If you’re serious about climbing to the top of the JV Affiliate Leaderboard and winning one of the $150,000 in prizes up for grabs, you’ll need to streamline and optimize your operations first. Otherwise, you’ll be buried beneath a mountain of never-ending work at all times of the day. It is all up to you.
As “they” say … time is money. Cliché, yes, very much, but undeniably true for affiliate marketers.
If you spend valuable time navigating poorly structured systems and doing mundane tasks that keep you from doing revenue-generating tasks, you are sure to miss your goals.
I don’t want that for you. I don’t want you to blindly wage an unnecessary fight. No. I want you to become a super affiliate.
And the way to become that super affiliate is to focus your efforts on increasing your ROI and marketing insights. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 13 best tools to help you with the daily work of your affiliate marketing business.
The 13 Digital Tolls
Grammarly – spell checker
Good writing is key to the success of your published content and landing pages. Perfecting your copywriting skills is a daunting task, but if you publish online regularly you need to earn Grammarly.
While nothing can or should replace your high school English teacher, Grammarly is pretty much the next best thing to helping you develop your ideas.
It’s the little superpower behind many quick-to-publish content creators that gives people the confidence to post online without having to ask three friends to read it (we still recommend asking at least one well-read adult to see it but read over).
Grammarly will point out your spelling mistakes, but it will also detect grammatical errors – which is invaluable in polishing your copy. You can download the desktop app, but there is also a browser extension that you can use to make corrections as you write on social media and other websites.
There is a free version, but of course, the paid version offers more extensive testing functions. If you are not a seasoned writer, we recommend upgrading to this one!
Speaking of high-quality written content, when you do business online you want to drive traffic to your website. But you will soon find that even using SEO methods and hitting the right keyboards can be quite difficult to stand out. At the end of the day, content is queen.
So how do you get all of these potential prospects looking for information? In short, publish better content.
Yes, it’s true, large companies have the advantage of being able to work full-time and research and create content, but if hiring talent is not within your budget, there is an affordable solution for you. It’s a sneaky little cheat called “PLR” or Private Label Rights.
PLR.me – content
PLR allows you to rebrand content as if it were your own. Yes, you are right, that sounds like something that would get you into a world of trouble. But unfortunately, that’s exactly what PLR is for. Do you see something you like? Buy it, brand it, and it’s as good as if you made it.
If you don’t want to start from scratch, PLR.me is a great place to find content for courses, presentations, reports, e-books, products, and coaching programs.
You can create a free account that gives you access to 2 download credits per month (the credits work similarly to credits on Adobe Stock or Audible). There’s also a pay-as-you-go option for $ 2.20 per download credit, as well as more comprehensive plans.
Dupli Checker – plagiarism checker
How many ideas are really original? Well … it has to be original enough to pass a plagiarism check.
If you’re working with a content team, it’s a smart idea to first run the content through something like Dupli Checker – a tool that lets you insert your text and run it through its plagiarism checker.
It works by scanning the text you enter and comparing it to web pages on the internet, so it’s pretty comprehensive.
The software is free to use, but you need to sign up for an account if you want to use it more than once a day.
CoSchedule – headline analyzer
When it comes to headlines, you have to go beyond your weight. A strong headline will stand out and grab the reader’s attention with all the online clickbait.
This headline tool quickly analyzes your headline and breaks it down into various criteria to create a score for each one. If you are making the headlines, use this tool to test them all out and find the one that is most likely to drive traffic to your website.
It’s completely free to use, and it comes with a free browser extension too.
Canva – template designs
Hiring a professional designer is great, but it can (and usually does) stall your release schedule while waiting for a graphic.
Canva is a graphic design platform that is easy enough to use for those who are not Photoshop assistants. It’s hard to believe when you know that you’re not a fan of design, but you can easily create a logo, post on social media, design a flyer, and much more.
There are hundreds of professional-quality designs to choose from, and their website is easy to navigate with categorized templates for every occasion.
The free version gives you access to over 8,000 templates and hundreds of thousands of free stock images. The paid Pro version gives you access to over 420,000 templates and over 75 million free images with several other benefits. While the free version is a generous offering, we encourage you and your team to upgrade to the affordable Pro version.
Creative Market – graphic assets
A big step before using Canva for your creative projects is purchasing ready-to-use design assets created by professional developers. This is so much more than just website or social media templates (which you can get too); You can purchase designs for your lead magnets for your listing, or even create product mockups.
We all love transparency and clarity – especially when it comes to legal matters. And Creative Market does it well. Their website provides a thorough explanation of the three licensing options that will give you extra peace of mind when using their design assets.
You can browse the product range for individual prices or hire a designer without having to register.
VisualHunt – stock images
When looking for royalty-free images for your content, the search may be in vain. VisualHunt is a searchable collection of free photos (Creative Commons) that takes care of a lot of the workload.
You can search results from multiple sources in one place. It is best to always check the license before using an image and make sure you respect the copyrights – our lawyers say.
We also strongly recommend browsing for more options in finding free, high-quality professional images through Unsplash, Pixabay, and Pexels for a great collection of free stock images.
TinyPNG – image compression
Everyone knows the frustration of waiting for a website to load. But did you know that for every additional second of your website load time, your bounce rates increase?
Your site needs to be running at optimal speed. A quick way to ensure this is to compress all PNG and JPEG images to reduce the file size.
Using a good compression tool, you can achieve this without affecting the quality of your photographs. The effect will not be visible, but it will significantly reduce the time it takes for your site to load. Check out the before and after on their website and see if you can tell the difference between the pandas.
The site is free to use, with the option to upgrade to Pro for $ 25 per year.
Bitly – URL shortener
Are you looking for a way to share links without sending an awkwardly long link?
Or maybe you want to create a new link to mask a permalink. You can turn your links into powerful marketing assets and make them discoverable across your channels. According to Bitly, companies that do this get up to 34% more clicks.
A major advantage of this link management system is the ability to optimize your link performance by tracking real-time analyzes. Once you see what your audience loves, you can share more of it.
Bitly also makes sure that their links are safe and reliable, so all of your links are encrypted using HTTPS – which just means that your content is safe.
There is a free plan that lets you create up to 1,000 links per month, but not custom domains. The updated Basic plan costs less than $ 30 per month and allows you to export your data and add a custom domain.
Hootsuite – social media management
Social, social, social. Everyone is telling you to get on social media.
However, managing and tracking multiple social media accounts through their respective platforms can be painfully time-consuming. This is exactly why Hootsuite is so widely used content management software – it just saves so much time.
You can connect to over 20 social networks including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest, and you can also integrate hundreds of apps to get your chores done.
Hootsuite offers a limited free plan as well as a 30-day free trial that leads to different plans.
Fancy Hands – virtual assistants
The not-so-secret of digital entrepreneurs.
Virtual assistants are a great option when you want to delegate tasks but don’t want to hire an assistant. “Just tell us what you need to do and we will do it for you,” is the impressive promise on the website.
Outsourcing has its advantages and disadvantages, so it goes without saying that you should conduct your own due diligence. But if you have small, repetitive tasks that can rob you of even an hour a day, it is most likely worth giving them off to someone else.
You can easily send inquiries to Fancy Hands by phone, SMS, web, email, or via the app. Their lowest plan starts at under $ 20 a month.
Onlinejob.ph – a freelance marketplace
There is a constant influx of companies (including names like Unilever and Google) hiring in the Philippines, which makes sense given the advanced training and English skills combined with the availability of labor.
Business Process Outsourcing, known as “BPO”, is one of the fastest-growing industries in the Philippines. As one of the greatest contributions to the country’s development and growth over the past two decades, many consider the BPO to be beneficial for everyone.
There are more than 1,000,000 virtual worker profiles on the site, making this an extremely attractive option for any company around the world.
However, it would be negligent to talk about outsourcing, not to mention two of the biggest marketplaces for professional services, Fiverr and Upwork
While many people are familiar with them and use them interchangeably in conversation, there are some differences between them in terms of what you can expect from each.
For example, freelancers can bid on projects at Upwork. This means that you post a job (for free) and then receive qualified offers within 24 hours. And unlike Fiverr, Upwork pre-screen freelancers so you get verified talent.
The advantage for anyone offering a service on Fiverr is that anyone can offer a service on Fiverr. Depending on your needs, you will find an extensive range of services at different prices. There are many skilled professionals to choose from on Fiverr, and there is incredibly detailed information about any particular freelancer’s services when you click on their profile.
As mentioned earlier, due diligence really is a priority when outsourcing. Just do all reasonable things, such as B. Avoid freelancers with poor reviews, a low number of previous jobs, or sketchy reviews. If it looks like you would probably be better off doing it yourself, then you are right.
Trello – task manager
Workflow is the name of the game. And in this game, it’s safe to say that even large companies turned to costly work management software only to give it up for Trello.
That’s probably because it’s easy to collaborate, organize, and prioritize lists and cards on the Trello boards. It’s just … nifty. No description does it justice, you just have to use it.
Empower your team for free with unlimited lists and 10 team boards, or upgrade for unlimited boards and access to templates and automation.
Well, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. With some new tools to add to your digital marketing toolbox, you should be well on your way to your self-proclaimed Super Affiliate status. Fame, admiration, recognition, respect … all of these things await you at the top of this leaderboard. Oh, and money. A lot of money. In addition, of course, the US $ 150,000 in prize money. But mostly this leaderboard thing.
Are you using any of these tools today? Leave your comment below.
To your success.