Like it or not, getting affiliates is a huge part of 9 out of 10 information marketing businesses.

If you operate without them by choice, hats off to you.

If you operate without them by necessity (i.e. you can’t get any affiliates), let me help you with a little advice today.

Question: I’m doing everything you say but I’m still having a hard time making sales this summer. How do I get more affiliates to promote my products? – Shawn

 

Answer: Great question. You might be following all of Rick Porter’s and my advice, but you probably also need to be more aggressive in asking affiliates to promote your products.

Here are three simple things you can do today to start getting more affiliates into your business.

Make a list of:

a) The top 10 affiliates you want to promote you, and then figure out what you can do for each of them.

b) Make a 2nd list of the 10 affiliates most likely to promote you, then find a way to convince them to send a promotion – but make sure you have a page that will convert to sales and reward them.

c) Make a 3rd list of the 10 products that would be best for you to promote to your list, and then work together to with that product creator to do an email swap.

Now for a question I received from one my Turbulence Training affiliates…

Question: I know how to cloak affiliate links for emails, but I have over 11,000 twitter followers & 500 Facebook fans I’d like to promote TT in links. How do you keep the integrity of the affiliate link when making it a “tiny URL?” I lost many sales due to shortening links on twitter.- Kim

 

Answer: I recommend buying a domain name ($7.95)  and redirecting your affiliate link through that.

For example, buy: www.BestMRTWorkouts.com

NOTE: Remember, when promoting on social media, to be fully compliant with all the FTC rules, you are supposed to mention that it is a sponsored tweet or post.

That’s why I don’t do affiliate promos on FB or Twitter.

Question: What’s the best email company to use?

 

Answer: According to a big-time Internet Marketer I was speaking to the other week, Aweber.com offers the best deliverability.

He also said it doesn’t ‘really’ matter what company you use if your list is under 30,000 people, but once you get above 70,000, you’re going to wish you were using Aweber.

Question: If you have two lists – a prospect list and a customer list – how do you automatically move people over to the customer list – and off the prospect list – when they buy? – Brent

 

Answer: Okay, first, before someone can download your product, you need to have a page that gets them to opt-in again. That will put them on your customer list.

Give them a really good reason to do that – perhaps an extra bonus.

Once they’ve done that, here’s how to move them off your customer list automatically. NOTE: This is for Aweber.com.

From my webmaster, Matt
: Here’s how to set up the auto removed when they sign up for a list.

1. Log into you aweber account and choose the list that you want the subscriber to be removed from when they sign up for another list.IMPORTANT  you have to be on the list that you want them to be removed FROM.

2. From the top menu choose:   My Lists  |   Automation

3. From the Menu that shows up select from the drop down list: “Unsubscribe from list “listname”  when subscriber subscribes to”

4. Then from the list column choose the name of the list that when they sign up to triggers them to be removed from the main list.

There are several other choices you can choose in here, but this is where you set the auto unsubscribe when they sign up for another list.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Important but boring info today,

Craig Ballantyne

“When it comes to making money online you should concern yourself with only two items. TRAFFIC and CONVERSION.” – Jimmy Sweeney

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men’s Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he’ll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com