Without the right affiliates, you can have the greatest offer, the best product, and a killer sales funnel and your affiliate launch will still be a flop. So then, how do you recruit great affiliates?
Recruiting great affiliates starts with who you know – your network. But today’s post actually shares a way you can recruit top affiliates without knowing anyone. In it, I am revealing, for the first time ever to the public, my number one recruiting email.
I still remember the first time I heard the term “affiliate.” I’d just started working with a friend at a startup. We had virtually no money and what little we had we’d just blown on banner ads (this was 2005). The idea of affiliates was mesmerizing.
My friend and I spent the next hour talking about how amazing this idea was. It was no-risk (you only pay if you make a sale) and high-reward.
We went on and on about how we could make affiliates a part of our business. We marveled at the endless possibilities.
Finding affiliate partners is a lot easier than it may seem. In fact, you have a whole bunch of them right under your nose. Today, I will share three surprising sources of affiliate partners.
To get started finding good affiliates, there are two obvious places to look:
- People you know well.
- People who are promoting other people’s stuff.
But what about the not-so-obvious, but oh-so-easy places?