Archive for October, 2011

Affiliate Marketing: This Really Surprised Me…

Friday, October 14th, 2011

I was talking to one of my super affiliates and he was telling me that he was doing a free teleseminar for a program he was going to be teaching. And I was really surprised that he hadn’t asked me to promote it since he promotes so much for me. So, I asked him why he hadn’t. And he said, he just didn’t think of it.

Then I explained that he was leaving a lot of money on the table and gave this example: if you sell an ebook for $10 and make 10 sales you make $100. But if you have 10 affiliates and they each sell 10 ebooks and you get 50% of their sales you’d get $500 from them plus your $100. So, you’d make $600 total. That’s a huge difference.

Then he explained that he had some great affiliates but didn’t know how to keep them engaged. So, I told him some ways to do that like doing affiliate trainings and picking up the phone and contacting them directly.

Next, he said that he didn’t know how to set up an affiliate link, so I gave him the quick version then told him to contact support for his shopping cart (if you are interested in getting one it’s at tinyurl.com/cartsetup)

Once he got that he wasn’t using his affiliates effectively, that he could do a lot better and that the obstacles were really easy to overcome, he got on board, set up an affiliate link, and sent it to me within the hour!

So, my question to you is do you have an affiliate program and are you using it effectively? If not, why not? And what would it take for you to get started?

People who make the big bucks don’t try to do it alone. They not only attract great affiliates but they learn how to keep their affiliates engaged and onboard and make 5 times the amount of money or more than people who don’t So, don’t overlook your affiliates if you have them, and if you don’t, set up your program ASAP and start attracting them immediately!

Write on,
Ellen

P.S. If you’d like a “FREE” checklist on all the steps getting ready to sell online including how to set up your affiliate program
go to http://bit.ly/getebooksup

 and grab your copy now!

Ellen Violette, a.k.a. The eBook Coach is also an Internet Strategist and author in her own right. She helps people create and communicate their message to create a 6-figure income using an ebook-centered strategy. She’s the creator of eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less, The 3-Days To eBook Cash Workshop, eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, eBook Empire Builders, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint and more. Her company also fromats and publishes ebooks for authors.

eBook Writing: How to write an ebook in 72 hours or less!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

There are 4 keys to writing an ebook in 72 hours or less.

The first is to do the research so you know exactly what to write about including  what  keywords and phrases to use. You can do this by using the Google Keyword Tool at http://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal The more people are clicking on the keywords and phrases that EXACTLY describe your topic the better.

The second step is to organize your ebook. You want to do this for two reasons. First to see what you are going to put into your ebook. Sometimes people have so many chapters that it’s really more than one ebook. Only be seeing it in front of you will you be able to decide what to focus on for this particular ebook. And secondly so you can use it as a road map so you don’t run off the road into a ditch while writing your ebook.  Sometimes people get so off topic that they can’t find their way back. They get stuck and give up.   Using a road map stops this from happening.

The third step is to  use a writing SYSTEM.  I have a fail-safe writing system that I teach students in my 3 Days to eBook Cash (virtual writing) Workshop. It’s set up so that you write  over a 3 day period, in a way that is  not rushed and you can get a lot down on paper in a short amount of time.  The key is to do a brain dump first-no editing while writing.

And last but not least, the fourth step is to do the research for your ebook LAST. What so many people do, is research first.  And if you aren’t sure exactly what you are going to be writing about,  a lot of it can be a big waste of time. Not only that,  but you can research forever and never get to the writing.  And, if you do a lot of research,  it can take days, weeks or month to find the research you actually NEED once you are ready to write!

So if you want to write an ebook in 72 hours or less go to www.3dayebookworkshop.com/main.html to learn more and get your FREE eBook Cash Starter Kit.
The next workshop starts Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Registration is open until Thursday, October 6th as space permits.

Ellen Violette, a.k.a. The eBook Coach is also an Internet Strategist and author in her own right. She helps people create and communicate their message to create a 6-figure income using an ebook-centered strategy. She teaches people to write ebooks in 72 hours or less in her 3-Days To eBook Cash Workshop,.

She’s also the creator of eBook Profit Marketing Secrets, eBook Empire Builders, eBooks For Sale in 4 Days Or Less, The Accelerated Wealth Blueprint and more. Her company also fomats and publishes ebooks for authors at www.ebookthis.com  and does social media for authors www.socialmediaexpertservices.com