Thursday, August 30, 2012

YouTube Marketing

Many of our affiliates use YouTube as their preferred marketing source. YouTube offers a variety of options for marketing Sigma and we are going to explain some different strategies you can utilize to increase affiliate sales and gain subscribers.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

10% Off Discount Code: September

The discount code SB2012 will be valid for 10% off your entire purchase throughout September! Before uploading one of the banners below, make sure to check out our recent blog post about Coupon Marketing. This must-read will teach you how to use coupon codes to your advantage!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sigma's Rising Star: August

Introducing this month’s Rising Star: MsBrittanyBrat! Brittany is a college student from the United States majoring in Public Relations. Brittany started her YouTube channel a little over a year ago and has quickly gained a little over 20,000 subscribers. We love her simple and elegant styles. Check out our interview with Brittany below:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sigma Affiliate Program Dos and Don’ts

Whether you are new to affiliate marketing or are looking for some motivation, today we’re sharing some tips for success. As an affiliate, it may be difficult to know what you need to do, and just as importantly, what not to do. Use the tips below to guide you when making important decisions regarding your affiliation.

DO Take the time to build a quality website. Make sure that it is visually appealing, creative, contains original content and encourages repeat visitors.

DON’T – Quickly create a website, put up an affiliate banner and expect to earn commission. Affiliate success is not immediate. Be ready to commit to your website and affiliation!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Sigma Affiliate Program FAQs

The Sigma Affiliate Team receives many questions daily. We want to share our most frequently asked questions with you. Make sure to bookmark this post and check back before submitting a question, as it may be answered below!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Importance of Your Affiliate Application

Every application to the Sigma Affiliate Program is carefully reviewed before approval. That being said, it’s very important that your application is filled out completely and accurately. Today we’re going to look at the components of the application and share the dos and don’ts of the application process!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Affiliate Training Program Findings

We recently launched the Sigma Affiliate Training Program, a coaching system designed to offer individualized feedback and tips for our affiliates.  After reviewing hundreds of social networking sites, we put together a list of the top three mistakes made among our affiliates. By making these simple changes you could potentially increase your affiliate sales!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Unique Sigma Products + GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]!

Sigma offers an array of products for people to choose from, but we’ve picked out the Top 5 products that are “Uniquely Sigma”.  By promoting these products to your followers, you are showcasing one of a kind Sigma items which can give you an advantage when it comes to securing a sale.  Making these products and their unique features and benefits known to your followers is a great marketing technique. Emphasizing the benefits could persuade potential customers to purchase Sigma over another brand. When reading through the following product features, try to think of the benefits each product will provide to your followers specifically. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Using Coupon Codes to Your Advantage

Did you know we offer an exclusive discount code to our affiliates every month? Using these discount codes to your advantage is a great way to promote Sigma and increase commissions every month. It’s just one of the many tools we like to offer our affiliates to achieve higher success rates. According to an article by Debra Miller Arbesman on the blog, the following was shown:

·         Coupon codes can make or break a sale
·         Consumers who use a coupon spend more
·         Coupons can increase customer satisfaction
·         Coupons can increase customer loyalty

For further detail and information, please visit the full article here. It offers great insight on the impact of coupons and online sales. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Introduction to Affiliate Marketing

Today we want to explain the basis of the Sigma Affiliate Program, otherwise known as Affiliate Marketing. If you are not familiar with Affiliate Marketing, we are going to explain what it is, how it works, and how it benefits you as a Sigma Affiliate.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate marketing is a performance based marketing strategy where affiliates promote their merchant’s products through their own devices and receive compensation from every sale made.  The three most common payment arrangements are: pay-per-sale, pay-per-lead, and pay-per-click.

Sigma utilizes the pay-per-sale method, where the affiliate receives 10% commission for every sale generated by a new customer through their affiliate link.