Hi guys. You all know I don’t like fluff. In fact, I’m kind of allergic to it. That’s why I don’t take it lightly when I recommend a product or service to you. I am so excited because the best course I’ve taken all year long (and I’ve signed up for 12 of them!) is now available to the public.
This course is the one I WISH I had written. It’s seriously kicking my butt all over the place. It’s called Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing and it’s written by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents.
This course is no joke SO good. Like I think I will be able to double my monthly income within the next 6 months to 1 year good.
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About half way through the course I had some major epiphanies about my content strategy and mailing list. I realized I have been thinking about this all wrong!
If you could double your blogging income within the next year, what would that mean to you? What goals or dreams would you be able to achieve?
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing has your blueprint.
Here are just some of the things you can expect in the course of 6 modules, over 30 lessons, and 20+ worksheets:
- How to build trust & sell without feeling sleazy
- How to pick the right affiliate products to promote
- The power of the right bonuses
- How to exponentially grow your traffic & income by focusing your efforts (a topic you know is near and dear to my heart!)
- Types of posts / content that drive affiliate sales
- Tons of worksheets and examples
- Power Pinterest strategies (from Rosemarie Groner – a $34 value on its own!)
- Sample emails Michelle actually sends to her list
- Tons of worksheets
As part of this course, you get access to a private Facebook group full of elite bloggers (probably the BEST part of all in my opinion – getting to see other people’s examples and read about their journeys to anywhere from $500-$20K in affiliate income) is priceless to me.
In the group you have a chance to get feedback from Michelle herself and also ask as many questions as you’d like and get feedback on your own strategies as you implement them. It’s like a master class / workshop for growing money seeds. We’re sharing big secrets, guys, like which pages on our sites are earning us a lot of money, what plugins we like to use for promoting affiliate products, lists of affiliate programs to check out and more.
In a nutshell, this course gives you a bird’s eye view of Michelle’s affiliate methodologies. This insider look into a power blogger’s processes is priceless! She gives you screenshots and stats from her own Google Analytics and Pinterest! Not many bloggers are willing to be so helpful & transparent.
How This Course Will Double My Income
This course is helping me focus. In a way I haven’t done before. I literally walked over to my whiteboard yesterday and erased HALF of the content ideas I had planned out for the next few months because this course made me realize I was on the wrong path. I realized that I need to refocus myself and evaluate my blog’s focus even more than I did last year when I took my blog from 17K to over 400K page views. Focusing on what matters worked then, and I can clearly see how it will work now!
I am taking Michelle’s cue and refocusing on what works and throwing out what doesn’t. I’m laser focusing on the actions that earn me more income. I’m already working smarter.
I want as many as people as possible to benefit from this training. But I know it’s scary to think about spending nearly $200 on a blogging course. Depending on where your earnings are at, it might even be a big chunk (or all) of your monthly blogging income.
To make this a no-brainer decision for you, and because I believe that much in the power of this course to change the course of your online destiny, I am going to enhance the value by offering to personally coach you if you finish the course and still feel lost.
Yes, I am serious!
I believe in these strategies 100%. In fact, I was drafting my own course when Michelle announced this, and I decided to wait and see what she produced because I didn’t want to directly compete with her for no good reason (deep down I’m a little bit lazy that way lol)
I enrolled in her course, and what did I find? The first lesson of Module 5 contained a diagram. One that looks A LOT like the one I had sketched out on paper months earlier to illustrate my affiliate marketing process:
I KNOW Michelle’s strategies work. Because they are the same strategies I use! Just way more focused. You cannot believe how excited I am to implement what she’s taught me on top of what I already know! This is a really exciting time in my blogging journey.
Double Blogging Income
I am confident in saying that I can double my income (which currently hovers at an average of $8k every month) within the next year or less by honing in on the strategies I’m learning in this course. If I can double my blogging income in the next 12 months, that will mean I likely be able to start fulling funding my kids’ college accounts and will need to hire a tax strategist!
What would doubling your blogging income mean for you? Would you be able to pay off debt? Quit your job? Spend more time with family?
September 26th Update: After working on this course for nearly two months, I am happy to say I am nearly 1/3 of the way to my goal. I think my $16,000 estimate may be too low! 😀
And I just found out that this week only (through Friday, September 30th) you can get $28 off of Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing! It’s a phenomenal deal for a course that can make such a huge difference in your monthly blogging income. Use the code 28OFFSALE to get the discount!
Affiliate Success Guarantee Details
So here’s the deal. I will offer this coaching guarantee to anyone who signs up for Michelle’s course through my affiliate link.
The conditions of the guarantee are this:
If you take the entire course and walk through it module by module, fill out all the worksheets, create the content to support your strategies, and implement all of the tactics she tells you to on your blog AND THEN you can’t seem to increase your income because you still don’t understand the principles in Module 5 (i.e. what I am trying to illustrate in that diagram above) and how to incorporate affiliate marketing into your blog….
Then I will personally study your blog and consult with you on a Google hangout or Skype call to walk you through changes that will help you achieve an affiliate marketing matrix like the one above. I will give you a step by step plan to follow. This coaching session with me is worth $297-$497 on its own, but I don’t offer coaching currently so it’s actually something you can’t buy anywhere else. The only catch is that you can’t request a refund (you have 30 days to do so). Otherwise, you will have gotten a complete affiliate training and coaching by me for $0. And that’s not fair.
I call this a double fail safe. Either you are going to see great success by implementing Michelle’s strategies OR you will get a second chance at affiliate marketing via a private coaching session with me.
I’m offering this guarantee because I don’t just want you to buy this course to give me an affiliate commission – I truly want you to succeed at this! If you give it your all and take full advantage of the private Facebook group, I have no doubt you will earn the cost of the course and then some back in no time.
Note: If you’re an advanced blogger, you might find that you know half of the stuff in the course. She did have to cover the basics for those that aren’t familiar with affiliate marketing….but that doesn’t matter. The private Facebook group and those little nuggets of affiliate marketing strategy you never realized before (like the one that made me throw a third of my current ideas out the window) are invaluable.
Join the Course Backed by a Coaching Guarantee
I feel a little silly offering a coaching guarantee because I know you won’t need it – you will totally be able to implement the strategies in this course and then use the Facebook group to validate your ideas for great success.
Just imagine what would happen if one year from now you were able to double your income….
I hope to see you in the private course group! Make sure to give me a shout out once you arrive!
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