Molly - posted on 03/17/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi- I have just recently started woring at home (accidentally). I was actually just trying to find a way to quit smoking and fell into this opportunity. I ordered an electronic cigarette and loved it. I can happily say that I have been a month without a "regular" cigarette and feel a million times better. I was telling a few girlfriends of mine about it and they wanted one. Well GreenSmoke ( the company that I ordered them from) offers an affiliate program so I signed up thinking that I could get the friends and family of mine to order through me and recoup some of my money in comissions. Like most other moms I don't have to sell or ship or handle product so I thoguht this would be fairly simple. GreenSmoke gave me some discount codes and I decided to post them online on sites like retailmenot.com just to see what would happen. Since having done that ( a week ago) I have had 8 sales to people I don't know who found my codes and used them and have made $135 in comission. And the beauty of it is that now that they have ordered through my affiliates page they are my customer for life.
The issue I am running into here is this: I can see that this is a viable opportunity to make a little extra money on the side but I really need to delve a little deeper into the product, listen to the latest podcast, read the info forums, watch the training videos etc. I have also been told that I REALLY need to set up a website to help route customers to my page and get some business cards. I have stayed at home for 5 years with my 3 girls and I stay busy enough chasing the 2 youngest(2&1) around the house. Where is the balance here. I utilize their nap times for training but that is only 2 hours per day. I have also noticed that the housework has suffered, not by much but enough to bother me. My husband is SUPER supportive and helps when he can but he works 60 hrs per week night shift and is going to school full time during the day. How do the rest of the mama's here juggle it all. And any pointers on a good EASY affordable web site options would be a huge help.
On a side note- Any one interested in learning more about this AWESOME little electronic cigarette can visit www.greensmoke.com/molly
or if you want to try your hand at selling them you can sign up for the affiliates program at-
The company is awesome with help getting started and they give you millions of marketing tools for free. I am hoping that I can find a balance here because if not I'm going to have to give it up and I really don't want to.