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Your past and current students are talking about you online.
Give them a reason to keep talking!
Acquiring affiliates to sell your courses or membership site on your behalf is a low-maintenance sales tactic.
If your students/learners are getting great results and having transformations in their life or business because of your course(s) – which is always the goal – then an affiliate program gives them another reason to tell others about you and your courses.
Tapping into influencers in your niche, and having them generate leads and sales FOR YOU, means less time and money marketing your own courses!
What is affiliate marketing?
How do affiliate programs work?
Your affiliates receive unique referral links which they can use to promote your courses. When one of their audience, or someone in their network, clicks on that link and purchases your course, they receive a commission from you and you acquire a new student/learner.
The new students/learners that they are basically being hand-delivering to you without you doing any additional work or spending any money.
One of the reasons that this strategy works so well is because we tend to trust people that others know, like and trust, so by your affiliates introducing you and your courses to their audience they are putting their stamp of approval (their “trust” stamp) on your digital products making their audience more likely to convert to buyers.
What is affiliate commission?
Affiliate commission is the payment received by the affiliate (the person selling your course on your behalf) when they successfully make a sale.
Deciding how much you will pay your affiliates for hand-delivering customers to you is an individual choice. Watch the video below to hear my opinion on affiliate commission and what I pay my affiliates.