AFFILIATES

If you would like to promote my ebook Survive Pandemic Flu you will find some useful material on this page. The order processing and affiliate management is handled by ClickBank, so if you are not already familiar with their system be sure to visit them and sign up to get your ClickBank affiliate nickname. You can register your ClickBank nickname by going through their page here:


Once you have your ClickBank nickname, come back here and find out how you can promote the book.

In the affiliate URLs immediately below, which disguise the fact that your link is a ClickBank affiliate URL, nickname is your ClickBank affiliate nickname, and tidvalue is an optional ClickBank tracking ID. Be sure to substitute in your own nickname before posting your affiliate URL anywhere.

Cloaked ClickBank Affiliate Referral Code

http://www.survivepandemicflu.com/go/nickname/

http://www.survivepandemicflu.com/go/nickname/tidvalue/

Note: All that happens with this go script is that it looks for a ClickBank nickname and a tracking ID. If it finds either the nickname, or both variables, it reformats the request into a regular ClickBank hoplink and redirects the request through the hoplink so that the visitor ends up on the home page here after ClickBank has logged the referral.

If you prefer to use a regular ClickBank hoplink, my ClickBank publisher name is surviveflu

Affiliate Benefits


You stand to make 65 percent commission, or approximately $17.36, on a book that really helps people cut through the confusion that surrounds this topic, and shows them what protective measures they can take to prepare for the current pandemic and any future pandemic.

Before we get to the details, let me take a minute to explain why promoting this product is going to benefit you. You and I both know that the quality of the majority of affiliate-promoted ebooks is pretty darn poor. Well, I can guarantee that this is not the case here.

When you promote Survive Pandemic Flu you will not secretly feel that you are pushing some suspect product that you would never promote to people you know, let alone buy yourself. The ebook is carefully researched and was written by someone (me) who has been actively interested in the topic since 1995. In fact I spent several years looking into every aspect of influenza as I prepared to write my first novel. I drew upon my training as a scientist to learn everything I could about this wiley microbe, and much of what I learned back then helped me to put the current book together.

So, the bottom line is that you are going to be promoting a quality product which you can feel good about.

Become A Registered Affiliate


Some of the available resources on this page require that I know your ClickBank nickname in order to put them into effect. This can be done by registering as an affiliate of this site. You can do that from the following page:


The following are some of the benefits to being a registered affiliate.

Receive The Newsletter
You will automatically be placed on my affiliate email list, but you can opt out any time.

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
If you use Adwords to send traffic to this product you can measure your conversion rates by providing your Google conversion ID (your ClickBank nickname will be used to look up your Google conversion ID). Note that your Google conversion ID is a 10-digit sequence of digits. This Google tracking ID will be sent on to Google from the Thank You page after a customer has placed a successful order.

Ebook Rebranding
In order to download rebrandable books that contain your ClickBank affiliate link in them you need to supply your ClickBank nickname, and that is handled by being registered.

Double Or Triple Your Conversions
One of the main advantages to registering is that I am then able to offer exiting traffic the same rebrandable 45-page preview of the book and have it carry your ClickBank affiliate URL. I use Dave Guindon's Exit Splash script to do this, and couple it with the auto-rebranding technology discussed lower in the page to maximize your conversion rate.

Article / Blog Swatches


Feel free to use these sample promotions in your blog posts or article marketing. I recommend rewriting them a little, if needed, to match your voice.

Note that I have added the cloaked form of the affiliate URL to these articles, which is http://www.survivepandemicflu.com/go/nickname/ and that nickname needs to be replaced with your actual ClickBank nickname.

The alternative is to use the standard ClickBank hoplink:
http://nickname.surviveflu.hop.clickbank.net/

Either will work fine, but the former is recommended since it is not so obviously an affiliate URL.






Email Alerts


You can use the following sample email posts to alert your opt-in subscribers. I recommend sending these messages out in the order they are presented here, one a day, over a 4-day period. You may wish to rewrite them a little to suit your voice.

Once again, I have added the cloaked form of the affiliate URL to these articles which is http://www.survivepandemicflu.com/go/nickname/

Be sure to replace nickname with your actual ClickBank nickname. If you prefer, you can also use the standard ClickBank hoplink:
http://nickname.surviveflu.hop.clickbank.net/






Rebrandable Ebook


A rebrandable version of a 45-page preview of Survive Pandemic Flu, which will carry your ClickBank affiliate URL, is available. You can either download the book and distribute it yourself, or you can simply hand out a URL that will allow the prospect to download the book from this site with your affiliate ID already added.

To access the rebrandable ebook, simply register as an affiliate of this site if you have not already done so, then go to this page to retrieve the book:



Exit Traffic Captured For You!


By using Dave Guindon's Exit Splash script I am able to interrupt an exiting prospect and offer them a copy of the rebrandable ebook mentioned above. Provided that you have registered as an affiliate of this site, so that your ClickBank nickname is on record, your (cloaked) affiliate URL will be automatically added to the rebranded ebook as they download it.

The technology does depend on the assumption that the prospect has cookies enabled while they are browsing the site, but otherwise this is a great way to re-engage that large percentage of prospects who do not purchase on the first visit.

On the offchance that you might nonetheless want to switch off this exit popup you can simply add the following query string parameter to the query string used to invoke the home page: exit_popup_off=1


FREE ClickBank Bonus Delivery Software


As bonus, any affiliate who makes at least five successful referrals will be entitled to a copy of my ClickBank Bonus Delivery Software. Just keep a record of the ClickBank receipt ID values and send them my way when you have accumulated enough to claim your copy of the software.

What does the software do? It is a web application that keeps track of all your ClickBank transactions and emails you an alert each time you make a sale (though you can disable this feature if you like). The main benefit is that it allows you to specify files that will be automatically delivered to prospects who purchase through your affiliate links. This makes bonus delivery a completely hands-off process. I use the software for my own affiliate promotions and it is perhaps the most useful piece of affiliate software that regularly use.

Use the contact page on this site to send me your CB receipts and I will provide you with a URL to download the software.


Ebook Cover Art


Here is the cover of the book, reproduced in a few different sizes for you to grab and insert into your promotions.




Frequently Asked Questions


1. Are You Hyping The Pandemic Threat Simply To Sell Your Book?

No. Pandemic influenza has the potential to be just as deadly to us today as it has demonstrated itself to be in episodes past. None of the fundamental biology of influenza pandemics has changed over the centuries, so we are just as exposed today. While it is true that we understand the science so much better, human behavior has not changed all that much with regard to dealing with crisis events. We simply are not mentally prepared for these, and we make many of the same mistakes each time we are faced with a pending disaster. Educating ourselves, which is the aim of Survive Pandemic Flu, is one of the best ways to prepare and protect ourselves against threats of this nature.

2. What Is The Best Promotion Strategy For This Product?

Because Survive Pandemic Flu is NOT priced very highly I recommend that you do NOT use costly PPC campaigns as a promotion strategy. The exception would be if you can find a way to get really cheap clicks (say for 5 cents or less). So while PPC is possible, I would say it requires some ingenuity, and you are better off promoting the book through existing email lists, and by using sites that allow you to add web copy - like Squidoo, Hubpages, WetPaint, and the like.

3. How Can I Be Sure That I'll Get Paid On Time - Or At All?

ClickBank manages the affiliate program for my ebook. So the customer actually pays ClickBank directly and they in turn pay you. That means your commission is credited to you the moment the sale is processed. You're never waiting on me to pay you. ClickBank pays you every two weeks, like clockwork.

Affiliate Conduct


Before you promote my product, I only have one request: Please don't "spam" people.

And I'm not just talking about the illegal kind (see the clarification on spamming below).

I'm also talking about the overall approach taken to promoting my product. Please make sure that you are not being overly "hypey" when you contact your subscribers or client-base, publish ads/articles or otherwise drive targeted traffic.

Your target audience is huge, since a pandemic threatens everyone in the community. You simply need to point people towards the sales page and remind them that nobody is immune, and that education is their number one means to avoid having to deal with the fallout of a pandemic that overtakes their community. If you simply do that there is a very good chance that your traffic will convert. I can guarantee that if Survive Pandemic Flu has competitors, they cannot hold a candle to the content found in this book - a simple consequence of the fact that very few writers have a good understanding of this complex subject, and I happen to be one of them.

Thanks so much in advance for your promotional efforts.



Problems With The Web Site?
If you spot any problems with the operation of this web site, in particular with regard to the affiliate resources, use the contact page to alert me and I will look into the issue and try to get it fixed right away.

Clarification of the term Spamming
You are prohibited from promoting this product by spamming - including, but not limited to, unsolicited commercial email broadcasts, forum/newsgroup crossposting, blog-spamming, solicitation on classifieds sites, social network spamming and otherwise contacting anyone without their prior permission. Please visit FTC.org to learn more about ethical marketing practices, guidelines and laws.

Any affiliates caught spamming will be immediately reported to ClickBank

See ClickBank's specific rules and regulations regarding affiliate promotion here