I had written a big long post about a site I found that I was amazed at, but decided afterwards a short & sweet post would probably be better.
I came across an (affiliate) review site that had all the elements of a successful site, and was amazed at the level of detail:
- Everything from the professional site design
- To every means of promotion possible (article marketing/social bookmarking/interlinking, etc, etc) + stealth marketing,
- To the social engineering aspect (hey! i'm like you, just a regular guy, but I found this amazing product! shhh! don't tell anyone!), etc, etc.
- To the other forms of media (videos, articles, opt-in forms, cut & paste links, bookmark here/there), etc, etc.
When you have marketers promoting sites (& affiliate products) in this fashion, do you feel a 'newbie' even stands a chance? I think yes, but I can see how some might get easily discouraged when they are up against this level of competition. What do you think?