Thursday

Affiliate Marketing Is Hard Work

Okay, I think I might throw in the towel on some of my affiliate marketing. At least I might close my Commission Junction account. I realize I'm not the most persistent or diligent person when it comes to writing about my affiliate products. But I do mention them, both the good and the bad points, and I do try to post about them every once in awhile. And I'm getting frustrated.

If my efforts gave me even enough return to buy a cup of coffee, then I'd work harder at posting about the products. But it looks like I could retire from adsense income before affiliate earnings. Since my adsense sits at about $20 that isn't saying too much. I'm glad I blog and learn Internet marketing because I enjoy doing it. If I was just after the money, I am a dismal failure.

Not to make this a negative post, there are other ways to make money online - thankfully. I can write, that makes me some. I know affiliate marketing is usually what newbies are encouraged to do first, but it isn't for me. Maybe you've had success with it and I would love to hear from you.

I'll continue to promote Hostgator, and Aweber since I think those are essential pieces of the puzzle. But as for the rest - I'm sorry CJ but it just isn't working for me!

Update: Maybe I should have read Rosalind Gardner's book before I started affiliate marketing. Known as the industry expert, she started off as an affiliate with a dating site and took it to a mega-successful business. But I still think it was easier when she started than it is now.
What's your opinion?

2 comments:

  1. Hey Supergramma C (can I call you that?)

    Be interested to know how you got invloved with Affiliate Marketing and Internet Marketing.

    Do you have a list to promote too?

    Not sure if my url will show up here, but it is
    http://seanbeardmore.com or follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/seandb1

    Be interested to hear from you.

    Take care

    Sean

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  2. Hi Sean, Of course you can call me Supergramma C. Sorry it took so long to respond, I ended up going to Atlanta to the NAMS workshop (Niche Affiliate Marketing Systems)and got re-energized and focused.

    I got started in Internet Marketing a number of years ago after buying a course by Cory Rudl. I loved everything about it, but the only thing I did consistently was blog. I have a number of them and unfortunately get easily sidetracked.

    Then I found Lynn Terry's forum and became a private member (I'll do a post on that because it takes more than a sentence or two to explain how she's helped me).

    I do have a small list (less than 100). It would have been more but I switched hosting and lost most of them. Have learned a lot through trial and error.

    Anyway, I visited your site and am following you now on Twitter. My ID is TorontoCarol.

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