20 Feb 11 2:23 pm
I didn't mention I want a review copy. I don't want one. I am a product owner myself and I don't like to be asked for review copies BECAUSE if someone wants to promote a product seriously, he can only assess it and recommend it when he's comparable to other buyers(!). - My point of view only.
Instead I said above, I asked the vendors to tell me their affiliate commissions - nothing else. Note that I contacted vendors that have great products on their sites but write nothing about affiliate opportunities. Example: caninetrainingsystems.com.
Still, shouldn't they be happy to have people wanting to promote their products? I can't believe that they don't even respond. - Or worse, one guy was so extraordinarily rude in his response that I will never promote his products now: Leerburg.
To me old-fashioned guy, it's no surprise that normal people hate internet marketing/affiliate sites because so often they seem to be run by ruthless folks without any business understanding and ethical conduct.
I can usually rewrite 2-3 of these articles in about an hour, so 20 in an afternoon is possible, about 1 day to actually set up the site.
No, it's not possible, do the math. Even IF you can rewrite an article in 20 to 30 minutes, no afternoon has 10 hours! Also I am not "re-writing" (spinning) the articles, I write new articles.
Also, "to set up the site in 1 day" depends on what "set up" means. A basic site I set up in under an hour. But that's not a site that I would make public to the search engines.
Joshua, yes, FIRST getting good content on the site to start ranking it, is best. ebook and newsletter can come later.
However, in my experience it is NOT good to start quickly with 5 "bad" articles and successively improve the content on the site: Google first ranks your site based on what it finds. After a few weeks of "Google dance" your site's ranking is almost set in stone. Even if you improve your content dramatically, you will see that it takes ages to have Google improve your site's ranking.
After having set up about 100 sites in the past, I realized that it seems to be best to not even make your site public in wordpress until you have your main content up and final. Only then I will make the site visible and use xml sitemap to get Google visiting it.
This way, my sites usually rank on page 1 or two within a few days and, if all other factors fit, they stay there. If they don't, the site falls constantly until it is where it belongs - maybe only #170 or so.
Anyway, my key point is that these affiliate/jetpack sites seem to take a year for me - while only a day or a weekend for others! :-(