Hypnotic Affiliates – that is what I am after. Yes – maybe you!
A few years ago, I began to sell other peoples products online. In fact I used to spend about 1 hour a day doing all the bits you have to do – and I made a great part time income.
Some affiliates make it a full time occupation and I know a lot of very successful affiliates.
I didn’t get that involved – but – what is actually weird (but great of course!!) is that I am still getting cheques for sales that I made a decade ago for ongoing long term online services.
Products have not been my priority for some time now.
I have been involved with Adam Eason building up a training college for hypnotherapists. To tell you the truth the college work has been an incredible task as we have videoed and prepared all of the materials and resources for online training. Yep – hundreds of hours!!
So the poor old products have sat there on our online ‘Hypnosis For Download’ store – actually selling – but by accident rather than by design.
NOW that is changing – the college marketing is under way with all of our courses in place BUT also our products are back on our radar and are part of our marketing plans.
How best to sell self-hypnosis audios and videos and promote them – with affiliates.
The best affiliates out there are people who have been selling marketing products for online selling. Great they are with huge mailing lists – and OF COURSE I will welcome those aboard – in fact GET IN TOUCH.
The best affiliates for us will be people who are hypnotherapists or people that have used the audios. Selling is all about knowing your products. BUT there is something much more important. A great affiliate is a personality who gets to know his potential customers.
So a successful affiliate will be somebody who uses social media and blogging to build the list. He/she then builds a mailing list using the opportunities and traffic building techniques guided by us – the merchant.
On the right hand side of this blog post (in the right hand column) you will see a ‘Hypnosis For Download’ Offer. I have put that there as a demonstration to our current affiliates. The offer there is totally alive and if you fill in your e-mail you will get instructions sent to you to get the half price products.
Our affiliates need to create their own blog if they haven’t got one to do just the same – but to write posts and articles/reviews about the products etc.
You may be saying I can’t write a blog. There are services out there to get the articles written (more about that another day)
Anyway I say stop those excuses. If you want to you can take an hour a day to come and learn with me – how to sell these (evergreen products) and get an additional income –
If you want to get some self-hypnosis audios at half price then fill in the form on the right. You will also get a free gift of “Hypnosis Revealed” if you buy an audio. This is a great way to get some knowledge about the products if you want to sell them.
I hope to see some of you on board. There are videos and training material in the affiliates area.
My children – bless them – live with their phones for ever in their hands to keep in touch. Yes very much in touch – not only with people they meet daily and are friends with now; but also with people they were with at school, university etc.
How different that is to the way relationships worked in my younger years. People moved into your life depending on your employment and where you were living. To move on to a new job and location really was quite a wrench. Settling down in the new area meant setting up a new set of friends. Unfortunately apart from Christmas cards there were very few contacts with your past.
If I ever did meet up with anyone from my past I actually really appreciated it. Nothing better than catching up and it was probably down to the large amount of wine involved but those catch up events were full of ho ho ho – good old belly laughs.
What a difference the Internet has made though and it came in at a really great time for me – because I was able to not just say goodbye to great friends for ever – but because contact was going to be possible when we came home from working abroad. (still no idea about Facebook of course – more about that in a minute) The point was that I was able to follow up on one of the most important periods of my life – my Oman years – rich with wonderful friendships and stories galore.
I was out working abroad in Muscat, Oman. I was helping set up a nurse training school at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital and my wife was a Sister in charge of a children’s ward. Our daughter Zoe was just one years old when we moved out there and Tom was actually born out in Muscat.
[SIDELINE STORY The hospital was being built and we were out there helping to get the new building set up with staff and commissioned. The maternity unit was opened literally the day before my son Tom was born and he was patient number 000000002 and was really lucky. We only just got my wife Babs to the unit in time – no time popping that pod. If the unit had not been open we would have needed to drive some distance to the nearest maternity unit – in fact we wouldn’t have made it.]
Anyone who has worked abroad as an expat will tell you of the friendships in that situation. Incredible!!
Families totally live together and share everything. In Oman – we would get away at the weekends hundreds of miles in four wheel drives across the desserts, mountains, wadis, and coast. No tents – just sleeping on camp beds looking up at stars. I am getting nostalgic just thinking through some crazy lovely experiences.
The other thing was that the expats were from all over the world. So even though we were there for eight years it was obvious that one day we would have to say long tearful goodbyes.
To name just a few: – Helen and Gordon to Australia; Hilary and Jim to Portugal; Asbjorn and Elsbeth to Denmark; Deborah and Andy – USA; Murdo and Maggie – WELL – OH?? they landed in Poole, Dorset just down the road – very nice.
The great thing is that we have kept in touch. Not to chat daily on Skype – in fact that is rare. No it is social media contact – and when it happens it is magic. Doesn’t have to be too much. Just being able to contact easily is all it needs.
However – what about Facebook. I have really got that youngster attitude towards this social media. I get it and use it. I had a phone call from my daughter Zoe this morning, who is currently living in Manchester with her boyfriend Tom. They have been cleaning their flat this morning because a University friend from three years ago is coming over from Finland to stay. Last week Zoe and Tom went to Madrid for the weekend to stay with a friend from university days. Social media is really leading to social mobility of friendships.
However – I am not a youngster and like many other users my age we are adapting social media in other ways.
Above – I mentioned that in the old days – during my young adult years – there were times when you moved on in your life to a new job, that friendships just had to be forgotten. Sometimes those friendship were important at the time. Sadly I only know of the location of two of my school friends – and yet those friendships then were mega important! I really don’t think that will happen any more now that the internet exists and relationships can be much more flexible. There is almost a second level of friendships – important but with different expectations.
What is different for us older facebook users is the ‘What the hell – what have I found here’ gobsmacked moment.
What if one of your old friends surfaces on Facebook out of the blue – many – MANY years later.
Six months ago I was flicking through Facebook when I saw a name that made jump. Kristina was training as a nurse when I knew her – and what a great character she is. She gave up nursing sadly because there was a family business that needed her on board. I say sadly because she was a good caring nurse who was incredible with the patients and a joy to work with and be around. We were friends and moved around in the same circle. Kristina is just a crazy, caring loving person. However – as always in those days we moved on in our directions. Contact stopped.
So what a surprise when I could just sit and catch up on Facebook – all about her brother – her mother had recently passed – but much to my delight I learned that she has recently married.
I haven’t actually contacted her yet – but I really need to say hello because a week or so ago I saw that Kristina and her husband have just been to Muscat Oman, and there is a picture of her husband at Al Bustan hotel. They certainly know how to live as the Al Bustan doesn’t come cheap – it is an amazing building. [I have some photos of it somewhere (somewhere is the word)].
Anyway all my old friends who have gone off of the radar – hope to chat to you soon if I can find you on Facebook. I don’t care where you live I will be off in my motor-home to say hello.
Now I had better say hello to Kristina on Facebook.
OK – this is random. I am well now so what is the excuse this time for not posting more blog posts?
That is a great question even though I posed it myself. There is no answer really though except I haven’t.
So well done those who set a daily target and just do it.
One such person is Robin Ince who clearly has much more discipline than me – AND – I find his blog posts amusing and he is a great observer of the absurd.
I have just been reading a few blog posts by Robin who is an author and broadcaster (I first heard of him presenting a science radio programme with Professor Brian Cox) I found the posts very amusing. One post was about insomnia and as well as clicking that I liked it I saw a link at the top of the page that I had never seen before marked reblog. Now I am familiar with retweeting so I thought go for it!
How many times have I told Tom (son) Zoe (daughter) Babs (the one who is to be obeyed – the missus) not to just click things to see what happens.
What I expected to happen and what transpired – you’ve guessed it – were totally different.
I expected to be asked to login to my blog – this one you are reading now – and for it to just land on my site with all the references back from where it came.
After a lot of clicking about I found it on one of my clients blogs (well I did and didn’t) – it turned out that for some reason I was still logged into one of my client’s websites which I finished setting up for him about two years ago – and that is where the blog was reblogged. Huh! Sorry Shaan. Except the page was headed up with the insomnia title etc but with also a 404 message that the page couldn’t be found.
If you have just found that last paragraph confusing so did I. What is it all about – we are losing control of where our data goes.
The web has certainly turned strange since social media has developed. Now everything is linked up to each other – a whisper in Poole Dorset can end up on a Pinterest- -Instagram-Facebook-Twitter retweet on a Japanese website. It’s all out there now but not necessarily where you want it or expect it.
Maybe I am beginning to show my age.
Yes! I’ve posted a message – NOW can I do the same tomorrow? You’ll have to come back then to find out.
Ever since the earliest days when it had a quirky spelling (I think it was de.l.icious – hmm doesn’t look right) I have loved ‘Delicious’ the social media site. I was so impressed with the simple notion of having publicly available bookmarks of sites that you could share. Nothing better than recommended websites. Of course there are now a vast array of socially shared platforms but this was one of the first.
Well it was so delicious that it has finally been eaten – but not by a giant company but a newcomer albeit with owners who have been around a bit. AVOS is a new Internet company founded by Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who, in 2005, founded YouTube, t he world’s largest online video platform. Before that they were early employees of PayPal so they have some impressive online experience.
The important thing for us users of Delicious though is that it is you have to agree to transfer your stored bookmarks over to the new company or they will be lost. The current site in its present form will run until July – but quite important to remember to do this or lose data for ever.
Let me tell you about Ed Dale, an Australian (guess he can’t help that) web thingy doer person. He and his team specialise in teaching web newbies how to make money on-line.
About a year ago I was a newcomer to a social media service called Twitter and feeling my way around and frankly not really understanding what it was all about. By chance I watched an Ed Dale YouTube video about Twitter and suddenly it all made sense. And so I went off to find more about this character.
Hey – what I found was good – very, VERY good. (more…)
I’ve been banging on for some time about video and how important it is for anyone who wants to do real business on-line to face the camera. That includes affiliates by the way.
The list is as long as my arm about the advantages of video over all other forms of interaction with your clients and I won’t repeat information available from thousands of other sources – HOWEVER here is a really important new addition to that list. (more…)