Should i promote in free report

by nocturnal911 14 replies
Hi,

I just wanted to check with you guys, whether should i put affiliate links in the free ebook for my subscribers or should i give the free ebook with no links and the affiliate links in the follow up mails??

Pls let me know.
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  • Your initial offering is a preview of what's to come. If you are able to work in an affiliate link or two in a way that it does not take away from your awesome quality free report filled with tons of useful information...(it does have that right?) then go ahead. Otherwise, don't, because you will notice that you have new subscribers one minute, and none the next.
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  • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
    I m confused. Here, i am in some disease niche. I am offering a couple of home remedies to help cure the disease. And my affiliate product is an herbal product for that disease. So, should i promote something like "All these ingredients can be found in this product" or simple send him the free ebook and later in the follow up emails, i promote the herbal product?
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  • Sounds like you could get away with adding in an affiliate link. This scenario also sounds like a good candidate for running a split test to see which way brings you the results that you want.

    I.E.

    A: Send a free eBook, no affiliate link, follow up later.
    B: Send a free eBook, include affiliate link, follow up later.
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    "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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  • Profile picture of the author Nick2910
    You should make it soft selling. Add in some affiliate links but make them flow in your sentences and relevant to what you are saying. don't just blatantly throw them in and say BUY BUY BUY. It is free and people don't want to be forced to buy anything when they are expecting something free only. Be subtle and still helpful and you should be fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ben Holmes
      I'd never send out any report, manual, ebook, etc... without affiliate links in them. This is a benefit to the reader as well as to me - I simply cannot cover a topic in the depth that a reader might like - so I direct them to sources that cover specific topics in far more detail.

      The reader always has the choice of what to look at, and buy - so I simply cannot see why putting affiliate links would make people want to unsubscribe ... if you're doing it the right way.

      The goal is to help people - if you're helping them with the information (and affiliate links to further detailed information) that they're looking for - then how can you go wrong?

      Just my 2 cents worth, anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author PazG
        Yep, I think that adding in some well placed affiliate links is a good idea. Just be sure that the placement of your links flows well and come across as 'helpful' and 'useful' links that your subscribers will benefit from. Somebody mentioned 'soft selling', that's the best way to go, especially in your particular niche. You don't want to come across as opportunist when marketing to people who are suffering from a 'condition'.
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  • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
    Thanks all for your suggestions, i will do A/B split test and will see which one works better.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    Here are a few things to consider, especially with the niche you have chosen:

    1. Would you be doing your visitors a disservice if you were to withhold a cure to their disease? Especailly so you can "build a relationship" and then, have them suffer for another few days before you offered them the solution?

    2. Is a list necessary in the "disease cure" niche? Once their disease is cured by the products you promote, is there any need to contact them again?

    Imagine this scenario...

    You have a headache so you go to the pharmacy to pick up some headache relief medicine. You ask the pharmacist to show you where you can find it.

    He says "GIVE ME YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AND I'LL GIVE YOU THIS FREE BOOK THAT HAS SOME HOME REMEDIES YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY! THEN, IN ABOUT A WEEK, I WILL CALL YOU AND GIVE YOU MORE GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEADACHE. I WILL CONTACT YOU ABOUT THREE MORE TIMES AND THEN FINALLY GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY THE REMEDY YOU WANT RIGHT NOW."

    And your response would be "Why don't you just sell it to me now, because by next week, I won't need your product any more?"
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    • Profile picture of the author nocturnal911
      Hi,

      Well said, so i will be providing the ebook with the affiliate links at the bottom saying like this.

      1. You can find all these remedies integrated in the following product. Check here for more details.

      or

      2. If your suffering is unbearable and wanted an immediate relief, then try this product which can show results within 48 hours.

      Which one should i go for?

      Originally Posted by drewfioravanti View Post

      Here are a few things to consider, especially with the niche you have chosen:

      1. Would you be doing your visitors a disservice if you were to withhold a cure to their disease? Especailly so you can "build a relationship" and then, have them suffer for another few days before you offered them the solution?

      2. Is a list necessary in the "disease cure" niche? Once their disease is cured by the products you promote, is there any need to contact them again?

      Imagine this scenario...

      You have a headache so you go to the pharmacy to pick up some headache relief medicine. You ask the pharmacist to show you where you can find it.

      He says "GIVE ME YOUR NAME AND NUMBER AND I'LL GIVE YOU THIS FREE BOOK THAT HAS SOME HOME REMEDIES YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY! THEN, IN ABOUT A WEEK, I WILL CALL YOU AND GIVE YOU MORE GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HEADACHE. I WILL CONTACT YOU ABOUT THREE MORE TIMES AND THEN FINALLY GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY THE REMEDY YOU WANT RIGHT NOW."

      And your response would be "Why don't you just sell it to me now, because by next week, I won't need your product any more?"
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      • Profile picture of the author mikekey6
        They have read the report, a simple call to action should be all that is needed, like; Click here for relief within 48 hours or something like that. Don't make it to hypey.
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        • Profile picture of the author agmccall
          Should the links be added to the content or at the end of the ebook/report on a page labeled "Resources"

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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    The more it ties into the report in a natural way
    the more likely you are to see more success.

    There's nothing more annoying than receiving
    a FREE report that's promised the earth only
    to be promoted to death at the end of it because the
    strategies within the report can't be carried out
    without the promo links inside it.

    Just have a look around, sign up to some lists here
    that are offering FREE reports and see how they do it.

    Hope this helps!

    Have a great day!!!
    Gavin
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  • Profile picture of the author abbe77
    If affiliate links have something to do with the content and have any relation , then why not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Personally I don't think there is something wrong in adding the links to your ebooks. If you are giving them ebooks so you have a right to do some favour to yourself. And as long as it benefits you. This is a best strategy.
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