So, I recently announced that I am going to be having a sale on my ebook, Potty Train in a Weekend, which made some of my blogging friends ask “How do I become an affiliate with e-junkie ?”
I pointed them to E-Junkie and they all wrote to me again: “I can’t figure out E-Junkie”. I had the same issue when I first used it, so today I am going to walk you through how to be an affiliate.
For this example, pretend that I am not YOUR MODERN FAMILY, but another blogger with the email firstname.lastname@example.org (this is my personal email) and I am going to be selling the book POTTY TRAIN IN A WEEKEND on my blog (since I am not the author of that book for today… get it?)
Ok- here goes:
First, you need to go to the page of the blogger that you are going to be an affiliate for and click their link: Become An Affiliate.
Here is what it looks like on my page:
1. Login as AFFILIATE
That will bring you to this screen.
Enter your information.
3- Click GET THE AFFILATE CODE:
Find the thing that you are looking for. In this case, you would find YOUR MODERN FAMILY because this is the book that I am going to be selling.
If you don’t see it on there, it means that you have not signed up yet to become an affiliate of that book. So, to sell my book: Potty Train in a Weekend, you would have had to have gone to this link. Is this making sense? Once you did that, the bloggers name or website would show up in your list.
Once you select your page/author above, you click GET AFFILIATE CODE
Find the book that you want from the drop down menu & click Get Affiliate Code
This tells you how much you will make on each book sale- so for example, for Potty Train in a Weekend, you will make 50% of the sale.
Now once you click get affiliate code, you will find your code and you can get your link. The black highlighting below shows you your own link. (I like to use this link when I add a picture of the book).
So that link will take your readers to the book page & if they buy the book, you get 50%.
Or- you can use the WHOLE link provided & just change the words: You can edit the words “Click here to visit Your Modern Family” to say whatever you want like “See more potty training tips here” or whatever you would say.
If you want to link it back to a picture, here is how you do that (for wordpress)…
Go into a post & click ADD MEDIA.
Upload the image that you want & then find the drop down menu of LINK TO.
Select Custom URL
Add your link (the one highlighted in black above) to this spot.
Now when someone clicks on that image, it takes them directly to the page to tell them more about the book- & if they buy it, you get 50%
ps- remember this when purchasing a book for yourself. If you are an affiliate, at least you are making back a small portion that you are spending.
Also- if you become an affiliate, most bloggers (myself included) will send you a free copy of the book if you let them know that you need to preview it before selling (which I suggest doing).
I hope that was helpful! If you need more advice, join us on our Blogging on the Side Facebook Group~ where we come together as a team & help each other out!
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