On March 14 we published our first Zine – a guide to some of the greatest vegan blogs in the blogosphere. Our goal is to provide the vegan world with an overview of some of the best vegan blogs as recommended by your favorite authors, leaders and influential bloggers. We’ve also included a directory of over 200 vegan blogs for you to explore.
We’re anticipating an amazing response to the release of this 54+ page guide, but we need your help to spread the word. So, we’re looking for individuals who would like to help us promote it. If you are active in the veg community, manage a blog, Facebook page or Twitter account please get involved.
If you like the idea of promoting this monumental Zine, we can provide you with a sneak-peak version of the Zine as well as monetary perks. All you need to do is sign up!!
Step-by-Step Vstream Promotional Program (Affiliate) Sign-up Process
Here are the details on how to sign-up for the Vstream Promotional Program:
- Go to: https://www.e-junkie.com/affiliates/?cl=158828&ev=8a1370f239
- Complete the Register section.
- An activation email will be sent to you. Once that email arrives, copy and paste the activation code into the activate field on the e-junkie website.
- Complete the Profile Settings section by filling in your company or organization name (use your personal name if you’re not with a company) and enter the email address associated with your PayPal account. (We will send your earnings on the 5th of every month for the previous month.)
- In the Manage Your Affiliate Account section, select Get Affiliate Code.
- Vstream Zine is set up under the following publisher account: Vegan Mainstream; make sure that one is selected and then select Get Affiliate Code.
- Copy and paste your affiliate code (or simply extract the URL) to your website or blog or wherever you desire. Whenever anyone clicks on your affiliate code link and purchases something from us… you’ll make 30% of the sale!
We pay one month at a time, by Paypal, usually just after the calendar rolls over into the next month. You work hard for us, we pay you quickly. That’s how we roll.
If you have any issues or concerns, please contact us.
Giveaway Promotions: Each member of the Vstream Promotional Program will be given one digital copy of the Vstream Zine for a giveaway promotions. Giveaways are a great way to drive awareness and engagement, so we hope this opportunity will help you in your efforts to promote and sell the zine.
Giveaway Rules It is important that you clearly list the rules to your giveaway. Don’t leave any room for confusion. Be clear when your giveaway ends, who is eligible to enter, and where the prize can be shipped to (for ex. if you don’t want to ship the prize to Mongolia, make sure your readers know you are limiting shipping to the U.S. and Canada).
Giveaway Entries If you want your blog readers to enter your giveaway, you have to tell them how to do that. You can keep things simple by having people comment on a post to enter. You can offer additional entries in exchange for your readers doing a little something extra, although there are mixed opinions about doing this going around the blogosphere. Determine what your goal is in hosting a giveaway. If you want to increase your Twitter following, offer and extra entry for any reader who becomes a Twitter follower. You can offer extra entries for anything you want but be sure to keep the instructions clear so that your readers understand what the rules are. Some of the things that blogs commonly offer extra giveaway entries for are: blogging about the giveaway, tweeting about the giveaway, signing up for the blog’s RSS feed, signing up for the blog newsletter, and sharing the post through some other form of social media such as stumbleUpon or Digg. You need to be aware of the rules if you are giving extra entries in exchange for your readers doing something on another site. Facebook, for example, does not allow you to require taking any action on Facebook, such as updating a status or uploading a photo, in order to enter the contest, however, you may condition entry to the promotion upon becoming a fan of a your Facebook page.
Choosing a Giveaway Winner If you are drawing a random winner for your giveaway and not running a contest that allows you to choose a winner based on something they did, you’ll need to find a way to pick an entry at random. Random.org will allow you to enter the number of giveaway entries you have and give you a random number that falls somewhere in between that range. Once you have your random number, you can then go to that corresponding comment on your giveaway post and determine who the winner is. This is easier if your WordPress theme (or a plugin you are using) numbers the comments on your post but you can always do the same thing by counting down from the top. If you want to simplify the process, there is a great plugin on WordPress called “And The Winner Is. . . “ that allows you to label a blog post as a contest and will automatically pick a random comment as a winner.
Post It’s here!! The VStream, the First-Ever Vegan Blog Zine, is available in print and digital form! Includes a directory of vegan blogs, articles about blogging and interviews. Check out a Free Sneak Peek! http://bit.ly/f7UaFX
Find new vegan blogs to follow, learn why blogging is important to the vegan movement and discover new blogging tools with the first-ever Vegan Blog Zine… VStream! See a Free sneak preview and order print or digital copies. http://bit.ly/f7UaFX
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Discover new vegan blogs and discover new blogging tools with the first-ever Vegan Blog Zine… VStream! http://bit.ly/f7UaFX
Blog Post Review: If you would like to do a review of the zine on your blog, Let us know, we will send you a free version of the Zine to review.
Banner Ads: 3 banners ads will be provided to support promotions of the Vstream Zine. The following sizes are available: 160X600; 300X250, 768X90. To use any of these banner ads by simply download all the banner ad image. A sample banner ad is listed below: