Using online
performance marketing
to win new business
Ann Stanley
MD Anicca Solutions
1. An introduction to Pay On Performance or POP
2. Affiliate marketing – the original performance
marketing technique
3. Promotional marketing - voucher sites, daily deals
and mobile phone deals
4. Lead generation for B2B and services
1: Introduction to POP marketing
Definition of POP marketing
Pay on Performance (POP) marketing is:˃ Where a third party generates sales or leads for
the seller or service provider and only gets paid
on performance (i.e. receives a commission for
each successful sale or lead)
˃ Also called pay for performance, performance
marketing, pay on results
˃ Sometimes used to describe other types of
marketing such as pay on results based search
engine optimisation
Benefits of POP marketing
˃ You only pay on performance i.e. when a sale is
made or a lead is generated
˃ Additional routes to market - other people do the
marketing for you (often called affiliates)
˃ Gain new customers at low cost
˃ Often no or low start-up or upfront costs
˃ Often cheaper than PPC
˃ Faster than SEO
˃ Ability to target certain types of customers e.g. by
NOTE: You can also become an affiliate and earn
extra income from your site or marketing activities
Main types of POP marketing techniques
You make the sale
and take the money
3rd party takes the money
Affiliate marketing
Voucher sites
Mobile/location based offers
Product syndication
Lead generation sites
Daily deals
White-label websites
Product sales and ecommerce
Services and B2B
Affiliate marketing
Voucher sites
Daily deals
Mobile/location based offers
Product syndication
White-label websites
Affiliate marketing
Voucher sites
Daily deals
Mobile/location based offers
Lead generation sites
2: Affiliate marketing
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Affiliate marketing is:˃ Where a third party (or Affiliate) generates sales
or leads for the seller (or Merchant) and receives
a commission for each successful sale or lead
˃ It is probably the most widespread form of POP
˃ There are two parties in affiliate marketing the
merchant and the affiliate - which applies to you?
Examples of affiliate websites
Quidco - Cash back
Greasy palm - Cashback
Mutual points - Earn points
Shopping directory
Click through to M & S
(note url has tracking code added)
Business to business affiliates banners
How does it work?
Clicks on
Merchant Site
Merchants (sellers or service provider)
˃ Merchants include both smaller businesses and large multinational companies
˃ Affiliate marketing works very well for certain types of
˃ New businesses (with no SEO traffic)
˃ Companies with low budgets or where the cost per
acquisition is expensive by using other methods (such as
pay per click)
˃ Big brand names that want maximum sales
˃ Most Merchants tend to use affiliate marketing to sell
products to consumers (so they pay commission on a sale)
˃ Also used for lead generation (for the sale of services) and
business to business (B2B)
Affiliates (advertisers)
˃ Affiliates, anybody with a website or blog who
wishes to generate additional income
e-commerce sites
shopping sites
loyalty sites
ecommerce aggregators
cash-back sites
point earning sites
˃ Affiliates may already have established traffic,
extensive database lists for email marketing, or
may use SEO and PPC to get visitors to their site
(and then to the merchants’ sites)
How to manage an affiliate programme
Key elements
˃ Having a programme and commission structure in
place to attract affiliates
˃ Getting enough affiliates to join your programme
˃ Ability to track which affiliate generated a successful
sale or lead
˃ Easy to manage the programme and pay the affiliates
˃ Ability to reject sales or leads if they are fraudulent or
payment is not received
˃ Choice of DIY or using an affiliate network
Using an affiliate network
˃ The affiliate network acts as a middleman between
the merchant and pre-existing affiliates
˃ Create your own programme on the network
˃ Use network’s tracking software
˃ Let the network promote and recruit your affiliates
˃ Let the network manage all the payments
˃ Use networks tools to manage the programme
˃ do this yourself
˃ use networks in-house services (managed service)
˃ recruit an agency
Affiliate networks – tracking sales/leads
˃ Sales or leads are tracked through a combination
of tracking code on the Merchant’s website and
Cookies added to the visitors computer
˃ The Merchant pays a price per lead or commission
for each sale (via the network)
˃ The network makes all the payments to the
Popular Affiliate networks
The differences between networks
Set-up costs
Monthly costs
% over-rider (commission paid to network)
Number of UK affiliates
Experience of Merchants similar to you
Ease of use of interface
Minimum contract period
Other conditions and costs
Overview of costs and commissions
Commission to affiliate
(sector and Merchant
£1 cost per lead
£50 cost per lead
Over-rider commission
(paid to network)
25% of commission paid
to affiliates
(e.g. 12% to affiliates
plus 3% to network)
30% of commission paid to
(e.g. 12% to affiliates plus 3.6% to
Set-up fee
Monthly fee – DIY
£300 per month
£250/month (some do
not offer this service)
£850 per month
Minimum monthly traffic to site or
monthly sales
Monthly fee - managed
Entry criteria
Examples of commission
£100 sale
10% commission to affiliate = £10
30% over-rider to network = £3
Total commission = £13
£100 sale
10% commission to affiliate = £10
25% Over-rider to network = £2.5
Total commission = £12.5
Commission and costs based on 50 sales x £100
Based on 50 sales per month
Extra revenue per month at
Affiliate commission
Network commission (30%)
Example Monthly network fee*
Total fees
Cost Per Sale**
Monthly costs and fees
* You also need to spread the cost of your set-up fee eg £2000 over 12 months
** How does this compare with the Cost Per Sale using Pay-Per-Click?
Preparing your affiliate campaign
Preparing your campaign
˃ Apply for an account, wait to be approved
˃ Pay deposit/set-up fee
˃ Prepare your programme for affiliates
˃ Provide description of company and website with average
sales and order size
˃ Commissions offered (and/or cost per leads)
˃ Bonuses and additional commission tiers for affiliates hitting
certain targets
˃ Restrictions e.g. PPC advertising on brand name
˃ Text and creative (banners and buttons) to be used on
affiliate sites
˃ Add tracking code to the “thank you” page on your site and
possibly create a different landing page
˃ Run test and then make live
Viewing the Merchant directory
Programme for selling products - example
Example of a programme for lead generation
Managing your campaign
˃ It is essential to monitor daily for bogus leads or
sales (you have up to 5 days to reject)
˃ Reject unsuitable affiliates
˃ Police your affiliates especially if they are
“stealing” your PPC traffic
˃ Top up your account with your credit card
Likely results
˃ Expect up to 300 affiliates to sign up for a
campaign within the first few month
˃ This will increase gradually over 6 months
˃ Most sales will come from a handful of sites
˃ You could receive up to a third of your traffic and
sales from these sites (seen as referral traffic in
Improving your results
˃ Your commission has to be attractive for affiliates to bother
to market your product/service, so compare yourself with
similar programmes and offer multiple tiers (with higher
commission for more sales)
˃ Offer monthly promotions, competitions and bonuses to
increase take-up and sales (this may mean supplying new
creative and banners)
˃ Email your affiliates (using the network software) and
communicate directly with them
˃ Use an affiliate agency to talk directly with your affiliates
offering product or information they can use on their sites or
blogs, e.g. for competitions
˃ If you have an ecommerce website create an affiliate feed
so that this can be used by product syndication sites
3: Promotional marketing
Voucher Sites
Daily Deals
Groupon – daily email
Groupon – go to website to buy
Groupon deals – how does it work?
˃ Merchants are mainly local restaurants,
beauticians, hotels, entertainment, days out, and
other services
˃ Merchant develops a deal with Groupon, which
usually has a minimum of 60% discount (usually
for a minimum of 50 people)
˃ Groupon advertises the deal to their e-mail data
list within the specified location and on their
website as a daily deal or “side deal”
˃ Recipients are encouraged to refer the deal to
friends to receive cash payment
Groupon deals - limitations
˃ A minimum number of customers have to pay for
the deal for it to be activated
˃ They then receive a voucher code which they
redeem with the Merchant
˃ The Merchant claims around 50% of the sale
value from Groupon for each customer that
redeems their voucher, but loses the income from
anyone who does not redeem their voucher
˃ This is best used as a method of free marketing –
with the Merchant often relying on repeat
business to generate real income
Alternatives to Groupon
˃ KGB offer lower commission rates
˃ Offers run for a longer duration
˃ Better admin assistance, e.g. you receive
all the contact details
˃ Better terms and conditions for Merchants
e.g. you get all the money whether they
redeem the voucher or not
˃ Main disadvantage is that they have less
recipients or members (lower reach)
Living Social
KGB deals
Google Offers – currently available in the USA
Location and mobile phone deals
Mobile phone and location based deals
˃ Customers download an app onto their phone
˃ When they go shopping they check-in and tell their friends
where they are
˃ Customers get offered deals direct to their mobile based on
their location and the shop/place they have checked into
˃ Mainly used by chains of shops, entertainment venues or
restaurants, plus bigger brands
˃ These techniques are suitable for anyone with a location or
premises where customers can go
Facebook – check-in to get deals
˃ Use Facebook Places on your mobile to find
special offers everywhere — just look for the
deal logo.
˃ Check in to claim a deal at your favourite
retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues
˃ Let your friends know about the deal
˃ 4 types of deal - Charity deals, Individual deals,
Loyalty deals, and friends deals.
Deals in Leicester
Different types of deals
4: Lead generation for B2B and services
4 Lead generation for B2B and services
Types of B2B performance marketing
Affiliate marketing
Voucher sites
Daily deals
Get a quote
˃ general business to business services or tradesman
˃ sector or skill specific
˃ Lead generation through other channels e.g.
email, surveys and telesales
Quotation sites
Quotation sites
˃ The service provider signs up for the lead
generation or quoting service
˃ Business to business all sectors e.g. Approved
Index, Campaneo
˃ Tradesman sites e.g. Service Magic, MyHammer
˃ Sector or skill specific e.g. Choose Your
accountant, Solar-Guide
˃ You agree to receive by email a certain number
of leads per week, usually by type and location
˃ Leads vary from £5 to >£100
Quotation sites
˃ You either pay online or by invoice
˃ There is often a minimum contract and other
˃ You may also get a listing within their directory
˃ Other directory sites now offer quotes as an
added service e.g. Free Index
Quotation services – B2B
Quotation services – B2B
Quotation - tradesman
Sector specific quotes
Sector specific quotes
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