Updated November 4, 2016
Affiliate marketing can be quite lucrative. Personally, it’s my top income stream.
This page is dedicated to one of my favorite affiliate marketing programs online, not only because it consistently pays well, but because there’s a fantastic hidden marketing gem mixed in.
Please note, as an active affiliate myself, the links below are my personal referral links to the program.
I’ve promoted these bundles as an affiliate, and as a contributor. I’ve made excellent income from them.
I’m talking about Ultimate Bundles. I can absolutely vouch for them, and for the people who run them. And like I said, do not miss the hidden marketing gem (more below).
(If you don’t need further convincing, sign up for the affiliate program here.)
What are Ultimate Bundles?
A few times a year, Ryan & Stephanie Langford and the Ultimate Bundles team put together a HUGE package (a.k.a. bundle) of ebooks & ecourses. Then they sell the bundle at a steep discount.
The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is an example. (It goes on sale in October each year.)
Bundles typically include thousands of dollars worth of product for a fraction of the cost, usually between 90-97% off!
How can they offer the bundle at such a huge discount?
The key is collaboration. The UB team gathers together a huge pool of authors, and combines all their ebooks & ecourses into one bundle. Then everyone promotes the bundle at once, resulting in massive sales. It’s like a tsunami marketing effort.
The profit comes from the total package. Plus the huge, coordinated marketing effort gets a lot more buyers. Everyone comes out ahead.
OK, I’m a blogger. Can I make money?
Once you’re signed up and accepted to the affiliate program, you will receive a unique-to-you affiliate link. Use this link whenever you talk about the bundle on your blog or whenever you promote it.
- Write about the bundle in a blog post. The link you use when talking about it should be your affiliate link. Don’t simply link to the standard homepage of the sale. USE YOUR AFFILIATE LINK. Your reader will land on the standard sales page, but your affiliate link is what tracks your sales and allows you to get paid.
- Share your affiliate link in your email(s). Don’t just drop it in there. Include some context. Stories about your experience with a bundle work great!
- Include a graphic image in your sidebar (which will be provided along with the affiliate information you receive once you become an affiliate). Link that image to the sales page, again, using your affiliate link. (Related: How to Make a Clickable Image)
- Post your affiliate link on Facebook or Twitter. If you do, make sure you indicate it is a referral or affiliate link. (Related: Are You Disclosing Properly)
Whenever someone clicks through your affiliate link and purchases the bundle, you’ll get a commission (40% if you don’t have a resource in the bundle yourself). It adds up.
But how do I get people to buy the bundle?
Great question. One of the things I really appreciate about the UB team is they are super thorough. Once you sign up for the affiliate program, you have access to the affiliate portal with all kinds of excellent info…
This is the hidden gem of being an affiliate
The affiliate portal is an excellent resource, not just for the bundle though.
It contains the usual stuff, like your affiliate codes, banners, graphics, images and buttons as well as your commissions ledger (once the sale gets started) and stats.
My favorite part of the affiliate portal is the marketing training. For example, you’ll have access to webinars with the UB team explaining how a specific bundle is going to work, marketing tips, what they’ve learned from past bundle sales and more. Here’s a screenshot taken during a recent marketing webinar.
The webinar is awesome, but it’s not all. Other tools you’ll get are email copy (written by professional copywriters), tips for maximizing your sales, video interviews of successful sellers in the past and much more.
Y’all. These are tips from seasoned bloggers and marketers. This is so valuable, not just for this sale but going forward as well.
Go sign up to be an affiliate now. Even if you don’t sell one bundle, you will come out ahead just in knowledge alone.