By Robinson Murage
Earn Money on social media: How many Facebook updates have you made in the last couple of days, months? What if someone told you that you could get paid every time you post, would you believe it?
Launched in January 2015 the Jumia affiliate program has become a cash cow for the social media lovers. You have probably seen those guys asking you to click a link to buy a particular product. From where they are sitting, they create original content for their network of friends, family and audience, they literally place the message on your doorstep and make a killing from you!
How it works
The first step is to sign up for the affiliate program, after which you will have an account and receive a dedicated Sub-ID that will track the number of visitors who click on your link and those who actually buy.
After this, you will come up with eye-catching, product selling artwork and content for your status updates and still continue to interact with your friends but this time not pro bono.
How to make the cash
Wait! Don’t quit your day job yet, I guess they told you about side hustles? Well this is passive income that you earn while sleeping, walking or downing a bottle of vodka with friends at your popular joint. With this you join the ranks of popular ‘billionaires’ who mint cash while playing golf on the Comoros.
Your account will show, the amounts you make every day using the blue bars and the number of people who clicked on your link using the line spikes.
NB: Account has been active for 2 months
To make the program work, you will need creativity, loads of it. Some days you will make money and others you won’t just like any other business, DO NOT stop! Guys will buy that product you promoted last month when they get money. Trust me, they will scroll your timeline and make the purchase!
How to generate a link for product promotion
Next to the home Icon, you will find the ‘Programs’ icon that shows the confirmed nationality of your account. When you click on the ‘AD’ icon below it. You will then add your Sub-ID and copy paste a link of the product you want to promote from the Jumia website.
Generate and shorten the link
After you generate the link, use a shortening app/software in this case, I love Bitly. Copy paste the link and add it to you status update. You are good to go!
Purchases made through your link will need to be confirmed upon verification. Some folks may buy through the link and later change their mind or cancel the purchase, note you will only get paid for items, purchased, processed, delivered and paid for.
After the confirmation is done, your confirmed commissions will show on your account. This is the actual amount that will be sent to your bank account, you can also opt for mobile money transfer!
Should you join the Jumia affiliate program?
The online social world has become a way of life, everyone is on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, name them. There is always an exciting story, a trending topic and while at it, there is nothing more motivating than getting paid for it.
Your success with the program will be tied to your brand, the more you present products to your audience, the more they learn to rely on you and while slowly carving yourself a position as a consultant in a particular product category you make more money.
For bloggers who do reviews for different products attaching a ‘Buy Now’ icon with your Sub-ID at the end of the review will go a long way in increasing you income.
As I pen this post down Facebook has 1.5+Billion users, Twitter has 288+Million, Instagram has 300+Million, LinkedIn has 347+million. The fact is the affiliate program is a go! This link is your invitation
Visit official www.jumia.co.ke to join
Robinson Murage is the Communications Manager Jumia Kenya: Mobile: 0705414775