Referral strategies and advice

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Do you have any questions about promoting your referral link? Do you know that you can earn money by telling your friends about points2shop? Did you know that some of our members earn more just promoting than they do doing offers? Well we hope that we can answer most of your questions about promotion and the promotion rates in this message. If we fail to answer your questions in this message please send us a ticket!

Did you know if you bring in active members, you will receive up to 50 cents for each member that signs up, confirms their email and enters their personal information. Another 50 cents for each member that complete an offer over 10 points/cents? However, if your referrals are not very active your referral earnings can drop to 5 cents for each sign-up. If you would like to earn your 50 cents from their sign-up for referring members, make sure to help them and answer any questions that they may have. A member will become active if they are comfortable with the site. The more you help your referrals, the better chance you have at being a top earner!

When you are from the USA or UK it doesn't stop there though. For the first level (your direct referral) you will earn 15% of their earnings. For the second level (their referrals) you will earn 3% of their earnings. For the third level (Your referrals referrals) you will earn 2% of their earnings. That's a bunch of ways to profit and all just for spreading the word! For more information on promotional ratings and referral percentages, visit our Become_a_Promoter wiki page.

Now that you know you can make some cash by referring, you can find your referrals here, or by logging into your account and going to Refer Others and clicking Your Referral Stats.

Mix creativity in your promoting

Get creative with your promoting. Some great examples could be forums (Including money making forums, boredom buster forums, interest forums, etc), youtube video's, blogs, buying banners or advertisements on other websites, groups, friends, your online messenger status, holiday websites, retirement area's, people who are currently out of work or unemployed, people who would like to make an extra income on the side, online shoppers. You can read more about it at the bottom of this page.

Now if you are trying to get someone to sign up using your referral link, you will want to give them as much information as you can so that their minds are at ease. You might want to let them know some key points:

  1. Points2shop works with different advertisers. They give points2shop their banners, and their links. Points2shop then has members who are interested in that offer that uses the offer. When that offer is used, points2shop gets paid for sending the customer to that website. When points2shop gets paid, they pay a portion of that back to the member who completed the offer.

This makes for a happy relationship between everyone. The advertiser receives the members that they want, points2shop receives the funds to keep points2shop up and running, and then gives a portion of that money to the member.

Points2shop isn't a site that you get 'free' things from. Points2shop is a site that you earn things from. You are spending your time on the site, and receiving a gift in return.

You might want to use a pre-written message for when you are promoting your own links:


Hello!

I wanted to take the time to tell you a little about the site that I have been participating in lately. The name of the site is www.points2shop.com. This isn't a 'Get Free Things' site. In fact, nothing in life is free. However, this is a site that you can use to EARN things that you would otherwise have to pay for.

I know, you're probably thinking 'How is that possible!' well, it's possible because advertisers place their links on the points2shop website. Then members like myself go and complete the offers that we are interested in. When I do an offer, points2shop gets paid for bringing me to that advertisers website. When points2shop gets paid, they give me a portion of that payment so that I can then get things from amazon.com.

If you need to know more information you can check their forums where members post the things that they have received for earning points on the points2shop website here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and I hope to see you earning points soon!


If you would rather use a different message or write your own, that's good as well! Also if you advertise about points2shop on another website, either by posting about your experience or making a video and putting it on the web of the things that you have received from points2shop, you can earn 50 points by marking the 'Your Opinion' offer here.

A few ways to make money with our affiliate program

  • Write a review about the points2shop website. Let people know how good it is. Include your affiliate link at the end of the review. Post your review to free sites such as GoArticles.com & EzineArticles.com.
  • Create a free blog (web log) at sites such as Blogger.com or wordpress.com, and post your review of the site, including your affiliate link. Then "ping" your blog at a site such as Pingomatic.com, so it gets picked up quickly by search engines.
  • Join popular marketing forums such as WarriorForum.com, and make frequent contributions to popular threads there. Be sure to go into your forum profile and edit your "signature". Make a signature that includes your affiliate link, or a link to your own "review" website of our services, and website. That way, every time you make a post, anyone who sees it will see your signature and potentially click on your affiliate link.
  • Once every few weeks post a press release at PRweb.com, in which you include your favorable review of points2shop, along with your affiliate link. If you pay them $80, they will guarantee that your press release is picked up by all major search engines, potentially sending you thousands of visitors.
  • If you own an email list of newsletter subscribers or other people who have opted in to receive email offers from you, send them an email telling them about our website, and feel free to use some text from our homepage in your email. Include your affiliate link at the end of the email. You can even use our email sample in our promotion center. NOTE - We do not tolerate spamming in any way.
  • Pay-Per-Click (PPC): Using a PPC account from Google Adwords, Overture, or many others, you can easily generate income with the our affiliate program. You can either send people directly to us using your affiliate link in your PPC ads, or you can create your own website in which you have a review points2shop, followed by your affiliate tracking link.

Tips and tricks to earn more as an affiliate

  • From our experience, you will get the best results from writing your own site reviews, even if it's short. You don't have to be a good writer. Just write what you really think about the site. When you publish your site review, use your general affiliate link (on the top) to send user to our website.
  • You will have much better conversion if you'll put your visitors into a moneymaking mood before sending them to our site. Creating this moneymaking mood means that you build interest in the website and visitor has decided to potentially start completing offers after he reads your site review. Choose from various types of site descriptions, download and adjust them to fit in your site. Experiment with short or long, try to find perfect combination with banners.
  • Try to think like a visitor, when he comes to your page with review or affiliate link, you should draw his attention, build curiosity etc..
  • Experiment with different banners, text links, or reviews. Keep these that bring good results, and change the others. Sometimes only changing a few words or color of a link can make a difference.
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