A TikToker named Amy Goddard (@tagtreasures) is going viral, and getting some flak, for promoting a Target “work from home” program on the platform.
In the video, Goddard looks at the camera for a moment before quickly turning away to look at her computer. She stares straight ahead at the monitor as a text overlay reads: “TARGET has a program that allows you to work from home & choose your own hrs making an extra $3-5k a month by promoting their products on social media…but you keep sitting on it instead of taking the leap. What’s holding you back??”
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The opportunity Goddard is referring to is an affiliate marketing program. In the comments section, she writes that there is a link in her bio for a “15 Day Business Builder Challenge” that promises to help guide folks into launching their own affiliate marketing operation. The link takes viewers to an online form that requires visitors to give a first name, last name, and email address that presumably sends them a link to said free video.
Some users who claim to work for Target said Goddard’s post is “not true,” while others were interested in her proposition. Others said that Goddard is oversimplifying the process and it’s much more difficult to earn a steady income from affiliate marketing than she makes it seem.
“What’s holding me back is it’s not guaranteed and I can’t ever find the damn positions,” one commenter wrote.
“It’s not that easy. Been a content creator for 2 years still waiting to get approved,” another…