How To Maximize A Referral Marketing Channel in 2022

Posted by naxumadmin / August 31, 2022

There are many types of referral marketing companies in the space today.

Basic Affiliate Marketing and Customer Rewards programs fall on one end of the spectrum whereas business opportunities like Direct Sales, Network Marketing, and Party-Plan selling fall on the opposite.

We reviewed the models in the space and discussed the different cultures each created. In the data we have, we are seeing hybrids of models and systems for feedback making all of the difference today

Picking The Right Model

More than ever today, we’re seeing combinations of traditional models win in referral marketing.

You might have a customer rewards program, where all your retail customers earn rewards for consistently purchasing your products and for sharing coupons with their friends.

In addition to the customer rewards program, you may have a certified influencer program, where top influencers are rewarded for referring new retail customers that make their first purchase or subscribe.

In addition to the rewards program, you may have an ambassador program for your company’s greatest fans. The Ambassadors program can expand into a full-blown business opportunity engaging your greatest fans in taking daily actions to bring new customers into your company. 

Platforms For Feedback

So how can you maximize your referral marketing channel?

No matter what style of referral marketing concept you create, your referral marketers are a volunteer army. By providing fun shareable content and engaging gamified mobile apps that feel like a top promoter suggesting what to do next, you engage your volunteers to take daily actions sharing your brand.

The key is to then have predictive insight tools that gather the data on the actions your members are willing to take.

By tracking the actions your members take and discovering which actions are creating new sales, your team can double down on creating content that actually works and quickly iterates new programs.

Most companies in referral marketing are lacking real feedback loops and are stuck blindly experimenting in the space. To build with confidence you must have the right kind of predictive analytics in place to track your member’s actions.

To explore how referral marketing companies leverage NaXum’s predictive action technology, book a discovery session here.

About Ben:
Ben Dixon loves referral marketing. His family found direct sales back in 2006 and had success using technology to create home-based businesses. Since 2010, Ben has focused on serving referral marketing, party plan, and direct sales companies across the globe with the technology they require to empower their passionate fans to grow their businesses virally.

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BEN DIXON Chief Executive Officer

Ben Dixon is the CEO of the referral marketing technology company and works with companies spanning the globe in mlm, direct sales, and affiliate marketing. For more information on Gamification and using real-time notifications to engage your affiliates in the sales process create your FREE NaXum account.

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