How to Get Your Business Expenses Paid For
Welcome to episode 219 of The Determined Mom Show. I am your host, Amanda Tento, and today I wanna talk to you about how you can get your business expenses paid for.
This may sound easy, and it also may sound difficult to some, but it actually boils down to something very simple and something that you can implement in all of your marketing, in everything that you do, and it will help you to reduce the amount of money that you spend monthly on expenses, and it will also help other people around you to find tools and software that will work for them.
The method we’re talking about is called affiliate marketing, so think about yourself. Five favorite tools that you use all of the time? Maybe one of them is Canva. Most people use Canva. There could be a segment of the audience that doesn’t use Canva yet. But we could put that Canva link or our Canva link in the notes, and then eventually someone clicks on it and purchases Canva.
That Canva monthly subscription will be paid for in some way, shape, or form, whether they give us the money directly, or apply it directly to our account. A good example of this, if any of you are familiar, is Dubsado. They have a pretty robust affiliate program where you get one month free, I think for every person you refer.
Something like that, but that’s a great way to get your expenses paid for. Some examples of this are the social media platform that you post with. Any tool that you use regularly in your business if you’re promoting that within your marketing and just to people that you know, somebody’s like, Oh, do you know a good tool for. Yes, I do. And then you post your link. Very simple.
And I get surprised occasionally by how many payments that we receive for affiliate marketing just based on people listening to old episodes of the show or finding an old blog post, or there are just so many ways that people happen upon your affiliate links.
If you’re just conscious and you’re putting them everywhere, then you can get your monthly expenses reduced greatly, or paid for all together. One of the things that I’m a huge proponent of is SocialBee, which is ours. Social media platform of choice that we post with for our clients and ourselves.
And it is just such a great platform. It has so many different little bells and whistles built-in, and I’m always promoting it and I’m always getting paid for promoting it. I would definitely recommend that you try to set up an affiliate tracking sheet, and I have a sample of one in the show notes, that way you can just keep track and you can just, it’s a Google sheet.
You just download it, copy it, and just keep track of what you’re. Things are what your affiliate links are. So then that way you have them all in one place. You can just type in your Google Drive affiliate, you’re gonna pop up your affiliate tracking sheet and you’re gonna know exactly what link you need to share, where, when, and why.
You also can keep track of the discounts that are offered. Many vendors will offer your affiliate. I guess customers, I don’t know how to explain that. They’ll offer the subscribers that subscribe under you a discount so you can mark the discount there. That way you know what to tell them and then if anything changes, you get an email, you can just go in and change that in your tracker and make it easy to find and easy to update. Very easy, very important.
Another way that I love to save money is by purchasing lifetime subscriptions to software that’s working well. And we do that through AppSumo, which is an amazing tool. It’s not a tool, it’s a website of tools.
If you’re looking for calendar software, for example, you can go there, and try to find something to replace it. They have a money-back guarantee that’s 60 days. If you find something, you can try it. If you don’t like it, they’ll give you your money back via your original payment method, instantly no questions asked, as long as it’s within that 60 days.
It’s well worth trying out different software. Then that way you can eventually replace all of your monthly subscriptions. At this point, I don’t think we have. Any monthly subscriptions left beside the software or the podcast editing tool that we use? We’ve replaced pretty much all of our monthly subscriptions.
Socialbee, we have lifetime access to Traff on our calendar. Link. A calendar scheduling tool. I can’t remember the name of these things. For some reason, Traf is our calendar scheduling tool. We have lifetime access to that. Zero is the software that we use for Bookkeeping. We do not have lifetime access for that, and we don’t have lifetime access for AWeber.
We only have two things that we pay for monthly in the business now, which is great because it streamlines expenses. We’ve already paid for those things, we don’t have to ever pay for them again. Those are two ways that you can very easily get your business expenses paid for.