Your Suppliers and Providers May Have an Affiliate Program, Check It Out.

Last Update: July 05, 2021

An interesting lesson learned this week; business partners can bring benefits.

We can be a small business, but we can punch way above our weight; it can be a matter of backing ourselves; creating results; some can be unexpected. A friend suggested I should check out a resource that his business is using. As per usual, I went exploring, and those pops ups started landing on my screen, filling out a form, and signing up for a webinar to find out some information.

It has been a crazy busy week, so I missed the presentation, one of those "crazy o'clock events." I thought I would catch the replay;( there's nearly always a replay ), missed that, received a phone call from the company missed that, received an email offering to arrange a time to have a meeting.

I replied to the email; it's a beginning.

It occurred to me that these guys may have an affiliate program; with a little researching, yes, they do, and the commissions are good. It is amazing the number of companies that do have their own private affiliate programs.

It's a fitter; in your scheme of things!

  • You are exploring the product or service, so you are examining it to fix a pain point or grow a position.
  • You are using the product or service, so understanding the features so can demonstrate the benefits that others may find useful.
  • You can deliver a case study in that the product or service has helped you create some positive outcomes.
  • If you have not purchased, you can point out some of the experience-based or observational drawbacks. We are all in some market, and we are all looking for reviews. There may be a similar product that you use.

Either way, we can be well placed to generate income from an association with a platform or service provider. Our association with WA can be a testament to that line of thinking. It's all here; we don't have to reinvent the wheel. Just create and implement a marketing strategy and follow-through. Sit down and make a list of all the products or services that you use, then explore whether they have an affiliate program; you may be surprised and what may even surprise you more is that the commissions may be better than fair.

Lesson number two;

Another lesson reinforced; don't panic about missing out, PAMO; we could add a boom to that; it is a thing. One of the selling pressure points in this space can be false scarcity; you know the one this offer is time-sensitive click here now, or you will miss out. Go back three months later, and it will still be for sale, maybe at a better price; the majority of folks want to sell something to you.

Always a good day at the office, rearing to go; running on the fun of it.

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Dhind1 Premium
It is true - FOMO or PAMO is a sales technique and as affiliate marketers, we need to be aware of its effect. We do not need to succumb to it.

I confess I do not check to see if affiliate programs are available enough of the time.

Thanks for the reminder.

Alex
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AlexEvans Premium
True Alex, a count down trimmer is a way to put pressure on perspective purchasers, it is worth being aware of the tricks of the trade.
It is surprising how many do, it was a reminder to me to.
Alex
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Wdcope Premium
Seems like something to consider as we look for affiliates. Thanks for the post Alex
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi William, yes relatively simple if we do not look and ask, opportunities can pass us by. If we use a product, we are well placed to express the features and benefits of the product or service on a sincerely experienced basis. I was surprised myself; I didn't think that this company would have an affiliate program.

Alex
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Wdcope Premium
Those are the kind I like since it means low competition online possibly. Wish you the best.
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JerryMcCoy Premium
It sounds as if you learned more by 'missing out' than you would have otherwise. In the meantime, you found that they had an affiliate program that may be what you need to have another income stream.
Jerry
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi, Jerry, for sure, at times, we can panic because we miss out; there are always ways to turn things around to our advantage.
We use products companies that have affiliate programs. At the very least, we can expect to operate cost-free by recommending and becoming an affiliate for that product.

Building relationships can increase the value return; many opportunities out there for sure.


Alex
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Well said, Alex!

Jeff
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AlexEvans Premium
Yes Jeff, sometimes opportunities can be sitting there right under our noses.
Alex
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Many times, it seems, Alex!

Jeff
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BrendaMZ Premium
Good point, Alex. The panic about missing out is a force to be reckon with at times. Especially, when they are high ticket prices and on a time limit. I hate those. Many times then not they are always over priced and over 1K to join or purchase their digital product that might help you or break your finances. You are correct, they will sell this again and again. Same old Webinars trying to sell off a high ticket product three months down the road. It would be imperative if the product is useful for your business purposes but if it is not then it would be considered a waste of time. And waste of money. My late husband taught me not to waste money on something that you can't use for your everyday life. It breaks your pocketbook. It serves no purposes, he never fell for those scheme of things while I did. Lesson learned on that one early on in our marriage.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Brenda, thank you for sharing that valuable information. Looking at your reflections, they are a blueprint remedy for SOS; if we cannot use it or benefit from the product or service, it is way too much money, even if it is priced at $1.
When the clock is ticking, it can bring with it a fair level of stress; as you say, we do need to focus on the way; if there is no value, then pass on by.

Alex
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BrendaMZ Premium
I get your point. Hey, gotta love your retraction. Thanks offering the other side in a point of sarcasm. Yeah, too much money even for a dollar, has no value, move on. Even a PB and J sandwich is too much trouble to make, I’ll pass it by and starve eh- yeah I get it. Just that I kvetch about some products costing too much when they can get it for less like this platform, for less than fifty a month still has value than a similar platform that gonna cost $1,795.00, you get what you pay for. Sorry for the rant.
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AlexEvans Premium
No worries, Brenda. The industry does have high-priced items, and it can be hard to decide if they will bring value. When we look at the platform here, we can see the features and benefits, and they do provide the ability to increase and create better outcomes. We can see the value, and we can see outcomes that are created.
It can be tricky when deciding when to invest or whether to pass on; over time, we learn and come to terms with it.

I think that many members here in WA feel the same as you when it comes to high ticket items. For many, the learning curve to create benefits may be way more than the skill set they possess at that stage of their journey. Many of us will have been in that position at some stage, and one thing for sure it builds experience.
Thank you for responding much appreciated.
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