How to generate more sales as bloggers

Bloggers are becoming more and more cooperative these days and this makes the industry even more interesting. I’m really loving the spirit.

I want to share with you something I think as bloggers, will help us generate more sales.

First, it has been established that one of the top ways to make money online is to be an author. Create your own products and set your price, and fortunately, product creation has been so simplified. You don’t  need to be an expert in a field to create an product.

From full blown ebooks, short reports, apps, courses, membership site to just anything, you can be the creator of the next big thing if you decide to – well, that may not still be easy for some.

I’m not talking about product creation though but if you are product owner or intend to create one, this is what I think about us (Yes, I’m also a product creator with about 3 products online)

How do we help ourselves sell more?

If you are a selfish blogger, you may not agree with me in this suggestion but don’t worry – many others have found the idea so excellent .

One of the ways  to help each other is to be an affiliate of his product. We drive traffic to the sales page, make sales and earn commission. That’s beautiful. However, I have another idea that can help friends make more sales while we earn nothing in commission. Hear me out!

Some days back, I got a mail from a friend and reader of my blog. He sent me scratch copy of his sales page and briefed me on his product. I was so excited to see how far he has gone.  I was thinking how can I help this guy make more sales? He’s got an interesting piece.

Boommmm! An idea came to me which I think is bright!

I got back to my friend and told him this is what I can do to help you get more sales! Needless to say he was so happy about the idea and instantly approved it. So I said why not extend this to other bloggers? After all, I’m not selfish. Though this little help offered may not help me gain some instant monetary benefits, it helps to promote my brand

bonuses

Buyers like bonuses

If you have ever bought anything online, you surely know the power of bonuses. Many buyers get to their final buying decisions because of the huge value in the bonus pack of the product bought.

If you are selling something online without a bonus, you certainly are leaving some sales on picked.

Offer your product as bonus

Yes! That’s it. I told my friend ok I’ll give you unlimited copies of CashDonator, my WordPress ad plugin to add to your bonus package. That means everyone that buys your product will have a free copy of this plugin.

Isn’t that great?

That does not stop me from promoting my friend’s product for commissions but I think it adds more bonus value to his promote.

Here is what I stand to gain;

  • First, I’m helping a friend make sales
  • I’m doing promotion of my brand
  • I’m doing promotion of my product too. I’m giving out the single licence of the product with full functionalists. That opens a door to sale the unlimited domain licence
  • My relationship with my friend becomes stronger.

Bottom line

If you have a product, I propose you give out some copies to a blogger friend to add to his bonus package. It may not be unlimited – maybe for the first 100 copies sold. It still helps.

If you are selling a product or service and you think CashDonator is a good related bonus, contact me and I’ll freely give you copies  - but note that you must be a reader of my blog.

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Enstine Muki, Money making blogger, PHP developer and author of Viralbird Traffic Script and CashDonator wp Plugin

Comments

  1. Yeah the bonus. In fact people care more about the free bonus than the actual merchandise being sold. Amazing how the selling philosophy works. I agree with you completely on this Enstine. What is the chance of me getting a free copy of Cashdonator?
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  2. Enstine,

    I always like the ideas you come up with: efficient, great and always practical. I have no objection to either contacting you or giving away my product as a bonus. When I finish writing my current ebook, you’ll surely hear from me.

    Until then.

    Always,
    Terungwa

  3. That’s so thoughtful of you Enstine,
    I couldn’t have agreed more on this. We all love free things (Bonuses/Incentives) especially when its an interesting and helpful one that is not easily gotten everywhere like cashdonator.

    This is how most of the people that are doing well in products creation and affiliate marketing and making their huge sells.

    Offer them a bonus that will make their jaw to drop and, they will certainly not look back.

    Interesting piece Enstine, thanks for sharing.
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  4. I think this post really match with my forum title : We Help Each Other to Make Money Online” and from what I read you really help others and others help you, that’s business and one that is actually working.

    See you next time my friend, always a pleasure reading you!
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  5. Hey Enstine,

    You have written another post that will make people sit up and think differently, :)

    You seem to do with most of your posts – you continually bring something new to the table, and that’s what makes a good blogger!

    Your tip to selling more, by cooperating with other bloggers is spot on. I have said it many times before that we all stand a lot to gain by cooperating, rather than competing, with each other. It doesn’t matter what niche we are all in; we can always work together – for the general good of all, :)

    Still on cooperating with other bloggers, what immediately came to my mind is the quote by the great Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    “Competition has been shown to be useful
    up to a certain point and no further,
    but cooperation, which is the thing
    we must strive for today, begins where
    competition leaves off.”
    ——-Franklin D. Roosevelt—–

    :)

    So, any blogger that hopes to really grow and make more money in this business needs to work with others. There’s only so much you can do on your own, no matter how good you think you are.

    My only caution is this – bloggers shouldn’t just rush out there and start giving their products/services to every other blogger to use as bonus. Make sure the product is indeed valuable and you can get something back, on the back-end, ;) Cooperation shouldn’t mean stupidity!

    Thanks for taking the time to write this and for sharing it on the Internet marketing social networking and bookmarking site, Kingged.com. I have crowned (kingged) it and hope others do the same, :)
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    • Hi Kingsley,

      The quote by Franklin perfectly ties with my idea.
      I think if we see things this way, we will be going another step further.

      There are 2 things that are important in this idea;
      1 – Don’t just go out giving your product to just anyone. I propose dealing with bloggers in your community

      2 – Don’t just accept any kind of bonus. Go in for it if it adds more value to your product.

      I think these 2 points are important as you mentioned them in your comment too

      Thanks for another contribution from you and do have a wonderful week
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  6. Hi Enstine,

    Certainly a great idea to promote your own product with your friend product. You’re certainly right, if the buyer get any bonus then he/she more likely to purchase the item.

  7. Yes bonuses definitely work cos they can buy the product from you at the same price as everywhere else, bit get more for their money.

    What also works is making sure you only sell the best products that actually deliver what they claim. If you can do that, you build up a reputation of only selling great products. I like to “recommend” my readers products rather than “sell” them.

    If you can find genuinely helpful products,they will thank you for directing them to buy them.

  8. Hello again Enstine. :)

    I’m not really into such business but the tips looks quite good and helpful.

    I will try to follow them later in my career when I start selling products too.

    Till then Thanks,

    Iftekhar
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  9. Hi Enstine,
    Just like Kingsley has said, you seem to bring something new to the table. I agree, this makes you “good blogger”.

    Your idea of helping other bloggers increase sales is truly thought-provoking. Many would not have thought of doing what you did with your friend.

    However, its a good strategy that shows that succeeding in blogging requires give and take. I doubt if there is no proactive blogger that would not borrow a leaf from this insight.

    http://kingged.com/how-to-generate-more-sales-as-bloggers/

  10. Hi Enstine,

    I like your idea very much. I think that this approach is something that needs to be incorporated into many things that we do. If you have the right attitude and put other people first, are prepared to put yourself out there to help them and not with the motive of getting something in return, you find that you WILL get things in return. Things have a habit of coming back to you tenfold.

    As Shalu said above, sometimes people value the bonus more than the actual product. I’ve bought products myself on the strength of the bonuses that I may not have bought otherwise. It’s a good strategy that clearly works and has many benefits.

    Thanks for thinking of this and putting the idea out there, Enstine.

    Regards,
    Glenn
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    • Hey Glenn,
      Welcome to my blog today ;)
      I couldn’t reply earlier because I was busy with some business partners that came in.

      Yes, bonuses add incredible value to any product in the market. They are the reason why many buyers buy some products. So I’m just thinking if I can help someone with a valuable product to add to his bonus package, that will be giving him some push ;)

      Let me know if you are selling some product where CashDonator will be an attractive bonus ;)
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  11. Hi Enstine,

    Thanks for writing this mate. Looks good. For me, always ‘bribe’ readers. Give them a reason to try it out.

    It can simply be trial, free ebook and anything you can think off. Just make sure it is damn worth it and you should be just fine :)

    By the way, how have you been mate?

    Take care!
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  12. YES, Freebies would help a much to increase affiliate sales, this is what top affiliate marketers doing while promoting newly launched products.

    Apart from this, we should provide enough information’s about the product including videos, screenshots etc will help people to make buying decision.

    Thanks.
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  13. Enstine,

    The power of partnership! I teamed up with my friend Phil Dews to create my new product. Adding your product as a bonus only helps all involved….including the customer.

    The more freely you give the more easily you receive. What a simple lesson in karma here.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Enstine, a product without bonus is hard to sell these days. Almost every product has a bonus added for the customers. There are exceptions though but in the IM, MMO and SEO niche it is now a standard to either bundle several products or add another one as a bonus to get better conversions.
    Bilal Ahmad recently posted…13 Best Free Online Broken Link Checker ToolsMy Profile

  15. Enstine, you sure have the heart of a great blogger and exceptional marketer. Only a few bloggers understand this trick and how it can help them in the long run to make more sales.

    Life and success are about give and take; you get more when you give more. To some people, it might look like a big mistake on your part for offering free copies of Cash Donator to every buyer of your friend’s product. Come to think of it, if your friend sells 1000 copies of his product, that means 1000 more persons now know about your product and the fact that you are a trusted product creator. Those people might not buy the Cash Donator plugin, but the awareness they’ve got about you opens a new door for your other products to be bought having tested the free product you offered them.

    Like you rightly said, giving the free product ensures your friend sells more of his product, improve the relationship, gives you a sense of fulfilment and joy, and also improves your popularity and trustworthiness. The benefits are actually enormous.
    You have really demonstrated how true friends should help themselves. Friendship sometimes demands being selfless so that the next person can gain more. You are indeed a good friend. How I wish we could all copy from you.

    Thanks for sharing with us. Do have a pleasant new week.
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  16. Hi Enstine,

    Well, this is defiantly an awesome idea my friend. It would greatly help both bloggers to get more sales and more brand awareness. And it will open the doors for you to get his full support when ever you need it. Thank you so much for sharing the idea.
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  17. Affiliate marketing without a doubt works as a money generator for bloggers, Enstine. And the instruction on how to make MORE money is illuminating. Just like the illustration on how to recommend your product as a bonus. As we know, not all are free and in that way, that will make them sense that it is a good buy!

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social bookmarking and networking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  18. There are no words to say it is a great post for new and smart bloggers also. You have good explains in your Post .Content marketing is one of the best way to expose and generate more sales as bloggers and blogging is totally depend on content so content is king.We can earn money by the content marketing. Thanks for sharing with us

  19. People really love bonus and you can leverage on this to sale your products. This is definitely a practical way to generate more sales as a blogger. This is an idea totally worth implementing.

    I found this article on Kingged.com and also left a comment on it.
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  20. Hi Enstine,

    Interesting tips!
    I like your idea to help others promote their products. Indeed, it should be people help each other in goodness. Furthermore, with a little help we could also get a bonus. Awesome idea! :)

    Thank you for sharing these useful tips, Enstine.
    I have always enjoyed reading your article, especially ‘how to’ articles like this ;)

    Regards,
    Nanda
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  21. Hi Enstine,
    Interesting tips! Well Written and Cool tips :)
    I have liked your idea to help others promote their products. Indeed, it should be people help each other in goodness. Furthermore, with a little help we could also get a bonus. Awesome idea! :)

    Thank you for sharing these useful tips, Enstine. I’d always enjoyed reading your article.
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  22. Yes bonus it’s the best word in the marketing, everyone eagerly to catch- up the bonus, they don’t know that is the plane of owner. sir you give interesting topics, and I wanted please give a post on the best earning source of blogging. thank you sir
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  23. Hey Enstine,
    Very useful guide. I visited your blog for the first time and going mad over all your articles. I really liked your blog and going to visit again for sure. Eagerly waiting for your next post Enstine.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend :)
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  24. Hi Enstine,
    You always surprise me with new ideas. Offering bonus with the primary product serves as a good incentive. I also agree Bonus is a very good way to promote your product. It also helps to build relationship with other bloggers. Thanks for sharing, waiting for your next one..