How to Promote NAMS (and Make Money) If You're a Niche Affiliate Marketer...
by Nicole Dean
David and I were talking the other day and he said "Nicole, I have nearly 1000 members in the MyNAMS community. Can you imagine if I could get them all to become active affiliates who were making sales?"
Oddly, any time David tells me something like this I take it as a personal challenge to make it happen. I'm weird like that. So, I started thinking about how we could help those members to earn money by sharing their love of all things NAMS.
David has already shared an article with "10 Ways to Promote NAMS with no List or Website." Be sure to read that next.
I'll share my ideas today, but I'm going to assume that you DO have a blog - but that it's in a niche unrelated to online business - like recipes, fashion, or even pet ferrets (hopefully not all on the same blog, though).
Here are my tips...
First and most importantly, go and get your main link to the NAMS membership and also your main link to the NAMS Live Workshop right now, if you don't have them handy. (Be sure you're logged in at MyNAMS.com and go to the Affiliate Toolbox. That will open in a new window.)
Keep them somewhere where you can quickly and easily find them. If you have the links close on hand, it will be fast and easy to promote. If you have to look them up all the time, you'll never bother to do it. (Trust me on that one.)
So, step one, keep your links handy. You can actually go get them now... I'll wait.
We all have friends on forums and on Facebook that we've met over the years that we've been building our businesses. They may not even have a business - yet. I've got friends who've told me "I wish you'd have told me sooner when that NAMS thing is. I'd like to learn how to do what you do."
So don't assume. Simply ask them if they'd like to join you in Atlanta for the NAMS workshop. You can let them know you'd share a room perhaps to cut costs. That's the story of how I first met my friend, Susanne Myers, in person. We'd known each other online for two years and one day we started chatting about going to a live conference in Atlanta.
I bought my ticket through her affiliate link and we got a room together. We've been best of buds ever since. Do you know anyone who might like to attend NAMS who hasn't heard of it before? Invite them - using your affiliate links.
Third, business forums and networking groups.
If you're on business forums, ask if anyone lives in the Atlanta area who might like to meet up. Tell them to Private Message you for details. When people respond, send them your affiliate link and tell them why you'll be there. Maybe they'll join you. If you are in any networking groups - same thing. Let them know that YOU will be there and how they can join you. (This is also where having a redirect is handy so that you can give them a nice short link rather than a big long one.)
Fourth, we all have an "About Me" or "About Us" page on our blogs, right?
Why not include a page about "How you Can Make Money Blogging Like I Do" page? Or a page called "Make Money with Your Blog"? On that page, talk about NAMS and post pictures from it. Explain that you learn about Niche Marketing at the event and talk about the good people there who want you to succeed. A lot of people think that this business is cut-throat and they'll be truly interested when they realize they can work together to succeed and they don't have to do it alone. Add this page to your blog soon. You can make money from three types of people.
- Those who swing by and read your blog and wonder how you're doing it.
- Bloggers who stop by to comment.
- From your competition when they come snooping around to check things out. There's certainly nothing wrong with that, now is there?
Fifth, what about a line in your niche autoresponders and newsletters at the end that says "Want to learn how to be a blogger like I am?
Check out my favorite place to learn more (LINK to NAMS)". If it's at the end of the emails, it won't interfere with your messages and it can HELP your readers who do need to make extra money. Send them to NAMS before they go to Google.com to try to figure it out themselves and run into scams. You'll be doing them a huge favor - while earning some side cash at the same time.
Well, folks, I hope this has gotten you excited about promoting NAMS. I have plenty of niche blogs myself and I'm now thinking of revamping a few to promote NAMS more. See you soon!
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