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.
Meet David Perdew and his team.
- Start here: Sure Fire Passive Income
- Go through the download and you will see that you can get the course for $17 dollars (knocked down from $197)
It includes a 52 week bonus about Affiliate Sales Domination
- You get 14 Days FREE access to the NAMS Insiders Club – that I joined
- You will see in there the challenges etc.
There is more help in there with so many leading players who are up to date and sharing the latest developments.
Do drop me an e-mail if you want to discuss things with me.
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 –
Affiliate sign up. – https://hypnosis-for-download.leaddyno.com/
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.
WIN WIN – so we want you to do well.
My New Year Invite to you. Sign Up at https://hypnosis-for-download.leaddyno.com/
Once you are signed up you will get all of my training information weekly.
Somebody – a legal somebody – has written this – and you have read it. You ticked a box when you signed up to say you have read and agree with all of their Terms of Service
This is a smidgeon of the PayPal Terms of Service picked just now totally at random from the pages and pages of this stuff.
4.3 Risk of Reversals, Chargebacks and Claims. The receipt of a payment into your PayPal Account does not equate to the receipt of cleared funds. A notification that E-money has been sent to you, does not amount to a receipt of E-money in your Account unless you have accepted the payment. You acknowledge and agree that a payment transaction is completed and received by you even if it becomes subject to a Reversal, Chargeback. Claim, Reserve or hold. When you receive a payment, you are liable to PayPal for the full amount of the payment plus any Fees if the payment is later invalidated for any reason. In addition to any other liability, if there is a Reversal, or if you lose a Chargeback or Claim and you are not entitled to a payment under the Seller Protection Programme, you will owe PayPal an amount equal to the Reversal, Chargeback or Claim and our Fees per Schedule 1 (including a Chargeback Fee if applicable) and PayPal will debit your Balance to recover such an amount. If a sender of a payment files a Chargeback, the credit card company, not PayPal, will determine who wins the Chargeback. You can find out more about Chargebacks by reviewing our Chargeback Guide, accessible via the PayPal Security Centre and the section called: “Selling Safely”. The PayPal Security Centre is accessed via the PayPal website.
Now – Be Truthful.
Did you just read that? If so did you understand it.
Let’s give you a chance with a smaller piece as most terms are barely comprehensible.
This is also from PayPals 23,000 words.
If your PayPal payment funded by a Special Funding Source is rescinded (including, without limitation, Reversed) at a later time for any reason, PayPal will keep the amount that represents the portion of that PayPal payment that was funded by your Special Funding Source and (provided that the Special Funding Source has not already expired) reinstate the Special Funding Source.
I can feel sorry for people who have menial and low paid jobs – but – I can also feel even more sorry for souls who are intelligent and well paid legal experts having to sit and write this sort of meaningless English.
My favourites for gibberishness is Apple. The iTunes website means that you need many hours to read their 23,000 words.
HSBC have 36,000 words that their customers have signed and said they have read the Terms and Conditions – YES we believe that happens.
If the average Briton wanted to read the small print of every website they visit in a typical year, it would take 124 days according to an analysis by The Times.
I must admit I have spared the cost of employing a legal expert to draw up a costly wording to go on our sales pages. This may be damned by the powers that be – but I say that I am doing our customers a favour. I sell what I produce and hope to be paid in return – on the whole we get away with it.
The only report I have on my health is that it is good. That saga is behind me – no more treatment at the moment and a body scan in 3 months time to check that all still looks good in there.
I have had a week of bumping into people that I haven’t seen since my hospitalisation and the words I keep hearing repeatedly is ‘Wow – you’re looking well’ or something similar. Makes me wonder how bad I looked before. It is great to hear that though and all I can say back to them is ‘I feel great’.
So a heart felt thanks to those of you who contacted me, wished me well, offered help, prayed for me and generally were supportive. I love you all and thanks.
Those of you who are regular readers of my posts will know well enough that I am a positive and upbeat type of guy. However like everyone here I do have my grumpy moments, I know it’s hard for you to believe but I do; in fact most Friday evenings I have a deliberate grump!
I enjoy meeting my mates down at our local watering hole ‘The Grasshopper,’ where over a pint or two (or three) we have a moan and a groan about our weeks events. We call ourselves ‘The Grumpy Old Men’s Club’ and although you would normally associate grumpiness with negativity these weekly meetings often have a positive and creative outcome.
Each of us has a different attitude to life and we see and handle things in varying ways, so by sharing and having a banter about annoying things, big and small, we always end up having a laugh and very often come up with some creative solutions to the worlds problems (maybe that’s the alcohol, but it works!).
Recent topics have included: how to stop footballing cheats, dealing with customer help lines and how to get the best deals from them, stupid people on reality TV programmes, barking dogs, and of course the world economic situation.
Perhaps it’s not the act of being grumpy that really counts here, in fact it’s more likely to do with the positivity that comes from it. Like any businessman worth his salt will tell you, creativity comes from sharing ideas, brainstorming and selecting the best of what is placed on the table, so if that can come from a grumpy evening out with my mates over a few beers, so be it – Cheers!