Hi, I'm Kurt - I'm a professional volleyball coach and jump trainer

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Hi folks, my name is Kurt Hausheer. I live in Austin, TX and I've been a professional volleyball coach and jump trainer for many years.

My friend helped me put together a website so I can share my jump training online and I'm trying to learn the best way to get it out there to potential affiliates who might want to promote it.

I'm new at this so I welcome any feedback you may have.

We use Clickbank to handle our sales and our website is plyomaster.com.

Much thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Do the leg work.. search out sites on volleyball and contact the site owner if they would be interested in offering your product. do the same on social media.. see you in 6 months LOL ( the amount of time it will probably take to search them all and try and contact! LOL )
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  • Profile picture of the author alexbn
    How much are you charging? Do you have a following? You need a strategy focused on the monetization aspect in the short term otherwise you won't make it in the long.
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    • Profile picture of the author PlyoMaster
      We have a mailing list that is growing. We're currently charging $97 one time for each program - although we do offer one-time-offers occasionally. The hope is to bring in a little revenue through bootstrapping, then move to PPC once we've established our CTRs and conversion rates...
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Is the sales page you have for affiliates the same one on your homepage?

    Reason I ask is the buy now button and call to action tend to be towards the "Free Trial" rather than the buy now.

    There is nothing wrong with offering a free trial but are you passing the affiliate parameters along through the trial to the later paid conversion?

    Affiliates may not be so comfortable to promote where there might be leaks in their commission.

    With most CB products it usually takes a lot of promotion from the seller to primarily drive sales ahead of the affiliates.

    Don't think you can just rely on affiliate sales.

    Your post peaked my interest because my daughter played volleyball to a high level and one of her team mates over the years went on to represent at Olympic level (Beach)

    Best regards,

    Ozi
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    • Profile picture of the author PlyoMaster
      Thanks for your help Ozi. On our homepage, the "Get started free" is actually just a link to an opt-in page with a bribe where they can get an ebook version of the program for free (and opt into our mailing list). But to get the actual online video training course, they need to buy. It's a one-time purchase for each program of $97 (although we do occasionally offer discounts). We have a SUPER basic affiliate page at plyomaster.com/affiliates with some VERY limited info... I'm working on this. I've been starting to get active on Facebook and other forum sites to establish myself as knowledgeable and trustworthy. They're really great programs - the trick is convincing others :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    First build yourself some CTR's or click through rates and a sales ratio. Once you have some numbers create an affiliate resource page and share those numbers to potential affiliates. Then you can contact other product owners with sites like yours and maybe ask for a swap. You put their product on your thank you or download page and they do the same. Also see if they will do an email promotion to their list...
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    • Profile picture of the author PlyoMaster
      Awesome - I like this idea. I was thinking that I wouldn't stand a chance trying to buddy up with our competition, but if we find some folks who have similar, but not the same, type of offerings, there may be a relationship to be made. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Quenton Fyfe
    Hi Kurt,

    As far as getting affiliates goes - it's a case of finding people who already have an audience that would be interested in your training.

    So that's:

    * People with popular websites & blogs that rank for related terms

    * YouTubers with lots of subscribers

    * Any popular podcasts covering the sports you work in?

    You probably know a lot of the big sites in your niche already, since it's your area of expertise. It's really just leg-work, finding these prospects and reaching out to them by email. Or if you really want to stand out - pick up the phone!

    Might be worth starting with some smaller sites - just to polish your outreach, before you approach the "big guns".

    It's good to have banners and promotional material ready for affiliates to use - but I'd be keen to give people a review copy and try to get them to write an article about your training rather than just run a banner.

    If you can do a special offer for their audience - or perhaps a competition to win a free copy that could be attractive as well.


    By the way, your website seemed a bit slow when I visited - so I looked at Google PageSpeed Insights which scored it 0/100 on mobile and 4/100 on desktop for speed.

    Probably worth taking a look at that with your friend who built the site and try to improve it - slow websites are very bad for sales.

    Good luck with your business!
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    • Profile picture of the author PlyoMaster
      Thanks Quenton, I appreciate the feedback - I'm putting all these ideas on my task list
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by PlyoMaster View Post

        Thanks Quenton, I appreciate the feedback - I'm putting all these ideas on my task list

        PlyoMaster, please use the "Quote" button, so we will know who you are talking to.


        Question, there are a lot of female testimonials. Are females your 'target market'? Your opt-in form opens slowly and in my case close to the footer. Most webmasters position the opt-in form close to the header. Since you are using WordPress you might want to activate a heat map to determine where your visitors are completing the opt-in from. It makes a big difference in your conversions.


        Can you outline your sales funnel please.
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        • Profile picture of the author PlyoMaster
          Question, there are a lot of female testimonials. Are females your 'target market'? Your opt-in form opens slowly and in my case close to the footer. Most webmasters position the opt-in form close to the header. Since you are using WordPress you might want to activate a heat map to determine where your visitors are completing the opt-in from. It makes a big difference in your conversions.


          Can you outline your sales funnel please.
          Thanks Jeffrey - I'm not sure I got the quote part right - I guess we'll see when I post.

          So yeah, target market for now is female volleyball players. We'll expand later.

          I didn't want the opt-in form to be super annoying but I'll definitely move it closerto the top if if you think that's best.

          As for the heat map, I'll check that out - I've never used one before but I just installed a plugin and I'll dig in.

          As for my sales funnel, here it is in a nutshell:

          Landing page (opt-in for newsletter + bribe) > Thank You page w/ upsell OTO > optional downsell OTO > user is added to email sequence, ~10 emails over 40 days, then product launch of alternate product OTO (ie: VertBuilder email sequence launches to Highdro and vice versa)

          Here's an old map that's a bit out of date, but sort of conveys the idea:
          http://www.plyomaster.com/wp-content...sterWebMap.jpg

          It's on my list to create an updated map, as some has changed, and much as been added.

          I really appreciate this great feedback, I have no idea what I'm doing aside from reading/watching a bunch of Russell and Jeff Walker - thanks a ton!!!
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