One of the benefits of being an online marketer is that I get to choose to promote socially conscious online businesses, and I have the flexibility to give back my time and earnings to the causes I care about.
If you think that having an affiliate marketing business and being socially responsible don’t go hand in hand, think again.
Designing Your Business To Be Responsible
Socially responsible businesses begin with you, the business owner.
Developing a responsible business occurs on a variety of levels, from the products you promote to the lifestyle your business supports.
Working from home and running a virtual team are excellent ways to reduce your carbon footprint while running your business effectively.
Another avenue you can leverage is to promote products that are in line with your belief system. Whether that’s holistic medicine or a new electric car, there are plenty of opportunities to have niche sites dedicated to good causes.
Social Responsibility Doesn’t End With Your Business
The other point that I want to convey is that living responsibly isn’t just about what your business does, but how you spend your time outside of your business.
By all means, enjoy your hobbies and take time to do the things you want, but remember that the flexibility involved with running an affiliate site also gives you the opportunity to give back to your community, whether through volunteerism, charitable giving, or both.
Another great way to live responsibly is to be happy with what you already have, and realize that the things we want aren’t always in our best interests.
If you can do that, you’ll not only have a socially conscious affiliate business, but you’ll be on the leading edge of living a happy, productive, and sustainable life.