If you really want to make it in this industry read the following.
You, the newbie and how you think.
You have a website, you have back-links, you have organic traffic.
You have clicks on your paid ads, you have clicks to your offers.
You have a brand, but only your ego gets off to it but does your customers.
You sit and decide, Google AdSense or CPA offers, will I get banned?
You think, what do you they think, what do you think warriors: this vs that?
You ask in a new thread if it's possible to do something the minute you have an idea that'll actually work. Is this for your personal ego to be a wana-bee business owner or CEO?
You ask questions that have no substance to sound important or like you know something.
Where this thinking leads.
You are so enamored in the things you've done, you've learned and you've created that you've grown your ego to a point of being stuck. You see yourself as an Internet marketer, a business owner or a CEO baller. You feel like a hotshot for having generated free traffic or have gotten clicks or a single conversion on an offer.
You sit on a website talking to other people creating safe relationships with strangers instead of actually working on the ideas you have, instead, you post them in new threads.
You buy symptoms of successful websites like: back links, coaching offers that teach things that are outdated and other garbage to make yourself feel like somebody, without actually having to do anything.
You still wonder why you don't make any money.
Get over yourself.
It's not about making millions, making thousands monthly and being a baller or a guru.
It's about hard work and acting on the ideas you have.
It's about not asking questions and experimenting you.
It's about losing money, getting back up and learning from mistakes.
It's about taking risks.
It's about constant change.
It's about your attitude.
It's about the internal dialogue/speak in your own head.
It's about acting on ideas and not looking for acceptance of it. Your drive should be to make money, not to have other people tell you your idea is good.
It doesn't work, give it up.
You spend weeks on things that don't back out.
You spend money on the same things that didn't work before.
You make a game out of something that should be calculated and simple.
You waste the most valuable tool of all time.
You don't have the resources
Stop chasing things you cannot afford to do.
Stop looking for funding or JV partners.
Stop wasting what you have on things that didn't work before.
If everything works and your not making money, do something else.
Get over yourself and your ego. It's about making money. Take what you've learned and go take the lesson and turn it into money this time.
I've lost thousands of dollars between campaigns that didn't work and I've lost thousands for campaigns not paid. Everyday is different and everyday something that worked the day before will not work that day or the day after.
You as a newbie need to take time to understand what this industry actually is and what Internet marketing actually is. Take time to click on other peoples ads and understand why they have landing pages setup the way they do, why the ad worked and take a look at what is in front of you everyday.
Learn yourself and spend the money. Pick up as much work as you can offline and online and use your time wisely. Stop chasing the next best idea or product. Stop chasing all of these things you don't have the vision for. Focus on what other people do and do it yourself, stop paying for courses and just look at how they're being pitched to you.
Most importantly: get over yourself but also realize that the guy making $1,000,000 a year was in your shoes too so don't beat yourself up. Internet marketing is not magic, it is hard work, risk and failing 100000x times before you make a dime.
Internet marketing is a psychological understanding of you, the world around you, nature and technology.
Clicks, CPMs, offer payouts, websites, hosting, software, ad banners, adsense placements and everything else people talk about are pointless if you don't have a simple way you plan on driving people to: click on, fill out or purchase whatever it is your selling. It doesn't matter how much traffic you send to your website without a good sales funnel.
Learn by looking at other peoples websites, the funnels the user engagement and the copy. Understand why they do it and stop judging others, your not making any money remember? You need to accept that others are no better than you too. How else can you ever learn by just looking at things if you think you know what is best when your not even successful yourself? Get over yourself!
Things to actually worry about once you figure things out.
Networks scrub at the end of the month based on the quality of your leads. Keep in touch with affiliate managers daily.
Networks shave clicks so they can redirect your traffic to their own networks in-house affiliate links to basically make free income off of your traffic. Watch your reports daily.
Networks don't payout until they get paid for the most part. So take the lower paying out version of an offer at a bigger affiliate network or work directly with advertisers to avoid: shaving, scrubbing and getting paid out.
Networks’ telling you it’s OK to run an offer a certain way and the advertiser not knowing. Make sure your affiliate agreements are solid, this is a business, and it’s not magic.
Keep in touch and make friends with your affiliate managers. If you’re a newbie, be honest. No one likes these hot shot new marketers that know nothing but act like they're a Fortune 500 CEO when they demand offers and never run any traffic. If your not making someone money leave them alone if they've helped you out a bit. Go make money and stop being afraid to lose money.
So, in the end in order to be successful in this industry you need to: get over yourself, take risks, stop being an afraid & fearful and stop asking ambiguous questions or telling people your awesome ideas that you don't act on because you think you'll get banned or you think it's morally backwards.
Doing business is the only way humans can still hunt and follow their nature. We're human and we should become more human. So embrace your nature, square yourself off and follow that vision of yours.