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.

What to do if you haven’t sold a lot of your own product/courses first?

If you know your product is amazing and needed based off the feedback you are getting from your small amount of customers, but you just don’t have a large enough audience to promote it too, this is also a great time to work with affiliates.  Affiliates are a great way to grow your own audience quickly!

Now, let’s discuss point number two:

  1. A solid affiliate program set up

Once you know you are ready to start working with your affiliates, you want to make sure that you have the 5 steps to creating a successful affiliate program in place.

You can access this free how-to guide here where I walk you through the steps more in-depth, but here’s a quick overview of them as well:

1. Choose the affiliate platform you’ll use and set it up
2. Decide how much you’ll pay your affiliates
3. Put together an amazing promo packet for your affiliates
4. Connect with your dream affiliate partners
5. Launch your affiliate program

To recap both points in one sentence:

It really can be easy to set up a profitable affiliate program and you don’t need to be at a “higher level” in business to work with affiliates.

Comment below and let me know if you have any Qs about if your product/course would be good for working with affiliates. I’m happy to discuss with you!


PS: If setting up the tech pieces of your affiliate program is leaving you feeling overwhelmed, grab this mini-training that shows you exactly what to do in order to set up your affiliate program and start connecting with your ideal affiliates!