Hi everyone, I am so excited to team up with you to offer something incredible that is going to be so much fun!
The Summer Crafts for Cricut Makers is a 3-day event that will give Cricut crafters a chance to try new designs and makes for the holiday season (which includes anything summer, especially wearables and carryables!).
Our #1 goal is to make this easy for you while giving you plenty of opportunities to attract new crafters to your own audience.
On this page you will find all kinds of resources to make your life as a speaker easy as possible and answer any questions you may have. If you find something I have not already address please reach out to me at email@example.com.
As a speaker, you will also get a free all-access pass to the Summer Crafts for Cricut Makers summit, 50% affiliate commission, and leaderboard prizes as well as a post summit thank you! If you contribute to the all-access pass your affiliate commission will be 55%
Let’s do a quick rundown of how the whole thing will work.
The event will run from Thursday July 6th to Saturday, July 8th with 7 pre-recorded presentations running each day. These presentations will include approximately 20 to 30 minutes of content (with up to a 2-minute pitch) and a chance to connect with our attendees in the Facebook group.
While the presentations themselves are pre-recorded, all speakers are encouraged to attend their presentation time so they know when to pop into Facebook to answer any questions.
Along with the presentations, there will be a Facebook group for attendees to hang out in, hold each other accountable, and ask all of us additional questions. The group is where you will be able to answer questions from your presentation.
Leading up to the summit, we’ll have two weeks of promotion. You’ll be provided with email templates, social media graphics to make it all easy! As a speaker, we ask that you promote however you're able. Speakers who have promoted other summits have made thousands of dollars in affiliate commissions (my record is $5k as a speaker).
During the promotion phase, as the summit is running, and for a few days after the summit is complete, we’ll also be promoting the All-Access Pass. The All-Access Pass includes ongoing access to presentations as well as some bonuses we'll all team up to throw in. This will provide immense value to our attendees while making the work of promoting and creating a presentation worthwhile by allowing you to bring in affiliate commissions right away.
This all sounds great but you may be wondering how much work this will be? My goal is to make this as easy as humanly possible so we can have fun and provide great value to all our attendees.
1. BASIC INFORMATION
The first thing I’ll need is some information from you so I can finish up our registration page and speakers page.
Once you give me the thumbs up that you’re in, I’ll send you a link to the AirTable form so you can easily add your information.
If possible, you may provide an optional prize to give away to one engaged attendee. The prize is totally optional but must be different from a All-Access Pass contribution if you choose to include it. This will give us extra opportunities to shout you out to attendees! I suggest you have a freebie to offer the audience.
Next up is your presentation! This will be approximately 20 - 30 minute pre-recorded presentation that is meant to be a friendly and easy to make project that can be used with a Cricut cutting machine.
Please structure your content in a way that allows attendees to walk away feeling like they've really learned something, rather than a webinar format where they feel like they're missing something that they need to buy from you asap.
Your presentation should include great, actionable content. Here’s the suggested format:
A super quick introduction
An overview of your make
Specific action steps (with the goal of simplifying their existing process - e.g. pressing pause, etc.)
Up to a 2-minute pitch
While your welcome to pitch absolutely anything you'd like, I recommend a freebie that is highly related to your make and helps the audience continue to move forward with what they'll learn from your design. This will increase the likelihood that they'll opt-in to your email list. From there, you can have a tripwire and funnel set up to start making sales from your new leads right away!
Presentations are due by Wednesday, May 15th.
Find a handy download with all this info in our Speakers Checklist and Guidelines.
3. ALL-ACCESS PASS CONTRIBUTION
The All-Access Pass will be a huge addition to the presentations we’re running and a great way for you to collect additional leads by providing a bonus. This includes things like:
Courses (big or small)
1-3 month memberships
It’s totally up to you to decide whether you’d like to create something new or provide something you already have.
While this isn’t required, it’s encouraged that you participate.
Information for these resources is due along with your presentation. You'll receive an email closer to that time to make passing the information to me nice and simple.
The power of an online summit comes from a group of experts coming together for a single cause. The joint promotion that happens because of that is a huge benefit to everyone involved.
Because of that, we'll have an official promotion period starting on Wednesday, June 21st.
Sharing is highly encouraged, but since everyone's audience is different there are no set requirements. I have seen other summits with a nearly 20% conversion rate from sign-ups to sales, it's definitely worth promoting!
You’ll find email templates and graphics in the Google Drive once the summit is a bit closer.
When you do share, be sure to use your affiliate link so you can get in on the 50% commission that will come from any sales. (or 55% if you are contributing to the all-access pass).
5. PARTICIPATION IN THE FACEBOOK GROUP
And last comes participation during the week of the event. Since we’ll already have done the work of creating the presentations and extra resources, we’ll be able to sit back and relax for the most part!
All I ask is that you participate in the Facebook session right after your presentation slot and answer questions plus interact in the Facebook group throughout the week to help attendees stay excited and engaged.
While summits are great for overall visibility and making new connections, a little extra income never hurts either, right?
That’s exactly why I’ve set up an affiliate program for the All-Access Pass where you’ll receive a commission from all sales from traffic you refer to the event. Payouts will be made by August 15th.
The commission structure is as follows:
50% for all speakers
55% for speakers who have contributed to the All-Access Pass
40% for non-speakers
The pricing structure will be:
$39 for 20 minutes after initial opt-in (Fast Action)
$69 from July 6 - July 8 (Early Bird)
$99 from October 2 - 15 (Regular)
To make it as easy as possible for you to generate extra income, the Google Drive includes email templates and social share graphics. We will also provide you with a LeadPages registration page and thankyou pages, you just have to request them and we are happy to give you the links all set up with your affiliate link.
However, you’re more than welcome to write your own copy and even run your own Facebook ads. Other summits have had the All-Access Pass convert between 16-19% so ads are a great way to get some extra traffic using your link!
Just remember to use your affiliate link.
As with all affiliate promotions, be sure to disclose that you’re an affiliate when sharing with your audience.
Now for those resources I promised to make your life as easy as possible.
In this folder you’ll find the following resources:
Summit branding information (in case it's helpful or you'd like to show off that you've been featured on your website)
Speaker checklist and guidelines with due dates so you can keep track of everything nice and easily
Social media graphics
Slide templates (you’re free to use your own branded slides)
Resources will be ready closer to June 1st.
For the sake of clarity, here are your current action steps:
Let me know you’re in.
Provide your basic information and from the AirTable link we will be sending you.
Let me know if you have any questions up to this point!
Here’s a roundup of our key dates:
Basic information: ASAP
Presentation: May 15th - May 31st (if you are coming in late, we can work within your schedule)
All-Access Pass contribution information: May 15th or later
Promotion period: June 21st onward
Summit dates: July 6th to 8th
All-Access Pass cart closes: July 8th
Affiliate payouts: by August 15th
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