Susan woke up remembering she had been made redundant the day before, she had tossed and turned all night and now the alarm had woken her. She saw the children off to school and her husband left for work, thank goodness he had a good job and they should ride the storm for a while. That’s spoiled the trip to Australia, for her brothers wedding she thought. How redundancy effects people’s lives.
With that thought she phoned her friend Madge, they had both worked together for years and now they were both redundant. Everyone knew the Company was looking for a buyer, but suddenly it had all come to a shuddering halt and 800 people were clearing their desks. What a nightmare where would 800 people find jobs locally?
Madge came round and they sat talking over steaming cups of coffee, what were they going to do? With so many people looking for work, what chance of a good job within travelling distance. Could they set up a business together that would save them joining the others searching for jobs. It would give them moral support and they could help each other. Maybe they could also find part-time work, that would help with their budgets and together they could probably manage childcare, which would be a saving. All these ideas tumbled out, maybe setting up a business was the answer, but what? With that thought Susan opened her laptop to see what was on offer.
The next few days and weeks were a whirlwind of activity. They were determined not to get into a rut of despair and despondency of feeling helpless and rejected, job hunting, interviews and deciding on a business took over. Luckily they were both quite savvy on their computers so decided on some form of internet business, but what, that was the dilemma? It was certainly a case of burning the midnight oil!
Madge came round excitedly one afternoon, she had seen some videos on YouTube about affiliate marketing, they were talking about a simple way of working online. Most were positive, some were reviews from others trying particular courses.
They spent the next 24 hours watching tons of videos; and decided affiliate marketing seemed to be the answer. It sounded simple to set up with support from the company chosen, with plenty of choice when marketing ClickBank or Amazon products.
However they were still concerned about how they were going to find customers, so that was Madge’s next task if they were going to convince their partners it was a good idea.
Madge spent the next few days looking up training courses on the internet, and found some were free. She also looked to see what books were available on Amazon and found many that seemed helpful, she selected “500 social Media marketing tips” by Andrew Macarthy, and “Profitable Social Media Marketing” by Tim Kitchen and Tashmeen Mirza, both were best sellers. She liked using Facebook and Twitter and figured out this was the way forward in to-days market. (I have both of these books and they are packed full of information).
They decided it would probably be a good idea to join a membership website to get help from other internet marketers and found one they could trial and cancel anytime if they weren’t happy with it.
After some deliberation with their partners they all decided affiliate marketing would be the way forward, they would certainly investigate it; they excitedly signed up for an introductory course and their new venture was born!