Monday, December 31, 2012

10% Off Discount Code: January

Can you believe it’s already been a year since we started providing you with affiliate discount codes?! Your first 10% off discount code for 2013 is JAN2013 (valid from January 1-31). Be an active affiliate in 2013 and try sharing the discount code the following ways:
  • Update your blog with one of the 10% off banners. Make sure you insert your affiliate link as the banner URL. 
  • Include your affiliate link and the discount code JAN2013 in the first line of your YouTube description box.
  • Share the code and your link with any Sigma related blog posts.
  • Tweet the discount code. 

Get the latest banners below!

Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Affiliate Program Recap

The Affiliate Team is constantly striving to improve the Sigma Affiliate Program for you and we hope you have enjoyed your experience thus far. The Sigma Affiliate Program has undergone many changes in 2012 and we would like to summarize all the exciting features we have added to improve your experience as an affiliate!

Affiliate Blog: In order to provide the best information possible to our affiliates, we have doubled our blog posts from 2011. We are also working hard to develop the content of the blog to offer insight on affiliate marketing in general and strategies to improve sales.

Affiliate Handbook: We are so happy to be able to provide everyone with this go-to guide to the affiliate program! You can find answers to many of your questions in this handbook and learn more about the Sigma, affiliate marketing, and our affiliate program! 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide Challenge Winner!

This month’s affiliate challenge was to create a holiday gift guide for your blog or YouTube and highlight different Sigma products. We received many great entries, but there could only be one winner and we chose…Kristen from the NeutraKris Beauty Blog! 

Kristen had a very simple and easy to understand gift guide, which highlighted products under $50. She used images from the Sigma website to create this fun collage:

Her post broke each item down with a short description of the products in her own words. The strategies Kristen used include:
  • Adding her affiliate link in numerous places throughout the post
  • Deep-linking to each product
  • Sharing the discount code
  • Clearly listing each of the prices
  • Instead of using product descriptions on the Sigma website, Kristen re-wrote and highlighted the most important selling features for each item.
Thank you to everyone who entered the challenge! Make sure to stay up to date with the Sigma Affiliate Blog for details on the next challenge!

© 2012 Sigma Enterprises, LLC

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Our Best Affiliates Tips of 2012!

We hope you have had the opportunity to visit our blog and experience all that it has to offer this year. This will be a review for those of you who have been following the blog closely, and a recap for new affiliates. Affiliate marketing is a fairly new industry and we strive to educate our affiliates in the best ways to utilize their affiliate status. Please keep reading for the best affiliate tips of 2012!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Affiliate Banners in Thai

Today we are going to provide you with another new set of international affiliate banners; this time in Thai! As the beauty sector in Thailand continues to expand (our new Rising Star was from Thailand), we’re excited to provide our Thai speaking affiliates with a new set of affiliate banners to help increase Sigma brand awareness.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sigma's Rising Star: December

For our last Rising Star of 2012, we would like to introduce you to a very talented affiliate who runs a bi-lingual YouTube channel and blog. Permporn currently resides in California with her family and is fluent in English and Thai. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to run a YouTube channel/blog and we believe she goes above and beyond by offering her tutorials in two languages. To learn more about Permporn please keep reading!

สำหรับ Rising Star สุดท้ายในปี 2012 Sigma อยากจะแนะนำสมาชิก affiliate ที่มีช่องวีดีโอ YouTube แล้วก็บล็อก เป็นภาษาอังกฤษกับภาษาไทย แนนจากคุณสวยจัง ชื่อจริง เพิ่มพร อยู่ที่สหรัฐอเมริกา รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย กับครอบครัว และคล่องทั้งสองภาษา การที่จะทำวีดีโอ YouTube แล้วก็บล็อกทั้งสองภาษา เป็นงานที่ตั้งอกตั้งใจ ซึ่งทีมงาน Sigma ชื่นชมมาก เชิญอ่านการสัมภาษณ์ของแนนต่อไปค่ะ

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Affiliate Feature - Russia

Today we’re going to spotlight five affiliates from Russia, a country whose cosmetic industry is experiencing a rapid expansion. It is currently one of the fastest growing markets in the world, increasing at an estimated 10-15% a year, considerably higher than the US and European markets. With such a popular beauty industry, it’s no surprise that we have many beautiful and talented Russian affiliates. We selected five Russian speaking affiliates and asked them to choose one of their favorite makeup tutorials using Sigma products. Check out their gorgeous looks below!

Friday, December 7, 2012


We created the Sigma Affiliate Blog to provide you with tips, strategies and important updates. Over the past year we have worked hard to double the number of posts. In order to ensure we are providing you with the best possible information, we ask that you take the survey below to help us improve the Sigma Affiliate Blog!

As a thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback, one lucky affiliate will receive a Sigma product of their choice*! 

Thank you for your participation! We appreciate all of your suggestions and will take them into consideration when planning upcoming posts.

*Up to a $120 value. Sigma is not responsible for custom fees/taxes. If you are charged custom fees, you may choose to pay the fees or have the package sent back to us. Must be a Sigma Affiliate to enter. Giveaway will run December 7-14. Giveaway will close at 12 Noon CST December 14 and winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. You must fill out each section of the form to be entered.

© 2012 Sigma Enterprises, LLC

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Maximizing Your Holiday Sales

Even with Black Friday over, there are still plenty of ways for you to increase commission and maximize sales this holiday season. Keep on reading for some helpful tips and tricks!

  • Keep sharing the 10% off discount code. You can find December’s here.
  • Be consistent about sharing your link. There are people who like to purchase early, and last minute shoppers.
  • Create a holiday gift guide post (if you do this make sure and submit it to the Holiday Gift Guide Challenge for your chance to win some fabulous Sigma products!)
  • Make sure to highlight the price range categories in your Holiday Gift Guide post!
  • Utilize all of your social networks to share your affiliate link and the discount code!
  • Word of mouth! Although affiliate marketing is online based, that doesn’t mean spreading the word to your family and friends won’t help! You can always follow up an in-person conversation with an email or Facebook message including your affiliate link!
  • Be strategic with the keywords you use to advertise products: “Gift”, “New”, “Free Gift with $30 Purchase”, “Sale”, etc. 

Online holiday sales are expected to increase by 15% this year so make sure to assess your social media sites and implement these strategies!