How Do You Become A Shopee Affiliate In Malaysia
In this day and age, it feels like everyone could use a way to help them earn a little more money on the side. One option for earning that extra cash is the gig economy, with many people turning to services like Foodpanda, Grab, and many more.
On the other hand, not everyone is capable – or wants to – drive around making deliveries in their free time. Some might have to stay home due to illness, or even because they need to take care of their family.
In these cases, affiliate marketing programmes offer the opportunity to earn side income from online activities in the comfort of your home. In this article, we explore how the Shopee Affiliate programme works and how you can make use of it.
How Shopee Affiliate works
The first thing you have to know is, nope, you’re not selling anything on Shopee.
The way Shopee Affiliate program works (or any affiliate programs for that matter), is all you have to do is promote a product or a service using a special link that is equipped with a personalized tracker.
When someone uses your link to buy the related product, you will automatically receive a commission from Shopee. Sounds easy right?
Here’s an example of a Shopee affiliate account posting their links:
How to register as a Shopee Affiliate
Fortunately for anyone who’s interested in becoming a Shopee affiliate, registering can be done in only three simple steps.
Here’s a simple step by step guide;
First, what you have to do is login to your Shopee account, then click this link right here.
Once you’re logged in and clicked the link provided, you will see this screen above.
All you have to do here is fill out your account information with all the necessary information, and click next to proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Media information
Once you’ve clicked next, here’s what you’ll see on your screen;
Now this section is the most important part of the application process; so make sure you fill in all the right information.
The ‘your website URL’ section indicates the website you want to use to put in all the affiliate links. This can be your blog, or your social media pages like your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Choose the place you think your links will get the most traffic, as your commission depends on it.
The category niche section requires you to put in a category you want your links to be included in for that particular product category. So for example if you’re running a twitter page about motorbikes, then it makes the most sense to promote products in that category. So, this requires you to put some thought into it as well, as you need to choose the niche that fits your audience the best.
Or if you don’t feel like choosing and think that your audience is varied, then you can just choose ‘all’.
Once you’ve filled in all the information you need in this section, click on the ‘next’ button and we can proceed to the next and final step.
Step 3: Registration end
And that’s it. Your registration is now complete, and you will be receiving an email to confirm that your application has been successfully submitted.
Usually it will take a few days for your application to be processed, but Shopee guarantees that they will get back to you within five business days.
How much can you earn from Shopee Affiliate
So now that your application has been submitted, let’s get to the most important part of this guide; how much should you expect to earn from being a Shopee Affiliate.
Well, the answer to this question actually depends on the reach and traffic your links get. As your earnings will be commission based, then how much you make depends on how many people use your links to buy stuff from Shopee.
According to Involve Asia, the commission rates offered by the Shopee Affiliate Programme ranges from 4.20% to 9.10%.
In the Shopee Affiliate Program terms and conditions, the minimum payout is RM50, meaning you have to reach RM50 in commissions before you can withdraw your money.
Here’s a simple example of how much you can earn from a Shopee affiliate link;
|Item advertised||Price||Commission rate||Commission earned|
|Sensor activated dustbin||RM69.90||4.20%||RM2.90|
If not, you’ll have to keep sharing your affiliate links until you hit the minimum earnings. This may involve doing more self promotion and marketing. Using the example in the table above, you will need 18 people to buy from your link before you can reach the minimum amount to cash out. If you do hit that number, congratulations! You’ve managed to earn money without too much extra effort.
For the biggest websites and social media icons, earning a five figure income just from the Shopee Affiliate programme is something that is attainable. However, regular people like us may want to see it as something to complement our main income streams. It might take a while to hit those minimums, so don’t get discouraged and stick at it.
If you think this is your cup of tea, then go and register for the Shopee Affiliate programme now!