How to Promote Products with Pretty Link Pro Video Transcript
What's up, everybody? It's Preston Miller here from prestonscorner.com, and today I just want to talk really quickly a little bit about affiliate links. A tool a lot of people like to use here … let me go over to this, is called Pretty Link. I have the pro version of this. A lot of you guys might be wondering, “Why do you need Pretty Link? What exactly does it do? How does it work?” I'm going to walk through, really quick, an example of if you wanted to promote a product and make an affiliate commission on that, how it all actually works and how you would actually do all the linking and everything like that. I'll show you really quick. I really like this product. I tested it out, and I use it when I do video interviews and actually podcasts. It's a product by ecamm. It's called “Call Recorder for Skype“. It's $30. They actually have an affiliate program for this if you want to sell it. You can get, I think, it's 15% commission, which doesn't sound like that much, but every little bit adds up. Their affiliate program that they're using for this is Shareasale.
I've actually gone in here. I've been approved as an affiliate to promote this. All you have to do is tell them who you are, what your website is, and what your promotion strategy is for their product. It is their product, and they have to approve you. They just want to know how you're going to promote it. They don't want people spamming out the product to unsolicited visitors and stuff like that. They want to make sure you're a real person, you're a real guy or girl and you have a website and you're not going to do anything sketchy that's going to hurt their brand or brand image. I've been approved for it. They actually have a lot of different products here. I'm just doing the Call Record for Skype. What I would do is I would hit the “Get HTML Code”. As you will notice here … let me go ahead and zoom in on this. This is the code that you would actually use to promote it. Why do you need this huge, long code? You need this code because … Say there's a million affiliates. They have to have this long string so they can differentiate and see who actually got the sale.
Who got the visitor to the ecamm website and then they actually purchased. They need to be able to backtrack to whoever got them there so they can wire them the commission, which is pretty easy to do through Share Sale. That's why a lot of product vendors use them. What you would do is you would copy this link right here. Then, whenever anybody goes to this link and purchases, then you would get a commission. What you can do is you can just go to this link … I'll go to it right here, and you'll see it redirects to ecamm, Mac, Call Recorder, and the product here. When somebody buys through that, I would get a commission. The problem with this is if you have this nasty link on your website, on a button or something like that, people will notice and they might get worried that this is something because it looks kind of sketchy. It has numbers, it has symbols in it. It's not pretty. That's why you need Pretty Link. Let me show you really quick. Pretty Link is a WordPress plugin. I have this installed on my site here. All you do is you install it. You go down here. You would hit a new link, you would add a new Pretty Link. I already have one set up. I just do the permanent redirect setting because I know this is the final link and I'm never going to change it.
What you do is you copy and paste that in here, and then I added this so it adds my domain with … and I can add whatever I want. I put “record podcasts on Skype” because that's how I was promoting it. I can actually use this URL, and whenever anybody goes to this, it will redirect to the Share Sale, which will then put them on the ecamm Call Recorder for Skype page. This is a really slick way to do it. It actually looks like it's your website. It's not some sketchy, long URL. That's why everybody is always talking about … it's called a link cloaker. That's why everybody is always talking about Pretty Link. That's basically how it works in a nutshell without me going too deep into it. That's basically why you would use it. You don't want to … Let me zoom in here and show you. You don't want this long, nasty affiliate link here.
You want to have this cool … You could even make this “Call Recorder”, and that's it, instead of this long, huge URL. People hit this, and it redirects to the actual affiliate link, and it redirects to the actual product page. IF they buy, you get a commission. There it is. Check out Pretty Link in the description below. You can also check out Call Recorder for Skype by ecamm. It's really cool software. I'll also link to my blog post where I actually review that. There you have it. That's why you need to use affiliate links. I'll show you really quick here the power of using affiliate links. Now, you do have to disclose that you're using affiliate links.
I've been promoting this offer, which is thrive themes. Let me just go to this tab here. Here it is. I made over $700 in commission so far. I want to just show you … the power of using these affiliate links and link cloakers is huge because look at this. Over $726 in commissions. This time, they're about to pay me $132. Pretty Link … the pro version, I think, is 20 or 30 bucks, but with all the commissions and all the opportunity you have to make money, it's really not that bad. That's all I have for you guys. Thank you so much for watching this video. If you liked it, please subscribe. If you have any questions, you can shoot me an email. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and have a good day.