Do you know what affiliate marketing is?
In this article (and video) I tell you what affiliate marketing is and how you will win because it is the next step in Mother Makings. Watch the video or read on for the transcript.
What is Affiliate Marketing & How Does it Benefit You?
Have you ever heard of affiliate marketing? Well, in this video, I’m going to tell you a little bit about it and how it will be fitting into Mother Makings in the future.
At the end of the video, I will give you a hint of some of the products that I will be promoting soon.
Hello. My name is Maggie Estes of Mother Makings and Mama Magpie MC. If this is your first time joining me, Welcome to Mother Makings.
Here, I talk about Momcrafting, Making Connections, and Mompreneurship. Subscribe to my channel. Make sure to like, comment, and share this video.
My Recent Experience
So, have you ever tried something new with little or no idea of how to do it, but you did it anyway?
What was the result? Was it awkward? Challenging? Rewarding?
Well, a few weeks ago, ended my very first affiliate launch for Amy Porterfield’s Digital Course Academy, And it was less financially successful than I had hoped, but it gave me much more than I ever anticipated.
Though I didn’t reach the financial goal I had in mind, I did make a couple of minor sales, and this means that I got paid to take an intensive on affiliate marketing. So it turned out perfect in the end.
The learning curve was huge though. I’ll talk about that in another video sometime. So let’s get started.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
First of all, what is affiliate marketing?
According to Neil Patel, and he’s one of the top ten marketers on the internet, he says,
“Affiliate marketing is promoting other people’s products in return for a small commission for each sale.”Neil Patel
Why Would I Choose to Sell Someone Else’s products?
Why would I choose to sell someone else’s products rather than just my own?
Because these products are already finished and like me, their creators have put a lot of time, effort, and thought into making their products the best that they can be in order to help their audiences.
And you, if I share the product with you.
It took me a long time to recognize affiliate marketing as a viable option for me, because being a handcrafted product maker, I prided myself on doing everything by myself, and by my own hand.
But what I came to realize after the birth of my third baby was that I was really playing it small and was incredibly limited by this belief.
This was a mindset obstacle that I had to overcome in order to realize that by sharing other people’s amazing products, I was not lessening my own. I’m actually helping my audience.
I’m busy working on creating new products that will help you on your own Mompreneur or Solopreneur journey.
But I will also share other people’s awesome products that I use and value greatly.
I like to buy from people who have used the products, believe in them, and are sharing them because they’re amazing products.
If my purchase through their affiliate link helps them to continue providing value for me and others like me, then I’m happy to do it, since it doesn’t cost me anything aside from the purchase of the product itself.
How Does It Help You When I Become an Affiliate?
So, how does me becoming an affiliate to other amazing products help you?
You might have heard Don’t reinvent the wheel.
And if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Especially if you’re from the southern United States.
Both of these sayings imply that one would be wasting their time trying to create something that’s already been created or trying to improve something that doesn’t have a flaw.
As a recovering perfectionist, I have wasted so much time trying to do both of these things.
But have you ever seen those products I was working on?
Nope. And that is because I only just wasted my time and never got them finished.
How You Win
You win when I offer high quality, amazing products that help you to start a business, scale your business, or add an income stream, because if you waited on me to do it on my own, it would take too long.
Besides, why should I try to create something that already exists and will help you now?
These are just a few reasons why I’ve decided to add affiliate marketing to my offerings to help you get your business started or to scale it.
Thank you so much for joining me today to learn about affiliate marketing and how it will help you.
Empowering you to Mod your Path to Mompreneurship.
See you next time.
Oops! I Missed Something
I somehow forgot to include a hint of some of the products that I will be promoting soon so I will tell you here.
Do you want to start an email list that is more valuable than any social media channel?
Are you interested in creating a unique guided journal, planner or other low-content book for your audience or as the basis of the business that you want to create?
Or do you want to start or fix your YouTube Channel?
These are examples from amazing women that offer high value free and paid products that will transform your business and lives.
I will be exploring their products with you soon.
Are you interested to see what awesome affiliate products (including the ones hinted at above) I am sharing to help you start or scale your business?
Then check out my Resources page here.
Did I answer your beginner questions about what affiliate marketing it and why I have chosen to add it to Mother Makings?