Where do I start? From the beginning. I want to share my story on the How’s and Why’s of why I decided to try my hand at Affiliate Marketing. In this post I will share the steps I took to get started and what steps you can take to start the on the path to a passive income from home.
I worked a full time job and was so tired of never seeing my kids. I missed my son’s basketball games and my daughter’s after school activities. I managed a restaurant full time and the hours were unbearable. I was living pay check to pay check and couldn’t get all of my bills paid on time. It was a constant struggle and I was tired. I was tired of struggling and I was tired of never seeing my kids. I know that if you are reading this post, then, at some point, you may have faced these same challenges or are facing them now.
I can assure you, that this is something anyone can do, including you. If you follow the steps I give you and sign up for my newsletters, you too, can ditch the nine to five. I made a promise to myself when I started all of this and that was to share what I have learned with you. I want to give back and make this process easier for you then it was for me. It took a lot of time and wasted effort to get to where I’m at today and I want this to be an easier path for you!
There were so many times that I wanted to give up because I just didn’t have the guidance that I needed.
I am going to break these steps up into a couple of posts because I really want to give you as much detail and guidance as I possibly can, without overwhelming you! So, make sure you sign up for my email list to get notified when the next post is available. If you are reading this after the posts are already published, they will be linked below.
Step 1: PINTEREST
You may already have a Pinterest account or you may not. You may have one that you rarely use or none at all. Either way, I want you to get involved with Pinterest. You will need an account for the next steps. Create an account and begin following people and boards with similar interests. If you already have an account, I want you to really work on organizing your account. By organizing, I mean streamlining your account.
Organize your boards and board titles and choose one really nice pin that represents each board well and make that your board cover. Try to use the same colors or a similar color for each of your covers. Doing this makes your account look professional and attracts more followers. If you need more details about Pinterest for beginners I have a post that explains all of the details here. Organizing your boards will take some time, so don’t try to do it all at one time. Do a little here and there and don’t burn yourself on it. Doing to much at one time will cause you get frustrated and eventually to give up. I don’t want that to happen.
So, here is your 48 hour goal:
Get on Pinterest! Sign up if you don’t have an account and start pinning! Create 10 boards with simple title names. Stay organized. I want you to pin at least 50 pins to each board within the next week, (it will take you longer then 48 hours if you are starting from scatch). Don’t go crazy following every random person you come across, only follow people that share the same interests with you.
Pinterest uses many things to consider what pins to show in your feed, and who you follow and their interests is one thing they consider. You don’t want a ton of stuff that is irrelevant to your own interests filling up your feed. It makes it harder to find the pins you really want to actually pin. For a more detailed guide of Pinterest check out this post!
Now, if you already have an account: I want you to really think about your interests and make a list of ten boards you already have that really interest you. Obviously all of your board are of some interest to you because you created them, but narrow it down to your top ten. I want you to focus on these first. Go through each board and delete irrelevant pins that don’t belong. The better the content, the more followers you will gain.
Each board needs a cover photo. This is something that I really go into detail about in another post. So, start with the direction in this post and move on to that one later. You can create your own cover photos using a photo editor like PicMonkey or Canva or you can simply choose a pin you already have in each board and edit it to be your cover photo. You will simply select the editing option for each board and select choose a cover photo. From there, it will let you scroll through and choose the photo you want. Next, over the next couple of days, I want you to be as active as possible on Pinterest. I want you to Pin around 30/40 pins to each of the 10 boards that you chose. As you do this, you will notice your notifications getting more frequent. That means that you are doing this properly. Pinterest notices when you are a more active user and shows your pins in other peoples feeds. This is a good thing so keep it up. You are going to want your pins noticed when you move on to the next steps in this process.
If you need more info about creating your own cover photos, I have a post about that HERE!
Wow! I bet you’re Pinterest account is looking beautiful. I know you may be wondering why I am starting with this step. Let me explain. The affiliate marketing platform that I signed up for first, is a wonderful platform that allows you to share their wide range of products on your Pinterest account. The cleaner and more organized your account looks, the easier it will be for you to implement this step.
Work on this goal. I want you to come back when you have fully completed this task. Look for my post labeled Step 2 in How to Get Started With Affiliate Marketing the Simple Way. Or you can just sign up with email to get my posts delivered to your inbox. (I hate spam and promise I will never spam you, I can’t write that fast)
I hope you like the post and find it helpful. I’m so glad you’re here and hope to see you in the near future. Remember to follow me on Pinterest to stay up to date with all of my most pin worthy posts! See you soon!