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The Death of Affiliate Marketing

mariorafols
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The Death of Affiliate Marketing

Dear Forum members,

I came across an interesting article by Mike on Hub Pages, where he highlights the reasons why affiliate marketing is suffering on many counts and what needs to be done.

May I request you to read his post and share your views may be all the drama created in his post needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

http://mikenv.hubpages.com/hub/Warning- ... oming-Soon
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cecille.l
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Hi mariorafols,

Thanks for sharing! It's a well-written article promoting AdSense. While what he did say is true about the cookies on a user's browser and the government coming after marketer, it does not paint the entire picture. Starting out in affiliate marketing is more difficult now as compared to before, as an industry it is far from "dying".

Have a good day!
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maryt
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Wow! What an eye opener! It makes sense and he did gave a lot of tips there. :)

Still I believe that as long as your site builds trust using great content and building a large list of subscribers then I do not think that such measures (security, software upgrades, etc) will put an end to affiliate marketing.

Clearly now, affiliate marketers need to focus more on quality content and become (as much as possible) directly involved with their customers- by engaging in a two-way communication.

But again, the author did make a point and this is one learning we should not take for granted.

Thanks for the share.

Mary
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endy daniyanto
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Affiliate marketing has been part of human civilization since the beginning of trade.

In the physical world, affiliate marketing is the same as opening a store. Wal Mart, Target, Best Buy are all "affiliate marketers": they draw traffic to sell other people's stuff.

Plus, any affiliate marketer worth his/her salt would be able to pull a profit regardless of the (perceived) condition of the market. In fact, this is true for any business: you either deliver what the customer wants, or you don't.

If you can, then your business will continue to live, regardless of any prophecies of doom.

Regarding the cookies, here is one easy method: offer a bonus.

Therefore when your customer makes a purchase, there's a reason for him to make sure he buys through your affiliate link (Clickbank has an affiliate ID tag at the bottom of the order form).

You just make it clear to your customer that in order to get your bonus he has to certify that your ID tag is at the bottom of that page.

Win-win. Problem solved.

Cheers,
Endy
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cecille.l
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I agree with much of what Endy said, particularly the following:

Plus, any affiliate marketer worth his/her salt would be able to pull a profit regardless of the (perceived) condition of the market. In fact, this is true for any business: you either deliver what the customer wants, or you don't.


I think that mindset has a lot to do with success. Any endeavor that you go through will not be a success without proper mindset. If you think you're going to fail, it's not going to work, the market is saturated... then you'll never succeed in affiliate marketing, or any other endeavor.

There are some who are earning much from AdSense, and on the other side, there are people earning from affiliate marketing. There are also those out there who earn from doing both, so it's a matter of which works for you.
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usually, when people start these statements of something dying (seo is dead, affiliate marketing is dead, email marketing is dead, etc...) its because they are trying to sell you something else so they are creating an illusion of a problem because they don't really have a problem to solve.

Affiliate marketing is definitely changing online, but is no where near dead or dying. I agree with a lot of what others have said here.

I personally think that affiliate marketing is going more towards building a few authority style sites with a community of followers rather than building hundreds of small sites that are here today and gone tomorrow. finding a niche you enjoy working in, and have knowledge about is becoming more and more essential to lasting sustainability.
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andrewji
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I agree with James.

When i started out i always read something about "SEO is dead", "affiliate marketing is dead", etc.

People always try to find a reason why they failed making money online, because they didn't do everything that's in their might to make money online.

In my oppinion the Key to success in Affiliate Marketing is a good diversity of different business models (e.g. Authority Sites, Mini Sites)
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kallayprasanth05
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Every type of business man does is affiliate marketing in some way. A businessman that pays a small commission to his helper to get his goods sold on a daily basis does affiliate marketing. How can it die?
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el kraken.net
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Hi, i think everything is an evolution, marketing is far away from getting dead, is just in evolution as Internet is in evolution too, so browsers are in evolution as new technologies are too, soon or later Internet marketing will evolve and we will have to adapt ourselves to these new marketing techniques and/or technologies, so donĀ“t stay behind, keep reading articles from authorities in the topic, i just began ha!
Cheers!!!
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Unfortunately that page no longer exists. So we can not read anymore.
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