It’s funny how this post came out of drinking a cup of tea this morning.
I was making breakfast for my kids and two cups of tea, one for me and one for my wife. I took out two cups from the cupboard and had a little chuckle to myself when I looked at the actual cup I was using.
Yep it was this one, the one with Free Monthly Websites written on it which we gave to all competition winning affiliates for promoting Free Monthly Websites as they all done such a fantastic job. To be honest I completely forgot about the cup and it was only until I saw it today, that I thought I would write about the advantages it had to making an impact and more affiliate sales.
Thanks for the mug
What kind of an impression do you think it projects when you receive something in the post for free from a company that appreciates what you have done?
Only last week I received a new mouse mat, pen and note pad from Ezine Articles. I am using the pen and the notepad daily (don’t need a mouse mat) as it was a handy gift. However as well as it being a handy gift, it is a constant reminder of Ezine Articles. Ezine Articles is written on the side of the pen and on the notepad which I write on. Therefore I have this constant reminder of Ezine Articles on my desk every day reminding me to go and post an article.
So when I ask the question what kind of an impression does a free gift project? It projects a constant impression of how well you have done and a reminder to return to the site or promote the product again and again.
Break out the champagne
Another great example to send is champagne, although it doesn’t have the long lasting effect that a physical useable item has, it does have the luxury aspect and celebratory edge which is always appreciated. Dave Nicholson and I sent our top affiliates for PLR Monthly a lovely bottle of champagne which was very well received and not forgotten.
Some good promotional gifts to send
It’s not as easy as it seems the first time around sending gifts for promotions or for promotional competition winners. You do have to do a little research; you can’t assume everyone likes champagne, wine, chocolate and cheese.
A few items you can send with added company logo’s are:
• Mugs and cups
• Flash drives (great for an online business)
• Memory sticks (great for an online business)
• Memo cards
As you can see this is something to remember for future reference when it comes to product promotions and gaining favour from your affiliates. Remembering to give something back goes a long way, it’s not just about giving your affiliates a commission it’s about making an impression as well. To keep them promoting keep feeding them.
The next time I drink from that mug I will think about this blog post
Have you received any gifts recently or given any gifts in your business or work? Let me know I would love to hear from you.
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