An email came in today resulting from a request through LinkedIn, asking about the domain name affiliate program I promote and endorse. The writer visited my domain name affiliate sign-up page at BestResellerProgram.com first and sent the email to me as follows:
“Your program looks inviting, but many of the online marketers today recommend companies like Go Daddy, Host Gator, etc. I use GoDaddy today and have stayed away from non-name brands. Those who are new to products you sell might not have the background I have and elect to purchase, but I need to see evidence of your success.”
Here was my response and I’ll leave out all of the quote marks just because they get annoying after a while:
Hi Steve and thanks for writing. When you sign-up for the domain name affiliate program I use, and launch your own website using the turnkey website the system provides, you are actually using the same servers and support department that GoDaddy uses.
After you sign-up, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will reply with a step-by-step document I created to get you started.
Personally, I suggest to anyone in the business that they sign-up for the reseller account and then transfer all their GoDaddy domains over to their reseller account, because you get discounts for any services you purchase. That’s how I got started and I buy enough of my own stuff every year like SSL certs and domains that I save more than I pay every year.
The money part comes in to play 3-6 months later when you get enough clients in the system, but every year you stay with it, those renewals add to your revenue.
How each person chooses to promote their own site will be different from the next. When I get a new author, speaker, or business owner client, they usually wind up buying a few more domain names and that’s when I suggest my customized site BestDomainPlace.com.
When I give workshops, I’m always promoting BestDomainPlace.com. When I write e-books or articles, I’m always promoting BestDomainPlace.com. I even snuck it into my published book Web Marketing All-in-One for Dummies.
So, exactly how you should promote your own program will be up to you.
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If you are in the business of helping clients to use the Internet, you really need to find a domain name registrar with an affiliate program and get your clients to add their domains through your affiliate link.
For one, you get paid some commission, but life will be much easier for you down the road knowing your clients’ domains are in a safe place, with a system that YOU are familiar and comfortable with.
Again, my suggestion for the best domain name affiliate program BestResellerProgram.com
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Marty Dickinson is the Here Next Year Web Marketing Club manager and author of Lions Always Win: How to Spot What You Want in Business and Life…and Get it Too!. Without knowing what you truly want, and the tools to get you there, your business is guaranteed to fail.