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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Affiliate Tip #5: Write Emails And Posts In One Sitting

Affiliate Tip #5: Write Emails And Posts In One Sitting

iStock 000004792809XSmall 150x150 Affiliate Tip #5: Write Emails And Posts In One SittingEditor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of five quick affiliate tips by guest blogger Robert Plank. Videos of each are also posted at the end of this article. Enjoy!
– Michel Fortin

The best favor you can do for yourself and your business is to always focus on one task at a time, and always finish what you start.

How the heck do you do that on the internet, when there are distractions everywhere you look, and in affiliate marketing… when there are new offers every day ripe for you to promote?

The answer is: if you’re going to promote a new affiliate offer, write all your emails and blog posts in one sitting, before you get bored or distracted with another offer.

Sounds intimidating? It doesn’t have to be.

Remember that when you promote someone else’s offer, they tend to give you at least one cut-and-paste email. Schedule it as a future broadcast and paste it in as-is, because time is limited!

If the email they provide is more than a page long, I’ll split it up into two parts and schedule the second email to go out a week later.

Once you have those first couple of emails, look at the sales letter and see if there are any huge chunks of sales copy you can paste into an email to further promote the offer.

Any decent sales letter usually has an interesting story, a benefit list and a feature list… so there’s three more emails right there.

After checking out the sales letter, I’ll tend to think of one or two things the sales letter hadn’t thought of, and I’ll write two quick emails explaining each one. Emails don’t have to be long, just a couple of paragraphs will do, with a call-to-action at the end to get people to click on your affiliate link.

And finally, I’ll type up a couple of reminder emails for people who might have missed the offer and need to see it again.

Now you have 7 or 8 emails to promote the affiliate product. Don’t save them in a text file for later… schedule them in your autoresponder right now to send out a month apart.

Using this technique, you can schedule over six months of email promotion for just one product, in 10 to 30 minutes.

If you were really motivated, you could find the hottest converting products in your niche (I prefer to look at the Clickbank marketplace since those sort by the best pulling offers first) and in one day, fill up your autoresponder with affiliate email promotions.

Or simply make it a point to add one new offer to your autoresponder every Monday morning, before you do anything else.

If you have a blog of your own, you only need to write posts and schedule them on the same dates the emails get sent out… don’t overthink it.

That’s the key to finishing what you start: work in sprints so you can schedule it on a timer and not have to work on that promo, or even think about that promo ever again!

I hope you enjoyed this series on affiliate marketing. Please leave your comments below so I know people like it and I can write more of these. If you want back-issues, here they are!

1. Add Your Own Unique Slant to the Offer.
2. Interview the Originator or Add Your Own Bonuses.
3. Bring Something to the Table: List and Traffic.
4. Invest in Your Business: Don’t Ask for Review Copies.
5. Write Affiliate email and Blog Posts in One Sitting.

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  • http://www.guaranteedsuccesscoach.com/ Izzy

    Robert,

    another amazing post.

    was it by chance, or perfectly times that as the video came to a close, your super pop up came over the screen?

  • needmoneycom

    Yeah I'm shocking for having 6 things happening at once and getting distracted whiel I'm working on them. Good advice, cheers.

  • http://www.easyontheear.co.uk/ Stuart

    Many thanks, Michel and Robert, for this series.

    I've been doing some research to learn about affiliate marketing and found this a helpful introduction.

    Thanks again for the great content.

    With best wishes,

    Stuart.

  • robertplank

    Izzy,

    I think it was a lucky coincidence :-)

    Robert

  • jeanspark

    Great advice .. especially the part about not over-thinking. I certainly prefer to work on something and then finish it otherwise it just hangs around and drains me. I try to encourage clients to feel the same .. do something and then move on to the next exciting thing!

  • jeanspark

    Great advice .. especially the part about not over-thinking. I certainly prefer to work on something and then finish it otherwise it just hangs around and drains me. I try to encourage clients to feel the same .. do something and then move on to the next exciting thing!

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