How to use Affiliate Stacking to Grow Your Network Marketing Business
Thank you so much for downloading this guide. I put this guide together because after working online for over twenty years now, I feel like I’ve found the perfect solution to growing your Network Marketing Business with Affiliate Stacking that can make a big difference in your business and success.
In this guide to using Affiliate Stacking to grow your Network Marketing business, I’m going to go over what Affiliate Stacking is, how to use it, and give you the perfect setup that will give your recruits the five things they need to succeed online even before they join your Network Marketing company!
I’ll also go over the three common problems all network marketers face and how Affiliate Stacking eliminates those problems!
Whether you are just starting out as a network marketer or you’ve been in the industry for a long time, I hope this guide brings you value.
As a quick disclaimer, I am a member of some of the programs mentioned within this guide and may directly or indirectly earn commissions if you join any of them through the links provides. While that is not the point of this guide, I would like to say that if you do join any of these programs, please reach out
and let me know. Your support is greatly appreciated and I’d love to know that you signed up and be there to help you with your success!
Let me know if you have any questions, need some guidance, or just want to share a victory.
I’d love to hear from you.
Three Big Problems Every Network Marketer Has
There’s a common theme around all network marketing companies – it’s not easy to find success as a network marketer!
If you’ve been a network marketer for any length of time, with any amounts of success, you’ll agree… it’s not easy!
And if you’re new to network marketing, you’ve seen the potential and the rewards of succeeding in network marketing and that’s why you joined and became a network marketer.
If you look at any network marketing company, there is only a small percentage of people who are succeeding in that company. And a very large percentage who are not.
But, let’s be fair and honest here… we all know that the majority of people who sign up don’t put in the work that is necessary to succeed. This may be because they simply don’t have the time, they don’t have the knowledge, or they don’t have the ambition or the right mindset.
Regardless of why people don’t find success as a network marketer, we can all agree that we know network marketing can and does work.
We have seen others who have found success. Which is likely why we joined in the first place. The person recruiting us was
making some money and we wanted to be a part of that success.
But success never comes without work. And often times, a lot of work!
As a network marketer, you need an advantage in order to succeed. And I’m going to share with you the perfect way to get that advantage to help you find success with your online business.
Because it’s not easy as a network marketer. There are three big things that stand in our way right from the start that we have to get around…
If you’ve tried to recruit people to your network marketing company, you already know it can be challenging.
Especially if you’re just starting out!
Here are the three things every network marketer faces:
1. You Need an Audience
The first problem you will face is that you need an audience. This is a challenge for every single network marketer who is trying to succeed. And unless you already have a lot of money to spend on advertising, this is a big issue!
It’s not easy to get the word out about your opportunity and convince people to join.
So what do you do?
Years ago, network marketers would often be encouraged to talk to their friends and family or go to shopping centers and talk to everyone they could and invite people to a home party or a conference room demonstration.
That’s hard work!
Today, most companies will tell you to message your friends and family on Facebook, start a conversation, then subtly
mention your business opportunity and invite them to watch a video or join a conference call or presentation.
While some people may find some success doing this, hitting up your friends and family on social media presents another problem…
2. Negative association
More than likely, everyone you already know has received that Facebook message from someone they know (or even from people they don’t know) asking if they’d be interested in watching a video about an opportunity to make money.
You likely have too!
Before you’ve even started, you are already at a disadvantage!
People already know they’re about to get a pitch for some type of money making opportunity.
And there are always bad marketers out there who ruin it for the rest of us. They’re overly sales-y, aggressive, and will often lie just to make a sale.
More than likely you’ve come across people like this. And sadly, it’s a much bigger percentage of network marketers than it should be. And marketers in general.
That makes it difficult for you and I to even talk to friends or family, or a cold lead, simply because they already have a negative association in their mind of where the conversation is going.
That’s not a good place to work from.
posting about your results, what you’re learning, or something similar because it sparks curiosity. Then, the people who are actually interested will reach out to you.
This gives you a much better chance at having a positive, productive conversation that might actually lead to a sale.
Joining a Network Marketing company is intimidating!
It’s an investment, there’s no guarantee of success, there’s so much to learn, there’s a lot at stake, etc. etc.
A lot of network marketing opportunities come with a big initial investment to join and monthly fees.
This often makes it difficult for someone to take the leap and join because if they know they aren’t in a good place to succeed already, then fear kicks in and they become unsure if they can succeed.
This is even worse for the person who is already trying to support a family or has a large amount of bills or they lost their job and are unsure when their next paycheck will arrive.
That’s a lot of pressure!
I spent over ten years waiting to take the leap and join a network marketing opportunity! I knew it could work. I’ve seen it work for other people.
The first time I heard about network marketing, I was on a scuba diving trip in 2001. I met a man who came along on the trip who was a part of a network marketing company that sold indoor air purifier machines, of all things. I thought it was crazy that he could actually be making a living doing this, but he was! He even had a fancy car that the company gave him for the success he had.
But it was my grandfather who really impressed my socks off.
After years in the Air Force, he became a builder. He spent most of his life building houses for people. When he finally retired, he joined a network marketing company that sold electricity discounts, called Ambit Energy.
He made over $300,000 with Ambit Energy after he had already retired!
He was a classic entrepreneur who could talk to anyone and everyone. He still had rental properties and knew people in the industry, so he was able to sign people up to save money on their electricity bills. The niche was perfect for him.
It’s a great company to save money on your electricity each month as well!
email list, the websites, etc.
I wanted to make sure that when I finally joined a company, I would be able to ensure my success and not lose any money.
Of course, that day never came. Eventually, I just decided to go for it and jump in with both feet.
This is a problem that almost every single person who is considering joining a network marketing company has.
So you need to find a new approach.
You need to provide an opportunity that eliminates all three of those common problems that every single network
That’s how I ended up creating this Affiliate Stacking solution – to solve these issues and create the answer to finding success as a network marketer.
What is Affiliate Stacking?
Affiliate Stacking is a method of getting people in your list or system with a free or very low priced item that they can’t refuse before introducing them to a higher priced item.
This can be done in many different ways for many different businesses and opportunities. And how many different products you stack will also depend on your end product/opportunity.
For you, it might depend on what your network marketing company is and how expensive it is.
For instance, if your network marketing company is a high risk, high reward business opportunity, requiring an investment of thousands of dollars for one of the higher tiers, you might stack several smaller affiliate opportunities before deciding to promote your network marketing opportunity.
Also, how you handle the first stack is up to you as well.
There are two options for the first stack and I would encourage you to try both to see which works best for you.
1. Create a free “lead magnet” that will get people on your email list. You will typically want this to be targeted to people who are interested in and looking for online business
This could be a pdf guide or checklist about succeeding online with social media, youtube, or other advise that your audience might be interested in… anything that you could give away for free that your target audience would be willing to sign up for.
While it’s still great to have an email list of people in your targeted audience, you still won’t want to promote your network marketing company to this list. You’ll want to promote your first low priced stack to these people.
Now, from those people who do buy your low priced stack, you know you have a very highly targeted list of people who are serious and willing to spend money to invest in their future.
You also know that they are going to trust you more now that they have already made a purchase from your recommendation and you will be able to establish a relationship with them to help them succeed at the next level.
2. The other first stack option is to promote the low priced offer directly.
This can be a good option if you are not keen on building a big email list and want to strictly promote and invest your time and energy into people you already know are willing to spend money to invest in their future.
Either option can be a good option and I would encourage you to try both to see which works best for you.
Does Affiliate Stacking Work?
In short, yes. Let’s look again at the three big problems network marketers face that we mentioned earlier and see how Affiliate Stacking solves each problem.
Problem #1: You need an audience
Solution: Once you have your stacks organized and you know what you want to promote, you can start getting people in to your first stack very easily because it is a free or low priced offer that makes it hard to turn down. Especially if it is
something they need!
Voila! Your audience starts growing and they are available to promote your next stack.
Problem #2: Negative association people have with network marketers or network marketing companies.
Solution: You aren’t even mentioning your network marketing opportunity! You are looking for people who are eager and willing to invest in their future and looking for online business opportunities.
Once you have someone that you know has spent money, you know that they are looking for ways to succeed online.
And this opens the door directly to you, making it easier for you to show them how! And since you have now built trust and a relationship with them, it’s much easier to have a positive, productive conversation with them.
Problem #3: Joining a network marketing company i intimidating.
Solution: Once you know who is willing to invest in their future and online success, you are far less likely to waste your time and energy on people who aren’t interested or are stuck on the fence.
You already know they are eager and want to succeed.
You’ve made the connection, you’ve established the trust, now you can show them how.
How do I know what stacks to create?
You can set up your stacks however you want and even try different stacks to see what works best for you and for your niche.
However, in the next chapter, I will show you what I consider to be the perfect stack that you can also use and benefit from.
But, let’s try to walk through an example…
Perhaps your first stack might be a free pdf guide or checklist for using Essential Oils safely or a pdf guide to the best Essential Oils to increase your happiness and productivity.
Of course, you will have to create this guide or checklist, but it’s a free resource, so as long as you’re creating value, people will appreciate it.
If it’s easier for you to have someone else create this for you, you could find a writer on Fiverr to help you write and/or
create the pdf guide.
A good alternative and/or your second stack could be the Natural Family Living Essential Oils Masterclass which is a free
viewing and will lead to sales.
Once you know who has made a purchase from there, you know they are your target audience. They are interested in Essential Oils and are likely to want to learn where to buy them and may want to sell them as well!
Regardless of your niche, there is likely a perfect solution for your stacks.
Everything you need to succeed online
Once I discovered affiliate stacking system and realized how it could be the perfect solution for Network Marketers, I spent
a lot of time finding the perfect affiliate stacking setup that any Network Marketer could use!
And here is the secret…
As a network marketer, you don’t just need people to join, you need the people that join to succeed. Their success creates your success.
The secret is to give your people everything they need to succeed before they even join your Network Marketing business opportunity!
That’s why The Home Business Academy is the perfect addition to your stacks. It already has everything in it that they need to succeed.
First, I’ll tell you how it has everything they need and then I’ll tell you how to set up your stack with it.
How the Home Business Academy has everything you need to succeed online
There are five things that EVERY network marketer, EVERY entrepreneur, and EVERY single person who wants to find success online needs:
1. The Right Mindset
2. The Right Tools
3. The Right Training
4. The Right Product
5. The Right Traffic
1. The Right Mindset
Every network marketer, every entrepreneur, and every single person who wants to find success online needs to have the right mindset.
Life as an entrepreneur can create a battlefield in the mind – especially if you are just starting out or are still trying to find your way.
The mind can create so much negative energy and self-doubt.
You will face failure in some way. But that failure is good! It’s a learning experience that you need in order to grow and succeed. I’ve definitely seen my share of failures over the years.
You’ll also face criticism from others, whether it is from random trolls on the internet, or sometimes your very own friends and family who don’t quite know what it means to be supportive. I have definitely experienced this from friends and family!
If your mind isn’t right, it’s not going to matter how good you are on video, or selling your product, or creating amazing landing pages and websites…
To really find success as an entrepreneur, you have to get your mind right and get it ready.
You need to think about your perspective on life…
Get your mind to a place where you are grateful for what you have rather than upset about what you don’t have.
Get your mind to a place where you can deploy empathy and kindness because it’s who you are.
How do you train your mindset?
You train your mindset through being honest with yourself and others, but most of all, by cutting negativity out of your life and surrounding yourself with positive people, content, energy, and environments.
This is one of the things that makes The Home Business Academy so much more than a training academy or an affiliate program that you can turn into a passive income business.
There is a mindset training goldmine for you to access at any time, there are DAILY community calls with positive, like-minded
people, and there is a great community of support that are there to help you succeed.
I have been working online for over 20 years now and, not only have I not seen a business opportunity like this, but I have not seen a community like this.
If you want people in your network marketing business to have the right mindset, having them in the Home Business Academy is going to be priceless.
2. The Right Tools:
Every network marketer, every entrepreneur, and every single person who wants to find success online needs to have the right tools.
And by tools, I mean the system to build funnels, landing pages, web pages, online courses, etc. Everyone needs this!
The Home Business Academy has a tool that can do all of this and is such a low price point and offer that it will be hard to refuse.
This will be your first stack which we will talk about soon.
3. The Right Training:
Every network marketer, every entrepreneur, and every single person who wants to find success online needs to have the
“Learn the work ethic and skills to match your ambition.”
– Gary Vaynerchuk
Everybody who joins your network marketing company needs to learn the skills and tactics necessary for them to find success.
The Home Business Academy has that as well.
Here are some examples of the training inside of the Home Business Academy:
- Generate simple, free leads with Facebook
- Step by step YouTube ranking course
- How to create lead magnets
- LinkedIn recruiting mastery
- Irresistible invitations
- How to setup and run a blog
- Facebook video ads
Plus a weekly mastermind and private Facebook group to ask questions and get help at any time!
This will become your second stack which I will explain in more detail soon.
If the people in your network marketing company have all of the training they need to succeed online, they’ll be in great shape to succeed in your company!
4. The Right Product:
Every network marketer, every entrepreneur, and every single person who wants to find success online needs to have the right product.
That’s what we are offering! 🙂
The Home Business Academy is the perfect product to promote to prepare your people for success in your network marketing opportunity.
5. The Right Traffic:
Every network marketer, every entrepreneur, and every single person who wants to find success online needs to have the right traffic.
Traffic is the key to everything!
If you can’t get people to see your offer, product or opportunity, you can’t succeed.
The Home Business Academy provides training on that as well!
Setting up the perfect stack
As I mentioned before, there are two ways to set up your first stack. The first stack can be a free lead generation guide, checklist, giveaway, etc., or it can be the first low-priced program.
If you have something to use as a free option for the first stack, that’s great! Definitely use that as your first stack and/or see how it compares to promoting the first low-priced stack directly.
The First Stack
The first stack (or the second stack if you have something before it) is The Home Business Academy Funnel Builder.
The HBA Funnel Builder is only $25/month and allows you to create web pages, landing pages, funnels, online courses, and more – something that everyone needs who wants to succeed online!
Compare this to other funnel builders out there like Leadpages, Clickfunnels, Kajabi, etc. that are at least $100/month.
Along with the great features, this also becomes another passive income stream for you!
For every person that joins and pays $25/month, you receive $20/month EVERY month they remain a member!
So even if they never join your network marketing opportunity, you can still benefit from them joining this first stack.
And there’s more!
When someone joins the HBA Funnel Builder, they receive an upsell for The Home Business Academy… which is also your next stack!
The Second Stack
Promoting the HBA Funnel Builder as your first stack makes it easy to transition to your second stack.
If they take the upsell and join the Home Business Academy, then you’re sorted right away and don’t even have to promote this second stack to them.
If they don’t join right away, their information will be available in your admin area and you can promote the Home Business Academy to them as the second stack.
For each person that joins The Home Business Academy at $125/month, you receive $100/month for EVERY month they
remain a member!
So even if they never join your network marketing opportunity, you can still benefit greatly from them joining this stack.
The Final Stack
Now that you KNOW these people are serious about their future and their success by investing in these opportunities and getting all of the right things they need to succeed online, you can tell them about your main opportunity and how you make money and find success with your network marketing business!
You KNOW you will be talking to someone who now has the right mindset, the right tools, the right training, the right product, and the knowledge to generate the right traffic to succeed online.
You KNOW that if they now join your network marketing company, they are very likely to contribute to your own success because they have everything they need to succeed themselves.
And now you’ve created a relationship with that person and can help them achieve success and reach new heights in their online journey and in their lives.
And if you’re like me, that’s what it’s all about!
Conclusion: Choosing your stack
I’ve highlighted a few paths in this guide that you can take to setting up your stacks. Now it’s your turn to find what’s best for you and your audience.
I hope that this guide has been helpful and insightful for you. As I mentioned before, it took me over 10 years to finally join
a network marketing company because I knew those three problems stood in my way and I needed to find a way around them.
I knew I wasn’t a salesman. I knew I didn’t want to be. I didn’t want to be pushy. I wanted to help people find success.
I knew if I joined a company, it would have to be because I knew I could make it work and help others.
But I also knew that I had to find a way to make it work and get around those three problems that are common to every
I knew I didn’t want to have that negative association against me when I talked to someone about the opportunity. I wanted to make sure they already knew me, trusted me, and saw the success I was having and wanted to be a part of it.
That’s how I wanted my “selling” to be. I wanted to lead by example and let people come to me.
To me, that’s the best way to approach network marketing.
Of course, there are people who find success by being pushy and being a salesman and being aggressive. But that’s just not me or my personality.
That’s how I ended up creating this Affiliate Stacking system… to give myself a better chance at success by bringing the right people to me.
And now I hope that it can help you too!
That’s my goal and my dream. And why I work online. I love helping others succeed.
Note: There are some strategies and tactics mentioned in this guide that might be advanced and outside your knowledge or skillset… like promoting only to the people who made a purchase in a previous stack. If that’s the case, reach out to me and we can brainstorm together on how this can be done. It’s easy to see this if you decide to use the HBA, but if not, it could possibly be a bit trickier, but still something we can likely figure out together. 🙂
And let me know if you have any other questions!
Want to know more about the Home Business Academy?
Want some help coming up with a lead magnet?
Not sure what stacks to create with your target audience and network marketing niche?
I look forward to hearing from you.