchase). Most affiliate programs will have you set up a simple, yet elegant, thank you page where you can highlight your key performance indicators (KPIs) and explain how joining the program will benefit their business.
If you run an eCommerce store, you can use your landing page to showcase your products. If you’re creating an online magazine or blogging platform, you can use your landing page to highlight recent posts or offer a concise summary of the latest news story.
Use a Tool To Automatically Email Your List
You’ve probably heard of MailChimp and getting automated email blasts from your favorite brands. Well, most traditional email marketing platforms can also be configured to send automated emails to a list of subscribers once a certain action is taken (e.g., join the program, make a purchase, fill out a form, etc.).
These automated emails give you the ability to keep your email list updated and offer your readers value when they’re on your side. Imagine getting an email from your favorite clothing brand with a special offer just for being on their email list. That’s value. That’s what you’re trying to achieve with your thank you page. You’re trying to gain value for your audience by providing them with free, quality content that will educate them about the benefits of your program.
Put Together A Simple And Eye-catching Design
When it comes to design, make sure you put your readers first. That means using easy-to-read fonts, big bulleted lists, and plenty of whitespace. When designing your email marketing template, keep these tips in mind.
Besides, make sure that your design is mobile-friendly. This means that if someone opens it on their phone, the text should be easy to read, and the layout should be aesthetically pleasing. Ideally, you want to create a user experience that is satisfying and action-oriented.
Include Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Every affiliate program will have you measure the performance of your affiliate sales. That is usually presented as a key performance indicator (KPI) dashboard that will tell you exactly how your program is doing. Within that dashboard, you’ll see a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) that can help you track your performance, such as (but not limited to):
- Total Number Of Signups
- Total Number Of Orders
- Unique Contacts
- Average Order Value
- Sales By Country
- Sale Time Frame
Each KPI has its own significance. For example, if you are wanting to track the number of signups you’ve received, this is a simple yet effective KPI to track. But, if you are wanting to track the average order value, this would be a better metric to use. To calculate the average order value, you’ll need to look at a combination of these two KPIs (signups and orders), along with any other relevant KPIs that your dashboard provides. The important thing to keep in mind is the significance of each KPI. Knowing what each KPI means and why you’re using it will help you determine the proper course of action when you’re viewing your KPIs. For example, if you are looking at a particularly low value for a particular KPI, you might want to re-evaluate the way you’re doing business. Are your prices low because people aren’t buying your product or is it because your product’s value is low? You can re-brand your thank you page and change the URL to any affiliate program you’re a part of, so it doesn’t look like spam. Just remember that some affiliate programs require a manual approval process before you can start earning commissions from sales.
Add Bullets Where Appropriate
Using bullets is a great way to add information and organization to your content. This is especially helpful if you’re writing an article that is longer than 6 paragraphs. You don’t need to use 4-5 bullets to make your point. Sometimes, less is more. If adding more information isn’t necessary to make your point, you can bet your readers will never find out the details.
As an example, let’s say you’re writing an article about how to properly take a shower. You don’t need to tell your readers about the location of the showerhead or the temperature of the water. However, if you want to make your article more informative and engaging, you can add a bullet point about the different types of shower heads available or how hot the water can get.
Add Links To Actionable Takeaways
If you’re writing an article about the best electric kettle for making tea, you don’t need to tell your readers that you’ve checked out a bunch of electric kettles on the market. Your readers already know that. What they don’t know is that you’ve used an electric kettle and how you liked it compared to others. This type of information is what you should be linking to.
This is also where adding a bit of personality comes in handy. For example, let’s say you’re comparing different electric kettles, one of which is the Braun electrical kettle. You can say something like, “Hey, everyone! I have a confession to make. I am a huge fan of Braun electrical kettles, so much so that I decided to compare all of their products in a single blog post. You can find the whole review here.”
Personalization is crucial when it comes to user experience. By putting yourself in your content, you’re not only satisfying your readers, but you’re also providing them with value. Plus, it makes you more relatable. People like talking to, or writing about, people they know or can identify with. So, by putting yourself in your content, you’re essentially giving your readers a chance to connect with you on a personal level.
Depending on the nature of your blog, you might be tempted to reuse content from other sources. While it’s tempting to do so, you should resist the urge to repeat someone else’s work. Instead, look for content that is well-written and unique to you. If your content is well-written and original, you’ll have no problem attracting and maintaining an audience.
Also, make sure to properly cite your sources. This means giving credit to the people who you’ve used or quoted in your work. If you’re citing an article, make sure you provide a link to the original source. Finally, make sure to register your blog with the copyright office so you can protect your work.
With just a few hours, you can have an attractive, functional, and (most importantly) informative thank you page set up for your affiliate program. Just remember to keep the quality high, so your readers remain engaged, and value is always appreciated.