Now that majority of Nepal’s population have access to Internet connection many business organizations in the country are running affiliate marketing programs. While boosting selling activities is the main goal, can the country’s bloggers and influencers become major channels of Nepal’s nascent affiliate marketing industry?
A few years ago, Nepali bloggers and influencers tried to expand their revenue stream by joining affiliate marketing programs run mostly by US-based affiliate networks. However, terms of payment for non-Americans in most programs required earnings of at least $100 before commissions can be processed for payment transfers.
Targeting Nepali citizens as audience was not a viable marketing strategy. Mainly because only a few of Nepal’s public are enthusiastic about buying from online stores like Amazon due to the shipping costs involved. As a matter of fact, even Amazon’s affiliate marketing program is not available in Nepal,
The outlook in Internet marketing in Nepal has changed a great deal in light of the greatly improved Internet penetration and availability of smartphones. Since there are now affiliate marketing programs being run by local business organizations. many young Nepali bloggers and vloggers are in pursuit of a successful career as an affiliate marketer in Nepal’s digital marketing realm.
A Quick Look at Nepal’s Affiliate Marketing Industry
Even if there are many companies offering affiliate marketing programs in Nepal, not all could be deemed as worth spending one’s time and effort. Some companies even require payment of fees as requirement in joining their affiliate marketing program.
At the very least. the three companies mentioned below have checked out as the most successful ones.
Clothing in Nepal Pvt Ltd. offers a straightforward affiliate marketing program to those looking to promote its Nepalese hippie-style garments, accessories and other handmade clothing items. Joining the company’s affiliate program is easy and free of charge, as applicants need only to open an affiliate account at the Clothing in Nepal website.
Sasto Deals is one of the popular online shopping outlets in Nepal, offering a wide variety of consumer products. Sasto, which enjoys a partnership with India’s leading online store Flipkart, also offers am easy-to-join affiliate marketing program for Nepali content creators and social media account users.
Daraz has established itself as the largest and most popular online store in Nepal; having captured about 60% of Nepal’s population of online consumers. Actually, Daraz is Alibaba’s Nepal-facing online shop, which was created in line with the Chinese company’s expansion of its online selling reach.
However, applying to become a Daraz affiliate marketer is not easy. To qualify for Daraz’ affiliate marketing program, publishers must have at least 10,000 followers in leading social media accounts. Nepali bloggers on the other hand, qualify if they have strong Internet presence based on search page ranking and traffic generation,
What we recommend to those still struggling to improve your website’s search page ranking or increase your social media following is to pay heed to the advice given by Internet marketing experts. While there are numerous articles written about affiliate marketing, only a handful include topics about the best practices on how to create content that will increase your chances of earning from affiliate marketing programs.
It might interest you to read an article published by a Southern California news website, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal, about Jeff Lerner Reviews. It delves on how a once struggling Internet marketer named Jeff Lerner, was able to hurdle the challenges posed by the affiliate marketing industry during his early days as ab affiliate marketer.