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


  • 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.


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.