If you’ve listened to the show before, you’ve probably heard me talk about affiliate marketing. But what about the other side? What if you have a product—like a course or a new book—that you own and you want other people to promote it? How do you find those people? What should their commission be? Learn the answer to these questions and more with today’s special guest Matt McWilliams.
Every time I’ve done a joint affiliate promotion over the last few years, Matt’s been there. In fact, he’s been behind some of the largest collaborative affiliate promotions I’ve ever been a part of. He’s helped promote Michael Hyatt’s products and a few others too, helping them make millions of dollars in the process. He’s here today to tell you how to find people to become affiliates for your products, even if you’re just getting started. (And if you are just getting started, Matt has a special challenge for you, so make sure you listen to the end!) He’s also delving into a whole array of strategies and nitty-gritty tactics for starting your affiliate program and making the most of the affiliate relationships you create.
Even if you don’t have any products to sell yet, this episode will have you primed to take advantage of that process in the future. Working with affiliates is one of the best strategies for growing your online business, and it can be as fun as it is rewarding. Let’s dive in!
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- How Matt McWilliams went from golf instructor to affiliate marketing expert.
- How to start your affiliate marketing program without spending a penny.
- The easiest way to find affiliates for your product or service.
- What (beyond a link) to provide to your affiliates.
- What to do if there's no affiliate program automatically connected to your product.
- What to pay your affiliates, and why affiliates are essential for your business's growth.
- How to encourage your affiliates to promote heavily and effectively in a short time period.
- Why the lead up time to a launch is the most important for affiliate strategies.
- Why Matt and his team are using more direct mail leading up to launches (rather than email).
- The biggest mistakes you can make with your affiliates (and how to avoid them).
- Why you should share testimonials and results with your affiliates, and more!