Are We a Good Fit?
The following is intended to give you the information you need to decide whether to move forward with a conversation concerning a potential business relationship. You should follow all links and review everything carefully before deciding whether to schedule a call.
What do we do? SMN helps clients find, engage, and build relationships with the people they want most to work with. We take the uncertainty and grunt work out of prospecting so that our clients can focus on creating value for employees, customers, clients, and family.
How do we do what we do? We use a combination of social media (primarily LinkedIn), strategic content development, automation, and human resources to deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time to start conversations that generate new business.
Who do we serve? We create value for anyone who has a valuable product or service, and wants to build and nurture relationships to accomplish a strategic objective.
C-Suite executives, Financial advisors, CPAs, attorneys, coaches, consultants, and any other professional service providers or advisors.
Why do we need Partners? We recognize that we can't be everything to everybody. Our expertise is primarily in the financial services industry, but our processes are universally effective. We look for opportunities to help partners with expertise in other niche markets grow their business and help us grow ours. You know your niche market better than we do. You will actively market our service in parallel with your own and be able to relate your experience using our service. Marketing efforts may include, but are not limited to;
- Automated or manual cross-referral messages to your network.
- Follow-up conversations with those you have referred to SMN.
- Joint zoom meetings for in-person introductions.
- Participation in educational/informational webinars offered to your network.
- Co-marketing participation in Mike@Nine weekly business matters show.
How will partners get paid? SMN uses affiliate marketing software to track sales, pay commissions, and manage partner relationships. It also provides an easy way for our partners to add value to their own product/service offering. Everyone should have a “Partners” page on their website that features product or service providers that you have found to be of exceptional value. Simply add your affiliate link to the description included on your Partners page. You can also include your affiliate link in social media posts and emails. If you are not familiar with it, follow the link below to learn the basic concepts of affiliate marketing.
Smart Money Network aggregates several groups of products and services to create value and revenue opportunities for our partners and members. It is important to understand that some are not our native services and are not compensated under our our partner program. We offer affiliate opportunities from other providers.
Native Services – Services that we have created or have sourced that are not available anywhere else. Native Services currently include the Business Acceleration Program. SMN partner/affiliates participate directly in revenue generated from sales of these services.
Third Party Affiliate Programs -Smart Money Network has identified several “best in class” product/services that offer exceptional value and revenue opportunities for members if they choose to take advantage of them. We do not pay commissions on sale of these services. However, the third party provider does. SMN Members and Partners must research the value and opportunity for themselves to determine if it is right for them.
The SMN Partner Program is generally limited to clients, professional marketers, content strategists, or digital marketing agencies who offer related products or services and with whom we have reciprocal marketing agreements.
Exceptions will be considered on an individual basis.
Partners will be provided a link to our partner dashboard. This is where you will keep track of your sales, commissions, and where you will find your unique partner ID which will be used to track your sales. You will also be able to see your click rates (number of times your partner link has been clicked).
All partner relationships must be approved by our CEO and founder, Mike Harris. Schedule your interview at the link below.
Mr. Harris will also provide training and one on one coaching for each partner/organization to ensure their success.
SMN is very selective in approval of partner relationships to avoid the cost and overhead associated with a proliferation of non-productive partner relationships. You will only be provided a link to our partner registration page if you have been invited to join our partner program.
Participation in the BAP program is mandatory for all affiliate partners. Exceptions considered on an individual basis.
We will devote considerable resources to the success of each and every partner. BAP is a social media service. The best testimonial for the value we create comes from those who use our service. “We all eat our own cooking”. When a prospective client learns that he/she responded because our system works, it creates a powerful selling position. We also want our affiliates to have “skin in it”, commit to our process, and do the work required to be successful. If they don’t, its a waste of everyone’s time and resources.
Partners will receive a 65% discount ($349/month) on our BAP Connector service (currently $999/month) along with regular coaching on how to engage new connections on LinkedIn and close sales.
SMN offers a two-tier affiliate program. Partners will earn a 25% recurring commission on sales they personally refer, plus 5% recurring on other partners they bring into the business.
Accumulated commissions will be paid to affiliates’ PayPal account at the end of each month following the 30 day refund period after the initial purchase, assuming that a refund claim has not been initiated before the end of the refund period.
Partner codes will be stored in a prospects browser as cookies for 60 days or until the prospect clears his/her browsing history.
Less than 1% of internet users disable cookie tracking in their browsers. It is the Partner’s responsibility to maintain a record of emails, phone conversations, or or other evidence to support a claim of non-credited sales.
In the event that multiple partners refer the same client, the first click will get credit for the sale.
By registering as a partner, you agree to the terms outlined on this page.
BY REGISTERING FOR OUR PARTNER/AFFILIATE PROGRAM, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF TERMS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF ITS NOT IN THE AGREEMENT, IT WILL NOT BE ENFORCED.