A Complete Guide on How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria

Did someone just tell you Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria is very lucrative? Or probably you read about it. Honestly, I would have loved to break your heart but that is the truth, affiliate marketing in Nigeria is at its early peak making it highly lucrative and open to everyone. Infact, economic analysis shows that the industry would grow to be worth over $800M in Africa in the next three years. A Complete Guide on How to do Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria


A Complete Guide on How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria


In fact, it can be serve as a single business model or rather   help boost your blog revenue.




So if you want to get started with Affiliate Marketing as a business in Nigeria or probably just to make some quick money, you are in the right place. In a moment from now I will be telling you everything you would need to know about the industry, in fact I am planning to dedicated a whole category on my blog to teaching potential Affiliate marketers how to go about it, it consist of several articles that are next to none on the web (written specifically for Africans with the Africa economy in mind).



Why Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is a great idea.

There are tons of reasons I would advise anyone to start affiliate marketing in Nigeria, and I would give you some.




If done well, it could be completely passive : if you have been researching how to make money online for something now, you should have come by the term passive income. Simply put, passive income are incomes that are earned without your direct effort, for instance, if you own a real estate property, you would obviously be collecting rent from your tenants at the end of the year. That is passive because the only effort you made was to build the house and now you reap the benefits doing next to nothing. Same thing with the online world, you could build systems that would fetch you money even when you are on a hospital bed and unable to work. That is why it is called make money will you sleep.

It is extremely affordable to start up : affiliate marketing in Nigeria is extremely affordable, in fact it is next to . oh yes, if you are a student or probably married with a lot of responsibilities, you do not have to borrow money to start up. with as low as #2000 you can start marketing online and earn Affiliate commission.


You got a mobile office : think about the most prestigious jobs in Nigeria, ranging from being a medical doctor to being a lawyer, if you are going on a vacation, it simply means you would not earn because you would not be able to go to work, but with Affiliate Marketing, you can work from Las Vegas or even from Capetown, as long as you have a working internet connection.





It is highly profitable : there is no gain saying the returns from Affiliate marketing in Nigeria is quite massive, when I first started out, I was encouraged by some foreign marketers who quitted their jobs to become full time marketers and are now making over $20,000 monthly. I took it as a challenge and as at the time of writing this article, I am making over 8x minimum wage monthly and the earnings just seem to be going up. I know of some guys here in Nigeria who make over #800,000 from their efforts put into Affiliate Marketing here in Nigeria. So it could be a side income provider for you, but could definitely grow into a full time career.

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That being said, let’s quickly dive intohow Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria works.




The Affiliate Marketing Business Model.


Affiliate marketing


A business model simply explains how a business runs. For affiliate marketing in Nigeria it is not quite different from what it is universally, it is quite simple, it is all centered on


1. Finding a product that offers an affiliate program.

 2. Signing up for the Affiliate program.

 3. Promoting the product to people.

 4. Get them to buy.

 5. You earn a certain percentage of what is sold.

 6. Go spend your money and enjoy.


Well, I am going to do justice to everyone of those points above, apart from point 6, I guess to you know why.



1. Finding products to promote

 There is a precise procedure I have when finding products to promote and I am going to give it to you for free. But firstly you got to


pick a niche :  a niche is a kind of area where you view yourself as an expert or used to. For instance most girls are familiar with make up kits and Brazilian hairs and they are so familiar with these materials, so girls in campuses now make decent money selling these items. So your niche could be anything you could confidently lecture me about. If you are still confused as to what your niche could be, take a lot at what you use already or probably something you are passionate about. If you still have no idea, don’t worry, before you finish reading this article something would have popped up in your head. Feel to contact me for further help via the contact page.


Find Affiliate products in your niche : for the sake of this article, I will be using wireless devices as my niche. Imagine there is this cool wireless earpod I bought, and I would want to market it to people, the first thing I do is to check who sells these products. Probably they are being sold on jumia, the next question would be, does JUMIA offer an affiliate program? To check if the seller of a product offers an affiliate program, you can simply go to Google and search for the keyword (for this case it would be Jumia Affiliate program).


If I make a search for that of Jumia you would see something like this


A Complete Guide on How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria



over there is a sign that they offer an affiliate program

Oh yes, Jumia offers an affiliate program, so you could run the test for the stores or websites that sell the product you wish to promote.

Some of my friends and I have listed out the top Affiliate programs you can join.

After finding your Affiliate program of a product you wish to promote, you can simply follow the laid down procedures to sign up for them, if you are experiencing any difficulty signing up for any Affiliate  program do not hesitate to contact me either through the comment box below or the contact page.


What you should know.

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Must know No 1


After signing up for any Affiliate program, you are given an affiliate link, it is a link meant for you alone to refer people. So when you want someone to purchase a product, you send them your Affiliate link,


Affiliate links may take different forms, but this is how my smartweb Affiliate link looks like this. 


A Complete Guide on How to Start Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria



My Affiliate link

my piggyvest Affiliate dashboard.




Must know No 2


When the people you refer click your Affiliate link, a cookie of a fixed duration is placed on their browser. Let me break it down for you to understand, what that simply means is when someone clicks on your Affiliate link a detector (which is called a cookie) is being stored on the browser (such as chrome, Firefox or Opera mini) of the person. The cookie is kept for several days on the browser, If the person makes any purchase within these days you still get a commission.


What is the good , even if they do not buy immediately after clicking your link, as far as they make a purchase within the cookie lifespan (which is usually about 40 to 60 days) you will still get a commission.


Must know No 3


Various Affiliate programs offer banners you could place on your websites, we would cover this as we move on.


Now you are ready to start promoting and if cause earning. So what you need to do next is to determine where you would promote these products, there are three ways to give you an upper hand when it comes to promoting a product  in Nigeria. They are :


Use your social media accounts to promote your Affiliate products.


I once saw a meme on WhatsApp that said “when your smart phone does not make you money, you are not smart” and I quite agree with them, what in this world do you do with your 800 friends on Facebook? What do you do with your 5k followers on instagram? Let’s just forget about Twitter for now. I make over 80k monthly from the connections I am able to build via my social media accounts (especially Facebook). When you update your profile pictures you get over 5k likes, why don’t you monetize those loyal followers of yours. All you need to do is find a product that you know they would love and preferably one that you use yourself and share your Affiliate link with them, you can post it on your timeline or share it with them personally, you can do the same thing on Twitter and Instagram. Try also to be creative, you can shoot a video showing them how to use the product and how it has been of benefit to you and then place a link (which will be your Affiliate link)  to buy it below the video.


A case study


Now just imagine, I just bought a new earpod from Jumia, and it’s really nice and attractive, I then take some pictures and upload it, telling my friend how nice it is with a link (which is my Jumia Affiliate link) to purchase it. Even though some of them did not click it immediately, whenever they want to purchase it, they would love to go through you.


My verdict : if you just want to make money this is really nice as you make money doing what you do already. However, if you want to take it as a business you may want to open a website / blog, I will address it below.


Building your Affiliate marketing modelled website.


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Along the year 2008, blogging shifted a little bit from being ads dependent to being Affiliate commission dependent. So therefore an affiliate marketing website is one that generates a bulk of it income from affiliate programs. Oh yes, it could be a blog, or just a landing page. I would prefer you go with a blog, there are top kinds of blogs that make a lot of money using Affiliate marketing. If you have ever researched buying a mobile device in Nigeria, I guess you should have come across a blog called naijatechguide. Oh yes, he reviews tech related gadgets such as smart phones and gives you an affiliate link from which you can purchase the item.


So I really recommend you own a blog. Infact, this blog you are reading right now makes a bulk of its income from Affiliate sales. We signed up for various Affiliate programs, some paying us as high as $60 per sale. Oh yes $60, that is approximately #21,000. Another Affiliate program pays us 50% of whatever the client we refer to them pays. So you see it actually works, below I will show you one of my Affiliate dashboard where I earned close to #3000 few hours after joining their Affiliate program, this is because I have been able to build a loyal audience using my blog.


So what do you have to do?


No 1. Build a Blog


Yes you need a blog, and my guess is you do not know how to build such, that should not be a problem, there are a lot of people with such ICT skills today, all you need is an hosting plan and domain name.


No 2. Build an email list.


Most people check their emails daily, I check mine every two hours, so if you got a of email, you can market future products to them via emails.


No 3. Create quality contents.


Oh yes, people would not just see your link, click and then make a purchase, you need to create value. You need some piece of contents. Whether you are writing a about a product or writing a guide on how to use a product.


Now that the framework of your page is ready to go, you need to create content.


Some affiliate networks and affiliate programs require you to already have established content, site traffic, and monthly views at a certain level before they’ll accept you as an affiliate, so be sure to read the eligibility for the specific networks and programs you’re considering before you apply.


This doesn’t mean that you have to create 100 blog posts before you can even think about becoming an affiliate marketer, but you should have at least 5 strong posts already on your site with more scheduled.


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Now you know what affiliate marketing in Nigeria is all about, what do you say? Are you going to give it a try? If yes, how? Are you going to open a blog?

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