Congratulations for jumping into this ambassadorship with both feet. You’ll find my best advice on helping you earn more affiliate commissions below. You can pick one idea and run with it, or do as many of them as feels good! Of course, with all of these methods, you’ll want to ensure you’re in keeping with the FTC guidelines and disclose your affiliate relationship.
- Write a review on your blog:
There’s nothing quite like a written review or case study of how and why you recommend a product. You can talk about your experience with the program, share your story, your doubts and your results.
The additional benefits of publishing a blog post about a program or product is that you’ll start to rank for the product. For example, you might have a post called “WordPress Web Design Mastery Course- Why building a Foundation is Essential.” and people who search for “WordPress Web Designer Mastery Course” will find your post.
You might find that you can also share this post on social media, email it to your list, or share it with anyone who might be considering signing up. Write your review once, and gain the benefits over and over again! Since this is a new course and most of you weren’t in the Pilot, instead of a review, you could write about why you recommend it.
- Send an email to your list:
This is the most effective way of promoting, even if your list isn’t huge. When you write an email to your list endorsing a product or program, it carries a lot of weight. People are more used to clicking on links in an email, and they’ll trust your recommendation.
You can write several emails if you want to increase conversions and make sure that everyone on your list is seeing your promotion. if you don’t want to do a fully dedicated email, you can include a link to the WordPress Web Design Mastery Course in a “P.S.” when you send your regular newsletter or other communications to your email list or a group you belong to.
- Post on social media:
Load up your Meet Edgar, your Hootsuite, or your BufferApp and have a constant stream of social shares going out.
- Post on forums:
If you belong to any forums or social media groups, you can share that if someone needs to get a good foundation in creating effective WordPress websites they may want to check out the WordPress Web Designer Mastery Course and to sign up for information about the course since even if they don’t want to buy the course there will be some valuable free trainings the next couple of weeks for anyone on the list. Generally speaking, it’s much better to post about these products or programs after someone asks for a solution… that way you’re not just blasting every forum or Facebook group you’re in with your link.
You’re being more intentional and sharing a link to your review or a direct affiliate link only when you think someone will benefit from it.
- Host a webinar:
If you want to drum up some sales, you can host a webinar or Facebook live with me as a guest where we talk about what it takes to create effective websites, or some other pain point your audience has. There’s something special about interacting with someone live, and you can directly answer people’s questions about the programs, too.
- Do a special promotional campaign and offer a bonus:
If you want to give people an extra or timed incentive to sign up through your affiliate link, you can offer a special bonus.
You bonus might be an additional online training program, time with you (like a consulting session or a done-for-you service), or anything else you can think of. The only exception is giving “cash back” or offering to give people part of your affiliate commission, because this reduces the value of the program.
Instead, focus on ways to add value to the program. Think about what might compliment the offer, and let people know when they can expect to receive their bonuses. The ideal time is after the 30-day money back refund period, to ensure you don’t give your bonuses and then have someone refund later.
- Share your experience, story, and results:
When you’re talking to your friends or clients, just be open about your experience with The Program, me or New Tricks. There’s nothing quite like a heartfelt endorsement or plain old word of mouth marketing to have people consider signing up!
- Answer people’s questions:
If you notice that people have questions about the programs, write a post, reply on social media, or otherwise be the authority on the program… outside of the program. If you’ve been through the pilot or you’ve gotten ideas and training from the course, you can share your expertise and help other people. Then mention that there’s more where that came from, and let people know how they can join up.
- Run ads:
If you’re savvy with Facebook ads or other online advertising platforms, then by all means, feel free to send traffic via ads. There are a few ways to do this, by either sending people to our opt-in sequences and then letting us follow up with prospects and getting them on board…
Or sending people to your review page or a webinar you’re hosting, so you can nurture the relationship before you ask for the sale. Generally speaking it’s not very effective to send ads directly to our sales pages, though it’s worth a shot if you’re comfortable experimenting.
The most important thing? Getting started!
Now that you’ve got the ideas spinning, it’s imperative that you select one and get going with it right away. You won’t earn any affiliate commissions if you put off promoting, so pick one of these suggestions and make it happen.
I can’t wait to see you bring in the moolah, and to take amazing care of anyone you send our way!