Owning a successful affiliate usually implies having some existing traffic and an audience whose interests include travelling. However, if you do not have a website, are interested in offering the cheapest flights and plan to put efforts into marketing then there’s a way to do that.
Set up a Stand-alone whitelabel
There are currently two whitelabel options available in Dohop’s Affiliate Program, one is the embedded version and the other one is a stand-alone. The one we’re interested in in this case is the stand-alone. If you sign up for the affiliate program HERE and then you proceed towards creating an affiliate by clicking on the “Create a new whitelabel” button then you’ll be able to chose the Stand-alone version.
The stand-alone version is hosted by us and it can be easily customised to look just like any other flight search engine. You can add a footer & header to brand it and a background photo to make it look exactly as you want it.
Once you are done customising, you can Publish your whitelabel. The URL that comes up when clicking “Visit site” is the one you can share with anyone to encourage them to book flights. For every flight booked, we will share our commission with you through a 50/50 split.
Gain commission by simply pointing your audience to specific flight results!
Another option for promoting flights without having a website but still gaining commission is the one where you can point your audience to specific flight results and promote those results directly. Here are the two ways to link to specific flight results:
1. Link to search results with a predefined origin, destination and date.
If you want to promote flights from a specific origin & destination on a particular date then you can do that. Let’s say you want to promote flights from Budapest to Hong Kong on the 20th of October. First, you have to create a Stand-alone whitelabel as per the instruction above.
Click the name of the white label you just created on the left menu and then when the dropdown comes up click “Visit site”. A new page opens with the search engine. This new URL (you can see it selected in blue in the image below) is the one that will gain you flight commission every time someone uses it to book flights.
To promote the specific route we mentioned: Budapest to Hong Kong on the 20th of October, you have to add these parameters to the engine. Choose origin Budapest, destination Hong Kong and the date of 20th of October, one way.
The results will pop up for this route and if you copy the URL for these results then you can use that link to point people out to the specific search results.
2. Promote a specific flight deal
If you were browsing and found a very cheap or convenient flight result for Budapest to Hong Kong. To promote only this exact flight and gain commission what you can do is click the Share button as per the photo below:
Then copy the link under “Link to this trip”. Use this link to redirect anyone to buy this flight and once they do you gain flight commission.
There are few benefits to using this method: you can gain flight commission without actually owning a website but still track bookings and you can redirect people to the exact flight they should book. If you have a travelling agency, for example, you can promote every day only the cheapest flights from one place to another. Like, for example: “Book your flight from Bucharest to Reykjavik for only $239”.