Favorite Things

  • Favorite Business Resources for Product Sellers [March 2024 Edition]

    I’m thrilled to share my Favorite Things blog for March with my product seller friends.🌷 Before I do though, here’s a pic of the cake I made for my sweet boyfriend’s family… Jason’s 8 year old nephew called it “the best cake he’s ever had.”  He’s officially my favorite nephew. 😂

    Okay, now, back to the reason for today’s blog. If you’re new to the Create Your Affiliate Program community – WELCOME! Every month I try to share some of my favorite business resources with you as a behind-the-scenes of what I am using and loving in my own business and with clients.

    I hope you’ll enjoy reading through this post, and will take time to check out all the resources available to you!  Have a very Happy Easter!

    PS: Please note this email contains affiliate links, but I only share products and resources I use, love and can personally recommend!

    🥳 Business Tools, Events + Blog Posts I’m Loving

    A few recent blog posts you might’ve missed:

    🤓 How to Make More Product Sales This Month

    🏛️ Staying Legally Compliant in Affiliate Marketing: A Guide for Product Sellers – guest blog by Amber with The Boutique Lawyer

    💰 Behind-the-Scenes: Sharing 3 Tasks that Helped My Client Earn $33k in Product Sales from Affiliates in January

    ✈️ I booked my flights for Ultimate Product Party 2024, which is happening in California this May 8th & 9th. If you sell physical products, you’ll want to make plans to attend.  I have a friend who can no longer make the event and is selling her ticket for a super low fee. If you are interested in going, let me know and I’ll connect you with her via Instagram!

    ☕ Our next Product Sellers’ Coffee Chat is happening on Tuesday, April 2nd: 10,000 New Visitors: How to Increase Website Traffic to Your Online Store by Working with Affiliate Partners. Bring your favorite coffee and join this virtual coffee chat on how to increase your website traffic so that you can make more product sales every single month!  And yes, I’ll show you how my clients are getting 10,000 new visitors to their online shops every single month. Save your spot here – it’s free to join.

    If you haven’t sent a newsletter to your affiliates this month, now is the time to do that.  These Affiliate Newsletter Templates are designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what to say to your affiliates every single month to encourage your affiliates to promote for you and help them drive conversions!

    One of my favorite things I’ve ever created: a little extra moolah – 3 simple ways I use affiliate marketing in my business to earn a little extra moolah every single month.

    💕 Products I’m Loving & What I’m Buying Next

    I love good skincare products, and this body butter from little buddha is heaven.

    I ordered these cute earrings from A Tiny Bit of Joy – they are being delivered today and I am so excited!

    There are two things I want to purchase, but am holding off until I have more time in my calendar in June: this Gif template pack and this Digital Product Starter Spreadsheet Template pack, which includes 15 different layouts you can use to design your own spreadsheet to sell. 

    They are both very inexpensive, but I know if I buy them now I won’t use them now, so I prefer to make purchases when I actually have the time to implement on them. {I was not always like this, as my digital library full of purchases I’ve never used will tell you. 😶)

    What are some of your favorite products this month? Share with me in the comments!

    The Profitable Affiliate Program Template Bundle

    To help you get your welcome emails for your affiliate program in place quickly so that your affiliates feel supported and part of a total win-win collaboration (one where you’re both making impact and money!), I’ve put together The Profitable Affiliate Program Template Bundle that will give you everything you need to set up your affiliate welcome sequence.

  • My 2023 Review

    I love reading people’s end of year recaps and wrap up emails.  Partly because I am nosey {my mom calls this trait “being interested and concerned” lol}  and partly because I find them inspirational and encouraging.  

    I love giving my community a behind-the-scenes glimpse into my own business, so today I’m sharing my own recap of 2023.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading this and that you’ll take some time to do your own end of year recap.

    🤓 Favorite Work Project

    This wasn’t a work project so much as a major work decision, but niching down has been my favorite thing I did in 2023.  In October I decided to fully niche down to working with product sellers {digital and physical}, and to let go of speaking directly to course creators in my marketing.  I’ll admit… I was super nervous to shift to focusing on product sellers because much of my 3000+ community are course creators and I didn’t know if they would stay with me if all my content is directed towards product sellers.  Spoiler alert: It’s been fine. LOL.  Because at the end of the day, a course is a type of digital product, to an extent.

    I’m so glad I decided to niche down because supporting product sellers is my favorite and I have gotten to work with some amazing product sellers inside the ✨Make More Together✨ 4-Week Intensive for Product Sellers as a result.  

    Favorite Product Created

    402 people have signed up for the Invitation to Send Potential Affiliates this year, and it’s my favorite digital product I created.  I created this $9 product after taking Elizabeth Goddard’s mini-training on creating a $9 product (affiliate link}, and it’s been one of the most impactful things I’ve done in my business in 2023.

    My second favorite product was a little extra moolah – which was more of a passion project than a strategic business move. 

    🧳 Favorite Trip of 2023

    This is hard, because I went on some awesome trips in 2023.  Las Vegas in January was awesome, Nashville in May was amazing, DC with my bestie was so fun in July, but my trip with Jason and his son Tommy to North and South Dakota in September was my absolute favorite! It was a 9 day road trip, and I loved seeing all of the bison and other wildlife and just exploring the country with my boyfriend and his son.  Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of my favorite national parks and it was so fun to do some hikes and see the scenery.  

    📝 Favorite Learning Resources from 2023

    In May, I attend Ultimate Product Party in Nashville.  This is an amazing conference for product sellers, and was one of the highlights of my year.  I am attending their 2024 conference, and encourage my product seller friends to sign up as well.  

    I mentioned it above, but that $9 Small but Mighty Offers course from Elizabeth Goddard was amazing and very impactful to my business.

    Rich Girl Reels by Abigail Peugh has helped me tremendously with getting better at creating IG reels.  She’s doing another round in January – learn more on her insta: https://www.instagram.com/abigailpeugh/ 

    I am in a small number of online biz memberships, and Transparent Sales with Taylor Lee is one of my favorites.  Taylor’s program is what inspired me to launch my 4-week Intensive and I can’t recommend Transparent Sales highly enough!

    Gemma Bonham-Carter’s Passive Project membership is another of my favorites. I’m not super active in the community {I plan to change that in 2024}, but I use the resources inside this membership ALL.THE.TIME.  Learn more and join her upcoming workshop here.

    📅 What’s Next in 2024

    I’ve got a new digital product coming in January 2024 for those who already have an existing affiliate program and want it to make you more moolah every single month.

    I intend to host a round of the ✨Make More Together✨ 4-Week Intensive for Product Sellers every quarter.  {Next round begins in January!}

    I’m headed to Ultimate Product Party 2024 in California in May.

    I will continue to host Product Sellers’ Coffee Chats {more details soon!}

    And I’ll continue to be just so dang grateful that I get to work with the most amazing clients and customers here at Create Your Affiliate Program!  

    Thank you to everyone in my entire community for being here, reading my newsletters and blogs, and purchasing resources to help you set up your own profitable affiliate programs. Wishing you a great end to 2023 and a very Happy New Year!

  • Favorite Business Resources for Product Sellers [December 2023 Edition]

    If you’re new to the Create Your Affiliate Program community – WELCOME! Every month I try to share some of my favorite business resources with you as a behind-the-scenes of what I am using and loving in my own business and with clients. 

    I hope you’ll enjoy reading through this blog, and will take time to check out all the resources available to you! 

    📆 Favorite Virtual Event

    I am excited to begin leading a monthly event I’m calling the Product Sellers’ Coffee Chat.  Over 55 product sellers have signed up to join me for the inaugural Product Sellers’ Coffee Chat on December 12th: How to Boost Your Product Sales in 2024 with Affiliate Marketing.  

    If you sell digital or physical products, I’d love for you to bring your favorite coffee and join me for this virtual 60 minute coffee chat, too!

    You can see all the details and save your spot here: https://createyouraffiliateprogram.com/coffee-chat/

    📸 Favorite Recent Business Purchase  

    Obsessed with my FlipStik – it makes filming my Instagram reels SO MUCH EASIER.

    You can purchase one today at http://www.getflipstik.com/cyap – and if you use discount code cyap you’ll get a 20% discount!  

    🤓 Favorite Learning Product

    Rich Girl Reels – While I think that affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to make more product sales, it doesn’t mean I think it’s the only way to make more product sales.  I am really enjoying Rich Girl Reels taught by Abigail Peugh.  Her digital product is teaching me how to film better reels, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.  You can follow her on Insta here: https://www.instagram.com/abigailpeugh/  {and if you’re curious, you can watch the reels I am creating here: https://www.instagram.com/createyouraffiliateprogram/reels}

    🎉 Favorite In-Person event

    I bought my ticket for Ultimate Product Party last week.  This is the go-to in-person event for product sellers and I am excited to attend it for the third year in a row. {You can read my 2023 event recap here.}

    The 2024 event will be in California… You can grab your ticket here (they offer payment plans to make it an easy yes}. 

    **Please note this blog post contains affilaite links, but I only share products and resources I use, love and can personally recommend!

  • Favorite Business Resources for Product Sellers ?? [October 2023 Edition]

    Last month, my sweet man, his son and I all went to North and South Dakota on a road trip. It was an amazing trip. My favorite part was all of the bison we saw… Like this big fella pictured below! ?

    It was so nice to be away from my computer for a week and to spend time in nature and seeing all the sites. These days, I am back at my desk {well, the coffee shop lol} feeling refreshed and excited for all that’s happening here at Create Your Affiliate Program.

    This week, I’m working on some fun content for November to share with you, so for today I’m sharing my October favorite things with you!

    I’ve also got something especially for Shopify product sellers below, so make sure you check that out, too.

    As always, if you’re new to the Create Your Affiliate Program community – WELCOME! I hope you’ll enjoy reading through this blog, and will take time to check out all the resources available to you! ?

    Favorite Business + Personal Resources

    ? $9 for this entire Black Friday Prep Pack? This is SO GOOD.

    ?️ And speaking of Black Friday, it’s not too late to get your affiliates involved…. Check out these templates for prepping your affiliates for BFCM.

    ? Did you know these templates are my #1 selling product of all time… and they have nothing to do with affiliates?  Someone purchased them a few days ago and I realized I should probably talk about them more because they really are so good.
    ? Are your business finances messy or disorganized? Change that with this spreadsheet.

    ? I’m obsessed with all of the templates inside Sidneyeve’s shop here!

    ? Can’t wait for this event happening next week: Beautiful Business Summit.

    ? I’m really loving Danielle Canty’s 2% Newsletters.  You can sign up for them here.

    BEGINS NOV 1ST: ✨ Make More Together ✨ 4 Week Intensive for Shopify Product Sellers

    On Monday I shared that I was going to be hosting a 4-week Intensive for Shopify Product Sellers who want to set up their affiliate program so they can start selling more of their products every week.

    I’m only making 5 spots available for this, and two are spoken for already. {YAY!}

    This Intensive includes 1 private session with me where we set up your affiliate program tech.

    PLUS 4 weeks of group implementation where we put all of the other pieces of your affiliate program in place {like your welcome sequence, your promo materials, your reach out plan!}

    High touch but low cost to make it an easy yes for you.

    If your goals right now are to sell more of your products from your Shopify store, you’ll want to get your affiliate program set up ASAP by joining us inside the intensive.

    Check out all the details + save your spot here.

    We’ll begin the week of November 1st… I can’t wait!!

    Please note: 3 month payment plans are available.
    Why? Because I know how powerful Affiliate Programs can be for your business, and I don’t want finances to be the reason you don’t sign up for something that will be a complete game-changer for your product sales.

  • Cupcake Earrings ? + Biz Resources I Love! [July 2023 Favorite Things]

    Happy July, Y’all! ☀️ If you’ve been here a while, you already know that I really enjoy giving my community a glimpse into what I’m doing and buying, and so today I’m sharing my favorite biz things with you for July 2023!  

    Important side note: This post contains affiliate links, but I only recommend and share products I personally use and love!!

    Favorite Business + Personal Resources

    ? My top selling product the past few months has been my $9 template on how to pitch potential affiliate partners.  Learn to create your own $9 product here – this has been one of my favorite purchases in 2023 so far.

    ? ThriveCart users… You will want these templates.  

    ? Put your Tripwire page together… quickly.  This will help.

    ? Grab these 50+ Customer Service Templates – this will save you so much time when responding to client emails.

    ? If you plan to launch *anything* this year, grab this Sales Page in a Day™ template. It’s super affordable and I use it for writing all of my sales pages.

    ? I’m obsessed with fun earrings, and I recently ordered these cute cupcake earrings pictured below from Wondermint Goods.  I’m wearing them to my niece’s 5th birthday party this weekend – can’t wait.

    ? I have been reading all of the books by Taylor Jenkins Reid that I can get my hands on. Fast, easy reads.  Start with The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.  I couldn’t read it fast enough.  

    ? I went to Washington DC last week… If you are ever in the area, go to Filomena’s.  One of the best meals I’ve ever had.  You can catch a fun recap of my trip in this reel here.

    Favorite Current Work Projects

    In addition to launching new templates each month, I am also busy supporting my private 1:on:1 and VIP Day Clients in a variety of ways.  If you are looking for support with starting your affiliate program or want to learn how to monetize your existing affiliate program even further, I’ve got a few options to support you:

    Book an Affiliate Program Strategy.

    Schedule an Affiliate Program VIP Day.

    Or hit reply and let me know you’d like the details on my monthly Affiliate Program Management Services – I’ve got space for one more client and I’ve to discuss the options with you.

    What are some of your favorite business and personal resources? I’d love to hear! Share with me in a comment or DM me on Instagram!