With the back to school season now in full swing, it won’t be long before students start to feel the crunch and pressure of their studies. There are all sorts of tutoring services available, both online and locally, but what about when it comes to writing essays with imminent deadlines? And why should you be interested in this if you’re not in school yourself?
As an affiliate marketer on the Internet, you have the opportunity to capitalize on this industry and monetize your education traffic with the ByOffers affiliate network. The payouts are lucrative and implementation could not be easier.
What Is ByOffers?
Just as there are affiliate programs for just about every other kind of business, ByOffers is a program that specializes specifically on essay offers. This is when a student orders an academic paper to be written by a professional writer. This includes essays, dissertations, reports and other similar types of academic writing.
It should very clearly and plainly be stated that passing off work written by someone else in an academic context can be grounds for expulsion from many colleges, universities, and other academic institutions. It also falls very clearly into a morally questionable area and while you are not the one who may be accused of plagiarism yourself, by participating in such an affiliate program, you are facilitating such a transaction to take place.
We will leave this question of ethics to answer on your own, as there may be some legitimate circumstances where a student can justifiably request the professional services of a writer to create an academic paper on his or her behalf. That’s up to you to decide.
A Familiar Affiliate Environment
If you’ve been active in the affiliate marketing industry for some period of time and have worked with other affiliate networks in the past, there is a good chance that you have already encountered an affiliate dashboard like this before.
As far as we can gather, the ByOffers affiliate program is powered by the HasOffers engine and should make for an easy transition for anyone who has worked under such an interface before. All of the key navigation can be found along the left sidebar, including the contact information for your affiliate manager.
ByOffers says that the essay niche is very easy to monetize, because the student population is so broad and is so easy to reach. These are generally tech-savvy individuals who are keen Internet users already. If they are looking for someone to write their research papers and other essays for them already, they’ll know how to find such services. That’s where you step in with SEO, blogging, social media and more.
It’s also important to point out that customers who are looking to order unique academic papers are very motivated to buy. As a result, ByOffers reports conversion rates in the 7% to 10% range. That’s very high and, what’s more, customers who have ordered a paper before are very likely to order again. Rebills tend to be frequent. Top affiliates with ByOffers are earning over $9,000 in monthly commissions.
Education traffic currently being accepted by ByOffers includes those from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. The services offered by the advertisers cover a range of subject areas and content types.
As you look through the list of offers in the affiliate dashboard, you’ll uncover three main commission types.
- CPA offers will pay a fixed $25 commission for every first order from a new customer that you are able to refer to the advertiser. This is a one-time payment for the first conversion.
- RevShare offers will pay a revenue share of 55% from the first order received from a new customer. Naturally, the order amount will vary from customer to customer, but ByOffers has observed that the average order value is about $100. This means you can expect to earn $55 from every new first order.
- Rebill offers differ from the first two commission styles in that it pays for every order and not just the first order from a new customer. The commission rate is a fixed $15 per order. Considering the high rebill rate, this could prove to be a lucrative long-term source of passive income.
You may experience varying levels of success with each of the different commission types, so it is in your own best interest to split-test and experiment across all three to see which performs best given the traffic that you are able to generate.
A Typical Essay Ordering Service
While ByOffers specializes in a very particular niche, the network does grant you access to a number of different service providers across the countries and regions described above.
Shown above is one example of an offer currently in the ByOffers catalog. In this case, you can see that the advertiser is promising “experienced writers” and “original papers” with “on-time delivery” and a “money-back guarantee.” This is fairly typical of the essay writing services promoted through ByOffers and you’ll find most of the other offers will look relatively similar.
You’ll also notice that this offer carries some important restrictions you’ll want to keep in mind when promoting it. You can monetize both desktop and mobile traffic, but email spam and fraud will not be tolerated. It also requires a minimum purchase amount of $30, though with a rate of $7.50/page, getting over the $30 threshold should be very easy.
Getting Paid for Selling Papers
Some people may say that facilitating the sale of academic papers is immoral, unethical, and unacceptable under any circumstances. Other people say that if there is a demand in the marketplace, you may as well be the one profiting from it. Again, this decision ultimately lies with you.
If you do choose to sign up as an affiliate with ByOffers, you’ll find that the payment structure is very generous. The commissions are very high, the conversion rates are reportedly high, and with a low minimum withdrawal amount of just $50, you’ll get that cash via PayPal, Payoneer or wire transfer sooner than you might think. Remember that the average order amount is $100 and with a 55% revenue share, that’s $55 per average sale. You’re already getting paid out.