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The Essential Steps to Getting Started in Affiliate Marketing

When you hear the word affiliate marketing, what comes to mind? Do you think only of influencers? Or maybe you're even unsure about its effectiveness?

In this article, we'll explain how to make the most of your adventure in the world of affiliates.

A. Are you ready to discover affiliate marketing?

Before you get started, you need to know that there are 3 types of affiliate marketing programs:

Unattached affiliate marketing:

  • In this type of program, affiliates launch pay-per-click advertising campaigns without establishing any links to the product or customer, hoping simply to generate clicks and commissions.

Affiliate marketing:

  • Affiliates promote products or services related to their niche, using their influence and credibility with their audience to recommend products they haven't necessarily used themselves.

Affiliate marketing with commitment:

  • Affiliates only recommend products or services they have personally used and believe in, using their influence to promote valuable products to their audience, building long-term credibility and trust.

For the purposes of this article, we'll be looking primarily at related and engaged programs, where the affiliate offers products that match his or her niche.

Affiliate marketing is an online marketing method in which a company pays its partners (affiliates) to promote its products or services. Affiliates receive a commission for each sale, thanks to their promotional efforts.

This model enables companies to benefit from increased visibility and additional sales without incurring upfront advertising expenses, while affiliates have the opportunity to generate revenue by promoting products or services that are relevant to their audience.

Term 1: What is passive income?

Passive income is income that doesn't require continuous activity on your part to generate.

It allows you to create income streams that work, even when you're not actively working. This can take many forms, such as investments, profits from property rentals, or income generated by online activities such as affiliate marketing.

B. Defining your field and understanding your audience

Before you commit to an affiliate program, it's imperative to define your area of expertise, where your audience will turn to you for advice.

It's this trust that will encourage your audience to spend their money on the products and services you recommend, enabling you to earn commissions on these sales.

So you see, even with a small audience, you can participate in the affiliate program.

Your social media are not simply channels of communication, but showcases for your identity and your passions.

By defining a specific theme for your website, you create an authentic connection with your audience, attracting those who share your values and needs. This consistency is essential to building an engaged and loyal community, a key element of success in the world of online affiliation.

C. How can you increase your audience?

Even with a modest audience, you can still get involved in an affiliate program.

When you launch your media, traffic builds slowly and you understand that Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is crucial to increasing the visibility of your media. Even with low traffic, by optimizing all aspects of SEO, you can see your audience grow.

Term 2: Key steps to better SEO

To achieve good SEO, it's important to follow several key steps:

Identify relevant keywords for your niche and target audience. Use keyword research tools to find popular, well-targeted terms.

Use: this link to get ideas for new keywords.

Regularly produce content that is original, informative and relevant to your audience. Make sure your content addresses your visitors' needs and questions.

Creating a contact page or forum for your users to ask questions/online forum can increase your SEO.

Make sure your site is well structured and easy to navigate. Use appropriate HTML tags (titles, meta-descriptions, ALT tags for images) and make sure your site is fast and ergonomic.

Links from other websites to yours are an important factor in search engine rankings. Look for opportunities to obtain quality backlinks from relevant, well-established sites in your field.

Use web analytics tools to track your site's performance and identify areas for improvement. Based on this data, make ongoing adjustments to your SEO strategy.

If you've got a community and good SEO, it's up to you to join an affiliate program like Pictorem.

D. What are the steps in affiliate marketing?

1. Identify Companies that Match Your Identity

To effectively integrate an affiliate program, it's essential to consider your objectives and your community. Joining an affiliate program that doesn't match your niche won't be successful because it won't generate significant results.

Once you've defined your niche, spend some time researching companies operating in your field and offering products or services suited to your audience. Also, consider the geolocation and field of activity of the merchant site, as this can have a significant impact on the relevance of your partnership. This approach aims to maximize your chances of success by aligning your offer with the needs and interests of your audience.

Once you've identified a few potential companies, spend some time assessing their reputation and credibility. Consult customer reviews, online ratings, media mentions, and their presence on social networks to get an idea of the company's public perception.

Next, explore the affiliate programs offered by these companies by consulting their dedicated affiliate pages. Carefully analyze their offers to see if they meet your objectives, as each company offers specific benefits.

2. What factors need to be taken into account?

There are several factors to consider when signing up for an affiliate program. First of all, check whether registration is free or whether there is a free period. Next, look at whether you understand how these commissions work in the long term.

To better prepare yourself for your journey as an affiliate, check whether the company offers marketing and promotional tools. These resources can go a long way to increasing your chances of success.

The company's compensation is an important aspect to consider. How will you be paid? Is it through platforms such as PayPal, by bank transfer or in cash? Make sure you have a clear understanding of these terms before you sign up. Also, find out how often payments will be made: monthly, or at your convenience?

Here's an example with the Pictorem affiliate program:

Signing up with Pictorem is free and easy (it takes less than 2 minutes).

To maximize traffic, Pictorem provides its affiliates with professional marketing tools free of charge.

You can earn 15% commission for every sale made when a customer makes a sale through your line.

3. How to showcase the affiliate program on your social media channels

You've managed to find a company that's like you for an affiliate program. Now it's up to you to convince your audience. Here are a few tips to help you do just that:

Produce compelling content by creating posts highlighting the products and services of the company you've partnered with. Make sure you don't overdo it to scare off your audience; keep it natural!

Attractive visuals and relevant content are essential to capturing attention. Bear in mind that the decision to click on your link is often influenced by these visuals. So, the company can provide you with promotional banners and photos to enhance your content. You can see Pictorem's banners, with a wide range to suit every affiliate's needs:

To inspire confidence in your audience, there's nothing like testimonials from satisfied customers of the products or services you recommend. What's more, adding a question-and-answer section encourages exchanges within your community. It encourages your audience to interact with you and with each other.

Ps: don't forget to mention that your publication is an affiliate offer.

Sell your art online with Pictorem

Team up with Pictorem to take advantage of an existing sales tool without needing to develop one yourself. 

We handle the e-commerce transactions, production & the logistics of fulfilling each order so you can focus on your art and your promotion.

Click on the video link below for more information
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If you’re an artist, graphic designer, or photographer looking to sell your art reproductions, the process is super simple: all you have to do is create an account, upload your art, & set your price. Then, just promote your gallery & Pictorem takes care of rest.

Why choose us

We offer a variety of printing mediums such as acrylics, metals, murals, posters, photo paper, canvas & wood to be able to meet all your printing needs. Our team also reviews every order by hand and makes sure to give you the best print quality.

- Free, no monthly cost, no trial period.
- We don't ask for any exclusivity
- You can cancel anytime
- We don't take any commission on your rights
For existing user, please login to your account and click on "Create your online gallery

How to transform your image into a mural print.

This article is to help you understand how to transform your image into a mural print.

Yes, we're talking about huge prints  that will cover your entire wall for an immersive experience ! 

We are going to talk to you about all the options you'll have, the requirements  and installation, of course process.

There's no actual limit to the size that you can have your print

Since your peel and stick wall mural will be arriving in sections, you can get any amount of strips that you need to make for a very easy installation

To get things started, if you want a sharp image, you will preferably need a high resolution image.

Nowadays, most digital cameras can provide 5000 to 8000 pixels in a single shot

One good trick is called image stitching which is a process of combining multiple shots with overlapping fields to produce one massive panoramic image!

Of course, this is all based on how sharp you actually need your image and how close you're going to be from your print

Images for mural prints are processed at 150 dpi which means we'll most likely upscale your  image

Let's say, for a 10ft wall, you'll need at least 8000 pixels wide to get some sharp details

With new 40 megapixel+ cameras, this is easily achievable

If you need help figuring out if your image is large enough for a mural print,

look into our DPI calculator and our image size analyzer on our website.



All this being said, keep in mind that, in most cases, you'll be looking at your mural from at least 3 or 4 feet away from your wall so don't be too worried if your resolution is not quite on the mark

We take pride in offering the best possible results for your image.

To make that happen, we don't make any compromises in our hardware, our material and, most importantly, our customer service.

Every single order is important to us and we take the time to review every single image that comes in

So if we notice any needed fine tuning or optimization, you can have peace of mind that we'll always keep you in the loop

We use state-of-the-art 10-color printers which provides the best printing resolution and color range for mural prints and we are very proud to offer the most vibrant color reproduction in the industry.  

As for the material, we use a sturdy, repositionable peel-and-stick vinyl

It has a subtle, matte, linen texture to it which helps absorb light and cover any imperfections on your wall, it's extremely easy to install and it's very forgiving


If you have a long wall, we suggest that you start from the center which will ensure the straightest installation

Peel and stick wall mural can be installed on a wide variety of smooth surfaces such

as gypsum boards, wood, glass, metal and some plastic panels.

The surface has to be clean, smooth, dry, and free of moisture

Peel down about 6" from the top of your Panel.

To minimize any deformation, apply the wall mural with minimal tension

and remove the protective paper about a foot and make sure not to remove too much at one time

Smooth out the wall mural by using the plastic scraper (which we will be provided with your order) starting from the center and working your way towards the edges of the panel

As I mentioned earlier, the peel and stick wall mural is very forgiving

So if you made a mistake, went a bit crooked or see an air bubble you can peel the mural back at reapply it with ease

And don't forget to apply a good pressure to insure adherence, especially towards the edges of each panel

Mural prints arrive in 50" inch sections, and each section has a half an inch with a guideline to help you with your installation

Once all the panels are installed you can cut off  the excess with a utility knife.

With our imaging processing service, our state of the art printing equipment and easy to install wall vinyl, we are convinced we will be able to provide the best impact for your project. 

Get Creative with your next Acrylic print

This article is all about acrylics prints.

If you want to bring a contemporary look, to your home, your office or any other space you want to "dress up",  this is the choice for you ,and we are going to guide you through all the different options available.

We print on the back of an optically pure acrylic sheet using the latest flatbed printer and we print right up to the edges of the acrylic, to provide a very neat finish.


First up - Size. We can print any custom size you want - ranging from a small 8x8 all the way up to a majestic 96x48.  So if you want a large panoramic picture, or to even create a multi panel print, the only limit is your imagination.

Mounting options

We also offer different mounting options.

The most popular configuration is a back mount frame. We have a black layer at the back of the acrylic print and this option will give your print a frame with a wire, so it's ready for easy hanging. It will also give the impression that your acrylic is floating slightly away from the wall.

You can also display your acrylic print with Aluminum Stand offs. It will be at the same distance from the wall, about 3/4 of an inch.  They are installed on each corner, so be sure to double check that we don't cut off any signature or crucial visual elements on your image. If you have a large acrylic, we suggest that you install more than 4 stand offs for a maximum distance between each stand off of about 40 inches. This will prevent your acrylic from bending.


We offer 2 different thicknesses. You have the choice between 1/8" inch and 3/16".  

The 1/8 is already a great choice. It's very light and will remain flat if you are using a back mount frame.

The 3/16 thickness is a good option if you want to provide a greater optical depth, or when you have a large print to prevent the acrylic from bending between the stand offs, but it does add more weight.


You can really explore your creativity with transparency.   We can print on specific areas only, and you can even go with a multi layer effect.  If you want to print your logo, or any other background-free visual, it's simple. Just provide us with a PNG or Photoshop file with a transparent area.  

You can create very interesting lighting effects with partial transparency like this "frost" effect. We will partially print the white layer so only the colors are fully printed.This looks absolutely stunning in natural light.

And if you want to use the acrylic on a lightbox with LEDs on the back, we can make a (backlit)  print . All these printing options are available on our website.


We can also cut the acrylic any way you want.  For example we can create rounded corners.

... or even  a circular print. Again, these options are all available on our website.


Choosing the right type of Canvas for your art.

Let's talk about the different type finishes that you can choose for your canvas prints!

The choice of your finish will have a big impact in the overall result and effect that you’re going for, so choosing the right one is an important first step!


This canvas has a weight of 410 grams per meter. It’s a pure white, polyester cotton blend. It’s very strong, durable and natural feel to it.

The matte finish of this canvas provides a fine art look that works extremely well for photography, abstract paintings and everything else in between. It is a great all around canvas!


The matte varnish canvas is also called “satin canvas” because of the subtle shine that runs through it.

The matte varnish finish adds an extra layer of protection to resist scratches and fingerprints so if your reproducing an image that has lots of black in it, this product is and ideal choice and one that you might want to consider!


On top of adding an extra layer of protection, colors will come out more vibrant so you can expect richer blacks and very vivid colors with this finish! Depending on the lighting, you can really see the texture of the canvas which can give an awesome complimentary effect to your artwork. Great choice if you want your colors to pop with an extra glossy look!

Semi-gloss canvas adds an extra layer of protection and the colors will appear more vibrant, so you can expect richer blacks and very vivid colors with this finish!

Depending on the lighting, you can really see the texture of the canvas which can give an awesome complimentary effect to your artwork. It is an exceptional choice if you want your colors to pop with an extra glossy look!


Silver canvas comes with a silver color base coat embedded into it. This means that all the white that you would normally see on a regular canvas will become silver, and all the other colors will come out looking metallic. We’ve seen some amazing photography and illustrations printed on this material that are simply mind-blowing!


We call this canvas option the knife varnish process. With this technique, we can mimic or create paint strokes to give a more authentic look to a painting or simply add an extra textured look to a photograph.


This process is the "showstopper". The epoxy coating will give your print a very luxurious, ultra high gloss finish.

This is the showstopper! The epoxy coating will give your print a very luxurious, ultra high-gloss finish.

This finish adds extra weight to the canvas so to make sure that the canvas doesn't buckle when adding the resin coat, we attach a masonite board behind the canvas. A canvas print with an epoxy coating requires more time and effort to produce, however, the results are totally worth it!