For someone like me that earns passively from affiliate marketing, how do I become a jumia affiliate marketer is a continuous question I get to hear.
Jumia Affiliate marketing like other types of affiliate marketing is performance-based marketing where you earn money when people use your custom links to purchase items from the e-commerce giant Jumia.com.
Jumia is an e-commerce brand market popular in about 11 African countries and they also lead in those countries too, those countries being Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Algeria, Uganda and South Africa, Jumia also offers its affiliate marketing services in all of these countries.
How Do I Become A Jumia Affiliate Marketer
Becoming a jumia affiliate marketer is quite easy compared to some affiliate marketing platforms
Here are the steps you would need to become a jumia affiliate marketer.
1- Start A Blog To Be Able To Market Your Custom Links To Become A Jumia Affiliate Marketer
Starting a blog is an important step to becoming a jumia affiliate marketer, this is because you would need your website URL to make Jumia know that you are real and not just a robot trying to go through their site.
Starting a blog the best way is often advised because not only does it guide you through the right steps, it also helps you to get to where you ought to be faster.
Blogging is a lucrative means to make money where affiliate marketing is one of those means that can be used to make money in blogging, it is advisable to adhere to blogging tips and follow the blogging steps below to start a blog.
1- Deciding On The Niche You Want To Start And Why
The niche you would want your blog to be about plays a crucial role in determining all other factors. From your domain name, down to the monetization of your blog all factors depend on the niche you have chosen for your blog.
Also, the niche you have chosen will determine your target market and the earning power of your blog. For example, if you start a blog with a mom/parenting niche, your target audience would be mom’s of all categories, from first-time moms, expecting moms, lactating moms and moms with even grown-up kids and also dads too that are also keen on taking care of their children.
Selecting a niche is the most important step even before choosing a domain name.
Here are factors you would consider before choosing a niche for your blog.
- Choose a niche with a lot of potential audiences
- Choose a niche that can easily be monetized
- Choose a niche that would be easy for you to gain traction
- Don’t be too narrow while picking your niche
- Choose a niche that is long term; choose a niche that would keep your content flow steady.
2- Choose Your Domain Name
Choosing your domain name is the second most important step to starting a blog.
Your domain name is the name of your blog with the suffix(-.com, -.net, -.org, -.ng) with a URL like https://www.lindaorjiakor.com/, the domain name here is “lindaorjiakor.com”.
A lot of new bloggers choose domain names without considering the factors involved and end up choosing domain names that are difficult to remember, not related to their niche or would be difficult for their audience to spell and this makes it difficult for them to thrive.
Also, people make mistakes while choosing suffixes for their domain names. Imagine a personal blog choosing a -.org suffix.
Here are factors to consider before choosing a domain name
- Choose a domain name that is easy to remember
- Choose a domain name that is not difficult to spell
- Choose a domain name that is short and precise
- Chose a domain suffix that is easy to remember, -.net and -.com are the easiest to remember and most popular too
3- Decide On The Platform You Want To Set Up Your Blog
There are so many platforms to set up and grow your blog. Platforms you can set up your blog includes blogger, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Squarespace, Wix e.t.c
Amongst all the content management systems listed above, WordPress.org is the best and most recommended compared to the others.
WordPress.org is the only self-hosted, unlike the others where it’s hosted for you. WordPress.org gives you leverage and enough opportunities to tweak and do a lot of things differently.
3- Register For Your Domain Name And Hosting
After you have chosen a domain name, it’s time to check the availability of the domain name on a hosting company as reliable as Bluehost, not only are they reliable, their services are also very affordable, you can get a domain name and host for as low as $2.95/month All you need to do is click on THIS.
Img 1: The landing page of Bluehost
Once you get on the landing page, click on the button written “get started”
The next page tells you to input your selected domain name, to check the availability, input the domain name you have chosen and click on the Next button.
If the domain name is available, you will be taken to the next tab
Img.3 -This is what it would look like if the domain name is available.
After the confirmation that the domain name is available, it’s time to input your credit card details and pay for a domain name, hosting and security for your blog.
Img 4: payment information
After Payment information has been submitted and payments made, you will be notified and within some minutes or hours, they will send your login details to your email address.
The email sent would contain login details to your control panel, FTP, control panel link, webmail e.t.c.
After the email has been received, you need to log in to your control panel using the link given to you, input your username and password and log in.
Then scroll down to the preferred content management system and choose WordPress.
4- Register On WordPress.Com
After you have chosen WordPress as the preferred content management system, you would need to do some registration like your name, blog name and the likes, just follow the instructions there and then finally, you would need to choose a username and password for your blog.
After the username and password have been picked for your WordPress blog, it’s time to log in to your blog’s back end and start editing your new blog.
First, the link to your blogs back end is your blogs domain + /wp-admin for example, if your blogs domain name is Linda.com, your link to your blog back end would be www.linda.com/wp-admin.
The moment you click on it, you would get a landing page that looks like this
Img 5. WordPress login
All you need to do is input your username and password and you are in.
While you are on it, it’s time to install the theme you want your blog to look like, you can also get these themes on elementor and also install important plugins like monster insights, google site kit, SEO plugins like Yoast, All in one SEO and Rank maths, WordPress security plugins, image optimizers to help the images load faster and increase site speed.
After the website is set, you can now start writing and publishing articles on your website.
5- Do Proper Keyword Research For Every Article You Put Out
For every article you are going to put out on your blog, proper keyword research using keyword research tools like Ahref, Moz, ubersuggest should be used to determine the search difficulty of that keyword and also to determine the keyword volume.
6- Grow Your Blog’s Authority Using Backlinks
Backlinks give search engine bots the notion that a website is authentic. Backlinks are links to a particular website from other websites, they help to increase the authority of the website of those websites.
For your website to rank on the first page of search engines, your website authority needs to be high and also you need to write quality and evergreen content. To check the authority of your website, you can use ahrefs website authority checker, Moz authority checker or ubersuggest.
Some ways to increase website
- Write guest posts on blog sites with higher domain authority and getting them to link to your website
- Leave comments with your website URL on other websites
- Write evergreen content for natural links back to your website.
Monetization of a blog is just the act of making money from your blog. There are so many ways to make money from a blog and they are;
- Becoming a Jumia affiliate marketer
- Becoming a Fiverr affiliate marketer
- Joining other affiliate marketing platforms
- Signing up with Google Adsense and other advertising companies
- Writing sponsored posts
Banners and sponsored ads on your website.
2- Start A Youtube Channel To Be Able To Market Your Links And Become A Jumia Affiliate Marketer
YouTube is also another channel where you can make money from becoming a Jumia affiliate marketer.
From YouTube, you can create YouTube videos, do product reviews and then write down the links to the products in your description box so that people can buy using your affiliate link and then make money from it.
The types of YouTube channels that make so much money from Jumia affiliate marketing are product review channels.
Product review channel owners buy random items from jumia, unbox them, use the products and give reviews about them. These people want to get them too and leave their affiliate links for people to use.
4- Register On Their Website To Become A Jumia Affiliate Marketer
After you have started a blog or set up a youtube channel, it’s time to register and become a jumia affiliate marketer.
The first step to registering for jumia, the affiliate marketing program, is to first go to their website ” kol.jumia.com”. The moment you get on the landing page, you should see this
Img 6: Jumia affiliate marketing Landing page
Click on the signup button and be taken to the next page where you would need to input your details.
Img 7: Jumia affiliate marketing account creation
After you have input your details and click on register, you would be sent an email and the screen would tell you to verify your email address.
Img 8: Email verification Request
After you have checked your email and verified your email address, you will get a welcome message on the dashboard and it’s time to start affiliate marketing with jumia.
First of all, you would need to choose the country by selecting the country’s flag
Img 9: select the country’s flag
After selecting the country’s flag, pick e-commerce and then select offers to start creating customized links for different products.
In jumia affiliate marketing, the commission given to affiliate marketers differs according to products.
Below is the commission rates for products in jumia Nigeria
Img 10: commission rates for jumia affiliate marketing
5- Customize Your Links And Input Them On Relevant Keywords To Become A Jumia Affiliate Marketer
After you have edited your profile and given the necessary information, it’s time to get customized links.
Customized links can be gotten by clicking on the first feature on the right column of the jumia affiliate marketing website layout.
Img 11: Customizing your links
How Does Jumia The Affiliate Programme Make Money
One can make money from jumia the affiliate programme by advertising different jumia products and giving people their customized links to buy those products from jumia and when a sale is made, they make about 2-9% profit from one single sale.
Can I Join A Jumia Affiliate Without A Website?
You can join the jumia affiliate programme without a website, but you would be needing a link to a YouTube channel because you would need a website link to be able to get access to jumia affiliate marketing.
How Do I Promote Jumia On Facebook
You can promote your jumia affiliate links on Facebook by writing posts about the products on your Facebook feed, Facebook story and even send personalized messages to friends.