Recently I got a question from Elle Cole. She is just starting out online and hasn’t launched her product before. Her question is whether or not she should get affiliates to promote her product at this time. First off, Elle, good for you for thinking of ways to grow your business and your reach. That being said, in the video below, I answer Elle’s question…and my answer just might surprise you!
A lot of people are starting an online business when a majority of their audience, and especially a majority of their potential affiliates, still live in an offline world. Maybe they run brick and mortar stores, maybe they’re in a service industry, or maybe they’re online but they’re not really “online marketers.” So the question is, how do you get these people to become affiliates when they don’t really understand affiliate marketing? In today’s post, I will show you how to do just that.
Today I am going to share with you 5 tips to help you find your ideal affiliates in the offline world, regardless of whether they understand or have even heard of affiliate marketing.
Is there a right time in the lifecycle of a business to bring on the affiliates? It certainly depends on the company and the product, but in today’s video, I’ll share my thinking on this question. I’ll also show you how to decide what the time right time is for you.
Every business and industry is different, but every business must go through the process I share before bringing on affiliates. This way, when they do, they are ready to perform well.