Dearest People Whom We Officially Call “Affiliates”,
You may already know that a lot is happening over here. A new Desire Map “collection” is launching on December 3rd on my site. (And on Jan 1, the book alone will be released in book stores around the world.)
I tell the story of how this all came to be in THIS POST. I’m going to explain more of what’s been going on behind the scene because it affects you as an affiliate.
In a nutshell, a publishing deal for The Desire Map came out of the blue. I spoke with Sounds True Publishing on a Friday in August, it was love at first sight, and by Tuesday we had a deal. That means that the Sounds True team and Team D committed to “crash the book into the system”. It means we’ve had to move mountains to get the book and the new line (day planner, journal, etc.) out in time for the holidays and New Year. We’re going to pull it off. It’s been a magic, sweaty ride and we’re in the final phase of it all. Team D is working overtime right now.
In order to make a book launch happen, we delayed the launch of DANIELLE Magazine by 7 months. That was an easy/hard decision. But we decided to stay firm with our pre-existing plans to launch a very big new website this year.
We’re switching to a new e-commerce system with the new site. It’s a time-consuming manoeuvre, since we’re adding multiple new products and new functions. Cod-o-rama. And here’s the bottom line that I’m wincing to deliver to you: we won’t have the new affiliate system built in time for the December 3 product and site launch. We have a team of coders on the case and they need an extra four weeks to build it out. Believe me, we’ve looked into every solution and work around.
One of my favourite monthly activities is paying out affiliates. One thing I’m most grateful for — and count on for succeeding — is online support and social media love from affiliates. So this is a royal bummer. I’m so sorry.
Where does this leave us? We’ll have a new affiliate program up and running in January. Which will be a great time to hustle for The Desire Map and make some money love. January. Goals with Soul. Happy New Year. It’s going to happen.
In the mean time… you can buzz about the new Desire Map launch in December just for the love of it. Or you can save the love and let it loose in January when we get you your new affiliate codes. Either way, I’m thankful and humbled by the support. THANK YOU.
Team D and I are sending much Love and appreciation from the Mother Ship.