I've been on the warriorforum since quite some time ago, reading courses, buying WSOs, trying to make money online. Just like everyone else reading this, cause obviously this is what this forum is for.
I wanna talk briefly about why you americans (and some other countries too) have such a unique opportunity, with affiliate marketing specifically.
I live in a third world country, and here we have things a little restricted. Let me give you some examples:
1) We can receive payments to our Paypal accounts, but the money stays there. There's no way we can cash in those payments, or transfer them to a bank account, debit card or whatever. We can't even convert those payments to checks and have them mailed here to our country. That's just not possible.
2) Affiliate networks usually don't even make wire transfers overseas. They usually send checks, and that takes me to the third point.
3) Even if we did have the opportunity of receiving checks, the mailing system in my country is a little interesting, because cash, checks, cards, and expensive little things, jewelry, premium membership cards of any kind, those things just get LOST. Why? People steal them. And I wish that happened every once in a while. It happens very frequently.
So what options do I have? Sure, I could offer SEO services, and make money with that. Sure, I could flip websites. Sure, I could do soooo many things to make money online.
But during my journey of internet marketing so far, I've found that I just LOVE affiliate marketing, and it's just the right business model FOR ME. I feel so comfortable with it, and etc. The reasons why I love it are not important here.
What's important is that, due to the few limitations I have, because of the country I live in, I will have to take another route. One that I possibly don't feel 100% comfortable with.
Offer a service? maybe. Who knows what I'm going to do. But affiliate marketing, as far as the situation goes, is not even an option. And it sucks.
So for everyone living in North America, that take things for granted like:
- having all your commissions transferred to your bank account (unless it's clickbank but I'm pretty sure they do wire transfers too).
- having all your Paypal money go to your bank account directly.
- having CJ, Linkshare, ShareASale, CPA..... WHATEVER type of affiliate commissions you can think of....
- or EVEN if you're not american, but your mailing system is reliable.
PLEASE DON'T! You have an opportunity that a lot of people in the world wish they had.
Just a thought fellas..
I wish you all the best with your IM ventures! bye for now.
ps: thanks for reading.