Friday, October 26, 2012

Public Speakers: Promote Your Speaking Business With Affiliates

You can sell a lot more products and services with an army of affiliates promoting for you.

Having website owners use their affiliate link to send out to their email list or place ads and banners on their site can drive more orders to your products than you can alone. This is an opportunity to sell more than you ever imagined.

What kinds of products can affiliates sell for you?  Anything that can be purchased online is a candidate: books, ebooks, training systems, DVD's, CD's, speaking engagments, seminars, webinars and even coaching are just a few of what's possible.

How can you create an affiliate link? Most ecommerce systems such as KickStartCart will create a link specifically for each affiliate, that they can use just about anywhere online to promote your stuff. The shopping cart will also create banners and clickable ads that affiliates can use right on their websites without having to understand complex coding. When one of their visitors clicks on the affiliate link, the cart tracks the sale and logs the commission for the affiliate.

Where can affiliates put a link? Anywhere someone could see a web address is a place to install a link: newsletters, pay-per-click ads, banners, articles, Twitter and Facebook. The more you educate your affiliates to proper online marketing techniques, the more money you'll make.