Flipkart is one of the most well-known and successful e-commerce brands in India. It has completely redefined the shopping experience and has been providing its customers with a wide range of products at massively discounted prices. In a competitive e-commerce space, Flipkart still dominates the Indian market.
Like Amazon, Flipkart also has an affiliate program. With the Flipkart affiliate program, you can earn passive income. It is very easy to become an affiliate with Flipkart, unlike other affiliate programs where they review and approve your applications based on different parameters.
This blog will guide you through the process in simple steps. So, without taking too much time, let us quickly dive in and learn how to earn passive income through the Flipkart affiliate program.
The Flipkart Affiliate Program
This one is definitely one of the best programs out there to earn commissions. You can make money just by placing the affiliate links/product banners on your site and thereby direct your website visitors to the main Flipkart website.
Every time, a visitor clicks on your affiliate link and goes to make a purchase on Flipkart, you will earn around 15-20% in commission. In order to earn commissions with Flipkart, you just need to promote the affiliate link to the relevant audience.
How to become an Affiliate with Flipkart?
Becoming a Flipkart affiliate is quite easy, just follow these steps.
Navigate to www.flipkart.com/affiliate/landing. This is where you must register to become an affiliate with Flipkart. So, complete the registration process and create an affiliate account. The account that you have now created is a different one from the one that you used for purchasing products from Flipkart.
This affiliate account is exclusively for affiliates who wish to earn commissions, and you will not be able to purchase anything with this account. During the registration process, you will have to provide some basic information such as the contact number, website details and the method of payment. It will certainly help if you own a website, as you can quickly start promoting your affiliate links.
There are 2 types of payment modes, one is you can opt for the Bank Transfer and the other option is the gift voucher. In the former option, all your earnings will be sent to your bank account after you reach the minimum earning limit. The second option i.e. the gift voucher option will let you buy products in the Flipkart site. Once you successfully complete the registration process, Flipkart will send you an email confirming the activation of your affiliate account.
Affiliate link generation
This is the most important step in the entire process, without an affiliate link, you cannot earn a dime. You will have to drive people to purchase Flipkart products through your affiliate links. Therefore, you need to first know how to generate an affiliate link.
- Click on this link, http://www.flipkart.com/affiliate/landing, and Log-in to the account.
- You will now see one toolbar on the top of the screen.
- Open the Flipkart website in another window and select the URL of the product that you wish to promote.
- Now, paste the selected URL in this toolbar and generate the affiliate URL. Once this is done, you will have the affiliate URL that can be promoted. You can promote this link in all the online platforms. Facebook, Twitter or Quora are the easiest places to start promoting.
- Do make it a point to cross-check if you find this format at the end of the URL, affid=YOURAFFILIATEID
- If you see your Flipkart Affiliate ID at the end of the URL, then you are good to go.
How to earn passive income online with Flipkart?
Now you are pretty much done. It is best to start off by writing a Product review of your favorite products from Flipkart on your site. You can then add the product link (your affiliate link) on your blog post and publish it on the website. You can also share your reviews on various social media platforms and very soon you will start earning commissions on your sales.
Always start with one niche, for instance, if you wish to promote sports shoes, please stick only to that niche. This way, you are narrowing down the audience and you will have a relevant buying audience over a period of time. You should also consistently add content to your site, this way, the chances of increasing the visitors to your site are high. More importantly, spend 60% of your time promoting your blogs with the affiliate links. You will start making commissions eventually.