How to do Affiliate Marketing Without Having to Show Your Face

How to do Affiliate Marketing Without Having to Show Your Face

Let’s call it, a lot of us who work at home, especially Moms who want to take care of their kids and household, are always looking for ways to earn money. One popular way to monetize a website, blog, or social media accounts is through affiliate marketing. With affiliate marketing, you earn commissions for promoting products or services, but you don’t have to create those products or services yourself…(I mean, we’ll take it, right?!) . However, some women may feel hesitant to show their face in promotions or content. For example, I have some students that CAN’T show their faces because of the jobs their hubby’s hold, and some just don’t want to because there are weirdo’s online…either way, I totally get it.  Fortunately, you can still succeed in affiliate marketing without showing your face. In this article, I’ll share some tips and strategies to help you do affiliate marketing without showing your face. Ready? Let’s GO!

1. Choose the right niche – If you don’t want to show your face, you should choose a niche that doesn’t require you to be the “face” of your brand. For example, you can choose a niche such as home improvement, beauty, health, or pets. These niches don’t require you to show your face, and you can promote products and services without revealing your identity.

2. Create high-quality content – Content is king when it comes to affiliate marketing. You need to create high-quality content that resonates with your audience. You can create blog posts, videos, social media posts, and other types of content that promote products and services without showing your face. For example, you can create blog posts that offer tips on home improvement, videos that demonstrate beauty tutorials(not face stuff obviously….or use a doll. LOL, just kidding, don’t do that! 🤣 ), or social media posts that showcase pet products. If you’re not sure what content to create, I made a BOSS tutorial walking you through precisely what people are looking for in your chosen niche. Here it is: http://marthaekrejci.com/90.

3. Use stock photos – If you don’t want to show your face, you can use stock photos in your content. Stock photos are professional photos that you can download and use for free or for a fee. You can use stock photos to showcase products or services without revealing your identity. For example, if you’re promoting a health product, you can use stock photos of people exercising or eating healthy foods. My two favorite free stock photo sites are Pixabay and Unsplash .

4. Be transparent – Even if you’re not showing your face, you still need to be transparent with your audience. You should disclose that you’re using affiliate links and that you’ll earn a commission if someone makes a purchase through your link. You can include this information in your blog posts, videos, or social media posts. To find some good verbiage for this, just Google this term, “affiliate marketing disclosure”.

5. Use email marketing – Email marketing is a great way to promote products and services without showing your face. You can create emails that showcase products or services and send them to your email list. You can also include affiliate links in your emails, which can help you earn commissions.

In conclusion, affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money, especially for work at home moms who want to make money from home. If you don’t want to show your face, there are still ways to crush it in affiliate marketing. You need to choose the right niche, create high-quality content, use stock photos, be transparent, and use email marketing. By following these tips and strategies, you can do affiliate marketing without showing your face and still be successful, I promise!

If you haven’t yet taken my free Affiliate Marketing Masterclass on Youtube, that would be your next step to making sales tonight! (for real, it’s happened!)

Let’s GOOOO!!!!!

xo Martha

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The 5 Worst Affiliate Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

The 5 Worst Affiliate Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Costs

There’s no doubt about it, affiliate marketing is a great way to make money from home or earn extra side income. As an affiliate marketer, you promote a product or service to a specific audience, and every time someone makes a purchase through your unique affiliate link, you earn a commission. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. There are plenty of affiliate marketing mistakes that you should avoid if you want to be successful in this industry. In this article, we’ll discuss the most common mistakes made by affiliate marketers and how to avoid them. Grab your notebook, this one is IMPORTANT.

1. Promoting too many products at once:
One common mistake made by affiliate marketers is promoting too many products at once. If you promote too many products, people will start to get confused about what you’re promoting. If you’re going to do this, work it as a personal brand and more of an “oh by the way” as you’re telling a story. But for the serious affiliate programs you’re representing, make sure there are only a few to start with, so you can give good content around them without confusing people. Once you’ve established yourself as a trusted affiliate marketer, you can expand your product range. (I have a free Affiliate Marketing Masterclass that goes WAY in depth on how to do this right. Here’s the link to that on youtube. 

2. Not disclosing affiliate links:
As an affiliate marketer, you NEED to disclose your affiliate links every time you promote a product. It’s not only the ethical thing to do, but it’s also required by law. Make sure to disclose your affiliate links at the very beginning of your content, and clearly indicate that any purchases made through those links will earn you a commission. Disclosing your affiliate links will increase trust between you and your audience. Just google this to grab some good verbiage “affiliate link disclosure”.

3. Focusing solely on commission:
The primary goal of affiliate marketing is to earn a commission, but make sure you’re not ONLY focused on commission. Your focus should be on serving your audience. Provide them with valuable and informative content, and only promote products that you know will be beneficial to them. (Just picture me screaming from the rooftops right now, because it’s THAT IMPORTANT) Your audience will appreciate your honesty, and transparency. AND it will lead to long-term success in your affiliate marketing endeavors, as well as whatever else you want to grow your personal brand into.

4. Not tracking your progress:
Tracking your progress is essential to the success of your affiliate marketing campaign. It helps you understand what’s working and what’s not, so you can make data-driven decisions. It’s important to track metrics such as clicks, conversions, and earnings. By tracking your progress, you can adjust your strategy and improve your results over time. BOOOM! Let’s go, right?!

5. Choosing the wrong affiliate program:
When choosing an affiliate program, make sure to research the company and the product/service they offer. Choose affiliate programs that align with your values and fit within your niche. Don’t just choose a program because of the commission rate. Make sure the affiliate program can provide you with the necessary support and resources to succeed. But also, make sure it makes sense in your brand, specifically make sure it’s something people would expect from you.  Like, let’s be real, if I started sharing about catalytic converters, you would be like…”is she ok?”…don’t make your people wonder if you’re ok or not! 🤣

By avoiding these common  mistakes, you can improve your chances of success in this industry. Remember to always prioritize your audience, track your progress, and choose affiliate programs that align with your values. I can’t wait to watch you WIN!

Oh, and if you’re either brand new, or feel stuck, check out my free Affiliate Marketing Masterclass on YouTube. People are making money right after they watch the hour long video and start implementing! Totally my gift to you! Let’s do this thing!

xo Martha

Affiliate Marketing Without Money or Followers: A Step-by-Step Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms

Affiliate Marketing Without Money or Followers: A Step-by-Step Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms

Being a stay-at-home mom is a full-time job in itself, right? I mean, I get it. I’m a work from home Mom that also homeschools, so I get what it means to be busy. But affiliate marketing is TOTALLY DOABLE if you don’t go doing extra unnecessary steps that don’t help, AND take up all of your day. Let’s break down what works, shall we?

Affiliate marketing is a low-risk, high-reward business model that can help bring in some extra cash without disrupting your daily routine. But what if you don’t have any money to invest or any followers to promote to? That’s where this guide comes in. In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to start affiliate marketing with no money and no followers, specifically for us homeschooling moms who have what seems like a negative amount of hours in the day, if that’s possible. 🤣

Step 1: Choose your niche (or what I like to call, Bat Signal) – To start affiliate marketing, you need to pick a bat signal – a specific topic or area you want to focus on. For stay-at-home moms, a promising bat signal can be homeschooling. It’s a rapidly growing group of folks, with more and more parents opting for homeschooling for their children (thank goodness, right?!). You can find a range of affiliate programs and products related to homeschooling, from curriculum guides to educational tools and resources. By being a niche-specific affiliate marketer, you can build a loyal audience of homeschooling moms who trust your recommendations. (If you want to get more specific about your own bat signal, which I TOTALLY suggest, I have a video here where I walk you through how to discover yours.) https://youtu.be/XpCAPs41Yt0?si=7YEDeh4KmeAM7-iI

Step 2: Pick some products/services to share – Ok, so I see a lot of people do this one backwards, but it’s not really their fault. Every Tom, Dick and Smelly out there peddlin’ affiliate marketing courses say to sign up to an affiliate network, then search for something to sell.  That’s a goofball approach, and isn’t honest, so I’m not going to be teaching that, sound fair? Let’s move with integrity if that’s cool. OK, so what I WOULD DO, is go through your bank statement and credit card statements if you have them…what are the monthly renewals? Write them down. Then go to the Googles, and type in what the product or service is, followed by the words” affiliate program” . NOW, you’re going to see products and services that YOU ACTUALLY USE and sign up for THEIR affiliate programs. It’s really bad form, in my opinion, to suggest something to people that you, yourself don’t even use. Insert immediate skeez….and that ain’t us.

Step 3: Promote through social media – Social media is a powerful tool for affiliate marketing. You don’t need a massive following to start – even a few dedicated followers can make a difference. Pick a social media platform that you already spend time on, such as Facebook or Instagram, and start building your presence. ( I may or may not have a FREE 90 Days to 1 Million Followers thing you can do 🙂 ) Share useful information, tips, and insights related to your bat signal, and don’t forget to include affiliate links when you recommend specific products or services. Always disclose your affiliations to your followers transparently.

Step 4: Leverage SEO through blogging – Blogging is my FAVORITE way to establish yourself as an authority in your bat signal community and attract organic traffic (FYI organic means FREE) to your website. By using search engine optimization techniques, you can rank your blog posts higher on Google and other search engines, which means more visibility and potential sales as your long game. Social media posts have about a 2-4 day shelf life….SEO is FOREVERRRRRR. Write blog posts on topics related to your bat signal and include affiliate links within them. Make sure your content is informative, engaging, and valuable to your target audience. (Ok, I have another thing you may like here…90 Days of Content in 90 Minutes, again, it’s a gift from me, so it’s free. But this one is GOLD. It literally shows you exactly what your bat signal people are wanting to hear about, then you just write blogs on that and Google LOVES YOU, which means they push you to the top….which means your people FIND YOU! Cool, right?!)

Step 5: Create video content – Video content is rapidly becoming the preferred medium for digital marketing. By creating video content related to your bat signal, you can capitalize on this trend and reach a wider audience. You can start a YouTube channel or use platforms like Pinterest or Instagram Reels to share short, snackable videos on bat signal topics.(I have 90 days of prompts for you for these in the gift I mentioned above 90 Days to 1 Million Followers if you’re having a hard time thinking of what to post.) Include affiliate links in your video captions and descriptions. Always make sure your videos are high-quality, engaging, and informative.

Starting affiliate marketing with no money and no followers can seem daunting at first, but it’s entirely possible even for stay-at-home moms. By following these steps and focusing on a niche you’re passionate about, you can build a successful affiliate marketing business from scratch. Remember to be transparent with your affiliations, create high-quality content, and be patient. Affiliate marketing can take time to yield results, but with persistence and perseverance, you can make your dream of earning money from home a reality.

Oh, and if you want to put the pedal to the metal, so to speak, I have a one hour Affiliate Marketing Masterclass on Youtube that has people literally making money right after they watch it and implement.

Til next time!

xo Martha

3 Easy Ways to Make Money from Home While Homeschooling

I don’t have to tell you balancing homeschooling and a career can be difficult. With so much on your plate already, it can be hard to find time for work. However, with the power of the internet, making money from home has become easier than ever before. In the next few minutes, we’ll discuss three easy ways that you can make money from home while homeschooling your kids. So, sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and let’s dive in!

1. Virtual Assistant: As a virtual assistant, you help folks and businesses with administrative tasks such as data entry, e-mail management, scheduling, and bookkeeping, social media, really anything that you have developed some skills at..What most people don’t realize is OTHER PEOPLE need YOUR SKILLS. We look over our own skill sets and forget that other people need help with them. . The best part is that work can typically be done from your computer while you’re homeschooling your kids. To become a virtual assistant, you can complete online courses or certifications that will give you the proper skills and knowledge to succeed. Websites like UpWork and Fiverr make it easy to find virtual assistant work.

2. Sell Products Online: One of the easiest ways to make money from home (and how I make a majority of my own income) while homeschooling is to sell products online. This can include anything from homemade crafts to digital products(I’m partial to digital products because there is little to no overhead which means the scalability is out of this world, and the profits are IMMEDIATE). Websites like Etsy and Amazon Handmade allow you to sell your handmade creations with no upfront costs. For digital products, you can use websites like Shopify to sell things like digital printables or e-books (they can also handle handmade things as well of course but do have a minimal up front cost). When setting up a store like Shopify, check out how I run a personal brand (I have lots of videos on YouTube at http://watchmartha.com), because with a strong personal brand, having storefront is super easy to sell from…AND it can branch into ALL THE THINGS. One of the biggest things I teach is how to grow at least 7 income streams from your personal brand from home 🙂

3. Online Tutoring: As a homeschooling parent, you are already equipped with the knowledge and skills to be a great tutor. Online tutoring is becoming increasingly popular and can be a great way to make money from home. Websites like Chegg and TutorMe allow you to tutor students in a variety of subjects, from the comfort of your own home. Tutoring sessions can typically take place during afternoon or evening hours, so you can still dedicate your mornings to homeschooling.

4. Bonus Addition! Direct Sales: Direct sales is a popular way to make money from home. There are numerous companies out there that allow you to sell products to others and earn a commission. Some popular direct sales companies include Young Living, Tupperware, Avon, and Mary Kay. These companies provide you with marketing materials and training, making it easy to start your own business from home. (Not everyone wants to do this, and I get it, but if you’re wanting to, I have a strategy with Young Living specifically where I pretty much take everything off of your plate and do most of the strategy for you…and I hit a rank with that company that typically takes 4-5 years….in 6 months 🙂 So, yeah, it’s one of my income streams. If you want to hop in, just click the words “Young Living” above and grab a starter bundle. I’ll get notified and get you into my community!)

Homeschooling your kids and making money from home is more than possible. It will take some time and effort, but definitely not as much as you think. Consider becoming a virtual assistant, selling products online, online tutoring, or joining a direct sales company to start earning money. By utilizing the power of the internet, you can make money from home and become a successful work-at-home mom.

If you’re wanting to hang around other folks doing the same thing as you, hop into my free group here; https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartcenteredwithmartha

What are you waiting for? Get started on your journey today!

Let’s GO!

xo Martha

THE TOP 10 HACKS FOR MULTI-PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEURS TO STAY FOCUSED AND PRODUCTIVE

Being a multi-passionate entrepreneur is both a blessing and a challenge, amiright? You have several interests and passions that fuel you, but at the same time, it can be hard to stay focused and productive with so many things vying for your attention. In today’s post, I’m sharing my top 10 hacks for multi-passionate entrepreneurs to stay focused and productive. Whether you’re a freelancer, blogger, or a small business owner, these tips will help you stay on top of your game and achieve your goals. Now, let’s GO!

Prioritize: As a multi-passionate entrepreneur, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with tasks. To avoid feeling frazzled, prioritize your daily tasks. Prepare a to-do list the night before that includes your top three priorities for the day. Focus on completing these tasks before moving on to other things. This will keep you on track and reduce the stress of feeling like you’re not getting anything done.(AKA spinning wheel syndrome)

Set Goals: Setting goals is essential for any entrepreneur, and it’s even more critical for someone with multiple passions. Clearly define your long-term goals and break them down into small, achievable steps. Celebrate each milestone you achieve along the way. (my celebration is a nice big cup of coffee!)It’s important to stay excited and motivated, and hitting your goals is a great way to do that.

Use Time-Blocking: Time-blocking is a technique where you block out specific time on your calendar for specific tasks. For example, you might block out 9am-11am for client work and 1pm-2pm for social media. This technique helps you avoid distractions and focus on one task at a time.(Don’t forget, when time-blocking, turn off all dings, and notifiers. You don’t need to have your focus crushed by Aunt Nancy’s dinner pic, ya know?)

Delegate: If you’re bogged down with admin work or things that don’t require your specific skillset, delegate. Outsource tasks like social media management, bookkeeping, or website maintenance. It might seem expensive, but the time you save will outweigh the costs. (real talk, and I have a list of go to people that don’t charge a ton if you want to email me at [email protected])

Take Breaks: Taking breaks is critical for productivity. It’s easy to get caught up in work and forget to take care of yourself. Take breaks throughout the day to stretch, have a snack, or even meditate. A refreshed mind is a productive one.

Limit Distractions: Multi-passionate entrepreneurs have a lot of interests, and it can be tempting to work on several things at once. However, multitasking can be counterproductive. Again, limit distractions by turning off your phone notifications, closing tabs on your browser, or even using apps that block distracting websites.

Use a Project Management Tool: A project management tool like Asana or Trello can help you manage multiple projects at once. These tools allow you to break each project down into smaller tasks, assign deadlines, and track progress. It’s an excellent way to keep on top of everything and ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

Get Enough Sleep: Sleep is essential for productivity, but it’s easy to sacrifice it for work. Make sleep a priority and aim for 7-8 hours per night. (Yes, I’m lookin’ at you.) You’ll be more alert, focused, and productive during the day.

Find an Accountability Partner: Find someone who understands the challenges you face as a multi-passionate entrepreneur and can hold you accountable for reaching your goals. An accountability partner can provide support, encouragement, and an objective perspective.(If you don’t have one, I have a group with 10k+ of them that would love to support you. You can hop into that here )

Embrace Flexibility: Finally, embrace flexibility. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur, you may need to shift your focus between projects depending on what’s most urgent or pressing. Be open to change, and don’t be too hard on yourself if your plans change. (probably the most important one for the long haul!)

Being a multi-passionate entrepreneur can be challenging, but with the right hacks and mindset, it’s possible to stay focused and productive. Prioritizing, setting goals, time-blocking, delegating, taking breaks, limiting distractions, project management, getting enough sleep, finding an accountability partner, and embracing flexibility are all great ways to achieve success. Remember, focus on progress, not perfection, and celebrate each small win along the way. Good luck!