I know in this field, techniques and strategies are constantly changing. What works 6 months ago, may be outdated today.
The things that never gets outdated are solid business principles - treating your customers/clients like a family, providing long-term value, having a vision to scale/expand, etc. Yet, many are chasing new "latest and greatest" all the time without putting much of the effort in developing marketing/business skills first.
So, is Affiliate marketing 2.0 just another buzz word? I know in geeky tech fields, there are tons of buzz words thrown around (Web 2.0, RIA, AJAX, Cloud computing, etc). As a result of "Web 2.0", came the birth of the "Social Media" revolution/war - the web becoming more interactive/social.
Is the same going to happen to affiliate marketing?
Now that I'm more focused in doing IM now, what's Affiliate Marketing 2.0 all of a sudden?
However, I feel "affiliate marketing 2.0" will just be another buzz to sell products. Whether you're doing AM 1.0 or 2.0, isn't just rehashed stuff explained on a different perspective?
By the way, I just view Mike Filsaime/Chris videos and they are good so far, but mostly rehashed stuff explained on a different level, in my opinion. I can't help but thinking, all these pre-sell video "trailers" are going to get you to buy a $997 course. And then in two years, it will be Affiliate Marketing 3.0 by new breed of marketers but failing to really promote timeless business principles in order to sell more products?
What do you think? Are you guys ready for Affiliate Marketing 2.0?