Howard Dean was an inspiration to me. Not his politics. It was his pioneering social media campaign that lit my fire. I can still remember clearly the day I asked my secretary to start posting ads on directories and search engines. She thought I was nuts.
Here’s a bit of history for you. The Dean campaign didn’t use Facebook. It wasn’t an option at the time. Howard’s grass-roots supporters organized with Meetup.com, which is now owned by WeWorks, and used blog posts to promote their candidate. If not for that scream …?
Today, everyone is on social media, which brings me to the subject of this article. AdvisorScale wants to give you an opportunity to do your own social marketing. We’re officially launching a brand-new affiliate program that offers money-making opportunities for everyone.
An Affiliate Program where Everyone can Earn
No one paid me when I was posting ads in 2005. I was just experimenting to see if I could generate phone calls. I kept at it and run a successful content marketing firm today, but I can’t expect everyone to go that route. So, here’s the deal. Post my ads. You’ll get paid.
The first part of this program is that simple. Register as an affiliate and you’ll be provided an affiliate link and banner. Post either or both wherever you think it will get seen. Get paid by the click. I’m starting out at two cents a click, so you’ll make something no matter what.
Make More Money for Qualified Leads and Sales
If the visitor submits an inquiry on our Contact Page and I’m able to verify it’s a legitimate submittal from a real financial advisor, you get paid $2. I know that’s not much, but if they buy, I’ll give you 20% of the sale. Single articles are $100 each, so that’s a $20 minimum to you.
The average conversion rate for affiliate links is roughly 5%, which means you should get a form submission roughly every twenty clicks. That’s assuming that you target financial advisors and financial planners, our target market. If you register, we’ll teach you how to do that.
Targeting, Sales Training, and Residual Income
We’re looking for sales reps who can bring in anywhere from $2000 to $10,000 per month in new business. That’s not a hobby. It’s a serious income. In addition to the 20% commission for the initial sale, we also pay 5% on reorders for three years. That adds up.
You can register for our affiliate program to post ads and make a few extra dollars when leads come in. We’re okay with that. You can also sign up, learn about targeting, and follow our sales training tips to make real money. There’s a future here if you’re looking for one.
Kevin D. Flynn is the founder and CEO of AdvisorScale Financial Writing. When he’s not writing or on the golf course, he spends his “free” time designing WordPress websites or creating business sales processes for start-ups. In addition to AdvisorScale, Mr. Flynn is also the Executive Director of H.E.L.P. for Young Readers and Managing Editor at October Golf Magazine. He lives in Leominster, Massachusetts, with his wife Evelyn. They have four adult children, two cats, and eight wonderful grandchildren.