Affiliate links in opt-in material?

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I am thinking about offering a free ebook as an opt-in incentive. Is it ok to have some affiliate links in it or not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    I personally don't see a problem with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Simiv68 View Post

    I am thinking about offering a free ebook as an opt-in incentive. Is it ok to have some affiliate links in it or not?
    Yes.

    I always have an affiliate link in mine. But I make it look like an afterthought, and present it in such a way that nobody's ever going to think that was my purpose in "giving the freebie". I never let it detract from my overall continuity-process, and I make quite sure that the specific purpose of the freebie is to get the maximum possible open-rate for the email series following it. This is what really matters to your long-term income.

    I know that people do pass those freebies on to other people, and I like to have links to my own site and an affiliate-link included in it, so I can try to get something back from that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Yes, it's perfectly fine. You should do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Ray
    As you can tell from the responses, adding your affiliate links turns your gift into a valuable traffic source.

    Go for it!
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    Greg Ray

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  • Profile picture of the author MarketingMinded
    It's very smart to add affiliate links to your lead magnet. I do for mine. It can bring in a nice bit of sales depending on your flow of leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    yea, its cool. but if its a cpa make sure it is allowed.

    best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Simiv68
    Thanks for all the replies I appreciate the help. I plan on having about 3 or 4 links to affiliate products not including the link to my own site. Too many links? I am afraid it will lose value if I have this many links in it. Alexa says "an" link and "as an afterthought". That's great advice but I was planning on more than just one.
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    • Profile picture of the author CathyAnn
      Originally Posted by Simiv68 View Post

      Thanks for all the replies I appreciate the help. I plan on having about 3 or 4 links to affiliate products not including the link to my own site. Too many links? I am afraid it will lose value if I have this many links in it. Alexa says "an" link and "as an afterthought". That's great advice but I was planning on more than just one.
      Provide such good info that relates to that link that they want to click on it!

      A bunch of links that don't related to anything in the book is annoying.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    You can also have a "recommended reading" section at the end as well.

    Give your honest opinion about an affiliate product, the pros, the cons, and why it would be helpful.
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