Affiliates- Know Your Product
I want to repeat that ‘Affiliates Know Your Product’ AND I have a story to tell to illustrate this.
The reason I am writing this blog is because I had an e-mail (from somebody I know quite well – but I will keep his identity secret) He was replying to a message I had sent out about our new affiliate programme for a Hypnosis For Streaming membership website.
Here is the message I received.
Message from Mr X
Could I just clarify my understanding of your email? It seems to be that you are now moving to a model where you charge people to be affiliates? Have I read correctly? If I have understood correctly, I’m out and I would be grateful for an early reply so i can remove my current links. It would be a shame as I know and like Adam’s products but (again, if I have understood correctly) I think it is absolutely wrong to charge people for being an affiliate.
Oh dear – as a marketer I had totally failed to get across my message AND the value I was offering. Furthermore I was losing somebody who was the very best person to promote the membership – somebody who already has a lot of knowledge about self-hypnosis.
Let me make it clear – there is no charge for being an affiliate. The charge is for the membership area to get to know more about what they are promoting..
Affiliates are the people I want to send money to.
For some time I have been wanting to bring affiliates in to promote our online audios and videos. In fact early last year I set up an affiliate programme and my main focus then was to try to get hypnotherapists on board as I knew that they would relate to the products. However – the results were poor. I got over 100 affiliates but only a small number made any money.
What was worse is that I checked and the majority of affiliates had not actually even bought anything from the Hypnosis for Download store.
They did not know the products they were promoting!!
You can actually see the issue when you look at this word cloud.
The point you will quickly appreciate when you are an affiliate is that you a promoting a product with a lot of help for a large range of issues. Getting inside the membership area you will soon see that the needs of different members will vary.
No two members will use the contents in the same way.
How could individual affiliates promote specific products as the individual needs varied.
How could I offer the products in a different way so that individuals could find the right combination of audio hypnosis sessions to suit their needs?
Yes I had questions about all of these things.
SO I WANTED HELP – AND I GOT IT
So I joined an Internet Marketing website to learn more about how to attract affiliates AND help them make money.
To find out more about NAMS Internet Marketing you get the products on the right hand side of this blog.
I learned something very quickly. This marketing membership was full of content – some that interested me and some that didn’t. A library of content for me to select what I wanted AND I had access to it all.
It is a bit like one of those TV memberships such as Netflix, who have 1000s of films etc which you join just to get what you want.
NAMS had an affiliate programme only available for members.
So what did I do? It was great and really wanted to promote the membership – and I still do.
I used my affiliate link and got some members on board so that my 47$ USD monthly fee was covered. – AND of course why should that stop there.
What a great model. I wanted to promote the membership because I was a member and I KNOW THE PRODUCT.
This is THE KEY
The individual components were varied and I would find it hard to pick on specific content.
NO NEED – I could promote the NAMS membership which I knew would contain marketing training in so many specific areas.
So This has Become My New Approach.
- Set up Hypnosis For Streaming Membership
- Exclusive Affiliate For the Membership Website
- Further training to make money
HYPNOSIS FOR STREAMING MEMBERSHIP
- Membership Secure password controlled personal access website
- Amazing value – all of the products on HypnosisForDownload.com available
- Massive programmes – such as ‘Science of Self-Hypnosis’ and ’21 Days of Self-Hypnosis’ and ‘Hypnosis For Running’ all available.
- Well over 250 hypnosis sessions available.
- Total personal choice of what to use.
- No embarrassment purchasing specific self-hypnosis sessions eg Overcoming Addictions or Sexual issues
- More products being added monthly
- Monthly 10$ USD which means affiliates will get 5$ USD each month for each member they refer.
- You will know your product and will be able to talk about in blogs, promote with confidence, and have success getting new members
- An affiliate link will be available for all members
- An affiliate will be earning enough to cover membership after 2 members referred
- Will be able to promote individual items at hypnosisfordownload.com
- The affiliate programme will not be available outside the membership area
- Affiliates will have access to any session when writing blogs etc.
- 50% Commission when starting
- Commissions rise to 70% when you have over 10 referred members.
- There will be promotional offers available – such as:
- give affiliates links so that they can offer a weeks free access
- There is great training out there at NAMS who have a similar model
- Membership can be free at NAMS with just two members on board.
- So much more to tell you about another day.
What About Mr X
Well I hope the above will help Mr X understand what I am trying to do. Of course I will be writing to him personally. Mr X has trained with Adam so he does know the products quite well.
What I hope Mr X hopefully will also realise the same as me – is that Marketing is not easy. You have to get over your message clearly or there will be misconceptions.
Promoting the Membership
It is the membership and how it works as a teaching center and a library of self-hypnosis content. I want to get members on board who will see the value and will then be able to point out – that whatever your behaviours, addictions, phobias etc that there are skills to be learned self-hypnosis sessions that will help.
I just don’t want Affiliates wasting their time signing up to promote products and take no action. No use to them and none for me – LOSE – LOSE
However – there is no need to become an affiliate and what we have on offer is a good reason to belong – FULL STOP.
I hope for quite the opposite.
I want people to join as members and quickly realise that the contents could be used by people with mental health issues through to people wanting success in running, business etc. It is enthused members that will be able to refer others with a simple affiliate link. Two members on board and their membership cost is covered. After that the income – ongoing because it is recurring income.
There is no charge for the affiliate programme – the payment is for the huge content areas. I want affiliates to realise and point out the value. I am trying to give affiliates the tools they need. The knowledge of subject and to be able to promote with confidence as they know the product is good. Each referral you make who becomes a member is a WIN for you and a WIN for me.
Know Your Product and you will want others to join with all of the same advantages as you have. You will also be able to use the listing above of benefits for you to promote the same offer to your list.
This is the time of year to do something for yourself and to set your income targets.
Why not join this membership and promote the membership as an affiliate?
Self-Hypnosis Streaming for 2018
About this time of year I would usually be putting out adverts in our Hypnosis For Download ecommerce store for ‘Think Yourself Thin’ or ‘Stop Smoking Now’.
But NOT this year – 2018 is different.
On offer are loads of products – in fact – well over 200.
Furthermore you will get products such as ‘The Science Of Self-Hypnosis’ and ‘Hypnosis Revealed’ which are great for educating you all about how to use self-hypnosis effectively.
The ‘Science of Self-Hypnosis’ product is an online support for this book …
There are so many misconceptions about hypnosis because of the theatrical hypnosis stage acts. People get the impression (and it is often magnified by the performers presentation manner and words) that the hypnotist is controlling the audience participants. This is totally not the case.
That is a tragedy as far as I am concerned as I know the therapeutic use of hypnosis is powerful and effective when delivered correctly – and the user is totally in control – AFTER ALL it is SELF-HYPNOSIS therefore it has to be SELF CONTROL.
I wouldn’t be the slightest bit interested if that wasn’t the case. I am a church going christian and some of the people I meet at church have the same question about the control of someone else. I am going to shout again – NO IT IS NOT!!
Being in Hypnosis is Like…
When sportsmen are preparing to compete – they get in the zone (that is the closest analogy I can give) When the kids are up stairs watching TV and you call them to dinner – they are mesmerised by what is going on – they are hypnotised – and that is why they don’t hear you. Hypnosis is focused imagination. A layman’s explanation I know as I am not a hypnotherapist.
In the picture above you will see the sub title of the book – ‘The Evidence Based Way To Hypnotise Yourself’. That is a much better message. In the book there are a range of methods, for anyone to apply to achieve
- a hypnotic mindset,
- develop hypnotic skills,
- induce self-hypnosis,
- deepen the experience of hypnosis,
- apply a range of evidence based techniques and strategies for self-improvement.
Now the online ‘Science Of Self-Hypnosis’ takes all of the book content and provides audio recordings of the techniques.
In the educational part of the Hypnosis For Streaming I have made sure that the training comes first as it is ideal to have the best approach for the hypnosis sessions to work effectively.
So at the top of the membership area there are 4 educational products.
The membership has over 200 self-hypnosis products – some of them being fully narrated programmes. I know because it has taken me well over 100 hours in December to add them to the ‘Hypnosis For Streaming’ membership site. If you want to see all of the products you will have access to as a member – just look through HypnosisForDownload.com. They will all be in there.
About half of the products are in there at the moment – the aim is to get them all in there by the end of January.
Here is the good bit.
Members Can Become Affiliates
I have been trying for some time to get affiliates on board to help promote the products. In many ways it is difficult for affiliates to promote very small priced hypnosis sessions. So I wanted to overcome that problem.
Also it is also vitally important that affiliates know as much as possible about the product they are selling.
So let me be honest – I had to think about this one.
I was lucky as I joined a website (which I will tell you more about another day) and I liked their structure and the strategies used there. I liked it so much that I have nicked their ideas.
- I am only letting people who are members become affiliates – because they will know about the product and will be able to give testimonials etc.
- There is an incentive for the affiliates to do something – this is more important than I thought.
- Just getting two new members will mean that the affiliate will cover his/her own membership cost and have free access.
- After that the affiliate will earn monthly commissions on referred members.
So would you like to join me?
It is only $10 a month to join – and you will get access to skills that can help you — AND — access to a private affiliate package offering 50% commissions on members you refer. The same rules apply to those members as well.
The prices are in USD as the membership is open to anyone anywhere.
Online Income – No Age Barrier – How About You?
Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income. In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.
The participants on the Zoom (great webinar service) masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session. I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.
The participants all have different niches products, experience etc.
One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.
There is a fundamental issue though with making money online. You need to know how to do it. It doesn’t just happen. When doing anything online – you have to learn certain things to make things happen. The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;
- building mailing lists
- driving traffic
- social media promotion
- etc etc and so on – always more to learn
Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.
THAT IS GREAT IF YOU HAVE PRODUCTS – BUT WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR OWN PRODUCTS?
One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products. NO that is not strictly TRUE. It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training. Affiliate programmes are what you join.
NOW – PLEASE HEAR ME OUT:-
Earlier this year I set up an affiliate programme for an online Webstore – HypnosisForDownload.com.
What we have at Hypnosis for Download are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.
Ideal products – great value and we have zero refunds.
Good products, worldwide audience.
Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and we do – but we want to do much more than that
BUT NO – what I REALLY WANT to do is get some affiliates.
Promotion by others is preferable because it adds social proof.
My original idea seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – we realised we would needed to change the approach.
What was my mistake?
In my imagination I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers. That may well be true – BUT what most of them did’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge.
We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists.
Mmmmmmm !! ??
SO WE PULLED THE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.
- The affiliate programme software we had used was not great
- The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that.
- The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products.
- There was no commitment necessary and many potential affiliates that joined took NO ACTION.
So a new strategy was essential. We have a totally new set up which will be our 2018 focus. Join us as we start the journey.
AFFILIATE SUPPORT PACKAGE
OK – LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE – 2018 STRATEGY – MY INVITE TO AFFILIATES
So here is my latest strategy.
1. Hypnosis For Download Store
We are ready to start out with affiliates now. We are totally revamping the online store – with affiliate marketing in mind. This will be ongoing for several months ( a list as long as my arm with what I want to do)
For example – we will be setting up offers for affiliates to promote. As an example we are putting together a bundle of products to promote in December and January for New Year. Also there is a Running a Marathon package for affiliates to promote.
If you are young (best affiliate I know is a an 18 year old) or Old (even very old – no limit) you are welcome.
If you are an affiliate already and have a mailing list and marketing skills – just great!!
If you are new to all of this or need internet market tuition >> See point 3
If you don’t have any of the products I have put together a massive package worth so that you can check out the products you are promoting. See point 4
3. Training and Products – For Action Today
Internet Marketing Training
I have never stopped having a mentor and training to develop my business.
Let’s get you started if you are a Newbie
At the side of this blog you will see three reports –
PLEASE DOWNOLAD as they are a great start. >>>
As I mentioned above I am a member of a group run by David and Jen. You will see more about them in any of those reports. If you get any of those three reports I will see you have download enquiry and I will be in touch with you – with great information.
I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products. The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.
Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. In the same way that I can point you to a great hypnotherapist in Adam Eason – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.
Product Check Out
Now here is my offer to all you affiliates.
It is vital that you familiarise yourself with the products you are promoting. I have put together a great deal – a package of several different products – including the massive Science Of Self-Hypnosis videos/audios.
4. Commissions – Special
Here is the DEAL – an Affiliate Support Product.
- PACKAGE WORTH £220 I have put together an affiliate package worth Affiliate package will be £10 which shows your commitment to the affiliate programme – this is FREE as you will get it back when you have made £100 in commissions.
- INCREASED COMMISSION TO 60% The basic commission is 40% of your product sales – but if you have downloaded this affiliate package your commissions will be 60% from the word go.
- YOUR £10 RETURNED When you have £100 worth of commissions your £10 will be returned to you.
- COMMISSION UP TO 70% When you have £250 worth of sales your commission will rise to 70%
There is nothing to stop you joining without this package but the commission rate will be 40% until you have earned £250 in commissions.
AFFILIATE SUPPORT PACKAGE
New Hypnosis For Download Online Store
My son Tom has been working hard to set up our new Hypnosis For Download online store. I am delighted for so many reasons. I am sure you can feel my smile as you read these words 🙂
We have been using an Big Commerce and Ecommerce service to run our online store till now. All very good these packaged websites and simple to run – but there are always limitations. You have to rely on a third party plug in apps to support the core programme.
Now we have control and more importantly we can use software and strategies that we want to work. It will still take us some time to get the polished product – but so what.
Let’s not dbwell on the weaknesses of the old system and look forward.
Improved Benefits For Our Affiliates.
We are developing an affiliate friendly website and will focus and working closely with those who are bringing us traffic and sales.
More news about this later this month.
50% Discount During October
There are always teething problems when you put together a very large website – so we have a 50% discount on all products at the moment.
We are also after new testimonials as we haven’t moved all of the Big Commerce testimonials. We would have liked to have transferred the testimonials but it was a manual process. I need more hours in the day – so not a good use of time. So if you have purchased any of our self-hypnosis audios in the past and would like to send them to us we will be sending you a thank you gift.
There are two products that I will be almost giving away from the end of this week. All in celebration of my 70th Birthday. They are ‘Hypnosis Revealed’ and ‘Science Of Self-Hypnosis’. They are really great products produced by Adam Eason to teach you how to use self-hypnosis skills effectively – towards a healthy mind and success. Hypnosis is a clinical therapy that can help so many personal issues.
Sure Fire Passive Income:
Multiple streams of passive income that reward you every month for work done just once.
What a concept – but that is what drives big business. Utility companies, mobile phones, tv and video – they are all getting you the customer on board for regular monthly income. Not just big business – this can be you and me as well – setting up or promoting membership websites.
Now I could go on about this here – but I have better idea. Why waste my time when I have a report that totally explains the whole thing. I have it for you to download today.
Passive income really appeals to me because of my goals:
You Can See I Am On The Road:
The photo above was taken this morning from my bed in my motorhome. My wife Babs and I have been down in St Ives which is one of my favourite places in England. I am down here for a music and art festival.
- Not retire completely – but do something I really love
- Earn money – but in a more relaxed way – passive income an ideal
- Help other people also
- I want to travel and work – motorhome enthusiast
- Help and support my kids and their families
- Keep total life balance
- Help charities and church missions – there is so much poverty and need out there.
I am ticking a few boxes here and will continue to do so. But one of the main points mentioned there is PASSIVE INCOME.
I spent most of my adult life nursing and getting paid for my time. A wonderful career which I enjoyed. Wonderful job, great career, but limited income.
When I left nursing in 1996 – (long story for another day) I started a business in web design. I could earn much more money as long as my hours were long and so on.
I couldn’t help spotting though – that there were internet marketers who were earning a lot of money by making digital products and getting other people to promote them – the affiliate game no less. AND GUESS WHAT! An opportunity me thinks. The income side – well – it depends whether you learn the skills.
Just take a look at the report
– Sure Fire Passive Income
Here Is A VERY BIG TIP
In this report you will see a promotion for a ‘Found Money’ Course.
Now let me be rude and say – Listen:
Within NAMS there are over 400 courses and before I new anything about NAMS I bought one of their courses. I was so impressed by the training that I joined their Inner Circle membership. It was then that I realised that ALL of the courses including the one that I had bought are all available to Insiders.
SO – HERE IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO
You will see within the reports that there are links for you to have a 14 day trial (without commitment) for just $1.
Having done that you will see all of the resources and courses available. In fact I spent the first week just totally absorbed by how much was on offer. Best for you to find out for yourself
I hope to see you take the trial and consider the potential and your goals.
I will look out for you.
Bizarre – The Truth About Affiliate Commissions
Here is the introduction to a report ‘27 Ways to Increase Your Affiliate Commissions‘ which I will happily send to you today.
Here’s what most affiliate marketers do:
Find an affiliate program, grab their affiliate links, and plaster those links all over the Internet.
Then they wait for their big payday.
Sometimes a little money trickles in. Sometimes the affiliates do really well and make a decent living wage.
There are the affiliates who pull in such BIG paychecks that they have their accountant’s eyes bulging out in shock.
What’s the secret?
Let me you tell you my experience – FROM the OTHER side of the fence.
I have been working on the technical side of the business that I have run with hypnotherapist Adam Eason since 2005. We have produced over 120 audios and videos which you can find in our Hyponsis For Download online store. I won’t go into any details – but I will make the simple facts.
- Is there a market? – is there a need – well weight control, pain management, confidence issues, allergies, phobias, addictions etc YES there is a market.
- We have sold thousands of these audio sessions
- We have products about self-hypnosis skills
- Have we had affiliates YES but only a handful have made reasonable progress
I love them – I love them all.
I would like to pay them as much as possible. In fact I REALLY WANT TO!! The classic WIN WIN situation
OK – SO WHAT DO AFFILIATES HAVE TO DO
This is what affiliates have to do to achieve purchases – get potential customers to our hypnosisfordownload.com website having pre-warmed them.
SIMPLE you would think.
In fact that is the perception and there are many that put up their hands as interested and wishing to set up an affiliate account.
It is very common for me to be asked how to join up and sell as an affiliate. The majority of people that are doing that have just thought about promoting to their family and friends. They are not going to get rich with those limitations.
WE ALL KNOW THOUGH THAT BEING AN AFFILIATE CAN BE VERY LUCRATIVE
I have been around the web basically from the beginning and have met many affiliate specialists. 7 figure incomes annually for several people that I know personally.
I had a mentor who keeps a low profile these days. He had worse tools than you have access to these days – when he learned his trade and skills.
In yesterdays blog I spoke about NAMS and their training resource membership. David Perdew (the boss) says that half his income is from affiliate sales. So there is somebody who creates loads of products – still making money from other peoples products and services. And good luck to him. I want to do the same.
The product maker is happy if I sell his product or service
I am happy to get the commissions coming in.
I have a very funny situation – I get a commission cheque from a company called web.com. I have been getting that for years and I have absolutely no idea what I sold or who to.
My first ever commission payment was from Amazon back in the 90’s when they were first set up. I had to add some books manually – forgot about the fact that I had done that – and a cheque arrived for £6. They would not send a £6 cheque these days. I wish I had kept that cheque.
THE FACT IS YOU NEED TO LEARN SOME SKILLS
There are so many that begin and so many that give up – because they have not linked up with those that can train them properly.
I have said enough. I will not lecture.
GET THIS FREE REPORT
I am just going to offer you a report that I hope will give you an insight into what makes a great affiliate.
27 Ways To Increase Affiliate Commissions