I know! Sounds crazy, right?
But it occurred to me recently, that most of us could also make quite a tidy little sum if we would also Sell What We Use!
Case in point, when my go-to-goddess of all things techie, it just so happened that the utterly brilliant Kimberly Castleberry was shopping round for a new ‘skin’ for her blog.
(Uncross your eyes, dahling, that simply means a colour scheme/layout template ~ sort of like decorating for blogs)
She suggested (she’s like that – doesn’t tell you to do stuff, just suggests!) that IF I had an affiliate link, she’d buy her new design through me.
Now I already use a 10 hours at my retail job, simply by telling visitors about the resources I use.
Do you see the lesson here?
Every day we recommend stuff to friends, family and people in the line at Starbucks.
“I just bought these amazingly comfortable shoes …”
“Saw the most incredible video on YouTube ….”
“Went to that new restaurant downtown …”
“I’m losing weight like crazy with this new product I’m on.”
“Glad you asked about my virtual postcards …”
You get the idea.
We’re so used to recommending stuff for free, that we forget that we could get paid for it too.
Network marketers fall into this trap all the time.
We’re are so focused on getting people to look at the product from our mlm,
we forget that we could also make money recommending our autoresponder, our absolutely brilliant new hosting service, the guy that makes our business cards, and the latest training to knock our socks off.
Bloggers do the same.
Just because you have a blog in a certain niche, doesn’t mean you can’t put a link in for all the other services and tools you use to make life easier in other areas.
You are multi-dimensional, goddess.
And, sweetie, so is your audience.