Do you wonder how the day of to be an affiliate marketer is? Well, I can give you a sneak peek but I have to tell you before hand that,
I am not making huge money.
I don’t have a Nissan GTR. Yet.
I don’t have a big house with a personal gym room and Olympic size swimming pool. How I wish I do.
To be frank, what I have now is the online income that is just enough for me to work at home and take care of the baby. With that being said, my wife is still working for others and experiencing the kind of disturbing things you get when you are in a job. I expect that she can resign and work at home (on what she likes) too probably in another 4-6 months.
So you see, I am just like you (so do all successful affiliate marketers when they started their affiliate marketing business) working the way to be a successful affiliate marketer. But in the near future, I believe we will be able to reach our goal.
So if you still want to see how my day is, then read on…
To Be An Affiliate Marketer? Start The Morning Right
My days usually started with the baby cries and then are the chores to clean, feed and set him down in his walker. Once those are done, only I am able to start my computer and the 1st thing I do is to check my email to see how much I have made for my affiliate marketing business.
Sometime when I look at those wonderful emails, I will recall the time when I have to bang myself to the wall because my email was full with training, sales offer and other stuff instead of sales confirmation.
I think some of you can relate…
Once the fun of checking with the numbers is done, is time to read the emails from my outsource team. If you have been reading my post here, you should know that I also drive traffic with solo ads, banner ads, article marketing and other outsourcing stuff. I have to spend time reviewing the result and the delivered work from the freelancers. I’ll need to manage the portals and outsource talents for anything that need to be fixed.
I am lucky that thing is smoother now compare to the early days when I started outsourcing and building my team. At that time, I have to constantly communicate with the freelancers to get them to see what I want. It was a huge hassle.
Freelancers come and go because we can’t seem to understand each other. If you are doing the same thing now, I recommend you have a video chat using Gmail and share documents with Google Docs to get things done more effectively.
Usually when I finish the reviewing job, it is almost noon and I should have brought the baby in and out of his walker for a few times to play and change his diaper. So, it is time to
Life as an affiliate marketer is tough.
To be an affiliate marketer with a baby around is even more challenging. That’s why I need my nap time too.
One good thing about the baby boy is that he can only stay asleep for an hour or so during noon. This makes him a wonderful alarm clock.
Once I settled him after we woke up, it is time to put in my own effort for my business.
The only thing I am still doing myself is writing for my blog, guest blogging and social media publishing. This seems to be a very challenging task to many people but I seem to find serenity in writing.
For the guest blogging, ComLuv is my only portal. I have to give some credit to ComLuv because many of my guest posts at ComLuv were able to rank up page 1 at Google. So, if you are just reading this and wonder how you can get more traffic to your website,
Guest post here. :)
I have to admit that I have been slagging with the guest posting. I am not finger pointing but with the little boy around, some time I just have to spend more time looking after him instead of letting him crawl around unsupervised. I have heard too many scary stories due to parents’ negligence.
After finish writing, I will dedicate 1-2 hours for my social media publishing. Because I can’t be in the social media platforms all the time, I use some social media management tool namely HootSuite and Buffer to help me manage the portals. I can only say these tools have helped me a lot to free myself from attaching at the laptop.
For your information, you need to leverage on technology to be an affiliate marketer with productivity.
Time To Breathe…
So when I am done with all these work, it is time to prepare the ingredient for dinner for the family and get the little boy to shower. My wife will then cook the dinner when she comes back from work and relief me of some of work for the little baby.
That’s when I can have a breather. I have spared you from the nitty gritty stuff about taking care of a baby because I don’t want to bore you. But in reality, it can be really taxing.
Time to sleep?
I hope so too. Unfortunately we still need to run some house chores, watch baby channel, read to the boy and get him to sleep. It is only when he is asleep that I can talk to my wife or continues my affiliate marketing work. Putting the finishing touches to these tasks will usually keep me occupy until 1am.
Then before I go to bed, I will spend roughly an hour reading, watching and listening to motivational materials to keep me charged for my goal to be a successful affiliate marketer. With that, I am going to leave you with this 12 minutes video about the early life and success of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger.