Last updated on October 22nd, 2018
Ever heard of the avast affiliate program?
I want to show you how to make really cool money promoting avast at your own convenient time.
But just before then, let’s take a look at what Affiliate Marketing really is.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
If you search google.com for what affiliate marketing really is, you’d be provided with just one definition explained in multiple ways.
In the real sense, affiliate marketing is not just any type of marketing.
It consists of only three things
- You don’t have any product but someone has
- You want to make money from that product and so you need to help the creator promote it
- In return, you get paid some percentage of commissions
- You’re happy.
Let me tell you something awesome;
Affiliate Marketing really is one of the best ways to make passive income online for life.
The Amazing thing;
You don’t even need your own products.
There are lots of affiliate programs but I won’t waste so much time in defining affiliate marketing.
Right now, you’re going to learn
- What Avast is all about
- The Affiliate Program (Does it even worth your time?)
- Applying Step by Step
- Different Ways to Promote Avast and make a lot of money
- My Secret to Bank Affiliate Commissions and how you can apply it to the Avast Program
I will share some secret affiliate marketing tips that you can use to make a lot of money from promoting other affiliate products other than avast.
Avast internet security also known as the avast antivirus is one of the best antivirus out there.
How to Make money with Avast?
Avast has an affiliate program that gives you the opportunity to promote them and make money for yourself.
You don’t want to promote crap.
Recommending such a good product to your customers would really boost your credibility and make you some good commission. That is one secret about affiliate marketing-done-right (Promoting quality products)
Is the Avast Affiliate Program worth it?
Since my 3 years plus doing online marketing, I’ve come to know the good and bad side of an affiliate program.
Why do I think the avast internet security program is worth your try?
- This product has been in existence for past few years and so has built a good brand
- The affiliate program is free to join
- You don’t have to start creating tools, banners and links yourself. They’ve taken care of this and all you need is just join and Promote
- This program rewards top affiliates (This is to show they care about their affiliates) Awesome!
- 25% Commission for Life on all their products isn’t a bad one, right?
How does the Affiliate Program work?
This is very simple;
- You simply signup (I will give you step by step)
- We all hate losing sales, Avast is preventing this by offering a 90-day period from when a customer clicks on your affiliate link (You still get your commissions)
How to Sign up for the Avast Affiliate Program?
This isn’t like any other program where you just click on a signup link on the website affiliate page.
In order to promote avast affiliate, you need an affiliate network.
Not to worry;
I will explain step by step.
To promote avast, you would be needing Commission Junction (The popularly known CJ).
What is Commission Junction anyway?
This is an affiliate network connecting vendors and affiliates.
Well, it’s defined this way;
- Vendors create products and want to make enough sales.
- Affiliates Sign up to promote the products through this network
- Commission Junction tracks purchases or leads accurately and pay affiliates at a given time around Net 30 days.
- Commission Junction payment occurs usually 20th of each month. Let’s say when your current balance has reached $100 if you choose to receive check by mail.
Other examples of affiliate networks include Clickbank, Warriorplus, Jvzoo etc…but we won’t go into that in this post.
So what’s the deal?
To promote avast products, firstly you need to sign up for CJ (commission junction)
Step by Step guide to Signup for Commission Junction
To signup, you’d most likely need a blog (Vendors may need this) but it isn’t necessary anyway..
Having a blog is just to prove you’re serious about promoting products online.
Avast clearly states on the affiliates page “you don’t necessarily need a blog or website to promote) you can do your promotions on social media as well.
To sign up, follow the below simple steps carefully
Visit the CJ website here
You need to put in all of your correct and necessary details into each field available.
Make sure they are correct as it would be taken to account when you want to get paid.
After giving your details, you will be sent a verification link via email for full signup procedures, do click on the link.
This time you’d be taken to the commission junction website again to fill other necessary details about you and how you want to promote the products on cj.
When done, hit “Accept Terms and Agreement”
You will be taken to your dashboard straight away. Here is what you should see;
You see the earnings counting at 0? That’s where you see your earnings when you start promoting.
As time goes on you will understand the dashboard.
We are almost done.
But don’t you want to get paid?
Of course, so follow the below steps to setup how you get paid on Cj.
Receiving your Commission Junction Revenue
Before you get paid you must edit your Tax Information. This can be done by going to the settings tab then to Administrative Settings.
If you are in the United States, you don’t have much to do here.
For Non-US Residents
Click the Edit beside Tax Information. You will be asked to Enter your Password.
Now select the first option for Non-US Persons. This shot should guide you.
Fill correctly: your Payee Name and Signature and hit Submit Form.
Now that you have the Commission Junction Account, setup how you’re going to get paid, the next thing is to apply to the avast program through commission junction.
How to Apply for Avast Affiliate Program through Commission Junction
All is been set now the final step you want to take is apply to become an affiliate of avast.
This is very simple.
Click the Advertisers tab. Where you see Keywords put in Avast and hit the Search button.
Cj will show up the Avast Program for you to apply.
To Apply, simply click the PLUS (+) button and your application will start pending for a few days.
This means you need to wait for approval.
And hey; there’s a Problem
Most of the time, some programs on commission junction automatically sets affiliates request to reject.
This means you may get rejected immediately;
But there’s good news.
The good news is that if you follow the tips I’d share with you below then you may be approved the same day or within 24 hours of application.
I used this in my first application to a program on CJ and was approved within 24 hours.
You may be asking “So what’s the free tip?”
It’s very simple but works well.
Cj allows you to contact an advertiser directly via their email.
So what’s the deal then?
You need to send an email to the Avast Affiliate Team contact mail stating your Email Address (you used for registering on CJ) and how you will promote them.
Below is a script you can use; just make sure you personalize it to your taste.
Subject: Affiliate Request for Avast
Trust you are doing great over there?
Am [your name] and currently am contacting you regarding my application on Commission Junction.
I really love your product and will like to promote it to get you more sales and as well earn myself some commission.
Could you please approve my affiliate request on CJ? here is my CJ email (your email)
Thanks and Regards”
You should get a response within 24 hours stating your application has been approved.
and That’s it.
Promoting Avast Products from CJ
When you get approved, you will get all the avast tools, banners, links to promote etc.
But the challenge is traffic;
The biggest challenge of any affiliate marketer, is driving targeted traffic to an offer or affiliate link.
It shouldn’t be a problem;
I will share some great ways to promote avast products and make sales.
Different ways to Promote Avast and Make Money in 2018
Like I said earlier, there are many ways to promote affiliate products and here are some effective ways.
They are free and paid ways to drive targeted traffic (people who are interested in buying)
I will share both free and Paid.
1. Write Articles about Antivirus
One best and effective way is to write great copies about antivirus, why they are important, best antivirus for Computers etc.. Then put in your affiliate link when necessary so readers can click to learn more about it and definitely buy.
You don’t really need to start a website or blog for this.
- Post your articles in online communities like Reddit. Check out my post on How To Get Immense Traffic from Reddit in 2018
- Submit to Article directories such as EzineArticles, Hubpages etc.. (They get some decent amount of traffic)
- Add Reviews to your articles e.g. “Why I think Avast is the best Antivirus”
- Write comparisons articles e.g. “Best Antiviruses for 2018”
Always remember to include your link but DON’T SPAM. People hate spam, you know.
2. YouTube Videos
YouTube is referred to as the second best Search engine after Google.com
Make some short videos if you can’t write articles.
This may be a short review of avast antivirus, include your affiliate link in the video description.
When your videos get indexed (sometimes immediately) you will start getting views and definitely clicks on your affiliate links.
So take advantage of YouTube.
3. Social Media
Social Media is another hot place for free promotion.
Have a facebook account? Why not make some review of Avast on your timeline?
Your friends may be interested and click on your link to buy one, two or even more.
You can’t depend on Facebook alone; also use
Those are free ways to promote your avast affiliate links and make money.
The Paid ways
1. Email List
Ever heard? “The money is in the List” by the popular John Chow.
An email list consists of a group of people known as subscribers who are interested in what you have to offer.
For this, one of the best email marketing services you can use is Aweber.
If you signup with Aweber free 30 days trial, you are given instant access to creating your first list of subscribers of up to 500.
This is a kinda technical aspect but just to break things for you;
You need to signup on Aweber.com Use their step by step tutorial to start building your list.
When done building, they are now yours and you can promote your offers to them as long they remain on your list.
Make sure you offer free tips to help them and also include your affiliate links where necessary.
2. Paid Advertisements
This is another way to promote avast products.
You can run ads using Bing Ads and get good clicks to your affiliate links.
If you’re smart enough you should not just send them to your offers directly, but collect their emails then you can promote the products to them later.
This means, you should direct the traffic to your signup form link.
This way if they don’t buy the first day, you can promote later on to them and make sales.
Bing Ads is not the only network for running ads, you can use of Google Adwords. (Adveritising with google, quite expensive than bing).
Those are good ways to make money with avast.
You can also use the above tips to promote any affiliate and make good success.
Affiliate Marketing needs patience to start seeing results, so don’t expect to make huge sales in first trial.
I hope this detailed post on making money with the avast affiliate program helps you.
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