The Value of Partnership at the Most Opportune Time

The Value of Partnership at the Most Opportune Time
November 10, 2020

BDSwiss is offering market participants two distinct partnership programs, at the most opportune time.

BDSwiss offers two distinct methods of partnership to both individuals and businesses. Partnership can involve becoming an affiliate – someone who refers clients to BDSwiss via online campaigns and channels, or, becoming an introducing broker (IB) – a company that introduces new clients to BDSwiss with a view of supporting the client themselves.


The BDSwiss IB partnership program is a means for partners to earn competitive remuneration while partnering with one of the most trusted brands in the FX industry. We currently service IBs from various regions by empowering them to support their clients including state-of-the-art trading tools and effective educational content.


Meanwhile, BDSwiss’ Affiliate program enables anyone with a strong online presence in the financial services field to benefit from our competitive remuneration plans by introducing our products and services to their audience. Affiliates can take advantage of professional marketing materials and tracking tools to help them monetise their marketing activity.


To date, we have worked with over 17,000 of affiliates and IBs, providing the necessary support for them to engage with their target audience.



What’s the difference between an IB and an Affiliate?

The main difference between IBs and affiliates is the nature and scope of their operations.  Affiliates tend to target and refer audiences largely via online activity, while IBs will often hold offline events and maintain a network which involves in person communication, as well as sometimes even operate on a whitelabel brokerage level. 



Who can become an IB?

Every broker will have slightly different criteria that determine who they will accept as IBs. For BDSwiss, this is no different. Our IB program specifies precise conditions that we expect these individuals or companies to meet, in order to be welcomed into the BDSwiss family as an IB.


Moreover, regulators specify IB criteria and then the brokers are obligated to align their operations and partners agreements accordingly.  



The BDSwiss advantage

Partnering with BDSwiss provides IB with multiple advantages and benefits:

  •       Industry-leading commission rates 
  •       Remuneration on sub-IB earnings
  •       Customised IB links and expert support
  •       Dedicated IB portal with advanced performance tracking and reporting tools
  •       Customised promotional banners available directly through a centralised online hub
  •       Specialised IB events including coordination and sponsorship initiatives



Latin American and Asian IBs

For partners operating in Latin American and Asia, BDSwiss provides a full Partners Support Kit including localised marketing materials, 24/5 dedicated support, local events and seminars, and innovative products and promotions to increase conversion and client engagement.



High growth areas

Territories that are currently very attractive for new IB partners and affiliates are Asia and Latin America. Whereas US and European markets have become highly saturated over the past decade – Asian and Latin American operators are experiencing a trading boom.


Relatively slower to develop countries with less capitalised financial markets has left Latin America and Asia trailing other territories, but this gap is rapidly closing as new FX companies break new ground in developing countries.


Potential affiliates and IBs can take advantage of these regions by applying to become an IB or an affiliate. If their application is successful, individuals and businesses can monetise the surge in trading activity worldwide.


Demographic catalyst

Latin America is gradually increasing the size of its middle class, which, when combined with stronger regulation, is encouraging greater numbers of people to try trading for the first time.


Meanwhile, with a population of almost 650 million people, Southeast Asia is possibly the world’s largest retail trading market given the surging levels of population growth, combined with greater disposable incomes in all parts of society. Asia is proving its long-held promise of being a sleeping giant in a region that is one of the last to offer online services. The rapid economic expansion of different nations in Southeast Asia has brought about an increasing interest in online investments and trading Forex and CFD products.


Linguistic allure

Much like Asia, Latin America also has a superb demographic background. The continent’s population is estimated to be 630 million and if non-Spanish speakers are excluded, that still leaves over 400 million potential clients. Latin America has historically been let down by low levels of internet connectivity – as an example, in Mexico, only 45% of the population has internet access. However, the rate of internet adoption is growing exponentially year-on-year which makes Latin America one of the most opportune regions for marketing FX/CFD services in the world.



On the issue of regulation

Market regulation is a key issue. It is quite common to see unregulated FX brokers setting up operations in Southeast Asia, or other regions with lower regulatory standards, to avoid costly capital adequacy requirements but still take on clients.


The result has been an overly competitive market with dozens of brokers using questionable sales practises to win new business. 


For IBs, it is therefore essential to operate under the wing of a broker that is fully regulated in non-EU jurisdictions while offering multilingual 24-hour support to all clients.



COVID-19 impact

This year’s COVID pandemic has been a hammer blow to the world economy, reducing incomes, spending and economic activity in every country. However, coronavirus has also served to boost market volatility and trading volumes in the financial markets.


Short-term traders crave volatility which has meant an explosion in the number of people trying trading for the first time, and trading volumes amongst existing traders. For IBs and affiliates, COVID-19 has been an opportunity in disguise: an opportunity to introduce FX trading to new audiences and encourage higher trading activity by marketing engaging market research content.


In the medium-long term, we are likely to see a greater focus on online productivity tools such as Zoom – yet another opportunity for IBs and affiliates to launch collaborative online initiatives to educate traders. At BDSwiss, we intend to harness online productivity tools to build rapport and to work more closely with our clients, IBs and affiliates. We encourage our partners to do the same!


Higher trading activity leads to higher remuneration for IBs, while higher volatility continues to be interpreted by novice traders as an avenue to higher returns and always spurs more volume – it is essential for IBs to educate their clients that volatility is a double-edged sword, even though most clients continue to see volatility as a vehicle to riches.



Final Word

Despite being undeveloped for generations, Latin America and Asia are two regions that are rapidly catching up to their Western counterparts. Greater internet connectivity, higher disposable incomes and a greater sense of entrepreneurship are all factors contributing to the growth of trading in Latin America and Asia.


For IBs and affiliates, these two regions offer the most spare capacity and most long-term potential compared to any other region globally.


However, several challenges must be overcome. Firstly, partners should understand that working with Latin American and Asian clients can be difficult because of cultural or economic factors – which is why partnering with an appropriate broker that has an already established market presence and a true understanding of the local culture as well as the market, is key.


Check out BDSwiss’ IB and Affiliate programs to see how they can help you to become an IB or an affiliate.

August 2020 Affiliate Competition: Winners Announced

August 2020 Affiliate Competition: Winners Announced
September 21, 2020

BDSwiss’ Grand Affiliate Competition with a $20,000 total prize pool is officially over and we are very pleased to announce that we have our three winners. All prizes will be paid out as direct credit to our winning partners’ accounts and can be fully withdrawn at any time. 



The competition was held from August 1st to September 15th and gave all BDSwiss Affiliate partners the opportunity to claim added cash prizes on top of their existing commissions by securing the highest average total trading volume and climbing to one of the top 3 places on our Leaderboard. All BDSwiss Affiliates were automatically entered into the competition but had to secure at least 50 new FTDs while the competition was running in order to qualify for a prize. 



Our highest-ranking affiliate has managed to climb to the top of our leaderboard by achieving an astonishing total trading volume of $6.2 million and will be claiming our first prize of $11,000 as a direct deposit to their account. The second prize of $5,000 will be claimed by the Affiliate who managed to reach a total trading volume of $2.8million on our leaderboard, while our third winner reached a $2.6 million in client trading volume and will be receiving a $3,000 cash reward!  



We would like to thank all our affiliate partners for taking part in our latest competition. We’ve seen astonishing volumes and we hope that our partners have enjoyed healthy revenue streams. We have been receiving some very encouraging feedback on our competitions and promotions so we plan to continue offering added motivation and rewards to BDSwiss IBs and Affiliates. Stay tuned for more exciting competitions ahead!


Not a partner yet? Join our Partner Program today  


BDSwiss Optimises Client & Partner Withdrawals with New Daily Payouts Option

BDSwiss Optimises Client & Partner Withdrawals with New Daily Payouts Option
September 17, 2019

Introducing Daily Payouts for Clients & Partners

Always striving to optimise user experience, BDSwiss has recently launched daily credit card withdrawals for all clients and Partners on Revenue Share and Hybrid plans. BDSwiss’ latest innovation enables clients and Partners alike to experience utmost flexibility when it comes to accessing their funds, as they can now withdraw and receive their funds within the same day. 


We Make Sure Your Clients Enjoy Absolute Flexibility

At BDSwiss we understand that deposits, transfers and withdrawals need to be quick, intuitive and secure, giving the client the flexibility to complete their transactions via a number of local and international payment methods; which is why we continue to expand our payments arsenal  by working with a number of reputable electronic payment systems and providers. We further employ a team of experienced payment professionals, in addition to having 24/5 back office and support teams to help clients with any issue at hand. 


Our latest daily payouts initiative has helped us ensure an even greater level of client satisfaction which in turn leads to longer client lifetime value, increased loyalty and better conversion rates for our Partners. BDSwiss clients also enjoy automatic deposits with absolutely no extra cost, which enables them to start trading almost immediately after signing up for an account as well as withdraw funds within a few hours.  


We Help Our Partners Grow & Expand

In essence, BDSwiss works on creating exactly the conditions our Affiliate and IB Partners need to attract traders and turn their network into a lucrative business. We make sure that our Partners’ referrals get the best possible level of support and some of the most competitive trading conditions. What is more, we offer our  Partners some of the most lucrative customised payout plans and we support their efforts to expand their network by fully funding their forex projects and backing their marketing efforts. Partner payouts on Revenue Share and Hybrid plans are also now fully automated, enabling Partners to withdraw their commissions on a daily basis and have the funds appear in their personal account within less than 24 hours. 


Interested in Learning More About Partnering with BDSwiss?

Explore the opportunities of partnering with a leading broker by visiting our forex Partners’ Portal.  

New Payment Methods, Expansion Plans & Optimised Conversion Rates

New Payment Methods, Expansion Plans & Optimised Conversion Rates
August 28, 2019

As the BDSwiss brand continues to grow and expand, we focus on giving clients more by making sure that they enjoy absolute flexibility when it comes to their online transactions. To achieve this we continuously invest in new innovations and partnerships with top-tier payment providers that enable us to provide our traders with greater ease of access and a smoother experience when it comes to their trading transactions. 


With our latest venture to South East Asia, we have recently introduced a number of new payment methods to help accommodate the needs of our new audience. These include online banking via Safecharge and other payment methods such as Paytrust, RPN Pay, Zotapay, Fasapay and Payment Asia for clients coming from China, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. 


In a continuously evolving forex and CFD trading arena, BDSwiss seeks to maintain its competitive advantage by offering its clients variety, transparency and security when it comes to payment methods. Deposits, transfers and withdrawals with BDSwiss are quick, intuitive, secure and free, giving the client the flexibility to complete their transaction via a number of local and international payment methods. BDSwiss charges 0 fees on deposits and they are absolutely no withdrawal fees for transactions exceeding 100 EUR.


Working with a number of reputable electronic payment systems has enabled us to substantially increase our inflow of clients who enjoy the possibilities offered by electronic funds. While offering a broad range of deposit methods helps us optimise our conversion rates by ensuring that clients have a smooth experience and are able to quickly and easily fund their accounts; giving clients a fast and pain-free experience when it comes to withdrawals also helps us cement our market reputation and expand client loyalty and lifetime value. Clients with a positive experience are more likely to keep trading in the long run and refer BDSwiss to their acquaintances. For BDSwiss Partners, this translates to longer referral lifetime value, a more solid business network and of course more lucrative returns.


Looking to the future, BDSwiss commits to continuously invest in new technologies and partnerships with top tier payment gateway providers which will in turn help solidify our presence in new and emerging markets. 

Can you Make an Income from Forex Without Trading?

Can you Make an Income from Forex Without Trading?
April 25, 2019

What is Forex trading?

Forex or foreign exchange trading refers to the buying and selling of world currencies with CFDs with the intention of making a profit. CFDs essentially enable traders to speculate on the price movement of underlying financial assets which can include currency pairs like the EUR/USD or other types of assets including indices, shares, cryptocurrencies and commodities.


In order to be able to trade CFDs, a trader needs to have an understanding of the underlying financial assets and broader market, as well as be aware of the risks involved. In fact, around 80% of CFD traders lose money, which means that only 2 out of 10 have the knowledge and expertise necessary to profit from Forex trading. That being said, there are other ways to profit from the forex industry without having to be a broker or a market guru.


What is a Forex Affiliate Program?

Most leading Forex brokers will offer forex affiliate programs for individuals with a strong online presence and a market-savvy audience. These forex affiliate programs will essentially reward you for introducing your traffic to their products and services, opening up the door to a possible second income stream.


How Does it Work?

Forex affiliation works just like any other type of affiliation. You essentially refer your audience to a certain broker and then benefit from a commission on your referrals’ deposits or trading activity. If you have ever read a forex affiliate review, you probably know by now that there are 2 types of payouts: RevShare – lifetime commission for each lot traded by a client you referred and forex CPA.


There’s often the misconception that you need to have a website in order to become a forex affiliate affiliate or that the only way to generate forex traffic is by chatting on forums with other traders. Even though these methods undeniably work for some forex affiliates, there is a great number of ways to make money from forex affiliate programs.


How can I Find Forex Traffic?

The truth of the matter is that without a decent following, you’ll struggle to refer anyone to the Forex broker. Not only does this mean you won’t be a particularly attractive partner for brokers, you also won’t be able to make much money as a Forex affiliate. The first thing you need to do is build a solid online following which also comes down to the quality of the content you produce. You need to post content regularly enough to keep people engaged with your site and/or with your social media profiles, not to mention to boost your rankings in search engines like Google.


Think carefully about the topics people interested in forex trading would want to hear about and focus on the problems they want resolved. Pay close attention to your SEO to encourage inbound traffic to your site or blog, and plug your articles extensively through social media channels.


What Channels do I Use?

As a forex affiliate marketer understanding your audience and what they are looking for can help you better determine the channels through which to approach your traffic. There is a vast number of different traffic sources you can tap into.


What you should remember as an affiliate marketer is that dominating a single platform is not enough anymore. Your leads on Facebook are not on YouTube, and those on YouTube are different to those reading the content on your website. As such, the key to your success is to repurpose your content across multiple platforms relevant to your forex audience.


Looking to become a Forex Affiliate?

Explore the opportunities of partnering with a leading broker by visiting BDSwiss’ forex Partners’ Portal . Alternatively, you may choose to complete our Affiliate Registration form directly. One of our Business Developers will contact you at a time of your convenience to strategise and create your own customised remuneration plan.


*Sources: LeadForensics Apr 25 12:30 PM GMT

How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Forex Affiliate Campaign

How to Use Social Data to Launch a Successful Forex Affiliate Campaign
April 11, 2019

Any forex affiliate marketer who uses social media campaigns will know that social networks have a great deal of issues when it comes to forex marketing. To begin with, determining social media ROI in forex affiliate marketing is next to impossible. There’s also the myriads of obvious — but not so obvious, social media pitfalls that you need to avoid.


Yet the money spent on social media advertising is on the rise, especially when it comes to online products like forex trading. So it’s pretty fair to say that social media seems to be working well for forex affiliate marketers, and even though there are definitely major migrations to new social media channels, audiences are increasingly active on social media.


So the question we should really be asking here is: How can you use social media to your advantage as a forex affiliate marketer?


Choosing the Right Channel

There are tons of social networks available to target trading related traffic, but as a Forex partner you definitely need to consider which are the best ones to run your ads or publish your content on. The social media platforms that you choose to use need to have a pre-existing audience interested in online forex and CFD trading. Channels like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin are used by a healthy number of people interested in forex, finance and overall investing. Instagram and Telegram are also increasing in popularity, especially when it comes to forex affiliates who work as signal providers. Once you find your key channels, it is crucial to set up your account and profiles correctly, as social media channels can be a source of both organic and paid traffic.


Choosing the Right Offer

A huge part of your success lies in your ability to avoid wasting time on campaigns that will not generate valuable leads.This means that you need to promote your offering in a unique and engaging manner. It’s also always useful to check what’s trending in the social media world at the moment. It’s also wise to keep an eye on the competition. What are other forex affiliates doing at the moment to attract potential clients on behalf of their broker? Are they offering trading alerts, educational courses or unique tools that alert traders to market opportunities?


Choosing the Right Audience

Targeting your audience is also a crucial part of your campaign-setting process, so you will need to take into consideration what would be the key demographics, interests,  age, etc. of your potential forex traffic. This will enable you to tailor ads around a specific user base. Looking at the competition will also help you target the right audience segments.


Using Social Data to Determine Copy Strategy and LP Content

It’s a common saying that there’s no way to have an online marketing campaign without a brand-new landing page. Most forex affiliate marketers would agree, but few would hang the success of a whole marketing campaign on a single landing page. There’s probably going to be a whole host of content, optimized websites, and paid ads.


Creating Campaign Materials and Assets

Social data can help forex affiliate marketers make all the choices that matter to the creation and performance of marketing materials and assets. With something as simple as an Instagram post, social data can determine the theme, the setting, the filter, the time of day when the content is released, and probably the piece of content that gets released before that post, and the one after.


Fine Tuning and Split Testing

Even if you’re new to forex affiliate marketing, you’re probably aware that you have to test your ads to see how well they are performing and more importantly, how they can be improved. At the very least, you need to see the weak points of your ad campaign and get ideas what to do about them. When you go back to analyze your campaigns, it’s precisely social data that’s going to give you the feedback you need to pack more punch into your social ads!



Social data can do a lot to ensure a successful launch of a marketing campaign. However, it’s only useful if the marketer knows how and where to look for data, which data is useful, and how to analyze it. At the end of the day, you can use social media for your affiliate campaign as much or as little as you want to, but the truth is that it’s impossible to disregard social networks completely.


Sources:  Mobidea, linkfluence, nopcommerce April 10, 2019, 16:30 GMT.

Why are Multi-Channel Campaigns So Effective?

Why are Multi-Channel Campaigns So Effective?
March 13, 2019

Forex and CFD audiences are becoming increasingly complex and like every consumer, they use a multitude of different channels.  The days when a single message through a single channel sufficed to reach your entire follower-base or audience are long gone. Nowadays, audiences move sequentially between computer, smartphone, tablet and TV – or use them simultaneously, according to context and in order to be more efficient. As forex affiliate marketers communicate with their audiences, it is imperative that they understand this fundamental aspect of the user experience – and tailor their marketing strategies accordingly.


Simply put, Multi-Channel marketing refers to the practice of communicating with audiences across multiple channels to maximize the possibility of engagement. What that means is that a forex affiliate marketer would cohesively leverage mediums to reach the end-user like:


  • SMS
  • Email
  • In-App Message
  • Push Notification
  • Web Push Notification
  • Web Messages


Creating a solid online presence requires running your campaigns across multiple channels. When done right, multi-channel interactions can amplify your online reach. According to statistics provided by marketing hub Optimove, the average adult is connected to the internet via 4.5 devices, and with the advancement of the IoT, that number is only poised to grow. As a forex affiliate marketer, reaching your audience exclusively through one channel or one device means that you’re losing a lot of potential touchpoints and valuable leads.


Why is multi-channel strategizing important for forex affiliate marketing?

Multi-channel campaign management enables forex affiliate marketers to promote their partner brokers across websites, mobile, social, email and call centers. According to another marketing research conducted by Optimove overall, multi-channel campaigns receive a 14% response rate. Meanwhile, single-channel campaigns received a response rate of 10.2%. These results spell a 37% increase in response when using a multi-channel campaign compared to a single-channel campaign.


Multi-channel campaigns are critical in today’s super-connected world. Different people are more receptive to communications via different channels, different types of messages work better over different channels, and repeating a message via different channels is much more effective than repeating it via a single channel.


What are the benefits for you as an affiliate marketer?

Let’s start with the obvious, multi-channel campaigns enable you to reach more people, more effectively, through a number of channels; which also translates to improved conversion rates and ROI.  Multi-channel campaigns also enable you to create an intelligent engagement strategy, using data to understand usage patterns on a daily basis. What is more, multi-channel campaigns will make your forex affiliate website or chanel appear more serious, established and in simple terms, more legitimate. Say that you promote a broker via free educational webinars. Subjecting your target audience to multiple impressions can reinforce the need for your webinars, and increase “back of the” mind awareness of your name and educational offering.


Last but not least, multi-channel campaigns have been found to improve customer’s lifetime value. According to Google, multi-channel users will have a 30 percent higher lifetime value compared to single channel users.  

How to build a successful multi-channel campaign

The key here is consistency. Try to keep your design, tone and message consistent across different channels. This will help your followers identify your name or website more easily. By managing campaigns across multiple channels you’re creating a presence for your website or channel in your clients life. If you treat each channel separately you will fail to deliver consistency. Instead try to run campaigns that present a sequence of messages, like telling your audience a story, across multiple channels.



Sources: Optimove blog 8/3/2019 12:30 PM GMT, LeadForensics 8/3/2019 12:30 PM GMT

BDSwiss Forex Affiliate Competition March 2019

BDSwiss Forex Affiliate Competition March 2019
March 5, 2019

1st Prize is a $50 PayBump Per Qualified FTD

We are very excited to announce the launch of another BDSwiss Forex Affiliate Competition for March 2019! BDSwiss offers its Forex Affiliate Program partners the opportunity to win an added +$50 paybump for every qualified FTD acquired in May.


Here’s How It Works

Join our March 2019 Forex Affiliate Competition for a chance to supercharge your earnings. BDSwiss will reward the TOP (1st) Affiliate on the Leaderboard Ranking with an extra $50 for every qualified FTD acquired during the month of May 2019! The rules are simple, BDSwiss affiliates simply need to secure at least 50 new FTDs during March 1st to March 31st to qualify for the competition. The winner will be the one who manages to the top of our Leaderboard by generating the highest total closed fx trading volume from Mar 1st – Apr 15th to claim the winning prize.


Claim +$50 Per Qualified FTD

The top affiliate with the highest total closed forex trading volume on April 15th will claim a +$50 paybump per qualified FTD on top of his existing commissions earned for the month of May. It is important to note that only new clients registered during Mar 1st – Mar 31st 2019 count towards your total closed trading volume for this competition.


Ready? Set… Go!

Our forex affiliate program contest has just started and you may already be eligible to join, so don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind opportunity. Contact your BDSwiss Affiliate Manager today to learn more about our March competition or start referring your traffic to BDSwiss today and see your Affiliate ID appear automatically on our Affiliate Competition Leaderboard once you have completed the 50 qualified FTDs minimum entry requirement.

How I’ve Seen Forex Affiliate Marketing Change Over the Years: An Interview with Raphaël Coffin

How I’ve Seen Forex Affiliate Marketing Change Over the Years: An Interview with Raphaël Coffin
December 17, 2018

The marketing affiliation scene has changed dramatically over the years, with a great number of businesses now relying almost solely on affiliate marketing for expanding their presence and scaling the reach of their products and services. When it comes to the forex / CFD trading industry, it is no secret that affiliate marketing has been an integral part of the marketing strategy of the majority of brokers. In fact, we’ve witnessed an aggressive broker race to on board the most talented affiliate marketers in an effort to expand their online presence and build a robust partner network. BDSwiss Senior Affiliate Manager Raphaël Coffin, counting more than 5 years industry expertise and currently leading our company’s affiliate team in the Berlin office, comments that the affiliation landscape is extremely dynamic and will continue to evolve as an industry in the foreseeable future.

– How has affiliate marketing changed over the years in your experience Raphaël?
Over the years affiliate marketing has proven itself a viable customer acquisition channel, however the affiliate marketing industry had quite humble beginnings. In fact, the concept of affiliate marketing existed long before the internet was around. If you think about it, any referral program in which the referrer receives a commission for driving new business, is an example of affiliate or performance-based marketing. The internet simply revolutionised the industry. In its early digital era, affiliate marketing was mostly associated with retail corporations. Amazon was one of the first companies to launch its partner program in 1996 and by 1998 the first two affiliate networks emerged. So we are talking about an immense industry built in a very short time span. In fact, by 2012, in the UK, affiliate marketing represented 6% of the country’s online economy according to the national Internet Advertising Bureau. During the early years of affiliation, there were a lot of issues; many brands with affiliate programs couldn’t determine if their affiliate traffic was incrementally lifting sales for example and affiliate remunerations were not very competitive or transparent. Today, the picture has changed dramatically and affiliate programs now offer more value than ever before, especially when it comes to the forex trading industry.

– How would you describe the current situation in the forex / CFD affiliate marketing industry?
The forex affiliation has evolved into a highly dynamic industry with immense potential. Forex affiliate marketing is now considered a vital part of the marketing strategy of forex brokers. In the last few years, the forex affiliate industry has become highly competitive, with brokers offering great rewards, high remuneration, advanced tools and dedicated support to their partners. Brokers today invest heavily in affiliation; in fact the broker-partner relationship has changed drastically in the last decade as both parties have become more demanding of their partnership. Partners demand constant communication, better marketing and tracking tools and more competitive remuneration, while brokers expect high quality traffic and quality branding that presents their brokerage in a fair light.

– Which is the biggest forex affiliate marketing trend in 2018?
For me personally, 2018 was the most innovative and exciting year for forex affiliate marketing. To be honest, in all the years I’ve worked in affiliate marketing, there’s never a boring day, there’s always some new angle to explore, an exciting campaign, a bright idea or new approach, and of course, fresh, out of the box trends to be explored in the broader affiliation market. When it comes to 2018, we’ve seen some major shifts in the broader affiliation industry, brought upon primarily by millennials’ need to explore new concepts, traffic sources and channels. With the rise of self-publishing tools and social media marketing, the global population of affiliates has grown substantially. We’ve seen niche influencers entering the arena, along with crypto-trading educators and forex vloggers. These new types of forex affiliate marketers often have very targeted audiences, which helps drive warm leads to their brokers.

– What are some of the challenges that forex affiliates are facing today?
From a partner’s perspective, forex affiliate marketing comes with its own set of challenges. With the rise of social media, audiences have become savvier and more skeptical of traditional affiliate marketing methods. Trading audiences in particular now demand quality content with a strong, original voice. They want honest opinions and reviews of the brokers’ services and products. Above all else, audiences demand authentic interactions and authentic messaging. Moving into 2019, the affiliation industry will become even more competitive with brokers and affiliates having to work even harder to meet the demands of their audience and clients. As audiences get more tech savvy and demanding, affiliate marketers will have to find new innovative ways to promote their endorsed brokers.

– How does BDSwiss help its forex affiliate marketers?
At BDSwiss we make sure all our partners receive first rate support. Our Marketing and Affiliates teams align their efforts 100% with our partners and work closely together to achieve their common goals. We further maintain constant communication with our partners, offering regular updates on our latest marketing campaigns, branding efforts, best practices, regulatory changes and overall business strategy. What is more, we have established automated marketing funnels, based on each client’s current lifecycle stage, which has allowed us to optimise our partners’ conversion rates. In 2018, BDSwiss doubled its partner program budget and on boarded a great number of industry affiliates experts to offer high-level support. The launch of our brand new partners’ portal and blog also adds to our efforts to support our partners’ community.

– What does the future of forex affiliation look like?
I think it is now clear that forex Affiliate marketing has a very promising future, it has withstood the test of time and has managed to become an integral part of the overall marketing strategy of brokers on a global scale. The future for forex affiliate marketing is clearly very promising. Looking ahead to 2019, BDSwiss also plans to continue to invest in its partner programs and affiliate marketing with increased budget, bigger teams, more events and refined campaigns.

Making It Big In Affiliate Marketing Without A Website! 5 Key Forex Affiliate Trends To Watch in 2019

Making It Big In Affiliate Marketing Without A Website! 5 Key Forex Affiliate Trends To Watch in 2019
December 5, 2018

Affiliate marketing has become a key source of online income for many tech-oriented millennials and marketers. Today forex CPA marketing offers some of the highest type of compensation and now, more than ever, it’s easier to meet a sustained income solely through affiliate marketing. As a forex affiliate marketer you need to be able to promote CPA offers on the right channels such as social media, forums and blogs, as well as multiple ad networks and other traffic sources. As a forex affiliate, it is also important to keep up with the latest affiliate marketing trends in order to be able to make the most out of your target audience and increase your commissions. So what are the hottest forex affiliate marketing trends for 2019?

1. Influencer Marketing Continues To Rise
Influencer marketing has become a vital digital discipline and has a big influence on any kind of affiliate marketing, but that’s especially true when it comes to forex and CFD trading. Because of the nature of online trading, influencers such as independent traders, market analysts, trading educators etc, can have an immense appeal and can attract quality traffic looking to learn more about online trading. If you don’t want to have the public exposure, you can always work with a number of influencers who can help you reach new audiences with your marketing efforts.

What’s important to remember when it comes to this relatively new marketing source is that authenticity always wins. As prospective clients are increasingly becoming distrusting of advertising and marketing, the great majority states that transparency is an important factor when deciding which broker to support. This number is even higher among millennials. Since people place more trust in humans than in brands, influencer marketing has been, and still is, trending up. Authentic content, generated voluntarily by fellow traders, is always a safe bet for forex affiliate marketers.

2. The Wealth Niche Is Still Strong
Wealth and Money was and probably always will be amid the 8 most profitable niche for affiliates. In 2019, millennials will be looking to invest. So the topic of online trading and its profit making potential are concepts that attract audiences. The more informational your website or online presence is on the risks and opportunities involved in online trading and the more thorough and unique your content is, the more traffic it will attract. What is more, if your content is supported by experts and professionals in their respective fields, your reviews, articles, videos or tutorials can be visited by thousands of prospective traders every day.

3. Social Media & Live Streaming
With an average of 3.2 billion global social media users, amounting to 42% of the global population, there’s no denying that social media holds immense potential. With numbers like that, social medias’ significance to online marketing cannot be ignored. Social media has become embedded in almost everyone’s daily life. Understanding the changes implemented in the social networks is therefore essential for affiliate marketers. And these can change a lot. The most popular social trends in 2019 and onwards are video, automation, live streaming and, as we already mentioned, influencers.

Live Streaming in particular, presents a dynamic and highly effective new communication tool used by a great number of influencers and marketers. Live Streaming is expected to dominate in 2019 and beyond. According to Go-Globe, currently live streaming accounts for two-thirds of all internet traffic. By 2020, it’s expected to account for 82 percent of all internet traffic!

What you should remember as an affiliate marketer is that dominating a single platform is not enough anymore. Your leads on Facebook are not on YouTube, and those on YouTube are different to those reading the content on your website. As such, the key to your success is to repurpose your content across multiple platforms relevant to your forex audience.

4. Quick Answers
Originally launched in 2014, Quick Answers are snippet-style listings of questions and answers in Google’s search results. When you search for a how-to question on Google, you’ll typically find them between the first sponsored and first organic listing. Savvy marketers, however, are now generating web content with the goal of appearing in Google’s Quick Answers. As forex affiliate marketers, what’s important to remember is that there are a lot of specific trading related questions that have not yet been defined in quick answers. This means that Google’s Quick Answers could be a great way to attract highly targeted organic traffic.

5. Micro-Moments Are Taking Over A Consumer Journey
Today’s consumers are bombarded by content, ads, offers, emails, push notifications and everything else. As the information load continues to grow on the web, users look for quick ways to find easy, concise and clear answers to their questions. It’s all about fast info consumption through brief videos, audio and key points. As an average individual already spends more than three and a half hours per day on their smartphone, brands and marketers have an increasingly harder time attracting the attention of their audience. That’s where micro-moment marketing steps in. The micro-moment is a new type of consumer behavior, which occurs when people reflexively turn to a device, usually a smartphone, to act on a need to learn something, do something, get to know something or buy something.

There are a lot of different types of micro-moments such as I-want-to-know moment, I-want-to-go-moment, I-want-to-do moment or I-want-to-buy moment. According to Google’s content marketing team, on average, Think with Google, users experience “micro-moments” 150 times a day. Why are micro-moments so important? Because people, in general, make instant decisions on what to buy, where to invest or what to learn more about during these very brief moments; which in turn gives you a window of opportunity of only a few seconds to catch their attention! Micro-moments work, because they provide consumers with the right information exactly when they need it. Ultimately, the whole consumer decision journey is a combination of these micro-moments across all channels and devices. The successful forex marketers of tomorrow will be those who are able to meet their audience’s needs in these micro-moments.


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Sources: Finance Magnates, The Balance, Think with Google 30/11/2018 9:00 AM GMT