If your goal is to refer enough customers to have your commissions offset your monthly subscription that’s awesome and we are happy to have you with us. That will be a matter of just sharing your Affiliate URL with a few of your business associates and showing them how to get an account with us. Remember: 3 Makes You Free.
This article is going to focus specifically on those Affiliates who want to create 4 and 5 figure monthly residual income by referring customers, referring other Affiliates, and working with those Affiliates to create momentum.
I am going to talk about some of the mistakes I see and I am going to talk about how to fix those mistakes and create an affiliate marketing team that is dedicated to working together and making things happen.
The first thing to do is to make the decision that you truly want to learn and do what it takes to create a 4 or 5 figure monthly income. To give you some perspective, a 4 figure monthly income means you are earning at least $1,000 on a monthly basis. A 5 figure monthly income means you are earning at least $10,000 on a monthly basis. If that is what you want, I hope you are prepared to learn some things, maybe even unlearn some things, and lock in to creating success by following a simple pattern.
I want to be very clear that this article is intended for leaders. Leaders are focused on creating results. They take responsibility for their own actions and they take responsibility for making sure their team has access to the information they need to be successful. Leaders also get to cash Leadership Bonus checks!
As leaders, we cannot force anyone to follow our example or our instruction but we can make sure that we are providing the right example and making the instructions available.
So, what are the basic things that should be happening if you want to truly create significant income as a TrafficWave Affiliate?
Use The Tools! Sounds pretty obvious, right? But I see a lot of folks who have signed up and are not even using their autoresponder tools. This is almost a sure-fire guarantee for failure in any affiliate marketing system.
Why should you be using your tools?
Be Smart. Make that 60 cents a day expense pay for itself by using your tools to generate more leads for your business. Follow up with those leads and generate more sales. How many sales do you need to make in your business to cover $17.95 per month? Get that done, first, so you aren’t thinking about “How do I pay for my TrafficWave.net account?”. If you are selling TrafficWave to other businesses, the answer is “3”. You need 3 sales to earn enough in monthly commissions to cover your $17.95 subscription.
Be The Example. When you are building your prospect lists, following up, and closing more sales, you are considerably more qualified to teach your team how to do the same in their own business. When someone says, “This doesn’t work.”, you can honestly tell them, “Sure it does. I’m getting results every day. Let’s look at how we can improve your results.” And then you are able to work with them to show them how it is done.
Improve Retention. When you have people in your team who are USING the tools, their business is going to grow. It will be very easy for them to see how much sense it makes to spend 60 cents a day on powerful marketing tools. Show them how to get results in their business and they stay. Simple.
All of this has to do with your referrals from the customer perspective. By teaching your referrals how to USE the tools, you are teaching them how to make more money in their business and they are going to WANT to stay with you. It will just make good business sense.
So, now, let’s look at this from the affiliate marketing perspective. How do we help our Affiliates make the most of this system to create additional income?
Use The Tools. Sound familiar? Think about this for a minute. You are using these tools to build prospect lists for your business. You are using these tools to communicate with those prospects and covert them in to paying customers. You are communicating with your customers to turn them in to repeat customers. Do the same thing with your Affiliate team in TrafficWave.net!
Set up at least 1 campaign to generate leads for your TrafficWave business. These are people who own businesses, are involved in network marketing, are involved with affiliate marketing, etc… They need to be using these tools to grow their business. AND, since they are business people, it makes sense that they would want to open up an additional income stream by referring other businesses through their Affiliate URL.
Set up at least 1 campaign to train and support your Affiliates. Share your successes. Celebrate the successes of others on your team. Invite your team to our regular webinars.
Answer your emails. I receive daily complaints from new users about a sponsor that won’t reply to an email. If you aren’t going to be available to answer questions and help them find information, they are going to leave. That’s not designed to be “mean”. It’s just a fact of business life. When someone joins you, they don’t know anything. They are saying, “I trust you enough to try this.” Teach them how to be successful at affiliate marketing by setting the example and providing the information they need.
Teach your team members how to build their own lists. I see a lot of “team builds” that are set up to help the team leader quite a bit but lack the information and support to create strong independent team members.
As a team leader, ask yourself this question:
“Do I want a team that is relying on me to build for them or do I want a team of people working together for their individual and mutual success?”
Think about this: If you have 300 people relying on you to generate sales for them, you are going to get tired, worn out, frustrated, and experience a LOT of people giving up. BUT … if you have a team of 300 people all experiencing success because they are USING the tools to build their lists and generate more sales, you will still experience some giving up but you will also experience incredible growth and momentum as your team approach creates strong individuals applying these simple strategies in their own businesses and in their TrafficWave accounts.
When I used to coach basketball, we focused a lot on helping each individual become the strongest, fastest, and most efficient basketball player they could be. We focused on ball handling drills, shooting form, offensive strategies, defensive strategies, and conditioning. Those individuals that worked on their skills found themselves playing in the games and working together as a TEAM as each member combined their individual efforts and talents to win games. We won a lot of games, together. We lost some games along the way. We won Nationals championships. Not a single one of my players ever asked me to shoot the ball for them in the game. They each learned the skills and they each took their shots. Prepare your team members to do the same. Help where needed but always focus on making your team strong by equipping them to effectively use these tools to create results in their business.
Other tips for you to help train, support, and encourage your team:
Post your own success stories and the success stories of your team members in our Facebook group. Why? Everybody enjoys a pat on the back for a job well done. This is why I post our Top Affiliate Earners report, every month! It shows your team you are interested in and celebrating their success. It also shows people who are watching what kind of leader you are.
When you see your name on one of our Top Affiliate Reports, comment to let your team know you appreciate their efforts. When you see a team member’s name one of our Top Affiliate Reports, celebrate by commenting on the post, in your Facebook profile, on their Facebook profile, and in you campaign you are using to train and support your team!
Success begets more success!
Are you a leader? Are you wanting to become an affiliate marketing leader? I welcome your thoughts, questions, and feedback on this article.
Yours In Success,