Do you have a referral program in place for yourself or business? Today I will be sharing the reasons I love referral programs and also ways to become sponsors for events to help increase your marketing.
I completed a Live Facebook where I shared my computer screen and showed the different companies that I have either created an affiliate link, have a referral post, or sponsored an event.
The first company, Million Dollar Sisterhood offered a simple but great idea for marketing, a Free Facebook group to help support those interested in learning the skills of Speaking at Events and creating Presentations for your business. This group was something they have as their Free offer on their website www.milliondollarsisterhood.com.
A referral company that I reviewed was Brandless that offer a referral link if you share their information on your social media pages. If someone clicks on the link you get a certain dollar amount towards your goods that you'd like to buy from their online store.
The third company I reviewed was Younique, I was asked to be an Affiliate from a friend on Facebook. She has a beauty company that she represents and asked if I would like to be a special affiliate for the week. All I had to do was wait for her to send me what images to post and the post description, I could edit as I wanted and then anyone that clicked on my link and ordered I would get party points. It was fun and super easy to post and share.
I used Bitly to make my links shorter and more memorable to clink on, for the Makeup company the link I used http://bit.ly/AwesomeEyelashandMakeupLink.
The fourth company I reviewed was Branch Basics an eco-friendly house cleaning products company. They have a simple sharing tool that posts a link on my social media pages offering $10 off to customers on their first order. With any order that they receive they credit me $5.00 to use on my personal order.
Something that is also helpful to spread the word on your company is to look for events that you can Sponsor or get involved with. My son Nate has joined with a Collegebound company that provides events for the students to host and they earn money for college expenses to pay for on campus housing and food costs. His first event that he is hosting is a Scavenger Halloween Selfie event. Companies can be sponsors of the event and get their name recognition and be included in the special sponsored category for the scavenger hunt.
Pro Watercross is a jet ski racing company that comes to Naples for their World Championship event. I help with their sponsorship program and on their website they have posted about the different sponsors that are involved so far. This month they will be transitioning to a nonprofit status and companies will be able to write off their sponsorship on their taxes. If you have an interest in sponsorship please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last company I reviewed that has an Affiliate program in place was Ivory Mix. This company offers beautiful stock photos and programs to teach bloggers how to use them in their posts and create beautiful social media posts.
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If you have any questions or comments on referral marketing or affiliate marketing please leave me message. I'll be sure to respond. Also if you'd like to know how your company can create a referral plan or participate in a sponsorship program I offer a 30 minute free consultation.
All the best,
Developing Your Marketing Plans can be easy with a system in place!
5 Tips to Help you with setting up your holiday marketing plan:
#1 Use iCal or Google Calendar to select the holidays you'd like to celebrate and post a marketing campaign.
You can also google holidays and go to sites that have listed every day of the month and what interesting celebrations are happening. Who knew there was Take Your Daughter to Work day coming up April 27th! Once you select your holidays then start working on finding photos to make the holidays.
#2 Find photos to work with the holidays you've chosen to market.
There are many sites that offer free photos to use. I love pixabay.com, but there are others, like unsplash, pexels.com, picjumbo.com, freeimages.com, etc. You can decide what photos based on your theme but also look at how many times the photo has been downloaded or other stats that some websites provide. It can impact your traffic by the better image quality and reviews.
#3 Create a list of your favorite quotes or find a website that has some amazing quotes that you can redesign and use on your images.
#4 Find Fonts that you Love and use those throughout your posts that you create.
#5 Be consistent in your Image design and text layout
Once you start to develop the look and feel of your holiday design and are consistent your followers will begin recognizing you amongst the massive level of posts that happen around holidays. If my image is always soft and feminine or bold and beautiful then my market that I'm trying to find would be more female than male. If I posted more mountain photos or outdoor adventure images then my fans would start to find me if they are the outdoor adventure type. You can also type in those keywords when you are looking for images and fonts.
I hope this helps in your holiday marketing plans! Wishing you much success and a Happy Easter!
I was so honored to be asked to return for another interview with Into Tomorrow! They really make the whole interview process easy and fun. I've attached the iTunes segment below for that broadcast. Please enjoy the replay:
I created a few powerpoint pages that helped me stay on track while I was asked questions in the interview. Here's a copy of my script, during the interview we didn't cover all the copy but I was excited to share my passion for Social Media. Also, after the powerpoint is a thank you from Into Tomorrow and some history on their company. Please read to the end and if you have something great on technology to talk about be sure to send them an email.
Thank you for joining us … “Into Tomorrow"!
Your participation made the program entertaining and informative and we look forward to having you join us again soon!
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