Let's cut the bull, what is the best way to invest in affiliate marketing?

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Hi,

Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
I don't want to create a product.
I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author ErinWalsh
    I don't blame you for not wanting some long-winded sales speech. I don't even like to read some of those sales letters I see online. Anyway, we teach our Boost Affiliates not to put all their eggs in one basket. Try out a few different pay per click and social media marketing experiments while setting a limited budget. Then, gradually increase your budget when you find an ad network that makes you money.
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  • Profile picture of the author sagittarius
    Since you've got a lot of money to burn, why don't you take a risk with PPC advertising through FB and promote high paying CPA offers or high ticket products? That would be a good start.

    Also if I have a lot of money, I will build a business, not reap profits like a maniac. Having a lot of money does not give me the right to be financially free, right away. However, it does give me a lot of options-- options that will allow me to build a solid business.

    Buid your info empire.
    Outsource people to make products for you, if you don't want to make them yourself.
    Outsource people to make your sales pages.
    Outsource every shit that you could think of to build a solid business.
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    • Profile picture of the author 26medias
      Originally Posted by sagittarius View Post

      Since you've got a lot of money to burn, why don't you take a risk with PPC advertising through FB and promote high paying CPA offers or high ticket products? That would be a good start.

      Also if I have a lot of money, I will build a business, not reap profits like a maniac. Having a lot of money does not give me the right to be financially free, right away. However, it does give me a lot of option-- options that will allow me to build a solid business.

      Buid your info empire.
      Outsource people to make products for you, if you don't want to make it yourself.
      Outsource people to make your sales pages.
      Outsource every shit that you could think of to build a solid business.
      I already have 2 solid businesses taking on average 14h out of my days, that's how I get the budget.
      I'm not interested in building a 3rd one from scratch, my intention is just to invest money to generate some additionnal side incomes. I wouldn't say "for fun", but it's pretty close.

      A couple years ago when I joined the warrior forum, I had plenty of time and no money. Now I'm in the opposite situation, and I want to make the best of it.

      I am avoiding Facebook ads because they are simply too expensive for affiliate marketing. They already barely make sense for people who sell their own product.
      Hovewer, if you have some high CPA products or services to suggest, I'm interested in checking them out.
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  • Profile picture of the author youvana
    If you have $10K to invest then you could simply buy a list, I think that is what I would do. You could invest money in solos...that might be an idea, although I'm not keen on safe-swaps, another new player entered the market Solochecker :: Home they look good, although with vendors sharing their lists I must confess I don't have that much faith in solos anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    Really want to cut the BS? The money is in the backend, so if you don't want to do any of those things then you are wasting your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    Based on my experience and without bullshit and a shady sales pitch, you're bsically looking for somewhere to dump $10K.

    If you don't want to put any time or effort into it, you're going to have to hire someone. Hopefully theyre good. Because, on your budget, you only have 1 month to get it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author 26medias
      Originally Posted by drewfioravanti View Post

      Based on my experience and without bullshit and a shady sales pitch, you're bsically looking for somewhere to dump $10K.

      If you don't want to put any time or effort into it, you're going to have to hire someone. Hopefully theyre good. Because, on your budget, you only have 1 month to get it right.
      I don't want to "dump" a budget, I want to invest it.
      I'm not gambling, I'm investing. Big difference.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kory Pearman
        Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

        I'm not gambling, I'm investing. Big difference.
        Really? Care to explain the difference to me?
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        • Profile picture of the author Wealthyclark
          Originally Posted by PLR Video King View Post

          Really? Care to explain the difference to me?
          LOL, this is a can of worms that should never be opened.

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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    Then you want the second option. And that is still a gamble.
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  • Profile picture of the author JensSteyaert
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.
    But you promote graphics to use for Wso sales pages in your signature...

    Anyways, if you want to make money as an affiliate, you need to capture people's emails and have a solid funnel in the backend.

    There's a lot of ways you can buy targeted traffic, then it's just a matter of testing your funnel and tweaking it until it's profitable.

    And yes it will take work and effort
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  • Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    The problem with BS is that the people who say they hate BS is they will punish those who don't use BS. Yes, most are hypocrites that is what I'm saying. OK, lets cut the BS to sell you need to build a list then do what you say you hate, SELL, SELL, SELL and SELL some more. Can you live with that?
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  • Profile picture of the author Garcysher
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    I think the most honest "without bullsh*t" answer is there is no best method.

    Whether you are an affiliate marketer, product creator or both, there is no short cut. Not even a large bank can speed it up.

    You need to test offers, traffic sources, funnels, etc etc. There are so many variables as to what makes something a success or not. Even the top guys have flops.

    My advice would be to tread carefully...10k doesnt go far if you make a few mistakes.

    Finally don't knock the pretty sales copy. The better the sales copy the higher the conversions, the more money product creator and affiliate make.

    Hope you make it happen and enjoy success with your efforts,
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  • Profile picture of the author troymarkz
    First dont spend the 10k right away
    Start watching training from the big dogs
    do the same thing they are doing rome was
    not build in 1 day so you must stick to a
    budget for advertising lets say 50 to 100 a
    week then when you are on profit you can
    invest more.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    I don't wanna work either!! When you find the magic formula let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    Seems like you aren't trying to work and have things come to you faster there is no non-B.S. answer already sorry. You know what you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.

    Get yourself a mentor (or two) that can teach you the in's and out's of the PPC/PPV business. Some that come to mind are:

    Greg Davis
    Super Affiliate Rockstar Coaching | Greg Davis Super Affiliate Rock Star | Super Affiliate Rock Star Review


    Chad Hamzeh
    ChadHamzeh.com | Internet Marketing, Income Automation, and Other Stuff


    These 2 guys know what they are doing when it comes to affiliate marketing using paid traffic of all types, No bullshit.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigfoot875
    Ways to Invest In Affiliate Marketing:


    1. Build a Quality Website. Affiliate Networks will look at whether you have a professional website up and ready to go, and if you don't, you won't be accepted into the program. WordPress, Webs.com, Joomla should have some good options. Make sure to actually pay for the site, or else you will be wasting your time. Write great content, with each page having good SEO utilized with great keyword research.

    2. Get and pay for a decent autoresponder. MailChimp, GetResponse and Aweber are decent

    3. Use a landing page template to build your landing page. Again, this will be another expense. Use this as a guide for writing good copy: How to Write Ad Copy: 9 Steps - wikiHow

    4. Put up a good ad campaign. Use Classified Advertising, Directories, Forums, Search Engine Ads, Social Media Advertising as sources for your ad campaigns. Always utilize good SEO.

    5. Place your affiliate link code on a variety of different sites - social media sites, article websites, classified ad sites, your own website, forums, directories, blogs, news and magazine sites.


    6. Use the data from analytics programs to help you track your ad compaigns, and traffic from other websites. Google Analytics, Bing Analytics are free. Moz analytics and other analytics programs are not.


    7. Keep track every sale you make.




    Can't do any of this? Use websites like Fiver to help you out. It will quickly add up on expenses on your part.
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  • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
    My no bullsh!t way:

    Media (buy) traffic > To Lander (or webinar) for optin > OTO > Funnel with back ends.

    Not exciting..... but not BS either.... at least not according to my bank accounts and the 4 and 5-figure deposits.

    For your sake though, I find it somewhat odd that a person with 10k asks for a "plan" on an open forum. I'm not meaning to "call you out"..... not my intention here.

    It's dangerous though and I hope you take nothing in this thread as 100 percent "a sure thing" as I'm seeing a lot of "half truths" here already....... "Half truths" that will burn through your 10k without the rest of the puzzle..... "Half truths" that are easily spotted by those with lots of experience, but not so much for those without such.

    Really.... get a qualified coach. That's about as "no BS" as we can get here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Lessard
    I have observed something interesting.
    The higher the initial dollar investment the more people I have watched lose every nickel.
    In the last year I have had half a dozen people contact me as they already had or where in the process of burning through from 20k up to 150k.

    The main reason is that they thought because they had money, that in and of itself would somehow lend itself to the fact that somewhere there was a home for it to just live and profit via IM.

    The rules don't change much for $100, $10,000 or $100,000
    If someone on here has a campaign getting 20% returns they won't hand it to you.

    They will tell you to pick some products you want to push and test some ad methods, monitor and test some more and that 99% of the time list building and constant reselling is required to eventually make the campaigns profitable.

    If all you needed was 10k to just push ads to a product and profit then it would be fair to say that you could do that with 1k or $100 and still profit just at a prorated amount and that is obviously fiction as most people lose money in IM until they build lists.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lurk
      Originally Posted by plessard View Post

      I have observed something interesting.
      The higher the initial dollar investment the more people I have watched lose every nickel.
      In the last year I have had half a dozen people contact me as they already had or where in the process of burning through from 20k up to 150k.
      .
      wow that is crazy to me.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
      Originally Posted by plessard View Post

      If someone on here has a campaign getting 20% returns they won't hand it to you.
      Lol. That's exactly right. I have something the OP would be very interested in (and many other people for that matter), but I'm not giving it up for any amount. Good points you made.
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  • Profile picture of the author suepreme
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    I'm glad you asked! Here's a no bs answer:

    1. The product was created in 2011, it's addictive and stable with residual income.
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    4. No additional autoresponder service is necessary because optins are captured for you right in the program. No hosting is required either.
    5. This system is designed for internet marketers who specialize in driving traffic because that's all that's left to do.
    Click on my name and then visit my homepage to see if it's right for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lurk
    Since you been on here for a couple years you know there is the section of the forum that mostly deals with affiliate marketing that probably would have been better suited for your question. Any way, it seems to me your problem sounds like one of outsourcing. Everything you mentioned could be outsourced.
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  • Profile picture of the author Global Content Services
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    If I had that amount of money, here's what I'd do:

    1. Find a coach (a professional one). There are lots of legit coaches in this forum. You just have to find the right one that will suit your needs.

    2. Buy a list. A good one.
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  • Profile picture of the author JaysonH
    1. Go signup to the sites that list new product launches. (Joint Venture (JV) Marketing + Networking Community)
    2. Find product launches that pay a commission over $500.
    3. Build a list of interests that are related to these launches.
    4. Advertise on Facebook
    5. Drive the traffic to your own squeeze page. (To build a list)
    6. Redirect traffic to first video of launch sequence.
    7. Track everything.
    8. Rinse and repeat.

    Essentially you're becoming the "man in the middle".

    If you're into blackhat you could do things with custom audiences and almost guarantee huge returns. However, I wouldn't suggest this method because you could get banned... But either way, it is what it is.

    Before I started coaching I made a lot of money piggybacking well known high commission launches. For me it's a thing of the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author willN
    I spent 26k on one of my sites, and 6k on the other. And this is after I learned (some) of the ropes. 10k to have everything done for you is not enough. You still need to work. IM is not a stock, or an IRA. It is a living, breathing, moving entity that takes TIME and EFFORT to be successful in. There is no "I just want to invest/dump money and make more on top", it doesn't work like that. Any other answer is the so called BS you do not want. -truth
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.
    Completely agreed. Rehashed garbage. But be careful saying that, the WSO's are bread and butter for WarriorForum owners.

    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.


    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    You can't. There is none. The best you can do with your 10k is test adsense ads or other media buys with existing affiliate products. The chances are you will burn through 10k and barely make any money.

    Why not just invest the 10k in index funds or ETF's?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sieg
    the internet seems to be overwhelming you. investing here might not be your answer.
    if you have a lot of money as you say, you shall go and spend your money on research and buy real estate.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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    I'd go straight for PPC ads and would spend money tweaking ads in order to optimise CTR and conversion. This is the quickest way to achieve this. I would also recommend starting a list at the same time by taking the user to a squeeze page beforehand. If the person does not purchase the product straight away, then you can follow them up afterwards.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.
    1. You don't want to create a product. That's understandable and perfectly acceptable when it comes to Affiliate Marketing.

    2. You don't want to spend time writing sales copy. As an Affiliate Marketer, you don't need to create sales copy. You need to create pre-sell copy. This of course can be outsourced.

    3. You don't want to spend weeks building a list. Building a list is an Ongoing process. You don't build your list once, then advertise products to it, forever making money. You have to keep adding new people to your list, because old members will leave when they find they aren't getting value from being on your list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.
    You have the funds, but you lack the basic information and skills. Let me explain...

    1. You want to get someones product...

    What kind of product? Where are you going to find this product? What problem does this product provide a solution for?

    2. Advertise it...

    Who are you going to advertise to? Why should those people take your advice and make a purchase?

    3. Reap the profits...

    Easier said than done, with the work load you are looking at.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    From my own experience, building a sales funnel and sending it traffic is by far the most effective and profitable business online.

    I can set up a sales funnel in about an hour, and from there all I need is targeted traffic. The funnel automates the business side of things, while you focus on traffic and expanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Read breakthrough advertising by Eugene Schwartz.

    And stop being so eager to spend your money... Squeeze the most out of it by taking things slowly... At least until you know precisely what you want.

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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    I make 6 figures a year just on the affiliate side of my business, here is the ugly truth about affiliate marketing.

    You will have to either promote high ticket offer which usually require monthly affiliate fee's and purchasing expensive lisence rights.

    Or multiple tier affiliate programs so you can earn on affiliates you refer.

    If you are going to promote clickbank offers, you will only be able to profit if you promote recurring offers with really high life time customer values. Which in that case you will run at negative earnings for a while until that starts to kick in.

    I buy solo ads, that where I buy mostly all of my traffic.. I will do ppc but solo ads are my real bread winner
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  • Profile picture of the author mikesdebp
    There is no best way! You know the old saying, 'one man's meat is another man's poison'?
    It's the same here - are you looking for:
    - a quick return on investment?
    - build up a business for the longer term
    - find a repeatable method that brings in regular income
    - do want to promote a product or CPA offer
    - etc. etc. etc.

    They all require different approaches and any of these can be the 'best way'.

    Personally I've made most money promoting products that provide real benefits to people, and I've used a combination of PPC, and SEO marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewkar
    Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    Hi,

    Let's be honest, most of the WSOs are a waste of money. They are mostly under-performing products and services wrapped in a pretty and efficient sales copy.

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing.
    I don't want to create a product.
    I don't want to spend time writing sales copy.
    I don't want to spend weeks building a list.

    I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    I have the budget for it and I'm ready to invest.

    Now, based on your own experience, without bullsh*t and shaddy sales pitch, what is the best way to do that?
    What is the best method, and where can I read/buy it?

    Thanks.
    To me it looks like you are looking for someone who will do everything for you...
    Signup to CPA network, signup to Traffic source. Two sided market... that's all.
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Just to throw an alternative option in there, everyone is going on about PPC and social but being rather general. Why not look into mobile advertising and geo targeting advertisements based on the phones location? Nothing better then getting offers to super stores when surrounded by them in a shopping centre, I'm sure you could figure out loads of CPA stuff with that.
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  • Originally Posted by 26medias View Post

    I have a decent budget ($10K+) and want to invest in affiliate marketing. I don't want to create a product. I don't want to spend time writing sales copy. I don't want to spend weeks building a list. I want to get someone's product, advertise it and reap the profits.
    You want decent profits from just spending $10K / month for advertising products as an affiliate, and doing nothing else, huh? Well:

    If it were THAT easy, then affiliate programs even for just decently converting products would probably cease to exist. Why?

    *** Many product manufacturers of all sizes WON'T have any need to spend a lot of their resources in building and growing and helping their affiliates;

    *** They'd be better off just addding those funds to their annual advertising campaigns for generating direct sales and just continuously re-investing their net profits into wider and better annual advertising campaigns, especially global corporations that have already positioned their brands well across their target market segments; and

    *** More so since they even already have their own products and their own offline / onsite / offsite content and multimedia ad materials and growing mailing lists of leads and inhouse sales and customer support voice / non-voice departments where they heavily invest their annual business / product development funds in...

    Just saying...
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  • Profile picture of the author ratracegrad
    Affiliate marketing is a great way to get started with making money online. The only problem with it is that it is not a sustainable business model. You are constantly hustling to promote this product and that product that maybe only available for one week. You are making a sale for somebody else who is getting the buyers name and email address. That person can then market over and over and over again to that person and continue to make money off of them. But you are one sale and done with that buyer. Plus you don't even have their email address to continue to market to them.

    Most people get started with MMO by doing affiliate marketing. it gives them the seed capital to branch out to other areas that are much more profitable and much more sustainable. If you want to do only affiliate marketing then you are not going to have long term success with it.
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