Personally, I have been called Jen of all Trades. In school I took shop class and was welding, doing oil changes and painting cars. In College I took Craft and Design, and Interior Design was full of dust while wood working making furniture, and fabric textiles, silk screening, block printing with my hands all coloured by dyes. Right out of school I started as an interior designer. I would roll up my sleeves to do the dirty work as a tradeswoman. I painted houses, painted concrete floors, sanded resurfaced kitchens, painted fences, sewed curtains, upholstered furniture and did it all. Full service and very messy but fulfilling.
But sometimes you'll hear people say the phrase "jack of all trades but master of none." I truly hated that phrase.
I want to do everything with excellence and mastery. Otherwise, I shouldn't be doing it at all. But, I have no problem also pulling myself out of my comfort zone to learn something new that I have never done before. I’ve always been up for adventures and acquiring new knowledge or skills.
So if someone wants to be the Jill of all Trades...why not? You can, however, the biggest lesson I learned was there is a difference between working hard and working smart. Another important lesson was that you need to know all that is entailed in every role in your business, great example before you hire a contractor know the work you will need done. Alternatively, you can partner with people who have complementary skills or are just plain gifted at the stuff you aren't! Outsourcing something is important but never at the cost of quality.
If you want to be able to build a referral or affiliate business offering many services or products that aren't even yours, then you need to build your personal brand and have a great reputation for helping others. Do what you say you'll do... and nurture the relationships. Find people that also have that excellence and mastery at what they do. Showcase those other people's WOW factor. Brag, recommend and refer people, to products and services you love, trust and who will appreciate the referrals.
Affiliate marketing had a staggering $2.1 billion in fees that were paid to blogs and website owners in 2008. This finding in a recent study by Jupiter Research confirms what many savvy Internet marketers have known for a while that affiliate marketing has become one of the top business opportunities online because the startup costs are so low, and the income you generate can be mind-blowing.
"Affiliate marketing" involves having your own site and sending your traffic to someone else's site to buy their products or services. For every sale initiated by a link from your site, you earn a percentage or an
affiliate sales commission.
Almost everyone has referral or affiliate programs, and I have some exciting clients in business willing to allow you to TAP into there product or service and get going. Joint Ventures can create some awesome Brand Ambassadors with a genuine, purposeful engagement and heartfelt intention with someone else's entrepreneurship genius in development or mutual cross-pollinating of your databases.
Becoming an affiliate is an ideal way to be a Jack or Jill of all Trades.
If you are searching for the right affiliate partnership or referral program for your business, you have come to the right lady. If you want a company that adds complementary service providers or complimentary products to bring more resources and benefits for your customers/consumers while building a bigger better life for yourself, becoming an affiliate is the ideal way to be a Jack or Jill of all trades.
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Jennifer Lee - Referral Queen
Purposeful Engagement & Heartfelt Intentions