I am all for women equality and emancipation. Last time, we brought you an inspiring list of Successful Women Entrepreneurs Online, today we give you three stories about women who crossed all odds and became affiliate marketing champions.
The co-founder of Affiliate Summit, VelociyNYCPress, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, AffStat.com, AffiliateBuyersGuide.com, ShipToTroops.com and AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and VP Operations of MoneyMindedMoms.com, Missy Ward is one of the most successful Internet affiliate marketers today.
Interestingly, she didn’t start affiliate marketing out of her own desire or willingness. It was something she had to do when working with Global Travel. They asked her to launch an affiliate marketing program and she had to learn all about it if she wanted to retain her job! According to her, learning affiliate marketing involved a lot of trial and error method, and she worked her way backwards to learn all the marketing intricacies.
In her interview with RickyAhuja.com, she surmises the growth of women entrepreneurs in the field of affiliate marketing. She delights seeing a larger percentage of women working their way towards a successful business. She encourages women to participate in affiliate marketing summits and get a chance to develop independent ventures.
Missy Ward also says that business should not be made gender-specific. Success or failure depends on the business idea. You need to test your idea to see whether it holds any merit or not. If your idea does not bring any return even after consistent efforts, its better to let go of it and start something new.
The future of affiliate marketing, she believes, will shine further through the use of social media promotions.
Personal Info: Behind the businesswoman Missy lays a much loved and cared family woman. In her own words: “I’m a mother, daughter, sister, wife, niece, aunt, cousin, friend, marketer, beach-think and die-hard AC/DC fan”.
An ex-employee of AKMG Inc and Affiliate.com, Brittany Bankston has a huge fan following in the affiliate marketing industry. Her online marketing experience began when she was in Affiliate.com as a pending analyst.
She confesses having no idea what affiliate marketing was all about but slowly, she began to interact with the best minds in the industry and picked up on basic business tips and strategies. She considers the affiliate marketing business a very lucrative venture if done the right way, that is, with perseverance and not considering it as a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme.
Right now, she is concentrating on several of her personal affiliate marketing projects. Bankston believes that her “I don’t care what anyone thinks” attitude contributed a lot in making her the self confident person she is today. Like Missy Ward, she too considers social media as the primary tool for affiliate marketing promotion.
Personal Info: She has a 7 year old daughter whom she absolutely loves and cherishes. Bankston works doubly hard to provide her daughter the necessary educational opportunities and brings her up as a fine intelligent young woman.
One of the brightest and passionate individuals in the affiliate marketing industry, Tovah Simon is the Vice President of Marketing at Walla Media. In 2008, she sold her construction company and decided to return to her educational roots, that is, advertising. But, realizing that print advertising is more of a dying medium, she decided to build her career in online marketing.
Three years in the business and she is still trying to figure out what the affiliate marketing business is all about! Everyday is a learning experience for her and she feels thrilled at the fact that some of the best minds in the online industry have helped or is helping her to get where she wants to be.
She further thinks that for home based women, affiliate marketing is a lucrative business. It is something they can develop at home, without compromising their family responsibilities. Never make the mistake of taking your business for granted, says Simon. Keep on reinventing and expanding.
Personal Info: She loves photography, video games, catching up on movies and serves up a much needed dose of sarcasm sometimes!
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