Reid’s Makes $82.81 Off His Reputation…

by Reid on September 3, 2009

Check it out, everyone! – Many of you know that in addition to being a sex and relationship educator, I’m also a sex and relationship educator to other sex and relationship educators!

Besides mentoring these passionate teachers, workshop facilitators, writers and one-on-one practitioners in how to better take care of themselves in their personal lives (so that they will have more to give to the world professionally), I also try to share with my peers any “better business practices” I come upon as I grow my own business savvy, professional skill sets, and the “Brand-that-is-ReidAboutSex”…

My latest geeky business moment to share: a jpeg I captured off an email of my very first affiliate program check EVER! For my friends and mentors that are uber successful internet entreprenures, this is small change, but for me, someone who’s always had a lot of resistance to affiliate programs, I have to say it was pretty darned cool to receive $82.81 out of the blue!

Yeah, how cool (and weird) that I made $82.81 just by recommending to peers of mine that they use Eventbrite, an online ticketing service that I use a whole bunch for many of my workshops and teleclasses…

I used to be a bit squeamish about affiliate programs (still am, actually), so I do my research and test drive everything for a bit before I recommend it to folks. Why recommend something that I’m not actually familiar with, right? And since people hire me to teach them how I do what I do, it feels only right that I should know something well enough to show you the ins and outs of using it if I’m going to put my Reid-Recommends stamp of approval on it.

That said, I have to say, it was a very cool surprise to get a PayPal payment out of the blue because people I know trusted me enough to use something I was having great success with and they had success with it, too! Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think. Email me if you have questions or concerns ’cause I know it can be weird and scary, or feel like a scam, when you start dipping your toes into the “affiliate pool.”

My best advice is this: “If it feels wrong or wonky, don’t do it.” It’s very much like Cuddle Party Rule #5: If You’re a Maybe, Say No. And it applies to affiliate programs, too. Who knew?


Love and support ~REiD

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