• 10 Ways to Market Your Digital Products & Online Courses [Part 2]

    10 Ideas to Help You Serve More People By Selling More Products!

    If you have an amazing digital product, such as an ebook, a mini-training, templates, digital planners, online courses or an online membership, you’ll want to read through this blog post for the helpful tips and strategies I am sharing!

    [Click here for Part 1!]

    Below is part 2 where I’m diving into ways 6 – 10 on how to market your digital products or online courses PLUS some resources that go along with each suggestion. 

    Let me know which marketing tip you’ll be trying out!

    6. Work with Affiliate Partners

    You probably already assumed I was going to say this (I mean, this is CreateYourAffiliateProgram.com, after all).  Y’all know my favorite way to make more sales of your digital products or online course is to work with affiliates.

    When you partner with an affiliate, you can leverage their audience to grow your own list which will lead to more sales of your digital product or online course.

    Instead of having your affiliates promote your digital program or course directly, I suggest  having your affiliates promote your free offer so that you can get their people onto your list, warm them up with your amazing content, and then pitch your product or course to them after you’ve shown them that they need it through your sales funnel..

    In order to do this, you need to get your affiliate tracking software set up.

    While there are some costly affiliate program software programs out there, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune for you to set yours up *and* it also doesn’t have to take a lot of time either.

    I get asked a lot what the best affiliate tracking software out there is.  And the truth is, there are a lot of amazing affiliate platforms out there. But here at CYAP, I believe in keeping things super simple and cost effective.

    So, with that said, LeadDyno is one of my favorite affiliate program software to recommend.  You can check them out through my affiliate link here to see all of their cool features here.

    I also am really loving ThriveCart lately… I’m considering switching my own checkout process to ThriveCart, in fact, because I’ve been so impressed with it for affiliate programs that I am in.

    Once you get your affiliate tracking software up, there are a few other things you want to make sure you have set up, such as…

    • Deciding on how much you’ll pay your affiliates
    • Putting together an amazing affiliate promo packet
    • How to connect with your dream affiliate partners
    • What to do when you’re ready to launch

    Recommend Resources: I cover all things affiliate programs inside of The Profitable Affiliate Program How-To Guide that you can grab here: http://createyouraffiliateprogram.com/guide

    If you already know you want to start your affiliate program, you can grab my mini-training here (http://createyouraffiliateprogram.com/setup).

    Tell me… Will you be setting up your own affiliate program?  I’d love to know!

    7. Pinterest Marketing

    I’ve been slowly but surely diving into Pinterest marketing to help spread the word about my affiliate program templates and mini-training.  

    I am not a Pinterest expert even in the slightest, but I do know that it is helping me market my own digital products better.

    If Pinterest marketing is something you want to dive into, check out my Recommended Resource below to learn how to create pins that convert and grow your audience!

    (Side note:  One of my most popular pins actually isn’t for my own product… It’s a pin I did for Amanda Genther’s Sales Page in a Day using my affiliate link… So while it’s not my digital product, it is *a* digital product that I make money from. 🙂 )

    Recommended Resource: Learn how to create pins that convert and grow your audience with Meagan Williamson’s Perfect Pin Guide here: https://meaganwilliamson.com/ – I downloaded this resource and have found it *so helpful*.

    8. Be a Guest on Summits

    I was a guest on the Rebel Bosses Summit (hosted by @edenfreid) earlier this year, and OMGosh, it was amazing to participate, I was able to earn some commissions for promoting it *and* I grew my own audience and sold products as a result of being on her Rebel Boss Summit! 

    I cannot recommend being a speaker for Summits highly enough!

    How to be a speaker on summits:

    Eden had asked me to be a speaker for her summit after we had recorded a podcast episode together, however, I’ve seen summit hosts who also put out applications for people to apply to be speakers.  So think about what summits your ideal audience members are attending… And then research when the summits are held, what their speaker application process is, and then mark it on your calendar to apply!

    Have you been a speaker for a Summit before? Tell me about it… I’d love to hear!

    💓

    PS: Hosting a Summit is also a good way to grow your audience and make more sales; for this, I recommend you check out Krista’s @summitinabox offering!  Krista is the go to expert on summits!

    9. Be a Guest Expert for Other’s Programs/Memberships

    One of my favorite ways that I have grown my visibility for my Affiliate Program Templates + mini-trainings is by being a guest expert in other people’s paid programs and memberships.

    How to figure out who to be a guest expert for:

    Think about those in your existing network who are running group programs or monthly memberships where your unique expertise would make a great fit for you do a free training for their audience. Those are the people you’ll want to pitch first, as they are most likely already familiar with you and your work, and so it won’t be a “hard sell” to them.

    You won’t typically receive any financial compensation besides exposure to their audience for being a guest expert, so make sure that they are okay with you promoting your free or paid offer at the end of the guest expert training you do for them.

    I encourage you to brainstorm 3-5 people you can reach out to this week to see about being a guest expert in their program or membership. 

    Leave me an emoji below if you’ll be trying this strategy out! 👇

    💓

    PS: Looking for a guest expert for your program or membership on affiliate programs? DM me… I’m happy to chat! 😀

    10. Send a Consistent Email Newsletter

    This tip is to not only create an email newsletter, but then CONSISTENTLY email your list each week!  (I know sending an email newsletter might seem super obvious, but it’s the consistency part most people miss out. I know I have in the past!)

    For me, I make sure to email my list weekly, and my aim is to provide good content and maybe put a few applicable affiliate links in there if it makes sense for what I’m talking about. I aim to always send my newsletter between Tuesday and Thursday of each week. 

    Recommended Resource:

    If you have no clue what you would email your list about consistently, you might want to check out @gemmabonhamcarter’s 52 Prompts list! Go to the link in her bio or DM and I can send it to you directly. I found this really helpful when I was brainstorming out my newsletter content for this quarter!

    Tell me… Do you email your list consistently? Or will you be committing to that from today forward? Drop me a comment below. 👇

    Did you enjoy this series? I hope so – I have loved hearing from those of you who have reached out!

  • 10 Ways to Market Your Digital Products & Online Courses [Part 1]

    10 Ideas to Help You Serve More People By Selling More Products!


    If you have an amazing digital product, such as an ebook, a mini-training, templates, digital planners, online courses or an online membership, you’ll want to read through this blog post for the helpful tips and strategies I am sharing!

    This is part 1 where I’m diving into 5 different ways to market your digital products or online courses PLUS some resources that go along with each suggestion. 

    Let me know which marketing tip you’ll be trying out!

    1. Do a Freebie Swap!

    If you have someone that has a similar audience to your audience, you should consider doing a freebie swap in order to grow your email list and bring people into your world that way you can serve them and then sell them. 🙂

    The way this works is you each agree to email your list with an email promoting the other person’s free offer (aka your freebie!).  The purpose of this is that you each add new ideal audience members to your email list.

    When looking for someone to do a freebie swap with, you want to find someone who has a comparable audience size to yours so that it is “fair” for both of you. The reason for this is you may not want to promote to your list of 5000 people and only have your freebie promoted to someone’s list of 50 as the results won’t be that great for you. 😉 

    To make it easy for you to find someone to do a freebie swap with, here’s a little swipe copy you can use:

    Hi everyone! I’m looking for someone who wants to do a “Freebie Swap” with our audiences during [DATES HERE]. The way this works is we each agree to email our lists with an email promoting the other person’s free offer/lead magnet. The purpose of this is that we each add new ideal audience members to our email list which can lead to more sales:). 🙂

    My freebie is [INSERT FREEBIE NAME HERE], and I’m looking to “swap freebies” with someone who has a similar audience as mine: [INSERT A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF YOUR AUDIENCE], and who’s email list is [DESIRED AUDIENCE SIZE HERE or bigger. (My audience size is a little over X people).

    Let me know if you are interested by commenting below or emailing me at youremail@youremail(.)com.

    2. Run Facebook and Instagram Ads

    One of the ways that I am growing my digital product business is by running Facebook and Instagram ads to both my freebie and my low-cost paid products.  

    I recommend running ads to your free offer so that people can jump on your email list and then you can start to form a relationship with them.  You can also set up a tripwire to make sales this way too (more on this in a future share!) 

    I’m running ads to The Profitable Affiliate Program and spending $5ish per day and am adding a good amount of people to my list each week.  What’s awesome about this is that many of the people who join my list end up buying from me once they start receiving my weekly newsletter.  

    Facebook ads isn’t my area of expertise, so I invested in a few resources to help me learn how to run my own ads, and I recommend you do the same so that you don’t waste money trying to figure out ads on your own.  

    Recommended Resource #1:  I highly recommend you check out Hollie & Company’s FB and Instagram Ads Intensive… Money well spent to learn how to run ads specifically for my business and she customized my audiences for me!  It is an investment but one that can pay for itself really easily once you start running profitable ads right from the beginning.

    Recommended Resource #2:  I also purchased Adrienne Richardson’s Facebook Leads course which was super helpful.

    3. Post Strategically inside Facebook Groups

    I’ve shared this before in a previous blog post, but it’s worth repeating.  While posting in FB groups might seem simple, I want to share how I handle doing this in a very strategic and time efficient way because I know it can be really impactful for making more sales of digital products or online courses.

    You may know that a lot of Facebook groups post a thread that allows members of their group to promote their free offers, products or services on certain days of the week.  While, I know that spending time in tons of facebook groups can be really overwhelming and time consuming, I also know these promo threads will be worth your time when you start making sales from participating in them.

    The key to being successful with posting on promo threads is to be strategic about it!  

    First, you’ll want to make sure you are joining FB groups where your target market and ideal buyers are hanging out.  You want to make sure to genuinely engage in these groups so you can start to become known to the other members (nobody likes a lurker who only pops up to sell their goods, amiright? 😉 )

    Also, make sure you’re joining facebook groups that you want to actively be participating in.  While you could join 100 facebook communities just for the sake of promoting your products in their promo threads, I recommend choosing to only belong to a smaller number so you can genuinely participate in them.  

    Here’s what I do to track the promo threads for FB groups I am in: 

    Every time I join a FB group, I do a search to see if they have a “promo thread” that is posted weekly. (A lot of facebook groups for entrepreneurs do have these, so it’s pretty easy to see when they are scheduled for).  When I find the promo threads, I do two things:

    1. I grab the URL of the facebook group and add it to a google spreadshee in Column A.
    2. In column B, I put the day of the week the promo thread was posted.

    After that, each day I can open up my Google spreadsheet, sort the spreadsheet by day of the week it is, and then I go directly to those Facebook groups to post my freebie or product inside the promo thread comments and to respond to other’s posts where I can be of service.

    Now, does this strategy add up to thousands of buyers and hundreds of new people on my list?

    Umm, no.

    But it does consistently help me to add new people who are interested in my products or services to my list and/or sell a few products here and there and helps raise brand awareness for CYAP.

    If you think about it, if I sell one of my $97 digital products a week doing this strategy, at the end of the month this is $388 dollars.  All from spending a few minutes each day sharing about my products or freebie inside of my favorite Facebook communities in a very strategic way.

    So, you see, this is a super low cost way to market your products or courses…It will just cost you about 10-15 minutes of your time each day.

    4. Be a Guest on Podcasts

    One of the fastest ways I’ve grown my @createyouraffiliateprogram brand is by being a guest on people’s podcasts.  I’ve been lucky enough to be featured on a few podcasts and interviewed inside a few memberships for people who’s students want to learn about affiliate programs. This has been a really quick way for me to build my email list and has resulted in a few sales from each interview I’ve appeared on, too. 

    What’s really great about this is that it allows me to share my expertise without costing me anything other than a little bit of my time.

    If you’re thinking this strategy won’t work for you because you are too shy to be live on a podcast or video training and writing is more your style, consider guest posting on someone’s blog.  

    The key here is to look for podcasts, blogs or groups where your ideal buyer or target audience is tuning in and then reach out and share with them why having you as a guest would be of value to their audience. 

    I’ve found some really great blog posts that give advice on how to pitch yourself as a guest on podcasts, and I’m sharing those :

    If pitching yourself on podcasts is a tactic you will implement this year, drop a emoji below!

    5. Try Guest Blogging

    Want to be a guest but don’t want to be on camera or audio?  If you’re wanting to pitch yourself to other’s blogs or media publications because writing is more your style, I highly recommend you consider guest posting on other’s blogs or pitching your story ideas to media publications.  Guest blogging and posting is an amazing way to get in front of audiences without having to spend money on ads and can actually help to grow your email list quickly, which can leads to more sales of your digital products or online course.

    Recommend resource:  Check out Overnight Rockstar webinar training. Susie Moore is the expert when it comes to pitching yourself to the media and on blogs, and I can’t recommend her training highly enough. (Full disclosure: I work with Susie and her team, but I would highly recommend her training even if I didn’t!)

    I highly recommend you try out one of the five tips above in order to sell more of your digital products and online courses!

    Next week I’ll be back here posting tips 6 – 10… Be sure to sign up here to jump on my newsletter list; I’m sharing additional resources for marketing your digital products and online course to my newsletter community!


  • The biggest misconception course creators have about affiliate programs

    Today I’m jumping straight into the biggest misconception people have about affiliate programs:

    “My business isn’t big enough to work with affiliates yet!”

    My friend, that’s simply not true!

    You don’t have to reach a certain level before you start working with affiliates.

    In fact, I believe there’s just two things you need to have in place in order to be successful with affiliate programs:

    1. A Digital product or online course that you know you can sell.
    2. A solid affiliate program set up

    Let’s discuss number one first:

    1. A Digital product or online course that you know you can sell.

    The reason you need to have sold your own products/courses first is so you can ensure that there is actually a need for it.  You don’t want to have affiliates promoting something that isn’t going to sell. This will be a disappointment to you, and a waste of time for your affiliates when all you are hearing is crickets.  

    Once you know that people are buying your product or online course, you are in a great position to work with affiliates.

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  • Coaches + Course Creators: Top 5 Reasons to Automate Your Business With Ontraport

    If you are a coach or course creator who is wondering what email marketing platform you should be using in your business, I want you to consider Ontraport.  

    Below I’m listing out the top 5 reasons you should use Ontraport to automate your coaching business. I hope you’ll check out Ontraport as a serious option to consider starting with or switching too!

    1. Your entire business is all in one centralized place!

    With Ontraport, everything from your weekly newsletter to your sales funnels to your landing pages and affiliate stats are right inside of Ontraport and everything is seamlessly connected.  

    Even if you are just starting out and not making a lot of money as a coach or course creator yet, with Ontraport your account can grow with you as your business grows. (See more about their different account levels here).  By starting out with Ontraport from the early stages of your business, you don’t have to worry about moving over to a bigger platform in the future because everything will have been in there from day 1.

    What’s also nice about Ontraport is that because everything is in one place, you don’t have to have additional tools (more on that below).

    1. They have amazing e-commerce features!

    What’s great about Ontraport is that you can do all of your invoicing and sales through Ontraport by creating payment forms/pages and sending those to your clients.  Ontraport will also generate invoice receipts for you that are automatically sent to your clients.  Accepting payments through Ontraport looks much more professional than sending a Paypal invoice and what’s great is that you can track all of your client’s payments within their contact record inside of Ontraport.

    1. You can create beautiful Opt in and Sales Pages with Ontraport

    You don’t need Leadpages or Clickfunnels if you have an Ontraport account; you can create beautiful sales pages and opt in pages directly inside the platform. What’s really exciting about this is that after your page is created, on the landing page stats, you can also see which of your contacts have visited the page. Why would you want to do this?  So that you can follow up with your warmest leads!

    1. They offer Affiliate Partner tracking!

    Since this is CreateYourAffiliateProgram.com, of course you know I was going to mention their affiliate partner tracking.  If you have the pro version of Ontraport, you can use their affiliate tracking without needing any third party tool. 

    1. They have Membership Site Capabilities!

    You can easily integrate Ontraport with your WordPress site so that you can create a membership site or build and sell online courses through Ontraport. No additional plugins or fancy softwares are needed and in fact, their built-in membership sites come with templates that you can download and customize so you can get up and running sooner rather than later!

    These 5 features above are really just the tip of the iceberg of what makes Ontraport so great for Coaches and Course Creators… I highly recommend Ontraport for coaches and course creators!

    Check out all their details, take a demo or get signed up for Ontraport when you visit my affiliate link here. 

    Comment below if you have any questions about if Ontraport is a good fit for your business or not!

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    PS: This blog post contains affiliate links; if you purchase anything through them, I might receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I only recommend products I use with my clients and trust.

  • 3 LOW-COST WAYS TO MARKET YOUR DIGITAL PRODUCT OR ONLINE COURSE (WHEN YOU’RE JUST STARTING OUT!)

    If you’re reading this, chances are you have a digital product or online course that you’ve put a lot of effort into creating…

    And now you’re ready to put it out into the work and get it in front of more potential customers.

    While investing in Facebook ads is awesome, I know it’s not in the budget for everyone when you’re first starting to promote your product or course.

    So today I’m sharing 3 low-cost ways you can use to promote your digital product or online course that don’t involve spending lots of money on Facebook ads .

    1.  Post Strategically inside Facebook Group Promo Threads

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    My first suggestion might seem simple, and it might even be a marketing tactic you are already doing in your business, but I want to share how I handle doing this in a very strategic, time efficient way because I know that this simple tactic can be really impactful for making more sales of digital products.

    You may know that a lot of Facebook groups post a thread that allows members of their group to promote their free offers, products or services on certain days of the week.  While, I know that spending time in tons of facebook groups can be really overwhelming and time consuming, I also know these promo threads will be worth your time when you start making sales from participating in them.

    The key to being successful with posting on promo threads is to be strategic about it!  

    First, you’ll want to make sure you are joining FB groups where your target market and ideal buyers are hanging out.  You want to make sure to genuinely engage in these groups so you can start to become known to the other members (nobody likes a lurker who only pops up to sell their goods, amiright? 😉 )

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  • Recommended Affiliate Program Software: LeadDyno

    I know for a fact that one of the main things that stops people from moving forward with creating an amazing affiliate program for their business is the tech set up.

    People think it’s difficult and expensive to pick an affiliate program software that meets all of their affiliate needs…

    And then once they do pick which one they want to use, they then get overwhelmed with having to actually set it up.

    ::sigh::

    It can feel overwhelming right?

    If you yourself have felt overwhelmed with setting up your own affiliate program tech pieces, I want to support you!

    Why?

    Because affiliate programs can be a game changer in your business.

    • You can grow your list, fast, when you leverage other people’s audiences!
    • You can make more sales of your digital courses and products.
    • And you can create more brand awareness!

    So let me go ahead and suggest a super easy-to-use affiliate program software for you:

    Leaddyno.

    LeadDyno is hands down my favorite affiliate program software to use.
    You can check them out through my affiliate link here to see all of their cool features: http://leaddyno.createyouraffiliateprogram.com

    Basically it’s a simple affiliate program software that will do exactly what you need it to do – track your affiliates.

    And the good news is… it’s not expensive. (They offer a 30 Day Free Trial and then it starts at $49 a month which is super affordable compares to other platforms out there.)

    Want even more good news? It’s *so easy* to set up.

    To walk you through setting yours up, I’ve put together the Create Your Affiliate Program 5 Day Challenge where I walk you through step 1 which is all about getting your LeadDyno set up.

    You can check out the Challenge here.

    If you do the work during the 5 days, you’ll have your affiliate program set up!

    Let me know if you have any questions about LeadDyno – comment below or send me a message!

    I hope to see you inside the Challenge!

    Here’s the link again.

    Xx

    Kelly

  • Create Your Affiliate Program with MemberVault’s Affiliate Features!

    I’m so excited to be writing this blog post today specifically for my MemberVault friends!

    If you’re not familiar with MemberVault (<– that’s my affiliate link!), the quick and dirty is that MemberVault is my favorite platform to recommend to online course creators and digital product creators because it allows you to put all of your offers, from free challenges to paid 1:1 services, in one place.

    My affiliate program loving heart also loves that they offer basic affiliate tracking… even with their free version! #amazing 

    Today, this blog post is for people who are already using MemberVault for their content, and want to use MV’s affiliate features to grow their list and get more eyes on their MV products by adding an affiliate program to their business.

    Overview of MemberVault’s Affiliate Features

    Let’s start with a quick overview of MV’s features.  

    When you are logged in as an admin inside your MemberVault account, you’ll see the affiliate part of MV on the left hand menu bar underneath ‘Users’.

    If you click on Settings, it’ll bring you to a list of your Products. Below you can see that I have one product that I have the affiliate features activated for, which is my Create Your Affiliate Program Template Bundle. 

    To enable affiliate tracking for one of your products, you will want to click on “Edit” on the right on the product in your Affiliate Settings section.

    It will then bring you to a screen that looks like this:

    From there, you want to update your affiliate settings.

    Updating Your Affiliate Settings

    Status:  Active or Inactive

    Change this to active so that affiliates will can promote your product. (Leave as Inactive if you don’t want to allow affiliates to promote this product or freebie).

    Payout type: Percentage or Fixed Amount

    In this field you’ll select if you want to pay a percentage or a fixed dollar amount.

    Payout Amount

    This is where you’ll choose either the percentage or the dollar amount you will pay you raffiliates per each sale that is made through their unique affiliate link. Typically, affiliate commissions range from 20%-50% for digital products and courses.  It’s totally up to you to decide what you want to pay your affiliates

    Currency

    This is the currency you will use to payout your affiliates with.

    Description

    This is a great area for sharing any important information or resources with your affiliates.  You can post swipe copy, images, important launch dates, etc. to share with your affiliates.

    Creating Your Affiliate Center in MemberVault

    What I love about MV’s affiliate set up is that you can create a super simple “affiliate center” under the description section.  (Side note: While I normally love and highly recommend LeadDyno for creating a beautiful affiliate center, since you’re already using MV, don’t buy a second unnecessary tool – MV’s description section makes for a great place for your affiliates to get all of the info they need quickly!)

    I know it can be easy to get bogged down with all the tech pieces you need in place, but the important thing when creating an affiliate program is to make sure your affiliates are well supported by making sure you give them everything they need to affiliate for you, in an easy to find place.  

    So here’s what I suggest you include in the Description section of your affiliate settings:

    Welcome Note

    • Post just a simple sentence or two thanking your affiliates for helping you to spread the word and also letting them know how excited you are to have their support!

    Important Affiliate Guidelines

    • Be sure to share any important guidelines with them, such as how much commission they’ll receive, when you’ll do your affiliate payouts [I recommend monthly], how to contact you, etc.
    • You’ll also want to share important launch information such as dates of your next launch and promo periods.

    Images to use when promoting

    • MV allows you to embed both videos and images in the description section, so be sure to provide your affiliates with any graphics they’ll need for promoting your products.

    Social Media Copy and Newsletter Copy

    • Make it easy peasy for your affiliates to spread the word by giving them exactly what they need to do so! In this section, you can upload the swipe copy they can use to promote your products [you can copy/paste the swipe copy or link to a Google Drive folder that has all the info].

    Here’s a quick glance at simple but nice looking the description section can look:

    Remember: Keep it simple so your affiliates don’t get overwhelmed, but do give your affiliates everything they need all in one place!

    Giving Your Affiliates Access to the Affiliate Center

    Once you’ve changed the affiliate settings to ‘Active’ on at least 1 of your products, your users will be able to see the Affiliate settings inside of your course site when they are logged in.  Here’s what it looks like for my users:

    Wondering where to see the affiliate description details from above?  You have to click the “(more info)” hyperlink next to the product name. 

    Full disclosure: I don’t love how small that is inside of MV and it’s not super intuitive to click, in my opinion. So I do recommend letting your affiliates know in an email that that link is what they click to find all of the details.

    In this Affiliate Center section, your affiliates will also be able to see any payouts they are owed or have been paid. I won’t go into this inside this blog post, but Mike and Erin have a great explanation about affiliate payouts here [scroll to the bottom].

    I also want to share this note from the MV team here that I feel is important to read before implementing your affiliate program through MV:

    Most of us using MV can benefit from their ‘basic’ affiliate tracking features so don’t let the fact that it is basic deter you from wanting to use it.  Fancy is not always best!

    Additional Resource for You

    If this blog post has you ready to implement an affiliate program for your MemberVault products… YAY! It definitely does not have to be hard to get it all set up, especially since MV makes it so simple with their affiliate features!

    Once you have the tech pieces set up through your MV and your affiliate center is completed, you’ll want to start reaching out to your affiliates…

    I’d love to support you by offering you 50% off my Affiliate Program Template Bundle which makes it easy as pie to do this.

    This Template Bundle includes the only templates you need to implement in order to have a successful and profitable affiliate program and if you use them, they’ll make you and your affiliates feel supported and part of a total win-win collaboration (one where you’re both making impact and money!)

    You can check out the full details for the Template Bundle hereuse coupon code ILOVEMV to purchase them now for just $47.

    If you have any additional questions about MemberVault or want to talk about their affiliate tracking features, drop me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!

    PS: Please note this post contains affiliate links; I may receive a commission if you purchase through my affiliate links, but know that I only recommend products I use and love!

  • What an Affiliate Program Is… and Why Your business needs one!

    YAY – I’m glad you’re here and interested in creating an affiliate program so you can sell more of your digital products or courses!

    Before I share why your business needs an affiliate program, I want to make sure we are on the same page about what an affiliate program is.

    And that starts with understanding what an affiliate is!

    An affiliate is someone who shares you and your work with their community in exchange for a commission payment for anyone who signs up for your offer through their unique affiliate link.

    An affiliate program is what you put in place to make sure that your affiliates are well taken care of!  

    It includes all of the tech set up, email communication and affiliate onboarding pieces that you will need to have in place in order to run a successful and profitable affiliate program.

    So now that you know what an affiliate program is, let’s talk about why your business needs one!

    My top three reasons for creating an affiliate program are…

    ✨ … affiliate programs help you sell more of your digital products or courses.

    ✨ … affiliate programs help you grow your list with more ideal subscribers.

    ✨ … affiliate programs help you make more of an impact in the world with your work

    And the best news about creating an affiliate program for your business?

    Affiliate programs are a total WIN-WIN-WIN for everyone involved!

    It’s a win for you because you get your business in front of new people who possibly need what you offer.

    It’s a win for your affiliates because they get to make money sharing your awesome work with their community.

    And it’s a win for the new people who sign up for your freebie or buy your product through the affiliate’s link because they needed what you were offering, and might not have heard about it if it weren’t for the affiliate!

    See… win, win, WIN!

    There is a downside to affiliate programs though… and that’s that there can be a lot of moving pieces in order to have a successful affiliate program.

    But no worries – I’ve got you covered on that!

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    Affiliate programs help you reach more customers and make more sales of your digital product or course!

    Comment below and let me know if this post has you feeling excited about what’s possible when you implement an affiliate program for your business!