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With so many different ways to make money online, is it worth struggling with affiliate marketing when you could be flipping websites, providing services to people (web design, article creation, copywriting...), creating products etc?

That's one question I've been asking myself recently... i was wondering what other people think of this. I still haven't answered it in my head.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
    Originally Posted by Daniel_James_Warburton View Post

    With so many different ways to make money online, is it worth struggling with affiliate marketing when you could be flipping websites, providing services to people (web design, article creation, copywriting...), creating products etc?

    That's one question I've been asking myself recently... i was wondering what other people think of this. I still haven't answered it in my head.
    You should be creating the products 1st and only recommending quality products as an affiliate to your list. If done this way then it is really worth it.

    Trying to promote crap is not worth it
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  • Great idea, ive been focusing on affiliate marketing only....

    hmm.. i might start product creation instead.... thanks for a better business plan!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Originally Posted by Daniel_James_Warburton View Post

      Great idea, ive been focusing on affiliate marketing only....

      hmm.. i might start product creation instead.... thanks for a better business plan!
      This is how all the successful marketers do it..

      Product Creation 1st
      Affiliate Marketing 2nd

      Good luck... You're not too far away from me there in Warrington. From Blackpool me
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  • I much prefer southport (ha... just kidding mate)

    And, how does this sound?

    choose niche->

    ->choose subniche

    ->discover popular products in subniche (those with high gravity)

    ->Research the product's area (ie, an example being seo)

    -> Combine research together, find good plr products to offer as bonuses.

    -> Rewrite plr products

    -> Create site, sales letter and content

    -> Create squeeze page, make squeeze page live

    -> Contact JV's, gather affiliates, start promoting the product launch.

    -> Gradually build up interest

    -> Launch pre-sell mailing list letter

    and finally, finish off by making the website live with an intro discount

    does that sound like a good plan?
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I think it depends on what you want to do. There are a lot of advantages to promoting affiliate products. You get to choose what's popular and selling well and you don't deal directly with customers. Customer service can burn up a lot of time and energy.

    Creating a good product takes a lot of work, regardless of all the myths about knocking them out in a couple of hours. You can do that but I belive you really need to have some knowledge people want first. Otherwise there's just one more pile of rehashed junk for sale online and you've wasted a lot of valualble time.

    You mention providing services for others. That's fine. I do that. But I'm selective about what assignments I take on because I'd rather be working on my own stuff, some of which involves affiliate marketing and some, product creation and promotion.

    Whatever you decide, I'd say you need to make a comittment to it and give it a chance. If you don't, you'll jump from one thing to another and get nowhere. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcristo
    You are not creating a passive income by flipping websites or providing services.
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  • Profile picture of the author proxified
    Do whatever you like to do and expertise in, if you're good at affiliate marketing go for it, if good at website flipping go for it, if programming then its your best choice. Each field in internet marketing have a wide scope and has endless opportunities as with the huge wide market demand will always be on an increase so will be the supply
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  • Profile picture of the author misharuski
    Theres alot of money to be made in affiliate marketing
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by misharuski View Post

      Theres alot of money to be made in affiliate marketing
      You got that right big time! And also there's no worries about struggling with trying to flip websites, providing services to people like web design, article creation, copywriting, creating products etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by Daniel_James_Warburton View Post

    With so many different ways to make money online, is it worth struggling with affiliate marketing when you could be flipping websites, providing services to people (web design, article creation, copywriting...), creating products etc?

    That's one question I've been asking myself recently... i was wondering what other people think of this. I still haven't answered it in my head.
    Hi Daniel,

    If you know for a fact that you can give those tasks more time and this will make you more money then go ahead.

    I guess you just have to find one way that you most like and give it all. Once you see the fruits of your actions, find other ways to make even more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author xMarkPro
    I think it all depends on what you're good at, and what you like doing.

    There's loads of money to be made in affiliate marketing, but also loads to be made in product creation. All depends on your methodology, and what you enjoy doing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Southport, lol You can't beat Blackpool night life.



      Anything is a good plan when you 1st get started... Go pick something up from the WSO section. Give it a try. See if you like it and you could make a living out of it.

      If you fail don't give up. The amount of experience you pick up will be worth far more. Sounds weird but eventually you'll be able to piece everything together that worked for the ultimate blueprint...

      You need experience in all areas to be able to come up with ideas and spins on stuff.

      Hardly anyone succeeds straight out of the gate in this game. That's why people still work jobs. Can you imagine what would happen if this was so easy to do. Everyone would be online making their living working 1 hour a day, 3 days a week.....

      Just keep your chin up and go buy some WSO's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Wallman
    Go with your strengths. That's what I always say.
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