Why You NEED an Affiliate Program
Can you do it on your own? Of course!
You could hit it big, get a MASSIVE email list and a HUGE social media following and sell products so easily you don’t need one partner helping you. That could happen. That does happen. It does NOT happen all the time.
I was listening to the Smart Passive Income podcast with Pat Flynn and he was interviewing Jadah Sellner from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com (which I’m currently OBSESSED with by the way). For Jadah and her partner they really HIT on a hot topic and build up their social media following fast on Instagram. They built their email list up to 200,000 plus in a very short time. They didn’t use anything but word of mouth, no affiliate program either (though I am checking to see if they have one now). They didn’t need it. The growth took off.
If you have a business like that, if it’s taking off fast and people are sharing the crap out of your stuff then you probably don’t really NEED an affiliate program. It’s still not a bad thing to have but you don’t need it.
Me, My list is still under 10k after a whole lot of years. I haven’t had that viral impact or that super fast build and I’m totally OK with that because it just doesn’t happen that way for everyone.
What I have been so good at is developing relationships with people and showing them the value I offer as a training, mentor, information product creator. They have become my affiliates and they’ve helped bring in almost half or more of the income I’ve generated in the last few years. That’s a BIG deal.
I know you might be considering getting your affiliate program set up but you might be thinking it’s something you should do “later”, not now.
Well, I’d love to share with you why now is the right time and why you really NEED an affiliate program for your business if you want to grow faster, reach more people and stop working so hard.
Why You Need an Affiliate Program;
- You’ll Reach More People – You can have a bigger impact on your business when you reach more people. There are people that I am connected with that you’ll never know. It’s a shame for you to miss out on helping those people!
- You’ll Make More Money – An affiliate program that gets affiliates excited and promoting your stuff makes more money.
- You’ll Get More Exposure – Even if they don’t immediately buy from your affiliates, more people will get to know you, get in your funnel and are very likely to eventually become customers. Some people just need more time.
- You’ll Get More Opportunity – Because you are now in connection with experienced marketers through an affiliate program, you will get more opportunities to meet more people, speak at events, guest blog and so much more. More people will see you as an expert and come to you with ideas to work together. That’s a VERY good thing!
- You’ll Do Less to Earn More – You don’t have to be an expert in Facebook Ads, Building a Massive Email List or Selling on Webinars if it’s not your gig. You can get affiliates who are great at it to do it for you and you don’t pay them until they make a sale!
- You’ll Get FREE Helpers – I mentioned this already but it’s worth it’s own bullet point ;). Your affiliates work for you and your business for free. They’ll promote you and you don’t pay a thing until they actually make you money through a sale.
I’ve been running my own affiliate program for so many years now it just feels like a given in any business I set up. It’s a non-negotiable part of my shopping cart software and it’s something I know how to do really well (setup, recruiting affiliates and getting them to sell).
In my training program, Natural Affiliate Marketing, I’m going to teach you not only how to get set up with an affiliate program but also everything you need to know about finding affiliates AND, most importantly, getting them to make SALES.
If you’re ready to get sales without having to do it all yourself, this is your next step!
It’s for you even if you don’t have a product yet (you can create one, FAST).
It’s for you even if you have an affiliate program setup, but it’s not doing anything for you.
It’s for you if you’re not sure what to do with your affiliate program.
It’s for you if you’re ready to rock and need some awesome ideas and proven action steps!
It’s entirely FREE with your membership to the Laptop Lifestyle Business Club or you can buy just the training on it’s own, as a personal workshop or I have ONE Work WITH Me VIP day available. .Get signed up NOW because the training begins February 13th. Then you’ll get weekly training pdfs and a private facebook event for feedback (just added!).
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