[90 Day Affiliate Challenge] - $0 - $3,000 per month from scratch

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Confession! I edited the title. My main goal is to build a 6 figure internet based business as fast as I can but I need to break in down into stages.

Stage one 1 is to go from scratch to $3K per month profit in 90 days with affiliate marketing.

Pretty outrageous goal?

Well maybe, but what's the point of having a goal if it doesn't excite you to jump out of bed and go after it!

Let me give you a quick back story then outline my plan.

I'm not a complete newbie online, I have launched a few products in the past, done some freelance web design work, some affiliate marketing projects and dabbled in other niches and different methods.

Some successful and some not so much...

And there lies the problem! I suffer from entrepreneurial excitement and want to do / try everything and it only culminates in dribs and drabs of income, inconsistency and chasing the next shiny opportunity.

So I shut down everything!

Deleted all my sites, went cold turkey and got myself a "proper job".

I now work for the biggest life insurance broker in the United Kingdom. The reason I chose this company was because it's basically a massive affiliate company so I wanted to see from the inside how a soon to be 1000 employee affiliate business works.

It's pretty eye opening! It has taught me that I don't want a business this size because I don't like people that much but it does show me the potential of how far you can take affiliate marketing if you have the drive and focus.

However, I feel my time here is coming to an end, (I say "here" because I'm writing this at my desk, lol) not because I'm worried I'll get fired, I do great work and have used the skills I acquired from online marketing to create my own role in the company.

I feel it's coming to an end because I recently had my first child and I want ultimate freedom and control of my life.

I want to be there when he takes his first steps, I don't want to have to ask someone else if I can take my family on holiday next month. I want to be in total control of my time, life and finances.

I want ultimate freedom!

So that's the back story. Some of you may be able to relate. I'm trying to build a business in my spare time, while being a new dad, working a full time job, making time for my lady, trying to eat right, go to the gym and also keep my sanity.

To say it's f**king hard is an understatement.

So that is one of the reasons I am documenting my journey here, it keeps me accountable and WHEN I hit my goal I can turn these posts into a book or something.

"That's all good and well but what's the plan Jouvan?"

OK OK calm down, I'm getting to it.

Well I want to create something long term that I can build on and feeds my entrepreneurial excitement to try / do different things but first and foremost it needs to be streamlined and strategic rather than bouncing around from thing to thing wasting time and money.

So I decided to build a brand (www.EducatedRebel.com)

Where my focus is to edutain (Educate and Entertain) people using infotainment (Information that also Entertains) within the niche of entrepreneurship and internet marketing with the aim of visitors joining my email list.

Then via my daily email broadcasts I will initially promote quality affiliate offers until I launch my own offer.

Now I will not run my list like a virtual ATM, I need to give people a reason to be there, stay there and open my emails each day. Spamming them with a new BS offer all the time is not the way to do that.

If I wouldn't promote the offer to my own mother then I'm not promoting it to my list.

So the site is up, I have my squeeze page as the home page, it's more of a splash page because anyone can just go to the blog if they want to but everything leads back to joining my list and on my list is where the real fun begins.

It's a super simple business model and right now my ultimate focus is traffic generation.

With my lady now a stay at home mum, that means our income has ultimately halved *crying inside* and now we have another mouth to feed so let's just say money is a little tighter so I'm not about to start blowing cash on traffic generation to test campaigns.

I'm going to use different methods to drive traffic using, content marketing, content syndication and content re-purposing.

Things will get clearer as I update this thread and I share what's working and what's not working for me as I execute on my mission.

So until next time,

This is Jouvan Johnson,
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    So I am multiple days into the challenge and I've been busy. I have created my first video (as part of this challenge) it's a very infotaining whiteboard style video.

    I was initially hoping to do one of these video's a day but with my current time commitments, a screaming new born in the background and how long it takes to make whiteboard animations there was no chance I was going to do that at this stage. So I have decided on aiming for one a week to begin with.

    I will share it here when I am ready to release it. I have created multiple different formats to natively post on Facebook, IGTV, YouTube and maybe even LinkedIn but I don't really want my employer getting too involved.

    I also set up Google analytics and put monster insights on my WordPress site so I can see where my visitors will be coming from.

    I am aiming to get another video ready to give myself some wiggle room to stick to a consistent weekly release.

    I will update you as I go with the results from my efforts.

    If you have any questions I am happy to answer.

    See you soon,

    Jouvan
    The Educated Rebel
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    I just posted my first video on Youtube (unlisted at the moment) and posted the instagram version on my personal IGTV account.

    Hopefully the warrior forum allows me to embed the video here so you can appreciate my hard work lol.


    Today I recorded the audio for two more video's when I had a spare hour or so around the grocery shop and daddy duties lol.

    This week I have to start putting my foot on the pedal and make sure I have more content ready to go out and promote my site to start building my list.

    Will keep you updated on the progress
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    well I have never heard of that term before? learnt something new here then.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

      well I have never heard of that term before? learnt something new here then.
      What "Chronic Marketing Masturbation"? lol... Glad I could be of service
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    I lol'd hard at your video.

    But seriously, keep up the good work.

    The key with content marketing is going to be consistency and quality content.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by IMWealthMogul View Post

      I lol'd hard at your video.

      But seriously, keep up the good work.

      The key with content marketing is going to be consistency and quality content.
      lol thanks man, I will. I couldn't agree with you more, I feel like consistency is the key to almost everything. Right now I am aiming for one a week
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      • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
        Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

        lol thanks man, I will. I couldn't agree with you more, I feel like consistency is the key to almost everything. Right now I am aiming for one a week

        lack of consistency was and sometimes still is one of my main enemies
        , hope you will do well
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        • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
          Originally Posted by TobiMDD View Post

          lack of consistency was and sometimes still is one of my main enemies
          , hope you will do well
          I hear you mate. I am just working on not focusing so much on the result and instead focus on the actions I can control on a daily basis
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    I really enjoyed your video! I'll be subscribing to you on YouTube!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by cheese1688 View Post

      I really enjoyed your video! I'll be subscribing to you on YouTube!
      Nice I appreciate it, I have some more cool content coming soon
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        Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

        Nice I appreciate it, I have some more cool content coming soon
        Will you also be uploading them here onto the forum? I'm on here often, more often than most sites/forums.
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        • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
          Originally Posted by cheese1688 View Post

          Will you also be uploading them here onto the forum? I'm on here often, more often than most sites/forums.
          If it is something people would like to see on a continual basis I can upload them in this thread, but do you know of a section in the forum that allows you to regularly upload YouTube content?
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    UPDATE: I had a little pivot.

    I have spent a lot of time analysing different affiliate offers and products that I can base my business around on an ongoing basis but I kept on hitting on a stumbling block, either I didn't fully agree with the offer because they had there own agenda by having some over priced up-sells just to extract as much money as possible or they didn't give the full picture for someone to be truly successful.

    Don't get me wrong there were a few great offers but there was always something missing and I was conscious If my business was dependant on 1 product that I don't own, all it takes is for them to make one change and it will disrupt my whole business. Something that has happened to me in the past (I had to re-do a whole sales funnel because of that change).

    So I thought the best solution was to pivot to having my own quality offer that I can build on and grow then use affiliate offers as supplementary income rather than my whole bread and butter.

    I am very proud of the offer I have put together and I know it will be of major benefit to the people that take me up on it.

    I will continually build on it and develop it from the feedback of my customers to make it the best I can for my tribe and get the most success.

    Anyway that's all for now...

    Stay Rebellious,

    Jouvan Johnson
    Head Rebel at EducatedRebel.com
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    Originally Posted by Jouvan Johnson View Post

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    It's pretty eye opening! It has taught me that I don't want a business this size because I don't like people that much but it does show me the potential of how far you can take affiliate marketing if you have the drive and focus.
    Gotta love the raw honesty here!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Gotta love the raw honesty here!
      Thank you man.

      I think self awareness is key and identifying what will make me the most happy
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    So is there a path here. Will you be doing the affiliate challenge or will you be starting another path with product creation

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    • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      So is there a path here. Will you be doing the affiliate challenge or will you be starting another path with product creation

      al
      Good question. I have to admit. I was about to switch to having my own product and do affiliate sales on the back end but I have come across an affiliate offer that is much better than what I could offer at this stage and I am able to get the list of buyers so I am very happy with that.

      I am working on updating my affiliate funnel to go all in on this product and can effectively get back to content creation and paid advertising.

      Watch this space
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