How I Won My First IM Affiliate Prize Money
I’ll tell you exactly how I won my first-ever affiliate leaderboard prize money.
One day when I had no particular affiliate products to mail to my list, I went into the JV Zoo Marketplace, and started looking around. I was looking for something I could sell to my email list. I had a few criteria I wanted to meet, like:
1. a great product with high educational value
2. EASY to sell to my list
Number 2 was especially important because I was in a HURRY. I had other projects waiting for me. I needed to make a selection and get on with it. Identifying a product to promote is only the first step in a series of several to getting this offer in front of my list today.
I noticed a product that had just launched. What caught my eye? The title, of course. It was named, “60-Minute Reseller.”
The time reference in the title would make it instantly easier to promote than other products launching that day.
The JV page was noted in the request-your-link area on the page. That was a good sign. I headed over to the JV page.
This was a re-launch. I didn’t recognize the two product creators, but I liked everything I saw. There was some noise about some affiliate prize monies but I didn’t take much notice. I was in a hurry. I have a small list. I expected to make a few sales, but I really didn’t expect to make a leaderboard. And I didn’t know at that time, how receptive my Kindle niche list would be to a straight IM product. It was a video product to boot.
This would be a risked mailout, for me, for sure.
I liked the look of the product so much, I bought it for myself. I decided I needed a review of the information myself. Plus, it would be a great way to review the product, as I didn’t know whether I’d be granted a review copy.
It was launch day for that product, so I knew I would find out my approval status super-fast. I did. I was approved. I got my link.
I got my login details for the purchase and dove in to the product. It was a look-over-my-shoulder style of showing what you do in JVZoo to set up your product. It also advises how to organize your products in folders on your desktop. I didn’t get through all of the videos, but I knew they were good quality.
I also knew there just aren’t that many helpful videos on doing JVZoo stuff, so that would help me sell it too.
I looked at the sample swipe email copies. They didn’t help me too much.
My list was basically writers and publishers, frustrated with Amazon or publishing in general, and looking for ways to make money. That last part would help me sell.
“60-Minute Reseller” was launching at a special promo price, over a limited 3-day period. I sent several emails. I saw several sales came through and was happy that my list responded with a half dozen or so sales. Leaderboards don’t divulge sales counts, just the order the promoters are in. This keeps morale high.
So when I got the email from John Thornhill asking me where he could send my $25 prize money, I thought it was a spoof. I had to ask him what it was for!
He told me and I was fairly embarrassed. But it was a good lesson for me, on several levels. It’s okay to put the needs and desires of your list above how much money or how many sales you expect to make from a promotion.
The other lessons involve being seen on an affiliate leaderboard with someone like Omar Martin, who has about 30,000 on his list!!
If I could frame this, I would!
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