Can I Do This?
That is exactly what I've been asking myself everyday since I made the decision to start my business. I'm not sure why these feelings have crept into my mind but I continue to put all of my doubts aside. When you're starting something you have never done before the insecurity that comes with something of this undertaking is overwhelming. All that I know is this journey has had it's ups and downs but I'm still here and I'm not willing to give up on my dreams to have a successful online business.
Where did I get started?
The first thing I did was figure out what type of business I wanted to start. A lot of people think that you have to have some original idea or product to sell to start a business. I work in IT so I'm surrounded by people who want to create a new app that would rival Facebook or Twitter. The chances of that happening are very slim so what else can I do to build a business. I was completely lost at what to do and where to find some answers for what I was looking for. I just needed some help and a pathway to follow so I can finally find the financial freedom that I longed for. All of a sudden and it was truly by chance I came across a TikTok and they mentioned in passing something called affiliate marketing and a light bulb went off in my head. I knew in that moment that I needed to learn more about this.
Training? What type of training?
So, I took about a month looking at different programs, because it seemed like something I can learn on YouTube and let me tell you Spencer Mecham has a great channel and site at Buildapeneur as well as Adrian Brambila's YouTube channel but I still felt like I was running around in circles. It was a lot explanation but no connection to a step by step process and I still was unsure of exactly how to do this. So, I really struggled in the beginning. I feel like I was wasting more time researching this business model instead of actually implementing what I thought I was learning and then came this TikTok. It was for the 15 day Business Builder Challenge through Legendary Marketer and everything changed. After I read many reviews of the program I went all in and paid the $7 it cost to get started. I'm so glad that I did. I was able to finally connect the missing links when it comes to affiliate marketing. I learned that training is everything. Without this challenge I would still be spinning my wheels trying to figure this out and I probably would have given up by now.
What did I learn?
Well I have to tell you I learned so much about how to get started, sales funnels, email auto responders, how to set up my bridge page, email marketing campaigns, marketing scripts, and other tools. They also helped me develop a business plan which was exactly what I needed to focus my efforts when it comes to my business. It really streamlined the process and allowed me the opportunity to really understand the steps that I needed to take to lay a solid foundation that I could build on once I finished the challenge. I'm not sure I would have what I needed in place without this challenge. Now I want to make sure I preface this section with a disclaimer because I am an affiliate for Legendary Marketer and there are people that have not had the same experience as me but I am only letting you know my personal experience with Legendary Marketer.
How hard is it going to be?
Well it's hard at first and that's why most people quit. You have to join some affiliate programs and each program is different so you have to the training and figure out what you can/can not do when promoting their products. You then have to create the email marketing campaign and then start building a digital marketing campaign strategy for your affiliate programs. Of course to make matters worse it is the busy season for my 9 to 5 job so I'm having to try and do all of this while working full time. Let's just say there have been some late nights but to tell you truth I have never been happier! I can't explain the feeling you get for building something for yourself, for your future. I don't mind that I am crazy tired and I don't mind that I'm starting to get dark circles under my eyes because with every task I do for my business I'm one step closer to financial freedom that will allow me to be a full time marketer. So that's where I'm at.
Where are you currently?
I'm in a good place right now. I'm tired but so very happy. My TikTok channel is continuing to grow (@aprilwlfreedom). I am looking to start going live on TikTok soon so that I can help more people. I started my Pinterest and will be concentrating on scaling that site to help generate organic traffic. I am also starting to stack my affiliate programs to have a low ticket, mid ticket, and high ticket affiliate programs. I have my first paid client for a hair growth castor oil product. I am helping some women entrepreneurs focus on building their business which has been truly rewarding. I just feel like there is so much more to come so watch this space. I'm just getting started.
Check out my TikTok channel @aprilwlfreedom and if you're interested in learning how to become an affiliate marketer check out my story at Legendary Marketer. https://jhaka95.clickfunnels.com/welcome1612045383262