Affiliate programs

Affiliate programs in blogs and online networks

Following is some text we suggest using if you discuss The Virtual Handshake in your blog or mailing list:

1. Promote The Virtual Handshake on your Website

Simply add a picture of the book jacket from The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online to your blog or other website, and you can begin earning up to 10% commission for each buyer you refer. For example, click here for directions on how to register as an Amazon affiliate. Once you are registered, use this link to locate the Virtual Handshake book: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814472869/.

The #1 driver of our sales on Amazon is the number of five-star reviews there. If you”ve read our book and like it, we”d very much appreciate it if you could post a review on Amazon. Also, please add us to your Amazon Listmania lists. For more information on affiliate programs, see How to Really Make Money on the Internet With an Amazon.com Affiliate Site.

You can add links to the Virtual Handshake purchase page on Amazon, and to TheVirtualHandshake.com web site, by copying and pasting the code below. Just replace “handshake-20” at the end of the Amazon link below with your own Amazon affiliate ID.

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814472869/handshake-20">
<img src="http://thevirtualhandshake.com/assets/images/thevirtualhandshake_cover_112x162.png" alt="The Virtual Handshake book cover" /></a>
<p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814472869/handshake-20"> Buy <em>The Virtual Handshake</em> here</a></p>
<p><a href="http://thevirtualhandshake.com">Visit the <em>The Virtual Handshake</em> Blog and Resource Site</a></p>

2. Promote The Virtual Handshake on your Mailing List

You can use your email list to tell people about The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online. Just replace “handshake-20” at the end of the Amazon link below with your own Amazon affiliate ID. Some sample text that you could use:

I just finished reading a unique book, ”The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors and Closing Deals Online”. I urge you to get a copy for yourself, and a few more for your colleagues.

The Virtual Handshake is the first book I”ve seen on how businesspeople can leverage online networks: to find new clients, new business partners, new clients, or even a new job. More technically, this is the first mass market book about “social software”: blogs, social network sites, relationship capital management software, and so on. A lot of people are talking about these technologies; this book talks about how you can actually use them in business.

I”m not the only one who is excited about the book. Robert B. Cialdini, the author of “Influence: Science and Practice”, said, “Anyone planning to build a business ? online or not ? will benefit from this pioneering book.” The CEOs of Best Software, Ecademy, and Military.com have all raved about it ? not to mention Craig Newmark (founder of craigslist) and David Allen (author of “Getting Things Done”), among many others.

I suggest visiting http://www.TheVirtualHandshake.com, a resource site which includes a directory of all the major social software companies, a Reader”s Guide, a blog, and many other resources that can help you to use all of these cool technologies.

If you”d like to buy a copy or read more, just click here:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0814472869/handshake-20
(Full disclosure: I have an Amazon affiliate ID, so I”ll earn a little money if you click on that link. So please click on that link!)

Thanks!