Is It Time For An Affiliate Program?
At some point in time as an online entrepreneur you will realize that it is finally time for you to have your own affiliate program. I waited much too long to do this, as I wasn’t sure how to make this leap in my business. Once I did my income increased exponentially, along with my credibility and visibility. I had become known as a “super affiliate” for my promotions of other people’s products and now it was time for me to shine in a different way.
My trepidation with starting my own affiliate program began with my preconceived ideas of how my own products would sell. I thought that it was much better for only me to share these products with those who would most benefit from them and that is was important for me to personally share the story of how each product came about. But it turns out that your affiliates will have their own take on your products. And when they share their thoughts with their communities it is highly likely that many will decide to purchase your product.
So once I decided to give up the psychological ownership of my products and share them with my affiliates, everything turned around for me. My sales went through the roof, new people found out about me, and I began to build relationships with my affiliates that I never imagined could have been a part of my business.
The platform I use for my affiliate program is called Nanacast. Yes, you need some technology skills to set it up, but once I had someone do this for me I was able to make almost all of my changes myself. I am able to create coupons, make changes to my product listings, and even to personalize the amount of commission any of my affiliates receives. And it is all tracked through the Nanacast software, making sure that every affiliate is properly credited for their sales. I am also an affiliate for others who use this same system so I know what it’s like to be on both sides of this shopping cart.
Even if you only have one product right now I would encourage you to create your own affiliate program. That way you will get used to the process and be ready when someone wants to become your affiliate. I have a simple site I set up for this called Affiliate Links and Tools and you can set up something similar.
Reach out to me and others who have affiliate programs to ask your questions and to get started right away. I found that once I had set up my own affiliate program I had even more confidence in creating new products that my affiliates could recommend. You can do the same thing and grow your online business more quickly than you ever thought possible.
I’m Connie Ragen Green, online marketing strategist, bestselling author, and international speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and inner game mind shifts. Let’s connect to see how I may best serve you in the near future. And please be sure to check out my Really Simple Affiliate Marketing training course. Affiliate marketing tips will help you to achieve the success you want and deserve. And be sure to pick up a copy of my bestselling book, Huge Profits with Affiliate Marketing: How to Build an Online Empire by Recommending What You Love.