Peanut butter and jelly; it's loved by kids and adults alike. Why? Because it goes together so perfectly. Affiliate marketing for moms is pretty close to the perfect-ness of PB&J for many reasons. In fact, plenty of moms are kickin' butt with it. Let's look at why it just might work for you.
Affiliate Marketing for Moms: The Perfect Combo
There are so many reasons why affiliate marketing is the perfect gig for moms. Whether you're a mom who wants to dabble in an online project to make some extra money or if you want to have a full-blown business, affiliate marketing is the perfect way to do it. Here's why…
It Allows Moms to Easily Work From Home
Want to stay at home with your kids? Wish you could pop in a load of laundry while you are working? Waiting for the day when you don't have to run out of the house in the morning? Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make all of those dreams come true.
It Gives Moms Flexibility
Since you can work from home and the Internet doesn't open and close during certain hours, affiliate marketing for moms offers a ton of flexibility. As long as you can manage your time well and not get sidetracked with every distraction that comes up at home, you can do really well as an affiliate marketer.
If you promote recurring affiliate programs, you can be making quite a bit of money without actually being on your computer. It's a long game, but worth it.
It Allows Moms to Indulge Their Interests
We all know how easy it is to lose yourself as a mom, and affiliate marketing can provide you with a breath of fresh air and the ability to break out of the mommy rut. This is because you can support who you are as a person and feed your interests by promoting products that are in a niche that you love.
It Gives Moms a Sense of Community
Being a mom can feel lonely and it's too easy to feel lost in kiddy land. Affiliate marketing for moms gives them a great connection to the adult world and allows them to create their own community of people who love what they love.
Successful affiliate marketers know that it's all about trust and relationship building. You want to share affiliate products with your following in the same way you would with a dear friend.
When you care about your community like they are your friends, you will have their best interests at heart and they will feel that. Then, they will connect with you on a deeper level and they will look forward to learning about the products you want to show them.
With Affiliate Marketing, Moms Can Earn Money Right Away With No Investment, Products or Headaches
Although it may take up to 2 months to actually receive your affiliate commissions, you can start making affiliate sales right away, especially if you already have an existing following of people on social media or an email list. But if you don't, there are still some pretty fast and easy ways to generate a following. We talk about three ways to do that in this video.
You won't need to purchase anything at first when you are just starting out doing affiliate marketing for moms. You don’t need to have your own products or inventory, and you don't even need to have your own website. In fact, we've put together an article on how to succeed in affiliate marketing without a website right here.
If You Want to Earn Some Serious Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom, You Can
While most people think of affiliate marketing as a side hustle that can bring in a couple hundred or thousand dollars a month, plenty of moms are earning six and even figure incomes with it.
And it's not hard to do if you promote high ticket products and if you promote them in a way that allows for passive, compounding income opportunities. Here's a video we recently put together that shows you how to earn $25K or more using four different affiliate marketing strategies.
There is so Much Freedom to Choose Your Products & Platform(s)
There is a lot of freedom that comes with affiliate marketing for moms because you get to choose which niche you want to be in, what products you want to promote, and what platforms you want to use to promote them.
Here are some of the top platforms for promoting affiliate products:
While you don't need to have a website or blog in order to promote affiliate products, it's definitely something you'll want to have if you plan to earn a decent or even an outrageous income doing affiliate marketing for moms. Here are some things you can do with your blog:
- Write review articles or even articles on a related topic and link to the affiliate products that make sense for a person reading that article.
- Include banners, videos, and ads.
- Write sponsored posts and actually get paid by a company to write a review.
- Promote your articles on social media.
There is really no limit to what you can do with affiliate marketing when you have your own website.
Pinterest has recently changed their rules to allow affiliate links, so even if you don't have a website, you can promote your affiliate links right within Pinterest. If you do have a website, you can write blogs and pin those on Pinterest.
Pinterest is an amazing way to earn while you are building an audience. It is really more of a search engine than a social media platform, and their algorithm makes it pretty easy to get your pins to rank and go viral. You just need to know some quick tips that can be learned in an hour or two, which can be gained from a simple Pinterest course.
There are many different ways to promote affiliate products on Facebook. We love the Facebook method that we explain here. But, you can also create a Facebook page and post your articles or videos that link to your affiliate products. There are some creative ways to run Facebook ads to affiliate offers too.
NOTE: Facebook does not allow affiliate links, so you'll need to create content to link to on Facebook that has the affiliate link in it instead of just posting the actual affiliate link on Facebook.
A YouTube channel is another great way to do affiliate marketing for moms, especially if you'd rather talk than write and you are comfortable in front of a camera. One of the most effective ways to do this strategy is to do review videos of products that fit within your niche. We explained that method in our article about how to do affiliate marketing without any money here.
Once you build up an email list, it's one of the best ways to promote affiliate products. You can offer a free download that is related to your niche on your website or social media and have people opt in to receive it using software like Active Campaign and Sendlane.
Then, email them the gift and some follow up emails with additional valuable information. Sprinkle in some emails that promote affiliate products that you think your list would like. Be sure to offer more valuable content than promotions, and make sure your offers are always very targeted to what they would like. Otherwise, they'll just unsubscribe.
Venndy Makes it Easy & Fun
Venndy makes affiliate marketing for moms a blast! It's a fun way to curate your own stories full of affiliate products to promote them on social media. You can essentially create your own shop full of your favorite affiliate products for your niche and then promote them in a very visual way that your audience will love.
This takes the tedious out of affiliate marketing. With their Chrome extension, you can easily add affiliate products to your store. It stores it all for you and you get to just have fun promoting your offers in any combination that you choose.
Affiliate marketing offers moms the flexibility, freedom, and the income they are looking for all while working from home. Plus, it gives them a sense of community and self-expression that keeps their spirits alive. Now, do you understand why we say affiliate marketing for moms is like peanut butter and jelly?
Want to learn more about how you can get started with affiliate marketing? Watch my free training here!