Are you tired of looking for ways to make money online? If so, Verizon’s affiliate program might be the answer. The company offers a ton of different options that can provide you with a steady stream of income. We will discuss 10 different ways to make money through the affiliate program and share our advice about what type of content is most profitable!
Verizon is a telecommunications company that specializes in high-speed TV, phone, and cable in select parts of the united states. Verizon is a leader in the mobile phone market that claims over 40% of the US market.
In addition, Verizon also sells high-speed cable TV and Internet, called FIOS. Verizon was one of the first companies in the US to sell fiber-optic internet service to residential addresses in the US.
In addition, Verizon also sells high-speed internet and phone service to businesses of all sizes. In the next section, we will take a look at the commission programs for all three services.
About the Verizon affiliate program
As I mentioned, Verizon offers three affiliate programs to promote. This section will provide an overview of all three, Including commission structure and affiliate cookie window.
But first, let’s quickly define what affiliate marketing and what the affiliate cookie is. Affiliate marketing is recommending or selling a companies product or service. When a customer uses your unique affiliate link, you may receive a commission.
An affiliate cookie is a little piece of code placed on a customer’s web browser when they click on your affiliate link. This code includes your affiliate ID, the length of time the cookie remains active, and other information.
The length of time the cookie stays active is called an affiliate cookie window. For an affiliate to earn a commission, a customer must make a qualified purchase before the affiliate cookie expires. That time period is the cookie window.
As I mentioned, Verizon has three separate affiliate programs: Verizon, Verizon Fios, and Verizon Business. In this section, we will take a look at the commissions for each of these affiliate programs.
Verizon: This affiliate program includes all new service contracts and 5G home activations. Affiliates can earn $24 for pre-paid service plans and 8% on accessories (including Apple). Affiliates can earn commissions when the customer makes a purchase online or via the mobile apple.
Affiliate will not earn a commission of a current Verizon customer upgrades their service, or purchases Apple Care.
Verizon Fios: Affiliates of the Verizon Fios affiliate program can earn $36 per sale when a customer signs up for TV services and another $28 when a customer connects high-speed internet.
Verizon Business: Affiliates of the Verizon Business affiliate program can earn between $44 and $60 when referring customers to business accounts. In addition, affiliates can earn another $28 for sending leads to Verizon Business.
The cookie window for these three affiliate programs is unclear and not mentioned on the affiliate network.
How to join the affiliate program
Verizon has patterned with Flexoffers for support of their affiliate program. Before you can apply to become an affiliate for Verizon, you must apply and be accepted into Flexoffers. Flexoffers is an affiliate network that works with 100s of affiliate companies.
Next, let’s take a look at a few things to like about the Verizon affiliate program.
Benefits of the Verizon affiliate program
There are many things to like about the Verizon affiliate program, below are just a few benefits that I like.
Pay Per Lead
One of the biggest benefits of the Verizon Business affiliate program is receiving commissions when you refer leads. As I mentioned, you can earn $28 when a business customer enters basic information.
Products are a NEED
It can be much easier to sell a product when it is a need more than a want. Every person needs access to the internet and the ability to place a call at a moment’s notice.
If you decide to get into this niche, your challenge will be converting customers from other carriers, not trying to get them to buy.
Drawbacks of the Verizon affiliate program
Only available in select areas
Due to agreements, Verizon has with other telecommunications companies, Verizon Fios isn’t available everywhere. This is a personal gripe because I would love Verizon to build out their Fios network in my neck of the woods.
As an affiliate, this presents a problem for marketing because your target audience is much smaller than usual.
According to FlexOffers, Verizon’s affiliate programs have 7-day earnings per click (EPC) of $0.15 (Verizon), $0 (Fios), and $0.0456 (Business). EPC or the average amount of money affiliates make when someone clicks on your affiliate link, is really low.
In general, I look for affiliate programs that have an EPC of $1 or more.
Another concern I have with the Verizon affiliate program is the three programs. The more programs a company has, the more opportunity for confusion. Some will say three programs are needed because these are three different companies, but Verizon and Verizon Business share the same website.
Now that we know the pros and cons of the Verizon affiliate programs let’s quickly look at a few alternatives.
Alternatives to the Verizon affiliate program
If you’re decided that the Verizon affiliate programs aren’t for you, here are 5 affiliate programs to consider.
- Xfinity Mobile
- Mobile Phones Direct
- Mint Mobile
9 ways to make money with the Verizon affiliate program
Now, it’s time to look at 10 different ways you can promote the Verizon affiliate programs.
One of the most straightforward ways to promote the Verizon affiliate program is to start a blog. You can create blog posts about tech tips, mobile apps or teach readers how smartphones work.
You can make money by including your affiliate links in every blog post that you write. In addition, you can place banners in your header and sidebar to give yourself more opportunities to earn commissions.
The key to blogging is consistency. There are many blogs out, but there is an opportunity if you niche down and create enough content.
- Best smartphones for
- iPhone 32 review
- iPhone 32 vs. Galaxy Note 448
When you create these videos, make sure you include a link to the Verizon affiliate program you’re partnered with.
Another place you can find traffic the short video website TikTok. Like YouTube videos, you can create “how-to,” “best X for Y,” and short reviews. Also, at the time of this writing, TikTok is experimenting with longer videos.
The best way to create content on TikTok is to create an engaging hook, tell a compelling offer, then encourage your viewer to click the link in the bio.
With enough consistency and effort, you can build a following, generate leads, and start making sales.
Another opportunity to generate leads and sales is to create a Facebook group with a focus on tech. To get started, find helpful tech tips on your group page. Eventually, Facebook will recommend its users to your group.
The easiest way to make money with a Facebook group is to pin an image with your affiliate link to the group wall. When people join your group for the first time, they will see your affiliate link. Over time, you will generate leads and sales from that link.
Reddit, and its Subreddits, maybe a great place to find people for the Verizon affiliate program. Subreddits are small forum sites where people come together over common interests.
Two common interests you can find on Reddit: tech subs and local city and state subs. These are two great places to find unhappy people with their mobile phone carrier or internet service provider.
The key to Reddit is not to include any links unless you’re asked, or you own the sub. If you post an affiliate link without request, you will be banned from the sub.
Every good affiliate marketer has an email list where they can send emails to promote various products. You can use one of the other methods discussed in this blog post to build your email list.
Instead of sending customers directly to the affiliate offer, you can send them to a landing page where you collect their email addresses. Once you have their email address, you can send them offers as often as you’d like.
The best way to generate leads and sales is to create YouTube videos, blog posts, or Tweets when a new product is launched. This is a great opportunity because there will be a lot of hype and buzz around this new product.
For example, when the new iPhone 75 comes out, customers will flock to the internet to learn about the latest features. This can be an opportunity to promote the benefits of a new wireless carrier with that new phone they are planning on buying.
Target other carriers
This grey hat method must be done with care. You can create new customers by “throwing rocks at your enemies.” For example, if a competitor is caught conducting shady business practices, you can create a YouTube video talking about those shady practices.
The key to throwing rocks is to throw them at companies, not individuals. The rocks at the mega-corporation and customers will follow you because they have that same hate for the megacorp.
Also, be careful about how you throw your rocks. Doing it the wrong way can get you kicked out of the affiliate program.
When of my favorite websites I read while sitting in a call center was a tech news website. Basically, they collect news from other sites, wrote a short paragraph, and linked to the original site.
I remember this site has banners for various tech companies, and I think this is something you could do too.
If you’re looking to make some passive income with a company that has been around for over 100 years, then the Verizon affiliate programs might be right up your alley.
You can sell products and services without ever having to worry about handling customer service or fulfillment because Verizon does it all for you. With so much earning potential, there are only two things left for you to decide- if this sounds like an opportunity worth exploring.