Hello, and thank you for your interest in the Help Start My Site affiliate program.
If you don’t already know me, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is James McAllister, and I’ve been blogging for over 7 years. Outside of IM, I also run a Kindle publishing business and an eCommerce business that primarily sells on Amazon and eBay.
Anyhow, I look forward to getting to know you further heading into the future. You’ll notice right away that I’m the type of person that likes to really get to know those I work with. Of course, if that doesn’t sound like you, that’s totally fine as well.
To business – you are considering joining the Help Start My Site affiliate program. Regardless of where you’re at in your entrepreneurial career, you’re making a good choice. Here’s why!
1. The Products Are Awesome
First things first, the products are fantastic.
I currently offer a book dedicated to young entrepreneurs, a membership site for internet marketers, and courses on the following topics:
- Blogging for profit.
- Email marketing.
- Kindle publishing.
- Financial independence / retiring early (essentially a course on personal finance and investing, with the aim of being able to eventually live off of your investments.)
- Developing a successful mindset.
Over 5,000 unique students have taken my courses, and they finish them feeling completely satisfied. All courses are several hours long and cover a topic comprehensively without fluff or filler. Because these are such an incredible value, students tend to buy additional courses after completing their first.
Because I believe in these products so strongly, I am willing to allow you to take all of my courses for free if you are interested in promoting them. This does however require serious interest with a plan in place to drive visitors to the sales pages.
From there, you can pick and choose which course(s) you feel would be a best fit for your audience.
2. High Commissions
Commissions start at 50%. This is above the industry average, and is made even better by the fact that the potential is there to earn commissions as high as 70%.
The Help Start My Site affiliate program uses an incentive program based on volume, with commissions increasing at 5% increments.
10 sales a month = 55%
25 sales a month = 60%
50 sales a month = 65%
100+ sales a month = 70%
On top of this, the program offers a 90 day cookie. This means if you refer somebody and they buy any product within that 90 days, you will be credited with the sale. If someone buys all 5 courses during that window, you will earn a commission on each one of those sales. If someone signs up to the membership site during that window, you will earn a recurring monthly commission for the duration of their membership.
Commissions are paid monthly through PayPal.
3. No Sneaky Tactics
My sales pages have leaks. This is intentional and I will not be changing this.
However, I will never make any attempt whatsoever to overwrite your cookie. None. If you refer someone to my site and they go on to buy, it is only fair that that is your sale.
This means that even if the deal ends up being closed through a blog post or even an email of mine, you will still earn the commission.
I believe the key to success with any affiliate program is an open and honest relationship between the affiliate and the product creator. I promise to never do anything jeopardize that relationship, like withholding commissions unnecessarily or setting ridiculous minimum payouts in attempt to keep your money. That’s just not who I am.
After all, our interests are aligned.
4. Plenty Of Affiliate Resources
I want to make it as easy as possible for you to sell my products.
To do this, I provide numerous resources that you can use for your own promotions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Sales Videos
- Free Course Previews
- Email sweeps
- Custom sales pages (for high volume affiliates.)
These are still in development and more are being added all the time, so it only gets better from here! And if you ever have any good ideas, I’d love to hear them and potentially make them a reality.
5. Refer Friends
I know entrepreneurs are great networkers and I want to reward you for that.
This is a two-tiered affiliate program, meaning if you refer others to the program, you can earn a small commission on sales they make as well. (10%)
However, this commission is intentionally kept low to incentivize affiliates to sell the products rather than focus on recruitment. This is an affiliate program, not an MLM or pyramid scheme. I’d love for you to get your friends onboard, but you’ll almost always make more money focusing on selling the products themselves.
6. I’m Here For You
You will never find someone more accessible than me.
Again, I want you to succeed. I make money when you make money, so it is my goal to help you make as much as I possibly can. This means that you can reach me any time of the day through email or Skype, and I will always try my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
I’m also always open to any ideas you have to improving the products or the program, and will work with you one-on-one to help develop a custom sales strategy that is ideal for your business.
7. Always Improving
Last but not least, I am always improving everything that I can. It only gets better from here!
Sales pages, email copy, the products themselves – I am always looking to make things better. I collect huge amounts of data and run large tests that allow me to get my conversion rates as I high as I possibly can.
Because the cookie duration is so long, I am also constantly improving what I do off the sales pages as well – working on building up the know, like, and trust factor, moving prospects closer and closer to the sale. I’m never satisfied with my current numbers. I don’t expect you to make up for poor conversions by increasing the volume of traffic you send. I believe every single person you refer can eventually go on to buy, and it is my goal to do what I can to make that possible.
How To Move Forward
If you’re ready to move forward, please sign up for the affiliate program by clicking here. If you have not yet taken one of my courses and wish to promote them, please send me an email at james[at]helpstartmysite.com so I can add the courses to your account.
I look forward to doing businesss with you, and if you have any questions at all, please let me know!
To our success,