Dear M – Yes this is an Affiliate Link

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.

Why?

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:-

Hi M*****
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.
I will love to see you there.
Kindest Regards
Keith Watson

[ As a footnote to this blog post – I will add.  That Try Out NAMS For 14 Days $1 is an affiliate link]

 I feel so confident that you will see the Integrity of David if you look into NAMS.

Here is the best affiliate marketing teacher I can send you to check out.  I think you will soon be happily adding affiliate links in your messages in the future.

Check it out and see.