Starting My Journey

Affiliate Marketing

7/3/20232 min read

I have been stewing on starting affiliate marketing for about a month now. Like many, I see the videos of people making thousands of dollars a week while only working 2-3 hours per day, from anywhere, anytime. WHAT FREEDOM! I started my research, and although very skeptical, I decided that it was worth a try. Let me clarify: I wasn't skeptical that people were REALLY making this money. I was skeptical that it was as easy as they made it sound and look. I mean if it were, why isn't everyone doing it!?

For those who do not know, affiliate marketing is a popular online marketing strategy where individuals or companies earn a commission by promoting and selling other people's products or services. This type of marketing allows individuals to earn passive income by simply driving traffic or customers to the merchant's website through their own promotional efforts. Affiliate marketers usually join affiliate programs offered by merchants and receive a unique affiliate link, which they can share on their websites, social media platforms, or through email marketing. When a customer makes a purchase using their affiliate link, the affiliate marketer gets a percentage of the sale as a commission. This form of marketing has become increasingly popular due to its low cost and potential for high earnings, making it an attractive option for many online entrepreneur.

I knew that I couldn't do this alone, so I looked for help. Everyone and their mother promote different programs and classes. I landed on Legendary Marketer. It was a $7 15-day course that promised to help set everything in motion. From what I could tell, people have been very successful using this program. I paid the $7 and started the course. Two days in, I was regretting my decision.

On day 2, the locked all the other days until I met with the advisor. Quickly, I found out that this $7 course was going to help me with the basics, but it was really about up-selling me to purchase a $2500 blueprint course and to sell their products. I see a ton of people doing this, but personally, it felt very much like a pyramid scheme to me.

I got through the first meeting with an advisor and told myself that I would just do it so I could complete the rest of the course. Well, each consecutive day was about 3 minutes of valuable information and the rest was trying to convince me that I needed the $2500 course to REALLY be successful.

I mean, if I have an extra $2500 lying around, I wouldn't be interested in starting this business. I cancelled. Requested a refund and accepted the defeat. At this point, I was out about 1 week of my time.

Still feeling determined that I can do this, I went back to the drawing board. In my searches, I came across the Freedom Formula. The energy this program puts out aligned more with my values. I did the course and left with a completed website (the one you are on), knowledge on setting up my email lists, and a little more confidence that I indeed can do this.

Next step, growing my following.

So, I invite you to follow me as I take this journey as share the process, honestly and without holding anything back. Maybe this will be a bust, but imagine if it's not?

MacBook Pro on table beside white iMac and Magic Mouse
MacBook Pro on table beside white iMac and Magic Mouse