My Job Chart is a great example of a useful site powered by affiliate marketing.
The site is a tool to manage chores for kids and provide them rewards, some of which are available through Amazon affiliate links for parents to purchase for their kids.
I’ve found My Job Chart to be a fantastic resource, as it makes my life easier in keeping tabs on chores with my four kids.
And they enjoy it, too, as they are able to monitor their progress and work towards goals. While it used to be a grind to get them to do little jobs, they now ask for extra things to do, so they can log them into their My Job Chart account.
My Job Chart solves a problem, which is one of the ideal purposes for an affiliate site, and my appreciation makes me happy to go through their links.
I was curious to find out more about My Job Chart, so I asked Founder and CEO Gregg Murset how he got started and the monetization of the project:
www.myjobchart.com was created out of necessity. We have 6 kids and trying to keep them all organized and understanding the value of work and a dollar is a challenge. I am also a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and know that the younger generation is growing up with some weird ideas about work and money. So My Job Chart was born.
In a little more than a year we now have almost 130,000 kids registered and hundreds more joining each day. This is my first project using affiliate marketing and we have utilized Amazon from January of 2011. We have also done some work with ING Direct opening Kids Savings Accounts in our SAVE area. We had some really incredible results opening accounts.
Our message board system is new and we are refining it. A kid can click on the sticky note that is on their job chart and send a message to their parent. The parent can in turn send a message back and a closed loop communication sequence takes place with the kids. This is a great way to encourage and reinforce good behaviors and make something like chores more of a positive experience.
I’d imagine other affiliate programs will be lobbying Mr. Murset for inclusion on the site.