Affiliate programs! are they working for you?

@waynet (2650)
February 8, 2007 6:46pm CST
Affiliate programs are supposed to be money makers on both sides of the coin, whether you own the actual products or services you are selling or you are simply promoting them as an affiliate or associate. One of my main area of interests is in affiliate programs and I wonder what the people who sign up for them think on how they are going to promote and earn themselves money, because lets face it, most of them only sign up for the free product or lead in offer and then are puzzled and unsure how to follow on to the next level. Information is out there and most people just skip over it like they don't need it, but I for one always feel the need to check this valued info out and use it to my advantage, there's no point going into something blind and then failing and going on to the next new thing, stick to what you first intended and planned to and when you become more experienced add a few more to your portfolio. Remember, don't see $$$ straight away, get the know how under you belt first!
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@wahmbuddy (392)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I am an affiliate marketer as well. It's true there is a huge learning curve, and I am still learning. But that's part of the fun part. I really enjoy what I'm doing. I don't use adwords or yahoo much. I just find with all the changes... anyway I spend my time trying to optimize website to get the free traffic. There was a great report out earlier this week that once you purchase you could be an affiliate and keep 100%. I had some success with that one and an still getting hits on it. you can check it out http://homewithheather.com/?p=57 But what I found really interesting was the information IN the report. I really am working on doing what the report suggested and see how that goes.
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Yes there are many reports out there to help you and the ones who fail to act on these helpful and informative reports are the ones who just go back to their normal jobs (not that there is anything wrong with that!) but working from home for me will be happening quite sooner than I realise, thanks for your comments.
• New Zealand
12 Apr 07
Yeah.. Saw your blog already! =)
@ram13288 (388)
• United States
9 Feb 07
i have tried some affiliate programs but i was never able to make any money with them. i even tried adwords and that didnt work. i think you just have to have a lot of patience in affiliate marketing. i know that i just didnt have the patience for it.
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Some people do and others don't have the patience, it's how you take the help when you need it that matters, how you form your marketing plan that really gets the results, planning, learning and more planning and learning, maybe unlearning and adapting to new stuff along the way!
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Amen to that! Gotta get an education on whatever it is you're going to do, offline or online.
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@waynet (2650)
9 Feb 07
Yes promoting offline is important too(something I neglect of late!)Have a good day shan!
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Yeah, me too. It's been a while since I've posted flyers on every public bulletin board in the county, lol. Hoping to have T-shirts made with my respective .coms on each one and be a walking billboard for my sites, lol. Wish me luck with that.
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@waynet (2650)
11 Feb 07
Yeah, good luck!
• United States
11 Apr 07
I just started a couple of these. The one I'm currently working closely with is the one I have taken the time to research and investigate. My final thing is to purchase some of the products and test them. I can better sell something if I know what it is about and can honestly tell someone the product is great. The one I'm with also has an extensive training program, discussion boards for tips and questions and all the promotional banners, links and stuff at your fingertips, as well as the best FREE marketing sites online. And the best part it is truely a part of the BBB! Good standing for the last 7 years, so I know it isn't a scam. I just need to finish my training, which I'm working on right now. lol.
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@waynet (2650)
14 Apr 07
Good job, alot of these sites that don't provide the support and fail mostly as I've found out to the expense of my knackered looking wallet! Good luck!
• Czech Republic
11 Apr 07
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@waynet (2650)
11 Apr 07
Yes, duplication is another important aspect of the sales repeaters, I use multiple marketing techniques to drive sales to my amazon stores as at the moment these are my strongest affiliate stores, but my cafepress stores are gaining momentum all of their own!!!