1) First and foremost, simply beat Resistance! Get your banner ads or text links set up today, so you can start earning money. Remember the cardinal rule of photography: “Take your camera with you everywhere you go because, without a camera, it’s kinda difficult to take pictures.” We can apply that saying here: without doing the initial registration and setting up a few links, etc., it’s kinda hard to make your first commission.
2) When you meet someone and they seem interested, get their contact information and follow up with them. This is much more effective than giving them your own contact information (because it often gets lost or forgotten). Hear that? You don’t even need business cards anymore!
3) Keep an ear out for when people seem to be conversing about photography, especially learning or sharing photography. That’s the best time to mention the BetterPhoto Ambassador Program.
4) Take my upcoming mega-course. More details soon...
5) Let your passion for BetterPhoto.com and photography in general SHINE!
6) Tell your story about how you found BetterPhoto.com and how much it has helped you.
7) Tell one of the stories from the BetterPhoto Student Testimonials. Here are some examples of what other students have said about their experience at BetterPhoto:
"Never before have I absorbed so much insight and technical information from an instructor in such a short period of time." -Michele A. Katcher
"These courses are very easy to follow; the notes and example of photos provided are invaluable... I have recommended BetterPhoto to my friends and family... Thanks for making my retirement a lot more enjoyable and interesting." -Geoff Butler
"As a professor of education, I am impressed by the approach of the courses at BetterPhoto. The clear lesson presentation, individual feedback and access to other student work provides an excellent way to learn." -Michael J. Keppell
8) Email people often, and in an efficient way. Have descriptions already written up so you only have to adapt them instead of reinventing the wheel each time you want to tell someone about BetterPhoto. Check into email services like aWeber.com
9) When you email, keep two all-important rules in mind: a) Give… always give first; and b) Don’t be boring… or shy. Be different… even be outrageous at times. If you’re stuck, let us help! Our Ambassador Program Manager, Celia, will be sending out sample emails and links for email signatures. If you have questions, email Celia anytime at ambassador (at) betterphoto.com and she will help guide you with suggestions.
10) Kick away the “I’m bugging them” fear. People don’t mind being bugged when you have something that solves their problem in a wonderful, true way. Our team often share stories of how interested people are in our special community. It’s very unique, and a great conversation starter can be “I learned photography online - ask me how...”
11) Fuel your internal feelings about how you are helping people when you share. You’re doing them a service. In fact, it’s down right rude and selfish for you to NOT share!
12) List all the reasons why you believe in BetterPhoto.com, and keep these reasons in mind.
As always, feel free to email them to me…I love hearing about how much BetterPhoto rocks!
The point is, I want you to succeed as an Ambassador, so I will do all I can to help. Let me know your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and whatever else comes to mind. We are in this together, and together we will thrive!