If there’s one thing about social media that I love, it’s the relationships. As a business woman, I’m thrilled to extend the social relationships of the blogosphere to the business world. It brings me great joy to partner with others in a mutually beneficial affiliate relationship.
If you’re a blogger or even just someone who stays well-connected with like-minded friends via Facebook and email, truly, thanks for your interest in working with Katie Kimball and Kitchen Stewardship to promote Healthy Snacks to Go, The Family Camping Handbook, The Everything Beans Book, Smart Sweets, Better Than a Box, and any other eBooks that will be coming along in upcoming months. You’ll earn 33% of any sales made after someone clicks on your unique, trackable link, whether the link is on a website, in an email, or on Facebook or Twitter.
If you’re ready to jump right in, click here to sign up and start promoting. For more information, keep reading…
- All affiliates will earn 33% of any sales made after clicking your link. You even get to “keep” that person’s sales if they come back to me within a month or two, as they’ll be tracked by a cookie that lasts for six months. The commissions are somewhat small numbers, but small books are easy to sell and the total can really add up. Don’t need to know any more? Click here to sign up!
- Payments are made via Paypal by or before the 15th of each month for the previous month’s sales. There are no fees taken out of your commission by Paypal.
- There is no minimum payout via Paypal; you get paid no matter how small your total is.
- You are invited to request a review copy of any eBook free of charge if you either (a) sell one book, (b) have over 20,000 pageviews per month, (c) have over 500 subscribers, OR (d) can creatively convince me that you’re the perfect affiliate for the books and need to see one to know how to promote it. Just email me at kitchenstew at gmail.com.
- The “don’ts”: Please don’t spam people to try to sell eBooks, and absolutely no advertising on sites that contain profanity, nudity, hate language or other stuff that wouldn’t be acceptable in church (always a good measuring stick for ethics).
Feel free to write a review of either eBook or use a blog post to generate some buzz. If you are going to post any of the recipes, please keep a few things in mind.
Recipe methods (not ingredients) are copyrighted, so you’ll need to type up your own instructions. Also, because this is solely an electronic book, I’m particularly sensitive to there being other electronic copies of the recipes on the Internet. Some recipes are already posted at my site, and you are welcome to post those recipes on your blog. A link back to my version is appreciated.
There are a handful of recipes that are not found anywhere online, and I think to preserve them within the ebook is important, respecting the fact that people are paying money for the product. It wouldn’t be fair if 100% of the content could be pieced together from various blogsites across the Internet.
Please do NOT post recipes for (HSTG, 2nd edition):
- Power Bars (any versions)
- Peanut Butter Kisses
- Soaked granola
- Popeye Bars
- Protein Bars
- Stovetop Cinnamon Rice Pudding
- Grain-free Granola
- Butternut Spice Bars
- Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
- Graham Crackers
- Grain-free coconut or pumpkin Muffins
- Kid-friendly Beef Jerky
Please do NOT post recipes for (TEBB):
- Cheesy White Chicken Chili
- 7-Layer Tex Mex Appetizer Dip
- Cuban Black Beans and Rice
- Pesto “Bean”-fredo
- Spaghetti and Pinto Bean Chili
- Black-Eyed Pea Casserole
- Grain-Free Fudgy Brownies
You are welcome to grab any photos you find on KS and the table of contents, both here.
You MAY post the following recipes from Smart Sweets:
- Pumpkin Cookies
- Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cinnamon Raisin Spelt Drops
- Classic Butter Cake
- Coconutty White Cake
- Whole Wheat Fruit Pizza
- Peppermint Coconut Bark
- Kelly’s Probiotic Fudge Bars
- Cherry Almond Crepes
- Apple crisp (the free download)
You MAY post the following from Better Than a Box:
- cream of potato/veg soup
- both cornbreads
- wheat thin style crackers
- all the dressings
- pepper steak
- Dad’s cheeseburger helper
- Honey Dijon Chicken Casserole
- Chicken rice-a-roni sub
- Mexican beans and rice
- Homestyle Crunchy Topped Chicken Casserole (the free download)
- Spicy cheesy chicken dip
- Sausage spinach pasta toss
- pumpkin muffins
Grab images HERE for Better Than a Box recipes.
If you do include affiliate links within a post, jot a quick little disclosure statement at the end of the post so readers know you’ll profit from the link. (The FTC, or some such lettered governmental organization, says you have to. Don’t get us both in trouble, okay?) I usually say something blatantly honest and full of personality like: “Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Kitchen Stewardship’s eBooks, which means I’ll earn a small commission from any sales made through these links. However, I eat the power bars almost daily. Do you think I wouldn’t be telling you about where to find the recipe anyway?” It’s a good idea to have a general disclosure statement somewhere on your blog that you can also link to at this point. See mine?
Often the most effective way to “sell” a product is simply by using it and talking about it, like mentioning a new recipe you tried on Facebook or tweeting about what you’re snacking on while sitting at a soccer game. Include your affiliate link, and you may be on your way to a sale!
Some affiliates have already made triple digit commissions, and others have made $25-50 in a few days just for writing a post about an ebook. Click here to sign up!
- Can I buy a book with my own affiliate link? Yes, you are welcome to purchase products using your own affiliate link.
- Do I have to have big blog following to be approved? No way. You don’t even have to have a blog to be an affiliate, if you think your friends and family would be interested in the ebooks via email or Facebook. In fact, I rarely even know who my affiliates are unless you cause trouble. But don’t tell; that doesn’t sound very responsible, does it?
- How do I know if I’ve made a sale? The shopping cart program you sign up with will send an email each time you earn a commission. You can also log in and click the “sales” tab.
- Can I use a URL shortener like bit.ly or tinyurl? You bet. The affiliate tracking will still work just fine. You may want to use a trackable URL shortener like owl.ly, which will help you determine which tweets are getting clicked on.
- Where does the link send my readers/friends? The common hop link connects to this ebook buy page at Kitchen Stewardship, so even if you’re just promoting a particular eBook, readers have a chance to read about and purchase any of them. Each book also has an individual link.
- What happens when there’s a sale running? The eBook sales are always by coupon code, so if your reader clicks on a link in your sidebar, for example, and doesn’t know about the sale, they’ll pay full price and you’ll get full commission. You are welcome to advertise when I run a discount code (and it’s wise to do so as people LOVE a good deal), and if your readers use the code, you simply get 33% of the sale price. I will email affiliates when running a sale so you can profit from the deal.
- Will there be other eBooks coming? Yes, at least that is the plan. You are automatically signed up for any future eBooks as an affiliate; I will keep you up to date of new releases.
- Where do I find banners and buttons for my sidebar? The Ads tab has everything you need!
- What if I have another question? Please email me at kitchenstew [at] gmail [dot] com. Make the subject sound urgent if it’s urgent, please! I can also be found on Twitter @kitchenstew, and I’m much quicker at answering a DM than an email.
Click here to sign up as an affiliate!
The How-To Nitty Gritty About Registering as an Affiliate
I made my husband sign up just so I could make sure there weren’t any confusing hoops to jump through. If you’re a pretty experienced affiliate for others, you may just be able to buzz right through. If you run into questions, come on back here.
- Click here to sign up. The WP Affiliate tool will ask you to pick a username, input your email and a password, and then send you an activation code in that email.
- You will be asked to enter your Paypal email as well. If you have Paypal, as stated above, you will be paid that way without any fees coming out of your commissions. If you do not have Paypal, you can email me to override the system, and you’ll receive a check in the mail instead. Please do enter your “optional” website address, if you have one. The Paypal email doesn’t have to be connected to Paypal. Remember to email me if it’s not!
- After logging in successfully, you will see “Your Affiliate Link” on on the “Home” screen.
- I recommend copying the “common affiliate hop link,” which goes to the ebook buy page at Kitchen Stewardship. That way, no matter which book you’re promoting, readers might be tempted by the other one as well. The hop link code looks like this:
- The “Ads” tab has numerous banners to choose from. Simply copy and paste the code into your own posts/sidebars and they will automatically include your affiliate code.
- If you need to change your email address or Paypal email, click “edit profile” at affiliate home. “Sales” tells you how many sales you’ve made.
- That’s all there is to it! You’re ready to use your affiliate link in any blog post, Twitter, Facebook, email, or as an image link in your sidebar. You may want to test your own before publishing it; I’m no Google Adsense and will certainly not banish you from the program!
Click here to get started.
Images, Buttons and Banners
Basic cover images for your posts are found below. You can also find banners and buttons in many sizes on the “Ads” tab of the Affiliate login. You are welcome to make your own images, but I’d appreciate you sharing them with me if they’re any good!
To grab the images below: Right click on the image and save it to your computer, then upload it into a post.
Cover Images for posts:
Thank you again for signing up to be an affiliate for Kitchen Stewardship’s eBooks! I look forward to partnering with you and benefiting the both of us!
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