5 reasons you aren't making money as a CBD affiliate

5 Reasons You Aren’t Making Money As A CBD Affiliate

In the Joy Organics Affiliate Facebook Group, I occasionally see complaints about not making money as an affiliate while it seems everyone else is making thousands off of their CBD initiatives. I want nothing more than for my affiliates to be successful. Quite literally, your success and my success are intertwined. I do my best to provide the resources you need to generate income. However, there are cases when it simply doesn’t happen.  Below are the top reasons you may not be making money as a Joy Organics CBD affiliate. I also included tips on how to change that trajectory.

  1. Not enough traffic. There is a rumor that CBD is so hot right now that anyone can make money. This is true to a point. Yes, you can sell to your friends and family. However, if you want to be successful as a Joy Organics affiliate, you need traffic. In fact, we changed our minimum requirements to at least 5,000 site visitors or 1,000 followers on social media to ensure our new affiliates don’t end in frustration. Looking to increase traffic to your site and social media? I recommend the following
    1. Create a site if you do not already have one. Focus on creating consistent and quality content with your eye on SEO. If you are unfamiliar with SEO, I recommend checking out Search Engine Land to get educated. 
    2. Engage on social media by following popular CBD hashtags (such as the #cbdmovement) and engaging with accounts that use those hashtags. Also be sure to use the hashtags in your own post so people who are interested in CBD can find you.
    3. Write guest blog posts with similar sites and influencers.
    4. Host a giveaway to introduce people to CBD
    5. Looking for more tips on increasing traffic? Read this post by ThriveHive or my recent posts on 20 Ways To Make Money As A CBD Affiliate
  2. Your audience isn’t receptive. One of our minimum requirements to be an affiliate is that your site and social media presence is within the health and wellness niche. If you have not positioned yourself as an expert in health and wellness or CBD, earning commissions will be challenging. Be sure to discuss and share wellness tips beyond CBD and Joy Organics promotions to leverage yourself as a wellness expert.
  3. Being shy about promotions. Don’t be vague when you are promoting Joy Organics. State clearly that your followers need to click on your link. Be sure to disclose that you will receive a commission from the click as well.  People want to support you. Tell them how to do so. In addition, disclosure of affiliate is required by law. To learn more about compliance and disclosures, please click here
  4. Over promotion. Yes, I realize #3 and #4 can contradict each other. In addition to being clear about your promotion,  you need to consistently provide value to your followers as well. Share relevant links in health and wellness as well as CBD. Remember, you can turn Joy Organics blog posts into affiliate links. A click to our blog sets your 60 day cookie so you receive commissions on any sales made from the original click’s device. 
  5. You need more technical expertise. If you are struggling creating links and/or adding banners, it is going to be challenging to be a successful affiliate. Affiliate marketing is designed for online entrepreneurs. If you don’t have the technical expertise to use the affiliate tools and generate traffic, the road to your monetary goals will be uphill.

The intent of this post is to highlight ways to make positive changes that results in a higher commission check. Each reason can be rectified with free, online education. Be sure to take full advantage of the Joy Organics Resource Center to learn more and take advantage of the assets provided.

Are there any other tips you would like to provide?  Please use the Comment section below.

Joy Day Campaign Asset Page

It’s that time of year again. Time for our Second Annual Joy Day. Joy Day is our biggest sale of the year! We are celebrating our amazing founder, Joy Smith’s birthday! Grab the details below. Get ready for amazing conversions and commissions all while helping the world be a better place.

Joy Day Sale

  • February 18, 2020 – One Day Sale. Midnight to midnight
  • Pre-sale with the 40% off starts February 17, 2020
  • Sale will be extended through February 19, 2020
  • 40% off ALL Joy Organics products
  • For every product ordered, $4.88 goes to Ugandan school in support of their lunch program. Note, it is every product…not order. Why $4.88? This amount provides two lunches every school day to a child in Uganda.
  • Sale will be promoted on the home page as well as all product pages.
  • Cannot be combined with other codes
  • You must use your affiliate as this is a public offer
  • Countdown on the page announcing discount is happening NOW to build excitement.

Why Joy Day?

  • On Joy Day, we celebrate our founder’s birthday, Joy Smith, and the causes she is passionate about
  • We offer this steep discount to make our products more accessible to people
  • We selected Greater Hope and Ugandan schools because Joy has visited and participated in these non profits for several years
  • Our number one value in Joy Organics is compassion which is represented in our internal culture, customer care, partnerships and marketing initiatives.

Topic Ideas

  • Give yourself the gift of CBD and give back to Ugandan schools
  • Curious about CBD and Joy Organics? Give it a try with the lowest prices of the year
  • Share your personal experience with CBD/Joy Organics products
  • Share your personal reasons for choose Joy Organics

Compliance

  • Don’t forget to include your FTC #ad hashtag or disclosure. Not sure how? Click here.
  • Be mindful to not make any medical claims. For instance, you can’t say that CBD helps with insomnia. However, you can say CBD promotes a better night sleep. Why? Insomnia is a medical condition. Confused? Watch this video.

Assets

Feel free to use and/or modify any of the attached images below. There are social media sized images as well as banners. Banners will also be placed on Impact when we get closer to the event.

Valentine’s Day Campaign Asset Page

February is the month of love. With Valentine’s Day and Joy Day within a few days of each other, we are giving all the feels. We are not running a special campaign for Valentine’s Day. However, here are some great ideas to engage with your followers. Don’t miss out on the beautiful images at your disposal below.

Note, we are not doing banners at this time. This campaign asset page provides inspiration for your own Valentine’s or Gal-entine’s Day post.

Product Ideas

  • CBD Bath Bombs make a great gift for your sweetie, friend of self
  • Partner massages with CBD Cream
  • CBD infused drinks with our CBD tinctures. Champagne and CBD…yes please

Topic Ideas

  • Give yourself love with CBD
  • Self Love and Self Care
  • 5 ways to incorporate CBD into your Valentine’s Day Surprise
  1. CBD infused drinks. Get creative and use this opportunity to do some testing. Ideas include a Peach Bellini with Joy Organics Orange Tincture. Perhaps a Mint Julep is more your taste which would make for an easy integration of our mint tincture. Not feeling inspired? Explore recipes on Pinterest, just remember to give proper credit.
  2. Share this decadent CBD brownie recipe by turning this blog post into an affiliate link. Not sure how? Click here.
  3. Massage with our CBD cream
  4. A long, relaxing soak with our CBD bath bombs. Feeling extra romantic? Add in some rose petals and candles.
  5. Homemade CBD chocolates? Yes please! Create an affiliate link to this amazing recipe.

Images and Assets

Feel free to use and/or modify the images below. Right click and select Save As Image. These images are not scaled for social media channels. Depending on your social channel or post, you may need to resize.

20 Ways to Make Money as a Joy Organics CBD Affiliate

Do you have a social media presence, an interest in working online, or a love for helping others live happier, healthier lives? Then you’re exactly who we’re looking for in a Joy Organics affiliate.

Millions of people suffer from issues that CBD can help. It’s likely that some of them are already in your network. By joining the Joy Organics affiliate program, you’ll earn money by connecting these people with products that can change their lives.

As an affiliate with Joy Organics, you’ll use your online influence to bring customers to your personal Joy Organics website. When a potential customer clicks on your link, they will receive a cookie that lasts for 60 days. If they purchase anything during that period, you’ll be rewarded with a 25% commission.

After someone visits your Joy Organics site, we will purchase advertising for our products on websites they visit. You’ll also receive a commission on any purchases made after clicking on these ads. This method of earning is perfect for people who are comfortable with blogging and social media.

Does this sound like the opportunity for you? Then it’s time to get started. Here are a few money making ideas to get you going. But remember: the only limits are your creativity.

20 Creative Ways to Make Money as a Joy Organics Affiliate

  1. Maximize your existing popular pages. If you have an existing site, be sure to have the free Google Analytics installed. For WordPress, installing Google Analytics is as easy as downloading a widget. Once installed, learn your most popular pages and monetize with your Joy Organics affiliate links. Perhaps it is a recipe that could include CBD as an ingredient. Maybe it is a workout routine where you can recommend CBD products for a faster recovery. 
  2. Create a Website/Blog: A website is a great starting point for anyone interested in sharing affiliate links. Use it to host a blog, provide information about CBD, and to bring awareness to Joy’s products. Not an expert in web design? No problem! Research low cost hosting and design services and you’ll have your site up and running in no time. Personally, I like the Go Daddy WordPress package. Be sure to host your own site as many of the free hosting (wordpress.com versus wordpress.org) don’t allow CBD marketing. 
  3. Educate yourself on SEO. SEO provides organic and free traffic. As a content affiliate, you are primed to rank well with the search engines. Learn the basics of SEO to ensure your site is search engine friend. Great resources include Search Engine Land and Adam Riemer’s blog.
  4. Build an Email List: Build a list of people who are interested in CBD products. Use those email addresses to send newsletters, information, and special offers. The bigger your list, the more eyes you’ll have on your affiliate links, so don’t undervalue this vital strategy. A great way to build a list is to offer an educational PDF in exchange for a PDF. Examples could be “Top 5 Ways CBD Helps Your Overall Wellness.” or “How to select a reputable CBD company” 
  5. Write Guest Blog Posts: Get Joy’s and your name out there by writing guest blog posts for other blogs. Reach out to the owners of blogs about CBD and similar topics. Ask them if they are looking for guest posts in exchange for a link back to your site or blog.
  6. Comment on Other Blog Posts: Spend a few minutes a day researching CBD blogs and commenting on blog posts. Include your site link at the end of each comment. This will put your link in front of new eyes as well as help you connect to more people interested in the benefits of Joy’s products.
  7. Put a Banner on Your Website: It’s simple, but effective. Put a banner advertising Joy Organics at the top or right hand side of your website. When people click on it, make sure it takes them to your affiliate link. Because we use 60 day cookies, even if the person doesn’t make a purchase that day, if they buy any time in the next two months you’ll get the commission.
  8. Post Links and/or Your Coupon Code  on Instagram: Instagram is a great way to connect with people who may need Joy’s products. Take a great picture of something relevant, create a compelling description (including hash tags), and add your link at the end. Do this often and well enough and you’ll create a devoted Instagram following. You can use tools such as Link.tree to include your affiliate link as well as your unique coupon code which tracks with or without an affiliate link. Always include your coupon code on your posts. Don’t have a code? Click here to learn how to get one.
  9. Share Research on Your Facebook Page: Your personal Facebook page can be a great way to reach people who may not be aware of the benefits of CBD. Share research and information about what Joy Organics does on your Facebook page. You can create an affiliate to the Joy Organics blog to set your cookie. Learn how to create custom links here.  Make sure you’re available to answer any questions that come up in the comments: the more you engage, the more people will remember you.
  10. Create a YouTube Channel: Did you know that YouTube is the second biggest search engine behind Google? Take advantage of all those eyes by creating a YouTube channel. Create simple videos that inform and entertain about CBD topics, and add your affiliate link in the description. This is a great way to let your creativity flow!
  11. Create a Pinterest Board: People come to Pinterest looking to be inspired. Inspire them to find natural solutions to their health issues with CBD related boards. Pin relevant images and links, including your Joy Organics affiliate link. Remember: if you post affiliate links on Pinterest you have to disclose what they are. Be sure to read through the rules before trying this idea.
  12. Start a Facebook Group. The Facebook algorithm can be a challenge to get your posts in front of your followers. A Facebook Group is more engaged and algorithm friendly. You can start a CBD specific Facebook or a general Wellness Facebook Group. Pick a topic you are passionate about so it will be easy to post regularly
  13. Paid Advertising. At this time, you can do paid advertising for topical (think salve and CBD cream) products only on Facebook. 
  14. Have a Product Giveaway: Giving out free products is a surefire way to get more eyes on your link. Tell your followers that by sharing your link, they’ll get an entry into a drawing for a free item. Also, require an email address to enter your giveaway so you can build your list. Keep hosting giveaways periodically to keep finding fresh eyes.
  15. Host a Webinar: Hosting a webinar is a great way to inform potential customers about the benefits of CBD. Consider giving access to your webinar in exchange for email addresses: this can be a very effective way to grow your list. Your webinar doesn’t have to be fancy as long as it is accurate and informative. You can also do a Facebook Live if you aren’t comfortable with the webinar software.
  16. Start a Podcast: If you like to talk, a podcast can be an extremely rewarding way to reach new customers. Create a podcast around CBD related topics. Use it as a chance to educate listeners, as well as to inform on the benefits of CBD and Joy Organics.
  17. Stay Current on CBD Research: Staying current on CBD research is a great way to drum up interest in Joy’s products. Share your findings on your social media pages and use them to start discussions in the comments. The more people educated on CBD benefits there are, the more people there will be who want to try Joy Organics. In addition to the Joy Organics blog, I recommend ProjectCBD.org. Be careful not to post a site that has their own affiliate links. 
  18. Use the Buddy System: Get motivated by challenging other affiliates to a bit of friendly competition. Pair up with another affiliate and compete to see who can make the most sales. Support each other along the way to keep things fun and profitable.
  19. Share Your Story: How has Joy and her products influenced your life? Share your story with the people around you. Talk about Joy Organics in person and online to generate interest, build rapport, and strengthen the integrity of Joy’s brand.
  20. Have a CBD Education Party. Have an offline CBD party is a great way to educate and introduce your friends and family to CBD. Serve up some yummy CBD drinks and have a brief presentation on the endocannabinoid system and how CBD impacts your overall health. Make sure to allow for some one one one time as well as group questions. Have your coupon code on a business card with the website address to hand out. Also have your computer ready to help place orders for your excited guests. 

Am I missing one of your tried and tested marketing methods?  Please share in the comments below.

New Year’s Campaign Asset Page

Ah the start of new year is upon us. New Year’s Resolutions come quickly to the forefront with new diets and packed gyms! Joy Organics is kicking off the New Year with a free 1000mg Mint Tincture with every order over $100. Grab the details, topic ideas and images below.

Free 1000mg Mint Tincture

  • Starts January 9, 2020
  • Ends January 12, 2020
  • Spend $100 or more on JoyOrganics.com and receive a FREE 1000mg Mint Tincture
  • Code = newyear
  • Cannot be combined with other offers, such as your personal code
  • Use affiliate link as this is a public code. You can grab your link on your Impact Portal

Topic Ideas

As an affiliate, your post does not need to be exclusive to Joy Organics. For instance, Joy Organics can be one of multiple health/wellness tips you provide. You could include an affiliate link to Grokker for workouts and mediation as well. Or another link to a meal plan.

4 easy ways to incorporate CBD into your New Year’s Wellness Resolution – Refer to recipes on Joy Organics, soft gels with melatonin for a restful night sleep, CBD Bullet Proof coffee and a nice soak with our bath bombs

Why CBD should be part of your New Year Wellness Routine – Modify or refer to this Joy Organics post. If you want to get more in depth, I recommend talking about the Endocannabinoid System.

New Year’s Wellness Resolutions You Can Keep – examples could be adding CBD to your morning coffee, a 5 minute meditation using the Insight App, Gratitude Journal, one random act of kindness a month and reaching your 10,000 steps using FitBit or an Apple Watch.

5 Resolutions For A Happier 2020. discuss how CBD can help with overall mood and well being. Please do not use medical words such as anxiety or depression. Include other happiness tips such as a gratitude practice, meditation, mood boosting foods such as dark chocolate or berries and good sleep hygiene.

Why Joy Organics?

THC-free/broad spectrum. Our THC free products are legal in all 50 states.

High quality ingredients. Certified organic when possible.

Transparency. Our lab reports are updated with each batch and available through our QR codes or online.

Consistency. All our products use the same extraction process and hemp strain to deliver consistent results.

Money Back Guarantee. 30 day money back guarantee makes Joy Organics an easy first choice for CBD products.

Images and Banners

2019 Joy Organics Holiday Promotions

‘Tis the season for candy canes, presents, beautiful lights and amazing commissions! Joy Organics next promotion will take place in the beginning of January. However, you can continue to promote holiday ‘deals’ with your 15% off code. Don’t have a code? Click here to learn how to get one.

Holiday Images

Tincture BOGO Sale

Halloween is over. People are already stressing and hustling about the holidays. Help your followers relax with this amazing deal that takes place for one day only. Get the details and images below.

Tincture BOGO Sale

  • November 19, 2019 – ONE DAY ONLY
  • Buy any flavored tincture (mint, orange and lemon) and get a second tincture for free
  • Does not apply to Natural tinctures
  • DOES apply to ALL strengths
  • Coupon code tincturebogo
  • This is a public offer and will be on the main site . You must use an affiliate link to receive credit

Topic Ideas

  • Self care for the holidays
  • Tincture holiday recipes. Food and/or drinks
  • Early shopping
  • Stock up

Always Be Compliant

FTC

When sharing about Joy Organics or your affiliate link on social media or a blog post, you must also include a FTC (Federal Trade Commission) disclosure. On social media, I recommend starting each post with #ad. For your site, one to two sentences explaining that there are affiliate links in the post and you would earn a commission is all you need. See examples and more details here.

FDA

Be careful about making any medical claims about CBD. Always include a medical disclosure on your site and avoid phrases and words that sound medical. Below are common examples

  • Replace “dosage” with “serving”
  • Replace “insomnia” with “a restful night sleep”
  • Replace “cures my anxiety” with “I feel more calm and centered”
  • Get more details and examples here.

Images

Feel free to use and/or modify the images below. Banners are also available on Impact Radius with code included.

One Day Sale – Kelly’s Hope

In honor of Joy’s sister, Kelly, JoyOrganics.com will be hosting a one day sale for 20% off site wide. In addition to this discount, this promotion serves a fundraiser for Matthew’s House. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for this amazing non-profit. Get all the details below on this amazing offer. Promote and be a part of something special!

Learn about the details below and watch this video to see Joy share why this day is for her sister and what it means to her.

20% Off Site Wide

  • October 24, 2019 ONLY
  • Midnight to midnight (mountain time)
  • 15% of the profits go to Matthew’s House in Fort Collins
  • This is a public offer that will be promoted on the home page of JoyOrganics.com
  • Landing page will be available as the promotion gets closer
  • Coupon code – KellysHope19
  • Code cannot be combined with other offers
  • You must use your affiliate link to receive credit

About Matthew’s House

The Matthews House now works with over 3,200 youth and families annually. We are growing with purpose, filling in service gaps to meet the needs of our community. We work collaboratively with many nonprofits, businesses, and public entities to best address the needs of participants. The Matthews House offers both intervention and prevention programming, walking alongside youth and families as they work their way from crisis to thriving

Website https://thematthewshouse.org

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October Affiliate Exclusive

The leaves are turning in Colorado. The air is crisp. It must be Fall which means it is time to snuggle up and enjoy some CBD. See below for the details on the Joy Organics Affiliate Exclusive.

Free 1000 Mint Tincture

  • Spend $75 or more and get a free Joy Organics 1000mg Mint Tincture
  • Starts October 10, 2019
  • Ends October 14, 2019
  • Use code OctoberJoy
  • There is a landing page for this offer that will be available on https://joyorganics.com/octoberjoy when the sale is live
  • You MUST use your affiliate link since the code is not exclusive to you but all affiliates. You can use your main affiliate link/url or the HTML code available in Impact Radius
  • Customer must add the product to their cart in order to receive the free gift
  • Banners and social media sized images below

Topic Ideas

  • CBD as a way to lift spirits during the change of seasons when we don’t get as much light
  • How you use CBD to be the best version of yourself
  • Explain why you promote Joy Organics. This post has great talking points
  • Your CBD Story. Why you believe and take CBD

Compliance

  • Use the hashtag #ad for social media shout outs to be compliant with FTC
  • Include a disclosure if you are writing a blog post
  • Do not reference any medical symptom or claim. For since, you can’t say “CBD cured my insomnia” but you would say “I had a more restful night sleep after taking CBD”
  • Learn more about compliance regulations here

Images

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September Affiliate Exclusive

All things pumpkin. Color leaves. Flannels and sweaters. Celebrate Fall with Joy Organics’ 20% off sale! Don’t miss our on all the details of this affiliate exclusive.

20% Off Details

  • Starts September 19, 2019
  • Ends September 23, 2019
  • 20% off site wide
  • Cannot be used with other coupon codes
  • Does not apply to Sale items or Sample Packs
  • Code fallintojoy
  • You MUST use your affiliate link to receive credit

Topic Ideas

  • Fall in love with Joy
  • Promote Joy Organics CBD and Melatonin Soft Gels to help with new sleep routines related to the end of summer and/or back to school
  • Fall Essentials
  • Fall Cocktails with CBD – think apple cider and mulled drinks
  • Celebrate the first day of Fall – September 23, 2019

Top Benefits Of Joy Organics

  • #1 THC Free CBD Brand
  • World class customer experience including a 30 day money back guarantee
  • Clean and organic ingredients. No dyes or chemicals
  • Product purity, efficacy and safety
  • Most extensive lab testing in industry
  • Industry leading 90% CBD to hemp extract ratio
  • Industry leading research and development

Images

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