I get it.
I am a mom. I have 2 kids, ages 13 (almost 14) and 11 (almost 12).
I was interested in staying home with my kids when they were little. I found affiliate marketing, but I didn’t do enough with it.
I wasted so. much. time.
I don’t want you to do that.
I want you to get MORE time back with your kids. Affiliate marketing is a great way to do that.
In fact, I dare say, affiliate marketing is PERFECT for moms.
And I’m going to show you exactly why.
Affiliate Marketing for Moms – Reason #1 (Time)
This might be the absolute top reason that moms should be interested in affiliate marketing. Because time with our kids and our families is precious, especially when the kids are young.
When my kids were little, I sat in a gray cubicle doing a job I hated while I dropped my kids off at daycare. If you love going to work in an office, then more power to you. But if that’s the case, you’re probably not reading this post right now.
I’m talking to you moms who dread dropping your kids off at daycare. You worry that you’re going to miss their first word, or the first time they take a step.
I get it.
I was there.
I wish I had more of that time back, but I did what i had to do.
You can change your circumstances. If you have to work, that’s OK. Work on affiliate marketing on the side until you get build it up enough to quit your job.
It’s going to take time, but time is passing anyway, right?
Do something good with the time you have left.
Affiliate Marketing for Moms – Reason #2 (Money)
If you’re currently working art a job, how much money are you making? Can you get much higher than your current salary? Do you have more than enough money to pay the bills AND have fun?
Did you know there’s no income limit in affiliate marketing? It’s really more dependent on how much time and effort you put into it.
Affiliate marketing can be EXTREMELY lucrative.
In fact, here’s a little post I wrote about this topic. It’s called “What I’ve Learned from Doing Product Reviews (There’s a LOT of Money Out There)“.
As I dive deeper and deeper into affiliate marketing, I see the immense about of possibilities and the immense amount of money there is to be had.
Of course, you’ll have to learn how to get it. (I’ll tell you about my #1 recommendation for training in a bit.)
Do you think that only “certain” people can make money online and that they’re special in some way?
This is just a trick of your mind. Everyone, and I mean everyone, starts at ground zero. You work your way up in affiliate marketing just like you do with any job. Except, most jobs cut you off at some point. You can’t get any higher.
You can keep going on forever with affiliate marketing.
Wouldn’t you love to have unlimited abundance so you can go on family vacations whenever you want? Or easily pay for your kids’ activities? Buy them nice clothes?
You can with affiliate marketing.
Affiliate Marketing for Moms – Reason #3 (Flexibility)
I don’t know about you, but I don’t even know what I would do if I had a real job right now. My daughter has gymnastics practice at 4:30 on Wednesdays. My son has bike practice at 4:30 in the fall.
How would I get them there if I had a “real” job?
Having the flexibility to work around everyone’s schedule is AWESOME.
Sometimes my husband needs me to pick him up for work.
Sometimes he needs me to run an important errand for him in the middle of the day.
I got it.
Sometimes one of my kids is sick and needs to stay home from school.
Because I don’t have to go anywhere. I’m typing this very article while I sit at my kitchen table. (I like sitting here because we have a big bay window that looks out over the yard, and we have a bird feeder up. I like watching the birds while I work.)
We just adopted a dog. I don’t have to worry about dog walkers. She and I get some exercise every 3 hours or so.
I get to take a long walk or a jog in the morning.
Because I have the flexibility to make my day however I want it to be.
Doesn’t that sounds nice?
Oh hell yea, it is!
Affiliate Marketing for Moms – Reason #4 (You’re Your Own Boss)
This one kind of goes along with flexibility. You are your own boss.
OK, there are some downsides to this.
For instance, you have to be disciplined enough to do the work that you need to do in order to create a great income for you and your family.
You have to be able to put yourself to work every day. And being at home can bring a lot of distractions. You have to be able to work around that and focus.
It’s not always easy. (But it’s worth it!)
Those are the downsides.
But have you ever had to ask your boss to leave early because you kid just threw up? Or, have you ever just needed to get OUT of the office and you ask your boss to leave early?
It’s a terrible feeling.
I used to hate having to ask these kinds of things.
I just wanted to be able to run my OWN life the way I wanted to run it. Without begging for approval.
Working for someone else makes you feel like a child. You make a mistake and you get disciplined. Ask to take off, and they give you a disappointed look.
I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t stand that.
Now I do what I want because I’m my own boss. Do you want to be your own boss? Then let’s get you started in affiliate marketing!
Affiliate Marketing for Moms – Reason #5 (Promote Your Passion)
Being a mom is great, right? Obviously we are totally dedicated to our kids and making sure they grow up as good human beings. It’s a very rewarding job.
But, I don’t know if you’re like me… I didn’t want to be JUST a mom.
I was laid off from a job when my kids were younger and I got to spend some time with them. JUST what I wanted, right?
Although, after some time I realized how BORING it was just sitting at home with the kids. I almost felt as trapped as when I was in that damn cubicle. I was just trapped in a different way now.
I appreciated spending time with the kids, but I needed something more.
Affiliate marketing for moms is so great because you get to be with your kids AND you get to do something creative and promote what you’re passionate about.
For instance, my passion is helping people take control of their lives and get FREEDOM by working from home as an affiliate marketer. (Especially moms because I KNOW how it is…)
That’s what this website is all about.
As an affiliate marketer, you can promote ANYTHING that you’re passionate about. (As long as there’s a market for it and you can make money. This is all stuff you learn in the training I’m going to tell you about.)
Are you passionate about fashion? Makeup? Dogs? Skiing? Bowling? You can create a money-making site around any of those topics.
Want to blog about your family? There are TONS of mommy bloggers out there making a great living doing just that.
Affiliate marketing is FUN. And rewarding.
You get to help people solve problems and answer questions on the topic of YOUR choice.
And with affiliate marketing, you don’t need to hold any inventory, and you don’t need to recruit anyone.
Note: Need to learn more about affiliate marketing? Check out my free guide, How To: Affiliate Marketing for Beginners.
Affiliate Marketing for Moms is Almost Perfect
Do you see how great affiliate marketing for moms is? There are tons of upsides with very little downsides. You get to make money promoting something you love, spend more time with your kids, have the flexibility to work around their schedule and be your OWN boss.
What more could you ask for?
As I mentioned, it does take hard work (but fun work if you love your topic) and it takes time to get things rolling. But you don’t really have anything to lose.
- Need more money
- Want something engaging and creative to do
- Want flexibility
- Don’t want to ask anyone when you need time off
Then affiliate marketing is perfect for you. Perfect.
There’s not even a big cost to get started. You’ll pay about $12 a year for a domain name, about $120 for hosting a year and that’s about it to get started.
I also HIGHLY recommend training. The proper training can save you time and money overall. In fact, what’s even better about the training platform that I recommend, is that hosting is included. So you end up saving money there.
My #1 Recommendation for Training
I am a member of a platform called Wealthy Affiliate. They will teach you everything about getting a website up and running. They teach you step-by-step. You’ll create your site while you go through the training.
You’ll have all the training and tools (including web hosting, as mentioned) you need! You’ll also be connected to a HUGE, active community that can help you every step of the way.
You can join as a Free Starter Member to check it out and see if this is something you’d like to do. You don’t even need a credit card, just your email! You can get 2 free websites hosted at Wealthy Affiliate as a starter member.
Want to learn more about Wealthy Affiliate and what they offer? I have an Ultimate Wealthy Affiliate review here. I don’t know. I just think affiliate marketing is every mom’s dream job. Maybe you’ll think the same too. Try it out and see!
What do you think about affiliate marketing for moms? Do you agree that this is the PERFECT job for moms, or are you hesitant? If you are hesitant, what’s holding you back? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave me comments below!
2 thoughts on “Affiliate Marketing for Moms (5 Ways This Biz is Perfect for You)”
Tons of value to be found on this post on how to engage in affiliate marketing as a mother. This is a great and simple to follow guide. You laid it all out clearly and showed series of examples that helped emphasize your various points. This guide will be very useful for me because I am a nursing mother.
Affiliate Marketing is a great route for people looking for a way of earning money from home. All you need is your computer, and a lot of time and effort but it is so worth it when you start earning money from it.Wealthy Affiliate is a great training platform and allows people to learn in a supportive environment.
Thanks so much for your thoughts, Ola! I’m glad that you found affiliate marketing as a mom. I’m sure you can understand the benefits of having that flexibility, especially as a nursing mom.