Embark On The Journey – Interpersonal Affiliate Development

In this lesson, I’m covering how to embark on the journey to interpersonal affiliate development. The true meaning is to communicate with customers, other affiliates or vendors to gain momentum. Communication these days plays a huge part in the success of an affiliate business.

The development of positive affiliate relationships that develop a sense of trust means learning to communicate well with others.

It’s common in the outside world to build relationships to trust, therefore this applies online too. It’s all so often we express the truth and belief to others about a product, after all, we wouldn’t be selling it if we didn’t believe in product choice, quality and price.

The Interpersonal Development

Problem-solving, and active communication either non-verbal communication or verbal require a sense of leadership for encouragement.

The three components that control interpersonal development

  • Behavioural (Tendency to Approach A Customer)
  • Cognitive (Positive Beliefs About the Person)
  • Affective (Positive Feelings for the Person)

Interpersonal Affiliate Development

In the business world, affiliates tend to forget a customer can become a friend, moreover a person who trusts. It’s a fact that a customer should and will trust someone that is truthful and communicative.

If we treat our interpersonal affiliate development as we do in the outside world customers will act with trust and belief. The internet needs this for potential customers to choose a product or service.

Other components include affiliation, power, cognition, achievement, autonomy, competence, closure, and meaning needs.

Group Formation, Commitment, and Identity

Take the 20 Step Affiliate Training towards interpersonal affiliate development.

The internet has been taken over by social media, sharing ideas, thoughts, beliefs and hobbies. These days being social online is a large business, moreover, it attracts others into communities via invite.

A community often depends on members to run the show, create friendships and invite others, therefore helping the community grow. I communicate to other members of the largest community of affiliates on the web always looking for new ideas.

I trust those that have helped me and spoken to me to grow a friendship.

Being involved in group formation and showing commitment to others by identifying where a member needs help is vital. The amount of people that need help in a huge community means a lot of mentors are required.

A mentor often relays information on many levels, therefore covering all learning abilities. Affiliate beginners often shine when offered advice from a stranger who later becomes a friend, therefore a learning curb is completed with sound advice.

How We Develop Via Interpersonal Affiliate Development

How to progress and learn affiliate marketing with the 20 Step Affiliate

There are seven steps almost all businesses around the world utilise, therefore, these exact steps require great communication to succeed. This post is dedicated to one lesson (Interpersonal Affiliate Development) from the 20-Step Affiliate lessons.

Interpersonal Affiliate Development & Networking

Learning how to understand Affiliate Networkers is a great way of making communication work. These are the seven steps toward selling online that your affiliate business should attain.

  • Contact
  • Communication
  • Qualify
  • Invite
  • Presentation
  • Follow-ups
  • Conclusion

Without writing a Huge Post I’m going to assist you by breaking down each development from top to bottom in order.

I’m Taking into consideration your website is now content rich or at least you have some posts already completed. You have found various products to affiliate with and you’re ready to contact customers.


Unless your website runs around the clock on auto with autoresponders to trigger emails for your campaign chances are you will at some point have verbal contact with the customer. Maybe your first port of call with a customer is via phone or email.

At some point there is communication, however, it’s not always two-way communication at the beginning. Your triggered emails may be to sign up customers for a training course to build up your email list, however, an email list holds much value.

As your business grows there may be a time you need to phone your customers for a survey, product awareness or a potential sale.


If your chosen form of contact is social media chances are you’re building up a network, moreover, creating product awareness. This is where your communication skills run at full throttle answering questions, additionally, directing customers toward a content-rich website.

This is normally a two-way communication with a friend on social media that is looking for advice. It’s great to make contact with a friend, therefore turning them into a paying customer.

Understand that you have to make contact with a customer to communicate and so on …


Without contact for communication, you can’t qualify a customer for your offer. To qualify there may be a restriction such as training for advanced learners or an age restriction. There may also be enrollment for an advanced webinar.

Enrollment that requires proof of ability normally comes with a traffic report taken from your website’s analytics. Either way, your communication skills mean talking, emailing or messaging the proof.

Maybe you have made contact and then communicated and qualified a customer via email, therefore adding a new customer to your list. All these skills work in order of need and improve online sales.

It is this interpersonal affiliate development that builds trust.


Congratulations you have now contacted a potential customer, moreover communicated with them. You have checked to see if they qualify and now it’s time to invite them. Here are a few invite ideas that are common for MMO (Making Money Online)

How to Promote Affiliate Marketing

  1. Social Media.
  2. Blogging
  3. Helpful Videos
  4. Webinars
  5. Reviews
  6. Presentation

No matter what your invite is you need to build a relationship with the customer. You must trust your product and content to build on sales. You may need to create content that reads the rules for entering into a training program or online service.

No matter what the rules are communication via contacting a customer is essential be it via email, phone in reality or messaging.

Great relationships are built on trust, great products and ease of training course sign-up.


Now you have made contact with someone, passed some form of communication between both parties, qualified them and then invited them it’s time to think about your presentation. Think about building a presentation that outlines all products and services you sell.

Whether you emailing, talking in reality, messaging or phoning by offering advice you’re offering a broken-down review of your services. Your invite to a live or recorded presentation works wonders and creates an open-ended relationship for Q&As.

You could even produce a presentation in Google Docs in slide format. (It’s That Easy)


We all have follow-ups asking why someone didn’t accept an invitation, therefore a few knowledgeable words about products or services work wonders. Once again the follow-ups go something like this:

You contact customers to communicate with them about an invitation to your products or services. Then you invite them to your presentation and if they don’t agree the first time it’s follow-up time.

As you can see all these listed tasks require some sort of Interpersonal Affiliate Development. This term is more widely used in all businesses, also, as the web changes more and more relationships are built with the 7-step system.

Building customer relationships is essential even on the web. It determines what people think about you and your products or services.


The conclusion is more about the actual failure or success of making a person into a customer or not. You may wish to revert back to the follow-up, however, this is not always essential because sometimes people simply won’t sign up.

By asking those that failed to purchase your product could be asked to complete a simple survey about the reason for not purchasing. Once again this takes us down the whole path of the 7-Steps again

A customer fails to purchase so you need to contact them again, therefore this means communicating with them to qualify (a simple yes or no answer) for a survey or presentation about a future offer.

Final Last Words

This process can be utilised in almost every business we build from the foundations, moreover, we use it in everyday life to reach a conclusion. Building relationships is vital on the web to create sales.

It’s a known fact that the internet has suffered from its fair share of scepticism, moreover being overshadowed by fraud or fake news. When a customer trusts your content, reviews, services or products word and mouth often take effect.

Once your company has a realistic amount of online traffic after content inclusion you can begin affiliate promotion. This is where your communication skills move forward to teach customers what you know. Your content must answer questions to help sell products or services.

There is nothing better than communication through the trust to sell, moreover, it’s needed to serve a purpose to reach online success.


  1. MnD


    We like the way you break this down for us we are looking for a interpersonal development plan and you break it down for us the way we need it to. The way we are looking at it, is that we can reference back and forth to get more information. Glad that we found this article.


    • Reply

      Hi Matthew

      I’m sure you will agree that the web has lost a lot of trust from shoppers due to many aspects of webmasters not being honest. The only way is to follow the seven steps and create a great relationship with customers. Of course, it’s all about money, however, it’s also about creating authoritative content that teaches the concept of knowing your niche and caring about your customers. I wish you the best on your journey and hope my lesson helped you realise that making customers into friends is a sure bet for repeat sales with honesty. Thanks for commenting.

      In Friendship

  2. Reply

    Although auto-responders make life a lot easier and they are especially great given the different time zones, personal contact is, however, also important. I find it hard to find a balance between what is reasonable and what is too much. For example, a few months ago, I signed up for a course. The course was great and I took several golden nuggets from it, but then I was asked to pay for a complete course and I couldn’t afford it at the time. I kept on getting emails, asking me sign up, over and over, and in the end it got annoying. I also received free videos in my emails with messages that had already been given, repetetive stories. So, although the person was entirely credible, the offered “help” got a little annoying.
    So, how do you find that golden middle way between reaching out to a customer who hasn’t bought your product and turning into someone who fills their inbox repeatedly? I’ve been trying to figure that out because I also have my own websites, and I don’t want to become to my readers what that person trying to sell me his course became to me 😉

    • Reply

      Hi Christine

      That is exactly why I only send out three emails to my subscribers and there is a long wait in between. There is nothing more annoying than having three messages going out to subscribers a minute apart. In my last email, I make it clear my offer ends apart from a monthly newsletter about how I succeeded and that if there are any spaces left for training a final offer will be offered to the subscriber, however that is only if there are enough spaces. I make that clear to all subscribers. I know exactly what you mean about repeated emails time and time again. Thanks for commenting.

      I’m sure you can sense in all of my posts that I care about creating Great Customer Relationships.

      In Friendship

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