SaaS affiliates – Make money with affiliate marketing in 2019

 

Affiliate Marketing Has Come A Long Way

 

Affiliate Marketing has been around for over 20 years, with the first affiliate program set up in
1994 by PC Flowers ; Gifts to sell flowers online. This was followed a couple of years later
by Amazon who set up their own affiliate marketing program in 1996. Since then a vast
array of affiliate programs have gone online across the world, and today the Affiliate
Marketing industry is estimated to be worth over US$12 Billion a year according to the
International Advertising Bureau.

Today, the Affiliate Marketing channel is experiencing year on year revenue growth of 10%,
according to Business Insider, with the forecasted annual growth of the channel to continue
in 2019 and beyond. The continuing popularity of Affiliate Marketing is that it involves little
investment for Bloggers, Freelancers and Digital Marketers, who, in return, are paid
commissions by working from home in their own time.

Affiliate Marketing offers the flexibility of earning an income at any time and wherever you
are in the world by driving sales for the advertisers that you promote and earning a
percentage commission from these sales.

So, What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Affiliate Marketing is the promotion of an advertiser’s services or products to your blog,
social media following or website audience with the objective of generating a sale and in turn
earning commissions as an affiliate. There are four participants in Affiliate Marketing: the
product buyer, the advertiser also called merchant, the affiliate program or affiliate network
and the affiliate website or publisher.

The Four Participants in the Affiliate Marketing Sale Cycle

  • The product buyer – Any customer that purchases a service or product on the
    advertiser’s website and gets tracked while visiting the website.
  • The Advertiser or Merchant – This is any business that sells the product or service
    over the internet. For example, Amazon or StatusCake.
  • The Affiliate Program or Affiliate Network – Acts as the middleman between the
    Advertiser and the Affiliate or Publisher, processing your sales, commissions,
    payments and handling all communications as well as customer support. This is the
    case for StatusCake Partners, which also offers its affiliates dedicated customer
    support via chat, email and Skype.
  • The Affiliate Website or Publisher – This is the person or business that owns or
    runs the website, blog or social media accounts. The affiliate, you, can do a few
    things to promote StatusCake Partners, for example, write a review about our
    services. Alternatively, you could write and post a tweet about StatusCake products,
    services and customer offers. This content uses banners and links to the advertiser’s
    product page using tracking links available to you once you have signed up for an
    Affiliate account. You can join StatusCake Affiliate Program for FREE and earn 30%
    lifetime commission. Click here to join: https://www.statuscake.com/partners

Why Should I Join an Affiliate Marketing Program?

One of the most attractive advantages of becoming an affiliate is the opportunity to sell
products online without having to invest money in buying, making, storing and delivering
them to your customers. As an affiliate all you have to do is concentrate on the marketing
and promotion of your affiliate site and leave all the aforementioned responsibilities of order
fulfilment to the affiliate merchant.

Once you join an affiliate marketing program like StatusCake Partners, you have the
potential to earn high monthly commissions with our generous 30% Lifetime commission.
This means that a customer referred by you will guarantee you a recurrent commission
every time your referred customers buys or renews his subscription to our services.

StatusCake Partners is the most exciting affiliate program to have gone live in 2019, offering
bloggers, freelancers and webmasters the possibility to monetise their traffic and social
media presence, generating a steady passive income flow. Once your affiliate website starts
generating a regular and substantial revenue, you can delegate some of the regular affiliate
marketing tasks to freelancers.

In addition to the advantages of running you own business, by becoming an affiliate you gain
the freedom of working at any time and from anywhere in the world.

How Do I Get Started With Affiliate Marketing?

You should start by selecting a product or service that you are interested in, you are willing
to learn about, or you are prepared to pay a freelancer to write about it. Select a program
that pays a high commission to make you a profit every time your affiliate website or affiliate
blog makes a sale. StatusCake Partners is one of the most lucrative affiliate programs,
offering its affiliates 30% Lifetime commission every time a new sale is made and every time
the subscription service is renewed. Becoming an affiliate with StatusCake Partners is free
and easy to set up and you can register here

Sign Up With StatusCake Partners Affiliate Program

Start promoting StatusCake Uptime Monitoring, Page Speed, SSL and Domain Monitoring Services and earn 30% commission for the lifetime of your referred customers. StatusCake’s powerful
monitoring tools are quick-and-easy to set up, providing instant alerts that you can trust, the
moment your site goes down. Our suite of monitoring tools provides invaluable insights into how your website's performance is impacting your customers’ experiences – helping your business to stay ahead of the competition.

Your Benefits as a StatusCake Partner

    • Our generous 30% affiliate commission will help you to make money from your affiliate website, affiliate blog and social media following.
    • Access to a selection of ready-to-publish marketing banners and text links for Uptime Monitoring, Page Speed, SSL, Domain Monitoring
    • Regular and exclusive promotions with encouraging affiliate incentives
    • Regular information on new product releases and product launches
    • Product level, daily reporting to help you learn quickly and enhance your marketing efforts
    • Dedicated customer support via chat, email and Skype

Earn Affiliate Commission – 30% Revenue Share

StatusCake Partners affiliate program is the perfect opportunity to monetize your website traffic and generate an additional revenue stream to your website. This is highly suitec to review content sites or blogs.

Simply link to our products and earn a generous commission on each sale. Sign-up for free today!

Benefits For Your Customers

  • Powerful Website monitoring tools available to different target groups including small and large businesses, webmasters and bloggers.
  • Buying directly from Status Cake with simple and secure payment options.
  • Exclusive monthly discounts, annual offers and bundle offers

Ready To Join Us?

Sign up to our affiliate program today, get in touch with StatusCake affiliate support and we
can answer any questions you may have. Register here.

Average Performance and Availability of Travel Websites in 2019

The first couple of months of the year are typically the busiest for travel companies, with prospective holiday makers keen to shake off the post-Christmas blues, by planning a trip away to sunnier climes. Unsurprisingly, the travel and tourism business is one of the world’s largest industries, contributing 7.6 trillion U.S. dollars (direct, indirect and induced) to the global economy in 2016.

With travel being such big business, and with 81 percent of people booking their holidays online in 2018, it is imperative that travel companies maintain reliable websites with fast load times. This is particularly true as hotel rooms and plane tickets are sold in real time and are limited in quantity. Indeed, research undertaken by Akamai has demonstrated that underperforming travel websites result in lost sales. They found that 79 percent of online shoppers who experience a dissatisfying visit are less likely to buy from that site again, while 64 percent would simply purchase from another website.

This is why we here at StatusCake decided to make use of our website uptime monitoring software, to get a detailed picture of the average performance of websites in the travel industry, and to understand how well they fare according to our own average website uptime benchmarks. We were able to convert uptime percentages into monthly and yearly downtime in days, hours and minutes by referring to the StatusCake Uptime and Downtime Cheat Sheet.

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StatusCake App: New Functionality added

With the newest updates to the StatusCake Mobile app we are adding further functionality to create a mobile monitoring experience that’s useful for all!


What’s been added?


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Get in touch with our Support team directly through the StatusCake App:

Now you can use the icon at the bottom right of the StatusCake app in order to drop us a line and get in touch with our support team. Feel free to give it a try next time you are using the app – and let us know if you’ve got any questions we can help out with!


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Edit and delete HTTP type tests on the go:

As well as adding new HTTP type tests through the app it’s now possible to edit and also fully remove tests as you wish.


What’s next for the app?


Coming soon we’ll be implementing push alerts, which means you can get your StatusCake alerts straight through to the app, avoiding the need for SMS and other alert types.

How can I get the app/see the changes?


If you haven’t yet grabbed the StatusCake app you can use the links below from your device to download and install it:

iOS
Android

If you do already have the app but aren’t seeing the new features, simply navigate to the page for the StatusCake app within the app store, here you should see an option to update to the newest version.

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StatusCake App: New features available

With the newest updates to the StatusCake app you are now able to get a lot more done whilst on the go. We’ve added several features which we think will enhance the experience, and there’s a lot more to come over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled!

What’s been added?

  • You can now add a basic HTTP type uptime test in the app by going to the “Tests” section and clicking the add button at the top right.
  • Search tool which will filter your Uptime Tests, Page Speed, SSL, Contact Groups and recent alerts in one easy action.
  • We’ve improved graphing, and the presentation has been updated for when no data has yet been collected.
  • Sorting algorithms have been improved for a more sensical sort.
  • Flags added to Page Speed tests for easier region identification.

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How can I get the app/see the changes?

If you haven’t yet grabbed the StatusCake app you can use the links below from your device to download and install it:

iOS
Android

If you do already have the app but aren’t seeing the new features, simply navigate to the page for the StatusCake app within the app store, here you should see an option to update to the newest version.

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Zapier Set Ups – Pulling Downtime Alerts into Zendesk

We currently integrate with a wide range of notification systems and applications to which we can send through our Up or Down alerts based on the health and status of your website on StatusCake.

Sometimes though, it’s great to have these alerts coming through to a system that’s not classically used for notifications. Today we’ll take a look at how you can have your downtime alerts sent to the Zendesk Customer Service Software & Support Ticket System.

Having your customer support queries, and downtime alerts sitting side by side can be an effective way of diagnosing customer reports, and allows the support team to more effectively communicate issues to dev-ops.

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You can set up this integration between StatusCake and Zendesk in under 5 minutes, and from the point of completed configuration everything will be automated so no further action will be required. It’s fully possible however if needed to modify the settings later on.

One that’s complete you will see each downtime alert inserted as a ticket into your Zendesk dashboard, these can then be correlated with customer reports, or passed straight to the team responsible for dealing with the problems.