I am replying in this blog to a good question I was asked this morning.
I received an e-mail from a guy who I will call M. His message: “One question Keith – is that an affiliate link? As in you get a percentage if I buy?”
That is a fair question – and I usually put at the bottom of an article a note to indicate there may be an affiliate link in my message.
BUT what is the issue really. The thing is that it was an affiliate link and I will tell you more about that below. However let me explain the point of writing this blog. It does have a purpose.
I am going to write back to M – telling him to come and read this blog post.
I want M to get to know me. I wouldn’t put my affiliate link to anything that I didn’t know a lot about. I want M to get to know me and see that my intentions are to help him. I want M to see that I am genuine. Integrity is the most important part to make affiliate programmes work for you. Here in my blog I am exposed and bare (not a great thought). This is ME – warts and all.
HERE IS THE STORY
I have been involved with the web and internet marketing for many years. I have watched a lot of people that I know well who have made fortunes on the web – selling other peoples products as an affiliate.
The reason that they have had such success is because they have learned some skills – list building, driving large amounts of traffic to websites, making products to give away, using videos, webinars and social media – and so on – but most of all by having a presence on the web and letting people get to know them well. Self Branding.
And that is what I am doing right now.
So – we have a website where we sell self-hypnosis products – and they are evergreen products which sell well. We want nothing more than to get affiliates selling our products and giving a large commission for doing just that.
Who better to sell them? I will give you the answer – people who have used self-hypnosis products themselves in the past. They can promote them – as long as they have learned the skills as highlighted above.
AND – that is what I did this weekend.
I wrote to all of our self-hypnosis customers and asked them to put their hands in the air if they wanted to learn more about being an affiliate. I wanted to build a list of prospects who will receive the specific information about affiliate marketing.
M – was one of the responders who then got my follow up letter.
Here is that letter that M received with an affiliate link:-
Thank you for clicking on the link to say that you are interested about internet marketing and selling our products as an affiliate.
I must start off with a warning though. You need someone with you. There are many people that make money – in fact a lot of money – selling other peoples products – BUT – they have learned the game. You need proper training.
I myself, am part of a mastermind group and I am keen for you to join me – I totally enjoy learning how to market online.
Now I really want you to think about all of this carefully.
I am going to write and guide you if you will take one simple action.
I am going to send you to a page where you can find out all about making money on line. It will cost you 1$ (yes is an American website) and you will get 14 days access to the very best resources available anywhere on the web. (I am a man who has been around and made some bad mistakes before I got the best advice).
Now M***** – I will be in touch with anyone that signs up for the 14 Days trial – I will be delighted to help you in every way with all the advice I can give. Just $1 to go and find out about David and NAMS.
Jim Rohn’s words will live on – and know wonder why? What a great speaker he was – and so much there to enjoy on YouTube.
This Monday morning I set about looking for some words of encouragement for some people I am keen to – lets say – kick in to ACTION
Yes let me say that another way…
This is a message that I am targeting at a small amount of people who I want to help. They will be invited to come and read this message – however this is for anyone that wants to change their life for the better.
I am focused these days on a retirement project which is all about making money from affiliate programmes. Over the years I have developed websites and set up marketing for many businesses – but always in the back of my mind I secretly wanted to concentrate on all this affiliate stuff. So I am starting a new chapter in my life – and I so want this all to fly – in fact try to stop me.
There are two strands – The first – I have some audio products – (self-hypnosis MP3s recorded by Adam Eason) that I am wanting to recruit affiliates to promote and sell – my focus in this blog today The second – is a project where I will be selling other people’s products as an affiliate. More about this one another day.
I have a small group at the moment of affiliates trying to sell the audios – but predictably most of them won’t succeed. Nothing will change for most of the affiliates I have on board – HOWEVER I am on the look out for the gems – the guys who will make a change to their lives – because they want it to happen – and who will find the best teacher.
I watched a YouTube video this morning of Jim Rohn speaking on one of this personal development events. NOW – to watch this video will take 10 minutes of your time – but WHAT a ten minutes. Jim sadly died in 2007 but his words and inspiration remains with us and I encourage potential entrepreneurs to collect and absorb the messages. It is all down to you.
So here it is. This 10 minute clip will say all I am wanting to say to this group. I hope it will get them going.
After watching that video I would like you to do one thing that is ‘EASY’
GET IN ON THE AFFILIATE ACTION
The thing that I am really keen for you to do is to get great training. The skills can be learned. I am inviting you to check out NAMS which will cost you $1 for 14 days. You can cancel before joining the membership and there are other options.
You can bet I will be watching for you joining the Insiders Club Mastermind today – and I will be in touch.
It is vital to surround yourself with great talented experts to succeed. There’s a strong statement – and I mean it.
I have worked for years with Adam (hypno-geek) Eason – who is a talent and a leader in his field of clinical hypnotherapy.
On the marketing side of the business I have had various mentors along the way but none that compare with a team that I am going to introduce you to in this blog. David and Jen at NAMS.
Mind You BEWARE! – David and Jen and their talented expert friends – are keeping me up late at night.
At about 10pm yesterday evening – I started to listen to a really talented expert talking about using video streaming – (advice strength 10/10).
About 11pm I started listening to an incredibly successful (I mean multi-millionaire successful) marketing guy about putting blueprints, and funnels in place before wondering about traffic sources. (another 10/10 offering presentation).
I then started to listen to a third interview which I reluctantly had to pause because there were 90 minutes more to play. I wasn’t sleepy – but needs must.
So what am I up to?
Well I don’t really find it work to be honest. I thoroughly enjoy learning from masters of their craft. We have some big business targets this year and that is what I am chasing. Making it happen! But I need experienced help and advice.
I recognise the amount of work that David and his market training team have put into their membership website because I have had to build up massive amount of video, webinar, interviews that we have recorded and packaged in our own College of Hypnosis website.
We are taking our hypnotherapy business to a new level and marketing and affiliates are central to the plans.
We are looking for affiliates to join us – BUT unless you are an experienced affiliate already you will need to learn the trade – pre-selling, getting traffic, building mailing lists, targeting, social media etc.
YOU HAVE TO LEARN AND WORK
Now if YOU want to build a successful affiliate/passive income business – it is not easy. You will have work to do. You will have skills to learn. There will be experts you need to advise you. The rewards are enormous though if you take the action and learn the game.
SO WHERE ARE WE JUST NOW?
The image below is very basic and is ONLY about the marketing side of what I am up to. My blueprint which I will share with you soon will have all the funnels I am trying to develop.
My late night training – mentioned above – was all from NAMS (Novice To Advanced Marketing System) run by David Perdew and his daughter Jen. I thoroughly recommend that the affiliates for our evergreen hypnosis audios and videos get their marketing training with NAMS also.
The products and college courses need to be promoted by our well trained affiliates and we all WIN. We know the products sell well as we have been selling them ourselves for a few years. We also have courses that you can promote with large commissions.
So this is what I am after – adding a circle on this picture which is YOU – who joins me learning from the top internet marketers at NAMS promoting, products, courses and other affiliate projects.
Suggested marketing support for our affiliates – it is good enough for me – and I am fussy!
Let’s keep it simple. (SIMPLE is something I personally have to learn)
I am really keen that you get hold of me if:
you want to learn more about hypnosis and being a hypnotherapist
you are a hypnotherapist wanting – continuing professional development
you are interested in hypnosis audio/video products
hypnotherapist want to sell our products from 50% commission upwards [NAMS]
an affiliate wanting to sell our products [NAMS]
an affiliate wanting to promote our courses. [NAMS]
anyone wanting to learn internet marketing [NAMS]
WHAT I HAVE HERE IS A GIFT AND TRIAL OF
NAMS FOR 1 DOLLAR
Now here is a suggestion for all of you with NAMS at the end.
Solve The Biggest Issue You’re Struggling With In Your Online Business Today….FREE!
OK – this is a great opportunity for you to get some help from NAMS for your internet needs
You can go and select your main business online issue and get a some MP3 files to help you find some solutions.
AND – when you have made your choice and selected your gift of MP3 audio solutions.
THEN don’t go away because I want you to listen to David Perdew as he describes the MyNAMS Insiders Club.
It will cost you 1$ for for 14 Days where you can assess everything.
Once joined you will see that you have access to everything – all the training and a private Facebook Group.
I won’t even begin to describe the contents. The best thing to do is to log in to the myNAMS Insiders Club and watch the video ‘New Member Orientation’ where you will get a good tour of all of the areas of the website.
Interesting times because I am wanting to train affiliates for our online shop of hypnosis audio and video products.
Now the dilemma is that the ideal promoters would by hypnotherapists – and we know plenty of those – but there is a steep learning curve to be a successful affiliate. Could I train affiliates – hmmm – probably, maybe, with a lot of time, a fair wind and lot of good luck. So maybe – BUT not as efficiently as somebody I know.
So if you are keen to make some affiliate money online then this post is for you. You don’t have to be a hypnotherapist – if this appeals come along and find out.
Let me take you back…:
I have been marketing online for many years and I spent a fortune in the past on this course, that course and the next shiny object product etc. There were HOWEVER only three people that absolutely helped me get to grip with what I was doing.
In fact I will introduce you to one of them today. David Perdew – His hair has whitened (just like mine) but his knowledge has deepened. Anyway more about him in a minute.
Now in any business online or offline the most important thing is your mailing list and your relationship with the people on your mailing lists. This is particularly true if you are a hypnotherapist. Would I go to a practitioner that I had not got to know a lot about – NO WAY.
But mailing lists are strange.
Adam and I market our hypnotherapy courses and I used to wonder why I was sending messages to people who had been on our mailing list and hearing from us for many years and taking no action.
Why did they not unsubscribe?
Why did they keep opening our messages?
WELL – Every year we get someone coming out off the cobwebs and telling us that they have been thinking about doing the hypnotherapy course for years. We don’t need to be told that – WE KNOW!
Now getting a relationship online is actually wonderful and the important thing to realise is that to get people to buy things from you is the same situation –
Do the people know you?
Do they see you as the expert?
Has he (and of course she ) done it themselves?
Who is he/she knocking around with – what company to they keep? (don’t forget successful people sit alongside other successful people because they don’t want any of the negative stuff getting in the way).
Distance is absolutely not the barrier and the first person this year to sign on with Adam for his Online Hypnotherapy Diploma Course is a lady in New Zealand. COOL !
(I asked my kids on WhatsApp if there was a better up to date term to add rather than COOL – I got back: Awesome ! Ace ! and Siiiicccckkkk ! so take your pick )
If you deliver lively, funny, emotionally charged, personal anecdotes via your e-mails, in your blogs and your social media, then the world is your stage.
If I have been in touch socially online:
Guess which hypnotherapist I would go to.
Guess which online merchant I would trust and purchase products from.
Guess which trainers, merchants, practitionrers I would recommend – YES somebody I had got to know even if it was only online..
AND YOU KNOW WHAT
I am just about to do that – meet David Perdew
A few years ago I did some training with David and it was really top notch.
This last weekend I went back to see what he is up to as I need help growing the affiliate side of our business and indeed maybe train affiliates for us. Well it turned out to be a really great experience. I have joined the insider group training.
The weekend weather wasn’t great so I didn’t get away from my laptop:-
I learned about a newly updated mindmapping software called ‘FreeMind’ from a Bob Jenkins and put together a mindmap which I will show you another day.
I saw a terrific interview with a lady called Connie Green who was talking about Building a Mailing List.
There is a February Challenge about developing a business and a great interview there also.
I also joined their private Facebook Group.
Now here is a way to find out more – and believe me I will be hoping that when you join you will let me know so we can work together promoting our Hypnosis For Download audio and video downloads.
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.
Affiliate Action Mindset for 2017 – Self-Hypnosis products for therapeutic gain referral program.
Action Mindset – There it is – a new year resolution.
A new direction – which needs different thinking!
Do you know what I am doing?
I am creating my action mindset when starting a large venture – (more of that below) – new good habits. (For example can I keep this blog going daily??)
ACTION is the most amazing thing and I have been learning from an expert.
I am emulating Babs (my wife) who can plan to the last detail.
We have a motorhome and we both make a decision which is that we will go for a three weeks tour around Spain in October. I hardly need lift another finger – Babs is away – she is at it – she IS IN THE ZONE. Dates for holiday at work, Spanish lessons because we will be in interior away from tourist routes. Maps – large ones – all over the floor. Discussion with friends who can advise about good motorhome camp-sites – cheapest ferries – internet access on route – and so on.
Babs loves it – the planning and activity around the whole thing is as good as the doing. When we set off – I just get into the motorhome and the sat nav routes are all there – I love every bit of the outcome – BUT I usually have missed the build up. I think I am actually missing something there.
Now I have a chance to achieve a similar zonal action mindset with all that i want to get out of our new referral affiliate program.
So what are we up to at ‘Adam Towers’. Why do we need this Action Mindset.
We now need the same sort of level of planning and developing of our marketing plans for our college courses AND our therapeutic self-hypnosis products. It is all very fine having some great courses and products – but people need to know they are there.
For some three years now we have been setting up our College of Hypnosis with all of the courses, webinars, seminars etc. BUT as well – we have been videoing every course including four new Continuing Professional Development online programs. The work has been heavy and we have had very little time to promote and market fully.
During those three years we have not really marketed our audio products at all. They are evergreen audios and videos and they have continued to sell to anyone that comes across them BUT …. well – could do better!! AND we have some new audios to add.
I love marketing so…
Now we have all the courses set up this is the year to beat our drums and make a noise – and it is going to be fun and exciting.
We have options of course: DO we use Adwords and Facebook to advertise?
Well it can work especially to find people for our courses – BUT the audio and video products need a different approach.
The products side really excites me because there are millions (NO — billions!! ) of people who can get help with so many issues. We have audios and videos that can help so many people – I am not going to go on because that is just selling.
We can promote the products in adverts or blog posts like this – but that is so limited – and in my case not totally believable as I helped to put the products together.
I am bound to say they are good.
The same would happen if Adam sang his own product praises.
What we need is YOU as long as you are enthusiastic and are keen to make some money.
NO – what we need is you – come and join us. Word of Mouth marketing is much better than advertising.
The thing is though that selling as an affiliate is a learned skill. For example – you want to be able to sell without appearing to sell. I know – all will be explained.
There are NO interviews – NOTHING in your way.
I will be sending out videos to help you along. The ACTION required will be between 30 minutes and and hour daily. So you watch the video and take the next step forward.
If you we teach you well – you will get 50% of the purchase price of each product – which means we get 50%.
Furthermore – you get recognised for any further purchases from that customer for the next 3 years.