Got down time in the off season? Join the Dirt Killer affiliate program and earn 10% of every sale you generate by promoting Dirt Killer products found on SHOP,DirtKiller.com. *Not all products on our parent website qualify.
Transcript of Dirt Killer Affiliate Marketing video
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (00:00): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
Hey, it's Mike with DirtKiller.com. And I know that this question comes up every year at this time of year when the season's ending and or is over for some of us, "what do I do in the off season?" My recommendation is that you join the Dirt Killer affiliate program. What that means is if you joined the program and you send people to our affiliate site and they make a transaction on any of the product there you will earn 10% of the sale. It's not the same website as the regular public site. It's SHOP,DirtKiller.com. So if you join the affiliate program, you promote our products that you know and like, and somebody makes a purchase. You earn 10%. Now let me show you how it all works.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (00:55): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
Okay. I'm over on DirtKiller.com. And if you just go underneath dealers, there's the affiliate earn 10% link, just click that. And when you click it, you'll be taken to the affiliate signup page, which explains everything. Basically it's like I just said, it's 10% commission on every successful referral. That means somebody clicks the link and then makes a full transaction. And then you get paid. To join all you have to do is come to this page and then down here, we have a join now link, just click that and fill out the information. You can use your Google profile or your Facebook profile. It's pretty quick and easy, and you'll be signed up. Once you get a confirmation email, et cetera then you will log into your control panel on the control panel right here is your standard affiliate link.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (01:58): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
But before you start promoting just take care of these things first which is over in settings, you know, share your website with me, share your Instagram and your Twitter and your YouTube and your Facebook then include your address that way, if you, you know, do really well and we want to send you something special, or we want to send you some product to promote and test out for yourself, we can do it. In the referral code. This is auto-generated right now. Mine says demo. But you can change it to whatever you like just to make your life easy and possibly get a little more branding out there in the world for yourself. The next thing, and this is important is payments set up. Just click that and then choose PayPal, and then include your PayPal email address so that I can pay you those 10% commissions that you'll be earning now.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (02:59): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
I don't need to do that for myself. Under here, we also have a tax identification number, Even though this is here and this is secure, you know, I mean the hackers never sleep. So don't put any information there. I don't really need that information until you hit the $500 threshold of commission payouts. Once you hit that, then I'll contact you and we'll get a 10 99 either with your SS your social security number or your EIN. So that's it, as far as the basic setup and everything. Now let's go back to the homepage. Here's your referral link. And you could just start promoting SHOP.DirtKiller.com right away. However that's not the best approach. The best approach in affiliate marketing is to drive people to a specific page for a specific product that presumably we've talked about, or you're answering a question in the Facebook groups or in any of the other type of groups that are out there.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (04:02): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram. Well, Twitter, and Instagram don't really have groups, but you know what I'm talking about. If you're answering a specific question, you want to send them to a specific product page. Less clicks means more transactions. Now the way we could do that is say, let's say somebody was looking for a product to remove oxidation from vinyl. We could just go to, let's go back to the homepage of the public affiliate site, which is SHOP,DirtKiller.com. That's very important to remember SHOP,DirtKiller.com. It's only the products on this website that we can pay 10% on. Over on the parent site of www.DirtKiller.com. We've got a bunch of other products, but we don't have any room in the profit margins in there for you to earn 10% on. Just yet. We're working on it, but this is what I have available for you right now.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (05:00): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
So anyway, somebody wants a oxidation from vinyl removal product. We happen to know that is a Kracken Wash. So we went to chemicals. We go to Kracken Wash and here they could just buy it. Now, what you want to do is up here at the top. You want it to just highlight that, copy it, go back to your control panel, go to marketing tools that tab there and paste in the URL and over here what happens is the URL is amended with a ?ref= in this case it's demo, but that, that demo would be your specific tracking ID. It's very important. I can't pay you if you don't have a tracking ID on your URL and I WANT TO PAY YOU. Okay. So now I would select this and copy it. And, or I could just click the copy button.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (06:03): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
It's been copied to my clipboard and I could start promoting it. We've got some fun buttons here. I don't know what channels are all in, but on Facebook, say there's a Facebook group that I want to share to. I could just click this button and the share window opens. By default it's going to go to my personal profile which is fine too. If you have a lot of friends who are interested in pressure washing products, you can promote it to them. But you probably gonna get the most traction out of promoting it to Facebook groups or your own Facebook business profile or wherever else you are on Facebook. So here I could just change it to a group, say All Things Pressure Washing, which is a group that I belong to. And frankly, Dirt Killer actually sponsors that group.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (06:56): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
If I could say something specific and then I could tag other people, what have you, and I could post it. I could also post it to a page that I manage. In this case it would be Atlantic Pressure Washers because that's the default one that shows up. But whatever other pages I have or I'm promoting product, I could do that. Now. You could also promote products within Facebook marketplace to a degree. I haven't really, haven't done that. I know it's available, it's over there and you can add some links. So that's something to explore. You could paste links to Craigslist or whatever in wherever you are online and you have an audience. So I'm going to just cancel this post thing. So now let's talk about payments a little bit more. So that affiliate link that you have and that code is very important.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (07:58): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
That's how I know the traffic came from you and I'm able to track it and pay it. One of the nice things about our affiliate program is that that tracking code drops a cookie on people's browsers, their, you know, their cell phone, their tablet or desktop. However, they're looking at the page through the link that they clicked. It goes into their sort of hidden area of their browser. And it's good for 30 days, which is good. Because a lot of people don't buy right off. Right. they come, they look, they want to go check it out, see if they can find it someplace cheaper, which they can't. Not our products. That can't find it cheaper. So they'll wind up back on this site and if they do so within 30 days you'll still get credit for the transaction.
Mike Zittel - Marketing Manager For Dirt Killer (08:49): Join affiliate program and earn 10%
So that's you know, that's a pro and again, why it's so important that you have a URL with a tracking code on it. The way we pay out is once you hit a hundred dollars threshold, we will pay you via PayPal. If you haven't hit the threshold, then the balance just rolls over and keeps growing. And once you hit that hundred dollar mark, we will pay you. If you prefer that we hold onto it for a longer time. That's fine too. We can do that. Just let us know. We'll work it out. Additionally, if you find that you talking to people more and in this affiliate program, isn't quite right for your traffic and there needs some more human interaction. Based on potential volume. We could probably work out another relationship. But point is if in the off season you were looking for something to do and try to make some money. Then I suggest, and I'd love it. If you joined the DirtKiller.com affiliate program. We will pay 10%. Do you have any questions? Leave a comment below or visit DirtKiller.com. And send us a contact form. And, or you can give us a call at (800) 544-1188. Right there. My name is Mike. Ask for me related to the affiliate program. I'll be happy to have a conversation with you. If you have any questions, let me know. Again. Thanks for watching Mike with DirtKiller.com. Let's kill some dirt!