Meet Alenka – Founder of Affiliate Marketing Action Today
Single Mum, Alenka Ponjavic-Vojnic manages to stay at home caring for her 3.5-year-old twins while balancing her career as an opera singer and coach and doing Affiliate Marketing. Alenka is the Founder of Affiliate Marketing Action Today, where she posts reviews with both written content and YouTube videos daily. RESPECT!
Alenka has a really full plate yet she still found a gap to give us this awesome interview.
What do You Do for a Living?
Lauren: In your own words, what do you do for a living?
Alenka: I am an affiliate marketer, a freelance opera singer and I also teach/coach singing
Lauren: If you wear many hats in business, which of these do you love most, which takes most of your time and which brings in the most income?
Alenka: In my affiliate marketing business, I do, indeed, wear many hats. I love creating video content; most of my time is taken up by the research for my next article; the most income comes from the written content on my website.
Lauren: Who did you have in mind? Who do you serve?
Alenka: I serve people who would like to regain their financial freedom and free their time to work from home. We should spend our working time being productive and successful in doing what we enjoy.
Why choose Entrepreneurship?
Lauren: When did you take the decision to become an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: I’ve always worked as a freelancer, so entrepreneurship is how I’ve always perceived my working life.
Lauren: Is this your first entrepreneurial pursuit?
Alenka: It is my first online entrepreneurial pursuit.
Lauren: Why did you take the decision to become an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: I’ve never liked working for someone else and I love being my own boss. However, this doesn’t always mean less work, but I wouldn’t change it for any other type of work. My decision to start affiliate marketing, in particular, came when I had my twins and had to start traveling again as an opera singer. I didn’t want to leave my babies for weeks on end, so I decided to look for work online I could do from home. Joined Wealth Affiliate, learned about all things affiliate and honestly, this was one of the best things in my life.
Lauren: What prompted you to start your own business? How did you come up with the idea?
Alenka: My wish to be a stay-at-home mum was the main motivation. I browsed the internet for different online work options. With no big capital to start a business, affiliate marketing seemed like the best thing.
Highs and Lows as a Mum Entrepreneur
Lauren: Would you like to share any highs or lows in your career as an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: Highs: Doing what I really enjoy; working the hours that suit me; being at home for my children; unlimited income potential.
Lows: It takes some time for income to manifest and stabilize; and much harder work than people imagine.
Career Highlights and Challenges
Lauren: What has been the number one highlight of your career?
Alenka: Getting my first page, #1 position rank in Google with my articles. Then, achieving sales through that success.
Lauren: What has been the greatest challenge for you to overcome in your career?
Alenka: Learning all the new things I needed to know to run my online business.
Motherhood Highlights and Challenges
Lauren: What has been the number one highlight of Motherhood for you?
Alenka: The constant outpour of love from my children.
Lauren: What has been the greatest challenge for you to overcome as a Mother?
Alenka: My children are now 3.5 years old and starting to express their own wishes and opinions. Finding ways to negotiate with two 3.5-year-old’s is my daily challenge right now. They are very sweet, but there are only so many ways one can say: “No, you cannot leave the house in your swimming costume, it’s snowing outside!” 😉
Lauren: Has it been tricky balancing work and home life?
Alenka: Yes. I am a single mum, so it takes a bit of organizing to get everything done However, I think this is a challenge for all mamas out there. I salute every one of you!
Lauren: What do you love most about being a Mom Entrepreneur?
Alenka: The opportunity to be at home when my children need me. Showing my kids a good example of how they can work on their own terms.
Lauren: All things considered do you feel it was a good decision to become an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: Yes, absolutely.
Lauren: Where do you work most days?
Alenka: In my living room.
Lauren: How many days per week do you work, on average?
Alenka: 6 days a week.
Lauren: How many hours do you estimate you work per day, on average?
Alenka: At least 8hrs.
Lauren: Do you have any daily rituals to maintain a work-life balance?
Alenka: No. Just get on with the work.
Are You Living Your Passion?
Lauren: Do you feel you are living your passion?
Alenka: In both, affiliate marketing and singing – yes.
Lauren: Do you feel you have already created your best work?
Alenka: No. Every day is an opportunity to create something better than yesterday.
Lauren: If you were to die tomorrow, would you be at peace knowing you had lived a full, happy and meaningful life?
Alenka: In many ways, yes.
What’s Your Message for the World?
Lauren: Do you have a message you would like the world to hear?
Alenka: Yes. Have the courage to leave your comfort zone and amazing things might happen.
Lauren: Is there a book or a song or a movie that has had huge significance or meaning in your life?
Alenka: Poem: Robert Frost “The Road Less Travelled”
Advice for Mum Entrepreneurs
Lauren: What advice would you give someone just starting out as an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: Now, that you’ve started, don’t give up even when things get discouraging.
Lauren: Is there anything you know now, that you wish you knew when you started out as an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: I’ve always expected things to be a tad challenging so there were no surprises.
Lauren: Is there anything you know now, that you wish you knew when you first became a Mom?
Alenka: Yes. It is possible to survive not sleeping for three years straight.
Lauren: Is there anything you feel you missed out on by becoming an Entrepreneur?
Lauren: Is there anything you feel you gained by becoming an Entrepreneur?
Alenka: Yes, the freedom to do what I love.
Hopes and Challenges in 2019
Lauren: What are your hopes for 2019?
Alenka: To make my online business grow to be my full-time income.
Lauren: What are your fears?
Alenka: No fears. Only some challenges to overcome.
Tools of the Trade
Lauren: Which tools of the trade have been enormously helpful for you?
Alenka: Wealthy Affiliate platform.
Lauren: Who has been enormously helpful to you? Do you have mentors in business?
Alenka: The community at Wealthy Affiliate.
Lauren: Are there any courses or studies you feel have been essential to your success?
Alenka: Online Certification Course and Bootcamp Course at WA.
Lauren: If there was anything I could help you with, what it would it be?
Alenka: You already are helping with this interview! 🙂 Thank you.
Lauren: Who is your target market? If I were to give you a referral, who would I be looking for?
Alenka: A person who is looking to start their own business online. Someone highly motivated and wanting to take charge of how they spend their working life.
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Connect with Alenka
You will find Alenka blogging and providing expert reviews at Affiliate Marketing Action Today.
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