How Affiliate Marketing Has Gotten Me Through the Pandemic

There are a LOT of issues to be unhappy about this 12 months. Lots of misplaced alternatives to be with household and pals. Lots of illness and demise. And but we’re all discovering our means by it, utilizing no matter coping methods we will discover. (sourdough bread, anybody??)

I used to be reflecting this morning that my job as an affiliate marketer has truly be one of many issues that has helped me essentially the most since March. Whereas strolling on the treadmill (one in all MY largest coping mechanisms this 12 months), I began compiling an inventory of the entire ways in which affiliate internet marketing has helped me get by this 12 months with my psychological well being intact. Listed below are those I got here up with, however I ponder for those who may add some as properly that I’ve missed?

  1. Working from dwelling: Whereas others had been scrambling to arrange workplace areas or determine the way to do their jobs from their basements, I used to be already. I’ve labored in a well-stocked dwelling workplace since 1999, so I didn’t actually have to regulate in any respect (anticipate to the entire interruptions from everybody ELSE in my home now being at dwelling all day!).
  2. Video conferences: I observed since March that extra individuals are utilizing their cameras for conferences slightly than simply their telephones. I began seeing the faces of individuals I’ve been “assembly” with on the telephone for years. I feel as a result of everybody was getting used to doing extra Zooms basically, my customary telephone conferences simply naturally migrated to video calls as properly. It was truly good to see the individuals I used to be speaking to for as soon as.
  3. Exploding workload: Provided that the pandemic despatched everybody on-line to purchase the whole lot, it created an unbelievable quantity of labor to maintain me busy. And when you’re busy, you may have much less time to sit down and take into consideration the entire issues that you’re lacking. In truth, you might be form of glad you may have additional time to work.
  4. Cash: Together with that, let’s be sincere. Affiliate entrepreneurs are usually doing properly proper now. It feels virtually gross to speak about it, however the actuality is that we’re making more cash (usually) because of the elevated on-line procuring. And when the whole lot else in life sucks, it’s no less than good to have some extra cash to dream about how you’ll spend when life will get again to regular.
  5. Digital communication: For lots of people, the lack of in-person occasions/conferences/work meant a lack of social connection. In some methods, it was the alternative for me. I speak to individuals consistently all day by way of Slack, Fb messenger, e mail, textual content messages, Google Hangouts, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram…. you get the image. I don’t go an hour with out having some form of communication that isn’t work associated.
  6. Affiliate friendships: It’s loopy however I now really feel nearer to my affiliate internet marketing pals than I do my native pals as a result of the net communications have overtaken the in-person communications. In truth, I’ve a standing weekly Comfortable Hour with affiliate internet marketing pals that has just about grow to be the factor I most stay up for. Whereas I knew all of them slightly from Affiliate Summits through the years, I’ve gotten a lot nearer to all of them by our weekly meetups.

There are a whole lot of issues that I hope will proceed post-pandemic (like on-line ordering for eating places!), however a lot will finally return to the best way it was. I do know for positive that a few of the issues above will proceed to be what I admire about affiliate internet marketing.

How has affiliate internet marketing helped you get by this 12 months?

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