I’m Launching a New Affiliate Program

Hey guys!

affiliateToday I’m really excited to announce that for the first time I’m going to be launching my own affiliate program, for the website-template and marketing side of my business.

While I work with affiliates through ThemeShift (and really this was one of the main reasons that I decided to stop offering custom theme options here on this website, I’ve never directly done any affiliate marketing myself, so I’m very excited to be diving in!

How It Will Work: Affiliate Marketing Details

I’ll be offering the program through Peerfly, which will help me to take care of all of the custom link tracking and technical nitty gritty. When I say “help me take care of” it, I really mean that they do all of that, so I just need to get people to sign up.

I’ll be offering a CPA lead for getting prospective phone calls, at $15 per lead. We’ll start there and see how it goes, but since I tend to close roughly 1 in 10 prospective customers I talk with, and my average clients are a few hundred dollars, I figure it makes good business sense, right?

The service I’ll be providing is what I call custom template-based design. That means that I’ll use one of my many pre-established themes and templates as a starting point, but then work individually with the client to find the right fit and tailor the template to fit exactly the kind of site look and feel they’re wanting.

How I’m Scaling Up: Logistical Details

As many of you know, I’ve been toying with the idea of doing this for quite some time. The final kick came when I read this affiliate marketing review, and decided I could definitely make this work if I focus more on leveraging out-sourcers for a few small parts of the task.

I found a great list of the best Fiverr alternatives, and have a clear process where I can do the design, without having to worry about the individual coding into HTML/CSS for every single client.

So, I’m super excited and ready to go!


A Budding Trend in Tinder Photography


Ohhh Tinder.

You do know what Tinder is, right?

I can’t say it’s the latest craze, because it has been around for a while now, but it’s the ultra-famous, dare I even say infamous hookup app that’s somehow become extremely legit.

Think Grinder but without the stereotypes.

Anyway, I’m not here to espouse the merits of the app. Instead I want to talk about a cool new trend that has resulted from it for me as a photographer and, honestly, it’s a direction I never thought my life would take!

Tinder Photography!

Yes, I’m proud to say I now offer Tinder-specific photography sessions. No, we don’t get hot and steamy, and it’s a perfectly legit thing to do.

You want to look your best online. If that’s for LinkedIn, you probably have a nice corporate headshot, and there are a million places you can go to get one if you don’t.

But where do you go for the “less professional” side of the social web-o-sphere.

Well, I did some research, and it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks this is a cool new niche. There was a great Time article on the topic not too far back, and the idea is simple: you want to look your best, but in a sexy way…and before you ask, no, it doesn’t mean pulling out the sexy underwear. At least, not necessarily.

My Tinder shoots are designed to be casual and fun. Instead of the suit and tie, wear what you would on a Friday night out. We’ll make you look relaxed and intriguing, so you get the right swipe!