June 13th, 2018

June 13th, 2018

How to get your affiliate ID

Finally figured this out. I’m using JVzoo because that’s where I bought my first product. Here are the steps I took to send a request to a vendor from whom I’d bought a product. You can also, of course, search for a product yourself and make a request “cold”. Michael Cheney gives some tips on this in his training called Commissions Machine. (<–  Yup, that’s an affiliate link. Just got approved today!)

  1. Email the vendor directly, asking them for permission to become their affiliate.
    1. I included my purchase ID, which is included in an email you get when you make a purchase, and also on JVzoo, in the “My Purchases” section.
  2. The vendor will then direct you to the product page on JVzoo (I did try searching for it on my own, but failed – there are just too many products and no matter what search criteria you use, such as the EXACT NAME OF THE PRODUCT OR VENDOR, the one you want never shows up). Here’s what that email looked like. The link ends in the product ID. (Click the picture to enlarge)
  3. Once you’ve been approved, you’ll get an email informing you of this, and giving you the link (the same link to the product you used to send your request – except now it shows links to promotional tools and maybe to bonuses). Here’s a sample (click the image to enlarge):
      1. That link will include links to banners and other tools useful to promote the product.
  4. You can see all the products you’ve been approved for all in one place. This is a very useful link and I would bookmark it as you will be using it a lot. The link is of course hidden inside the many menus on your JVzoo member’s page, but I could never remember where it was, so I made it a favourite and now it’s always there in my browser’s link-bar. Thanks to that brainwave, I was able to make this screenshot for you:

Other things I learned today

  1. How to get rid of the “Insecure Login” warning when you try to log into your WordPress administration area.
    1. “If you are accessing it over HTTPS (https://affiliatenewbie.sheffnersweb.net/) this could produce such error because your subdomain has no SSL installed. “
    2. “I have just in case installed a Lets Encrypt SSL for affiliatenewbie.sheffnersweb.net from cPanel – Lets Encrypt. “
    3. This fixed the problem.
    4. “If you need to configure the website to load over HTTPS, please go through the steps below:
      https://www.siteground.com/kb/how_to_configure_wordpress_to_work_with_a_new_domain/”
    5. At first  I tried configuring (via cPanel) affiliatenewbie.sheffnersweb.net
      but I couldn’t identify the database (I have about 10 blogs). Somehow, when I installed WP on this blog (using Softaculous) it assigned a random ID to the database.
    6. I changed to https from inside my blog’s admin panel.
    7.  identified the wp database from within cPanel by clicking on wp-options inside each database
      1.  
    8. Can I change the database name for easier identification?
      1. No, but there is a workaround.
  2. When I added the images above, I made them all thumbnails (the smallest size), but when I clicked on them in the preview window, nothing happened! What the…? A quick search revealed my mistake: when adding the image, I’d left  the “Link to” field set to “None”, when it should be one of the other options.
  3. I also discovered “When you choose media file, visitors are sent to a browser screen with just the full-size image displayed, while choosing attachment page sends them to the default page created by WordPress for every media file.In both cases, visitors are sent to another location, and in the case of media file, your website header and footer are missing, so in effect they’re being sent off your site.
    A better method – and the one you most commonly see – is to show the larger image in a popup window. And adding that functionality to WordPress is just a plugin away.”

    1. One such plugin is WP Featherlight.

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a blog about affiliate marketing. You can bet your bottom dollar that all the links here are affiliate links.
This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a commission. Your cost will be the same as if you order directly. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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