First of all I want to say I have learned a lot from this forum. But I have a few questions as a newbie. And excuse my bad English/grammar. I’m from Scandinavia.
I’ve spent the last years running “physical” businesses. They’re now in other hands and I’m thinking of starting an internet business, for a change. By the way, I ran a netshop earlier as a part of the physical business.
After searching the internet and this forum regarding affiliate marketing I notice that the people hanging around only make small amounts of money(or not?), after many months of hard work. The only ones who make a good living seem to be the ones who are selling programs. With a screenshot of the bankaccount as a “proof”... :) Where are average Joe and his big account? There must be someone on this forum??
My other problem is the internet pages that reefer to the products you guys are promoting, as an affiliate marketer. I’m used to visit professional sites made by big companies that give me a good impression. When looking at many of affiliate marketers sites I’m amazed potential customers take it seriously and go ahead buy things/ebooks they recommend on the sites. I’ve watched many sites made by members and the owners of this forum, and it’s the same over and over again.
I’ll give you a few examples;
Text are made in a lot of different colours and sizes like a freakin’ sircus. Text is repeating itself over and over again. It’s a lot of symbols repeating itself like BUY NOW "!!!!!!!”. And if buying for example Affilojetpack people are giving away free bonuses worth up to 9500$ (who believe this statement? It’s a lie and everyone knows it). Regarding Affilojetpack, the seller has allready done the review of his own product. How convenient? And the classic “buy now for 1573$, ops no, only 49$”, puts a smile on my face…. :)
As mentioned I’m just a newbie at IM, but with experience from “physical business”, the ads, articles and promotion done in affiliate marketing seems to have all the “no no” factors I’ve learned in the past. It often looks like a young kid is selling/promoting the products.
Are these sites actually selling anything?
Well, I guess they are, since “everyone” is an affiliate marketer :) So I might give it a try myself. However, I have a problem finding the products I want to promote. I can’t find well known authors who write ebooks about the topics I have some knowledge about myself.
And at last I would like to hear what you say about affiliate marketing towards mobilphones like Iphone etc. Applications on smartphones are getting huge. Anyone with any experience here?
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