09 Jul 06
10 May 10 1:56 am
We strongly, STRONGLY recommend that you try the affiliate thing before you try creating a product.
You will learn a LOT as an affiliate that is relevant to product creation. Most importantly, you will learn things about market research, and how to identify profitable niches and potential niches.
You'll also see how other product owners create, manage and market their products, and how product launches go down.
Even if I was 100% sure about my idea for a product (and I was 100% sure that I knew enough to be 100% sure!) I would still spend some time trying to make it work as an affiliate beforehand. There's just so much less risk, and so many things you can learn for free as an affiliate that would cost you a bomb if you were learning it on the fly.
The real problem with not having been an affiliate beforehand is that you have no idea of how much knowledge you're missing.