Attention, working mums…
We spend most of our lives at work – but the truth is, many of us wish we didn’t have to.
Whether it’s the pain of the daily commute, the stress that comes with our jobs or the precious time we spend away from our families, there is a hefty price to pay for the ‘privilege’ of having job and for a lot of us, paying it can be a real struggle.
So how do you escape the daily nine-to-five grind but still manage to find a fulfilling career that will give you more freedom?
According to Net Savvy Mama founder Marie Santos, the answer could be working online doing Affiliate Marketing.
Marie is an award-winning ‘laptop based’ entrepreneur and has been working online since 2012. She says it’s not only allowed her to earn more than when she had a full time corporate job, but it has also given her the freedom to work part time hours around her family, and from any location where there’s an internet connection..
“The Digital Economy is upon us and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Online sales are predicted to rise to whopping 1.5 trillion dollars by end of the year and done right, Affiliate Marketing is a simple way people can get a good piece of that pie.” she says.
Marie says Affiliate Marketing is like being an ‘internet middle man’ where you make money connecting someone who wants to buy something online, with an online vendor who is selling that product. If a sale takes place because of your efforts, the vendor pays you an agreed portion of the price of the product.
She spoke to Mamamia about her career, and why she’s so passionate about it.
Q: Are people really making money doing this?
Yep, Affiliate Marketing is absolutely real and is the fastest growing industry online. Like anything real however, there is work involved and it needs to be done ethically. It won’t work for anybody looking for a get rich-quick scheme but taken seriously, it absolutely can make you a full-time income working part-time from home.
Q: How does someone make money?
To put some perspective, the way affiliate marketers make money online is very similar to a real estate agent selling somebody else’s property. They connect a seller with the right buyer and make a cut out of the sale. Except, they don’t get involved with the selling (as it’s done through websites), and through products and services that can be bought or consumed online (which means they have a whole world of options).