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I can't believe it!
It has been 4 months since I have transitioned careers from pharmacist to entrepreneur.
Some may think I am crazy for giving up a pharmacist's salary to start my own business, but I have learned that money is not more important to me than my happiness. In fact, I can proudly say that leaving that job was the best decision of my life! I feel much happier and healthier in all aspects of my life. Nonetheless, generating an income is still necessary to keep paying the bills (hello, student loans).
I wanted to write this post to demonstrate to my readers how making a small investment into an educational resource, the ebook "How To Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours Using Pinterest" by Elise McDowell, can give you BIG RESULTS.
so how am I generating income?
While I am pursuing many areas of building a business in order to generate revenue, one of my main focuses is what you are reading right now: my blog.
Substantial meaning more than my annual salary as a pharmacist in just a month.
Isn't that crazy?!
Making that much money would be unbelievable, but I knew from the start of my blogging career that it was not going to happen over night.
However, I made it a goal to do whatever it takes to get to that level.
In the beginning,
I was putting in hours and hours of work on my blog, day and night, 7 days a week.
I followed the steps I read from popular bloggers about how they generated their crazy income:
- I signed up for Google Adsense
- I joined multiple affiliate programs
- I posted honest and thorough reviews for products that I love.
Finally, I started to see my hard work pay off in my second month of blogging when my traffic started doubling in numbers. I celebrated my success with the traffic increase, but the unfortunate part was I still was not making any money.
Up to that point, I had not put any money into classes, tutorials, books, etc. to learn how affiliate marketing worked. I thought, "I was a straight A student and have a doctorate degree, I will be able to figure this out." Perhaps eventually I would have figured out all the tricks and best approaches to affiliate marketing. But as I watched all of my dedicated time and work seemingly go unnoticed, I became frustrated and wanted to see results sooner!
When I was at the peak of my frustration and just about ready to give up on affiliate marketing, I came across a pin stating, "How To Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours Using Pinterest."
Less than 24 hours?
How could it be possible to make a sale in a matter of hours when I had been trying to do just that for months?
I HAD to know what piece of the puzzle I was missing.
Thus I clicked on the pin and found myself being asked to purchase an ebook.
ugh I did not want to spend any money!
But when I saw that the ebook was only listed for $25, I thought the price was reasonable.
So I let go of my stubborn mentality and purchased the ebook "How To Make Your First Affiliate Sale in 24 Hours Using Pinterest"
Let me tell you: this book stays true to its title!
I didn't make my first sale in 24 hours... I made it in less than 12 hours!!
Yes that's right, I purchased the ebook at 12:50 AM and my first transaction went through at 12:28 PM. (Barely less than 12 hours, but, hey, it counts!)
I was shocked at how quickly the methods outlined in this book worked for me.
They are simple, easy to implement, and different than all of the other ways I had already tried. I knew basically nothing about affiliate marketing before reading this book, which is why I think it is the perfect educational resource for affiliate marketing newbies.
Elise not only shares her tips on how to use Pinterest effectively, she also gives information regarding other websites that help with affiliate sales (some of which I did not even know about until I read this book!) Additionally, she explains in great detail the correct way to use sites such as Boardbooster and Canva. That was a big help to me because I knew that I should be using those resources and I was trying to, but I just did not know how to do it correctly.
The one negative about this ebook is that I wish it was longer. The ebook is 20 pages long. However, it is packed with extremely specific step-by-step instructions and details. On the other hand, the fact that this ebook is on the shorter side can be a positive because I was able to read through it in one sitting and start implementing the strategies that I learned right away!
So, my friends, don't be stubborn like me and put off investing just a small amount of money into something that you want to become your career. Because if you are reading this then I am sure you are determined to make blogging your full-time income! By taking the time to learn the tried and true methods discovered by more experienced bloggers you can start to make that income in as little as 24 hours (or 12 hours!)
Be sure to grab yourself a copy of this ebook here.
Please share with me if you do make this great investment and let me know when you make your first affiliate sale!