Back in the day, I created a handmade jewelry company and within a few short months, had my products in 12 retail stores across Canada. Later, I started sharing my experiences with fellow product sellers who were looking to do the exact same thing.
While the process I used is several years old, I’m positive it would still work to this day.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
Step 1: Find retail stores – either by looking at a similar company’s list of retailers or via software (Ninja Outreach would work well for that – here’s a tutorial)
Step 2: Pitch them your wholesale line – back then I emailed out a Wholesale line sheet (free one below!) but a page on your website works too
Step 3: Receive and fulfill your Wholesale orders 🙂
If you had to guess what the most common mistake I see new affiliates make, what would you say? I bet a couple popped in your head right away, such as “being too pushy” or “not disclosing”. Those happen all the time for sure.
But in my day-to-day as an affiliate manager, the biggest, craziest and most ridiculous mistake I see bloggers making – that seriously affects their earning potential – is forgetting to use their affiliate links.
Now, you may be thinking, “Umm, Justine, why would someone NOT use their affiliate link?”. Before you fight me, hear me out.
As a blogger, you have a million things to do, right? Each week, your to do list might look something like this…
I’m in awe of how many brands offer high paying affiliate programs nowadays.
When I first got started with affiliate marketing nearly a decade ago, there weren’t many top paying programs to choose from. At least not from companies I’d want to associate myself with, if you know what I mean. I eventually got approved to several programs with more attractive commission structures than programs like Amazon provided and after some experimenting, went from earning 1 or 2 digits to multiple 4 digits in a month.
What I realized back then that still rings true today is this: the energy involved in developing affiliate content and campaigns is similar no matter what the price point of your product is. That’s why I think every affiliate should have a few high paying programs in their arsenal.
As luck would have it, today’s post has over 50 for you to choose from.