What Is The Hardest Thing About Being An Affiliate Marketer

The hardest thing about being an affiliate marketer is dealing with the failures.

And every marketer has them.

Failures include:

  1. Badly researching your intended audience. That might mean you end up targeting the wrong demographic or not realising that while you’ve found exactly the right kind of audience, they just don’t spend money in your niche.
  2. Building a website to promote products that just never gets any traction despite your best efforts.
  3. Having your website drop in ranking (so less visitors = less sales) because your competition is better at the SEO game or Google tweaks its algorithms again and your site falls foul of them for some reason.
  4. Picking the wrong

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Finding a quality affiliate marketing mentor can be something of a challenge. In this video, I talk about the factors to look for and those to avoid when choosing a mentor.

If you want to learn affiliate marketing, getting a mentor is important – you want to learn from an entrepreneur who’s had success and replicate that by following what they teach.

Discovering the affiliate marketing strategies that your mentor uses is a much faster route to success than trying to figure out things on your own.

A quality mentor will also teach you the importance of mindset for success. It’s an often overlooked aspect of affiliate marketing for business.

These are …

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Laura Casselman CEO, JVZoo, Interview

Laura Casselman is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JVZoo, one of the largest and most popular affiliate networks on the planet. In this interview she talks about her unconventional route to CEO.

In the interview you’ll also learn:

  • What JVZoo can do for your online business
  • The one thing internet marketers do that sabotages their success
  • How to enlist an army of people to promote your products to new people
  • And how much their most successful client has mande in a single product launch

Proven Q4 Plan 2019

The 4th quarter of the year – October to December – aka Q4 – is MASSIVE for online selling.

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  • Weekly training webinars
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UPDATED: September 23rd, 2019

The Goal of Passive Income

The Holy Grail of affiliate marketing is to earn passive income – a steady stream of money that rolls into your PayPal and bank accounts. An income stream that you can predict and rely upon, month after month. A source of moolah that you don’t have to actually work for.

That is the dream, isn’t it?

How Affiliate Marketers Actually Work

Most affiliate marketers are lazy. I know I am. We want to earn instant commissions on sales made through our websites. More traffic equals more sales, right?

Well, there are several major problems with this business model:

  1. You’re basically hoping that your

Getting A Refund From GoDaddy Was Not As Easy As I Expected!

Remember how I mentioned in an earlier post that GoDaddy wasn’t the best option if you’re looking to buy a domain name and that GoDaddy Support wasn’t the best?

I mentioned in that post that I was in the process of transferring one GoDaddy domain after another to Dynadot, my preferred domain registrar.

I also mentioned that despite having cancelled my GoDaddy Domain Discount Club (DDC) subscription, I was still being charged the discount price of €8.43 for domain renewals instead of the regular, and extremely expensive, fee of €18.99 for a .com.

Well, it looks like there was a grace period where GoDaddy hoped I’d renew my DDC subscription. I …

My recommendation would be WordPress. Being the most popular blogging platform and CMS on the planet means that it also has the biggest number of addons available.

There are tens of thousands of themes – free and paid – to make your blog look the way you want. And there are tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of plugins that allow you to extend the functionality of your blog.

The downside if it being the most popular platform is that WordPress sites are also the most targeted by hackers. Something like 30,000 sites are hacked each day.

So knowing how to make your blogs secure, or having someone build a secure

Internet Marketing

This (the title of this post) is a question I was asked recently. Here’s my answer…

Internet marketing is the broad term that describes selling goods and services online.

Affiliate marketing – probably the most common type of internet marketing – is a subset of this.

Here, you only sell other people’s goods and services (not your own) but for a commission. Affiliate marketers are effectively online salesmen.

So, is there a future in internet marketing?

In a word: Absolutely.

About 3 billion people – less than half the world’s population – has regular access to the internet. That’s due to change in the coming years as a globally accessible internet …

Affiliate Marketing

While it’s a good idea to have your own website when doing affiliate marketing, you don’t need to have one. But being a blogger means that you do have a website where you post regularly. That may be one you own, or it may be a site on one of the free blogging platforms out there. If you’re not posting content regularly somewhere, then you’re not really a blogger.

That said, you can always just join affiliate programs and promote the raw affiliate links they give you.

This isn’t the best idea though for these reasons:

  1. Some platforms (like Facebook and Instagram) will routinely block you from posting affiliate links.
  2. Some paid