01 Dec 10
26 Jul 11 4:08 am
I enjoy Premium membership for the forum and for the tools that are available however, there are a number of third party tools that I use as they speed up things that I regularly do. I will not actually mention product or service names here but mention what they do and although some of these are available as Premium tools there are others that do it better.
In my view solid research is a key to building an affiliate business and while TT is a great tool there are other services that provide more accurate and faster tools for both market and product research. Such tools provide focused keywords for both site and article creation. I use other tools to provide me with this function and then use my results in conjunction with TT (4).
I also use third party services for the purpose of building authority sites; i.e. quality content and back-linking. I use a simple formula; content, activity and linking.
Once all the systems are in place traffic generation becomes a very important factor to creating a profitable online business. As we all know there a free and paid methods; knowing of them is one thing but knowing how to effectively use them is another. I believe this to be an area where many fail (and I could have); I have learned this the hard way; i.e. make $1 and lose $2. That's not to say that I don't make money because I do but it was an expensive learning curve.
As I said the Premium tools are useful but they are not necessarily the best. I know that it is impossible to be everything to everyone and that many Premium members only stay for a year but if there were tools, services and information that saved time and money in the areas of research, building authority sites and traffic generation, members would stay longer as Premium membership would be key to their business.
I have also found that many marketers provide esoteric and general information with very little, step by step, "how to". Affilorama does provide good "how to" information with AB and AJP and while Premium membership does provide some useful tools it can be quite cumbersome and time consuming to learn how to use them as they don't get a mention in AB or AJP. Examples on how to use the tools and what results to expect would be a big plus.
Affilorama Premium membership does provide me with much of what I need for my affiliate business but I do use a number of other tools.