Sorry Dennis and Barb. Please don’t hate me for exposing your secret(s) on affiliate commissions.
So, as it turns out, Dennis and Barb were doing a promotion for a product that recently came out.
The product was Affiliate Ai.
At first glance and knowing who created it, I was against it fully. But since Dennis and Barb were promoting it, I decided to take a stab at it.
Ultimately, that was not the main reason why I purchased this product and gave them a commission.
You see, I’m signed up to Dennis and Barb’s list. So, in their marketing, they emailed me about Affiliate Ai.
But if you take a careful look at this post, you’ll realize the real reason why I made the purchase.
Don’t feel like checking the post? Ok, read on.
The “Affiliate Commissions “Tactic
I made the purchase because Dennis and Barb were giving away (6) bonuses.
Not just any typical bonuses but bonuses that were “time-relevant”.
This is the first time that I’ve ever experienced this.
What they did is that they had a different bonus for every day of their marketing promotion.
Also, the bonus was originally going to change every day.
So if you didn’t grab up the day’s previous bonus, well, you missed out.
If you bought the product on say, day 3, then you missed out on two days worth of bonuses.
So they added this scarcity tactic toward bonuses. It worked (at least for me it did).
I bought the product in day 1. The very next day, I forgot to check back for a new bonus.
I was legit afraid that I missed out on another bonus! Lol at consumer me…
Continued on Affiliate Commissions…
So I say this to say, it’s great to have affiliate bonuses.
But it’s even better if you can add a scarcity tactic to it, like Dennis and Barb did here.
Plus, if you can do what Benjamin Fletcher did here, maybe you can earn a lot more in affiliate commissions.
You might be wondering, “well how much did they make?” And to that, I have no clue.
But I assume they made a bunch of affiliate commissions using that method.
You might be wondering, “well, how good were the bonuses?” The bonuses were great at well.
Since I’m an avid purchaser of PLR products, I was able to notice that two of the 6 bonuses were PLR. But they were high quality PLR, so it doesn’t matter to me.
Honestly, I’m surprised that they’d give away personal use for so cheap (meaning a front end affiliate commission), but that’s besides the point.
Two of the bonuses were Dennis’s creation. They were short reports talking about one concept. The reports were short and sweet. They also had a promotional aspect to them (as they should), because nothing is technically fully “free” these days.
The last two bonuses were Barb’s creation, which were jam packed full of pages in each ebook.
So, all in all there was a lot given away to generate that affiliate commission.
To my knowledge, the tactic worked well. So perhaps one day I may apply this to my affiliate promotion strategy.
It’s crazy, I kind of did promote multiple affiliate bonuses before, but my list wasn’t biting. I most likely didn’t have a scarcity tactic. It’s either that or my list is unresponsive lol.
Lastly, I forgot to mention that Dennis and Barb decided to put up all the bonuses on day 4.
This is because switching bonuses within an affiliate platform can become an arduous task everyday for 6 days straight. So, this is very understandable.
It also solves the problem that I had earlier; missing out on bonuses I rightfully purchased for.
I also bet someone complained about missing out on their bonuses, which may be one of the best complaints to have in my opinion.
So there you have it. There’s the tactic.
Before you go crazy thinking “he really posted this without checking in”, I made sure to run this by Dennis and Barb before I posted it.
Just like I did the same by Benjamin Fletcher with this post.
Hope you enjoyed and I hope you learned something new.
Till Next Time…
P.s. I don’t believe in writing/posting articles about marketers without checking in with them first. Say for example, you write/post an article about a marketer or something a marketer did. You should absolutely check in with them just in case they don’t like it! If you don’t and it goes south… then when you try to ask for approval to promote something of theirs, they may say NO. Lol, you did it to yourself. (Not saying this has happened to me *knock on wood* LOL.)
P.s.s. Untapped traffic part 3 is coming soon. I’ve already written the article; I’ll post it soon.
p.s.s.s.s Last one. Find out how to become successful in affiliate marketing in 3 steps here.