The number of referrals you can generate for your affiliate marketing program can range from a few dozen to several hundreds. Great if there are only a few names on your list so far since they would be easy to familiarize with but what if you’ve collected enough names equivalent to a mid-sized city’s worth of phone numbers? Without an organized system, you could easily lose potential income from referrals you can’t monitor. Learn how to keep track of your affiliate referrals offline and online so you’ll never have to waste your efforts.
Offline tracking techniques
Just because you’re in affiliate marketing doesn’t mean all your affiliate referral prospecting methods are limited online. Offline activities can be incredibly useful for generating leads.
If you’re the type of affiliate who has an active social networking life, you probably make use of conferences, trade shows and meetings to mine affiliate referrals. If you do, then make sure you are organized enough to take advantage of all the prospects you get in touch with during these occasions.
An excellent way to do this is to obtain a prospect’s business card. That piece of paper should hold enough information for you to use later to get in touch with that person. If you attend multiple events or are constantly generating leads online, make a few notes on the back of the business cards so you never forget important information about the person, such as the event they attended, what they said and other business-related stuff you might have discussed.
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