How to Clear Money Blocks using Affirmations, Afformations and EFT

How to Clear Money Blocks

I recently completed a stunning 21-Day Money Mindset Reset by Elise McDowell of House of Brazen.

In this post, I’ll share some of my favourite takeaways from the course as well as a little twist on Money Affirmations, a lesser-known form of Affirmations taught in Noah St. John’s Secret Code of Success.

This fabulous course helped me:

  • Identify what my money blocks are
  • Learn how to clear money blocks
  • Feel what it’s like to have lots of money
  • Recognise how much money I’ve already manifested
  • And manifest more money

You can get the course on Teachable from House of Brazen. *This is an affiliate link.

How to Clear Money Blocks Using Affirmations

There was an exercise in the 21-Day Money Mindset Reset on creating powerful Money Affirmations which I found really useful.  However, I’ve added my twist – based on what I’ve learned about Afformations from The Secret Code of Success.

What I’ve done in this post, slideshow and video, is to take the Money Affirmations you’ll find in this post and converted them into Money Afformations.

What are Afformations?

Afformations are very similar to Affirmations except that they are questions rather than statements.

Why I like using Afformations is because I know that the minute you ask a question, your brain starts searching for the answer.  So as you fire these questions out, the answers start coming to you.  The invisible starts becoming visible, showing up in your physical world as your thoughts become reality.

Personally, I like to use both: Affirmations and Afformations.

Read more about Afformations vs Affirmations here.

Here’s the slideshow of all the Afformations I crafted to shift my money blocks.

Money Afformations from Lauren Kinghorn

How to Clear Money Blocks Using EFT (Tapping)

Elise McDowell also included a fabulous EFT session in her 21-Day Money Mindset Reset.

What is EFT?

EFT is the abbreviation for Emotional Freedom Technique and most people refer to it as Tapping.

It’s the best technique I know to release any unwanted or negative emotions or shift limiting beliefs – fast.

What you do is tap on pressure points while you talk through the thoughts, feelings and beliefs that are coming up for you and especially those that you feel are holding you back or robbing you of your joy and peace.

How Does EFT Work?

The way I understand EFT from my Shiatsu training, is that each pressure point relates to an organ in the body and each organ in the body stores a different kind of thought, belief or emotion.

So when you tap on the pressure points, the body can release the emotions that are stored in the organs.

How to Clear Money Blocks Using Afformations

I’ve been using EFT for years but I haven’t thought of using it for this purpose (to clear money blocks), so I’ve really been having fun with it lately.

I’ve recorded a few EFT sessions related to the topic Tapping for a Year-End BonusTapping on Money Blocks and Money Affirmations and created an EFT Playlist on my YouTube Channel.

In this video, I’ve done an EFT session, tapping on the Money Afformations you’ll find listed below (and in the slideshow above).

Money Afformations

What work can I do to ensure money comes to me now?

What work have I done to ensure money comes to me now?

How have I paved the way to money?

How can I pave the way to more money?

How can I lay the foundation to attract money?

How can I manifest all the good things I want?

How am I great at manifesting money?

How is money coming to me now?

How am I in flow?

How does money come to me in expected and unexpected ways?

My favourite takeaways from House of Brazen's 21-Day Money Mindset Reset and my take - How you can use EFT, Affirmations and Afformations to clear money blocks. #howtoclearmoneyblocks #Afformations #AfformationsvsAffirmations #EFT #Tapping #EmotionalFreedomTechniqueWhy do I deserve all this money?

What am I focusing on?

How am I focusing on happiness today?

How am I focusing on giving today?

How am I choosing work that gives me joy?

What will I love doing today?

How can I manifest money whenever I want it?

How does it feel to be debt-free?

How does it feel to be financially free?

What positive thoughts do I have today?

How am I drawing money to me in every moment?

How does money flow easily to me?

How am I healing my relationship with money?

How does having money make me feel? 

Why I do deserve to have money?

How can I choose joy today?

How can I visualise myself having money?

How can I choose to feel wealthy right now?

Am I counting my blessings?

How many gifts have I been given?

How is more money lining up for me right this minute?

How am I open to receiving money?

Am I open to a life of abundance?

How can I feel so happy I draw money to me?

How does money come to me in fun, easy and surprising ways?

How can I feel good about money?

How do I always have more than enough?

How can I make financial wellbeing my new reality?

What is the easiest way to make money?

How excited am I to receive money? 

How do I have all I want and need?

Would You Like to Clear Your Money Blocks?

Here’s your prescription.

For the next 21-Days:

Tap on your Money Afformations and/or Money Affirmations in the morning and evening.

Or better still, learn what your money blocks are and how to create your own personalized money affirmations by doing Elise’s 21-Day Money Mindset Reset.

You can find all Elise’s House of Brazen courses on Teachable. * This is an affiliate link.

Please leave a comment below if you try tapping on these afformations and affirmations. I’d love to hear how it goes for you. Which do you find more powerful? Affirmations or Afformations?

*** If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

What is the Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Special About? (Video)

This is the third year in a row that I’m purchasing Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Special.  I save a big whack on Premium Membership fees at Wealthy Affiliate each year by purchasing on Black Friday.  Details are in the video below.


If you're looking to find legitimate ways to earn money online, you'll want to look into Wealthy Affiliate's Black Friday special. That's why I shot this quick video. #WealthyAffiliate #BlackFridaySpecial #NicheWebsites #EarnMoneyOnline #AffiliateMarketing #OnlineMarketingTraining #AffiliateMarketingTraining #WhatistheWealthyAffiliateBlackFridaySpecialAboutVery briefly, Wealthy Affiliate is the place where I got all my training, support and tools so that I could create niche websites and earn money online.

It’s a great place to learn about Content marketing, SEO, Affiliate Marketing and so much more –  everything you need to build a profitable online business.

And there’s also a supportive community to keep you motivated every step of the way.

You can read more in this post: How to Start a Blog Free

And this post:  Can You Really Make Money on Wealthy Affiliate

And this post: 23 Reasons to Take Wealthy Affiliate’s Black Friday Deal

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How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing (Part 2)

In Part 1 of How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing, we focused on how to choose the right affiliate marketing company.

Today’s post is about YOU, your part in creating a rip-roaring Affiliate Marketing empire. You’ve chosen the company (or companies) you want to align yourself with and now it’s time to start promoting their products and services.

How to Promote Affiliate Products

How to Promote Affiliate Products

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There are two distinctly different paths to follow when it comes to promoting affiliate products. You can use:

  1. Paid Methods (Advertising)
  2. Unpaid Methods (Organic Methods)

I’ll focus on unpaid methods in this post because, if you’re new to Affiliate Marketing, you probably don’t have much cash flow yet. I’ll touch very briefly on paid methods though, just so you know what your options are.

Paid Methods

Here are the most common paid methods to market affiliate products.

  • Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC) e.g. Google Ads and Bing Ads
  • Social Media Advertising e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest
  • Video Advertising e.g. YouTube Ads

Advertising online is based on volume. You have to put out a lot of Ads to get a return on your investment, which is why I recommend you start with organic methods.

Unpaid Methods

Very simply, these are free ways to draw traffic to your affiliate offers. Well, no marketing methods are entirely free, there is a cost involved. The cost is your time.

Because driving organic traffic to your affiliate offers usually requires you to create a lot of content — and targeted content at that.

This is how you build a career as an Affiliate Marketer. This is your journey, this is what you’ll be doing most days as an affiliate marketer, while you are building trust with your market and authority online.

We can also call this Trust Marketing or Relationship Marketing.

Content Marketing

Content Marketing

There are many different ways you can create content online. Here are the seven most common ones.

7 Types of Content to Promote Your Affiliate Offers

  1. Blog Posts
  2. Social Media Posts
  3. Videos
  4. Podcasts
  5. Sales Funnels
  6. Emails
  7. Digital Products (eBooks and Courses)

The Purpose of Content Marketing

The purpose of all Content Marketing is to

  • Educate
  • Engage
  • Inform
  • Inspire
  • Entertain

Bear these 5 aims in mind as you consider each piece of content you put out.


If all you’re doing is promoting your affiliate products, you’re basically spamming your audience. Aim to give value to your audience in each and every piece of content you post online. That’s how you build a tribe, a loyal following and ultimately how you will build a client base.


1. Blogging

The most common way to promote affiliate products is by setting up a blog or niche website. Bloggers create posts that highlight and address challenges or solve problems their visitors might be experiencing.

They also create reviews of products they feel will further benefit their audience.

It’s worth learning the fundamentals of Keyword Research and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) if you want to drive organic (free) traffic to your posts.

However, keep in mind that it takes time to generate organic traffic and build authority.  Be prepared for the slow build.


Did you know that you could be a blogger without owning your own domain or creating your own website?

Simply write your posts and publish them here on Medium (as Stories) or on LinkedIn Publisher (as Articles).  There’s a massive benefit to doing it this way.

Publishing platforms already have Authority and traffic. You’re more likely to get visitors reading and commenting on your posts than when you’ve just started your own blog.

Your posts also rank faster in the search engines. A whole bunch of benefits, really. Just saying. 🙂

Related: How to Start a Blog (FREE)

2. Social Media

Social Media can go hand-in-hand with blogging or stand-alone. Here’s what I mean by this. Blogging and Social Media As a blogger, you can build social media profiles linked to your blog.

Each time you create a blog post, you also share your post on your chosen social media platforms. You can also create Groups on Facebook Groups or LinkedIn to build a tribe, a free version of a membership site.

But be warned, Facebook has been known to shut down groups with no notice. Social Media Influencer You can also utilise the power of social media even if you have no blog or website of your own by becoming an Instagrammer or a YouTuber.

Infographics If your top skill is graphic design, design infographics or illustrations to share on social media. Unique social media posts with images that really pop can drive huge traffic to your offers.

3. Videos

If writing is absolutely not your thing and you come across much better on camera, go video. Video marketing is hooooge right now and it’s here to stay.

Again, you can use video as a blogger by embedding your own videos in your posts, or you can skip the blogging bit and just become a YouTuber. You can also use video as a Social Media Marketer.

Live Video is one of the biggest trends, with Facebook Lives and Instagram Live leading the way. Did you know that you can also go live on YouTube? And even LinkedIn is starting to introduce Live Video now.

4. Podcasts

Not quite ready to go video yet? Why not try the audio version, Podcasts? Oh, and it’s really easy to create a podcast from a video — simply record the audio version and upload.

And if you are brave enough to go video you might as well set up a podcast while you’re at it. This way you can reach a wider audience with each piece of content you create.


While we’re on this subject, why not put some extra effort in and do this…?

For each topic you cover, create 5 types of content

  1. A blog post on your own website (if you have one)
  2. Repurpose your content and create a post on a publishing platform (e.g. LinkedIn or Medium)
  3. Create corresponding social media posts and/or infographics
  4. Create a presentation on Canva or Powerpoint and upload it to Slideshare
  5. Shoot a video and upload it to YouTube

This technique can have a huge impact because you can link to each platform from each platform, giving your audience new ways to find you.

Sales Funnel

Pic of Sales Funnel Image Credit: Free on Canva Pro

5. Sales Funnels

Here’s another technique that can stand alone or work well with a website. Serious affiliate marketers build sales funnels to drive traffic to their affiliate offers.

Not sure what a sales funnel is? Totally understandable if you’re brand new to affiliate marketing.

It took me nearly 4 years to find out. Wish I’d got this information sooner because it’s a critical piece in your success as an Affiliate Marketer.

Essentially, a sales funnel is a nifty way to guide your prospects through the sales process — to turn your prospects into buyers. Most sales funnels start with an email capture form so that you can start building a relationship with your prospects or customers by email. And send them your freebie.

Read more here.

6. Emails

This brings us to email marketing. I never quite understood the value of email marketing until I realised that my website traffic had kind of come to a standstill.

With each post I published, I’d get new visitors but I wasn’t retaining my old visitors. Email marketing is a way to keep your website top of mind.

With a gazillion websites putting out great content every day, you need a way to entice your visitors to keep to yours. If you’re not reminding them, who will?

7. Digital Products

Once you have a body of posts you’ve created on one topic, you’re ready to start creating your own digital products. Digital products fall into one of two main categories.

  1. eBooks — free or on Amazon Kindle
  2. Courses — these can include Video Courses, Email Courses, Webinars, Virtual Summits or Masterminds

Consider which of these methods suit your personality and which work best for your audience.

In each product you put out online, you can pop a link to your sales funnel and drive prospects to your affiliate products.

And, at this stage of the game, you might even consider creating your own affiliate program to market your products.

Here’s where the Affiliate Marketer becomes the Digital Entrepreneur.

Are you excited? Wishing you all the best as you build your rip-roaring online empire. You’ve got this!

* If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

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How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing

There are two important steps to making money in affiliate marketing.

The first step to making money as an Affiliate Marketer is to choose the right Affiliate Marketing Company.

The second step is promoting affiliate marketing products. Because this second step is such a big step, with many moving parts, I’ve dedicated another post to it.  Scroll down to the end of this post for part 2.

How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing

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How to Choose the Right Affiliate Marketing Company

People are attracted to Affiliate Marketing for the same reason that they are attracted to a Franchise. It’s kind of the online version of a franchise because you’re buying into a turnkey system.

The more you have pre-built into the system, the more you have “done-for-you” by the company, the easier it’s going to be for you to succeed.

How do Franchises increase their success rate?

  • They build a solid reputation in the market
  • They offer popular products or services
  • They offer a turnkey system
  • They offer excellent training

Outstanding affiliate marketing companies focus on the same qualities.

That’s why many people start out working for big giants in the industry, like Amazon or Walmart, because they are already trusted names and they offer such a wide range of products. I know many affiliate marketers who have gone the Amazon route and are making brilliant money.

  • But do they offer a turnkey system and the training to implement it?
  • Do they offer high-ticket products?
  • Can you do repeat business with your customers?

Now, I promised in my previous post about Affiliate Marketing Training Courses that in this post I would discuss the course I’m doing now. So here you go.

The only Affiliate Marketing company I’ve come across so far that offers the kind of training and support that gives you a turnkey system, an online franchise, is the company I review here.

I never quite understood how to make money from Affiliate Marketing until I understood the Value Ladder and created my first Sales Funnel.

The Value Ladder

Here’s a quick diagram to give you some insight.

The Value Ladder Best Way

Essential Elements of a Top Class Affiliate Marketing Opportunity

Use this handy checklist when looking at a new affiliate marketing opportunity.


1. Product Value

  • Do they have products your customers want?
  • Are customers happy with the products?
  • Are many customers asking for refunds?
  • Do they have a full suite of products, from low to mid to high-end?

2. Commission Potential

  • What percentage commission do you earn per sale?
  • Do you just get paid for one initial sale or every time a customer buys?
  • Do they have a full suite of products, from low to mid to high-end?
  • Will you be paid on your customers for life?
  • Will you be able to lead your clients to make higher purchases by building their trust over time? (Value Ladder)

3. Training, Coaching and Support

  • Do they offer basic and advanced training?
  • Do they have Coaches who can assist and support you one-on-one?
  • Do they offer live Events and Masterminds?

4. Marketing

  • Do they have high-converting sales videos to help you promote their offers?
  • Do they have a sales team that calls customers for you?
  • Do they use Events and webinars to help you convert more sales?

5. Systems

  • Do they have an effective tracking system to track every customer?
  • Do you have access to this system?
  • Can you track your customers and their sales?
  • Or does the company hold that information?
  • Can you do repeat business with your customers, for life?

6. Integrity

  • Does the company have a good reputation?
  • Do they treat people right?
  • Do they pay people on time?

When all these elements are in place, you can focus all your time and attention on your side of the bargain…

How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing

Step 2: Promoting Affiliate Products

I’ll discuss how to promote affiliate products in my next post. Stay tuned for How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing Part 2.

P.S. I found one company that ticks all the boxes above. Click here for my review.

* If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

Next Up: How To Make Money in Affiliate Marketing (Part 2)

What’s an Affiliate Marketing Training Course? (Video)

If you’re asking this question, I’m guessing you’ve signed up to an Affiliate Program or Affiliate Network and you’re now wondering what to do next — how to become an affiliate marketer.

So let’s get into it.

What is an Affiliate Marketing Training Course?

What it is

An affiliate marketing training course is your ticket to success as an Affiliate Marketer because it arms you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to create a profitable online business.

The best affiliate marketing courses I’ve experienced give you both practical training and theoretical knowledge. As you learn the theory, you put it into practice right away so that you can earn while you learn.

All this will make more sense if you’ve read my previous post What’s Affiliate Marketing About?

What it isn’t

An affiliate marketing training course is not a guarantee of your success online. Your success rests solely on YOU, what you do with the training you receive.

Here are a few personal attributes you will need to crack affiliate marketing.

  • Be Coachable
  • Follow the Training
  • Apply what You Learn
  • Put the Time in — Do the Work
  • And Give it Time — Be Patient
  • Stay the Course

Building your own online empire takes time and effort. If you expect to make money your first few weeks in, you are almost sure to be disappointed, get disheartened and give up too soon.

Become an Authority

Look at it this way. To be truly successful at anything, you have to become an Authority.

You become an Authority online once you have accumulated enough knowledge, experience and followers. You become an Authority when people start coming to you for advice. You become an Authority when you start passing on your knowledge to others — passionately.

So let’s add another point to the attributes I mentioned above.

Teach What You Learn

Teach What You Learn

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Golden Tip

You can start teaching what you learn anytime you like — the best time is probably as you learn it.

So when you’ve just watched a training video or read a post or eBook on any aspect of Affiliate Marketing, share your knowledge right away. Write a post or create your own video. That way you start building your Authority from day 1.

Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

Choosing which course to take can be tricky because there are loads of awesome courses online.

There are two affiliate marketing courses that stand out in my mind because they have been my training ground.

In this post, I’ll discuss where I got started and in my next post, I’ll cover the course I’m doing now. Deal?

Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate (WA) is an online University offering both video and written training. Training is interactive, there are tasks to tick off as you go along.

Core Training at WA

Their Online Entrepreneur Certification offers a step-by-step process to build your own niche website and monetize it.

Their Affiliate Bootcamp delves deeper into traffic strategies, teaching you how to run your own PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns.

Read my full Wealthy Affiliate Review here

Live Training Videos

There are also weekly live training videos covering every imaginable way to making money online, from Dropshipping to becoming a YouTuber (and everything in-between).

Teach What You Learn

What makes Wealthy Affiliate really special is their community. All the active members of the Wealthy Affiliate community give and receive support. You can post blogs about your progress directly on the WA website (which is a High Authority site, so your posts get ranked immediately) AND earn a few dollars on the side by creating your own training courses on the WA platform.

As a result, there is tons of training at WA.

Tools of the Trade

You can purchase your domains from WA as well. WA domains are secure and enhanced for speed. Most Domains go for around $13.99 a year.

WA offers managed WordPress hosting. Included in your monthly or annual fee is web hosting for 50 websites (25 Domains and 25 Siterubix Domains).

You get free access to Jaaxy, a brilliant Keyword Tool.

WA also offers a Site Content tool with over a million free CCO images to use in your posts.

And let’s not forget the Site Comments and Site Comments tool, designed to help you get Comments and Feedback on your posts. Oh, and you can earn money at WA by leaving quality comments on other members’ sites.

Wealthy Affiliate is a one-stop shop with no upsells.

Once you’re a premium member ($49 monthly or $359 annually), you have free access to everything WA offers, both the training and tools.

Well, maybe there’s one upsell. I pay for the Pro version of Jaaxy ($19 a month or $199 a year), but their free version, Jaaxy Lite is all you need when you’re starting out.

Read my other Wealthy Affiliate Review here

Wealthy Affiliate is constantly upgrading its tools and enhancing its offering.

How to Find the Best Affiliate Programs

One of the latest wonders WA launched is an Affiliate Program Search Tool.

All Affiliate Programs have been vetted by Kyle and Carson, the owners of WA — two of the nicest guys you’ll ever hope to meet.

Wealthy Affiliate’s Affiliate Program

Oh, and WA has an Affiliate Program of their own of course.

When you refer members to WA as Premium Member, you earn nearly half what Premium Members earn.

Though even Starter Members who joined FREE can earn some commission (half of what Premium members earn which is nothing to sneeze at).

This is where I got my start in Affiliate Marketing and it’s the perfect place to start.

The best part is, it’s completely free to take Wealthy Affiliate for a test run.

Pop over to this post to find out how to sign up FREE.

* If you purchase anything through a link in this article, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

Next Up: How to Make Money in Affiliate Marketing

What’s Affiliate Marketing About?

Affiliate Marketing is touted as being your best shot at the laptop lifestyle. Affiliate Marketers who have made it are pictured on a magnificent beach, in some exotic destination, living the dream.

But what’s Affiliate Marketing About? Is it for You? And what does it take to be successful at it?

Let’s find out.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

Here’s a handy diagram I found on Canva that illustrates the basic concept of Affiliate Marketing.

What is Affiliate Marketing?

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The simplest definition of Affiliate Marketing.: Merchants pay Affiliate Marketers a commission in return for sales.

How does Affiliate Marketing Work?

Here’s another Canva diagram that gives more detail.

How Affiliate Marketing Works

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Here’s a breakdown:

  • Digital Marketers join a Merchant’s Affiliate Programs
  • Affiliates Promote Products or Services to their audience on their websites or social media channels
  • Some of their visitors click on a link in their post
  • This link leads to the Merchant’s website
  • Some of these visitors purchase a product or service from the Merchant
  • The Merchant pays their Affiliates commission for each sale

Affiliate Marketer in action

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What Do Affiliate Marketers Do?

Their role is simply to promote products online.

Often they do this subtly, by just dropping a link to a Merchant into a post.

Here’s an example. Did you notice that I placed a link over the words, “Free on Canva Pro” in the captions below each image on this post?

Canva is the Merchant and I’m the Affiliate. I’ve been promoting Canva for ages because it’s a fantastic graphics tool and great source of free images. I was thrilled when they finally introduced an Affiliate program.

I only started adding their Affiliate link into my posts a few days ago (very subtly) and I was interested to see today that those links have already been receiving clicks (14 so far).

Now I don’t expect tons of conversions (people upgrading to Canva PRO), because the FREE version of Canva is so brilliant. I used it for years and only upgraded when my online business started making reasonable money.

But hey, if I’m crazy about something, I might as well promote it. And if I earn a commission for doing so, marvy!

What’s Affiliate Marketing About? from Lauren Kinghorn

Affiliate Marketers also Review Products and Services.

Here’s an example of a more detailed review I created on Canva when I had just upgraded to Canva for Work (now called Canva Pro).

Video Reviews are becoming extremely popular too.

Now, let’s answer the underlying question that’s probably on your mind.

Is Affiliate Marketing for Me?

Who me?

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6 Top Benefits of Affiliate Marketing

1. Low Start-Up Costs

There’s no need to invent, design, create or manufacture your own product or service to become an affiliate marketer because affiliate marketers promote existing products or services.

Therefore, all Affiliate Marketers need to get set up in business is a website, landing page or sales funnel.  Some Affiliate Marketers don’t even bother to create their own website but instead, create video reviews and promote affiliate products on YouTube.  Others build an email list and promote their affiliate offers via email.

Many affiliate programs are free to join. You can find a product or service you’d like to promote, read reviews of existing users and craft your own review, without even trying out the product or service yourself.

2. Low Overheads

Affiliates don’t have to buy in or keep stock, which also means no warehousing or shipping costs.

Affiliates don’t need staff to help them run their Affiliate Marketing business, most work alone.

Affiliates get to work from home. All they need is a laptop and WiFi.

3. No Hassles

Affiliates don’t have to deal with Customers directly, nor handle complaints or refunds.

4. High Income Potential

Especially if you’re selling high ticket products and working for a merchant paying high commissions.

5. Do it Right Once, Get Paid for Life

It can take some time for Affiliate Marketers to gain authority online and start generating significant traffic to their posts and reviews. But once they do, they are set for life. Once one or two posts go viral, the sales start rolling in.

Here’s where it gets really exciting. This is how Affiliate Marketers earn passive or leveraged income because a well-crafted, evergreen post or sales funnel can continue to generate sales for years.

6. Work from Anywhere

Once sales are happening on autopilot, that dream of becoming a digital nomad can become a reality.

I’ll keep exploring the topic of Affiliate Marketing over the next few days. If you’re keen to learn more, look out for my future posts or read my review on Legendary Marketer.

* If you purchase anything through a link in this post, you should assume that I have an affiliate relationship with the company providing the product or service that you purchase, and that I’ll be compensated in some small way at no extra cost to you.

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What’s the Best Way to Make Money Online? (Video)

Finding the perfect path to wealth online can be a tricky business. The internet can be a gold mine or a minefield, depending on which opportunities capture your attention.

I’ve been building a business online for nearly four years and over this time, I’ve started following a number of incredible Mompreneurs and Fempreneurs, all Superstars in their niches. I read their posts, I subscribe to their email newsletters, I follow them on social media.

And they all have their own take, their own special sauce.

  • One will say the best way to make money online is to create and sell eBooks.
  • Another will say it’s by creating online courses.
  • Yet another will say it’s by becoming an Influencer on Instagram or YouTube.
  • Virtual Summits. Dropshipping. Affiliate Marketing. e-Commerce. Membership Sites.
  • I’ve seen women succeed online as Inventors, Virtual Assistants, Freelancers, Authors, Podcasters and Coaches.

So what do you do? Who do you listen to?

What really works, for everyone, every time, anywhere in the world?

What’s the BEST way to make money online?

The Short Answer:-

Affiliate Marketing, Done Right.

The long answer:-

Affiliate Marketing that…

  • Incorporates The 4 Core Business Models
  • Satisfies all 3 of Jay Abraham’s Profit Activators
  • Offers valuable low-end, mid-end and high-end products
  • Ensures that your Customers can ascend the Value Ladder
  • So that you can earn commission on them for years to come

Phew! That was quite a mouthful, so let’s break our long answer down into each core component I’ve mentioned.

The 4 Core Business Models

These are the most highly profitable business models on the Internet.

1. Affiliate Marketing

2. Digital Products

3. Coaching and Consulting

4. Events and Masterminds

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Jay Abraham’s 3 Profit Activators

All 4 of the Core 4 satisfy Jay Abraham’s 3 Profit Activators, the 3 simple things you need to be focusing on in business to generate maximum profit.

1. Get more Customers

2. Do Repeat Business with those same Customers

3. Sell High Ticket Products to Increase Revenue

Focusing on all 3 of Jay’s Profit Activators, gives you (or any company for that matter), the best chance of turning a profit.

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An Average Affiliate Marketing Company

Will focus only on the first profit activator — bringing in more customers to generate more sales.

***If their products are also very low-priced, you’ll have to sell a lot of them, i.e. find a lot of new customers, to generate significant income.

A Good Affiliate Marketing Company

Will teach you to create a sales funnel and build an email list in order to do repeat business with your customers.

A Great Affiliate Marketing Company

Will also provide you with high-value, high-ticket products to sell to your customers so that they can ascend the Value Ladder.

An Outstanding Affiliate Marketing Company

Will incorporate the 4 Core Business Models into their offering.

AND, if you’re interested in growing and developing your high-income skills, they’ll also teach you to create your OWN Digital Products, Coaching Programs, Events and Masterminds.

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An outstanding Affiliate Marketing Company will teach you to become a Digital Entrepreneur.

But where do you find an outstanding Affiliate Marketing company?

If you’d like to partner with an outstanding Affiliate Marketing company, learn how to become a Digital Entrepreneur and run a profitable online business, I recommend Legendary Marketer.

In case you missed it, you can read my full Legendary Marketer review here.

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Should I Join Legendary Marketer? (Video Review)

Have you been reading and watching Legendary Marketer Reviews yet you’re still on the fence? You just can’t decide whether it’s right for you or not? I was in your shoes not so long ago and for me, it was a resounding YES.

Something attracted me to the company and I’ve been struggling to articulate exactly what that something was ever since. Perhaps it was a combination of a whole bunch of things. Perhaps it was because it was my time.

Today, I’ll do my best to convey exactly how I felt while I was doing the 15-Day Online Business Challenge and what changed inside me.

Right place. Right time. Right mentors. Right training. Right mindset.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you knew you were about to make a breakthrough? That something was going to shift inside you and you were never going to be the same again?

It was like someone flipped a switch and the light of my online business was instantly transformed into a strobe light.

I stepped into that strobe light and came alive with dance moves I didn’t know I knew.

I started doing things I’d never done before.

I stepped into that strobe light and came alive with dance moves I didn’t know I knew. I started doing things I’d never done before.


I think it was on Day 5 of Affiliate Bootcamp that I decided I absolutely had to invest in the Business Blueprint Package. No two ways about it. I had absolutely no shadow of a doubt that the money would appear. I also knew it wouldn’t just fall out of the sky. I would have to be brave enough to ask for the money.

I didn’t have any money of my own to invest and I don’t have any credit cards.

So I plucked up the courage to call two of my Mom and Dad’s friends and ask them if they would be willing to lend me the money.

I was shaking when I made the first call. Nervously excited. On edge.

I planned out my speech, it went something like this.

“As you know, I’ve been working on my online business for over 3 years and I’d like to take it to the next level. I’m making reasonable money but I know I can make a lot more. I’ve come to that point where I need higher-level education to achieve a higher level of success. I’ve found this Course I want to do, it contains everything I want to learn but it’s more than I can afford. Would you be willing to invest in me? I’ll pay you back as soon as I earn it back.”

I practised a few times, on my friends (we were at a playdate). They were very supportive and we all agreed that the worst that could happen is they could say no.

I paced up and down the room and then I got on the call and I blurted it all out to my Mom’s friend.

She said, “I’m so sorry. If it was any other time I would be happy to help you, but I can’t right now.”

Such kindness and caring. But a no all the same.

I reeled. My one friend asked me a pivotal question: “What if your second potential investor says no? Will you give up on the idea and go back to what you were doing?”

And that was when I knew, unequivocally, that I would not stop asking until I got a YES.

I didn’t have to wait much longer. I took a deep breath and made the second call. And I got a YES!

Wooohooo! I felt like I had won the Lottery!

Wooohooo! I felt like I had won the Lottery!

For the next few days, I was on tenterhooks, waiting for the money to come through. It felt like the longest wait in the world. I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas.

And when I was finally able to make the purchase, I felt the full weight of the responsibility on my shoulders.

One, I had to pay the money back (in about 6 months).

Two, I had to prove to myself, Investor, friends and family that what I had invested in was worth it.

Because of course, as with every big decision in life, there were those who thought I would succeed and those who thought I would fail. There were those who thought I was making a brilliant decision to move forward with my business and those who thought I was making a monumental mistake.

And of course, I had all these thoughts as well, at different times.

Now, I wish I could tell you that I’ve already made all the money back and then some.

I’ve hesitated to write my first Legendary Marketer Review because I don’t have that kind of proof to offer up just yet.

But here’s what I can tell you. I’m as certain that I will succeed with Legendary Marketer as I was that I would secure the investment to join Legendary Marketer. It’s a sure thing.

This is not a get-rich-quick scheme. This is not an overnight success kinda thing. It was never going to be an instant success (which is why I asked for 6 months to pay the money back).

The Business Blueprints I bought are TRAINING COURSES. It’s going to take some time to work through the training and implement what I’m learning.

And what I have behind me, working for me, and with me, is the whole might of Legendary Marketer.

Here’s what Legendary Marketer does that I’ve never seen before in the online marketing industry.

Here’s what gives me the confidence that I will succeed, with their guidance.


Every week, I’m coached on a live call by my Advisor, Eliane Carbajal Kalinowski.

Every single member of Legendary Marketer feels it — how much Dave Sharpe cares for all of us. He genuinely wants to see us all succeed and he’s in the trenches with us every day, encouraging, supporting, motivating and coaching.

Dave has also trained an amazing team of Coaches, Advisors and Trainers to assist him.

Every week (or as often as I can squeeze it in), I’m coached on a live call by my Advisor, Eliane Carbajal Kalinowski.

I cannot even begin to describe how amazing Eliane is. Eliane has the biggest, warmest, softest heart. She exudes love, compassion and caring. She affirms me constantly yet she’s also firm and clear about what I need to do to move my business forward.

Her coaching has been phenomenal. If I had no access to the Business Blueprints and only Eliane’s Coaching, I would already feel I was getting my money’s worth.

And every Pro Affiliate in Legendary has this privilege. We all have Advisors assigned to us. It’s part of the package. And they are all incredible (yes, I’ve also read and watched reviews posted by other Legendary affiliates).

Online Challenges

I’m currently doing my second Legendary Marketer Challenge. As you already heard earlier, I thrived on the

15-Day Online Business Challenge

I learned to stop arguing for my limitations and instead, to start arguing for my abilities, possibilities, my goals and dreams.
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I learned about

  • The Value Ladder
  • Sales Funnels
  • Lead Generation
  • How to do Affiliate Marketing the right way
  • Why High Ticket Affiliate Market Products are Better
  • Why it’s so important to build an email list
  • Money Mindset
  • Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
  • Jay Abraham’s 3 Pillars of Revenue
  • How to Use Haters to Fuel Your Business
  • Why Patience is the Key to Success
  • High-Income Skills and Why You Need Them
  • Why Failure is Vital to Success

And so much more. The Mindset Coaching on the Challenge was second to none.

And crikey, let’s not forget that I created my very first Sales Funnel on the Challenge.

Dave’s motivational pep talks were awesome and then he’d break to introduce a surprise guest, who would drill important points home. The likes of Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki and Russell Brunson.

I still have Robert Kiyosaki’s voice playing in my head, saying,

My Poor Dad said, “I can’t afford it. Think I’m made of money? I can’t do that. I don’t have time.”

My Rich Dad said, “How can I afford it? What can I do to make this happen? What would it take?”

And Anthony Robbins’ passionate speech, even more passionate than usual, Tony was practically shouting out,

“You don’t lack resources. What you lack is resourcefulness.”

Shoo, powerful stuff! That was the 15-Day Challenge. And now, I’m 5 days into the 30-Day Challenge,

Free Traffic Bootcamp

And it’s just as brilliant as the first Challenge I did. Especially as we’re using what we learned on the 15-Day Challenge for the Content we create every day for Free Traffic Bootcamp.

So I’m getting to relive the Challenge all over again, in a different way than I did before.

Such a clever concept. Smart move, Dave Sharpe!


Let’s also discuss the product I paid for, The Business Blueprints, the free bonuses, The Traffic Rolodex.

On that very first exciting day, when I put down my money and became a Pro Affiliate, I couldn’t wait to jump right into the training.

Matt Heltzel’s Get Started Training on how to set up the Legendary Bridge Funnel was thorough and detailed. I had no problem following it and I’m not very techy.

His training on setting up AWeber was just as helpful. It left me feeling such a great sense of accomplishment.

Once I had my sales funnel set up, the next thing I needed to learn was how to promote it.

So I delved into the Traffic Rolodex and tested out the world of Paid Advertising.

I did the Course on Facebook Advertising and set up my first Facebook Ad.

I then used what I’d learned in the Facebook training to set up an Advertising Account on LinkedIn as well and ran my first Ad on LinkedIn.

I did NOT ENJOY paying for Ads. It freaked me out because I invested very little money and for a very short time. So although I could see some stats, I wasn’t seeing results.

Only 1 new email subscriber and I couldn’t tell whether it was from the Ad or not.

To me, it felt like going to a Casino and gambling money away. And that’s not my scene.

So I switched tack and started working through my 4 Business Blueprints, starting with the Digital Products Business Blueprint by Mark Harbert, which was fabulous.

And then Free Traffic Bootcamp came around and I took the gap to learn how to promote my sales funnel using FREE strategies.

And the rest, as they say, is history. (Only kidding, we’re only 5 days in. I’m just picturing the wondrous things that are going to transpire this month).

Sales Calls

One of the things that really impressed me about the company, right up front was the sales calls. Would you call them sales calls? Because they’re not what I expected at all.

In the first few days, when you’re just getting started, you get prompted to book a call with an Advisor, to unlock your bonuses. I really thought, after watching the video on the Value Ladder, that this was going to be a high-pressure sales call and I’d get off the phone (well Zoom, really) with that awful feeling in my stomach, having just committed to something I didn’t really want but felt pressured into buying.

Especially because Dave explained in his training that very few people will make a big purchase online, for over $1000, without speaking to someone first.

That’s not what happened on the call AT ALL. It really just was a friendly, helpful call to see how I was doing, where I was at in my business and what would benefit me most, moving forward.

It’s very comforting to know that when someone moves through my Sales Funnel and books that call, they’ll get the same treatment.

What’s amazing about the way everyone at Legendary Marketer operates, from Dave Sharpe to all his Advisors, Trainers and Coaches, is that everyone you come in contact with has been in the same position you’re in at some point and therefore knows what you’ll be thinking and feeling.

They also know what you need to help you make the next decision and can sensitively coach you through it. With kindness and understanding.

Dave really has an outstanding team.

Legendary Marketer is the real deal and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone and everyone.

Are you still deliberating?

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Should I Join Legendary Marketer?

If you would like to set up a profitable online business, I’d say YES.

But don’t take my word for it. The best way to find out whether it’s for YOU is to test the waters.

Do the 15-Day Challenge. It’s training and coaching worth hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, but it’s only going to set you back 7. It’s by far the best 7 bucks I ever spent online.

Give it a whirl and let me know whether you feel the same way I do.

How to Join the 15-Day Challenge

As mentioned I paid $7 to do the 15-Day Challenge but Dave Sharpe has recently introduced a couple of new ways to get access FOR LESS.  You can save yourself 5 or 6 Dollars.

Here are your 3 options:

  1. Cough up the $7 like I did – join my mailing list and watch an intro video by Dave Sharpe.
  2. For only $1.99 you can get The Insiders Guide to Affiliate Marketing e-book by Dave Sharpe.
  3. For just $1 you can get The Copywriter’s PlayBook by Dave Sharpe.

**Please note that these are affiliate links.  I will earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) should you click on any of the above links and decide to purchase any of the products at Legendary Marketer. 

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What’s an Online Sales Funnel? (Video)

I never understood sales funnels until I understood The Value Ladder.

This post will make a whole lot more sense to you if you read this post first: What’s the Value Ladder? A Brilliant Way to WOW Your Customers

You’re back? Great! Now let’s discuss Sales Funnels.

So… What’s a Sales Funnel?

It’s a step-by-step process to lead your prospects down the garden path.  

Haha, no… scratch that. Although… some unscrupulous salespeople… no, let’s not go there.

It’s a step-by-step process to lead your prospects up the value ladder.

Successful sales funnels turn leads into prospects,

prospects into buyers, and

buyers into raving fans, advocates and buyers for life

Sound good to you? Fab!  Let’s jump in.   Here’s an example of a Basic Sales Funnel.

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Here’s an example of a simple Sales Funnel that we all understand. If you have children, you’ve probably been to McDonald’s at some point, right?

How does McDonald’s generate leads?

My guess is they get most of their leads from word-of-mouth (referrals), by children seeing their big M, which brings me to their positioning (location, location, location), billboards and Advertising.

Their best form of lead gen in my opinion?

The free toy that comes with the Happy Meal. I often wonder whether my son is begging me for McDonald’s because he wants the Happy Meal or the free toy. Sometimes we go in just to buy the toy because it costs next to nothing (which I think would make it a loss leader for McDonald’s. Don’t worry McD, all is not lost. We usually buy ice cream as well).

What happens once you’ve placed your order?

The clerk upsells you on other products (remember the movie Supersize Me?).

Perfectly working sales funnel right there.

Online Sales Funnels

But you’re building an online business.  So let’s apply this knowledge to digital marketing.  Remember this diagram?

The Value Ladder

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Let’s work through these steps, one by one.

Step 1: Lead Generation

So the first function of any Sales Funnel is to generate leads. In the illustration above, you’ll see a bunch of lead generation ideas.

If you’re building an online sales funnel, you’ll do that by creating a lead magnet or freebie. You then promote that lead magnet on your website, in your posts, on social media and possibly through paid advertising.

Step 2: Turning Leads into Prospects

The lead magnet’s goal is to turn a lead into a prospect. You’re giving out a free sample or taste of your product or service to create awareness and pique someone’s interest.

In an online sales funnel, you can safely assume you’ve converted a lead into a prospect or qualified lead once they’ve joined your email list.

Step 3: Turning Prospects into Buyers

Now you want to expose your prospect as many times as possible to your offers until they buy.

If you’re smart, you’ll do it subtly. So you won’t sell, sell, sell but entice, entice, entice.

The best way to do this in an online business is by offering valuable information that you know your prospect is looking is for, by solving their problems, by delivering information and inspiration and building a relationship with your prospect. We’re back to the Value Ladder.

The more value you give and the more freely you give it, the more your prospects will want to buy from you.

Monthly membership sites are wonderful because it gives your customers a chance to interact with you and each other and fosters goodwill.

Step 4: Turning Buyers into Buyers for Life

Don’t try selling everything at once. Build a solid relationship with your customer over time.

Once in a while, drop in a link to your Premium Offers or Exclusive Offers — not in every article you publish or every email you send out.

As you build trust, you can offer your customers your best products — those products you’ve been working on for years. The products that will give them their best results.

These also happen to be the products with the highest price tag. Your highest value offers will, naturally, be your most expensive — your high ticket items.

The trick is to ensure your buyers feel those high ticket products are worth every cent.

If you’ve built a number of sales funnels that gently take your prospect through the buying process (over time), giving them a positive, transformational experience every step of the way, your high-end offers will feel like an investment.

So always, always, keep the Value Ladder in mind and offer more than something is worth, every step of the way. That’s what will keep your buyers clamouring for more.

How to Create a Sales Funnel

I’m not going to get into the nitty-gritty of creating a Sales Funnel here as I’m no expert.

Suffice to say, I started out using Click Funnels for my initial Sales Funnel and I’ve since reproduced that funnel using the free version of Mailerlite.

Want an easy way to build your first funnel?

I received my first shared funnel from Legendary Marketer as I joined Click Funnels. You can too.  Here’s the sales funnel I built.

Please note: Before you go ahead and join the 15-Day Online Business Challenge via my sales funnel for $7, you’ll find two Special Offers in my review post below.

Spoiler alert:  You can get access to Free Traffic Bootcamp for as little as $1 or $1.99.

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Find all the content I created for the entire 30-Day Challenge here.

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