Practical Steps and Action Plan for Introducing Businesses to Local First
Creating a systematic action plan is essential for introducing businesses to Local First effectively. Here’s a practical step-by-step guide for affiliates to follow:
Step 1: Identify Target Categories
Step 2: Set Up Appointments
Step 3: Prepare a Compelling Pitch
Step 4: Provide Guidance
Step 5: Offer Incentives
Step 6: Stress the Long-Term Benefits
Step 7: Think Creatively and Collaborate
Step 8: Monitor Progress
Step 9: Share Feedback and Ideas
By following this action plan, affiliates can play a pivotal role in increasing the number of listings in targeted categories and fostering long-term engagement with businesses on Local First. Effective communication, personal interactions, and a focus on both short-term incentives and long-term benefits are key to success.
Step 8- Structures and Tracking
Tracking and reporting
To get started, you will receive an affiliate book with a short prospectus for the business and listing forms for businesses that are keen to list. The book will also include QR codes that you can scan with your smartphone camera to finesses you list pay their listing fees. Once they do, you will receive your commission payment. We will provide you with regular updates on the number of businesses you have listed and the commission payments you have received. It is up to you as the account manager of sorts, to ensure all information is always updated on their listings.
Remember, it’s important to actively promote the directory to ensure that you can reach your commission targets and earn your rewards. You can use the tips and strategies we’ve provided to help you effectively promote the directory and attract new businesses to list.
Currently, we have two affiliate levels based on the number of businesses you refer. If you refer between 1-50 businesses, you will be considered a Level 1 affiliate and earn a commission of 20% of the listing fee, which is currently R480. This means that for each business you refer that signs up for a listing, you will earn a commission of R96.
Once you refer over 50 businesses, you will level up to the second tier and become a Level 2 affiliate. At this level, you will receive a commission of 25% of the listing fee, which is currently R480. This means that for each business you refer that signs up for a listing, you will earn a commission of R120.
It’s important to note that businesses who sign up for a listing with us renew every 6 months, which means that if you refer a business that renews their listing, you will continue to earn a commission on their renewal fee.
Lastly, we will provide you with a Google Drive that contains advertisements and general scripts for promoting Local First online. These resources will help you effectively promote the directory while maintaining a professional and non-spammy approach.
I hope this explanation helps clarify the commission structure for you as an affiliate.
As an affiliate using the WordPress affiliate software, you will have access to tracking and reporting features that will help you keep track of your performance and earnings. Here’s how it works:
The WordPress affiliate software provides a user-friendly platform for tracking and reporting your affiliate performance, allowing you to focus on promoting the products and services we believe in