Y’all know here at CYAP I share all the time about how they are a win-win-win for everyone involved!

Today I’m jumping right in and sharing 3 major reasons why course creators and digital product creators need an affiliate program!

Let’s dive right in with Reason 1…

REASON 1: An Affiliate Program helps you expand your brand awareness!

We all know that people buy from people they know, like and trust.  So when you have an affiliate promote your freebie or offer, their community will trust you because they trust the affiliate who shared about your work with them.  So you get to leverage someone else’s reputation and brand awareness to increase your own brand awareness. Affiliate programs are a great way to become more known to those outside your current circle of influence.

REASON 2: An Affiliate Program helps you grow your list FAST with ideal customers

When you partner with affiliates, you are able to reach more people much faster than you can on your own because you are leveraging your affiliate’s influence and reputation to get people onto your list. 

In order to do this, you want to make sure that you are choosing affiliate partners who have audiences/communities that are complementary or similiar to your audience and you want your affiliates to promote your free offer.

Because your affiliate partners can promote your free offers to their community, this means your ideal customers will be joining your list and you’ll want to serve them with helpful content until your next launch when you’ll then promo your product or course!  

Side note: You can also have affiliates directly promo your course or product, but I find that you do better, short term and long term, if you have your affiliates promote your freebie first since their audience may not be familiar with you yet.

REASON 3: Affiliate Programs are low cost to set up but have a high ROI 

Affiliate programs are pretty low cost to set up and even lower cost to implement, so you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get one in place.  And the sooner you get one in place, the sooner you can start growing your list and making more sells of your digital course or product!

My favorite affiliate marketing software to recommend is LeadDyno (this is my affiliate link!) – you can get a free 30 day trial here and after that it’s only $47 per month.  It’s my favorite platform that I recommend because it’s inexpensive (compared to other platforms out there) and is also super simple to set up using their set-up wizard! 

Once you get the tech pieces of your affiliate program set up, you’ll want to make sure you have access to the Affiliate Program Template Bundle. These are the only templates you need to ensure that your program is professional and profitable. These templates include:

  • A template to invite potential affiliates to partner with you (it’ll tell you exactly what to say to get people saying YES to your program!)
  • A template to show you how to check in with your affiliates to support and excite them 
  • A Sample Affiliate Promo Packet you can modify to create your own promo materials {including design formatting tips to make it really pop!}
  • … plus 5 other templates + checklists to support you in doing an affiliate program for your business professionally and efficiently, and in a way that makes you and your affiliates feel supported and part of a total win-win launch (one where you’re both making impact and money!)

READY TO SET-UP YOUR AFFILIATE PROGRAM?

The downside to setting up an affiliate program for yourself is that they can be really overwhelming with all of the moving pieces that are involved in making sure the experience is a great one for your affiliates while also helping you reach your own launch goals. 

Just some of the things you have to consider when launching your own affiliate program are…

Who do I ask to be my affiliate partners? And what do I say when reaching out to them?

What programs or software do I have to set up to run an affiliate program

What info do I share with my affiliates so they can accurately promote my work?And how do I keep track of all of the affiliate payouts?

As a Virtual Assistant who has helped my clients with Affiliate Programs for the past 9+ years, I am excited to offer a workshop for entrepreneurs who want to build their own affiliate programs for their own business in 2019.

Please join me for the…

Create Your Affiliate Program Workshop

Friday, September 27th – 10 am – 2 pm Central

CDuring this 4 hour workshop, delivered virtually, I will help you set up an affiliate program that feels professional and efficient, and is delivered in a way that makes you and your affiliates feel supported and part of a total win-win partnerships (one where you’re both making impact and money!).

And you won’t just be learning how to set up an affiliate program, you’ll actually be doing the work to implement it so that you leave this workshop with your affiliate program fully set up and ready to welcome in new affiliate sign ups for your services, programs and products!

 Here’s what the workshop includes…

✔ 4 hour group training and implementation Zoom video call where I lead you through the entire affiliate program set up (The call is recorded in case you can’t be there live!)

✔ Implementation Time during the group call where you will do the work of setting up the program and can get support and guidance during the live call.

✔ Q&A Time at the end of the Zoom call PLUS 1 week of facebook group support post-workshop.

I’m also throwing in two fun bonuses to make sure you have everything you need to set up your program:

🎁 Create Your Affiliate Program Template Bundle

🎁 Affiliate Program Management Template for Asana

Ready to create your affiliate program?

The workshop is only $247 (or 2 payments of $125)

EARLY BIRD PRICING:  I’m offering $75 off until September 1st… so if you want to save yourself $75 bucks, sign up for the Early Bird Pricing TODAY using the coupon code EARLYBIRD.  

If more brand awareness, an email list full of ideal customers and the opportunity to make more sales using the power of affilaites interests you, you’ll want to get signed up for the affiliate program workshop today!

There’s only 10 spots available, and they will go fast…

Click here to sign up.