It can be very disheartening to see your income reports stuck at $0 each and every month. Clearly, you've put time, energy, or money into getting your website up and running.
And now you're like, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!” You're ready to start generating a return on your investment–and I don't blame you one bit!
Here's my suggestion: AFFILIATE MARKETING!
Now, let me give you a few reasons why…
Reason #1. You don't need a huge online following to be successful.
Even I was guilty of believing that I needed hundreds of thousands of social media followers and email subscribers to be successful in selling products, but this is simply not true. Having even a small online following can result in sales, especially if the affiliate product you are offering is very specific to your audience's needs and solves a problem.
Reason #2. You don't have to spend money on product inventory.
Affiliate marketing doesn't require you to make any upfront purchases of products to then have to resale on your own. You're not keeping track of inventory. You're simply sharing a referral link that allows someone to purchase the product directly from the company.
Reason #3. You don't have to spend time creating your own product.
Again, as mompreneurs, we tend to be extremely short on time. Creating your very own digital product is a process that takes time. Why not make some side income promoting products that are already created, especially if it's a product you love and use anyway?
Reason #4. You don't have to worry about shipping, returns, or customer service.
Once you start selling your own products and services, you become responsible and liable for shipping, returns, and customer service…which can become a time drain. Affiliate marketing means you are duty-free in those aspects.
The crazy thing is that it took me a while to really embrace affiliate marketing. I kind of put it off as a primary income source because I was stuck on the notion that I needed MY OWN PRODUCT in order to be super successful.
But I need you to understand that this belief is false. You can start generating income quickly, and the reasons listed above shed light on how this is possible with affiliate marketing.
My favorite affiliate marketing training is the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course.
I was able to increase my affiliate income by several hundred dollars per month within the first 3 months–so, of course, I was over-the-moon excited to share it with the readers of my blog!
Others have had success too:
- One blogger went from $87 a month in affiliate income before taking the course, to over $1,700 a month after!
- One blogger received their first affiliate sale just two days after taking the course (and they were a brand new blogger too!)
- Another blogger doubled their monthly affiliate income from $2,500 to $5,000
It's one of the best money-making investments that I have made to date! It comes with some killer bonuses like a private FB group, access to a Tailwind Tribe for traffic, a bonus Pinterest Strategy Guide, and a new FB Ads section.
This course is ridiculously affordable and you get a tone of value for the price. It teaches you what you need to know to be successful in affiliate marketing and was a worthwhile investment for me.
Give Affiliate Marketing a Try
When all is said and done, your business is not going to make money unless you take action. There are a ton of ways to monetize. I simply believe that affiliate marketing is a good way to get started.