The 18 Questions you need to ask before partnering up with an affiliate company…

The 18 Questions you need to ask before partnering up with an affiliate company…

What you need to ask before partnering up with an affiliate company…

As I continue my journey building my own affiliate marketing business, I have to admit that it’s been quite a learning experience.

Despite having a fantastic business background and working with some of the best business systems a multibillion dollar company could provide, I was totally lost about how to use the internet to generate real income.  Let alone, to think of surpassing the salary, bonuses and perks I worked hard to achieve over the course of my career.

This sounds silly, but my confidence to grow an online business was about a 1 on a scale of 1-10. I wasn’t a fan of social media and not only did I not understand it, I did not want to understand it.  For the life of me, I couldn’t understand why would anyone want to know what I ate for breakfast?

So, when I entered the world of online marketing, I was lucky that the initial and most important part of starting an affiliate marketing business was already done for me when my wife and partner started her own business and chose her first affiliate partner.  To quote an “Indiana Jones” movie, she “chose wisely.”

I learned from experience the tools made available to affiliates are incredibly important if they are to be successful marketers and make sales.  Let me be clear about this.  I am talking about people like me who had little or no experience with affiliate marketing.  Honestly I had no idea what systems and steps I would have to learn or what basic software tools I needed to purchase just to get started.

As I did research and tried to wade through all of the information and misinformation on the internet, I did learn one thing.  If I jumped in without a system, I could and probably would lose a lot of money making costly mistakes.  Why?  From personal experience all top companies provide their leaders with operational manuals and require constant coaching that when followed ensures a profitable and predictable outcome.  They also require ongoing training, goal setting and accountability to maintain peak performance.  In other words, everyone follow the same “success” path.

Does this guarantee success?  Absolutely not.  Success is no more guaranteed in this venture than working as an employee in any type of business because people are unique and each person’s work ethic is different.

Now, if you have decided to move forward entering your first affiliate relationship, how do you decide what company is the best one that will help you reach your goals?

For our purposes, let’s assume you have already figured out who your ideal customer is and that you know what they want.  If your still not sure, see my earlier post about your “avatars” to find your ideal customer.  Let’s also assume that you have a clear financial goal in mind and understand that there will be extra costs involved and you have already looked at different products.

Instead of listing the countless affiliate programs available, I going to point out some questions I would ask that will increase your ability to be successful achieving personal and business goals.

  • How much is the initial training and what does it cover?
  • If I want to grow my business and earnings does the company have a track record and training program to help me achieve my plan?
  • Is their training geared only for the specific company or will it help me to work with multiple companies to develop multiple streams of income?
  • What additional types of training do you offer?
  • How much will it cost to gain your licensing rights?
  • What tools do you provide that will help to make sales and what do I need to purchase on my own and have in place before I can start earning?
  • Do you have different levels of live events that will appeal to entry level people all the way up to your highest earners?
  • Are the products you offer physical or digital and do I have to be responsible for handling, shipping, collections, and returns?

Not enough questions?  Here are a few more to think about, especially for someone new when considering any business venture

  • How successful is the company you want to partner with?
  • Do they provide many of the necessary tools that you will need to conduct daily business?
  • Does the company understand that their growth is dependent on their affiliates and treat them accordingly with financial rewards and recognition?
  • Does the company provide value driven sales training right from the very beginning that is constantly updated and ongoing?
  • Is the company committed to constant training for its veteran marketers to meet their needs as they scale their business?
  • Does the company and its affiliates partners promote an active community offering help and support? Are members of the company hierarchy actively involved and responsive in the groups?
  • Does the company have ready-made quality tools for affiliates like funnels, emails, and other follow up necessities?
  • What types of products are offered to sell and does the company have different tiers (levels) of products?
  • Will the company take over the actual selling to the customer or does the affiliate have to assume the role of telemarketer and to make the sale?
  • Does the company offer passive commission?

One statement of caution, when doing your research on a company:  Do your research from many different angles and understand that all “reviews” will contain positive and negative opinions.  Look at the good and the bad comments, remember that people who fail rarely take ultimate responsibility.

What I learned in my own business is that deviating from the system model or not following my own mentor’s advice could lead to costly mistakes.  My definition of “costly mistake” goes beyond money, it translates to any action or inaction that slows down my forward momentum.

P.S. Need a place to start? 

Pick up a copy of this book. It’s just $3 and is a great primer on creating an entrepreneurial mindset and making a six-figure income online. ==>  http://it-begins-now.com/wifi-book   

 

Graduations are everywhere I look these days

Graduations are everywhere I look these days and in this episode of “Ask Matt Lloyd”, he talks about advice he would give to a college student who is looking to start a new business.

This is just the opportunity I wish would have been available and the insight I wish I had been given when I graduated all those years ago:

This episode was recorded on the beach in Jamaica at a Diamond Mastermind  with Diamond member Ken Canon, who lives in Maryland in the United States. Ken wanted to know what advice Matt would give to a young college student who might be about to graduate and looking to start a business.

He discusses some of the mistakes he made while a student at University and talks about some of the things he would have done differently if he had it do over again.

Matt explains the importance of trying out several part time jobs so that you have a good understanding of the things you enjoy and the things you do not want to do in your future career.

Then he shares some of the key things he wished he had been more focused on that would have enhanced his knowledge going forward.

To learn how to build your own online business, we invite you to check out for yourself the MOBE Affiliate Program to see if it is the right fit for you, click=> Here.

For tips on how to grow your business, click => Here.

 

 

 

My MOBE Income Results for April 2016 By John Chow

John Chow has been an inspiration and provider of terrific content to help us grow our business so I thought I would share his latest post: “My MOBE Income Results for April 2016”

A few days ago, I posted about how Jody Heath earned over $15K in a month with MOBE and got a free car from the MOBE Motors programs.

I blog about other MOBE affiliates to show that this business can be done by anyone. However, I also get request to show my own results.

Those who follow me on Facebook know that Matt Loyd, the founder of MOBE, will posts on my wall whenever I get some big ticket sales.

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Have you ever wondered how much all those sales add up to over a month? Well, wonder no more! Instead of posting a screenshot of my MOBE earnings, and having people say it was photoshopped, I decided to do a screencast video showing me logging into my MOBE back office in real time.

This is how much I made with MOBE in April.

Can I Really Do This Business?

One of the most common questions I get from people who are thinking about joining MOBE is, “Will all of this work for me?” and “Can I really do this business?” The answer is, regardless of your age, background, where you’re from, or your experience level, you can do this business. You can start your own online business, and be successful at it.

Your first first step is to download my ebook, the Ultimate Online Profit Model. This details the business systems I use to make six-figure monthly income and live the Dot Com Lifestyle. You can also get my Blogging Secrets book at Amazon.

Attend The IM Freedom Workshop

If you wish to talk to an expert face to face about Internet marketing, then I invite you attend a live IM Freedom Workshop in your area. Here are the ones coming up for the month of May.

Each workshop will have both an afternoon session and an evening session. Find the workshop that’s most convenient to you, and register now. Space is limited. Tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis. You must be pre-registered to attend. There is no on-site registration.

Apply for Our 21 Step Coaching Program

If you’re truly ready to move forward and make a positive change in your financial future, then go apply for MTTB. This is MOBE’s 21 step program to make your first $1250, $3300, and $5500 online. You’ll be given all the tools and training you need to get started. You’ll even get a personal one-on-one coach who will work with you and answer any questions you may have. All you have to do is follow the system and do what your coach advises. You may not pull down $457,131.02 sales in a month like I did, but it’s pretty easy to make $1,000 a month from it.

The application fee is $49, and allows you to go through all 21 steps (anyone who tells you otherwise is lying). I recommend you go through the steps, then decide if this is something you want to do. If it is, great! Welcome aboard. If you decided this is not something you want to do at this time, then get a refund and go on with your life. I can’t make it simpler than that.

We hope you found John’s post enlightening… I know we always do.

 

The top list-building tactics you can use in 2015. . .

The top list-building tactics you can use in 2015. . .

If you haven’t heard me say this before, LeadPages is a company that continues to impress the entire industry.

In 2014 alone, LeadPages grew their email list from 40,000 to 120,000. In other words, they tripled the size of their audience — and tripled their number of potential customers.

This week, LeadPages is hosting an all-new training to give you a glimpse at how they did it.

Click here to check out this live training right now.

In this live training, our friends at LeadPages will show you their top list-building tactics of 2014 — that you can use to double your business growth in 2015.

These are the specific tactics you need to know about if. . .

  • You have any interest in adding to your bottom line in 2015.

  • You want to ramp up your marketing this year (and have no idea where to start).

  • You want to create a new email list or grow an existing email list.

  • You have clients who are looking for new marketing ideas this year.

  • You are short on time, and need to get your 2015 marketing plan in place now.

If this sounds like where you’re at, then I highly recommend you make time for this live training on Wednesday at 6 pm Eastern.

As my subscriber, you’re invited to attend this all-new LeadPages webinar free.

Go here to register right now. <–

I’ll see you at this live training on Wednesday.

Ann Kesselman  [www.IT-begins-now.com]

P.S. This is a one-time-only training. That means if you miss it, you may not get a chance to see it again. So I highly encourage you to make time for this one. Go here to register now.<–

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