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…
One of the most vital components to growing a new affiliate program is recruitment. Identical to an outreach campaign, the process involves finding and inviting bloggers to promote your products in exchange for commission if they make sales or send leads.
I personally love recruitment because it’s very rewarding, nothing beats the feeling of finding win/win minded people who are excited to join your affiliate program and promote your brand. I secretly do a happy dance when someone I’ve personally recruited starts sending sales – obviously the company with the affiliate program is happy but as an affiliate and business owner myself, I love seeing people profit from affiliate marketing first hand.