I Hit $1000 In Affiliate Sales + I Have a New Training for You
First things first, I hit $1000 in affiliate sales, and I noticed yesterday. Plus, I have more coming in this month, so I'll actually pass 4 figures with flying colors. Yay!
I've made a full time income from home before. In fact, I have the time for my business because of the construction business my husband and I built and live off of now. Even with that, learning the affiliate business was a learning curve for me. The challenge and actual fulfillment of performing the work in affiliate marketing makes it my favorite business model. It's not for everyone, but it's by far my favorite.
I'm grateful to Kyle, Carson, and the community for your generosity towards me, and I plan to continue giving back as a result.
I Heard Your Feedback Loud and Clear
Today, I decided to publish a training for monthly and annual members in response to all your feedback. There is an address in there about my freedom of choice because I don't plan on making accomodations or rendering the same sympathy based on the arguments I heard over the last few days. However, I did expedite the publishing of this training because I empathized with the few people who are in a financial bind.
I had so many technical difficulties I'm hoping you all don't see every one of them in the video. In fact, I even had to cut my curriculum in half to make this training on How to Sell High Ticket Products part one and part two. Fingers crossed, tomorrow, I'll be able to get thru the rest!
My motto is "Use what you have until the wheels fall off". Hopefully, by wise decision making, my sales will allow me to upgrade my equipment and serve you all with even higher quality soon.
I don't have the best equipment for what I currently do. I bought my computer maybe 6 months ago, but I had no idea I'd be doing a Youtube challenge, publish 100+ videos, and the impact it would have on my computer!
Learn from my mistakes. This business requires certain tools. Don't say you're a leisure computer user, and buy for that. When you buy a computer, buy for the professional person who uses the computer to make a living.
That should be common sense, right? It wasn't for me. Hahahaha.
Why I Decided to Publish A Training For All Premium Members Today
I decided to compromise for some of you because you have expressed a level of confidence in my work that I am mindblown by, and I couldn't ignore you. I read your messages saying you believe my training could make the difference in your financial futures, and I appreciate your confidence. It didn't escape my mind, so I decided to push up the date for publishing the training on High Ticket products from next week or further out up into today.
I think the training will better help you understand my point of view and decision making as well as it can help you to position yourself well in your business. I sat down and wrote the course and filmed it today for you (you know who you are). I believe some of you who are starting at the bottom will get to the top. I'm working my way there too. I've taken my time to create a training for you to show you my belief in you.
Unfortunately I Don't Think Any Training will Make You Successful without This...
On the other hand, I could see that my training, the Wealthy Affiliate training, or any training for that matter wouldn't be enough for you if you don't realize something important. I decided to write this post to reiterate a quote I said in the training that says, "Your mind has to come out of disability before your finances can".
This quote isn't referring to a mental diagnosis or any psychiatric disorder. It's not meant to be insulting or rude (although I'm almost 100% certain someone will choose to take it that way). This quote was more in reference to your realization that you are enough, and you have something you can reciprocate with.
Take Your Confidence Back
You can look all over the internet in every library and in every university, but if you feel you aren't enough, it still won't work. You have to believe that despite anything you've done, someone did to you, or association you might have had (you may have to let a few go), you still have a fair chance, and you can do this.
I could sense in some of the responses I read that some of you feel like you're missing pieces that no training module could fill for you. It hurt my heart, and it made me angry towards whoever damaged your confidence like that. You are enough and you have a fair shake at this.
Take that mantra with you and repeat it.
The ability to be able to reciprocate is a sign of maturity
Once you realize you're not fragmented, dysfunctional, an accident, or broken beyond repair, then you can also start to see you have wealth too. Maybe you don't have financial wealth yet, but you have something worth value.
When we're immature, we're unaware of the privilege we have access to. We overlook what we do have, and instead, we magnetize what we don't.
I heard people say:
- My budget is tight
- I'm a dependent
- My health is in crisis
- And, many other things
I truly empathize for you and I applaud you for making a step in your business: whether monthly or annual. I think you shouldn't jump into annual until it's feasible.
One member suggested saving $1/day, $10/mo, or whatever you can do, and I think that's a great idea. You have to sacrifice for any business or any goal for that matter. You'd be surprised how fast a small choice to save a few dollars can add up!
I think a small incremental savings would be a good idea if you pair it with work ethic and the belief that you are enough and you can do this.
Inventory What You Have
Whenever I've been financially strapped, I inventory what I have. I've realized even when I don't have money, I always have something. The something you have can make money a byproduct.
You may have health, skills, talents, connections, work ethic, and ideas to name a few resources you can take inventory of. Consider how you can use what you have to get what you don't.
In most cases, you're not disabled, disadvantaged, crippled, incapable, shortchanged, or dysfunctional unless you think you are. You are enough.
Think about how you can use what you DO have to be at an advantage rather than thinking of what you don't have to be at a disadvantage.
You have my support in this trying time. If you persist, you'll make it thru.
My Questions to You
- Have you ever gotten out of a tough time?
- What did you do to get out?
- Do you agree or disagree with my advice? Why?
- What would be your words of advice to someone struggling financially now, and giving their last to build their businesses?