Hi everyone! I’m so excited about the release of my Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome. I just feel like if you’re going to flit and buy and keep chasing the dream, then you HAVE to find a way to make that obsession profitable for you.
And this course actually teaches you more than just “how to put your purchases to good use.” It teaches you how to become an action taker. And it’s an almost automatic way to start gaining respect in this industry and wield some power, too.
Anyway, I wanted to point out some things for those of you getting the course. In it, I talk about how if you just bought THIS course, you could easily make it your first review as a potential affiliate. Yes, I’d LOVE to have the sales – but there’s more to it than that.
I want you to choose my course because I just showed you how to rip something apart – and I told you I admire product owners who take the advice and implement it or consider it. I’d LOVE to have the feedback on it.
In fact inside the course I actually point out one thing about my own sales copy that I would blast – the header! (I just hired Rich at quicksitestudio.com to create a new header and eCover, by the way – I’ll let y’all know how that goes).
And here’s another: I launched the product at around midnight last night. About 10 people got a notice that PayPal was trying to process their order but it kept spinning – you know, never taking them to a download page. So here’s a good example of blogging during the process.
I would have blogged that I was annoyed with the glitch but that as long as they got back to me within 24 hours, I’d be cool. I did, of course. I emailed them all back with the attachment and apologies.
So here’s how to become an affiliate for the Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome:
1. Sign up as an affiliate here using your ClickBank ID: www.tiffanydow.com/affiliate_signup.html
2. Log in to the affiliate center here: easyClickMate Version 8.6 Pro Affiliate Centre
3. At the top, click on Affiliate URL. That takes you to the Easy ClickMate Link Generator. Here, you’ll choose from the drop down menu and find Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome. (It’s the last item in the drop down menu – and you have to use the scrollbar provided).
4. If you want to add a tracking ID, you can – and then click Get Link. That will create your own unique affiliate link that will pay you your 50% commission via ClickBank!
Note: Make sure you test your link – use the link to go to the sales page. Then scroll down and click the order button. On the next page, where the user checks out via ClickBank, scroll to the very bottom and make sure it has your affiliate ID in there. It should say [affiliate=CLICKBANKID]. (Replace clickbankid with your own ID from ClickBank).
That’s all there is to it!
And I would LOVE for y’all to shoot me a link to the review if you decide to do one. Why? I want to make my product the best product it can be. Your feedback is invaluable.
I will probably also share the links via Twitter, etc. That could help you make more sales. But no pussyfooting! If something bugs you, SAY IT! It’s the only way I know to make changes. If you’re afraid I’ll go Honey Badger on you, don’t be. I’m asking for it. Bring it! In fact, I’ll probably be a proud Mama Bear if I see some good review skills going down.
Follow Up Questions:
A couple of people emailed me some questions I thought I’d go over with you.
1. What domain should we use?
You can do it a variety of ways. You can use your name if you’re bold. You can use a pen name domain if you’re not – or if you want your name associated with something other than IM. You can use some sort of relevant domain words like IMProductReviews.com or MakeMoneyOnlineReviews.com or whatever (I’m not sure if these are available or what).
2. What do you mean by “Choose a theme that highlights your content, not images?”
Some of the themes you’ll see in the template library will be created to showcase images. These are great for people who have sites on photography. But you want a text heavy theme. Take these two here:
On the left we have Hatch – and as you can see, images take up most of the theme space. On the right, we have Glossy Stylo (you can customize the background image). This is an example where text is the focus – the space is for all of your content.
3. What did you mean by “Don’t be nothing but negative?”
I worry that some “tryhards” (as my kids call them) will go overboard trying to be controversial and hit so hard on the negative that it hurts their success. There’s no FORMULA for the balance of positive versus negative – it should ALL come 100% naturally based on what you’re feeling.
And sometimes, you ARE grumpy! Did you read my latest review of that Idiots Guide to Writing a Novel? I literally realized I was taking my bad mood out on the guide undeservedly. I blogged my aha moment right there.
Sometimes, the product really IS that bad – so be negative if that’s what it deserves and evokes in you. But don’t do it BECAUSE you’re trying to stir up controversy or make yourself look objective.
4. Are we doing one product per blog or after reviewing one product go ahead and use the same blog for the next product?
You will have one blog for all of your “make money online” product reviews. No need to set up new domains and blogs each time – that’s costly AND having it all on one domain helps your blog build in authority. So let’s say you review this guide. You might make it span over a few blog posts. Then when you’re done, move on to another product! Your announcement for step 1 will be the start of the new review.
5. Should I have a static page that introduces the site and the reasons, etc, then a new page for the specific review and then posts within that review page or should I create a new page for every review entry?
Keep it simple. If you install your blog NOT on the main home page (I don’t have it that way here – I have TiffanyDow.com for an opt in and to showcase my products) and I have tiffanydow.com/blog for my blog, then you might use the main home page to explain the site and introduce it – and have an opt in to allow them to get updates to the reviews. On your home page, like where on tiffanydow.com I have the products listed at the bottom, you could have links to your review compilations (if you put them in PDF or on a compilation site).
I would not do pages for each review. I would just blog. Blog posts. You can categorize them if you want, and have a category widget. But just don’t get bogged down in layout and setup details. Google and your readers are much more concerned with what you have to say about the course, not how well organized you are.
I”ll continue adding to the Q&A here so if you have any, email them to me!