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nates450r
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To Mark or any other Affiliate that has made it

hello everyone this is a question to any fellow Affiliate that has made a reasonable profit from Affiliate Marketing, i ask you
when you tell your friends and family members your a Internet Marketer and they laugh at you in your face and tell you its a waste of time and you will never be successful at it everybody i know says (its not a real job), what do you tell them? i am so energetic and motivated about being a Affiliate and i stay motivated. i remember mark saying that you need to be around positive people and believe me i try to be, but what do you say to your parents when they shoot you down and don't support you at all?

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Nathan
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Depends on how open minded they actually are. A lot of people equate "internet marketing" with "spamming" or "multi-level marketing" and "pyramid schemes". So until you can break this connection and show how ordinary and boring affiliate marketers actually are (!!) you might not convince them of much. The internet marketing industry (being people who "sell the knowledge") is very much like a giant infomercial land as well, and that doesn't help the image.

If they're reasonable folks, you just need to show them where the money is on the internet. Most people will be aware of advertising, but not so many are aware that a lot of the reviews and advertisements you see on the internet are affiliate promotions. If you can show them a few sites, and show them how they're making money, it starts to become a little clearer.

You could even show them our lesson in the introduction section ( "http://www.affilorama.com/introduction/affiliate-website-examples" ) where we go through a bunch of affiliate sites and show how they're making money.

I'm not sure how old you are, but another thing to remember is that your parents are just trying to look out for you. They don't want you sinking your time and effort into something that's going to hurt you, or your future. So try to be understanding and non-confrontational about it. A lot of parents think they know more than their children ;) If you're wanting to quit school/college/work to become an internet marketer... you might want to try doing it part time for a while until you see some cash coming in. People don't want to see you "trading in your future" on something that may not pay off (in their minds). The simple act of earning money is usually enough to silence the critics :)

And aside from the idea of earning money yourself, you're learning some pretty valuable skills in this industry anyway. It's not so bad being a web designer if all else fails :) Try that line of argument as well.

I'm sure there will be some more opinions on this subject to come... just don't be discouraged. Keep it up, quietly and steadily, and you'll soon be earning enough to get them off your back!

- Aletta
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nates450r
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thank you for the quick reply, for a few answers i am 25 and my parents are just are old fasioned-and not risk takers- they think you need to work for a big corperation to (make it)- i on the other hand have always wanted to work for myself or own my own company that is what im looking foward to- to tell you the truth i would be happy with $100.00 a day profit, i know it is a lot of money but in our industry people are making $5000.00 a day
Aletta do you mind sharing how long it took you to get ahead? (how long did it take you to start turning a daily profit?) Nathan
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From my humble opinion

1. It is not necessary that you work in a corporation to make it!

2. Working for yourself or owning a company makes sense.

3. $100 a day, each day, for a span of time let's say a year, though not much according to affiliates that have already made it, is not so easy to achieve but requires a lot of hard work especially if you are not leveraged yet by means of lists with thousands of subscribers.

4. I suggest that the first few months of your internet marketing career you operate with a safety net by working on your day job and then on your affiliate marketing career. The day job will act as a cushion if things go wrong.

5. This is the path taken by many affiliate marketeers. They augment their regular paycheck with commissions from income marketing. and when they start turning enough income or income that is more than their regular paycheck through internet marketing, then they jump on the other side and become full time.

6. Some of The income from your regular day job will initially be needed to buy some items for your online business. These include but not limited to domain names, web hosts etc... With no steady paycheck from a regular day job you will limit your possibilities and the speed with which you act.

7. In one of your previous posts you were interested in writing an ebook. I suggest that you write it and market it online. This can be done on a part time basis. Repeat the process a few more times and you will have an army of ebooks making you money. When these product make you enough profits, then analyse the situation and check if you can go full time.

8. I am convinced that you can do it...but take a step at a time.

Regards,
Infopreneur
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nates450r
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thank you you are very inspiring and those few words refueled my motivation, Infopereneur in your opinion for a newbie like me with somwhat of a limited budget would it be easier to market a website or an quality ebook?
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Nates450r,

Why don't you give it a try and find out?
There's no better way to learn than to get dirty ;-) and give it a go yourself.

The resources below are free, so it won't cost you a dime to get first hand experience.

You can have a website running in no time nowadays with free blogs such as:
www.blogger.com
www.wordpress.com

start creating content in your blog and sow links to useful information.
Some of your links could have your affiliate id's in them so that you start promoting products and if you make a sale you earn a commission which in some cases can be up to 75%.

You can also write an ebook with content of a specific niche. Publish it as a pdf and you can market it on your own blog. Whenever you make a sale you earn 100%.

Regards,
Infopreneur
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dreamer87
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Hi Nathan,

I understand what you mean about the reaction from friends and family. I too received similar responses when I metioned my plans of trying to earn money online. They either doubted my plans or just looked at me with a blank stare and then pretended they didn't hear by not responding at all.

I've since decided to not say anything else about my plans but will quietly continue learning and working. My goal is in six to twelve months from now to be able to quit my day job and see the expressions of shock on their faces when I tell everyone I am now working for myself and earning more money than I ever made while working for others. : -)

Good luck,
Deb
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That's the spirit Deb,
Feel The Fear and DO it Anyway.
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nates450r
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thank you Deb for sharing at least im not the only one
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nates450r wrote:thank you you are very inspiring and those few words refueled my motivation, Infopereneur in your opinion for a newbie like me with somwhat of a limited budget would it be easier to market a website or an quality ebook?


If you're talking about producing your own product and selling it... we really recommend that you try earning some money as an affiliate before you try being a product owner. A lot of the things you learn as an affiliate will carry over, but there's not as much risk. It's particularly important to learn how to do market research and find a good niche before you invest time and money into building a product for it, and that's something you'll learn as an affiliate.
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nates450r
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i have been an Affliate sence 2006, i just made my first commission of ($71.00) from 1 customer,of course it does not meet the ($100 CJ) payout but hay you need to start some whare : )
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Most people don't understand what affiliate or internet marketing consists of so they just think it's a joke. Personally, i don't bother explaining it to them at all and just leave it.

On a side note, at times which can span over 2-3 week periods i've been working an 8-10 hour day most days at my normal job. Then another 6-7 on my internet marketing. Find a way which you feel is best for you!
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nates450r
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