Look, I totally see the value of personally experiencing a merchant’s product so you can speak to it in the most natural way. But there’s a process — and more importantly a relationship — that needs to be recognized and respected. You know how we get all pissy about those pitches that ask us to promote their company or product without any sort of compensation? It’s kind of like that.
I work with a number of bloggers, mostly in the wedding space, who are just starting to get their feet wet in affiliate marketing. And they have questions. Lots of ’em. Which, I totally get because it wasn’t that long ago that I had all the same damn questions. Hell, I still have questions and ask them of my AMs or friends in the industry without abandon. So, I thought I’d answer a few of these FAQs for you, because it’s better to know than not know, right?
People all too often hear “passive income” and they’re all “Hellz yeah! Sign me up, bro!” without considering what it means, what’s entailed and what can result. Because passive income = sippin’ on some piña coladas and getting a sick tan while the skrilla racks up, right?