Want $300 in 7 Days Just from Affiliates …Get Partners!

affiliate_1 I never intended to be a marketing affiliate or thought I’d actually make any money. I really just said yes to help a friend spread the word about an event as a favor. Imagine the shock to see my commission check top $300 in just 7 days! How much would it have been had I done this all month? In one year, that would be over $15,000 in ‘free’ money.

That’s the power of affiliates. I heard about affiliates, but never actively pursued any as part of my business plan. Now I feel like I am way late to the affiliate party. I realize that I’m missing out on a really good thing and I’m ready to make some serious changes. If you are not doing any affiliate programs (your own or a partner for someone else), you might want to re-think that decision. Here’s why.

Truly ultra-successful business owner partner with other people to accelerate their success. They don’t try to do everything alone because that’s the long, slow, expensive route. They find partners willing to promote their products and reward the promoters with commissions as a thank you and incentive to continue those actions. I was indifferent when I saw the first $14 in my affiliate account, but watching it grow to $100, then $200 and more just fueled me to do even more promoting! It was easy money AND benefiting other people.

My first experience with affiliates came while promoting the upcoming Tony Robbins Unstoppable events in Phoenix and Denver this month. I personally know 3 of the 6 event speakers and they are amazing (no, I don’t know Tony yet). I’ve seen the value and inspiration they provide, so it was a no brainer to help promote the event so other people could benefit from hearing them, too.

What started as a favor to my friend turned into a really cool win-win. I was helping people get discounted tickets and bonuses to a really amazing event, the promoter was filling seats, and I received a small thank you commission for spreading the word. This totally rocks! (If you want to see Tony in Denver on 2/10 at special prices with amazing bonuses, click HERE). Yes, I get a small reward, but YOU get great seats and inspiration from six rock star speakers. The Phoenix event was yesterday and the feedback was incredible.

Affiliate commissions usually range from 10% to 50%. If you are wondering why you should pay someone for a referral, consider this. It’s business you may have never found on your own, so why not share the success with the person who helped you? Most likely they will return the favor when you send them business. A referral system that’s easy and rewarding for people is a must for every company. Plus, it’s a fairly low expense compared to other marketing activities.

I am hosting the Ultimate Business Boot Camp event series in Denver in February, March, and April. In order to provide amazing value for the participants, I invited a stellar panel of experts to kick off the event. Not only will the other experts have an opportunity to share their knowledge with the participants, but they will be assisting in the marketing efforts by promoting the event to their email lists and social media.

Here’s the best part … I just 5x my marketing reach with zero additional expense. Wow! With panelists helping fill seats to sell out the events, we create even more value for everyone. Participants get to networks with a larger group, panelists get exposure to more people they can serve, and I get to share training with smart business owners to help them be even more successful. I also incent my panelists with a 10% commission reward for anyone who buys a ticket from their affiliate link. It’s a great business model that I highly recommend you consider.

Like me, some referral partners may feel the rewards are small at first, but I’m sure they will get momentum to promote more sales as they see their commission ledger rise. I look forward to writing lots of big commission checks because that means everyone was successful with serving more people! (The Denver Boot Camp events are 2/19, 3/18, and 4/15. CLICK HERE to get started.)

I hope I inspired you to create your own affiliate program and partner with other people’s programs. It’s a great technique to exponentially grow your business – fast! If you need help setting this up, please email me at Nancy@NancyGaines.com. I’d be glad to get you started.

Please leave a comment about what’s working with your affiliate partner programs.

Nancy Gaines

Nancy Gaines is CEO/Founder of Gain Advantages Inc. and has been advising small businesses and Fortune 100 companies how to increase revenues through proven systems for almost two decades. She is a best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Nancy has been named in the Top 100 Productivity Experts to follow on Twitter and has a global podcast downloaded in over 95 countries. Her main focus is creating business processes with actionable steps so her clients achieve more consistency, ease, and ultimate success.

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