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Can You Still Make Money in Affiliate Marketing?

kurt
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Can You Still Make Money in Affiliate Marketing?

I'm a newbie. I want to get into affiliate marketing, but I came across some post in this forum that concern me. People were talking about how their affiliate sales have been going down lately. They thought it had something to do with the latest web browsers like internet explorer 8 disabling or deleting the cookies that Clickbank uses to track your affiliate sales. Along with the latest Antivirus/adware/spyware programs which could be doing the same- deleting the cookies. So, even when you make a sale you may not get your commission if the tracking cookie was deleted from their computer. I sent Clickbank an email to ask if this is actually happening or not, but somehow they managed to reply to my email without actually answering my question- go figure. So I will just ask here in this forum. I would appreciate any experienced affiliate marketeres responding to this post. What has your experience been? Are you seeing a noticable decrease in sells? Do newbies like me have anything to worry about? Can you still make money in affiliate marketing?
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jmpruitt
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Honestly, you will see those threads every day. one thing that you have to keep in mind is that the people you will see in the forums are people who are looking for help, aside from the few people like myself who are here to help others more than to learn ourselves.
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daddybigtummy
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hi Kurt!

Yes I have known a lot who are still doing this type of job and yes Affiliate Marketing is still an area of making money online, it is still the fastest possibility to make prompt income via web, but it is both simple and complicated to expect your success in making money through this marketing approach. It takes to distinguish the right knowledge, the right bits and pieces and the right enthusiasm, aside from this it is also important to know what kind of system that works for you, and that depends on what product your affiliate programs are offering, something your site visitors to click through. You can do well by gaining the links from reputed and well established websites, for the reason that a good websites are something that immediately draws the attention of online retailers, aside from gaining all of this; patience and determination is needed. Stay focused and you’ll reach the success.

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stefanieuy
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Hello there,

I actually have the same concern. I know AB has been around for sometime, could it be possible that this strategy is now getting saturated, and it's actually harder to earn now?
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cecille.l
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Affiloblueprint has been around for some time now, but the lessons in the course are still current and relevant. It provides you with the knowledge on how to build your site and then send traffic to it. From then on, it's your call on what niche to take on, what keyword/s to use, SEO, etc.

Affiliate marketing is still lucrative. But do not enter it thinking that it is a quick and easy way to make money. Going into affiliate marketing is like going into business. You set up shop and WORK on getting those sales.
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jcdean
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The people with the right "failure is not an option" mind set will eventually go on to make some money.

I am going to put every spare minute into this I can find, and persue this with every fiber of my being untill I am makeing 6 figures a month on auto pilot while I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.

I know I will, so it will happen.

The secret ingrediant is drive.

To quote a mentor of mine
"No try, do or do not, no try"
"Yoda"
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jcdean
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stefanieuy wrote:Hello there,

I actually have the same concern. I know AB has been around for sometime, could it be possible that this strategy is now getting saturated, and it's actually harder to earn now?



You can't saturate the internet man. It goes on for ever like the universe.
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stefanieuy
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Hello jcdean,

thank you for your response. I can see you are very passionate about this :) How long do you think websites we make now will continue earning? :) I have no projection for it since I have not read about the matter / i'm not that exposed to it. My ultimate goal is to gain passive income and I know that affiliate marketing is one way to do it. Do you think though, that working on this now will continue to bring us passive income until the time we retire? :) just trying to gain some insights here...

thank you also for your response as always cecille, :) you are very helpful.
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jcdean
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stefanieuy wrote:Hello jcdean,

thank you for your response. I can see you are very passionate about this :) How long do you think websites we make now will continue earning? :) I have no projection for it since I have not read about the matter / i'm not that exposed to it. My ultimate goal is to gain passive income and I know that affiliate marketing is one way to do it. Do you think though, that working on this now will continue to bring us passive income until the time we retire? :) just trying to gain some insights here...

thank you also for your response as always cecille, :) you are very helpful.


Listen,

Mark Ling our host here is probably making several hundred bucks a minute. (My Guess he never said that)

He never said that he was smarter than the average person. He gives credit to his massive success to positive thinking.

Just get on the yellow brick road and start walking! Never stop,no matter what happens and you will get to see the wizard!

Think BIG!

Get motivated!
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J.C. Dean
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elizar615
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jcdean wrote:The people with the right "failure is not an option" mind set will eventually go on to make some money.

I am going to put every spare minute into this I can find, and persue this with every fiber of my being untill I am makeing 6 figures a month on auto pilot while I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.

I know I will, so it will happen.

The secret ingrediant is drive.

"Yoda"


cheers to that!
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Internet marketing is a business. And businesses take hard work and long hours at the beginning to succeed. There are NO shortcuts. Motivation and dedication are the keys!
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stefanieuy
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Thank you for the insights everyone!
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I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.


Hey...wait a minute....You stole my dream!
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sostech
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good motivational replies guys, but unless I missed it, I don't think it really addressed one the OP concerns for browsers implementing cookie blocking mechanisms for affiliate marketing sites. I did read a bit about this subject on an older post from clickbank, they mentioned IE8 Beta having some of these ridiculous (smash the little guy) anti affiliate measures integrated.

I assume this idea never really took off and hope it never does!

Though I'm curious if anyone knows anything more about browsers implementing affiliate cookie blocking mechanisms or if this has outlawed as pre-crime lol ??????
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ashley.weyers
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I don't see how browsers could only block cookies for affiliate sites, unless they added them into the same categories as porn sites. A cookie is a programming tool which is stored on your computer.

A lot of software and advice today is to block cookies because of privacy issues.

And thats the main issue, cookies track your actions and browsing, for websites to "remember" you when you come back.

Blocking cookies is not going to stop someone seeing a web page and clicking on the "BUY" button.
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sashakonotopetz
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jcdean wrote:
stefanieuy wrote:Hello jcdean,

thank you for your response. I can see you are very passionate about this :) How long do you think websites we make now will continue earning? :) I have no projection for it since I have not read about the matter / i'm not that exposed to it. My ultimate goal is to gain passive income and I know that affiliate marketing is one way to do it. Do you think though, that working on this now will continue to bring us passive income until the time we retire? :) just trying to gain some insights here...

thank you also for your response as always cecille, :) you are very helpful.


Listen,

Mark Ling our host here is probably making several hundred bucks a minute. (My Guess he never said that)

He never said that he was smarter than the average person. He gives credit to his massive success to positive thinking.

Just get on the yellow brick road and start walking! Never stop,no matter what happens and you will get to see the wizard!

Think BIG!

Get motivated!


This is the "Millionaire Mindset" personified!

Affiliate marketing isn't "on trial." Mark's system isn't "on trial." The system works. The only question is whether or not you'll work it.

J.C. Dean and I have made the decision to live our dreams by answering that question. Success is truly just a decision away.

P.S. J.C. Dean, have you read The Magic of Thinking Big? Sure sounds like it!
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daveyace
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Affiliate marketing is still working and is working for me. I like affiloblueprint but I personally have found that amazon products convert very well especially if you choose product name keywords and buyer keywords.

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sashakonotopetz
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chris72 wrote:
I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.


Hey...wait a minute....You stole my dream!


Nah, the dream stealers are the people all around us that say, "What makes you think you can do that!," or, "That doesn't work - give it up!"

Don't let anyone steal your dream.
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"A quitter never wins - and - a winner never quits." - Napoleon Hill
 
iandille101
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Yes, you can generate income from affiliate marketing. If you have decided to partuicipate in an Affiliate program and select products you want to sell, sellers offer distinct affiliate code that is beneficial to traffic to the target site. This is even considered one of the quickest internet marketing techniques.
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eilbback
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chris72 wrote:
I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.


Hey...wait a minute....You stole my dream!


I'm sure there will be more than one deck chair on that beach anyway and the audio might even be put on loud speaker so we can all hear it. :-)
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eilbback wrote:
chris72 wrote:
I sit on the beach drinking margaritas and istening to Jimmy Buffet all day.


Hey...wait a minute....You stole my dream!


I'm sure there will be more than one deck chair on that beach anyway and the audio might even be put on loud speaker so we can all hear it. :-)



Don't forget the hammocks!
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kallayprasanth05
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Yes, affiliate marketing is an easy way to make money from home. If you can put in about 3 hours of work on a daily basis you will be in a position to earn good income for sure.
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I may have 14 years of experience making money online but one thing is consistent. Just like my face book page, everything keeps changing. We used to do all kinds of weird things to get page rankings on search engines that now seem ridiculous. The techies behind the screen are a super smart and many in number. They will always outsmart me and the software will always change so fast I always feel like a novice. Many times things have changed that have freaked out us mortals who need to keep the money flowing. One thing is as old as civilization, people sell stuff to people. As long as that keeps happening marketers, affiliate marketers will always be needed. So search engines will stop one thing and super smart chaps will overcome it because all the wheels of commerce need to keep turning. This is why I am happy to be associated with Affilorama so I can have a team of smart chaps on my side. cheers. Russell founder: GetaGuru.com
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barbsaffilorama
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I agree with Dean. Having faith you'll succeed also involves some elbow grease AND a "can do" attitude.Thanks, Mark, for setting such a great example for all of us!
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bjmartenson wrote:I agree with Dean. Having faith you'll succeed also involves some elbow grease AND a "can do" attitude.Thanks, Mark, for setting such a great example for all of us!


Having a "can do!" attitude makes all the difference in affiliate marketing. You can definitely make money in affiliate marketing but it is not as easy as it was years ago. This is where the right attitude comes from. There will be lots of challenges, especially when you are just starting out, and having a "can do" attitude makes all the difference when you are facing difficulty.

I recall Mark saying in his Millionaire Mindset that how we overcome these challenges affect our success in affiliate marketing. Staying focused and positive helps a lot in succeeding.

Have a great weekend!
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arnaud
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I am currently working as an affiliate manager for AffiliateEmpire (affiliateempire.com) and I can assert that it´s a competitive industry (for the advertisers in my case).
However we have more than 50 affiliates for a while, and some make a real great score at the end of the month so I can assert too that you can still make money in Affiliate Marketing. :)

By the way if anyone would be interested in working with me, please feel free to contact me.

Arnaud
arnaudsahut@affiliateempire.com
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qaymeias
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Yes! it's still possiblle to make money from Affiliate Marketing. Nothing has changed.
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