Fiverr Affiliate Program: An Alternative to Amazon Associates
Due to the recent lock-down situation, it’s clear that purely digital product companies like Fiverr, Zoom, and all kinds of digital companies are showing exactly the opposite dynamic to any ‘real’ world business.
The travel industry is disappearing. Most major retailers follow the same path. Amazon Associates takes unhealthy precautions in lowering the commission of its affiliate program .
Yet digital goods companies are thriving, and some of them are even improving their partner programs. One of them is the company that I love and use myself: Fiverr.com.
Turns out they have an affiliate program called Fiverr Affiliates. And it promises to be a great alternative to Amazon Associates for digital goods.
To test my idea, I am doing a case study. I will show you how to successfully market digital products and earn commissions on sales .
Whether you are looking to add another source of income to your online business, new to affiliate marketing, or want to make some extra money by recommending great digital services to people, then this study from case is for you.
This article is the first in a series of posts where I’ll do it:
- purchase Fiverr services (i.e. hire Fiverr freelancers) in a number of categories
- create content that recommends the best freelancers on Fiverr based on my experience
- to drive traffic to my content with the intention of making affiliate sales.
And if you are a travel affiliate struggling to find an alternative to your income due to the current global crisis, Fiverr could be a great replacement with their Global Travel benefits .
So, buckle up and read on to see what Fiverr can do for you.
Fiverr Affiliate Program
I chose the Fiverr Affiliate Program for the case study.
If you’ve never heard of Fiverr, it’s a digital goods marketplace where you can hire freelancers to help with graphic design, writing, video editing, and almost 200 other types of services.
You can watch a detailed video made by a Genuine Fiverr Affiliate below. He explains how he makes money with Fiverr Affiliates, shows screenshots of his earnings, and gives tips on how to create great content and drive traffic to make sales:
The company was established in 2010 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It is one of the biggest freelance markets.
Since this is an established business, you can expect them to invest in the affiliate program for the long term which could be a great source of income for you and me.
Why I choose Fiverr
I only recently found out that Fiverr has an affiliate program after researching alternatives to Amazon Associates.
I chose Fiverr because:
- they have a generous commission structure (see below)
- digital product sales are steadily increasing year on year (even more now with the COVID-19 crisis)
- they have both services (design, technical support, video editors, etc.) and products (courses and software)
- they target the lower end of the market with services as low as a few dollars to the high end of the market with services worth several hundred dollars.
The last point is important because when you send traffic to Fiverr, they can adapt to different buyers’ budgets which means that they are more likely to convert the visitor and you get a commission on the sale.
Structure of the commission
Commissions are based on the product and service you choose to promote.
There are two types of commissions:
Fiverr CPA is a dynamic commission structure, which means commissions vary by category from $ 15- $ 50 CPA (cost per acquisition / share). For example, when a new buyer makes a purchase, you can get $ 50 if they buy from the Whiteboard and Animated Explanations category or $ 25 if they buy from the Voice Over category.
Fiverr Hybrid gives you a fixed CPA of $ 10 per first purchase plus a 10% income share for 12 months. This means that you will continue to earn commissions if the buyer continues to purchase services from Fiverr in the first year.
The duration of the cookie is 30 days from the first click, unless the user subsequently registers through a paid channel.
You receive payment as soon as you reach $ 100 in commissions. Payments are sent monthly.
The supported payment methods are PayPal, Payoneer, and wire transfer.
Dashboard and creations
Watch the video to see what the Fiverr Affiliate Dashboard looks like and some of the available creations:
How to join the Fiverr Affiliate Program
You can join the Fiverr Affiliate Program regardless of your traffic volume.
There are two ways to register:
Join directly by visiting this link and registering.
If you have a CJ account , find Fiverr and join the program.
I recommend the first option because you can join directly and don’t need to go through a network of affiliate intermediaries.
The advantages of Fiverr membership
- excellent commissions
- some of the best designed homepages in the industry
- a period of 30 days for cookies
- a wide variety of highly demanded services tailored to buyers with varying budgets
- easy-to-use affiliate dashboard and tracking
- beautiful creations.
The disadvantages of Fiverr membership
Commissions only apply to new buyers (if someone has purchased from Fiverr before, you will not get a commission). However, the hybrid structure assures you of income for any future purchases made by the first-hand buyers you have converted.
Fiverr Pro services are capped at $ 150 per sale, although some of the items on offer are high-priced items worth thousands of dollars.
I liked what I have seen so far from the Fiverr Affiliate Program. The commissions are good, the dashboard and tracking are user-friendly, and there are a lot of popular products and services to promote.
Fiverr also offers beautifully designed creations that save time.
The plan from there is to start creating content and promoting Fiverr