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I think no matter what your job is, returning from vacation is difficult. But when you are in affiliate marketing, it can be brutal. Even having two employees continuing to work last week, I came back to such a mess! Merchants are lowering commission rates and cookie times (no more promoting a certain sporting goods store for me!). The affiliate tax issue is escalating. My Helping Moms Connect site hasn’t had a new post in weeks. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
I tried to get organized before I left for vacation. But between packing for the family, cleaning up the house, and finishing up some PTO duties, I didn’t get very far with my affiliate work. Sure, my email was caught up and I sent out a ton of Disney Gift Cards. But when I already feel like I am never caught up, I’m feeling even worse right now.
Everyone always jokes that they need a vacation when they return from vacation. I just need a Fairy Godmother who can magically make the work disappear. Or maybe Seven Dwarfs who can do the work for me. A broom (or brooms) that will clean up the house by themselves (to the tune of classical music). I guess you can tell where I spent my vacation!