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What Is An Affiliate Anyway?

What Is An Affiliate Anyway?

Posted by Jessilyn Dolan on 4th Mar 2021

I never truly intended to start a product line, I just wanted to grow cannabis.

After spending years researching as many Vermont hemp products I could, I wasn't able to find one I was 100% comfortable recommending to patients and medical colleagues.

As an herbalist, I have been around cannabis and healing herbs for decades, and truly believe in the power of plants. As a nurse, I believe people deserve access to the highest quality, most affordable medicine possible, and need to be able to trust what they take. Ultimately, I decided to grow and create something I could wholeheartedly recommend.

When I first started a product line, I had no idea how I was going to market or sell it. Your typical nursing school doesn't really train people to be nurse-entrepreneurs.

Fortunately, another nurse starting to make a name for herself in the cannabis industry called me and said she wanted to sell my product, but she also wanted to make a small profit. She asked if I would start an affiliate program. I said, “What the heck is an affiliate program?”

Technically, an affiliate is someone who has officially joined or become attached to an organization. However, the definition I prefer is: to associate oneself and be intimately united in action or interest.

When I first started a product line, I had no idea how I was going to market or sell it. Your typical nursing school doesn't really train people to be nurse-entrepreneurs.

When it comes to participating with NurseGrown, the value of being a nurse affiliate is that it helps you find ways to grow your business by offering quality products (and valuable content) to your customers and followers.

Most of this is done through something called affiliate marketing, which involves you showcasing a product or service on a blog, social media platform, or website.

Affiliate marketing is low risk, since there’s no cost to join affiliate programs, and no upfront financing needed. Affiliate marketing is NOT a predatory practice like multi-level marketing.

The product or service you promote comes with anaffiliate link. Customers buy the product after clicking the link, and you, the affiliate, receive a percentage of the sale price.

Our team of affiliates spans the country with specialties including hospice, cancer, chronic pain, and pediatrics.

The affiliate can also track their commissions and be compensated based on their number of sales.

Whether you create a website and blog, make YouTube videos, or build an audience on social media, you can use affiliate marketing to monetize your content and make passive income.

Generally, most business affiliate commissions range between 15% - 25%. At NurseGrown, we love selling our products through educated, supportive and wonderful nurses, and have set our commission at 30%. As we said, there is no up front cost to you for participating.

Our team of affiliates spans the country with specialties including hospice, cancer, chronic pain, and pediatrics. Some of our nurses are educators, some are acupuncturists, and some are nurse practitioners.

Our business model centers itself on education and puts patients before profits. We want customers to feel supported, and have someone to guide them through their cannabis journey, rather than be another bottle on the shelf in another CBD store or gas station.

For a list of our affiliates please go to the Affiliates page on our website.

To become an affiliate and share the best NurseGrown hemp and CBD products with your loved ones and clients, email Jessilyn at nurse@nursegrown.com to see how you can earn 30% commission.

Photos by Emma Dau and Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash

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