Many people have asked me HOW to become an affiliate for my training courses.
If YOU are one of those people…
First off, THANK YOU!
Secondly – this page is for YOU =)
All my training courses run on the JVZoo platform. If you’re already a JVZoo affiliate and know how to find products within the JVZoo system, you’re good to go.
Otherwise, all needed info for the PotPieGirl Affiliate Program is on this page.
Summary of Topics on This Page:
- What IS JVZoo?
- What are Instant Commissions?
- JVZoo Affiliate Links on Social Media
- How To Become a PotPieGirl Affiliate
- Affiliate Approval Tips
- The Rules
- Do You Offer Review Copies?
- BoardBooster Power Pinning Strategy
- Pinterest Success Strategies
- Advanced Pinterest Tips and Tricks
- PLR Tips and Tricks
- TNT – Traffic NOW Technique
- Easy Product Displays Tips and Tricks
What IS JVZoo?
JVZoo is a marketing “tool” for vendors/sellers like me.
JVzoo is the link that allows PayPal and my email list provider to all work together auto-magically with no effort on my part.
Which, in turn, creates a wonderful and seamless experience for my customers.
In short, when someone buys my product: they get auto-magically added to my customer email list, payment is instantly in my PayPal account and customer gets instant access to their purchase – all without me having to do ANYTHING.
JVZoo also does another amazing thing –
AND – here’s the wonderful part for you, the affiliate…
JVZoo also enables sellers, like ME, to offer INSTANT COMMISSIONS to my affiliates.
What are Instant Commissions?
That means that as soon as someone clicks your affiliate link to one of my products and they complete their purchase, your commission is INSTANTLY paid to you inside your PayPal account.
Important Note: the seller has to approve you for instant commissions and, if you’re a new JVZoo affiliate, even if I, the seller, approve you for instant commissions, JVZoo might keep you on “delayed” payments until they’re sure you’re a good egg.
“Delayed” commissions simply means that I, the seller, have to go in and manually approve your commission to be sent to you at that moment – or I can hold it until the product refund period has passed (which is what smart marketers do to protect themselves for “bad eggs”)
I rarely hold affiliate commissions for long – usually I pay them out just as soon as I see that an affiliate is due (ie, the same day the sale is made) UNLESS I don’t know you or I’m uncomfortable for some reason.
As a business owner yourself, I’m sure you can understand that.
JVZoo Affiliate Links on Social Media
JVZoo is a very handy business tool for both sellers AND affiliates…
but naturally, when INSTANT COMMISSIONS are in the picture, the ‘bad eggs’ sure can ruin it for everyone else.
You will most likely find that some social media sites, like Facebook, won’t allow you to post a JVZoo link (thanks to the ‘bad eggs’ that ruined it for all of us)
So, if you try and share your JVZoo affiliate link on Facebook, and it gets ‘blocked’, you can thank the ‘bad eggs’ for that.
Those links are not blocked because JVZoo is “shady” or a “scam” or any of that nonsense.
The links are blocked because shady, scammy PEOPLE abused the links.
Ok, all that said…
Here’s how to be a PotPieGirl Affiliate.
How To Become a PotPieGirl Affiliate
In just a moment I will link you to each affiliate request page for each of my training products.
But first, let me give you some tips on requesting affiliate approval for not only my products, but for ANY vendor’s affiliate programs on JVZoo.
Affiliate Approval Tips
1 – Please keep in mind that when one is approved for instant commissions, that means the vendor is out that money instantly as well.
That means: if someone refunds the sale an affiliate made, the vendor has to count on the affiliate to have money in their PayPal account to get that commission back.
Quite a few vendors have been horribly burned by “bad egg” affiliates who make a bunch of sales, get all that money on their PayPal account, and then get ALL the money OUT of their PayPal account so the vendor is left hanging with the full cost of any refunds.
In short, vendors want to know you are trust-worthy and that YOU will not burn them like that.
2 – Every time someone requests affiliate approval for one of my products, I see their approval request AND their JVZoo affiliate stats.
Yep, that means I can see how many sales you’ve already made of JVZoo products AND your refund rate.
I also can see and read any note that the potential affiliate sent me with their request.
If your stats come through as less than 10 products sold and a 50% refund rate – well, approval is probably not going to happen.
If you’re new to JVZoo, your stats will be zero – and many vendors won’t approve you then either – unless YOU make a little effort.
When you request to be an affiliate for a JVZoo product, there is a little box you can fill in with notes to the vendor.
USE THAT SPACE. Tell the vendor who you are – if you’re an active affiliate for other programs online – what your site is – HOW you plan to promote… AND, if you bought the product and would LOVE to promote it, say that!
I will tell you in all straight-up honesty… if I see an affiliate request come through for one of my products and there are no affiliate stats AND I don’t know that person – I’m not approving them to promote.
This is where you, the affiliate requesting approval to promote, can HELP ME so I CAN approve you.
Tell me who you are, how you know me, if you bought said training that you want to promote, etc etc.
Remember I said that I can see the little note the potential affiliate sends with their affiliate request?
Those notes MATTER to me!
(and here’s a heads up – if your note to me starts with “Dear Sir….” – just forget it. I deny tons of “those” types of affiliate request every, single day).
Just some tips from one affiliate to another… and advice from a product owner =)
Along with all other applicable FTC and online marketing rules/regulations, PLEASE do NOT be one of those crappy affiliates that love to promote with the whole Product Name Scam garbage.
Promote genuinely with integrity, ok?
It’s rare for me to blacklist an affiliate from all my products now, AND in the future, but I’ve done it – and will continue to do it whenever necessary.
In short, if you respect me and my business, I will absolutely respect you and your business. Deal?
Do You Offer Review Copies?
Ugh, my least favorite question ever in this business!
As an affiliate myself, AND as someone who TEACHES affiliate marketing, the best thing you can do is to plop down your own money to purchase a product and THEN decide to promote and/or review it.
With your own money being on the line, you truly are able to promote and/or review from a place of “is it worth the money?”
When it comes to “review copies”, I’m sure almost all other product vendors will agree with me…
If you have a large email list and/or you’re a person of “influence” in this industry – sure, you can ask for a “review copy”.
But, if you’re asking for a “review copy” to avoid paying for it and only intend to use said product for your own personal use…. please, just don’t be that person, ok?
If you don’t feel as if you’re a “person of influence”, yet you’d love to review said product without paying for it…
Get approved as an affiliate and make a few sales BEFORE asking for a “review copy”, ok?
My training is NOT expensive and any genuine marketer would gladly accept that business expense to review something genuinely.
Do *I* get “Review Copies”?
Oh yes, I sure do – in fact, they tend to be thrown at me without my even asking. More than I could ever “review”.
I do NOT say that to brag, ok?
I say that because I have a very good relationship with my email lists AND I have a proven track record of strong conversions for vendors.
If you feel that statement I just made is also true about you, sure, you can ask for a “review copy” =)
First off, if you’re new to JVZoo, go here and get a free JVZoo account.
Below are links to the affiliate request page for each of the following PotPieGirl products.
All links *should* open in a new tab/window so you don’t lose your place.
BoardBooster Power Pinning Strategy
Pinterest Success Strategies
Advanced Pinterest Tips and Tricks
PLR Tips and Tricks
TNT – Traffic NOW Technique
Easy Product Displays Tips and Tricks
If you need any help, have questions, etc…
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Thanks SO much for your interest in promoting PotPieGirl Products!!