Affiliate marketing can be lonely at times. Especially if you are a “people person”, like I am. I love to talk and interact with people throughout the day. I just need that human connection.
But I also love owning my own business. It really is amazing that I can make money from creating websites and recommending products. Affiliate marketing gives me the freedom to work when I want to work. I can make my own schedule. And I get to do what I love, which is writing.
There were times, when I first started marketing online, that I felt like the “lone ranger.” I wished that I had a buddy or mentor that I could partner with. You know, just someone that I could share my online interests with. Let’s face it, often spouses or other family members don’t get it. They don’t understand why we love pounding away on our keyboards day in and day out.
With a work from home business, it really feels like you are going at it alone. It isn’t like a job where you have co-workers or a boss you can network with. Without other net workers working with you, it makes you wonder if you are headed in the right direction or not.
I was lucky to have found a community of other affiliate marketers who were willing to help me without a hidden agenda. This community was Wealthy Affiliate.
In the past I found guru’s and other marketers who were willing to help me, if I would promote their program or give them my hard earned cash.
I didn’t find that with Wealthy Affiliate. What I discovered at Wealthy Affiliate was a community of helpful and friendly people who wanted me to succeed.
Benefits of a community support system:
- If I get stuck on the training, all I need to do is ask for help and I normally have someone respond to me within a few minutes. There is almost always someone available 24/7.
- When I create a post, I can ask for feedback. People will help to proofread my post for spelling and grammar error. And they help me in a non-judgmental way.
- I get to help others. At Wealthy Affiliate, it is a community of people helping each other out. So not only do I receive help, I also can help others out. It really feels good to know that I made a difference in someone’s business.
Wealthy Affiliate is a sort of college that helps educate people in learning the skills they need to succeed in affiliate marketing. It is free to join. But if you want you can pay a small monthly fee in order to get more benefits, like unlimited hosting, websites, training tools and much, much more. But, I promise you, there is never any pressure to pay a penny.
The main thing I want you to know is that affiliate marketing doesn’t have to be lonely. You can grow your business while keeping in touch and getting feedback and support from others.
What about you? Do you ever find affiliate marketing lonely?