Skurt Affiliates Program for CPA Deals and Social Media Influencers

 

Skurt Affiliates Program for CPA Deals and Social Media Influencers

By Sean Turtle, COO PromoAffiliates  – January 24 , 2017 — 5:30 PM PDT  airbnb affiliates program (@seanturtle_) sean@promoaffiliates.com

  Digital marketing is the 8th best job according to Glassdoor.com and our Skurt affiiates program can increase your success online!  Ad operators in PPC and CPA deals are a big part of the $50 billion dollar digital marketing world.  PromoAffiliates is on the forefront of this trend and is now inviting social media influencers to keep our client roster on top.  Email aaron@promoaffiliates.com to get you unique code for our Skurt affiliates program today!  There is no cost to sign up to contract with us!

  Anyone can sign up for an Adwords account but if you’re not creative and able to critically analyze data, you’re not doing it right!  We are looking for the best digital promoters to join our campaigns.  The Skurt campaign is great because the service is new.  According to Google, thousands of people are searching for Skurt promo codes every month.  You can capitalize on this fact by joining our Skurt affiliates program.  When you get on board, you will be able to sign up for other brands on our roster.

  We want to help you use your skills wisely and getting more services or apps on your channel or paid ads space.  Our contractors work in conjunction with their current efforts to promote our clients.  I’ll get into what Skurt is in the next section and you will see why it’s gaining popularity.  We know that digital marketers are one of the most valuable people so this opportunity is for you.

Influencers

 For influencers, we have worked with YouTubers with 20k subscribers and all the way up to millions.  What we care about is engagement.  If you have purchased any followers in Instagram we are not interested in working with you.  We need people with organic followers who engage with the content.  You can email me at sean@promoaffiliates.com and I can analyze your social media.  But the best way to get your foot in the door with us is to email Aaron.  I think we prefer YouTube influencers but you can definitely kill it with other platforms.  I know that Pinterest is on the rise and that Instagram is it’s own beast!

Personally, I’ve just been told how easy it can be to promote an ebook with Pinterest.  I’m trying to write my own book this year and I will attempt to try this tactic to get more promotion.  Social media is a way to promote all kinds of offers and that is why we are bring on more of you guys on board!

  Not all influencers will able to promote our clients so we will let you know if we think your audience is relevant.  You can check by studying your followers.  If your channel or feed is about lifestyle at all, then chances are you will be able to get activations of your unique promo code.  The Skurt affiliates program is based on the rental car app Skurt.  If you can make some genuine content about you trying this service, your followers will be more likely to try it.  There will be more on this later.

What is Skurt?

  In short, Skurt is an app where you can book a rental car in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Miami when you need it.  A driver will bring the car to your GPS location!  This eliminates the lines and the paperwork.  Best of all, the service is on-demand probably is off-hour access and service on weekends.  According to TechCrunch, the mixed group of experience tech founders and CEO’s raised $1.3 million in seed round funds from Upfront Ventures.  

  When the user is done with the rental car, you schedule a pick up in the app.  At PromoAffiliates, we want to promote apps and services that are simple for the user.  We all know how much of a drag it can be to rent a car.  If you’ve never tried it, go out and try to rent a car the traditional way and then try the Skurt app.  This is not going to be the first time in this post that I suggest that you try services that you are promoting!  

Skurt Rental Insurance & Requirements

  Before detailing the requirements, remember to urge that users read all of the legal and insurace information.  It is a lot of information and I know that we are mainly concerned with people just trying it for the first time.  But try to mention this on your social media platforms or blogs.  So think about the user getting into an accident.  Even if the accident wasn’t their fault, if the other driver doesn’t have insurance, it is the Skurt user who is liable for all damages.  In California, the max insurance payout for uninsured motorists is $5,000.  I’m not sure about Skurt’s other major city of Miami, but California is no place to get hit by an uninsured motorist.

  As I mentioned above, the minimum age for someone to use Skurt is less that most rental car companies.  If you are 21 with a valid driver’s license (no temporaries, permits, etc), you can rent a car with Skurt.  After an account is created on the Skurt platform, all the user will need is their license when their car is delivered.  Verification of the license take up to 24 hours and rentals are set up on a first come, first served basis.  

  To add a driver to your rental car, the person must already be verified on the Skurt platform.  There is no mileage limitations and Skurt doesn’t require that users top of the tank with fuel.  These qualifications aren’t that strict and it’s a wonder why other rental car companies haven’t tried to make the process easier like Skurt has.

Benefits of the Skurt App

  The fleet of cars is mainly from car rental companies who have an excess inventory.  This is a perfect fit for both Skurt and people who need cars.  It is also great for members of our Skurt affiliates program.  With Skurt, users never pay underage fees or deposits.  I don’t know how this works because I have always thought that you have to be 21 or something to rent a car.  Also with Skurt, users are promised a fresh clean car that is not more than 2 years old.  I don’t know how they do this one!  Rental cars are notoriously dirty and often smell weird.  

  I used to know a guy (you know that stories that start this way are always crazy) who worked as a clean up guy for some rental car company.  Let’s just call them Lenterprise.  So anyway, he would tell me stories of the crazy stuff he would find in these cars.  A lot of times it would be sun glasses but he also found the occasional knife and even drugs.  Obviously I stopped talking to all my drug friends when I cleaned up my act and started writing posts.  😉

  Another benefit that exciting is that international drivers can rent with Skurt.  This is great for our Skurt affiliates program because our affiliates market to an international audience.  Also a benefit is that there are unlimited miles and an instant 10 second signup and verification.  

Skurt Culture – On-Demand Trends

  Let me tell you about people who rent cars.  They are probably some of the busiest people.  Yeah some people just rent cars for casual or recreational trips.  But the majority of rental car patrons are busy business folks.  It’s no wonder why Skurt launched out of silicon beach (LA’s tech mecca) because the LAX rental car lines are the longest ever!  

  One of the co-founder, Harry Hurst, did an in-depth interview with SoCalTech.com when the app first came out.  Their discussion lends a helping hand at understanding the concept even though it’s very simple.  Like a dream, the founders decided to address the problem of rental care torture during a casual conversation.  Now several months later, PromoAffiliates is inviting PPC marketers and social influencers to reap the rewards of their efforts.  

  I would say that the culture is centered around the current rental car market which is huge.  What’s relevant to remember for marketing purposes the regions.  The service is only available in 3 US cities currently.  For all my PPC and blogger affiliates, focus on keywords like the airports and maybe even airlines.  Also big events in the cities where Skurt is available.

 

Skurt Affiliates Program – Great Content Counts

  This is section is more geared toward influencer affiliates.  More for my PPC fam in the next next sections.  According to a great resource ebook called InstaSecrets, social media influencers across all platforms should balance content with their unique voice.  Your youness is why followers follow you.  It’s difficult to see exactly how you come across.  One simple way to maximize your perspective is to take polls and ask direct questions.

  So another way to see this concept is to find your balance between your true voice and what you know “panders to popular engagement.”  Don’t lose your creativity just to be more popular.  The worst you can do is buy followers for example.  Only genuine followers will respond to promo codes!  We don’t want to waste anyone’s efforts and we see the Skurt affiliates program really taking off.

Skurt In the News 

Builtinla.com not only named Skurt one of the top startups to watch in 2017, they also did a feature on them.  The article discusses how the founders didn’t intend to be just a rental car company.  And this is very evident by their model.  As I touched on earlier, the company partners with commercial fleet owners, car dealerships, and traditional rental car companies all because of their platform.  Hurst, the main founder (pictured above) says that their platform is set up so “anyone can essentially become an investor in a fleet of cars and monetize them.”

  In less than a year the company expanded from Los Angeles, to Orange County, to San Diego, and now Miami!  It’s not easy feet to expand into new markets.  It’s a good sign when a startup can do this within their first year.  There isn’t a lot of other news about the brand but they’re making news as we speak in their new office in Culver City, CA.  

  Adam Rowe (@adamrrowe) of Tech.co, shared an article about Skurt that shed more insight on how more startups are developing the popular ‘network’ model.  Rowe says that businesses are evolving to deliver information to users “who need it when they need it.”  Social networks continue to evolve in mainly enhanced (and sometimes annoying) messaging apps.  This is important information here:  Skurt was free for the first month for new users when they launched in Miami.  As a member of our Skurt affiliates program, make sure you are up to date on all promotions.  If and when Skurt expands to new markets, these types of exciting promotion could continue.

Skurt in Los Angeles and Southern California

  With one of the busiest international airports of any major city in the world, it’s no wonder that Los Angeles would be the birthplace of the Skurt concept.  Like I mentioned above, the founders decided to launch Skurt because similarly negative experiences with renting a car.  I think that the founders were smart to not try to own their own cars.  It would have been a logistical nightmare to have to find real estate to park fleets and all that.  I think that’s why Zipcar sucks.  By utilizing fleets that already existed and keeping it simple, they are poised to win and scale up up up.  

  I’ve personally been a part of this tech surge for almost 4 years now.  I’ve seen how the newly known Silicon Beach has shaped Los Angeles.  What’s great about our Skurt affiliates program is that you don’t have to be here to promote for us.  Obviously we are inviting PPC affiliates who can work from anywhere. Let us know what methods or send us some info so get signed up and get your unique promo code/link today, aaron@promoaffiliates.com.  In the Los Angeles area alone there are so many dealerships and car rental fleets.  Having access to some of these cars that just sit was an incredible idea!

Market Growth Potential  

  Branch, a provider of deep linking technology, is sponsoring a mobile growth meetup in San Francisco this month.  One of the discussion leaders in none other that Max Mackey who heads up Performance Marketing for Skurt.  As a marketing person myself, I would kill an innocent man to attend.  Well not really but I want to go so bad that I tweeted Max and asked him to record his talk!  Undoubtedly, there will be some great information about organic and paid user acquisition, retention and engagement strategies, and more.  I should know because I’m looking at the Eventbrite right now.

  All you bloggers are gonna like this.  Max has written some informative works about digital marketing.  One of his articles lead me to this page: https://blog.bufferapp.com/content-marketing-frameworks

 I still have to soak all of this in myself but these frameworks can greatly help your SEO and all around blogging questions.  Some of the detail of importance are what to write about and how often blogs should come out.  Well, we are inviting you to write about Skurt and your unique code and link for the Skurt affiliates program.  As far as the other details like the headlines to use and others, that’s where you are going to have to do your own research.  Check out the link and learn about the Spaghetti Blogging Framework.  

Skurt Competition

  In Los Angeles there is so many rental car companies.  I’m not sure which ones are already partnered with Skurt for fleet services.  But for the sake of giving you a better understanding of how rental car services work in general, I will cover the top 5 companies / search engines.  I’m using the keyword ‘rental car Los Angeles’ for my search and going by Google ranked results.  It’s important for our Skurt affiliates program to know what type of competition is in the 3 cities where Skurt is available.  However, I’m only going to focus on Los Angeles.

  Kayak.com ranks high and has an ad, so let’s start with them.  I’m sure it’s typical but Kayak says that they have the best car deal in Los Angeles.  Obviously they don’t offer on-demand delivery or instant sign up.  What’s great though about Kayak is that they don’t just help you find rental cars.  Their model focuses on “making online travel better” in general.  Their platform helps travelers find flights, rental cars, hotels and other vacation rentals.  The latter is their newest addition to the service and they have almost half a million vacation rentals on the site.  

  Another benefit of Kayak is the platforms trip management features.  There is a variety of tools on Kayak that they claim will give your travels problems real results.  Their claim to fame and notoriety lies in the amount of queries that they process each year.  1.5 billion queries for travel information are processed annually and the Kayak mobile app has been downloaded 40 million times.  This is serious traction and with so many different aspects of travel addressed, it’s no wonder they are finding epic success.

More Competition

  So I’m not sure what’s up with the color orange and rental car companies but Sixt has a similar color scheme to Kayak.  Sixt is a company that books rental cars long-term for base rates as low as $399.  This is pretty good for long term travelers or even if someone needs a car for a while.  This can be cheaper than some lease agreements.  As someone with credit worse than literally anyone, this could be an option for me if I have a loaded month where I just need a car.  If someone is taking Uber daily this could be a cheaper option.  

  Sixt was found over a century ago in Munich, Germany when cars were serious clunkers!  I guess the saying ‘out with the old’ isn’t always applicable.  Their site claims that they were the first company to accept mobile reservations and the first rental car company with a website.  Too bad they weren’t the first company to create an amazing platform like the founders of Skurt!  But seriously, as a Skurt affiliate, you can talk about all the competition and how Skurt is better.

Rental Cars Under $10 / Day?! 

  According to BookingBuddy.com, online comparisons of rental car rates can be tricky.  Often users will compare rates on their own if they’re diligent enough to plan ahead.  Most people just walk into rental offices at airports.  So BookingBuddy allows users to search several partner sites at once to lock in rate and options.  Often people will be lured in by claims from companies of 65%-80% off.  These ads refer to deals on the highest valued cars usually during peak times.  Also these ads don’t include taxes, fees, or mileage.  

 Here is exactly why upfront pricing and no mileage fees can set Skurt to the forefront of the industry.  People haven’t gotten stuck with expensive rental cars so much that Skurt and members of our Skurt affiliates program are poised to easily acquire customers.  I’m thankful for BookingBuddy for disclosing this information.  They seem like a good platform to give competition to Skurt.  Maybe Skurt is partnered with them too.  We can only hope!

Orbitz Search Engine – Car + Hotel + Flight

  With top destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando, Los Angeles and Chicago, Orbitz has aligned with millions of customers with travel accommodations.  The query helps travelers book a range of flights, hotels, cruises, destination activities, vacation packages, and of course rental cars.  Their advertisements for the Orbitz instant rewards program claim that users can earn and redeem thousands of points immediately.  

   Orbitz

So Orbitz.com is owned by Expedia, Inc. and they have become one of the world’s leading travel companies.  It’s interesting how there are so many platforms and engines that help travelers find what they need.  This is the trend of digital advertising. The trend is huge because I heard that Expedia acquired Orbitz for $16 billion.  It’s about data and that’s why our Skurt affiliates program is so powerful.  Across our entire roster, our clients payout based on the data of activations.  So when someone uses your unique promo code to try the service, the data is logged.  We get detailed data on each code regularly and then we pay you!

Enterprise Worldwide Car Rental

  Lastly, let’s look at Enterprise Rent-a-car for the city of Los Angeles.  The company has come a long way since their humble beginnings in 1957.  Enterprise is in over 30 countries with 7,200 locations.  They offer car, truck, and motorcycle rentals.  I’ve had several acquaintances who have even purchased an old rental car from enterprise!  What’s unique about their model is that they are participating in car sharing.  

  So Enterprise ‘leases’ cars to drivers to use for Uber and Lyft basically.  In Los Angeles, there are a lot of dealerships, few rental car companies, and anyone with a fleet trying to get into car sharing.  It makes total sense and is a more sustainable approach to car ownership.  I’m not going to get into detail about this but I think that Skurt should get into car sharing.  It can even be a 12 hour model where Uber drivers sign up for 12 hours at a time.  There was a company called Evercar doing this but I think they went under.  See, this is why I didn’t want to get into how much I know about car sharing.  Ok, I’ll talk about it in a later section!

Skurt San Diego – Yelp Reviews

  Real people are saying good things on yelp about Skurt!  With 5 stars from 9 reviews, Skurt is on there way to many more reviews I’m sure.  Obviously they are keeping the reviews organic and not paying for reviews.  Believe it or not, there are companies paying for reviews!  The good thing is that Yelp is pretty on top of it and delete any reviews that seem fake.  Usually if someone doesn’t have any friends on yelp and no reviews, the system will figure that it’s a fake post.  

  So now that I’ve established this, let’s look at some of the actual reviews.  Joe from Oceanside, CA says that the Skurt rental are fast and easy, “something the National companies do not offer.”  Joe also seems excited about the long-term rental option and the customer service oriented staff.  These opinions are exactly the perspective to consider when doing a campaign with the Skurt affiliates program.  Getting into the mind of the customer is so beneficial.  If you are doing digital marketing, there are so many factors to consider, I get it.  But don’t forget the basics of sales and marketing; know the target market.

Yelp

  Throughout this Yelp feed, I’m seeing that almost everyone comments on the long-term option and the cleanliness of the cars.  These trends are so important to consider.  If you are a social influencer, go rent a car from Skurt and tell your audience what’s up!  Take them through the whole process from request on the app to the pick up.  Even if you just have errands to run, this might be best to just do some basic stuff with the car.  

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The Future of Skurt 

  Realistically, the success of this platform lies in all of our hands.  We are intent on building a big team for our Skurt affiliates program.  It’s up to us to get online and promote this amazing company!  The best part of the program is that not only are you getting paid for every activation, the new user is also saving significantly on their first day of renting a car.  Also, in the past when launching in new markets, Skurt gave new users a HUGE discount!  

  Only being in 3 major cities so far, there is so much room for Skurt to grow.  They have a great video ad on their Twitter and this type of promotion can go far.  I mentioned the efforts of their one of their marketing heads above.  With this type of push, they should be expanding more and more in no time.  The thing about competition though is that it is very real.  It seems like rental cars and and other travel trends point to platform based companies.  Users want to quickly search for a car and a great rate.  But they don’t want to be tricked with the price.

  As long as Skurt keeps up the good, hard work, they should see the growth that they want.  But it is up to our operations and our Skurt affiliates to produce epic data.  I know you have it in you!  If you are a social influencer with thousands of Los Angeles or Miami followers, you will be able to get a lot of engagement and activations.  Offer some type of contest or poll.  I’m full of ideas on this.  You could offer to pay $50 on top of the discount that someone is already going to receive for example.  

Idea for Skurt Influencers

  So let’s say you make a post announcing that you are giving your audience an exclusive code for Skurt and all that.  You make videos of your experience and everything.  Well why not put a message at the end of your YouTube video that says some like, “Send me a screenshot of your completed rental car order for a chance to earn a $50 gift certificate.”  This will spark more people to take action and try Skurt.

  I’m sure that I would be able to procure some gift cards to give away for the right influencer!  There a lot of ways to boost engagement on social media.  Some require no investment.  For example, if you already have some products lying around that were sent to you for some promotions, give them away!  Take something you aren’t using and use is in a giveaway.

PromoAffiliates in the News

  I’ve heard that it’s better to write the news than to make it.  Well here you are, reading the news that we are hiring CPA PPC affiliates and influencer affiliates.  When your site is getting a lot traffic, random people will use your popularity to push their own agenda. http://sur.ly/i/promoaffiliates.com/  This site is apparently trying to market websites or give us data on our site.  

I don’t care but the point I’m trying to make is that traffic on your site matters!  So for our blogger affiliates, do you have the traffic that you want?  If so, what we are offering you is a chance to increase your roster of services.  Skurt is only one of the brands we are pushing.  San Paulo in Brazil, banned outdoor advertising for 5+ years not long ago!  The time may come where other cities try this.  Digital advertising doesn’t need this kind of extreme legislation to continue it’s upward trend.

Actual Press

  One of our first articles to come out was in TechCrunch and it detailed some of our first efforts to promote brands.  Today, we are focused more our digital marketing efforts and working with social influencers.  Back in the beginning, Aaron had a huge crew of street promoters killing the game!  It’s rough work to push promo codes on the street, but we had to start somewhere.  The stigma associated with sharing promo codes was negative surprisingly.  My contention is that there are certain ways to be successful at street promotion.  Email me as sean@promoaffiliates.com for info.  

  Big Fitz Tepper (@fitztepper) over at TechCrunch detailed our beginnings of how PromoAffiliates racked up thousands of new users for startups.  Back then, these startup didn’t really have affiliate deals.  There was only the referral programs for users.  So a person would refer a friend or something and get credits.  Well our approach to companies was to ask for an affiliate contract because we could show data that we could generate users in mass.

  Lastly, make our roster a part of your roster when you join our Skurt affiliates program.  This is just one brand we are banking on that is propelling a grand solution and disrupting their market.  Important ideas are worth trying and you’re not going to be judged on ideas.  Don’t be afraid of failure!  No one talks about the creepy talking doll that Thomas Edison made because he came up with the light bulb.  Originality comes from creating many many ideas.  The classical masters created hundreds of soundscapes in order to have a few masterpieces.  

Brand Marketing Film Experiment

  Morgan Spurlock, an incredible documentarian, made a film called ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.”  He talked with over 500 companies prior to making the film about sponsoring the project who turned him down.  They wanted nothing to do with his film because they had no control over what he would do with their name. He did however get 17 brand partners who were willing to let go of that power.  They empowered him to tell stories he would probably never tell otherwise.

  The project allowed Spurlock to deal directly with the brands.  Check out his Ted talk on the film linked above.  He was set on making a movie that was transparent about brands funding the movie!  He didn’t really have the film planned out but knew the basics that the movie would be funded by product placement.  Everything would be sold “courtesy of the greatest movie ever sold.”  The 17 brands that worked with him are not upset that didn’t use their agencies and went directly to the artists.

  According to statistics, his film gained 900 million media impressions within the first 2 weeks.  This was with no streaming, no releases in other countries, etc.  At the end of his Ted talk, Spurlock has this to say, “When you train your employees to be risk averse, then you’re preparing your whole company to be reward challenged.” His encouragement is for people to embrace transparency as well as fear and take risks.     

Conclusion

  Thank you for reading this post and considering working with PromoAffiliates.  Contact aaron@promoaffiliates.com to sign up for your unique promo codes.  Our expansions of the Skurt affiliates program and others is intent on helping our clients reach the new heights and scale.  We don’t work with just any affiliate deals.  Our hand chosen brands are poised to disrupt their industries so you are on the forefront of something big.  I could just skip the facts and go straight the the encouraging rhetoric.  But I value your efforts so that is why I’ve detailed many aspects of the Skurt app.

 Hey social media influencers, what do you have to lose?  I’ve personally seen many influencers decline to work with affiliate deals because they would rather have a flat fee.  I can respect that but it’s not sustainable to branch out.  If it’s relevant to your audience, then there’s no harm to your channel or feed. 

  In closing, let’s look at 2 examples.  I pitched our Uber affiliates program to some influencers.  One wanted $1000 to make a video, and the other was willing to try our program.  Influencer A couldn’t be persuaded and didn’t close a deal with us.  Influencer B got tons of activations and a pay out totaling $15000 in 4 months.  Could I guarantee that the first influencer would have made great content and gotten activations?  Of course not.  But I had already done the analysis of their channel and the forecasted results seemed good enough.  So thank you again, have a great day! 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

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Final Thoughts

Skurt is a great platform with growing expansion and a big user base that you will be able to continue to spread this word.  Your participation is crucial and we are happy to support our member affiliates however we an.  It is better for you to work with a company that you can actually email and get in contact with very easily.  Otherwise you are working with a company that is faceless and doesn’t have your best interest at heart.  Thank you for your consideration.