Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business like Shopee rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.
In simple terms, it is about paying commissions to you for recommending a product and making sales from it.
If you are looking to make money on Shopee through affiliate marketing, there are a few things you need to know.
First, you need to find a niche that you are interested in and that has potential customers in Malaysia. Once you have found your niche, you need to create a website, blog, and Social Media like Facebook or TikTok; and start promoting products or services that will be relevant to your audience.
One way to promote your affiliate products or services is through search engine optimization. This involves optimizing your website or blog so that it appears as high up as possible in the search results for relevant keywords. An example of a Niche website is Aqua Shack focusing on the Aquarium Niche and recommends products related to Aquariums.
The other way is to promote your affiliate products and links through Youtube Videos. You would talk about the product and its features that may be useful to a viewer and they would click the Shopee link in the description.
Another way to promote your affiliate products is through social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter. You can create posts about your product recommendations and include links back to your website or blog so that people can learn more about what you have to offer.
Whichever way you choose, they all will help to generate money as Affiliate Marketer as long as you choose a niche and focus on it.
How does it work? Shopee Affiliate Marketing
To Affiliate Marketing for Shopee and after you find a niche you want to start with, you simply go on the Shopee website and select a product you find interesting and you can comfortably make content around and generate a unique affiliate link that is specific to you. Take the link and post/share it on your content or social media. As simple as that!
Yes, for Affiliate Marketing for Shopee or anything, you need a Computer Device (Laptop or Desktop).
How much money can you make from Shopee Affiliate Marketing?
With Shopee, they offer up to 9% of commission with a cap limit and the commission rate is variable for each category. You must expect on average to earn minimal when you started and work on gaining more views to your content and increasing the clicks on the affiliate links. The more clicks you can get does not mean you get paid more, there are two factors:
– The amount clicks does not mean you get a commission, the person must buy something and pay to qualify the sale for your commission.
– The sale could get you RM10 of commission while another sale can only get you RM0.10 because it is depended on the price of the product.
So, you must expect to not earn much when you started but once you gain momentum, you can definitely make thousands of Ringgit down the road as Suraya did. This means, the bigger the audience you have, the more you can make through Affiliate Marketing.
What does Affiliate Link look like?
Affiliate Link usually is a short web link compared to a long link for example:
Original Link: https://shopee.com.my/IPX-6-Waterproof-Outdoor-Dry-Bag-by-Hypergear-Keep-Your-Everything-Dry-by-Healdas-Camping-Hiking-Travel-Backpack-i.259379442.14313415318?sp_atk=7bb8e322-274f-4f3f-a57f-5708d9d3d814&xptdk=7bb8e322-274f-4f3f-a57f-5708d9d3d814
See how the Affiliate Link is shorter than the original link right? That is what Affiliate Link looks like. The special thing about Affiliate Links is that each link is unique to you, which means no other person will have the same link as you and that is how Shopee or other Affiliate agencies track your sales.
For the more advanced level Affiliate Marketer, you can improve your SEO content by wrapping your affiliate link with your own website address using software like Rank Math Pro. This is generally for more SEO Affiliate Marketer who wants to have uniformed link under their domain name, faster tracking, and able to check broken link faster & replace them with a new link without replacing the uniformed link. You can learn more about SEO websites for Affiliate Marketing using WordPress at Laut Media.
How to Start Affiliate Marketing for Shopee?
There are two ways to start. One way is to apply directly on Shopee. But there are some limitations going directly with Shopee. But there are some disadvantages with the Shopee Affiliate Program and one of the key requirements to be approved is you need to have a valid over 1,000 followers on your Social Media. This is hard for someone who just started. Luckily, there is another way and a much easier and way more powerful!
Yes, you can start immediately through Involve Asia. An Affiliate Agency with over 4000 brands that you can promote including Shopee and Lazada.
The advantage of Involve Asia, it has been trusted by over thousands of Malaysian Affiliate Marketers and Influencers and is even trusted by big companies including Shopee, Lazada, Watsons, Sephora, Adidas, Malaysia Airlines, and many more!
With Involve Asia, you can expand your Affiliate Marketing to promote other brands like Lazada and even tap into different Niches such as Travel and promote Malaysia Airlines or Health Niches and promote Watsons or Big Pharmacy. The ways to make money through different Niches are now endless!
Also, there is a bonus advantage with Involve Asia, For all the brands you work with, the commission is paid and tracked under 1 account! That means you don’t need to apply one by one separately on different websites and check one by one on each website to see how much money you make from brand A and how much you make from brand B.
Register with Involve Asia now and start your Affiliate Marketing journey on the right path!
Generate Shopee Affiliate Links on Involve Asia
The above video will help you to kick start immediately on generating Shopee Affiliate Link once you have opened your account.
How to Promote Your Shopee Affiliate Links?
As mentioned before, there are a number of ways you can promote your affiliate links once you identify your niche market. If through Social Media such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, and Twitter; you can place each affiliate links to each content you created.
If through your own website or blog, you would create dedicated content around a specific product or review content and make the content SEO optimized. A great example is content made by Aqua Shack about an aquarium product called Anti-Chlorine and how he compares each brand.
We hope this article has helped answer your questions and guide you on how to make money through Shopee Affiliate Marketing. Please do contact us on our Facebook if you have any questions about Affiliate Marketing and if you do have any suggestions please do let us know too!
In case you need some inspiration, here is an article in Bahasa Malay on 100 Ideas to Start an Online Business which includes Affiliate Marketing.
What is ONJOB?
In case you wonder, ONJOB is a Business Service Directory Website is a platform that lists the list of services for a business in a specific category or location. A very useful website for people who are looking for a specific type of service in a specific area and a great way for businesses to gain more exposure, attract new customers, and possibly replace their website.
So, if you know a family or friend who is a business owner and looking to advertise their business online, you can recommend ONJOB.
As a bonus, ONJOB offers Referral Program where for every referral you send over, you get a commission after each vendor made their payment!