Aug 272015
 

Affiliate Marketing success BL

Working in affiliate marketing, it may be rare that you see your customers, clients, or team members face to face. Connections can be harder to establish and harder to keep when your customers are far away. While this can be daunting for some businesses, affiliate marketing can still thrive even if you’re not meeting with people in-person. Here are tips to manage and leverage long distance communications for affiliate marketing success.

Frequent Communication

Frequent communication is an important way to nurture business relationships from far away. Thanks to all the options available for instant communication these days, frequent communication doesn’t have to be a scheduled phone call. Consider reaching out with weekly personalized emails. Schedule a monthly conference call with your team using free conference call services. Depending on your relationship, texting may also be a good option to stay connected with some of your clients and team members. Also consider a Facebook or LinkedIn group to connect with many people at once. Well-timed posting on these social media sites and groups lets your customers and team members know you’re there for them and engaged with the business.  

On-Call Availability

Communication is a two way street and that means that you won’t always be the one putting out messaging, sometimes your client needs to talk to you. A good way to make sure you’re available for your client is to set up on-call hours. These are blocks of time where you will be near your phone and available to take a call from clients or customers about anything. These on-call hours ensure you can give your client or customer the time they need and promises to them that you’ll be there. You can offer these hours once a week, or daily, but do try to offer them more frequently than once a month.

Video

Video is a powerful way to build connections when you can be in the same place as someone. Consider using video from the start of your interaction with a new customer. Do this by creating videos that share more about your product or offer tutorials on how to use it. Once you’ve established a relationship, consider video chatting tools like FaceTime or Google Hangouts. These can easily replace phone calls and allow for a more authentic feel for interactions. This can also be helpful to show a client or customer how to use a product in real time.

Strong Product

A strong product always makes building connections that much easier. If you sell a strong product or rely on it for referrals, people will have a great sense of trust in you right away. This also means your interactions are usually positive as opposed to negative phone calls complaining about the product. Choose the right company with the right offerings to ensure a strong product helps you build a strong relationship.

 

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Apr 302014
 

The longevity of your downline members is one key to success with GDI. Having a strong team that is always growing will keep you earning commissions. But when team members don’t stay for long, you can find yourself scrambling to build your downline each month. The easy solution is to just retain team members while adding new ones, right? Well sometimes that is easier said than done. Here are a few ways to sweeten the GDI offerings and keep your team members around longer.

Contests

GDI has recently ramped up our contest offerings. At any given time, chances are we’re running a contest to give you a chance to win more cash from GDI. GDI contests are separate from bonuses, so they aren’t based on the number of signups you have. Currently, GDI members have a chance to win $25 for creating a GDI board on Pinterest or even $100 for sharing advice with us. These are chances to win cash from GDI for just taking a few simple steps. Have your downline members follow GDI on Facebook and Twitter to know about the newest contests. Always encourage your downline to enter for a chance to win cash from GDI. An affiliate earning money is more likely to stick around and work on building their business.

Education

People are much more likely to stick with a business when they understand it. This tip may seem like a no brainer, but often new downline members are confused and feel left behind by their sponsor. Don’t let this happen to you and your team. Organize what you have learned in your time with GDI in a way that is shareable with new members. Reach out to your downline when they struggle to help them along instead of letting them quit. Education for your downline can be simple and shared in the form of videos, emails, blog posts, or just a quick phone call.

Bonuses

GDI’s Learning Bonus is designed to encourage longevity. The bonus does not require new signups to get several signups of their own in a short time, but just encourages them to learn more about GDI. The Learning Bonus asks new affiliates to accomplish simple tasks like setting up their .WS email, and then rewards them with $25 when all tasks are complete. The Learning Bonus helps to create an educated downline and encourage them to make more money. Be sure your new signups know how to take advantage of the Learning Bonus.

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